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1955 Ford Thunderbird 292CID starter VIN: P5FH133884
This vehicle came in for a number of repairs. The starter was cranking the engine slowly and required a battery charger or jump box to get the engine to crank fast enough to start after the vehicle sat for a while. Once the engine has started and warmed it wil...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP42T7S
Hi Gents, I have this mustang that has the engine warning light coming on when cruising. I checked for airleaks I have none. I ran the scan tool over the car and neither launch scan tool or Snap on tool would work. Is there any other way for me to retreive the...
1996 Ford Probe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1ZVLT20A3T
Vehicle came in with a vibration at idle, goes away with a slight increase in rpms. Motor mounts are new, distributor cap, rotor & cables are new. Checked, cleaned and regap spark plugs, plugs seem to have normal light brown deposits. Checked for vacuum leaks,...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTCR14X6V
hi this is tom, truck misses at 45 mph cruise, #1&#4, man gaskets were changed 1 yr ago, we have changed, coil, injectors, plugs, wires, cam sensor. it can be duplicated in shop. 1400rpm brake torque, misfires come ans go at [...] intervals, we have disconn... Trouble codes: 301 (1 misfire), 304 (4misfire)
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L battery VIN: 2FTRX18L7W
The battery goes dead if the vehicle sits for 3-4 days. Key off draw tests show no apparent problems while testing. Replacing the GEM, as suggested in other posts for an intermittent key off draw, did not fix the problem. Removing the GEM fuse brings the draw ...
1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP54N6X
Hi, this is actully my car, not a custome car. Ok I have had this car for about two years and has had this issue scence I purchused it. Ok the car has poor fuel economy and intermitinly hesitates. I found the pre-cat 02's were lazy and replaced them and gained...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L brakes VIN: 1FAFP4442Y
Hey guys and gals, Looking for some help on this one, it seems pretty simple but is realy beating me up. This is our service writers wifes car and it came in for front and rear brakes. I installed new rotors and pads in the front and the rear and pressure blee...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP34P22
I would like to know if the Single Over Head Cam engine is compatible to replace with the Dual Over Head Cam engine, without having to replace anything but the engine?
2003 Ford E-150 Club Wagon Chateau 4.6L rotors, pads VIN: 1FMRE11L93
This vehicle pulls to the right after several miles of driving. When cold, brakes even. the longer the vehicle is driven the harder the brakes pull when applied. After test drive, brakes are checked for heat and ease of wheel rotation. Right side is hard to ro...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Electronic VIN: 1FTNF20LX4
overdrive light flashes ck eng lite comes on feels like it is binding or in 2 gears have traced wires from pcm ck for continuity &resistance traceded wires from abs module for vss when od light flashing vss has a value with vech not moving clear codes they com...
2005 Ford E-250 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNE24W65
Hi. First thank you in advance for your help. The owner complained of cold air blowing only when above 60 mph. At the idle, the low side is 70psi and high side 150psi. At 2500rpm or higher, low side 35psi and high side 200psi and climbing. We recovered the ref...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L suspension VIN: 1FDNE35L45
Hello all! One of my co-workers is working on a E350 Budget Rental Truck, which has a intermittant vibration. We have driven it for about 50 miles and not felt it but we have had it towed in 3 times. Customers state that it will be riding smooth and suddenly a...
1977 Lincoln Continental 7.5L blower VIN: 7Y82A84832
no blower when temp is set 75 or colder,compresser is on. has rebulit atc unit, blower resister plug was replaced (melted) and resistor.temp sensors test good.when you put on to high the blower goes on for a second then goes off.high blower and range relays ar...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air ride VIN: 5LMPU28L2W
This one came in with the rear sitting low. I started by checked to see if the rear hight adjustment sensor was still connected. It was. Disconnected it and simulated the truck sitting low... The rear pumped up without a problem. I then Checked for leaks whial...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L transaxle VIN: 1LNHM97V3X
I have a customer who was on vacation with this Lincoln and when driving at interstate speeds 70-75 mph after about 30 miles of driving it starts to blow fluid out. He took it to a trans shop who flushed it new filter and cleaned the vent. Test drove no proble...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L lf caliper & rr wheel cyl VIN: AM2XV11T7X
thanks in advance this auto came in for noise in front end after getting on the brakes fairly agressively . found lf caliper locked up. so it was replaced with a reman. after bleeding it was almost locked up again so i went a little further , found rr wheel cy...
2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM5505A
car was brought in for check engine light. Customer stated it ran rough for a moment. Pulled codes p0351-p0356 coil circuit malfunction.at this time im unable to verifie my customer concerns. wiring check ok.has any one see this before. Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355, P0356

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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L ac preformace VIN: 1FBJ331HXR
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMFU18L9V
i think i panic on this one, time was running out and my vacation was about to start,i think i was sure it was the antitheift (patts ) when in fact it was in the 42 wire connecter i found 3 wires broken,lesson learned don't pull on wires remove them. thanks f...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTNF21L8X
Truck came back about three days ago blowing fuse 15 in the dash fuse block and no dome light and shift interlock would not release. Found short in GEM module and module smelled like burnt death. Disassembled GEM and found circuit board looks like its been on ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU83P7Y
This one is fixed!!! Roger from ALberta and Richard both hit the nail on the head! It was the alternator causing the false codes and stumble/misfire the whole time. We tried using a Ford DPFE that we had lying around the shop( was correct part#). We even tried... Trouble codes: P0340, P0172.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Cuts out, Stall, VIN: 2FMDA5344Y
After several replies hinting to connections, grounds, etc... I checked all connections, did tap test, checked powers and grounds, and since that point the car has not acted up. I believe during the testing process of unplugging and plugging in connectors, t...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Interior VIN: 1FMDU75W53
When i found out that Ford had integrated the GEM modual into the IPC I knew right then that an IPC was what i was going to need. I replaced the IPC and all is well. I do not understand how Ford gets away with robbing its customers in this way. I have changed ...
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1NLHM82W03
Thank you all in IATM land. The info received was very useful in diagnosing not only this car, but many cars to come. Mode 6 misfire counter was a learning experience. I found, thanks to you, that misfires do not update until you back out of generic completely...
2002 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L transmission VIN: 4M2ZV12T92
thanks for all the help for everyone but there was a nissan tsb about valve body problems. after getting ok for warranty company we pulled the pan down and found a decent amount of metal on the magnets. priced updated valve body from ford and it was around 1...
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