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1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L Open loop, lean VIN: 1FDLF47G7T
Hello everyone! I've been racking my brain on this one for a while now, hopfully someone has seen this before. Once the vehicle is hot and in park or neutral, closed loop is active. As soon as its shifted into drive or reverse, it drops into open loop, so when...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L vent doors VIN: 1FTDX1761V
leave selector switch on drains battery my mitchell books show nothing. Is it controled by gem or bcm i have two of these veh. doing same thing.
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5655Y
we've found that the ground signal from the computer to cyl. 6 will disappear from time to time. The vehicle has had a new cyl. 6 injector replaced as well as being sent back to the dealer for a replacement computer. The car can go for days and not exhibit any... Trouble codes: 306 (cyl. 6 mis-fire)
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L air conditioning VIN: 1FTSE34L41
took out seized up 5.4 put in a used 6.8 started it up with all the fluids in it except refrigerant. I was topping off coolant when the ac compressor started howling an locking up. Since the system was empty it lunched the compressor. Pulled all the harnesses ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FAFP71W33
Hello, Here we go again. Thought this would be an easy fix but it's proven not to be. This 03' Crown Vic came in with an intermittant miss at idle. Checking with scanner gave me two codes: P0355 ign coil "E" ckt malfunction and P0356 ign coil "F" ckt malfunc... Trouble codes: P0355 (ign coil E ckt malfunction), P0356 (ign coil F ckt malfunction)
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73K33
We have an explorer here that has an intermittent stalling problem. For starters we have NEVER verified the problem. But the customer has a problem with the vehicle stalling when backing out of a parking spot, with the wheel turned the vehicle will stall when ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cooling sys VIN: 1FTNW21F33
Im stumped this 7.3l keeps building too much pressure and blowing coolant past rad cap when you drive down the road. engine runs at normal operating temp. checked for exaust gasses in coolant with five gas analizer and presurized each cylinder with shop air to...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L won't shift in to the 4x4 gear you select VIN: 5LMP428L5W
at first the switch would not shift the front axle into 4wd. we replaced the shift relay in the dash and now it will shift from 2wd into 4wd but it shows on the dash that it stays in 4wd all thru the 4wd selection ie: awd)4wd 4h)4wd, 4l)4wd
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L all relays fuse 20 VIN: 9999999999
hi all well i have a lincoln that has a voltage drain , i found that fuse 20 on the passanger kick panel when pulled out the short goes away. but all the relays in the rear trunk are always shorted. i pulled a diagram and figured when the front control module ...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L heater VIN: 1ZWFT61L11
Hello out there. We have a Cougar the customer complains doesnt put out much heat. I have driven it and blower output is fine just the output temp seem low and you have to run it full bore to stay warm. Have replaced the thermostat twice the last one being a ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L all controls VIN: 4M2ZU86K32
looking for a source for transmission wiring harness repair england road salt has eaten this harness, my local dealer has no listing.i need the external plug and hopefully a pigtail. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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1982 Ford WARD 370CID Brake alarm VIN: B61CVEE119
After a very long inspection , we found a vacuum line disconnected under the carburetor , also we bleed the system , and adjust brakes on all 4 wheels . Also we change the oil and we add 1 bottle of additive ( Lucas )we did this because we were suspecting abo...
1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L all shifts VIN: 1FMCU24X2S
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L windshield wipers VIN: 1FTRF27W6X
thanks for all the replies . i went through the entire circuit again . i ohmed out all the wiring and had little resistance . i put in a new gem and reprogrammed it . still did the same thing . called a local ford dealer they suggested trying a factory multifu...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Drive-axles VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
thanks to everybody replied all infoemation was good .i tryed everything axels service transfercase put 4 new tires on, that took care of the problem going straight,but not turning,r&r transfercase works fine now thanks again all are good people.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU22XOX
after a lot of searching and consideration and talking with ford on the issue i found that this truck had an 97 engine in it...97 cmp sensor is a hall-effect sensor and 99 cam sensor is a ac generating sensor therefore a different signal... as i mentioned befo... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position signal curcuit failure).
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L drivetrain VIN: 1FMDU74W02
Well, it isnt worth assuming anything. My biggest problem was I was listening to my customer instead of what my gut was telling me. I double checked all wheel brg with stethescope and sure enough , right front had noise. Took it off and it was rough when turne...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPX14514
We removed the pan, fluid was good with some debris. We replaced the trans temp sensor along with the harness,replaced the fluid and it worked. Thanks to all!
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L power assist VIN: 1LNLM82W7V
Thanks to all that replied. I looked at the int. steering shaft and found the U joint loose and binding. Just for kicks I sprayed the joint with lube and steering became easy with no binding. Ordered new int. shaft from local Ford dealer and will repair on Mon...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L only wipers VIN: AXYY934681
i found out the customer took the car to ford,they told her switch first if not may need motor. she had me put a switch in, surprise it still doesnt work. still no power to relays or motor. i think its the front electronic module. i told her to take the car to...
2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L brake light on VIN: 1MEMFM55S3
it turns out it was the smart junction box,installed and flashed and all is well,thanks for all your help.
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