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1995 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Interior lamps and warning chime
I think I'm in over my head. Truck belongs to my sis-in-law and the interior light and warning chime stay on when driving (key in run, door closed).(Also the dash lights are inop.) First thought it was door switch but decided to test fuses and found fuse 28 w/...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L #5 fuse VIN: 1FMFU18LXV
vehicle came in with fuse #5 blowing every time a/c was turned on. checked blend door actuator, stuck. replaced. checked a/c system, metal in orifice tube. replaced pump, orifice tube, accumulator, flushed, works fine.. came back same prob... checked, ALL wiri...
2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L hood switch VIN: 2FMZA53493
This minivan is a 2003 ford Windstar. The FEM module shows a PID for the hood that says it is always closed. Switch disconnected and checked is good, and the circuit to the FEM is not shorted or open. Removed Solus scanner and test alarm, alarm sounds with a...
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1FY459U91V
hello all tech. this car came in wipermotor not working i had follow all data check there power and ground at the motor so i replace motor and the module in one unit still not work. is there a reset one something else i need to check please give me some idea t...

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1983 Ford F-150 4.9L wipers VIN: 1FTDF15Y8D
Gentlemen... It turns out that this customer had just had the starter replaced and they installed a new starter solenoid at the same time... He noted that that's when the wipers started acting up... After gaining that little bit of information the problem was...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L lights/heater VIN: 2FTDX172XC
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Steering VIN: 1FMNU4357Y
thanks to those who responded. unfortunatly i do not have a fix. the truck actually belonged to the customers son. he was just borrowing it and decided to get it looked out. after talking to his son he called back and said not to go any further. the son was us...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Instrument Panel VIN: 1FTZX17211
I changed the alt as it has 380mA parasitic draw. That stopped the instrument panel gauge needles from bouncing back and forth. Once engine was running and not pulling the battery down I found the wipers, power window , interior lighting and headlites all in...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L engine rev VIN: 2FAHP71W05
I was never able to get the car act up. I test drove it many times with the scanner connected while recording a movie of the data. After driving the car and getting the transmission at normal operating temperature, I put the car on a lift, set the brakes while...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87A13
Hello again, This one is fixed and out the door. Mark from Ohio and Robert from West Virginia had it right. We pulled all the plugs and found that they were worn and had one plug that didn't belong in this car. Had a tappered sealing edge instead of a sealing...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM55S41
Thank you for all your information, The car got to run well enough after I replaced the pcv hose and upper plenum gaskets but there is still a leak either from cracked intake or bad lower gaskets and customer had decided to put taht repair off for a few months... Trouble codes: P1774, P0171, P0301, P0303.
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