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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
This 96 explorer 4.0 with auto 4x4 has a noise coming from the transfer case area when moving. It will start at about 15 mph or when it shifts from 1 to 2. It will go away when decelarating down to 15 mph or shifting from 2 to 1. It sounds like a ratcheting no...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L power windows, interior lights, 4wd lights, and wi VIN: 1FTEX18L0V
This truck is eating my lunch. Intermittantly the 4WD lights flash on like the truck is in 4Low (even though it isn't)and when that happens the power windows, wipers, and dome lights don't work. I tested the battery, starter and alternator because of the b1317...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FLAP52U0V
this vehicle came in with a complaint loss of power steering while driving at hwy speeds. could not duplicate hwy failure, however this vehicle consistantly loses power assist when put in reverse. noted at the same time radio stops playing. both symptoms go aw...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Hi thanks for reading my post. The customer initially brought me the vehicle thinking it needed a tune-up. Under hard excelleration a popping noise can be heard and felt.I test drove it and did confirm the noise but felt it was in the drive train. This maybe l...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA524XX
we have done the tsb for the 171 and the 174 codes and this van is back we have two shops and this car was done at our other shop now im blessed with this pain after our other tech threw a bunch of other parts at it and itrs still not fixed my freeze frame inf... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Module VIN: 1FMDU74E1Y
Customer states that under very light brake application ,when comming to a stop,the pedal sinks.We were able to duplicate this.When scanning data while this is happening(watching all actual wheel speeds),the scanner looses all wheel speed pids when ABS activat...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Airbags VIN: 1FMZU65E62
This SUV Came in with the airbag light on and flashing code 19. Pulled code from module amd found code B2293 set. With the snapon scanner I looked at the restance of the airbags and found that the drivers would cahnge when turning the wheel. I replaced the clo...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNVM82H4T
Cyl missfire,check for spark on all cyl very good. Check for injector pulse all good exceot for cyl # 4 & 7 check for power @ injectors red wire ck good. loose negative pulse from PCM. Preform Pinout Test of PCM & Power and grounds ck good even under elec load... Trouble codes: P0304, P0307, P0353
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L battery drain VIN: 4M2ZU86K64
This mountaineer has an intermitent battery drain. When I had it in the shop, the alternator, battery and starter all test perfectly fine, I did replace the alternator about 3 weeks ago because it died on her about a block from my shop and it tested bad. All h...

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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Thanks for all the great replies. I forgot to mention that i had checked for head gasket leaks. As most of you said it was the upper intake gaskets leaking causing the problem. Also changed the lower intake gaskets once upper was removed saw a little coolant l... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean), P0174 (lead).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L hard cold start VIN: 1FDNF20F8X
thanks to all, the fix was the glow plug solenoid.but still had to install all 8 glow plugs.
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Lighting control module VIN: 2FAFP73W02
Sorry for late close,have been up to my eyeballs in it!Found short in interior light circuit behind glove box,but it appears short did damage lamp module as the interior lights will not turn off.Chech all door switches and headlamp switch,all O.K.I've got a us...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF37P73
Sorry it took so long to close out.I sent the vehicle to the dealer and they installed the latest upgrades to the pcm and replaced the cam sensor. I was told by the tech that worked on it that it was the cam sensor that fixed it. Trouble codes: P2614 (cmp signal output circuit/open), P0603, P1000.
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L press regulator sol VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
i think the pressure solenoid was the cause of trouble, after talking with owners wife i found out she has had trouble a couple months,fluid was burned badley so i decided to install motorcraft reman unit,maybe could have repaired original but its hard to beat...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FAFP71W33
Thanks to all who replied. This unit came back from the ford dealer today and I was asked to check it out. The dealer had replaced #5 coil,PERIOD... First thing I did was check it with the scanner and I got 2 codes: P0354 ign coil "D" ckt malfuntion and P0... Trouble codes: P0355 (ign coil E ckt malfunction), P0356 (ign coil F ckt malfunction).
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 5.4L Wipers VIN: 2FDPF17M74
This vehicle is done. Found a screw that was screwed into the firewall holding on a relay. The screw had pierced the wire harness for the wiper motor. Removed the screw and repaired the harness. All is well.
2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L abs/trac module VIN: 1FMDU75E45
Thanks guys for the help. Im usually the guy that the outsource work comes to so I couldnt believe that I couldnt do this without a scantool...mine does not have the capability. I was able to use the Ford module programing site with a pass thru. The menu comes...
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP36N77
Well, the replies were slanted toward a MAF problem. We honed in on the sensor readings and found within the acceptable ranges. I felt we had a problem with the fuel pump driver module. We threw a coin in the air and replaced the MAF on the hopes of an intermi... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich B1), P0191 (Fuel Rail Pressure Range), P0300 (Random mis-fire 301 302 303 304 also), P0316 (P2196- Lack of H02S B1S1 indicates rich), P2196 (Lack of H02S B1S1 indicates rich).
1996 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Master Cylinder VIN: 1LNLM83W0T
Thanks for all that responded. It looks like this vehicle will not have trac control. After talking to the dealer again,the one he describes according to parts look up appears to be w/o, the oe part number did not cross to anything aftermarket that I could fin...
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