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1989 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L fuel computer VIN: 1FAB412854
removed cluster for unrelated repair...reassembled and the fuel computer reads "CO" for distance to empty. Although the instant mpg and average mpg work correctly from the same display. Also, when you switch from mph to kph ,all data changes except dte, it sta...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L no power,poping,exh VIN: 1FTCR14X9N
Hi All Thanks in advance for taking time to look at this post. what I have is a 92 ranger towed in no start. Had spark but weak. checked plugs, gas foweled (dripping wet). checked fuel pressure OK. replaced plugs, Had a supposed good maf.(out of my ranger of ...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W9R
After replacing DFPE sensor, test car and made sure all montiors were completed. Test drove once more and released vechile. Came back next day with p1406 Downstream hose off or plugged. CHecked hose for any blockage, check the tube for blockage, removed egr ... Trouble codes: 1406 (downstream hose off or plugged)
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L converter? VIN: 1FALP52U5T
Hello. I've been chasing a engine idle problem. Being that it seems to fast. But when you drive it is more like the converter is still engaged at idle and is keeping the speed of the car up. Engine controls seem to be functioning normally. Idle request and act...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31L0X
Owner stated he was driving along and the vehicle shut off as if the key had been turned off. Vehicle would crank but no fire. Brought vehicle in suspecting fuel pump. Checked for pressure and had none. Checked relays, inertia switch, connections and wiring an...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L71
Good mourning guys I have this 01 f150 that is giving me hope for early retirement. Well came in with all of the codes listed. Found LTFT lean and cleaned MAF and reset,LTFT returned to specs.In mod $6 I had a misfire on every cylinder. Next took if for a test... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2), P0300 (random misfire), P1100 (p1260-), P1260
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03191
good morning members, here in the shop we have a 01 ford escape with a 3.o v6 auto trans.vehicle came in on the hook and smelled like fuel.scantest revealed 6 trouble codes p1151,po171,po174,po302,po304,po306. tech has checked fuel press and filter ,injector p... Trouble codes: P1151 (upstream bank one o2 lean), P0171 (bank one lean), P0174 (bank two lean), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire)
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L transfer case VIN: 1FMDU74W92
This vehicle gives a loud bang when in 4 wheel drive.It will do this even pulling out straight from a dead stop. It will do this if you torque it with your foot on the brake and it will do this in forward and reverse, The transfer case was replaced last year f...
2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L traction control VIN: 2FMZA57654
I recently had a 2004 ford freestar come in with a traction control light coming on intermittently. I pulled codes c1288(primary pressure transducer ckt. or brake pressure sensor ckt.), u1009(scp data fault for engine torque) and u1027(scp data fault for enfin...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L overdrive VIN: 1FBNE31L36
vehicle came in for intermittantly dropping out of fourth gear, overdrive light flashing. code p1702 trans range sensor intermittant , and po705 trans range sensor circuit malfunction. this van has been to a trans shop, and a ford dealer before coming to me. i...
2008 Ford f 250 6.4L Stall VIN: 1FTSF21R8E
just looking for info on deisel engines. we have several diesel pickups trying to run in northern Il, and all the fuel they can find is 11% biodiesel. ford recommends no more than 5%. these trucks(all 15 of them) quit running while driving (-12 degrees) . look...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86W22
Relocated spark plug, injector, and ignition coil to another cylinder. Did a compression test. 140 range on test. Still have misfire code for cylinder 7. Help is needed. al Trouble codes: P0307

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1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs VIN: 1FNDU34X1R
thanks for help the fix was an open circuit RF speed sensor . had to trace fault by looking for signal while spinning wheel.scan never would give a code . probably needed star tester . light would go off without driving. it proves out just like check en...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L eats distributor gea VIN: 1FTEX14H7R
Thanks for all the replies. I had checked the pump for debris prior to my post, no problem in this area. No valve seals in the pan, haven't seen that since the 80's. End play in the cam is .004 inch, well within spec. In doing some research and reading some of...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L clutch pedal VIN: 1FTJW36F9V
Thanks for all the replies the customer did not want the clutch slave and master cylinders replaced at this time he is going to try and sell it as is. Thanks again for the insite on this repair. Thanks again Michael.
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP233XV
the car is fix. i tried to set it by removing plug by starter and inserting a hex key so it would stop on #1 cylinder. car did not sound right. then i found a mark on the crankshaft pulley that look like a chip so i used that against the mark on the oil pan...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L injector sleeves
thanks for all replies.most said to sell heads or replace all sleeves.i rented tool from local engine rebuilder,and pulled out the sleeve i found to be leaking, it was cracked.same engine rebuilder had 1 sleeve in stock, and customer wanted to roll the dice,s...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMZA51421
thanx to all that replied. It was a blown fuse in the underhood fuse box. What happened is it bit me , i checked all the fuses with a test lite and all the fuses tested good even the blown one,but i wasn't getting key on power at the computer so with the schem...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU77E02
Sorry for the delay. Vehicle not returned to us due to holidays. Partially restriced catalytic converter root cause. Vehicle was sent to dealer for 8yr 80,000 mile converter warranty. Thanks to all who took time to reply.
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L won't shut off VIN: 1FMRU15W23
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L abs sensor VIN: 1ZVHT82H25
Customer has declined furthur diagnostics, he just wanted to see the odometer. if the problem bothers him enough, he will return for repairs. From the replies we received, these have connector issues and sensor issues. the all data trouble tree isn't great - m...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U16
well this ones fixed. i actually sent this car to dealer because i exhausted all possibilities except the pcm. the car got to dealer they slapped it with a pcm and all was well. it was covered under warranty. thanks for everyones responses! God Bless
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, slightly high idle VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Hello Techs, I replaced the IAC and throttle valve gaskets. I was able to get a slight amount of adjustment at the TPS. The problem is fixed. I also noted to the customer that the vehicle tachometer registers about 150RPM faster than the scan tool reading at ...
2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Bucking (trans)? VIN: 1LNHM81V77
The car has only bucked 1-2 times in the last 3 weeks. It does 1500-2000 miles every week and should arise soon. I will post a real close when given the oportunity. Installed before the post was 4 michelin tires. Keith from Ga. gave me a good place to start. F...
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