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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L alternator VIN: 1FTEX14N2G
had to tow vehicle in because of a dead battery. charged battery up and checked voltage at battery with engine running. had no charging voltage. i replaced the alternator and still no charge. i have checked the wires at the alternator for the proper voltages a...
1987 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Fuel guage VIN: 1FTHF36L2H
Fuel guage on front tank worked fine prior to R+I pumps. Now,it reads empty all the time on both tanks. When I disconnect the selector valve electrical connector, the guage reads full. Voltage on the Yellow/blue wire (feed for the front fuel level sensor) read...
1991 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L starts & dies VIN: 1FACP45E2M
engine was started by customer & reved up & died. engine now will start & run approx 1-2 seconds & dies. engine will continue to run on carb clean. we do have injector pulse.fuel pressure is correct. the code 66 for the maf .test was performed & lead us to rep... Trouble codes: 66 (maf), 98 (hard fault present)
1992 Ford Taurus L 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FACP50U7N
Greetings fellow techs.Vehicle towed to shop.Was a surge poor idle and died with no start.Cranked engine and vehicle started.At warm up it started to hunt for idle very bad to the point of a die condition.Performed KOEO and retrieved code 159.Checked MAF v and... Trouble codes: 159 (KOEO 159 MAF circuit)
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFX28L8V
Hey Guys, Got a problem here, not very familiar with ford evap problems yet, code 1451, evap vent control solenoid fault. I am not sure if I am on the right valve yet but I thought it would be the one in back on the canister, in the spare tire area. I replace... Trouble codes: 1451 (Evap Vent Control Solenoid Fault)
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCU24E3V
Ford Techs please help! Explorer was towed in,first thing customer said was he thinks timing chain jumped.Ran fine the night before,shut off,when restarted in morning it started and stalled.Customer said he could get it to restart but then quit.When I tried to...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Speaker VIN: 1FALP45XOV
Vehicle making a static noise through the radio when vehicle is running. Same static noise when radio on key on for a short period of time, same interval as fuel pump being commanded on. When fuel pump turn off initially noise goes away. Static noise continue ...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P6Y
Vehicle came in with misfire code & lean code. Misfire was bad ignition wire and we found the typical pcv hose problem and a vacuum leak at the intake. Reset kam and LTFT @ idle sits around +24. MAF works great. Baro reading is dead in along with volts and gra...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Differential VIN: 2FTRX18W71
Hi, everyone. This pickup has a constant noise from the rear differential. Sounds like a bearing noise on road test, but when listening with a stethoscope on hoist, it is hard to pinpoint like you usually can with apinion or side bearing. The whole diff just s...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10DX1
This darling little pickup came in for a rough, rolling idle. Vaccuum reading @ idle is about 7 in or so, and it has both a MAF and MAP sensor, so apparently when the vaccumm is that low, the MAP thinks it's under load and gives her plenty of fuel. There is a ...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L Crank sensor VIN: 1FMYU02B21
Car was towed in for dying. scan checked found code po320 (crank circuit). Removed crank sensor found destroyed by flywheel. Inspected flywheel visually looks fine. Installed new crank sensor, started engine, could here flywheel hitting sensor. Gets worse when...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L power steering VIN: 1FAHP34302
hard steering and PS noise, level is full till running then runs empty when running , added PS fluid when running and then started leaking out from both ends of the rack and still hard and noisy. after it leaked out what we added, the leak stopped, not sure if...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAP33P93W
Customer towed vehicle in for a crank no start issue. Checked for fuel pressure, none, found bad fuse in under hood block. Replaced fuse and now have approx 45 psi fuel pressure while cranking although fuel pressure is now erratic. checked for spark, ok. and a...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW211T7
Truck came in after stalling with out restarting. Found three fuses blown continously and found the idm was fried. replaced fuses and idm but still no start. I now get two codes that were not there before u0105 and u0306. While watching my scanner data i see t... Trouble codes: U0105, U0306
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FAFP24135
Hi fellow technicians... Customer brought car to my shop with intermittent cluster failure (tach and speedo) would drop to 0 on while driving and intermittent A/C blowing hot. Took it for test drive, A/C worked OK but tach and speedo would drop off to nothing ...

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1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FACP41E6L
Had Some Great Help On This One. It Was Said You Have To Update ECM To 1994 To Get Data On Scan Tool. We Ordered A Used Harness And ECM For A 1994 Ford 5.0 Automatic So It Can Be Updated. I An Sure When We See The Data We Can Fix The Cold Run Problem. We Did N...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FDKF38G6S
Thank you Ron Miller, Jim [...] and Pat Herman, the problem was the speedometer. Sending the wrong info to computer. Thanks to all! Ray
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L OBD drive cycles VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
finally did set and pass the cat monitor,customer took a 5 hour drive out of state,everything on this vehicle was ok always reached operating temp.all other monitors had passed previosly,still have no explanation why took so long to set the cat monitor,i had d...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Transmission VIN: 1FTSX31F8X
Thanks for the reply on this truck. Have learnt heaps about this transmission. the fix was we removed the valve body reair tested all ok. Dismantle new valve body polished all valves. reassembly refitted. roadtested all gears and lock up good. Thanks again f...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Interior VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
thanks to Pete [...] the #16 fuse was missing i now reaffirm my thoughts of not trusting anyone until i confirm it this van was at a different shop for a week with no results then i got it and did i get it i trusted their answers to questions instead of check...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L unknown VIN: 1FTYRX4D91
Okay folks... radiator was calcified on lower 6 cores... Removed the radiator, cut off the tanks and low and behold... concrete... Thanks for all the help...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Drivers Window VIN: 1FAFP55232
Thanks for the help. Found a chaffed wire under the dash from the Gem module causing the short. Talked with the dealer and found this is a common occurence on these models.
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L r.f ligh VIN: 2FN7A51462
The Windstar is repaired after fem module replacement I had it programmed This got the ground control side of the right lights working corectly I than traced out power control wire [wt/rd ] and found a cut in it by the power distribution box Thanks to all who ...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L mach audio
Hey guys, quick update. Customer understood that components needed to be removed & tested, just does not have time to leave it at the shop yet. If I come up with an answer, I will re-post! Thanks!
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW0743K
we did fix this truck, upon further inspection we found the crank sensor connector had some contamination inside the connector itself. looked like the compressor clutch hub is wearing out and has thrown debris right at the connetor, we cleaned out the connecti... Trouble codes: P0320.
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L No Start VIN: 4M2XV11T9X
thanks to all replies. W e remove the dash to inspect the harness . but we dont find any wire melted o short. after we put back . no more problem with the fuse. we have the car for more few days . we tell the customer what we did . He take that way. still we d...
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