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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L heater VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
HEY Ford techs, have this explorer that heater does not get very warm. had bad thermostat and leaking heater control valve, i replaced, and heater is a lot warmer than it was. i believe the problem is with temp door. this vehicle does have electronic climate c...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L power inverter VIN: 1FTCR14A6S
hello all; i have a 2000 watt inverter dc/ac what i need to know is the amperage that my alternator needs to put out so i do not fry it.assuming the inverter runs at 2000 watts continuously.i have a standard alternator 95 amps i believe. will this be enough t...
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FAFP53S9W
Good morning Ford Tech's, I have got this 98 Taurus that keeps setting a p0443. I have replaced the Purge valve ck'ed the wiring to the computer (ok). It has 12 volts at the connector and when I ground the wire 56 gy/y at the ECM I have ground at connector, Bu... Trouble codes: P0443
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X1X
Ford guys, We had a 2002 windstar 3.8 in the shop with similar symptoms last week (code po171& 174) and it was the intake gaskets. This 4.0 explorer threw a p0455 large evap leak and a p1309 general misfire code. I am leaning toward the intake gasket set agai... Trouble codes: P0455, P1309
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L belt noise VIN: 1FTNW21FO1
Thanks in advance , this truck came in for a squeeking belt on start up and shut down. This truck does have duel alternators and the upper was changed with the idler pulley about 4 mo. ago. Alternator was changes for not charging and the idler i thought was ma...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX14W44
Hi and thanks for your time. I have to replace the fuel pump in this truck. We haven't had to do one yet. What is the best way to do this. It looks like pulling the bed off would be quick and easy, until I broke all my t50 torx bits trying to remove the bolts....
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM97VXS
This is a long story and I'm not sure how to make it short. This vehicle belonged to an employee. Sept. last year he was using it to deliver pizzas. A rain storm 1 night found him and the car in water up to "the middle of the front bumper" (top of the tag). En...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1114V
I am out of ideas I need help!! This thing is rich all the time o2 sits at .750 to .800 mV all the time. Put gas anilyzer in tail pipe it conferms its rich. Fuel trims are at -25%. Installed new o2,cleaned MAF no change. Check fuel pressure at 48 psi engine ru... Trouble codes: P0172
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Crank Pulley VIN: 2MELM75W0V
Car came in with awful belt squeal.Serpentine belt looks ok but tensioner is at its furthest travel.I'm Assuming the belt is just stretched out.My question is while looking at pulleys noticed there are no groves on crank pulley just smooth surface,is this norm...

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1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: FMZA5144WB
thanks to all 8 who replied!and thanks to Pete from California,we replaced cam sensor,cam syncronizer,alternator,dpfe sensor in that order code po340 still returned! then we replaced the ignition spark plug wires wich had no signs of being bad ,drive cycled th... Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF20LXX
First of all i want to thank you all vary much i got alot of good direction with the replys. It turns out it was just the alsome ford coil on plug. I got a new coil from ford and just went through and replaced the coils one by one testing them at the same time...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA524XY
Thanks to everyone who offered some knowledge, nothing we tried fixed this car. so we took the van to interstate ford where they practicaly called us stupid they claimed the van was FINE that they ran a fuel test spark test and noid test and they had all three...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5240Y
After receiving responses on this ford, i removed the filter on the vent valve to clean that, and it didn't show any problems. I ended up replacing the EGR valve(only once, used a new ford valve), drove vehicle. It will still act up once in a great while, but ...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45F01
we finally took some of your guys advice and took it to a diesel shop. they started out telling us a couple different things but ended up telling us it needed 8 fuel injectors. so we brought it back to our shop and threw $2500 of injectors at it. she has been ... Trouble codes: P1316, P0344, P0542.
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L tail lights VIN: 1FDWE35L61
Thanks for everyone's help. In addition to the fuse blown under the hood, there was a missing fuse in the box under the dash. Since there was no owners manual with it (and it didn't have a diagram on the box cover), I had no idea that there was supposed to ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FDWX37F52
Thanks to all who replied. Customer has not been able to bring vehicle back cause of work schedule he is on. He says at first possible chance will bring back in we can continue. Most every body says turbo is to blame and this is where I'm going to concentrate ...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L speedometer VIN: 1FBSS31L02
Good morning all,as thought by myself and most of you the cluster was indeed the problem,lesson to be learned is to go with your instincts dont always believe in used parts as the fix,just hard to believe having two bad parts doing the same thing.Thanks to all...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L trans VIN: 1FDWE35L83
Thank you to all who replied to our request for help. The problem turned out to be the cat was plugged between internal bisquits. The rebuilder we use said the outer bisquits were good but the inner was plugged. Shame on us for not using a back pressure tester...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Intermittent Air Bag Light VIN: 1FAFP53UX3
John was the only tech to reply and I greatly appreciate your prompt advice regarding this matter. Upon removing the door sill cover and examining the ground, someone used this ground to ground some type of after market component such as an amp. After cleani...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L odometer
Sorry guys that it took so long to close this post.First and foremost i would like to thank all of you outthere,so many names to mention but you guys know who you are,who took the time to help,even late saturdays and sundays,that is really awsome.Now for the f...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L failure message VIN: 1FTWW31P25
Well, this one if fixed. I got 4 replies, all of which had the exact information I needed and Frank hit it right on the head when he said to check fuses...Fuse #28 was MISSING. Someone had taken it out for some reason and not put it back in. This prevented the... Trouble codes: U1900 (Communication failure).
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 4M2ZU55P5W
Thanks for all that replied , all power and grounds were great and all input data to pcm was at it should be , happened to get in a 1997 mountaineer on friday afternoon and even though the 1998 is a one year only computer I pulled the 97 pcm and plugged it in ...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWHT61L7Y
I was off last Friday and someone else had to do this rig, but it left running fine. We did put what I would call the "pre-cat" on, the one with the manifold, and checked the downstream cat for debris. From the look of the old part, it was still intact, just... Trouble codes: P0420 (Loss of catalyst efficiency Bank one).
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