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1993 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L turn signal
bulb goes out after 50 miles or so of driving only the right side has this issue
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L No Start, No ECM communication
This truck was a recent victim of sabotage. The customer had his brake line cut, and drove this truck into a ditch. Light front end damage was done (cracked grille). The truck will not start. There is no spark. There is fuel. When hooking up the scanner there...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L lap belts VIN: 1FASP14J9S
i have just bought a 95 escort for my 17 year old son, and i am looking for a escort expert. the seat belts and shoulder belt do not seem to lock when you try to engage the inertia mechanism. when we sit in the car with the belts attached, we canot get them to...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FALP5218V
This 1997 Taurus runs and drives well, except when taking off from a stop. Without touching the accelerator pedal or brake, it will begin to move off, and then quickly shifts into second. The idle speed regulation bumps up(I think to keep the engine running), ...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, NO POWER VIN: 1FTRE1422W
I have a basket case on my hands this van was towed in for a no start (had not run in a very long time). After installing a battery to restore power we discovered no fuel pressure ,tested the fuel pump and replaced it. The van then started but ran poorly. Ther...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L overdrive VIN: 1FIIT08633
hi all, this is a friends van that i will be looking at tomorrow. he said it stopped going into overdrive and the overdrive light on the shifter will flash. i knew it would have a code so i had him come over late in the day and pulled them so i could put them ...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU32E1X
this is a used car lot vehicle their inhouse garage replaced the front brakes and calipers and rear speed sensor for reasons i do not know the explorer will activate the anti-lock brakes when almost stopped has no codes once while driving my scanner showed no ...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L coolant covered spark plug VIN: 1FTRW08W51
Customer complained of rough running, MIL on. Originally misfire under light load, then hard miss at all times. Spark plug #7 coated with coolant, coil spring in coil assy. rusted,evidence of erosion at tip of coil boot. Signs of aluminum corrosion in spark pl...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21L62
I have this truck here that also happens to be a company vehicle so unfortunatly i have no time to work on it but it also needs to be done yesterday. It came in idleing rough with a cel on for cyl 5 misfore and bank 2 lean. Test drove vehicle and noticed it ha... Trouble codes: P0175 (System rich bank 2), P0305 (Misfire cyl 5)
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L oil leak VIN: 1FAHP60A02
This car actually has 3.9 V-8, but wasn't offered in choices. Mid-life crisis car bought used and brought in for evaluation after purchase. Noticed large amount of oil around oil pan perimeter and especially soaking AC compressor on left side of engine. Cleane...
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Chuggin back intake VIN: 1FDAF57P84
Hello! Having a problem when accelerating and turbo kicks in and I release the gas, i hear a strange popping type noise coming out of intake air box. At first i thought it was a driveshaft 4 wheel drive hub actuator, because of how it sounds, engaging and dise...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF31516
P0340 comes on after two or three days. This has happened 3 times according to other shop where this fleet is serviced. I get to tackle their challenging problems. Mil was on when it came in. I have scoped both sensors (@ the sensor) and there is some noise ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Bank 1 CMP sensor CKT Fault)
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L charging VIN: 4M2ZU86W42
Vehicle was towed into the shop for no start. With a jump start it will run and has no lights on the dash. With a volt meter it shows between 12.4 - 13.1 volts. There is voltage at the alternator to battery wire, battery voltage at the orange wire, and it was ...

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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15N1G
Sorruy it has taken so long to close this post. No excuse but our internet network has been down and has taken the network guys forever to find the problem. Anyway, David and Chris hit it on the head. Why I did not check the map sensor earlier I can't say, ... Trouble codes: 41 (idle speed control low flow of unmetered air), 34 (egr vent sol control sol signal failure), 25 (knock sensor signal not recieved).
1987 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Runs Rich VIN: 1FABP60F2H
Well, tried everything I knew, and some things that were sent to me, to no avail. Everything, I mean EVERYTHING checked out, but it still ran rich and the injector ms was 5-7 at idle. Even had an old ECM sitting around that was put in (same cal #)---no change.... Trouble codes: 42 (Rich Exhaust Sensor).
1989 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FABP41A4K
Several of you suggested things we already covered in our description/documentary. Some of you were very helpful. We replaced the distributor because the old one felt loose in the hole and had to be grounded at times with a jumper. We replaced the magnetic pic...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14H6P
Thanks once again to those of you who spent your time to help us out, Its much appreciated. After all was said and done. The crucial parts to cure the problem included Ignition module and pick-up coil to correct spark issues. A MAP sensor intermitantly made th... Trouble codes: 634 (Man. lever position sensor out of range.).
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L radius rod bushing VIN: 1FTEF14YGT
Thanks to all 33 respondents. Really surprised at that number. Most said they routinely replace these bushings by removing the rivets and bolting the bracket back on with grade 8 bolts. Easy job this way. That's the way i fixed this problem. Thank's again for ...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4041W
Thanks to all who replied! Still have not figured this one out! We tried all suggested tips, from new updated DPFE's, OE Cam sensors, Checking Alternators. Cam Sensor synchronizer checks fine, even tried replacing it, didnt help! All scope patterns are rite o... Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, wont accerate VIN: 1FTSW31F0X
well what the fix ended up being was the ipc sensor. what would hapen is the truck would run good cold if left for a few day not started. but the longer and warmer it got the oil would leak to the other side of the sensor and give out wrong information at an ... Trouble codes: P0470.
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4040X
we rechecked the connections the column. no loose connections. there was no codes for circut faults for the secondary air system. the pump was running every time we restarted the vehicle. the piping from the pump to the control valve was in good condtion. the ... Trouble codes: P0411.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Hard Start Cold VIN: FTWW33F8YE
Haven't gotten this truck back in as of yet to try some of the great suggestions that I've receieved. I'm leaning towards a glow plug relay or glow plug problem as the solution but now that the weather has finally warmed up here in Minnesota, I'm guessing the ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L steering to easy VIN: 1FDSF35P23
Thanks for the help on this one iATN! Thanks to Pete from Illinois for recomending I read TSB 07-11-10, I did replace Hydra Boost unit which did Eliminate the "Bucking Brake Pedal" but this did not solve the easy steer issue. The Fix: Thanks to Alan ...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear air VIN: 2FMZA51403
The repair was a clogged screen in the rear HP line as a couple of you said. The van had had a replacement compressor from another shop last season so I expect that to be where the debris came from. Many thanks to all that helped, Raymond
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDXE45FX3
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L 2nd & 5th VIN: 1LNHM87A74
I received 6 replies, ED, RAY, TOM, BRIAN, PATRICK and another BRIAN. All 6 were right on the money with their diagnosis of a broken O/D servo piston. It was in 2 pieces. Ford had the servo in stock, I did also check the bore where the servo pin rides and ther...
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