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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L radio, windows VIN: 1FALP5246V
Radio quits (only the sound, display stays lit) when drivers door power window or door lock swithes are used. Engine must be running, will act up more consisantly in reverse or drive...regardless if the tranny range switch is hooked up or not. Operating any of...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTFE2429V
I replaced the head gaskets because of a antifreeze usage issue. I ran the van for about an hour and I determand that it has no power and the exhaust manifolds were cherry red. I am eliminating the fact it could have jumped time due to the high compression. I ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L erratic shifts VIN: 1FALP52U4V
Hi Folks, Auto trans works fine for upshifts through 65 mph. It downshifts harshly, and when it shifts into first as it comes to a stop, a noticeable clunk occurs (2 mph). If the car stays below about 35 mph it shifts normal both ways except the harsh downshif...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Air Bag VIN: 1LNHM87A02
I have a Lincold LS with 2 air bag codes. b1932 b1994 . replaced the clock spring and cleared the b1932 out but the b1994 is still there also the air bag symble flashes 36. i dont do air bags and am asking for advice from you all. ty for any help
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L drivers side VIN: 1LNHM86SX4
customer stating when ac on blows warm air from drivers side and blows cool on passanger side. scanned found codes b2798 dirvers water valve ccircuit short, and b1265 bypass dirert door drivers side fail. can't find any help from mitchell or iatn and repair, n...
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4M2DU55P4V
Vehicle came in for failed emission test (IM240 Colorado). Fuel control looks good most of the time yet occasionally the front o2 sensor signals go to zero volts (both left and right sensors at the same time.) There seams to be a trend of doing this under a he... Trouble codes: P1131 (o2/s b1s1 lean), P1151 (os/s b2s1 lean)
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L alternator VIN: 1MEFM66LXX
vehicle was brought into the shop from another that had replaced the alt. and still isnt charging. i saw a bunch of hits on this but i cant find an anwser on which wire on the regulator is the field wire, and i dont want to waste my time chasing my tail any su...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1987 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L 02 leads VIN: FMCU14T8HU
First off, thanks to all that helped on this one, what a night mare, with help i got the 02 wired to the vehicle correctly just to find the wires in the harness had been pinched when some back yard shop did a motor swap, then discovered the last shop to touch ...
1992 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FDLF47M7N
Thanks to those offering help & suggestions. I was not able to isolate problem by cracking lines. After hours of testing decided to remove both valve covers to see what I could find. Using a remote starter with key off, I cranked engine over several times whil...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Power windows,Interior lights VIN: 1FTDX1864V
Ended up being a bad ground on in the right side kick panel.Thanks for all the help.
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1136X
Thanks to all for the detailed responses especially Preston who nailed the procedure on the head. What worked for me in keeping cams aligned was my snap on long straight 13-14 combo wrench for serp belts, this layed on back of head and slid right into slots i...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMYUO3191
Did smoke test.Had leak around intake. Replace orings & problem solved.
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L compressor VIN: 1FMNU42S71
Thanks for the help all of you that sent me in the direction of a high pressure problem helped me find the actual problem. I knew I didn't have a restriction because my pressures were good for the temp outside (101f). Plus my vent temp was good at 49F. What we...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTNX20F41
Thank you Fred, Wayne, and Joe for your input. Ended up installing another trans and all is well. Prior to installing another trans, I tried a new pcm with the same result. I reinstalled their original pcm and ate the new one. Again, thank you for your help. E...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP3S342
Finally got my hands on an oem air intake system, reinstalled, maf grams per sec (as expected) went to the old rule of thumb of 2 g/s for a 2.0L and the car ran great...thanks to all who replied
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on, fuel gauge erratic VIN: 3FAFP3133R
problem solved! someone had had the tank down at one time and the connector for the pump module had some corrosion on it. we cleaned and reconnected the connector and so far the gauge is working properly and the light is still off. thanks to all who replied... Trouble codes: P0460, P0463.
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L drive belt VIN: 1LNHM81W9X
Thanks to all who helped me find the problem. The balancer was the source of the belt noise. The rubber had very slight damaged to it and with out having a new part to compare it to, I couldnt be for sure if it had slipped any. I ordered a new one and found...
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Luxury 4.0L blower fan VIN: 4M2EU37EX6
It was the blower motor relay in engine compartment,thanks to Doug [...] for his detailed info,also I found all data's diag section very helpful.
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