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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...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L dlc VIN: 1FAFP58SXY
Hey guys. Here in NH we do a obd plug in emissions test. My problem is that when I plug into the dlc my emissions computer cannot connect to the vehicle. I tried a known good vehicle and had no problem communicating. With a scan tool I can communicate fine wit...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L cruise control VIN: 1FMYU01121
The replacement cruise control deactivation switch needs to be adjusted for length upon installation. The new OEM switch is a different design than the original and does not have the external knob for this adjustment, but there is no literature about how to ad...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L 1-2 &2-3 shifts VIN: 1FDAF57S61
I need advice with this 2001 Ford dump truck...Trans has trouble codes PO781 and PO782 stored in memory. This truck takes along time to shift into 2nd and it needs alot of RPM's to get it to shift. While in 2nd if you step hard on the gas the truck will Rev up...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU77E32
Thanks in advance to everyone who takes the time to read this. I have this explorer that has a problem when accelerating. At about 3,000 rpm it feels like the conv is clogged. I pulled both o2 sensors and it still does it. There are not any codes at all. The c...
2004 Ford Mustang 3.9L lack of power
this mustang have lack of power under acceleration. i check the fuel pressure. alldata is specs is koeo 40-50psi idle 30 but the my mechanical pressure gauge is at cold start its about 33 then after warm up it jump to 45-56 psi. if i disconnect the vacuum to r...
1988 Mercury Cougar LS 5.0L Fuel Fill up slow
I hate when an OLD car stumps me - to the problem ... The car will consistantly kick off the fuel fill nozzle at a gas station - takes him 10 minutes to get 10 dollars worth.( Multiple stations so the problem is the car ) I lowered the gas tank and made sure n...
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L engine VIN: 4M2ZU86K14
Need opions here...The Harmonic balancer was replaced on this engine five months ago and approximatly 7,000 miles ago. It had seperated and Ford knew this was happening and redesigned the balancer. This engine started to develope an engine tap, not a miss, jus...

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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Dual tank system VIN: 1FTDF15N2M
WOW. Great replys. The fix was the rear tank pump return was blocked at the pump. Replaced pump and that did it. This pick up does not have a selector valve mounted on the frame. Thanks again to all.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L battery VIN: 2FMDA5146X
Well, Patrick and others were wright about about testing procedures. If you disconnect the negative and use a test light the gem module will stay on trying to power stuff up. I pulled the battery out and left it on a automatic charger over night and the thing...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP6638Y
This car belonged to the shop manager and he decided to farm it out to someone else . When we got the vehicle back it ran well and the charging system worked . We were told that there was a gap in '99 and 00 model years and the alternator we recieved was incor...
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