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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L charging with warning ind. on VIN: 2FMZA5341X
Thanks in advance to anyone that can help. Ive looked at the two other posts about the P1246. And the one seems really close to the problem I've got. The vehicle came in and the system was not charging at all. We put a used altenator that we had laying around ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56S5Y
Sitting in park and running, hot, vehicle will miss or seem to cut out one or two times in a row, every once in a while. Pcm ground will spike over 1000 ohms, and Battery volts will go over 17 volts. NGS Star Tester Ford Scanner will beep and we lose our live ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L chk eng light VIN: 1FMZU73E5Y
cust complaint-engine idles fast then slow-sometimes wants to die-a/c inop-the coolant system was low and cust filled w/water. the vehicle has sat for about two years-they just do not drive it--we flushed the system-replaced the thermostat, has a check engine ...
2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Starts then Dies VIN: 2FTRX18L5Y
Vehicle will intermittently Start and then Die when key is returned to "RUN" position. You can tell the vehicle is not going to start, the instrument gages will peg to the right then return to the left. Also when the vehicle is doing this, you lose power to ... Trouble codes: B1318 (Low Battery Voltage at Module), C1284 (Oil Pressure Switch Fault), B1876 (T-Case 2 WD Solenoid Circuit Fault), B1313 (Battery Saver Relay Coil Circuit Fault), B1302 (Acc. Delay Relay Coil Circuit Fault), B1315 (Battery Saver Relay Coil Short to Battery Positive)
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Ride Control, Air Ride VIN: 1FMDU74E1Y
Vehicle in our shop from local body shop due to air ride inop. Scanned and retrieved code B1565 (Door ajar input short to Batt+). Have monitered all door inputs to GEM module, all read open/closed accordingly. No pid available on modis for air ride door ajar m...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L low beam VIN: 2FAHP71W04
hi there,this vehicle head lamps low beams just quit working for afew minutes and then work ok .please any help will be apreciated thanks.
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU93185
This one is intermitant. Light was on one day and then on and off three or four times the next day. Code is not present on the day it comes in. The sensor looks ok when I scope it. The fuel trims are all good. Long term dances around 0-2 on both banks and sho... Trouble codes: P2197
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L timing chain/phasers VIN: 1FTPX14585
Guys we need a few Ford Tech pointers with this 'un! Having scanned the engine we picked up a variable valve timing fault(s) and noisy operation. After opening up the front end (timing cover) we observed that the timing chains had stretched/worn to excess, gui...
2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L radio VIN: 1FTPW14546
this truck's radio will remain on when key removed and door opened. the door ajar sensors are all operating because the odometer will go on and off according to door open/close. if you press any one of the power window switches on the driver door the radio wil...
1986 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEBP87U1G
This car is driving me nuts. Came in with the description stalls out and wont restart. Had a new alternator, new starter solenoid, new battery & battery cables. I replaced the voltage regulator (wasn't charging). Let the car run for approx 10-15 mins @ idle ...
2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L abs system VIN: 1MEFM50U45
Please help with any diagnosis you can -- would be greatly appreciated

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1994 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L Powers out VIN: 1FTEX15N9R
I removed the O2 sensor wiring harness that runs by the starter. Some of the wires were cracked and oil soaked. I cleaned and repaired the harness, as well as replaced the O2 sensor. I also loosened off every ground I could get my hands on, cleaned an re-tigh...
1996 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L dpfe hoses blow off VIN: 1FTEF15N6T
Thanks for all of the replies. We replaced both DPFE hoses with new ones from Ford and they stayed on after multible hard accell. so it appears that 3 inches of backpressure under accel. is ok. Also the truck goes like a bat out of hell so i would say that t... Trouble codes: P0401 (insuficient egr flow).
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP56U26
I don't know if I call it fixed, only because I had to modify fords engenering. What was happening is that when the water would leak out the drain tube, it would act like a gutter helmet on an eve troff, and run back towards the firewall. Then the meterial aro...
2007 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L air bag VIN: 1FMEU74E97
OK the verdict is in. There is no provision to turn off the air bag on this model. I'll let him decide how he wants to travel. Big thanks to all who took time to respond.
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A43
Thanx for all the quick replies Kevin from NJ your the man.This car had alot of issues being a mutt from the auction. I allways tell techs to go back to the basics and I allways check ign,compression, combustion,but I seam to skip the all important exhuast....
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Unknown VIN: 5LMFU28RX4
Another case of "we changed the wrong bearing" is the answer. Installed the bearing we removed from the other side and all is well. Chassis ear did not help at all, could not distinguish locale with 2 additional tech passengers. it all came down to running ...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1MEFM50U42
After much agrevation, we determined the strategy behind the problem was 100% normal, but the problem was too much converter slipage. Replaced torque converter & all is well.
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