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1995 Ford Aerostar 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: 2FTPX17L5Y
Hi guys, I have a '95 Aerostar in here for cruise control not working. Here's what I have so far. The customer had the cruise switch replaced. I'm thinking either its not getting a signal to the servo or the servo is getting a off signal from the brake circuit...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Erratic High Idle VIN: 2FMDA5148T
Car came to us with high erratic idle. Customer was told somewhere else that it was a major vacuum leak. Pulled upper plenum to inspect, found everything okay, EGR ports clear, nothing noted with manifold runners (linkages good, not excessive buildup at plates... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1)
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA54RTW
Hi, all. I am just curious about installing the cam sensor without an alignment tool. I'm sure someone out there knows the procedure. I've heard it can be done. I have access to a tool, but I like to try all the options. Many thanks!
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L heat VIN: 1FTFF28W4V
vehicle has low heat at idle no heat driving.ect is 189 f cht is 352 f.vaumed air out of system to fill coolant.tried clamping upper and low rad. hoses off and does not overheat or change at all.clamped top hose off and drove 8 miles did not overheat in fact h...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1764V
This vehicle came in with a plugged EGR port at the intake. The valve also some contained carbon deposits. We cleared the maniflod and replaced the EGR valve with a Ford factory unit. Testing the EGR by applying vacuum caused the engine to lope so we now know ... Trouble codes: P1408, P0401
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTJW36F2V
Need help please on this diesel.Came in complaint rough idle and no power.Test fuel quality drained about 6oz. water out of filter housing.Scan test po476,po344,po470.Pulled valve covers,watch spill ports 2bad.Decided to change all injectors because of mileage...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE1429W
Long term fuel trims are both at 25% and short term are mid teens at Idle or high idle. Driving vehicle under load long terms are 5 to 7 and short terms fluctuate +/-, but as soon as you let up or maintain cruising speed long terms return to 25%. Bleeding prop... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system lean), P0174 (bank 2 system lean)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
had a noise in pump area,also trans would drop out of gear at a stop and then slip on take off. r&r side cover found pump veins and cover desroyed. replaced them. now everything works normally, with exception of late?harsh 1-2 shift.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTNW21FOX
we rebuilt this transmission about two months. the thing came back this week with a harsh 2-3 shift only with about 3/4 throttle line press seams to be fine 40-45 when it shifts as stated replaced accumulator body per atsg suggestion any help would be app. t...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, loosin fuel pressure VIN: 3FAFP11331
vehicle came in with a no power and rough running. plugs were fouled. replaced plugs. pcv hose had a hole in it. replaced pcv hose. performed a fuel pressure test and found that the vehicle was only making 18psi at idle. replaced pump and filter and the vehicl...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14201
When I got this the mil light is on with code po 171 and po 174 Fuel pressure is good so I immediately check for vacuum leaks with a propane sniffer and checked the manifold as well as the pcv connections and found no leaks, Even used carb cleaner but no leaks... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2003 Ford Mondeo 2000CC Dash Display VIN: WF04XXGBBW
After driving for approx 30 minutes the instrument warning lights will come on and speedo,rev counter,temp and fuel gauges read zero (OFF) trip /distance blank Car still drives normal. All fuses and accesible wiring checked. Any help would be appreciated
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V2S
hey guys,this one is strange.blowing lean codes,short term fuel trim pegged at 25%.long term creeping right behind it everytime we reset the fuel trim.os sensors stay at idle pulse width at vacuum leaks.current baro is 150(still a little low)i... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Liftgate and air susp VIN: 5LMFU28R53
There is no description in "ALLDATA" for how the taildoor or the air suspenion should work. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L r.f. floor VIN: 1MELM53S0T
water pours into r.f. floorboard only when it rains. windshield has been resealed and water problem is same
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ME53FM53S
mil comes on allways dies out but restarts surges at times cleaned injectors new fuel filter presure within spec Trouble codes: P0353

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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L abs VIN: 1FALP13P2V
Customer had to take the car for a few weeks, so we disabled the ABS until she could return. When the vehicle came back, we reconnected and verified that it was still doing the same thing, it was. We counted the teeth on the tone rings, all the same. We tapped...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1FMDU73E8Y
i hate to say it but at the end nothing worked!! had to replace transmission to fix this one! thanks everyone, the help was usefull!!
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMYU02T01
finally got the vehicle in with temps below 30 f . ran rough for almost five minutes and found air leaking under intake. replaced gaskets and it ran fine this morning at 28 f. don't know why the problem won't occur over 40f. but it is fixed. Trouble codes: P0404.
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L overcharge VIN: 1FMYU32RG3
ok guys, this ones fixed. A fellow technician had installed the alternator and also installed a new plug to the regulator. In the process, he miswired it and that was the problem. Found it when I tried to check continuity between the alternator and pcm. Thanks...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on
i smoke tested the vehical found no leaks.i cleaned the mass air flow cleared kam codes and drove set all moniters but evap and no lean codes.thanks to all the who responded all tips were very helpful. Trouble codes: 171 (bank one lean), 174 (bank two lean).
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L battery light on VIN: 3FAFP31304
Thanks [...] be very intermittent. When it finally acted up, the blue wire would not power up. Must have been an intermittent transistor. Any way, It went back t...
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