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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Dash Illumination VIN: 1FDKE37GPH
Vehicle complaint was no tail or signal lights on one side. After driving in to bay, all exterior lights worked, dash lights were on constantly, digital odometer was displaying with key off. Fuses, powers and grounds were all checked. Now, with doors closed, l...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L 4 Wheel drive VIN: 1FTZR15X9W
1998 Ford Ranger 4X4 the customer complant is that his four wheel drive does not work. He took it to Ford and they replaced the vacuum solenoid for the front hubs said that it was bad also that his transfer case is bad thats why it does not stay in four wheel ...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF17W4Y
Hey guys i have a 9/99 f150 check engine light keeps coming on no egr flow i checked vacum to valve there is no vacum at the vacum control sensor there is vacum going to control sensor.The 2 wire connector shows power on both sides should there be a ground sig...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51U0X
Vehicle came in had ran extremely hot we replaced engine with used engine from Taurus. Ran fine customer picked up brought back few days later. Complained of loosing power intermently & check engine light on. Hooked up scanner had above mentioned codes. Looked... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153, P1132 (lack of o2 switching bank 1 1), P1152 (lack of o2 switching bank 2 1)
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMPU18L3Y
I'm ready to call an exorcist! This truck is owned by a friend of mine, and sometimes after a short soak after driving, such as after filling up with gas or stopping at a store quickly, it cranks but won't start. After a minute or so it will start. I drove it ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Starter, Radio, PCM VIN: 1FAFP56S6Y
Looking for a really good FORD tech. - Please help! Vehicle drove in with intermitent stall no re-crank complaint. Initially went to start vehicle, no crank, put jump box on battery, started vehicle and drove in shop. Tested battery, tested ok, tried to start,...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L wont reset monitors VIN: 1FDNF21S5X
hi and thanks in advance for your help. for some reason we are unable to reset all readiness monitors. vehicle has been driven over 100 miles a day in all kinds of conditions for over a week and still no luck. the monitors that wont reset are catalyst, egr , a... Trouble codes: P1000
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L starter VIN: IFP3D2W3U6
cant get truck to start driving me crazy please help
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FMYU96H36
Hello all, We have a 2002 escape with a slightly loose steering wheel. According to mitchell, and alldata, the procedure for removal is to loosen the "pivot bolt" and remove the steering wheel. (along w directions for air bag/clockspring wiring etc.) Problem: ...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L handling VIN: 1FAFP36302
My customer comes in to say his car is fishtailing on icy roads at speeds over 80km/hr (50mph). 30,000km ago he was complaining about the same thing and the tires, rear upper control arms and an alignment was done and he said the problem was gone. The upper co...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L radio,steering assist,seat belt light VIN: 1MELM55U6V
i disconnected trany range senor /steering sensor/and solinoid on steering rack problem still present the condition is intermitant and no dtc any help would be greatly appreciated and i did go through the fix database and know these have problems and all said ...

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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Charging VIN: 1FALP6534W
Thank you very much for the 8 replies to my cry for help. The customer has not returned to have any more work performed on the vehicle. I have made calls and left messages, evidently the problem has not resurfaced. The 8 replies were as follows - Richard from...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32E0W
Thanks for all the help fella's. We went with oem cats and it fixed the problem. The rear o2's stabilized as they should. The next time we will use only oem cats on fords. Trouble codes: 420 (innef. cat converter), 430 (innef. cat converter).
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L line rise VIN: 2FMDA5149W
Thanks to everyone who took time to reply. Replaced valve body and all is well. Thanks Ricky
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P31
Thanks everybody that responded. Jim from Georgia nailed it something in the PCV valve failed, it looked OK Rattled like a normal Valve but could not control the air flow. Replaced the valve and all the trims returned close to zero. Oh yea the clue I should ha... Trouble codes: P0171, P1100, P1000, P0102, P1101.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L just the light and code p1824 on the dash VIN: 1FMZU73W32
well as I stated we had the transfer case responding correctly but the 4x4 high light would go on and off every so often and set code p1824 clutch coil relay like it was not holding or just coming onan off. the customer sytated it did not ever come on with the...
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