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1990 Ford Probe 2.2L Lighting VIN: 1ZVPT21V71
no taillights or dash lights,check all wiring ok,trying to find the joint box as per wiring diagram,all data doesn't have location.anybody can tell me the location of this box would be greatly appreciated.
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTF14N5MP
truck intermitenly starts hard run rough surges black smoke just rolls out the exhaust,stalls. turn the key off and restart the truck runs good. Checked coolant,air charge temp and MAP sensor with breakout connected.Tried map sensor, Eca,module and 02 sensor.C...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34X3R
I thought at first it seemed like this Exploder wasnt upshifting into 3rd...but it was hard to tell. The engine is definitely high revving and the truck cant exceed about 30 or 40 mph. The owners also have a 92 4x4 Exploder 4.0L with a good A4LD and are assumi...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FALP404TF
I have flushed cooling system and changed thermostat. Have a hard time bleeding system. It keeps bubbling through rad. I have run a tee from upper hose at heater core to rad. There was a fitting in the hose for this. When test driving for 20 minutes or more th...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L clutch pedal VIN: 1FTJW36F9V
sometimes the clutch pedal will only come up a few inches and you can not shift the transmission if you pull the pedal up it will work ok for a short time, that is all you have to do no bleeding or adjustment needed, then it will do it again. anybody out their...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F0V
This is one of our own trucks, stalled out going down road. Towed it in checked for codes had 344 cam sensor, replaced under recall with ford part, 1212 icp out of range, checked all info according to manual everything checks good. Checked fuel in filter housi... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam Sensor), P1212 (Icp out of range)
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33F81
This truck has an intermittant problem which causes the check engine light to come on and engine runs very poorly. It does not seem to be related to temperature. Feels like its running on 3 or 4 cyls. While problem occurs can check pcm codes and p1316(idm code... Trouble codes: P1668, P0276, P1293, P1294, P1316
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L won't shut off VIN: 1FMRU15W23
to all technicans out there, i have a very strange ford here. the customer complaint is that the vehicle won't shut off.she can turn the key and remove it and the vehicle will continue to run until fuse are removed to shut the engine down. now it's only done i...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L exhaust VIN: 1FTSW31P84
hello everyone, customer had vehicle towed to shop with a exhaust smoke issue. I checked all fluids and found coolant level low. added water and then I test drove. I had to u-turn before I made it down the street cause it was smoking so bad (white smoke with a...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW20PX5
Hello everyone, I have a 2005 f-250 super duty with a 6.0 at the shop. It came in blowing white smoke out of the tail pipe and we diagnosed it and found the EGR cooler was leaking. We replaced the EGR cooler and the oil cooler. When we were replacing the oil c... Trouble codes: P2284 (icp control circuit range or perfomance), P2288 (icp too high)
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L abs sensor VIN: 1ZVHT82H25
we have disconnected the entire rear harness and all components attached to it and still voltage exists. has anyone seen a harness produce voltage on its own and enough to cause this voltage/issue. we do live in salt country. We have also disconnected the batt...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Tach/Speedo/Etc VIN: 1LNHM97V5Y
This vehicle arrived at our shop with an initial complaint of an inoperative blower motor followed by a Traction Control Off light and check transmission light. Then upon driving it to our shop the customer stated that the tach and speedometer became inoperati...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, slightly high idle VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Engine has slightly high idle when warm 900-1000 RPM. No vacuum leaks found. TPS voltage with closed throttle is 0.90V and 4.9V at WOT. Scan tool (using generic OBDII since shop doesn't have anything that will read for any year over 2000) shows throttle positi...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Stall VIN: 5LMFU28R44
Thanks in advance . This navigator has an intermittant stalling and surging at idle . mass air flow and pigtail have been replaced . No codes and it starts right back up after stalling . it somtimes surges before stalling or just surges at idle. I am going by ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L rear defroster, dome lights VIN: 4M2ZU86W42
help!! having electrical issues with this mountainer. when the rear defroster switch is pushed, the door ajar light in the cluster comes on. Dome lights also do not shutoff unless vehicle is started. When vehicle is started and rear defroster is off, the door ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1987 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Motor Oil VIN: 1FMEU15H8H
It ran really good and was very strong and I can't believe there could be a hole in a piston and not have it missfire. I took a kn style breather filter and modified it to fit into the pcv grommet on the right valve cover and I took a piece of hose and a metal...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Starter VIN: 1FTHF25G4K
Thanks to everyone , was some very good tips & ideas.The hard starting problem was the new Delco the custmer put in the day before ( the reason I dont sell Delco Batteries anymore).After we fixed the starting problem we noticed the starter relay was getting ve...
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDA41X5T
Thanks to all that replied that confirmed our thoughts- the vehicle does not really have an oil pressure gauge but like some of the Explorers uses an open/ closed type sending unit that makes the gauge read zero or 1/2 but nothing more. We believe the van may ...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36G4V
First of all I would like to thank everyone who replied for their help. I rigged up a coil I had laying around the shop this morning and that sucker fired right up. I ordered a new coil and installed it. Then fired it up and sent it home.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L rear shoes VIN: 1FTDX1767V
Hi, After further check. Took shoe to ford found Motorcraft number 1u2z-2v200-narm or br105b. Nothing abnormal but only aftermarket had pin in wrong position.Thanks all who replied.Fixed and gone. Thanks Wayne
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWF32F6X
thanks for all the help.we pulled the injectors out of the right head and sent them off to be checked.turns out we had 2 bad injectors,installed 2 reman injectors checked high pressure oil system 3500 psi.put everything back togather it fired right up about 1... Trouble codes: 1280 (ICP out of range low).
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L rear drum brakes VIN: 1FTZF1727Y
Thanks too all who answered my help request.Over half stated to replace drums,shoes and hardware kits with oem.Boss refused to do this.Axles and housing not bent.Replaced front pads and problem still remains.Dont have any guages for line pressure test.thanx ag...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU03191
Hi Everyone, Thanks to all who offered help and suggestions. Even the ones which are not the answer provide insight to common problems. Thanks to Richard and Ivan from Texas, Chris from ontario, George from New York, Joshua from Maryland, Roger from Arizon... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355, P0356.
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cooling sys., p0171 VIN: 1FAFP55UX3
Thanks for all the responses, i'm new to iatn and am very impressed w/ the responses. Any ways, i checked w/ a boroscope after pressurizing the cooling sys. overnight and found no leaks in the head. I also tok the advice of one member and put the spark plug ti...
2007 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Starter VIN: 1FAFP56UX7
Hi fellows, I was not able to duplicate the problem & the service manager did not want to guess at any parts, so we gave it back to the customer until it gets worse. I still think the ignition switch is likely the problem.
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FAHP71VX8
I checked for vac. leaks by monitoring stft's and ltft's while spraying stater fluid in suspect areas w/ no change in fuel trims. I took the advice of one member and simply swapped out the throttle body assy. w/ one from a downed unit and sure enough, the idle... Trouble codes: P0506 (IAC valve duty cycle lower than expected).
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W4T
we identified harness damage & repaired on bank 1 rear o2 sensor replaced both 02s and retested - 500 miles later - no more concerns - i know a tsb existed - read it - cant find it anywhere now thanks for all the input - all were on the money - just was not su... Trouble codes: P0161.
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