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1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP6532V
Vehicle has 2 problems First one is the blinking O/D light. I just put a new TSS and VSS sensor. The new Ford part for the TSS looked different.Turbine/vehicle speed sensor The end of the old TSS part had a small magnetic tip.The new part did not.The new part...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L coolant tank VIN: 1FALP52U2V
Have an intermitent boil over condition, gauge reads normal.Engine temp checked with non contact thermometer 210F, scanner same.Replaced reservoir cap and it worked for a couple of days, flushed system no change.Has anyone had water pump problems with these ca...
1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Reverse Gear VIN: 1FAFP46V6W
Greetings, We really aren't a Ford shop and I'm not sure if this is a normal situation for this type of vehicle. This is a 98 Ford mustang Cobra, manual transmission. Customer complaining of a difficult shift into reverse. We noted that when depressing clut...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L turbocharger VIN: WGH356JM56
what is the direction of air flow out of the charge air cooler? does the forced air come out on the passenger side of the cooler or the drivers side? out of which side does the air go straight into the intake? Sounds silly but I can't tell. thanks for any help...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L shfts VIN: 1FMPU8L7YC
Customer concern of harsh\delayed shifts. Road tested and verified concern. When gradualy accelerating shifts seem normal. Anything faster than a gradual accel then all shifts are harsh. We seviced the trans and let the customer drive it for a week, no improve...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L converter VIN: 1FTRW08L91
Hey all, I got this 2001 f-150 automatic w/overdrive. When ever the converter clutch disengages I get a clunk/bang, very harsh disengagment. It shifts good and you don't hardly feel the converter clutch engage. I flushed the trans with Mercon 5 fluid, still th...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L rear ac VIN: 1FMRE11W01
Hey folks, I got 01 econoline van that is a handicap adapted vehicle. It has factory rear a/c and this system is working properly. I have a problem with the rear blend door actuator not getting enough vacuum to open. When I put 6 or more inches of vacuum to th...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Starting VIN: 1FMRU17WX3
We have an odd problem, will crank in park, put in reverse, the starter engages without touching the key again, we've checked wires, tried an ignition and neutral safety switch. With the ignition switched on you can move the gear shift lever, not everytime, bu...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP532X3
Intermittent no start, sometimes weeks without problem. Only problem is loss of voltage to inertia switch but good voltage out of relay. Trouble codes: P1233
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14594
Hi guys-Wondering if you Ford folks have run into many troubles with the electronic throttle systems on these. This truck will just idle and giving it any throttle does nothing. Has every Tac code stored in it and leads me to believe the TAC is bad but I don't... Trouble codes: P2100, P2104, P2110, P2112, P2111
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L door locks VIN: 1FTPW145X4
hi everyone, this is my own truck, truck door lock will lock with door lock switch or remote, but will not unlock with door switch or remote, while you drive on the road locks will lock and unlock all by them selfs rapidly,then all of a sudden if will work fin...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW21P15
good morning, i have a customer with an 05 ford f250 4x4 6.0l powerstroke diesel automatic pickup. i dont normally post ,but this thing is giving me the fits.truck came in a few months ago with surge ,buck,jerk description at highway speed (55-70 mph) ,and col...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Warning Battery/Charge Light VIN: 1FDXE45P35
Driver reports that vehicle warning no charge goes off when he idlers occasionally or when he stops the vehicle at intersections. In one occasion he turn off the vehicle and the engine did not cranks because of low voltage. Bus is equipped with dual air cond...
2007 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 3FAHP08187
This car is a nightmare, any help will be appreciated. This vehicle has came back a couple of times and now I inherieted it. It has a misfire on #1 after startup for about 20 seconds(long enough to catch on power balance). Even thought the coil,plug, and injec... Trouble codes: P0301 (CYL1 misfire), P0316 (Random misfire detected)
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V4V
I need some help, My wife has a 97 Lincoln Contenental with a 4.6L V-8. Trouble codes P0171 and P0174 set (lean bank 1 and 2). I have found the problem, smoke tested intake and found both intake manifold runner controls leaking at the shafts. I have contacted ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean)
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Ride Control VIN: 5LMFU28R23
Hey Techs, This Navigator came in a couple of weeks ago with the air shocks bottomed out(all four). When I checked the ride height sensors both front levers were seized. The rods were the old style and I rec. to the customer to replace all three senosrs which ...
1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MECM5OU3N
fuel pump works fine has intermittent no start with no fuel pressure at rail port. anyone work on antiques, the module on top of the rad/ircm or ccrm is that likely? would appreciate input
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L power steering pump VIN: 1MEFM53U8X
replaced pump,bled system and test drove, everything fine until shut off then fluid started squirting out of power steering pump cap. restarted then fluid low and pump noisey,topped off fluid, noise gone, shut off and fluid squirts out of cap. any one seen thi...

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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTHX25G5J
thanks to all who replied, several pointed me in the right direction, one helped me to eliminate the computer being the problem. i had to call a tech line, he told me how to make sure the distributer is good. jump a ground to the ground wire and see if the sco...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L all shifts VIN: 1FTCR14UXP
We found the modulator valve (which had been replaced at another shop) was adjusted all the way in. After a few adjustments and test drives, got it to shift fine.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L extended crank time VIN: 1FMZU34X9X
well the customer finally brought the vehicle back, It turned out to be the fuel pump, thanks brian. like you said new only means its shiny. I put in a new ford pump and things are fine. relearned a lesson. start from scratch whe somebody else has been working...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L converter VIN: 1FMYU04152
Hi I want to thank all the people who take their valuable time to respond to these posts, what a wonderful system, the problem turn out to be valve bore for TCC and Pressure Regulator. The valve body was bored out and oversized valve installed and to be on th...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP31383
Well I did check all fuses, I even pulled the ones that did not have power on them and visually checked them. I started pulling one module at a time. I started with the instrument cluster and I still could not communicate with any other modules. So I then dis... Trouble codes: B1428 (Seat Belt Lamp circuit failure), B1499 (Turn signal left failure), B1503 (Turn signal right failure).
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVFT84N46
2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L warning chime VIN: 1LNHM84W91
I would like to thank all who responded, most hit it on the head. The air bag light has been on years, being a commercial use vehicle the owner/driver didn't worry about the srs system and the light went out a two weeks ago, so with multiple drivers no one th...
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