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1963 Ford Falcon 170CID Mechanical VIN: 3R24U11298
ATTENTION: VINTAGE FORD LOVERS - Thought this would be an easy project for my wife but turns its becoming difficult. So here it is Bought a real nice Falcon Deluxe station wagon with stock 170 and a 2 speed automatic it ran but found it had busted #5 & 6 pisto...
1967 Ford mustang 289CID Coolant Temp. VIN: 117T61C260
Have checked everything and have come to the decision that it must be the sending unit... But, don't have the information for a 1967 mustang coolant temp sensor... I have tried two different ones and a new guage and guage goes to hot... no short in wire to sen...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L transfer case VIN: 1FMEU15H4R
Please help, truck came in no 4x4 at all, no indicator lights or nothing,so first thing I did was check all fuses ok checked iatn, many hits about shift motors, so I taped on motor, no change. next performed self test on shift control module passed self test. ...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDLF47F5T
Hi. This is our on-site tire repair truck. This thing idles all day every day because it has a compressor and calcium pump on-board. 2 weeks ago it wouldn't start and the icp read 1911psi during crank, which is its failure/Default value. I unplugged it and it ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8T
im leaning towards putting a computer in this car. another tech put a EGR valve and DPFE on the car. i cleaned the passages, installed a EVR solenoid but still cannot get the EGR to function correctly. i have a vac gauge hooked inline and when i drive the car,... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR insufficient flow)
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X3T
code keeps returning even after cleaning ports, checked vacuum to EGR valve, it's good, installation of new parts. Don't know what else to try. Computer? Everything that was done has always fixed other vehicles. EGR system working ok at this time. Help! Trouble codes: P0401
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L tcc VIN: 2FMZA5146W
i need some help on this one thanks in advance. we replace the transmission on this van a year ago because of the custmomer complaining of the rpms jumping a few hundred then going back down. we could not verify the complaint but he wanted the trans replaced. ...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L draw on batt VIN: 1F4GI66983
hi all and thank you for looking at this. i have a 2000 mustang that will kill the battery overnight. it has a new battery and alternator in it. first thing i did was put meter in line on negative side and got a 2945ma draw for about 15 seconds then it went do...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31F12
please help. helping out an account i have, do not do much on diesles. truck came in barely running with no power in the am and sometimes going down the road. cel on code 1316 only. cust told needs injectors, we did the job complete all injectors etc... all we... Trouble codes: 1316 (idm codes stored)
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32P24
This truck came in directly after being to the dealer were they replaced the low pressure oil pump , front cover , ipr valve, injector o-rings , & oil tubes. I need some help figuring this one out. There are no codes present or pending and is passes the KOEO t...
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FMZKO6125
hi all, never worked on a freestyle befor,dont see much late model stuff. thanks for your help. Car came in ac not very cold complant. No leaks found, blows warm air @ idle, will blow cold air @ 2500 rpm. A/C pressure at idle is about 70/175 or so, low side pr...

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1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L abs activation VIN: 1FMEU15H1S
Thank you all for your replies. 5 mentioned sensor mount rust buildup/air gap issues. 2 said to replace both front sensors. 1 said to disable ABS to verify regular brakes were working properly. (This I was able to do) 2 mentioned potential problems with the ...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FMRE113WH
Thanks for all the response that were of help and the one that were and the one that were not so helpful. turns out this problem was caused by a short in the wire harnish to the dpef sensor circuit, five volt signal shorting to ground due to exposed wire from ...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
Hello again and thanks for all your help! I confirmed a bad fuel pump with a very low volume test. Removed the pump and the filter was almost pure black. I had to replace the pump, removed all the old gas to clean tank and Vehicle now runs great with fuel pres... Trouble codes: P0171 (system to lean bank 1), P0174 (system to lean bank 2).
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20F21
ok guys customer decided that we were taking to long on this one so am going to have to put it back together and ship it,but i did find out one thing if i unplugged #3 injector it would only throw codes for 1&3,but if i unplugged #1 it would throw all the othe... Trouble codes: P1271 (high to low open cyl.1), P1272 (high to low open cyl.2), P1273 (high to low open cyl.3), P1274 (high to low open cyl.4), P1275 (high to low open cyl.5).
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPF12584
After the first couple of responses pertaining to timing chain, took a further look at chain and guides. Found timing chain had been slightly tapping the cover and when cranking the engine you could see the timing chain tensioner jumping extensively and the sa...
2007 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Wrench Lite On VIN: 1FMZK02137
Hello Thanks to all that replied. We sent this to the dealer for reflash of the ecm and that seems to have straighten it out. Vehicle has been gone for about a week and customer hasn't been back. Thanks Brian Trouble codes: P061B (Internal control module torque calibration performance), U0401 (Invalid data received from ECM/PCM).
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