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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FMDU32X0P
This Explorer's rear end starts shaking between 65mph and 70mph. We checked the balance of the tires and for signs of any rim being bent. After balance we drove the Explorer and same problem, so we rotated the tires and still shakes between 65 & 70mph. We have...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on
Vehicle was brought in for inspection, and check engine light was on, with code P402,vehicle is running fine, engine is running properly, but code is still present, need help with this one, any ideas why the code P402 is present with no problems, can't pass in... Trouble codes: P0402
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTJW35F7V
i have a ford f350 2wd dual rear wheel drive, that came in with a sinking brake pedal and leaking brake booster. i replaced the brake booster, and had to replace the front calipers and rotors to correct the problem. or so i thought! the truck has the same brak...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
i have a problem with this taurus with a ax4s transmission.when it sits for a long period of time ,like overnight.the next time it is driven the transmission will have to get to 4000 rpm's before shifting from 1st to 2nd.and,if you let you're foot off the acce...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3FALP1131W
This car came from a Meineke after it was checked for restricted exhaust and no start. There is no Check Engine Light, but you can get data from the ECM. The bulb in the dash was swapped and still no light. There were no codes but if I unplug the ECT or Exhaus...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDAF57FOX
hi everone, i am working on ford f550xl super duty power stroke diesel. it runs good, the problem i have is that there is blue smoke coming out of tail pipe. it seems to do it hot or cold temp doesnt seem to matter. it does at idle when the pto is engaged & wh...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L wipers
Hello all. I need a little help here. I recently replaced a muti-function switch in this here ranger to repair inop directionals. the directionals are functioning now but the wipers wont function on the delay mode. They do work on the first few intermittens by...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5340Y
Grettings, This Windstar keeps setting a P1518 code. The plenum was removed and the carbon cleaned from the IMRC valves as well as the EGR ports and the IMRC actuator motor has been replaced. With the van sitting in the stall I can do a snap throttle above 260... Trouble codes: P1518 (imrc stuck open)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP58261
Customer has a check engine light on and inoperative fuel gauge. It seems to me that the PCM is throwing off the 79 ohm reading at the module because at the back of the cluster the ohm reading is (125k) key off and (open) key on. I backprobed the (ye/wh) pin 1... Trouble codes: P0460 (Fuel Level Sensor A Circuit Malfunction)
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWW36F91
Thanks in advance- This truck comes in with a recurring p1247. It seems to run ok. Alldata gave us information that said greater than 12 psi was ok. We have 14 psi. Found a ford sheet that indicated 15 psi as minimum. What is correct? What is my most likely r... Trouble codes: P1247
2003 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 6.8L headlights VIN: 1FBSS31S43
This is a confusing intermittent problem. Customer states when driving at night the headlights will flash on and off intermittently. Of course we have not been able to verify the problem. I know Ford has problems with the multifunction switches but I dont beli...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L reverse VIN: 1FTSW3174E
transmission slow engagement in reverse cold.When warm trans shifts fine,if you let it set for a hour the trans will hesitate in reverse again.Trans does not run hot at any time.Check line presure at idle : in drive 70 psi stall 180 psi. In reverse 65 psi at i...
2004 Ford Excursion XLS 5.4L dome lights VIN: 1FMNU4L64E
The door ajar light in the dash stays on, and the dome lights stay on. The first thing I did was hook up my scanner ( snap on modis )and found all 4 of the passenger doors are showing closed and open when they should be. I could not find a pid for the rear doo...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W45
Ok guys I have several of my cruisers doing this,..after sitting going to take off they buck/surge stumble and die. Sometimes they will restart. I have performed the T.S.B. for this problem,.removing the engine cover and reprogramming,.to no avail. I even sent... Trouble codes: P0191 (p0305-), P0305 (p0300-), P0300 (p0174-), P0174
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No fuel No Spark VIN: 1LNLM81W4P
I got thrown in the middle of this one it came in as a no start. customer said that they were going to get gas and the vehicle died and would not restart we are getting no spark and no fuel pressure. It has fuel about 5 gal's checked the oil level its full. Tr...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Radio,p/w,p/s VIN: 1J3E87HSIV
Vehicle starts but when you select reverse (A/T), vehicle's radio goes out, power windows do not operate and steering effort is increased.. With transmission in park everything works. I have printed numerous pages of diagrams trying to "walk through" the circu...

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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L shifts VIN: 1FTHF36F6V
Customer confirmed that trans never shifted well with chip installed in computer. Received 7 replies that suggested to check for multiple speed sensors, acclerator pedal position sensor, wiring and 4x4 low switch input. All checked ok- only one speed sensor in...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, CRANK NO START VIN: 1FTHX26F8V
Sorry, it took so long to close but I wanted to wait long enough to make sure the problem wasn't going to re-occur. As I said before, it was an intermitant... Anyway, eveyone that indicated CMP sensor was correct... The vehicle has gone about 1500mi and 1 week...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P6Y
Turns out there are 2 recalls. One on the pump module and one on the fuel pulse dampner. We sent her to Ford for the recalls. I will be giving the customer a courtesy call back this week. Thank you all for the help and I apologize for the long waite.
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Doors Keypad VIN: 2FMDZA5246
Hi techs . I put the lock actuator on . It clips onto the latch . You have to look at the new one close. It clips onto the latch . I did'nt get to do the keypad yet . I have been down south for my Grandsons B-day . Thanks for your help .
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTRE142X2
Well, I'm shocked to say that it was the coil pack. I am a little sour after chasing the cam sensor code to no avail, but it fixed. Thanks to everyone who chimed in.
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