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1978 Ford F-100 5.8L ignition switch VIN: F10GNCA750
we started working on this truck about a month ago my wifes uncle replaced the starter solenoid prior to us working on it whenever we turn the key to the on pos. the truck turns over and starts after starting the starter remains engaged so we changed the ignit...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L take off in third VIN: 1F145HJHJG
vehicle was under water up to roof for a couple of hours and then sat in drive way for a week. we the flushed the transmission and installed new filter and flushed out 38 liters to get ride of milky color,truck drive great for 1-2 weeks then came back like it ...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTCR14A1S
hello group, i am a honda dealer tech, but have a friends 95 ranger here with a broken timing belt. looks pretty easy as far as t-belt goes. my question is...is this 2.3 an interference engine. my searches have revealed different answers. some say yes and som...
1997 Ford F-250 7.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDHF26GXV
tested battery voltage on red wire at 2 pin connector at vmv valve,tested green/black wire between 2 pin and ecu did not find it shorted or open. Michtell says replace ecu but I am not conevenced thats goig to fix the probem. Trouble codes: P0443
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L fuse 16 VIN: 2FMZA5144X
I have an intermittant dead short on the fuse 16 circuit. When this occurs the lights default to the on position. The first time I replaced the fuse the car was ok for several days. When the customer returned for repairs the fuse would blow when the light swit...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSX31F21
Hello all. We have had this truck now for over a week, the truck runs fine when cold until it warms up. Once warm it has a rough idle and wants to stall. Because this truck was originally converted to hybrid veggie oil (when coolant temp is hot) and diesel no...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU93193
Hi folks I have this Escape with two dead cylinder, 4 and 6. I found one other post that had the same problem as I. to me, it sounded like the upper intake was leaking so I replaced the upper and lower intake gaskets. While I had the intake off I started the t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304 (Misfire cyl 4), P0306 (Misfire cyl 6), P0316 (Misfire occurred in first 1000 rpm)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L readiness monitors VIN: 1FTPX145X4
Good evening. I have this 04 f-150 that will not pass state inspection due to monitors not ready, truck has been driven over 1700 miles and still has 3 monitors that will not close. they are the oxygen sensor heater the oxygen sensor monitor and the evap monit...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L brakes VIN: 1FTSS34P25
I need help if someone has any situation with this brake system. We repair this Van at 64,000 miles (8 months ago) we replace pads master cylinder and vacuum pump assembly. In 2 weeks the vacuum pump was damage and we replaced again in warranty. Yesterday this...
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L power doors locks VIN: 1FTPX12505
Both doors will not lock ,from switch or remote opener , when we try to lock doors the alarm will arm but doors still not locking , the only way to lock it is manualy pushing down the pins or with the key from outside .Left door panel removed and when I tested...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L air ride VIN: 1LNL M9841
HI I have this older continental with air ride and the guy is tired of fu--ing with it is his words and would like to do away with the air ride as cheep as possible are there any other ford body styles that you can take the struts assembly’s off of and put on ...
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU68H53
This Aviator is raising my blood pressure. Another shop replaced the head gaskets 2 times and the left head during one of these. Another tech in shop replaced the engine with a used unit. He told me today that it was misfiring after his road test. He dried ign... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0316
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L power steering VIN: 1MELM55U5V
seems to work ok at 2500 rpms and above.at idle it is pretty hard to turn to the left.turning to the right is alot better.the four pumps came from different parts stores.the last from ford dealer.after four pumps we are pretty sure it isnt the pump.lol variabl...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L gem/speedo/cd/tach VIN: 1MEFM50U82
Car came in with complaint of intermittant speedo jumping at idle, tach jumping, cd player (aftermarket) beeping and cutting out,power windows sound differant and dome light dims alot with windows, 2 codes in gem b1318 b2425, low volts abs, keyless entry out o...

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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP6249V
First, thanks to those who responded for taking the time to help out. I checked the TPS return voltage at the PCM. It was rock steady. I replaced the PCM with a NAPA reman unit and all is well. Car is down the road and the money is in the bank. Thanks again.
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU72E82
Thanks for all the great help. We have decided to install a new motorcraft fuel pump, inertia switch and crank position sensor and drive the vehicle. We all so have installed a MAC TOOL ET3010 data recorder just in case this happens again. We will keep ev...
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L no start VIN: 3FAFP11393
the crank sensor was replaced, we had a bad battery, upon charging and trying to start it was at 17.9 volts... we replaced the battery and got voltages correct and all came to life... starts,runs and drives... fine thanks to all.. this car did not have theft.....
2005 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, lack power VIN: 1FBSS31L45
Thanks to all for yoour help. After double checking everyhting we decided to replace the cat converters. They tested in range but the bouncing of the guage concerned me. I guess the white on the spark plugs and o2s must have been from heat rather than runni...
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride height VIN: 1LML39ST90
i would like to thank everyone all the help was great tried all ideas did get it all working. the 2 problem were on the right front it did have a soleniod cracked and leaking air .also on the same corner ride hight sensor tested bad .thanks again all grat pepo...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L steering gear, lines,pump. VIN: 1LNHM97V0Y
thanks to the 2 people that took time to reply. Ken hit the nail on the head, the probelm turned out to be with the remanufactured pump. while we were trying to run some tests the pump gave out and we lost all assist. went with a new pump and all is good. than...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1LNHM84W93
OK, This one is done. Harold [...] hit it right on the head. It was in fact the evap temp sensor. This sensor will control the cycling of the compressor. What I found confusing about the whole problem was that, during the diag process, there was no info on c...
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