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1983 Ford F-150 4.9L wipers VIN: 1FTDF15Y8D
NOTE: Does not have intermittent wipers... Wipers work for a few minutes... then they quit... Does this with or without engine running... the connector at the motor looses all power? After a few minutes the power returns and the cycle starts over...
1989 Ford Probe LX 2.2L Accessories VIN: 1ZVBT21C1K
Hi guys, we have a 1989 ford probe at our shop. customers concern is once you turn on front wipers, you can not turn them off, you have to trun the car off inorder to stop the wipers from working, the front wiper motor/module, which is built into motor was rep...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4th/od
I had this explorer for a while Monday the complaint was not shifting all gears ,No od or tcc I have power to solenoids .I drove it and jumped od then tcc the trans works normal.The ecm was replaced about 1 year ago due to water damage.I'm thinking that we hav...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Headlamp Switch VIN: 1FMDU34X6R
this exploder came in with complaint of no tail lamps or liscense plate lights and no insturment illumination. Customer repalced blown fuse (#10 for park lamps, liscense plate, etc.) and as soon as operated the fuse would pop again. I tested the switch and fou...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14YOS
during initial clutch release to get vehicle moving engine leans out and stalls or tries to,sometimes can be saved by pushing clutch in and playing with gas pedal.can drive down the road at any speed with no problem in any gear.problem just occurs at initial t...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A4V
Customer was driving down highway one day, and this situation happened while driving. Runs great (even under load) up to around 50 MPH and even higher under no load. At aprox 55 MPH (under load)can hear some spark knock then Cyl 4 cuts out - Always. We have be... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder 4 flashes)
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFALP62W8V
HELLO GUYS this car has been a headache for me i have performed an obd11 and i got the p0443 code so i changed the purge valve, vapor management valve and charcol cannister and light keeps on coming back. also i have performed a smoke test and i got no leaks.... Trouble codes: P0443 (evaporative emission control system canister purge valve circuit malfunction)
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP13PXW
hey ford techs, need your help on this one. the engine has a noise in it that sounds like something vibrating and or buzzing at the rear of the engine can hear it best ar the rear where the engine bolts to the trans in the #4 cyl area. it only does it when you...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Good Evening, This van has had a problem over the last 6 months of getting water in air filter and mass air flow housing. This is just water no coolant. We installed a new air filter housing 3 months ago. Today they brought it back in with no power going up a ...
1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE40F4W
replaced oil pan gasket and rear main seal timing cover gasket, removed ecm from battery isolation sw. and wired direct for keep alive memory. ipr valve was replaced 12 months ago. runs great other than intermittin dieing and eng stumble causing for nervous em... Trouble codes: P0344 (cam sensor inertmittin)
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU35P8X
Computer has p705 trans range sensor stored. Replaced the sensor but the code continues to come back. All wiring at connector looks good and scan to0l data shows coreect gear selected. Found no related TSBs for problem. Is there a common problem with these ran...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP4048Y
Hello techs, this ones crazy, this vehicle keeps killing computers. right now car cranks but does not start. i have no communication with ECU only, i can comm with all other modules just fine. i have a code U1262 (SCP data fault for J1850 bus) in the PATS modu... Trouble codes: U1262 (SCP data fault for J1850 bus)
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP53U11
Customer was complaining that when the vehicle was first started in the morning, the vehicle would rev up to 2000 rpms and will take along time to come down to the desired idle. I have replaced the idle air control motor, cleaned the throttle plates and just l...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L no inst cluster VIN: 1FMYU0411K
Installed new battery and now the whole instrument cluster is dead. tryed to scan th icm but have no communication. check all the fuses.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L as mentioned VIN: 12390RTY67
Hey Iatn and all you diesel techs. I am not an experienced diesel tech. I have a mobile service and one of our Army men on leave called me to take a look at two of his trucks before he goes back to Afghanistan. The other is a suburban but I can handle it. He s...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L no start VIN: 1FDAF56P93
the problem i have isthe truck might start some times but only for a minint or so. the icp pressure is about 389 to 425 and the volts for .62 to.71 cranking the ipr cranks out a 85 % i really want a nother a pinion no this my pinpoint test tell me high pressur...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L oil leak rear of eng VIN: 1FTPW14516
small leak comes down at rear. gives impression of rear seal, but looking up, it does not sling it off of it. maybe around od of seal, or a retainer. we are going to pull trans tommarro. did not find anything in arcive.
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82W41
will start cutting out after driving and getting hot about 8 to 10 miles miss fire mointors always shows #2 cylinder sometimes set po302 missfire code has be in ovredrive with convertor locked up cant make it miss power braking Trouble codes: P0302
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
This message is part help request and part informational. I hope it helps someone else sometime. The vehicle came in with a misfire/ stalling condition. Whenever it misfired the temp guage(digital)would jump all the way to hot, and when the misfire stopped, ... Trouble codes: U1009 (Invalid/missing engine torque data), U1027 (Invalid/missing engine revolutions per minute data), P1720 (Engine rpm or vehicle speed limit reached), P1285 (Cylinder head over temperature sensed), P1299 (Engine over temperature condition reached)

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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47G4V
After replacing dist. I now have cranking rpm and inj. pulse on scanner 50 ms. I also have spark and injector are working on all cylinders. Have also scpoed injectors and used injector tester to check for fuel flow. 13 to 14 psi drop on all injectors at 100ms...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L wipers VIN: 1FTZR15X7W
Every reply we received was to replace the multi-function switch. This problem was very intermittent which complicated the diagnosis. After more two days of trying to get symptoms the customer decided to have us replace the multi-function switch. 15 minutes ...
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L ABS Module VIN: 2FTPX28LXW
Thanks to all 5 of you for taking the time to help. Proposed solutions ranged from Rear sensor, HCU wiring, Fuse, the location of the Diagnostic flash code connector, how to get at the ABS module. I knew where the Connector was located to get the code 16, I ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP58U71
this vehicle is still hanging around, i believe that the problem is a sticky valve guide on cyl 3 but have not yet had the chance to remove the heads. thanks for all the replies. it seems like many of them suggested tests for which the results were already i... Trouble codes: P0305 (cyl 5 miss).
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L guages,altenater VIN: 2FMZA55472
hey thanx for the good advise,well this alt is a pcm modulated one.there were three wires badley corroded,one under the connector block by the brake res,one com wire in the harnes approx 13 in along the intake going from rear of intake,one approx 8in from pdc ...
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L clutch VIN: 1FAP36ZX44
Well even the dealer with the VIN number and all can sell you the wrong clutch kit. Got the right kit and it works just fine!
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S9Y
The vehicle returned a month later with the same code. I had the vehicle for five day of testing & driving & it would not fail. I refunded the customer the original diagnostic fee & sent her to anothe cap / smog station. Trouble codes: P0411.
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