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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Front Washer VIN: 6FPAAAFAKE
Hey everyone, I have got a Ford Exploder that yesterday came in for front washers inop, checked found they were inop. Motor not operating. Rear washers work fine. Checked power and ground to motor found all ok and alternating when choosing front or rear washe...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
Extremely harsh engine vibration at idle, can still feel with RPM's. Audible knocking in plenum {chamber is loose}. Motor mounts secure no engine codes. Can't tell for sure if mechanical or otherwise. Fuel trim in range. Adding fuel or vacuum, no change. Cant ...
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP60AX2
hello friends, this thunderbird is misfiring cold. had replaced the coil and recheced with same symptom. checked for tsb's. swapped #5 and #6 spark plugs and coils. after car is warmed up runs great, smooth idle. after over night cold start, starts, runs rough... Trouble codes: P0305, P0316
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FDWF36L33
Unit came in about a month ago with a inop instrument cluster... upon diagnostics found that fuse 45 was blown (instrument power). Replaced fuse and it blew instantly. pulled cluster and checked for short to ground issue.. none found. upon further diag replace...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, hard start VIN: 1FTSW31P03
this unit gets more codes than listed all 8 glow plug codes ocurr in unit when tested individually and were all replaced as resistances at glow plug themselves were all 9 ohms re assembled re tested system replaced faulty gpcm re tested checked both glow plug ... Trouble codes: P0671, P0672, P0673
1992 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L master cylinder VIN: 1LNLM82W1N
Hey fellas, I checked this lincoln and found the master cylinder was sticking intermittently. Also found the brake pedal would sink to the floor when sitting at a stop light or sign. Replaced the master cylinder and rechecked and found the sticking problem sti...
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L fuel pump relay VIN: 1LNLM9844R
Replaced fuel pump in this car and would like to also change the fuel pump relay but can't find it. Dealer and Mitchell no help. Any help would be appreciated.
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V2T
Just need to know if anyone out there has replaced the lower intake manifold control shaft seals on one of these engines. I'm told the manifolds are no longer available through Ford. My dealer did locate 7 left side ones at $395.00 each from their vintage sour... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L unknown VIN: 4M2DV11W9P
Help all Mercury/Nissan techs! This van has an intermittent issue with the automatic seat belt system and will drain the battery. The driver belt is completely inoperative and the passenger belt will move every 20 seconds or so if it is pushed in the direction...

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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start, NO COMMUNICATION VIN: 1FTYR10X7X
hi there fellow techs! thanks to all that have replied I have solved the problem. The pcm relay ground has a corrosion on the eyelet ground terminal. I have cleaned the connector and problem solved. Once again thank you guys for your help. Andres
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU62X6Y
Well after a [...] week of diagnosing we started over and found #4 spark plug with no ceramic on electrode. Now bear in mind two things (1) It's a Ford, (2) the spark plugs have less than 5000 miles on them. We checked them once and seen nothing due to the b...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Temp gauge VIN: 1F1FP34371
Thanks for all the replies. After looking at every one's thoughts/advice I double checked the one's I had all ready done and then started on things I had not done. I was quite confident it was not overheating. We attached 3 temperature probes to different a...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L radio,clock VIN: 1FMZU73E02
Sorry it took so long to reply back,this customer decided that he did not want to pay for the check out time.I did find out that the accessor relay was being grounded all of the time witch this came from the GEM MODUAL never had a chance to replaced this part ...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Heatng VIN: 1MELM50U9T
Sorry for the Wait I didn't get a chance to check for a head gasket problem or any other good suggestions ya typed because car need to go leave the same day so I had to think fast. I put a in line restrictor in the bypass hose. I also plugged the restrictor w/...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Check not ready VIN: 1MEFM53S8X
Tahnk you everyone for your guidance and help with this very frustrating problem. Everyones input helped me to eliminate a lot of possible causes. The actual cause was bad wiring in the undercarriage of the car going from the fuse box to the PCM. Now that ...
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