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1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDLF47FTE
vech came in would not accelerate with out cutting out and setting cam sensor code. Put old cam sensor had in it and ran fine. Replaced cam sensor with updated cam sensor vech will barely run used 3 different updated sensors and will not run put old style sens... Trouble codes: P0340
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L theft (pats) VIN: 2FMZA5242X
van came in with no start. found theft light flashing, read codes for pats, U1262 found. code lead me no where except no communication with pcm. did some testing found no power to pcm. found fuse #20 in under hood fuse box blown replaced fuse and started but b...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: AFP53U8XC2
Hello Techs and thanks for taking a look at this. This Taurus is back for the 3rd time for a code P1450. On the first visit the tank was dropped and an actual hard kink was found and repaired in a plastic vac line above the fuel tank. Car went home with MIL ou... Trouble codes: P1450 (Cannot bleed up Evap System)
2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP42X61
30 amp PCM power fuse blows unless CCRM is disconnected, have disconnected everything we can find in Mitchells wiring diagrams that is related to ccrm, fans, pcm, coils,capaciters but load remains. Does anyone have a complete wiring diagram of constant control...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNX21F02
Well Guys I think I have a head ache here. This truck comes in and customer said it is using 2 GALLONS of oil in 100 miles! So I look in the inter cooler tubes and they are clean. The underside of the truck has normal seepage. The truck runs good, not really n...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L whining noise VIN: 1FMZU73K83
This vehicle gives off a whining/growling type noise similar to the hydraulic noise of a power steering pump that has air in it. This noise occurs while driving over 15 mph and beyond. The noise only happens when the steering wheel is to the left of center (st...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, RUN RICK BANK1 VIN: 1FTPW125X4
GOOD MORNING FORD GUYS, I have a 05 f150 in our shop with a mil light on and code po172 rich b1. Have also noticed that at 1500rpm the engine will sit and shake like it has a engine miss. Long term will start at -9 and as soon as you acc will go to -17 and con... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank1)
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53U15
complaint vehicle trys to run away, found codes for output speed sensor and vehicle speed sensor(same sensor for both) we replaced sensor still same problem, when in gear stopped vehicle NOT moving speedometer will jump and output speed sensor will also jump a... Trouble codes: P0721, P1500
2006 Ford Escape 3.0L Reverse Lights
I work at a GM dealership so my access to Ford tools and information is limited. I have a wiring diagram of the reverse light system from Mitchell. It shows a relay in the smart junction box in the centre console. I removed the centre console and found that no...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L no crank /ecu VIN: 5LMFU28R34
To all valued techs truck will sometimes run and then stall it will not crank and the antitheft light will blink fast and there will be no com with ecu .At first the ids would not comunicate at all with any ecu,we even disconnected each module on the scp buss ...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L steering VIN: 1MELM5OU1V
Steering wheel intermittently binds and feels as though it binds more left. Binding seems to occur more when warm instead of cold. In addition, vehicle is equipped with power steering assist. It is possible that there could be an electrical problem, however I ...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L steering, suspension, ride control VIN: 4M2XV11T5X
There is a pretty harsh vibration when driving over 60mph. Stymptom is felt in the body of van and not necessarily in the steering wheel. This problem is really noticeable, yet hard find. I would hate to give it back to customer like this, any help will be muc...

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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Crankshaft dampner pulley VIN: 1FMDU34X7S
Got it and boy do we feel stupid. The tech that was working on this was using his super-duper new puller which has an insert to push against that goes in place of the crank bolt. Turns out that the insert was too short and the tool was in fact pushing against ...
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FT3X444X6
I don't know if I should call this a fix but heres what I did. I tried to just jumper power to the lockup solenoid with a switch but after about 5 min the amp draw kept going up and up. So I think it wouldn't last to long. I cut the front drive shaft and we...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L overdrive VIN: 1F4ANJUUEG
hello all, this windstar is not getting fixed by me at this time. the consensus is that the servo for the od band is worn and when hot leaks too much fluid to apply the band. fron this the band is also most likely bad also. in the end a full rebuild is reco...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FMYU04112
Thanks to all of you especilly Timothy, after getting nowhere I took the data home to mull over and low there it was. The MAF V was .09 and the gm/s was 0.42. I dissambled The maf and found a fly shorted in the hot wire. This told the ecu no air flow was enter...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L right rear wheel VIN: 1FMDU74W02
I had a slight thought that the new line could be restricted, i remover the new line and tried to put a wire through it and bingo, the line was blocked. I check it more and found a slight mark on the hose, I think the line was crimped or bent and crushed t...
2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP25176
Thanks for all your replies. As per replies I road tested for re-learn, with no improvment. I also did voltage drop test on wiring to alternator and battery, all less than .5 volts. I removed alternator, disassembled and found a burnt rectifier connection. I r...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM50U9A
Once agasin guys thanks for the help changed cam sensor and SYNCHRONIZER car runs great.
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 4M2DU86W42
replacing the transfer case solved the problem.The other evidence that made us confident it was the transfer case was that just by sitting in drive and turning the steering wheel hard left or right you could bind up the drivetrain so it felt as if the brake wa...
2003 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50253
After re-checking alignment of synchronizer several times, re-checking TDC and checking all [...] and to wrap some of the wires with foil t... Trouble codes: P1336 (ckp and or cmp input signal to pcm).
2007 Mercury Milan 2.3L Steering VIN: 3MEHM072X7
Did receive 3 replies. Thanks. However, problem still exists. Doug referenced a TSB that applied to a 3.0 engine and a different noise than what we are experiencing. Joe asked if we mounted the new return line per TSB, indeed we did. David asked questions...
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