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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Harmonic Balancer VIN: 1FTCR10AXT
I am in the process of swapping engines in this Ranger. The replacement (supplied by customer) is an older one that has a hall switch for the crank sensor. The original engine uses a reluctor wheel behind the harmonic balancer. I am hoping I can swap enough pa...
2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Glow plug and intake heater circuits VIN: 1FDXE45F7Y
Intake heater and glowplug circuits, along with fast idle are inoperative, We have done all pinpoint tests in Ford shop manual and it indicated faulty ecm, we replaced ecm problem still exsists. It is throwing one code P0540 intake heater circuit a, data strea...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWW33S3Y
Need help Ford Techs. This F-350 stalls intermittently ater a few minutes running. Loss of communication with scan tool. No spark, no fuel injector pulse. Have replaced crank sensor and pcm (pcm reman Ford). Still have V power, 5 volt reference. Shut it off fo...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L drivetrain vibration VIN: 1FTRX17L51
PLEASE HELP! Vehicle has become a wart that won't go away and I'm on the verge of losing a really good customer over this! Vehicle came in for a "hesitating" between 45-60 mph, especially when decelerating. Concluded vehicle had more like a driveline vibration...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA514X1
After 5 min. of warm up this van has top end tap, worse with revs. It sounds like its all over but with stethescope sounds like either chain or back valve cover area. Local ford tech. scratched his head and told me happy hunting he never heard a 3.8 with this ...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L abs VIN: 1FMYU03152
have intermittent abs activation at around 30 mph on dry roads. monitored speed sensors all were reading evenly. then when braking the scan tool would show no data and the abs would activate. data would reapear again and then would be fine again. check wiring ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21FX2
We do not have much experience on diesels so I guess what I am asking for is a little education. This one came in with a no start, no ipc pressure. The customer stated that it ran fine when he parked it on a very steep incline over night. (Front of the... Trouble codes: P1212
2004 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L SRS system VIN: 2FAFP74W84
Any input would be a help, at this time I have not used a scan tool to diagnois this proplem just the LFC or the air bag light flashing code 33. I have replaced the drivers side seat belt assembly and this code is still coming on, I know its a hard fault, will...

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1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FABP45E8K
Thanks for the help guys. Some one tipped me off to check the intake track for leaks. I used our smoke machine to find a massive leak at the EGR valve diaphram. It was very obvious once found. We didn't think about putting a one-way check valve in the vacu... Trouble codes: 66 (MAF/VAF low circuit ground).
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, long crank VIN: 1M4ZV53X9Z
My boss pulled the rug out from under me. Customer took car. She was going to call me to tell me what the dealer did to fix it but she never did. I suspect it was the distributor. I wish that I could have put one in and ran with it but was not to...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L KOER Gets stuck VIN: 1FTCR10A0T
I didn't mention it earlier but I had checked all fuses and KAM circuit and all was good. I did the drive cycle and the P1000 disapeared, all systems ready. I took it to the local inspection station and it passed which was our goal in the first place. I also d... Trouble codes: P1000 (System checks incompleet).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
I can't thank everyone enough for ALL the replies. The fix was the computer to the original problem. The fix for pulling out my hair for 5 days was to get another crank sensor. The car came in with a CMP sensor code. I changed that and still no start. The Vant...
2003 Ford E-150 4.6L engine VIN: 1FBNE31163
Thanks guys.I ended buying the tool from maco tools.Not a fun job to do in a van.Anyways thanks to all for the help.
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