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1987 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FABP57UOH
We replaced the water pump on this vehicle due to it "leaking". After we replaced the water pump (Which Included R&R the alternator - verfified the wires are reconnected - R&R Serpentine Belt and Alternator Belt - R & R coolant/Washer Fluid Resovoir - reconnec... Trouble codes: 10 (Snap Throttle)
1991 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L limp mode VIN: 1FACP5343M
car drives fine when cold,after approx three minutes car will not shift out of 1st gear.the first time cust came in we check'd the n/s switch and found it to be loose.we adj it and car shifted fine.cust drove car for approx 1 month then prob.returned.it has th...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FALP4440S
This car came in with failed smog. It had a tran's rebuilt about 4 mon.'s ago .This is all the history I have on it.The c/o and h/c will run within spec' then go hi , we scanned it and noticed the inj. pulse width is 6msec. on B1 and normal on B2, 3.5 msec. Ba...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5244Y
Vehicle was towed in as a no start, possible fuel pump. tested fuel system. no pressure. no spark. cranks over fine. customer states drove vehicle for a short period of time then returned home. went to restart in 3 hours. and it just cranked over, no firing or...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L No Start, No MIL lamp/koeo VIN: 1MELM5041R
Hey everyone, Thought that I had this vehicle fixed on the first attempt,but no such deal. Vehicle came in on the hook, died while driving and would crank over but no start. Initially put scanner on it and found no communication,and the cooling fan comes on lo...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Starting VIN: 1ZWFT61L9Y
Hey Ford Techs!!! I need a little help on this one. It seems to be in theft mode. No power to solenoid side of starter. The keyless remote is not working either and customer stated that it worked the day before the no start. All data led me to scan the vehicle...

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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ss3 VIN: 1FAP52U9WA
Thank's everybody for your help but at this time the owner didn't want to have the trans. rebuilt. The problem is intermitten and happens mostly when she is going on the highway. That she doesn't do very often if she comes back I will let you know the result...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L Power steering pressure hose / pump VIN: 2FMZA51U0W
Thanx for the replys, wound up cutting the line with a tubing cutter & cut fitting off with a die grinder. There is a rubber o-ring that sits in a groove inside the fitting that was leaking. Fitting is crimped onto the line so replacing the o-ring and/or fitti...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Fuse 6 CJB VIN: 2FDZ123440
The vehicle has not returned since I inspected it, perhaps I moved a harness ...but I'm really not sure. Another peice of info came from the customer after questioning him, the truck had been in a rear end collision recently so it's likely a harness concern ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L park to drive engagement VIN: 1FMDU73K62
Well, this 5r55e also had a torn or chaffed valve body gasket causing a lag in fwd clutch engagement due to fluid bleed by. The valve body gasket is part of the seperater plate from ford(molded) to it. In the future when I encounter this type of concern, wheth...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FTWX31P15
Thanks to everyone for there help. I did make shake slightly better with calibrating balancer. Customer feels it must be tires and wants to run rest of life before changing tires. So I will see this one again in the future.
2007 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on
Crankshaft Position Sensor was the fix. After scoping it a second time I saw the signal was breaking down around 2000rpm Thanks again Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction), P0606 (PCM Malfunction), P0607 (PCM Performance Problem).
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