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1981 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Starting VIN: 1FMEE110BH
This van will only start when the key is released from the crank position. I have gone through the wiring diagrams, the ignition by-pass wire is good (I get 10.5 - 11.0 v at coil on crank), the start wire to ignition module is good. This van is a propane conve...
1989 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, MIL Lamp on, no codes/no communic VIN: 1FABP52U7K
HI Y'ALL!!! Another better idea from Ford. I have forgot more than I care to say about these. I am not able to pull any codes from ecm. There is no communication with my Modis or solis. The check engine light stays on as stated and has been on for some time. T...
1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FACP74F3L
This car has a bad stumble on light acceleration from around 25 miles per hour. Unfortunately, this symptom is not recreatable in the shop. This symptom feels much like water in the distributor cap or a severe lean condition, however the seconday ignition syst...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L air bag system VIN: 1FALP6240R
ok ford techs please help me with this one. sets a code 34 and now a 35 code for air bag circuit. i followed the trouble tree for the code 34 and the check chart says total system resistance should be 1.5 to 2.0 ohms total resistance. the checks led me to the ...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDLE405XV
This van has had a recurring code P0320 for going on 3 years now. I know this because it came to the Ford dealership where I used to work three times. Myself and at least one other tech looked at it and could not pinpoint the cause. Now I'm at an independent s... Trouble codes: P0320 (rpm input fault)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering box VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
I have a 1999 F-250 superduty in the shop, it has a very weird problem, you will be driving fine and all of a sudden it is like someone is jerking the steering wheel out of you hand, it is almost like a binding feeling in the front end, I have checked the comp...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Head Lights, blower motor, electric windows VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
The vehicle's Headlights will turn ON with the ignition off and the key out. It does NOT have automatic headlamps. This takes three seconds after turning the ignition off. At the same time the blower motor will be energized (even with the switch off) and start...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP5U2YA
checked pwr, and grounds. relays, fuses, tieft lite blinking but cant find any information in mitchel that describes pats system shuts pcm down. also no communication with abs and eatc modules but can comm. with gem module
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP3432Y
hello i got this focus and it has no injector pulse, i cant find on mitchell what controls it. the first time it came in i pulled the cam sensor connector and it started up. so i put a new cam sensor on after about 5 miles it shut off and has no injector pul...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L l-f wheel VIN: 1FMZU73E82
Hello Ford tech's, On left turns at slow speed there is a vibration in the left front wheel, feels like a limited slip diff. problem (does not have limited slip diff.). Was wondering if this problem in common for such a low milage truck? Thanks for any help Ge...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU03121
hi guys i have this ford escape this truck keeps blows out egr valve put 2 valves in blows a hole in the egr valve at the elbow where the big nut for the tube bolt on
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14U62
Hey guys, I'm a newbie to this so bare with me, this pickup intermintantly sets p0171 and p0174 fuel lean dtc's, it has a slight rough idle, the ford dealer diagnoised this as a mass air flow and fuel filter issue, so customer brought to us and we replaced the... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel system lean bank 2)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L timing chain
i am about to replace the chains in this truck aldata is fairly clear on the procedure are there any pit falls i need to be aware of. ie dont do this or you must do this thanks in advance for the help
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR1OD23
Thanks for your help in advance! This one came in this morning with the listed codes p2014,P0316,B1600,P0300,P0302,p0304 and a misfire. No history of problems with this truck until this morning. I pulled the truck in and ran the codes and let it idle for a min... Trouble codes: P2014, P0316, B1600, P0300, P0302, P0304
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L oil pump VIN: 1FDXE45P34
Driver said the oil pressure was low at a stop light.Fleet manager went to verify and vehicle would not start and ck engine light was on.Had codes p2290 icp too low,along with po261,p0264,po267,po270,po273,po276,po279,po282...all cyl. injector circuit low.I ch...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM97V4T
Hello: We will be changing customers air ride suspension on this lincoln with struts/springs. Does anyone know if there is a way to prevent the check air ride warning message from coming on after this procedure ? Any info would be of great help.

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1991 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L limp mode VIN: 1FACP5343M
i want to thank everybody for the help.everybody seem to think the n/s switch was bad or out of adj.we have adj it & ford repl it.we did do some other things such as drop pan & insp for metal pan was clean.we also ck'd wiring harness and found no problems ther...
1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JFMCU22X4P
First I would like to start by thanking all of the members that replied to this help request. We decided to install a fuel pressure regulator as many of the replies suggested, unfortunatly that did not fix it. After that we decided to start over, we tested eve... Trouble codes: 137 (no ego ho2s-2 switch-rich bank 2), 172 (ego not switching lean bank 1), 177 (ego not switching lean bank 2), 173 (ego not switching rich bank 1), 116 (ect or eot out of range).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Thanks to all of you who sent me information. It was decided to postpone repairs. If I get to work on it later I will post an update with my findings. A lot of different things were suggested as the problem, I guess that is to be expected with a noise diagnosi...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, LOW POWER VIN: 1FMHE31S2V
Thanks for the help- the brand new (aftermarket) cat was restricted internally. The backpressure was EXACTLY the same as the old cat which was obviously melted- sometimes these things can make you doubt yourself- thanks again!
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTHX26G6V
After my first call to the BAR and Referee getting frustrated with your on your own more or less and after contacting Brian [...] A Ford motor company field representative and running the tests he wanted compression test ,checking cylinders with a borescope, e...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L valve noise VIN: 1FAFP58U3X
To Fellow Techs, . I removed the cam sensor/syncronizer assy.The obvious problem was the the gear on the syncronizer(oil pump drive). It was worn-out/knife-edged/stripped. (Ray from Michigan- reply).This was probably caused by the previous owner ignoring the "...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTSX30F4Y
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L no pcm communication VIN: 1FTRX17L91
Thanks to all of you that took the time to respond. John from PA was correct in suggesting we recheck the grounds. Turns out that the ground from pin #4 was actually cut. This ground breaks out of the harness at the back of the battery. It was an oversight on ...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FMFU18L13
Thanks for all the e-mails and help. The brand new oem motorcraft compressor was defective. I shimmed the disc out and it made no difference but would make a different noise because it wasn't strong enough to pull the disc in all the way. Installed a new compr...
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Rear AC VIN: 1FMSU43FX1
Dennis from Florida hit the nail on the head. It had a screen at the coupler of the large hose under rear of vehicle. It was plugged with goo and a few small flakes. I had flushed the sytem both ways. It seem to blow through fine but I guess the line held all ...
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