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1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAPP14J5P
hello all i have a 93 escort giving me a fit.the car intermittently stalls and has a no start.when it does it ,it dont give me much time to check things.i do know that it keeps spark and fuel pressure.the injector pulse gets week during no start.voltage stays,...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
i am helping out a coworker on his own personal truck. 3 years ago the cat was coming apart so he hollowed it out. had no problems with codes or drivability. the heads cracked and he replaced the heads with heads from a 2000 ranger with auto trans. he matched ... Trouble codes: 332 (insufficient egr flow)
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L motor VIN: 1FMDU32X2T
Hey fellows in dire need of help. I havent worked on many abs systems, but i have learned plenty on this one. Problem: while stopping abs motor is engaged everytime. You do have to have a little speed. checked: scan codes c1198,c1194,c1214,c1210,c1206,c120...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L interior lights.message centre VIN: 1FMZU35P1W
this vehicle has had an intermitant problem for about one year.the customer explained that she can drive home with no problems-everything working ok but when she starts the car the next day the message centre is not working.fuse #36 is blown.she can put a new ...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66L6X
Does anyone know if I can obtain the seals where the intake manifold runner control shaft goes into the lower intake manifold. I have a vacuum leak at these seals and the dealer says I have to buy the complete lower intake manifold assy. This is the shaft , on... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA5146Y
Every time the vehicle goes thru a puddle on the right hand side of the vehicle, it stalls. Restart is usually within a minute or two. Vehicle runs fine in dry weather. No codes are set. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA55431
Hi Guys, i got this 2001 ford windstar came in with big misfire & code 301 & runing very rough, Did A complete tune up carbon clean the intake & fuel using motorvac,engine runs great now & no problem,customer pick it up & brought back the next day & its hesita...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L left axle seal VIN: 1FMZU73W02
Hello all, Have this explorer came in with a left rear axle seal leaking. Remove axle, replace seal.. vehicle returned in a few days leaking. Found updated seal from Ford, removed ring from axle and replaced seal, using ford seal driver. Returned leaking. Repl...
2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Power sliding door VIN: 2FMZA56473
Good Morning I have a 03 windstar with problems in both power sliders. Left door will unlatch with switch but won't open automatically. No codes in LPSDM. Right door won't unlatch with any switches but will open when outside handle is used but when closing it...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAHP71W13
This car will loose Cyl #2 Injector pulse a few seconds after start up. Wiring integrity, #2 coil and fuel inj. have been replaced. Ecm has been changed with known good one. Cam and crank signals have been scoped and check good. grounds and power have been che... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl. 2 missfire), P0352 (Ig. coil b fault)
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L shift er VIN: 1FTNPX1455
this truck will not shift from park when sitting overnite until the brake pedal is held down for at least 454 seconds i have tested the brake light switch and looked at the the shift interlock solenod adjusted shifter cable and checked for tsb any help or co...
2005 Ford E-150 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14W95
man, I tough I had this one done but it came back to haunt me. This truck first came in for a miss on #1 but after driving it for a while I found out that at time it would hardly move itself out of it's own way.So, I checked the fuel pressure, it was very erra... Trouble codes: P0301, P0175
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTSF21P25
Thank you in advance for all reading this. This truck was brought to us with the complaint of no start hot. It was low on engine oil and it was dirty. We changed oil and filter, problem persisted. DTC p2291 (ICP too low engine cranking), Pids 350-375 psi and i...
2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAHP31N67
Car idles at 1200 rpm hot. desires rpm is 688 IAC works, checked duty cycle with Modis, says 10% and thats what the scanner says, jumps to 30% when throttle opened, hangs at a high idle for a bit, then back down to 10%. upplugged IAC and idle did not change. F... Trouble codes: P0507 (IAC system rpm above expected)
2000 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4M2XV12T3Y
hello fellers, thanks in advance for ideas ORIGINAL COMPLAINT- ROUGH IDLE/STALLING Previous tech had installed cap, rotor, plugs, wires, cleaned dirt from distributor. Came back w/ same problem. tech installed IAC motor. Came back- same problem, I get van and ... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor)
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM50U91
ive got a mercury sable that came in with cel on with a p0300 stored. test drove vehicle to verify and it did miss under load. performed tune up and that cleared up problem. now when started cold, i have a missfire/stumble that goes away after approx 1 min. st... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1MEFM55S44
We recently replaced the tires on this vehicle. The tires came with p215/60r16 Conti tourning all season, we installed p215/60r16 conti pro tires. We also performed a transmission service, installed mercon V fluid. We also did a 3m fuel system cleaning, 3 part...

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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Headlamp Switch VIN: 1FMDU34X6R
I was able to find the right switch in a junk yard. Thanks for the help.
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP53S3T
Thanks to evertone that replied to my request! For now, the customer needed the car back, but before she took it there was something going on with the cooling fans when it was idling, they would come on and go off rapidly. While monitoring the ECT temp. #'s wo... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hard Starting VIN: 1FAFP45X6W
Everyone had some good info but I haven't been able to try any of them because I found some additional problems that need addressing before I can continue. I'm dealing with a customer that's out of state so we play phone tag a lot. Thanks to all. Will update t...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, PO174 VIN: 2FMZA524XY
Thanks to those who responded. I did an injector drop test on it and found a clogged injector on bank 2. I didn't really want to have to do that as my scanner doesn't have that ability for Fords and I had to do it manually. Naturally all 3 of the locks broke o... Trouble codes: P0174.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Output Sensor code VIN: 1FTNF21L31
I never did get to look further at this truck as it is used as a work truck and for plowing. I recieved a few very good responses,however ,none of the responses mentioned the flashing amber "OD OFF" lamp on the trans selector stalk.I do not know what that fla...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L no inst cluster VIN: 1FMYU0411K
After attemps to reboot the cluster by unhooking the battery and touching them together. I called my local speedo shop that rebuilds clusters. I brought them the whole car and they had it fixed within an hour. They said they had to replace a board on the back ...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L all power windows inop. VIN: 1FMZU73K94
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L High Pressure Oil Pump VIN: 1FTNX21P24
I appreciate the replies. Never did connect with Ford Tech Support. Never received reply from Ford Service Mgr. I replaced the pump. Did not find the ball up top nor in the lifter valley below. Customer opted not to pull oil pan due to the additional cost...
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