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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L rough idle VIN: 1FALP6538T
replaced the cyclinder head veichle ran great with noisey valves (hydraulic tappets) once the lifters pumped up (test drive ) this rig runs horrible. got another head from supplier and same thing. fire up the engine runs good idles good. noisey valves in the s...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FALP62W7T
customer states vehicle will stall at slow speeds with a slight throttle only. i have driven vehicle several times and cannot duplicate problem. have checked for codes and none were found. not sure what to look for if everything is working. just wondering if a...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L fuses VIN: 1FTYR14X5W
got a real sweet one here. Fuse #24 7.5amp in the ip fuse block keeps blowing intermittently. it happens about every 3 weeks. when it blows there is no crank. starter draw is 92 amps. when the truck came in testerday i did an amp draw test on the fuse. the cir...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Windshield Wipers VIN: 1FTYR10C8W
Hi guys truck came in with no speedo operation and this wiper problem, Installed new gem/ctm module and I had it programed at the dealer, speedo works good now. Wiper functions are and were.. wipe/wash normal...No interment operation... No low speed... High sp...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FTNW21F91
hi: every body and good monday morning; i am out of idea . this truck does not want to start , i don`t know what i am over looking . crankig rpm, oil presure, glow, fuel and presure all there any thing but start. i really can use your help thanks a lots. ma... Trouble codes: P0603 (due to rr computer)
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW12849
I only have SI and Techauthority at work. After inspecting vehicle from both up top and underneath, I could not find any damaged wiring/connectors. I also could not locate any head temp sensors, are they under the intake? Also the a/c is inop and I'm wondering... Trouble codes: P1289 (Cyl. Head Temp Sensor Circuit Voltage High)
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Cluster VIN: 1LNLM9746N
This one baffles me. replaced an Electronic Instrument Cluster with a used one to fix a DCL problem. Let customer use car over weekend with out EIC installed. Got use EIC today and now both clusters will bulb check and remain fully lit anytime the key is on. F...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L monitors not ready VIN: 1MELM50UXT
I know I need proper responce from EGR system to clear monitors Did new duty switch cause ECM to Fail ? (no signal out of ECM) What do mode 6 failures mean ? Thank all of you Bob [...]
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L dash lights VIN: 1ZWFT61LOY
At high rpm dash lights fliker. Altenator always charging at 14.5 or more volts. Checked grounds and all good any help would make us very happy. Thanks Brian
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Stall VIN: 4M2ZU86W42
We have this problem vehicle back for the third time now, the complaint is it will stall at idle or just off idle. It will stall in gear or in park/neutral. usually it stalls on the customer as they pull up to a stop sign or just as they take off from a stop. ...
2004 Mercury Sable 3.0L information center
when your driving and you use the dimmer switch the radio blinks very slightly and the miles per gallon reading goes back to zero.the compass also shows no reading @ this time.eventually it all comes back in it a bad switch,module, or wiring somewhere?...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A2M
Well this ranger is still here having a headache. I have found the following problems: 1)The screws all need to be in the ignition module(this one did have only one screw in it), 2) The Crankshaft position sensor was bad--no square wave, and balancer with fin...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
Thanks for all who replied to my posting regarding the lean codes on this Ford Explorer. As it turned out,we had two problems. Th mil did not work (burned out) although 2 of us swear we say it on the initial bulb check. Secondly, we did have both upstream o2 s... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153 (right and left bank os sensors lean).
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: F123F1X000
Its Alive...Thank everyone for the help. Harold from Florida and Brian from Illinois nailed it on the head...the filter canisters inside the fuel pump pick up were filled up with trash. Several others knew it was a fuel problem and led me in the right directio... Trouble codes: P0340, P1211, P1212, P1670.
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50411
already changed the updated kit for the plenum gaskets, we did a couple before using fel pro gaskets. never had a problem... thank you for taking the time to read this request. already passed the emissions test. thanks for everything... its a great site. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31L04
I want to thank all who replied especially Charles [...] for getting me on the right track and what relay it really was.Customer had no owners manual so I pulled mine out (04)and that is where I got the idea of the fuel heater relay.WRONG! That is for the 6.0...
2005 Ford Freestar S 3.9L temp gage VIN: 2FMZA50695
Hi guys sorry it took so long to close this one, but we had to send the customer to the dealer and they reprogrammed the pcm. Everything has been ok it has been about a week now thanks for all the help, iatn saved the day again!
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L forward gears VIN: 1ZWFT61L81
Worst tranny I ever had to take out! Custumer decided to replace with reman tranny, due to being so problematic.Thanks for all the help, sorry for the long closing ; it took him weeks to find one, and took me weeks to replace! thanks again!
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