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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L speed sensor VIN: 1FALP5747R
I am using this forum improperly but I am desperate. This car has an inoperative speed sensor and speedometer/odometer. The problem is a broken gear. This gear is on a shaft that is located under a cover into which the speed sensor is mounted. This shaft also ...
1995 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L power saver relay VIN: 2FMD45149S
customer came in to have battery termnials replaced, no problem. couple days later came in saying the wipers, radio,power windows working with car not running, since terminals changed. found ignition cylinder turns 360 degrees. replaced steering column assembl...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F9S
veh towed in found p1283 in koeo tests replaced injection control pressure regulator still did not start moved wiring around replaced a broken terminal at the icp harness starts sometimes but can not pinpoint problem i dont work on ford diesels much finally go... Trouble codes: 1211 (icp low or high key on engine running), 1283 (key on engine off)
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEE14YXT
truck did have a code po135 in memory,a new rear o2 cured that,now have po141 for heater problem,first question is how does the ecm know what that heater is doing,the wiring harness shows no tie with the ecm,also how do i fix it?thanks in advance,mark Trouble codes: P0141
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDKF38F1S
this unit starts hard cold excessive cranking icp and low psi oil along time to build psi once unit fires all ok starts fine all day long shut off for 4 + hrs hard start again high psi resevoir is low 1 to 1 1/2 inces below plug in top of cover is there a chec...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L head gaskets VIN: 1FAFP52S9W
I need to know if it is possible to remove the heads from this engine while the drivetrain is still in the car. I have removed these drivetrains in the past to swap engines. Is it possible to remove this engine through the top? This is a side job so I will not...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start, NO COMMUNICATION VIN: 1FTYR10X7X
hi there fellow techs, i have this 99 ranger wtih a no start concern. hook up ids scan tool found no communication to the pcm self test could not be retrived. hook up bob box and checked for vpwr and ground found all present. checked vref found present. chang...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU62X6Y
This vehicle misfires at idle, and sometimes when powerstalled but not always. When misfiring sounds and feels just like plug wire misfire. The scanner shows no codes and no misfire data in component parameters. We have checked plugs, wires, fuel pressure, inj...
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L battery VIN: 1FMFU18L41
car jump started and dropped off to check for cause, aftermarket battery installed but tested o.k. after recharge, check for draws and alternator checked out also no problems, inform customer must havce left something week same thing same etsts using...
2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FMCU03Z48
well this is a good one i have a whine coming from the motor when accelerating it is high pitched like a vehicle with low power steering fluid when it gets into gear it quiets down a little bit but you can still hear it and when at idle you can rev the engine ...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L cylinder heads VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
lincoln help needed!!! first time pulling heads for valve job on this engine (3.9). #8 cylinder low compression. is the cam and crank lock and position tools a must and can heads be removed without timming cover removal. any tips would be appreciated, thanks i...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L poor start VIN: 1MEFM50S3X
the vehicle has an intermitten hard or no start symptom. when the symptom appears the engine backfires it seems out of the air box. other times it stqarts fine. there are no driveability problembs other than the start up . please throw out all ideas .
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Check not ready VIN: 1MEFM53S8X
Ran the clear code on the computer to reset the diagnostics. Have driven the vehicle for a few thousand miles and the readiness tests will not store in the computer. Unable to get the computer to say ready for testing on all tests.

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1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L excess fuel VIN: 1FALP4441S
Okay to all those who helped I want to thank everyone ,the problem turned out to be the harmonic balancer spun on the crank shaft key way, therefore messing the timing up and making the injectors open way to much .car runs great .thanks again
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L alternator? VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Thanks for your help. The fix was a GEM fuse missing under dash.Owner has had a draw problem for some time now. This was just brought to my attention. Now that the charging problem is fixed we can look for the draw. lucky me. Thanks again.P.S. owner pulled the...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMEU17L5V
Thanks for the help guys,convret was locking up, had to replace.
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HELPED WITH THIS PROBLEM!!! We located one bolt that was hidden next to the IAC. Once removed, we were able to finally remove the intake. Jack
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDWE3OF3X
Hello sorry for the late response .the veh has not come back to the shop as the cust uses for fleet .I did however want to say thank you for the responses.I did want to mention that I do know which cylinder is number 6 and I did check compression it was 410 I ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FDWX36F11
glow plugs and injectors did the jopb thank you all for your help
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FMSU43F11
Great News!! This powerstroker has been doing great! I am sorry I was so long posting this but I wanted to be as sure as possible that all is well. We replaced the Napa Sensor we had installed with newer designed Ford one that is grey--Ford redid thier design ... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam signal intermittent/fault), P1670.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMYU70E21
I would like to thank all that replied and to extra thanks to Nick for taking the time to talk to me the next morning. This is a readers digest version but here goes. The truck came to me with a lean code rough idle stalling at stops and on turns. We checked f...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Airbags VIN: 1FMZU65E62
Its fixed It was the clock spring. So the Light code 19 is for the Drivers side air bag and 23 is for the passenger air bag. So both these air bags are in a loop. And the only way to check witch side it is, is to go by the light code. So Snapon scanner softwea...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55272
Thanks for the replies everyone! I was using the OTC alignment tool from the begining. After Timing this engine 4 times,I decide to switch My thinking up a bit, and replace the aftermarket sensor with a OEM Ford sensor,as one of you suggested.Bam,the car was f... Trouble codes: P1336 (cam crank signal noise/error).
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Dash lights, PCM Communication VIN: 1FAFP56UX3
Hi iATN, thanks again for all the help that I received. I posted the help request on Saturday just before closing and reviewed all your replies Sunday night. Thanks to your help it was a quick and easy fix. I checked the 175A fuse link at the battery juction b...
2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Coasting Downshift VIN: 1FAFP24186
Customer has chosen not to repair the car.After all the diagnostics,efforts to get the customer to return to Ford,it was determined to be a control problem, as several of the members had suggested.Without an authorization to repair,all the work and help from t...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L knock sensor VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
thanks a lot to everybody who replied, we changed the knock sensor, and we had the injectors tested, found out that a couple of injectors sometimes they quit working or weak.we changed them , and the car is a lot better than before.
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