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1968 Ford LTD 302CID Electric Window VIN: 8G66Z16258
To all, I have a customer that is doing his own work. It isn't brain surgery. He just wants NEW electric window switches for his 1968 LTD 4 door. I just need the OEM part numbers. IF any of you have them OR know of anyplace that may have them, I would appreci...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FBJS31H1S
truck will not stay in closed loop. will go into closed loop for about two minutes then go into open loop and stay there. if you disconnect o2 it goes into closed loop instantlyand o2 goes to 36 and short term fuel goes to -20 and when reconnected stays in clo... Trouble codes: 173 (ego not switching rich bank 1)
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B1S
Car towed in from another shop as a no start with no spark. Has fuel pressure and injector pulse. Tried another distributor still no spark. Checked power and grounds at distributor had battery voltage on the 6 pin connector and on the 3 pin connector. Grounds ... Trouble codes: 03 (camshaft sensor malfunction)
1998 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FAFP68G1W
tis car came to me from another shop. it came to them for an a/c hose. while there they took notice to the wiring harness eroded away in areas. they half rigged it up from time to time in the past. well this time they could not get it to start after the a/c re...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4047X
this is my daughter's car and it is making me look silly. came in with SES lite on. pulled code po172. bank 1 rich. looked at scan datastream and found fuel pressure reading at 70-80 psi. checked with my gage and found same reading. figured fuel pressure regul...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMZU73E4Y
Hello all i have this explore here with a drivabilty issue cold. My ro said start and stall which it did yesterday morning so i did so basic things i cleaned the iac and throttle bore also tested maf with vantage pro looked ok but cleaned it anyway. Let it sit...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
mil light on ,codes po171,po174.[bank 1 and 2 lean] fuel press ok fuel/air filters ok . no apparent vac leaks. sparkplugs etc ok. clear codes and road test ok .. usually comes on after a couple of days driving. all checks out good at this time .. any common in... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, looses power VIN: 1FDWF36F7Y
ok you ford guys help me make sense of this PLEASE. truck has had times over the past 6 months were it would loose power. sometimes all it would do is idle. it started with an ebp and injector code. we replace ebp sensor and rt valve cover gsk and wiring harne...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Radio
Radio was inoperable when it came in. Pulled cigar fuse , radio comes on with ignition switch off. Pull Fuse 27 (GEM, Radio, OBD connector, Instrument) and radio turns off. Reinstall fuse and radio stays off. Turn on ignition and radio comes on. Radio will not...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L transmission VIN: 1FTNS24L51
I am handling this loss where the Ford Van was struck from the rear---I'd say something less than a medium impact and was driven from the scene to the Insd. office. However, when attempting to "back" the vehicle from the parking spot--the 4r-70w would not back...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L door locks,door ajar lamp. VIN: 1FMLU62E82
driver door lock switch,has no power.pass.side door lock switch operates all door locks.Not sure if related,but door ajar lamp is on with KOER at all times.dome lamp on with KOEO after cycling key switch from run position only!No dome lamp operation,when doors...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on, IMSC (IMRC) Noise VIN: 1FTYR10DX3
We have a Ranger that anytime (By PCM or with vaccum pump) vaccum is applied to IMSC (IMRC) actuator we get a rattle type noise in the intake. Also getting a rich code. We figure if we fix the noise the code will also be taken care of. We have removed the inta... Trouble codes: P0174 (Rich Bank 1)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF37P73
Vehicle came in with cold start problem. It will hard start and stall, long cranking.If you crank over the engine and give it some pedal you can catch it and get it to start and after 30 seconds to a minute it will idle.it idles a little lumpy.once warmed up i... Trouble codes: P2614 (cmp signal output circuit/open), P0603, P1000
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Instrument Cluster, Power Windows, Radio/Nav VIN: 1FMFU18L03
Hello Folks! I have a good one for you Blue Oval techs; this vehicle was dropped off last evening just before closing. The owner states that recently while driving the instrument cluster and the entertainment system would both stop working at the same time. So...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No line Pressure VIN: 1FAFP55U43
I have a Taurus with no forward or reverse. Checked the fluid and noted level, started engine and rechecked, fluid level drops but still overfull. Followed Ford's diag by symptom and performed line pressure test - 0psi. Also 0psi on EPC tap. Checked for PCM co...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Transmission VIN: 1FTSS34L64
Customer states check engine light on OD light was flashing until key was cycled. No driveability or shifting problems noticed by customer. Codes P0781,P1715 present. Checked connections and wiring, road tested 3 different times can not duplicate any problem, ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start
Need some help from all of you ford guys out there i can not find the fuel pump relay on this truck the local ford dealer says its just under the raido next to the flasher relay all i find there is the flasher relay any one else seen this before any help would...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L injector, EGR VIN: 1FTSS34P85
I am a 19 year old tech looking for some experience help. This van came in with p0269, p0278, p0281 and they all relate to a mechanical problem but it had a p1335 EGR code so I found a TSB saying to clean it instead of replacing. After cleaning EGR it cranked ...

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1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54N7T
So far I have not been able to fix this vehicle. This is due primarily to parts availability. Most stated that I should start with fixing the short first. The fix for the short was a “new” speedometer. I was unable to buy one new so we tried to find a used cl... Trouble codes: P0500 (No VSS signal), P0135 (HO2S11 heater), P0141 (HO2S21 heater), P0155, P0161.
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Oil pump drive VIN: 1FMYU22X2X
Well it's fixed. The problem had not occured to me. Once the intake was removed, I could see the problem. The passenger side cylinder head intefered with the removal of the syncronizer. The corner closest to the syncronizer actually prevented removal. I took a...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L engine VIN: 1MZU62X9YZ
The tech installed the new themostat backwards and the water pressure pushed it open and the valve turned sideways and stuck open. The gauge is ok now that it heats up. The gauge barely moves till it reaches 120F and then by 160F it is about half way up the ga...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L air conditioning VIN: 1FTSE34L41
first and foremost i want to thank jerrys auto service for the wiring diagram. I also want to thank everybody else who responded. The big black connector on the engine {male} contains white/purple wire pull this and put it in the small grey connector where the...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP52UO1
thanks to everyone who offered help i could not go wrong on this one with 57 replies i could hear the noise very clear with a stethoscope on sensor with engine cold we replaced sensor and synchronizer like most said this was our first encounter with one of the...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P13
found "o" ring missing between high pressure oil rail and oil line. installed "o" ring. Still wouldn't fire up completely. Bled all air out of oil rail. Now truck starts and dies. Has code for fuel pump secondary circuit fault. Diagnosed code and found l... Trouble codes: P0231, P0232.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L oiling VIN: 1FTNX21P84
Thanks to all that replied... i appreciate all your help.. after an extensive tear down it turned out that the used motor that we received was bad... we called the company that we bought it from and they warrientied another motor and the labor to r&r it.. no ...
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