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1985 Ford F F700 6.1L no high idle VIN: 1FDNF70H1F
we normally work on smaller vehicles thus limiting our information .this vehicle does not have a high idle on start up. there is what appears to be a vacume / electrical operated actuator that controls the high idle. at pressent we are thinking that there shou...
1986 Ford F-150 5.0L starter and solenoid VIN: 2FTCF15W6G
I have a 86 f150 that has the starter solenoid staying engaged when you release the key, and of course the starter stays engaged. this is the second one of these I have seen in the past couple of years and the other one didn't get fixed either. the only differ...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX15N7R
hea guys and all you ford gods. help!! this truck came to me on hook the complant was on free way ck eng light came on lost power had too pull over truck would idle but not acell after sitting 15 min with eng off restarted and drove fine for half to three quar... Trouble codes: 181 (rich limit bank 1 sysyem still lean), 171 (bank 1 lean ehxaust)
1994 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: BRZR166464
This car has no codes and no Check engine light on. The car idles good in park but when shifted into gear, the engine starts to shake slightly, feels like its only running on 7 cylinders. I installed new spark plugs (#2 and #6 electrodes were black) with no ch...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTJW35K2R
I have this truck driving me crazy!I have brake pedal fade when truck is running,hard as brick off.I have blocked off the rads valve brake pedal still fades.I have pinched off front hoses still fades when running.the customer has a wrecked truck same year mode...
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L power mirror VIN: 1FALP46VXV
Happy Holidays to all. Having trouble here with wiring to the passenger side power mirror. Have had both door panels off, glovebox removed, kick panels and under dash hush panels out also. At the switch, we have good power in and out, for both mirrors; power r...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No shift VIN: 1FALP52UOV
Hi, All you Ford techs I need some help. Have a vehicle here from a friend who just bought this car, according to the test drives that he has made with the vehicle so far (5 miles, there are no plates and insurance on the vehicle yet)the vehicle runs and drive...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Ride control VIN: 2FMDA5147W
Vehicle shudders or vibrates, like engine miss or brake pulse at 55mph. Does not vibrate at 53 mph or 57 mph. Vibrates in nuetral, under power, coasting, engine off. But ONLY at 55 mph. Wheels strait, tires balanced and round. No play in any suspension parts o...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L high idle in park VIN: 1FAFP53VOX
at idle in park or neutral at operating temperture sometimes idle just takes off. goes to appox: 3000 rpms or higher. at this point you have to shut the keg off. also no engine codes. after cleaning throttle plate & replacing iac solonoid the high idle did not...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP6536X
First the story: This little car came in not running. It came from an auto sales dealer. Dealer states the original owner replaced the cylinder head (have no idea why), but he couldn't get the timing belt set right. I had never done a timing belt on one of the...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5349X
This van had the typical lean codes and oil swelled fuel regulator hose. I performed the repairs per the TSB with the new valve cover, upper intake isolator bolts and gaskets. The problem is I still have is a misfire on cylinder 3. It is pretty regular on acce... Trouble codes: P0303, P0171
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14001
vehicle came in with code p0301 "cyl 1 misfire detected" replace plugs and wires due to wear. still had misfire. checked for injector pulse from computer. pulse good. checked compression. good @ 65psi. replaced fuel injector. still has code and miss at idle. a... Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 misfire detected)
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cowl VIN: 1FAFP53203
We have a Tarus in the shop that has a water leak on the drivers side above the main wiring junction. We have the under dash panels off to see and cannot pinpoint it with out taking the dash or left front fender off. I'm hoping someone can say "Oh yah, I know...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Antenna VIN: 2FAFHP71W0
Hello fellow Techs, Does anyone out there have a slick fix for the fender mount antenna on the 05 crown vics? Our police don't like the antenna on the fender, which wasn't there on the 04s and earlier cars. Is there some kind of plug availible to block the hol...
1994 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L suspension VIN: 2M2DV11W2R
Hello! We've been working on a Villager with a body vibration at 110kph. Customer first noticed the vibration after replaceing the 4 tires (Michellin Harmony) new brakes all around (pads, rotors, shoes, drums, wheel cylinders - top quality) and new rebuilt ax...

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1983 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15G4D
thanks to chris s.and nick k i got the wire order but have other problems also.don't think customer on up an up fully. thanks, keith
1989 Ford Probe GT 2.2L turbo VIN: 1ZVBT22L9K
Thanks to all who responded called local mazda dealer and they said they could get the parts in a couple of days. Dad says have a merry christmas
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U3R
We tried a different MAF sensor, distributor, computer, PFE Sensor and constant control relay, off of a good running vehicle and still had no success. Even though the injectors tested good and we power flushed them, as a last resort we replace all injectors wi...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMZU72X7Y
Thanks Again To Everyone Who Helped out!! We Did Not Find An Internal Vacuum Leak, But We Did Pull The Plugs And Found Alot Of Deposits On Plug Out Of Cyl.#5. Did A Cylinder Leak Test & Found Pressure Leaking Past The Rings Into Crankcase. Were Going To Try K....
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L O D light VIN: 2FMZA52464
Thanks to all who replied. The general consensus it that it may have a wire rubbing in the steering column. One or two thought it might be overhaul time. However, I discussed these options with the owner, and he does not wish to pursue the problem any further ...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU63P61
Thanks for all the assistance. In the end I couldn't get rid of the misfire on cylinders #4 & #7, though since they are sister cylinders on the coil pack, it's possible that it's only missing on one of those cylinders and the PCM is reading a ghost misfire on ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P0307 (Cylinder 7 misfire).
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L engine
Thanks to all that replied.Took engine only out the top.As was stated converter stuck in flex plate and made a mess.Again takes to all. IATN bunch are GREAT DAVE
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU75E52
first of all thanks again for all the help i recieved. almost every one suggested that the problem was internal. most of you said that it was caused by worn servo bores and may have been possibly overlooked during the rebuild. after reading all of your message...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Transfer case, Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU73E92
Recieved 3 replies on this vehicle, first from Matt in Washington about water in the GEM module I removed connectors and inspected all was clean and dry. second from John in Maryland about 4x4 module I tested all power and ground signals to module that alldata...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTYR10D13
It was obvious from the beginning that we were dealing with an intermittent short. Which is why we did not have a problem rationalizing replacing the fuel pump assembly. However, after removing half of the interior of the truck, I found the short under the pas... Trouble codes: P0231.
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L ABS motor VIN: 1FTNE24L34
Recieved two relplies. One asked if the abs module was correctly configured. I am not aware of any programing for the abs module but the vehicle had the same problem with two different abs modules. One thought that the HCU might be the problem. They had one th...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L hard start VIN: 1LNHM97V2X
First of all THANKS for all the replies. To recap car was towed in (cranks wont start). Installed fuel gauge after 2 failed attempts to start. Fuel preas slowly built to 34 psi or just below specs after 4 more cranks, each crank lasting 5 seconds, then started...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Compression VIN: 3MELM66L8W
First off thank you very much to all who replied so fast. Special thanks to Nick, William, Andrew and Richard ... the fix was to crank it until it started. Couldn't believe it, but in 2-3 minutes it was running. Appreciate your willingness to share your know...
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