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1959 Ford Thunderbird 352CID washer VIN: H9YH133244
Thanks in advance, We don't work on to many antique's, but I'm stuck with this one. I have only a chilton manual. I got all info alldata and mitchell have in there library. I need help! With the wiper/washer system, all I have is the washer bag,(the hose,not c...
1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP41E1M
alright guys i dont think anyone can get this but here we go!! i have a 1991 ford mustang 5.0 h.o. with a 1989 5.0 h.o motor.. i know there are some differnt parts from 89 to 91, i have changed the computer and everything. heres the problem.. when i start the ... Trouble codes: 1 (excessive idle)
1995 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR15X9R
The fuel system is out of whack. We started the engine and the idle quality was rough, intermittently. Test driving was fair at high rpm but poor under load. The scanner readings are as follows: the oxygen sensors-one varying around 20 mv, the other at 900mv. ...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1SU3T
I have this ranger that is driving me crazy. When I run KOER test P1408 keeps comming back. I swwitched the DPFE with ford and it still ther. If hook vaccum gauge up the smaller DPFE Hose and apply vaccum volts reading goes over 4 volts and when I realease the... Trouble codes: 1408 (insufiecent flow egr detected)
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF0729V
THis vehicle idles real smoothe.
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Charging VIN: 1FAFP6631W
Need some help.This is jeff...Customer said when you turn the blower on with the headlights on all the lights on the car would dim. We put an new battery in battery in because it tested bad.We put an alternator in beacause there was no amperage change when loa...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L cylinder head VIN: 1FTWW33S7X
Hey guys, I hope someone out there can help. This vehicle with a V10 came in with oil leaks. We installed a rear main, oil pan gasket, and oil filter adaptor. Now we find it's leaking oil from the exhaust manifold stud right above the oil filter adaptor gasket...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73X8Y
Very confused on this one. Code P0171 & 0174 stored. Fuel trims are perfect. No tsb's on re-flashing. Freeze frame failure records show that fuel trims are at 25 when codes set. Unable to recreate condition. No vacuum leaks found with the intake system( smoke ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank-1 Lean), P0174 (Bank-2 Lean)
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L front drive axle? VIN: 1FMDU73E2Y
we have a 2000 ford exploder in the shop for a groaning noise at lower speeds, 10mph-40mph no matter were the steering wheel is turned, we verifyed that the noise was coming from the front of the vehicle. we have tried replaceing the left front wheel bearing t...
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on
vehicle is in lean condition fp is 31, ran diagnostics last night vehicle is returning today. does anyone have fuel pressure specs for this vehicle. going to clean maf and recheck for vac leaks, change fuel filter.also under mode 6 tids 26,2a,2b cid 00 failed.... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F92
ran this truck out of fuel. stopped immediatly and did not try to crank it untill there was fuel in tank..spits and sputters at first and was hoping that the air in system would bleed out as this has no primer pump like gm. have gotten it to sputter a couple o...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX18L03
after a long road trip, the vehicle begins to back fire, misses and stalls. found under obdii generic pending code p0430. under mode 06 found following failed components: tid:26 cid:00 tid:2a cid:00 tid:2b cid:00 tid:56 cid:00 unfortunately i don't have the ... Trouble codes: P0430
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cabin Filter Reset VIN: 1LNHM87A72
This '02 LS had two messages in the driver information system display. The "Oil Life %" and "AC Filter Life %" were there. After doing routine maintenance, I reset the oil life indicator with no problem, however, the AC filter reset would not run. I looked in ...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1MELM6ZW7V
I have a 97 cougar belonging to a regular customer. This is the third time in for this problem. Customers complaint was no start cold. First time it came in it was around 30 degrees. It would crank but not start no codes. We just touched the gas pedal and it s... Trouble codes: P0320
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L engine VIN: 1MELM53S6V
Car came in with major blow out. Blew 4 holes through oilo pan and block, broke 4 rods and 3 pistons. Worse I have ever seen besides race engines blowing. I have flushed the coolant system, replaced the stat, pressure tested and air lifted the system. I also r...

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1990 Ford F F700 6.6L fuel shut off switch VIN: 1FDXK74P7L
thanks for all your help i found that a buzzer box for the warning lights (oil,temp and water level?) witch the oil bulb was removed, and was shuting down the relay. fixed the broken wire to the oil pressure switch. all good.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Cylinder Head VIN: IFTNS24L9X
Thanks for all the help. We repaired this cyl. head withsout having to remove it from the engine. We removed many of the hose and wiring loom from above the cylinder head. Special thanks to Ken [...]). This re...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L pats VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
Hi again. Thanks for all who posted help. As mentioned before, the van had an inhibitor from the used car dealer. Initially the 'beeps' were correct for their module function, however, I needed to get a new password series of numbers from the customer on four ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S1Y
Well, After countless hours invested in this car. I can say that this one is done and in the books. Found out that the problem was the new ignition coil that I installed from an aftermarket source. I really dont want to get into brand, But it was very name bra... Trouble codes: P0351.
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L signals VIN: 1FDXF47F3Y
Well guys, the truck finally came back in to get checked out. We pulled the fuse/relay center out from under the hood and did find some light green corrosion there. We disassembled it all and clean things up. We hope this solves the issues. It wasn't doing any...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L84
Thanks to all who replied. The fix was relacing MAF sensor. Radings should be 1.0 volts and 7-19 G/S Trouble codes: P0102 (p0113-), P0113 (p1100-), P1100 (p1112-), P1112 (testing and results).
2003 Ford E-150 4.2L Surge VIN: 1FTRE14243
thank you for all the help i borrowed a smoke machine and found a leak at the seals where the manifold runners go into the intake.had to replace lower intake.problem fixed i guess i have to buy a smoke machine .one reply talked about a seal kit ti fix this pro... Trouble codes: P0303.
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L power lift trunk VIN: 1LNHN83WX3
recieved the new module and install, sync the trunk motor, at it is fixed, hope this will help someone else. Thanks for the other help. David [...]
2003 Mercury Marauder 4.6L Air distribution VIN: 2MEHM75V83
Customer opted to return to dealer. Car was not fixed. The vaccuum coming to the ac control head was not being distributed to the appropriate vaccuum motor.
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