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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L engine VIN: 1FALP5748R
Good day. We replaced head gaskets on this Taurus 2 months ago. When it came in for the first time, the vehicle was blowing heavy white smoke out the tailpipe, engine oil milky, poor heat. Tested coolant for hydrocarbons, tested positive. Everything indicated ...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR11X0Y
ihave 2 questions on this ranger. it has a code p0443. i have checked resistance on the purge valve and it is within specs. i then powered up the solenoid with jumper wires and it opened and closed fine about a dozen times. my 1st question is this: is there a ... Trouble codes: P0443
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L fuel guage VIN: 2FMZA5145W
the fuel guage reads full most of the time, at times it read correct. when tank is low enough to turn on light it will register it most of the time. i removed tank sending unit and ohmed it,ok. help!
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5826Y
this car came in last week with a fast idle. replaced the iac and customer returned this week after mil came back on. but these are different codes. i have a few hours into this car and i am posting this to see if there is maybe something simple i am overlooki... Trouble codes: B1318 (battery voltage low), B2425 (remote keyless out of sync)
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on, lean code VIN: 1FTYR14V71
please help i have a 171,174 lean code and it will notgo away with typical cleaning and repair any all vacuum leaks truck has high long term trim and will not clear its self without batt disconnect. to correct stays away for about 2 months after long term trim... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 174 (lean)
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Anti-theft VIN: 1FAFP33P12
this car came to me the other day and it customer said it has a no crank no start issue.one thing i noticed was the odometer did not show the current mileage just (---) and now (currently)it shows the mileage, so the first thing i did is test the starter and i...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Electronic VIN: 2FMZA50432
Customer brought car in complaining of erratic speedo. When driving above 50 mph the speedo will dance all over the place. Under 50 it works fine. Performed instrument cluster koeo test which sweeps speedo and it swept fine. Pulled abs codes which had a list o...
2003 Ford Mustang Mach I 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP42R23
Hi All, I got a bad headache in the form of a red mach 1 mustang. Customer brought me the car because it was hard to start in the morning (long crank time) and he could only get it started with ether. After the car started it would be fine for the rest of the...
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1FTYR10U65
Does anybody have a source (besides the dealer) for the little $20 bulbs-sockets that illuminate the intrument cluster on a Ford Ranger? Jim Kidd Service Manager
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Stall, low idle speed VIN: 1F34MOL459
hi all, this came to us with a complaint that it will stall when rear ac is turned on. i went to get it to have it start and stall right out. did that few times and then i gave it a little throttle just to keep it going and got it back to the shop where it ran... Trouble codes: P0505
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L can network VIN: 1FTDTAURUS
Attention Ford techs: I have a 06 Taurus with a CAN issue. The vin i entered is not correct, I am not with the vehicle at this time. The car was in a wreck and the left front got smashed. The body shop replaced the wiring harness that goes to the ext relay box...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Accessories VIN: 5LMEU88H34
All problems started at same time. 1. Tire pressure light on and all read exact same pressure. 2. Airbag light is intermittant. 3. Driver seat adjustment does not work. 4. Ac set to specific temperature and working fine will intermittantly go to 93*F even thou...
1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2MECM75F4M
Vehicle is idling like it has a vacuum leak(surging and running rough) but is running rich to the point where it is blowing black soot out of the tail pipe and fouling all 8 spark plugs with soot. I have replaced the EGR, MAP,IAC,and computer temp sensor. The ...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1ZWFT61L71
Vehicle came in with noise in air filter box at just off of idle. Pinched hose from intake snorkle to IAC, noise went away. Cleaned IAC passages and IAC. No change. During compression test, all cylinders looked normal except for #3. Compression would go to 145...

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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26G2N
First ; thank you to Sandor, Wade, Anthony, Jim, Peter, for taking time to reply. Secondly; it took this long to post a fix because customer took vehicle away on vacation. The running compression was good on #4 so using your replies I checked EGR functions(goo... Trouble codes: 40.
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A5R
Paul from Tennessee hit it dead on to help me fix this one. The ignition module mounts to the intake. It is mounted with 3 screws and the bottom left screw is the one that provides the module ground. In my case I mounted the module without looking at the modul...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDWF37F6Y
Lots of responses but no fix as of yet. All pressures and all calipers good(checked with gauge) replaced all rubber flex lines . Replaced rotors (this took care of runout. warrantied calipers and replaced wagner with motorcraft pads. all suspention tight. Mike...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L front brakes VIN: 1LNFM91VXW
hey guy's thanks alot for the help.i unhooked the vacuum hose to the brake booster and the brakes released,problem solved.thanks for all your input and thanks for iatn
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R44
I had to update my NGS Scantool the Green Card To newer version & I run the Pneumatic Test & Trim Height Test Clear The memory & road test the Vehicle & everything is fine .
1993 Mercury Capri 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 6MPCT01ZXP
Thanks to all who responded. All injectors tested good for resistance. Decided to sell 2 inj. anyway. Car ran well for a couple days and returned with similar symptoms. This time with no injector buzz. Found TSB on coolant temp sensor which led to a happy r...
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