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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP6530S
I have posted before without any resolutions. Issue: Car will refuse to idle. It keeps dying out when cold start. And after it warms up, it roughs so idle, that the only way to drive it and when coming to a stop, is put it in nuetral. Replaced every imaginabl...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L abs inop VIN: 1FDEE14H4T
ABS light comes on intermittently.I cannot find the diagnostic connector!All reference material states it is located under hood near master cylinder,not found.Has OBD connecter under dash but no ABS connector under hood and scanner won't communicate with OBD c...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L cooling system VIN: 2FTDX1769V
engine oil in cooling system. where is the most common entry point for oil to enter the cooling system on the 4.6l and what is the best way to clean oil out after repairs. this does not have an oil cooler. can it leak oil into the cooling system by the oil fil...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L transaxle 4-speed automatic VIN: 1FAFP6538W
OK - got the CV drive axle assembly installed correctly, everything torqued, tightened and ready to go. Noticed a trans fluid leak from under the transaxle. Further examination revealed the leak appears to be coming from the CV drive shaft seal area at the tra...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZX1728X
The air on this truck is cold for about 20 mins of driving. The freon level is ok, but goes to warm after a while. When I move the temprature control knob from hot to cold and back, nothing changes. I pulled the blend door actuator, it respondes correctly, I b...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW20F1X
Truck came in with an intermittent stalling, check engine light, p0344 cam sensor intermittent previous technician replaced cam sensor came back 2 weeks later have tried 2 different cam sensors prior to this occurrence. Not able to duplicate problem. The stran... Trouble codes: P0344
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F8Y
need a little help f-350 diesel that cranks and wont start very intermitently,customer says when this occurs he gets a strange buzzing noise from dash area, i have experienced this twice while cranking and not starting, cant see any cranking rpm on scanner so ...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L electric rear windows VIN: 2FMZA57451
hi i have a 2001 windstar that the rear side windows won't open or close right.removed trim panel and have power at the connector at motors when button is moved from open to close the power switches from one wire to the other.i think that the motors are going ...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14VX1
This Ranger came in for a p0340 cmp code. I checked the alignment of the synchronizer, it was off a good amount. I them set the synch by tdc with an alignment tool and test drove truck. The p0340 code was gone ,but I had a p1309 code set. I used a scope to set... Trouble codes: P1309
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTVX14594
vehicle came in for noise on start, found camshft phaser bad on right side. replaced both phasers and installed new timing chains. vehicle runs great cold and off idle, but will not idle in gear wants to run rough and stall. not had one of these in before and ...
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24L76
to all ford techs.this e250 van came on hook to the shop w/no start problem.firts symtom was sometimes start for a few seconds then stall - i induce propane gas and engine seems running good .i dit this cause pis on data shows ranning lean shft45% lft45% o2s w...
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W9P
Customer had aftermarket rear springs installed to replace faulty air bag suspension. The shop that installed them did not know how to turn the air suspension warning light on dash off. The kit came with instructions to correct wiring to turn light off. The cu...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L alternator VIN: 5LMPU28L4W
truck wont charge no signal on i wire is there a module in dash thats replaceable can jump green/red wire going into dash unit and will charge than
1996 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2OVV11W3
Hey fellow members I need some help on this one. Here is what I have. This is a 11/95(birth date) Mercury Villager with the 3 liter Nissan engine. It does not have a OBDII diagnostic connector. The problem we are having is the engine is not getting any fuel.No...

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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, NO POWER VIN: 1FTRE1422W
Well it's fixed! Garbis from California, Dave from Georgia and Dave from Virginia all hit the nail on the head. They all said the harmonic balancer was faulty. On this model the engine timing is controlled with a notched wheel on the back of the pulley of t...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L timing chain noise VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cruise Control VIN: 1FTNW21F01
Thanks for the help guys. Replaced pressure switch & harness - problem solved. iatn is the best tool I have. Thanks, Bill
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Exhaust VIN: 2FMZA55481
Well boys and girls-another one out the door-Brian from Penn was the closest with his input,Remember that we used the Dorman kit to re-seal the upper plenum and it came with a new forward valve cover and PCV valve and line.For some reason the PCV valve started...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ride height VIN: 1FAFP52U11
Thanks for the helpful suggestions,I ordered another set of frt springs,but it didn't lower the front any.The customer came in and looked at his car and said "wow,that looks better!",he paid his bill and went away happy.I still thought the frt looked high comp...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V6V
Well. I never could get this one to act up no matter if the switch was off or on, driving, sitting, etc. Customer took it for now. He really seems like he wants to keep the air ride even though we've explained how much cheaper and easier the conversion is. Tha...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L drivers window VIN: SLMFU28R03
The customer finally brought the vehicle back to finish the job. Thanks to eric for the info. Thanks also to carl, I didnt need the info as eric sent it to me. I followed the initialization procedure, and low and behold it now works. If you are ever in Puer...
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Electronic VIN: 4M2XV14T6Y
thank you for the help, ichanged the resistor and now vehicle shifts smooth and the light is off. i had very high resistance in the resistor but it was not open .it didnt look very good because it is mounted in the left fender wall subjected to the elements he...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWHT61L52
I got around to messing with this vehicle today instead of Monday like I said. Once again a scope is a surefire way to find problems. With the low amp probe attached to the Green/Blue feed wire to the coil, I was able to see the fault. The tough part was ge... Trouble codes: P0301.
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