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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR15T8K
Vehicle came in because it was "lacking power" after 2nd gear. Found OE wires, cap/rotor, fuel filter. Ended up replacing wires, plugs, cap, rotor, distributor and fuel filter and performed FI service with a Motorvac. Now the truck runs worse than ever. Initia...
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: IFALP52U6L
Vehiclw was towed in no start...had after mkt key pad alarm which we removed..with key on eng off had injector pule light replaced ECM starts and runs with foot on gas pedal only appears to be getting intermitant spark changed distributor, FP relay , co...
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Unknown VIN: 4M2ZU55P6W
This is personal vehicle. milage is mostly highway. Only thing a can give you is a detailed symtom. Traveling highway speed (55-60), as your just letting off accelerator, it acts as if you have a manual transmission, A hard decel. (first thought was TCC sole...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L headlamps VIN: 1MEFM58SOX
I've seen this problem on a few vehicles, however this is the first I've had to repair. When I start the car the and I have the headlamps off with the autolamp switch on( any position), the headlamps will flash until I turn on the headlamp switch. Then when I ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L engine/trans
Customer complaint of noise from under car. Raised vehicle to confrim rattle type sound from bell housing area. Removed lower cover to inspect flex plate and make sure torque converter nuts are tight, it sounded like a cracked flex plate, but no visible cracks...

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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L anti thieft VIN: 1FTZR15V8X
Thanx to everyone that responded. Just got it back from the dealer. $599.75 new PCM. I let the smoke out. I'm not happy. I won't be jumping any more wires. More research and ohm checking. Someone buy me out, I've had enough fun.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Temp. Blend Door Actuator VIN: 1FMPU18LXX
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52482
Thanks to all that replied.Most commented on checking for good Voltage at the O2 Heater curcuit.That was very close.I had good Voltage at the O2 Connector (C171) for O2 B1S1 on Pin 1 (RD/YE) on the harness side,but what I didn't have was a Ground,Pin 2 (RD/WH)... Trouble codes: P0135.
2005 Ford Ikon 1.3L Cylinder head VIN: MRTA5UA378
Got the valve clearances from a local contact. Set the timing using a dial gauge and timing wheel. Thanks all!
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L ball joints,tie rod ends,idler arm pittman arm VIN: 2MEFM74W2Y
the fix for this one is a relative who is a lawyer,& small claims court. being a mechanic myself,this kind of dealer activity is deplorable. sometimes i wonder if i should have stayed working at that place,now i'm glad i quit in 1982.even if a customers car is...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MEHM75W93
thanks again all antitheft had injector pluseoff ford store replased ecm reprogramed pats thanks if i can ever help give me a shout
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