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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA514XT
As stated tune up - plugs/wires/coil/fuel filter all done in last 20,000 kms. Vehicle has driven fine since until two months ago - recurring P0300 random mis-fire- When we check van it does not miss. According to customer the check engine light only comes on a... Trouble codes: P0300
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU35P7B
the problem with this explorer was a noisy cam sync gear. we have the new gear but we just cant get the old one out. we have a slide hammer set up and have been working at it for two days now. the gear will come up just untill you can see the upper oring, the ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on, egr VIN: 1FALP58SIV
I am not getting any ECM signal on pin#47 to EGR vac solenoid. I have 20 inches of vac at vac solenoid. Regardless of driving conditions it never receives signal to open. EGR pipe was pulled (clean). Has new vac solenoid and reflashed ecm. Also egr pressure so... Trouble codes: 401 (no egr flow)
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L engine assembly VIN: 1FTNE24L7W
Hello everybody. Got a simple question, hopefully. I'm needing to remove the engine from this van and have found other posts that talked about using a fixture that attatches to the front of the motor. I've looked around and asked my tool guys, but nobody seems...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L air bag system VIN: 1FMZU35PXW
Good afternoon to all.I have a customer who had a minor acident with this explorer,not alot of damage but took enough of a hit to pop the air bags.My question is what needs to be replaced on this thing.I know the air bags and I am guessing the module and front...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14C6W
this 2.5 stalls any time you touch the throttle while cold. once it warms up runs fine other than a hesatation when you touch the throttle. Once you get a load on it, the valves ping something crazy. I installed a new timing belt as maintance, but the problem ...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU34E6X
I have got a popping under heavy acceleration. Sounds like the transfer skipping.Also there is a vibration at 30 to40 mph. If you shift it to 4 hi everything is fine. I checked the front shaft for bad joints , no problem found. drove with front shaft out and n...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L int. wipers VIN: 2FTZA55442
Customer complained of intermittent wiper operation even with wiper switch off. Scan body module codes and found: B1308, B1438 and B2499 with Modis scan tool. Scan tool will not provide trouble shooter or component testing for this wiper and intermittent contr...
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P5Y
we have had 2 escorts come in after other repairs . we cleared the codes and reset kam. after 3 or 4 days the ce light comes on and the 1506 iac overspeed code is set. we tried a new iac on one of the cars that did not fix the problem. we checked for tsb's . n... Trouble codes: P1506 (iac overspeed)
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Steering VIN: 1FMZU731YZ
Hi Guys, my manager and I installed new rotors and pads on the front of his 2000 Explorer this morning. There was no shudder on the prework test drive, but after the job was done it shakes like crazy. We turned the steering back and forth a couple of times by ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L four wheel drive VIN: 1FTRX18L7Y
Well i have a good one here, 4X4 is inop for the most part, what happens is if you start the truck up and put it into drive or reverse sometimes the gears will be there and other times they will not, and when they are not you can here the 4x4 shift motor tryin...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU84P9Y
Thanks in advance. This truck came in with a intermittant very rough idle and a code p1409. EGR is intermittantly turned on at idle. Replaced vacuum solonoid and backpressure sensor, worked ok for a few days and then started doing same thing . It is in the sho... Trouble codes: P1409 (egr vacuum control)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSW31F9Y
Hello again. This vehicle has a no start condition, will occasionally run but very poorly. Checked voltage output from IDM on high side circuit, 1.5V on right bank, 4.5V on left bank. Diagnostic information states that battery voltage should be present w/ key ... Trouble codes: 1277 (Low side circuit fault), 1273 (Low side circuit fault), 1275 (Low side circuit fault), 1293 (High side circuit Right Bank)
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34321
vehicle would not run when it came in. the code was po352 coil b primary circuit. checked primary signal from computer no signal. checked coils and wires for shorts. found coil b 2/3 shorted internally. replaced coil vehicle still no primary signal from comput... Trouble codes: P0352
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTNX21F41
Have test drive vehicle and so far have been unable to duplicate the problem. Have checked all connections at transmission for good clean connections. The only things that I noticed is when I got on it on a entrance ramp had a harsh shift into gear
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L overdrive servo VIN: 1FAFP34P41
'O/D off' light on in I/P. Tranny shifts fine, but has no overdrive. I have read something about an overdrive servo/band problem w/ these trans but nothing in detail.Any help would be appreciated.
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L neutral to drive VIN: 2FAFP71W54
has a intermittant stall going from neutral to drive. no idea what it might be...no codes are coming on with good used computer and runs fine at hijghway speeds, just when stopped and going from neutral to drive...i am wondering if a reflash might fix this pro...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM50U72
The customer came in with a complaint of the car would stall when driving down the freeway and restart by itself also would sometimes stall and customer would have to pull over and restart the car with the key. We test drove the car for a couple of days and fi...

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1988 Ford Escort GT 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP23JOJ
thanks for all of the replies. i found that the actual egr valve was completely stuck shut, i had to apply about 21' of vacuum on it to make it pop open. i pulled it off and sure enought the ports and pintle were completely gummed up with carbon. cleaned every... Trouble codes: 48 (coil 3 primary ckt fault).
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
i finally got around to putting in oem plugs and wires- fixed everything- thanks to everyone for their input Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0305.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L tcc VIN: 2FMZA5148X
thanks to all who replied, 3.0 trans was wrong like many said, need one for 3.8. final drive ratio is off. ya'll are the best.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Surge, CHUGGLE VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
hi everone, i wanted to close this post so i don't keep everyone hanging.the truck has been in three times.i used a combination of everyone's ideas.the customer hasn't had any performance issues since the couple of times that first weekend.i've added ac dye to...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1st & 2nd gear VIN: 1FTNX21F1Y
The noise was the clutch disc springs grinding on the piece that holds them in place. That piece is cracking as well. I am told that the dual mass flywheel has been updated to aleviate this problem. The fix was replacing the flywheel & clutch kit. Thanks for t...
2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45F2Y
Tahnks to every one for your input. What I finally did was pulled out the enitre engine wire harness and found a chaffed wire at the intake wye on the vans you can not see anything untill you remove the harness and inspect it. the injector control wire would i... Trouble codes: P0261.
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L emergency brake VIN: 1FDAF57F81
thanks for all of the help from the members. we have done everything that we can for this vehicle. customer has agreed to have a mico brake lock installed
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Right Cyl. Head VIN: 1LNFM81W7W
HI Techs,I did get the head off and repaired and back on and running good. With your advice I was able to remove the head without taking the lifters and cam followers off,I wish the manual would have been more detailed about this but we all know how some of ...
2002 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L srs VIN: 1LNHM84W02
As for the replies they were all leaning toward the occupant sensor system in the passenger seat. this was in fact part of the issue. Brian replaced the sensor unit which is part of the lower cuishion. After that we ended up with a 1414 code dealing with a com...
1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Engine VIN: 1MELM5043P
Hey all, thanks for all the replys. We ended up putting new rod bearings into it and reassembled the bottom end. The noise was still there. We removed the upper and lower intake again and rocker covers to inspect and found nothing. We used a boroscope to look ...
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