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1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMDU34XXN
Ford people out there please help..my tech's own personal vehicle..installing A4LD 4 spd auto from 1995 Explorer into 1992 Explorer both 4.0 engines.We are aware that the pump/ front housing distances are different.We inquired with Ford and a 'tranny guy'to no...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L erratic trans shifting VIN: 1FALP57U8S
Sometimes starts in higher gear and fails to upshift and or starts in 1st andupshifts but never gets 4th gear. Tcc engages.Patched in three color coded #24 bulbs into all 3 shift solenoid circuits in order to observe solenoid application under actual driving c...
1995 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU22X1S
Hi Folks, I have this Exployer with a bad cam sensor. the original replacement is all but discontinued except through Ford for the low price of 568.00. The later version for the same vehicle is avalible through Dorman for about 45.00 and the pigtail for 25.00... Trouble codes: 314 (Cam Sensor)
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F7V
I'm at the part where I need to determine if the IDM is bad. The vehicle will start on starting fluid, but not at all on it's own. There is NO smoke coming out the exhaust. IDM has good power and ground. Checked oil and it was full and looked good. Tried buzz ... Trouble codes: 0478 (Exhaust pressure control valve high), 0470 (Exhaust backpressure sensor circuit malfunction)
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
hi there ford techs.had this one come in today,A bit of a head stratcher.Starts and immediatley dies.Pushed into shop and hookup spark tester.Great spark and now car acts like it wants to run.Disconnect spark tester and car starts and runs fine.Had disconnecte...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L engine VIN: 3FAKP1138X
replaced camshaft position sensor due to trouble code p0340 and vehicles runs for a few minutes and stalls out with new sensor but with old sensor vehicle will not stall but code is present with old sensor has any one seen this problem before any help would be...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
Hi all. This is my brother in law's car that they just bought in the past month from a used car lot, so not much known on previous history. I went earlier this week to his work and swapped cars with him to sort out check engine light that popped on while going...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA5145Y
this vehicle came into the shop with a knocking engine, it was replaced with an engine from a similar van, the only change was the oil pan which which had to be changed. After it was installed and started it had a severe vibration like a torgue converter or a ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L3Y
Anybody out there know where the temp sensor is on this engine? The Ford dealer says it's by the stat housing or under left exhaust manifold, I cannot find it!
2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L 4x4 VIN: 2FTRF18WX2
truck will not go into 4x4 (front dif will not lock in) not push button 4x4 when lever is pulled back transfer case goes into 4x4 vacume actuator does not activate the front diff removed the vac. hose from actuator and i can engage the dif. with a vac pump lig...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX14W44
This vehicle has been haunting me for a week now. I don't have much to go on. All I know is that my Snap-on scanner will not communicate with this truck. On vehicle side or ob2 side, says No communication with vehicle. I have checked all the fuses which are in...
1961 Lincoln Continental 430CID Brake drums VIN: 1Y82H41838
We are restoring this Lincoln and can't find replacement brake drums - 11" X 3" (max drum dia. 11.060"). This is the 4 door sedan - not the convertible. Any help would be appreciated! As an alternative; are there any disc brake conversion kits for this class...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L hydraulic lifters VIN: ILNLM8IW4N
The Right Hand Side is making the noise or "tapping". I removed the valve cover and found three soft lifters so I replaced all the hydralic lifters and the rocker arms. When installing the new factory Ford Lifters I noticed each lifter was firm "as if they wer...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNLM91V4S
Hey guys i have a 95 lincoln mark 8 check air suspension light on abs light on trac light on i did a oil pan and now all lights on any reset procedure help please
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM91V1V
car came orignally for check air suspension light on found front air struts had small leaks in them replced air struts pump would not come on found bad pump relay sent car down the road. two weeks later customer states pump was running more than normal found w...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1LNFM82W4W
KOEO can hear fuel running through return line for about 1 min before it quits. Fuel Pump Relay under hood has intermittent click, fuse #20 under hood was blown, replaced fuse. As i'm typing this i'm listening to the relay and pump cycle every 2 seconds (38-42...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1LNHM82W9X
The top speed on this Town Car is 40 MPH. It is very slow or sluggish gaining speed.Feels like it has a misfire about 80% of the time.It runs a little better during the first 2 minutes of warm-up.After it's warmed up it even idles rough.We've replaced the fuel...
2007 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 5.4L cooler line VIN: 5LMFL28507
This Navigator was hit in the front and was given to me by a body shop. I have to change the 2 front transmission cooler lines and ran into a problem with the couplings. They will not separate. It is a cone shape with a garter type spring lock. It also uses a ...

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1989 Ford F 800 7.0L No Start VIN: 1FDNF82K8K
Thank you for the diagrams which jogged a few dormant brain cells. Technician noticed that emergency brake warning light was dim and flickered at times while the engine was running. Found pressure switch terminal grounding on one of the brake lines. Bent it ou...
1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A8L
My main concern was why did the truck run perfect with the alt. wire going to batt. light was disconnected. But then it would dischsrge. So that's when I disconnected the shorting bar and it ran perfect then also. I did not want to try an ECM on a guess. I tol...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
A great Thank you to all who responded.. I finally found a cut wire behind dash and repaired. Someone mentioned this. All is fine now. This was my daughters car. Dad needed and is thankful for the help. David
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L battery drain VIN: 2FMDA5341Y
Thanks for the very helpful replies. Most replies pointed to body control module not powering down. Also had replies indicating alternator drawing current. Customer returned with vehicle showing an even higher amperage draw than previously. Hooked multimete...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L tft sensor VIN: 1FTSF31F02
Hello again! I recieved 4 responses to the questions and was told that YES the TFT sensor is in the solinoid body and can be replaced as an assembly. This did turn out to be the problem with this truck. We also checked the wiring for chaffing and corrosion but...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D02
Ralph & Thomas correctly guided me to re-inspect my IMRC actuator vacuum hoses and a crack was located, replaced, system functions successfully run now, code deleted, monitors run, no more problem. Thank you. Many thanks to Andrew, Brandon, Brian & Troy for th... Trouble codes: P1537 (Intake Maniold Runner Control IMRC valve stuck open bank 1).
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTRX18L43
yes we did fix this truck. found pcm connector loose and water getting in it. cleaned out and tighten, customer has had truck for 3 weeks and no problem thankyou for your replies. Trouble codes: P0320 (engine speed / pip signal).
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX31P26
Hi guys, thanks to all that replied. This vehicle has a OEM campaign. It seems that Ford is having problems with the gas (Diesel) tanks in these vehicles. Something about Diesel breakdown inside the tank and it cloggs the fuel lines,filters and the pick-up ins...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L unknown VIN: 4M2DV11W9P
Thanks to all who helped!! The vehicle turned out to have some sort of short in the passenger seat electronics.The customer opted to just disconnect the seat wire harness to save money. The clicking was the seatbelt circuit breakers resetting.Greg and crew
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