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1997 Ford Ranger Sport 4.0L trouble code P1762 VIN: 1FTCR14XXV
Keeps setting a trouble code: P1762-Overdrive band Failed off. IT HAS ALL THE SHIFTS) seams to work perfectly. has all speeds and lock up. It sets this code immediately after the vehicle reaches 4th gear. We replaced the valve body with a new (not reman) unit,...
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L Accessories VIN: 1FTZX1722Y
This one might be for the Ford techs out there.The truck came for no dashboard lights.checked all circuits and replaced the headlamp switch to no avail.When looking at the wiring diagram a little closer found that the GEM module controls this light and also th...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X8Y
This vehicle has a misfire on cold start ups for about 1-2 minutes depending on its "mood". I have done a tune up on it in the last 6 months just as maintanance. Fuel pressure is within spec koeo or koer. The spark plug always gets an area thats darker than th... Trouble codes: P0304
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU73WX3
engine running high rpm/has new idle air control valve which was replaced by us appx 1 month ago ran fine for a couple of weeks and than started again/we replace iac again the iac percentege count is around 36 at idle. engine has been rebuilt by us appx 4 mont...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Steering VIN: 2FAFP71W14
My big question is does these newer racks have same little valve that on older units we had to transfer to new rack. I was wondering if customer had possibly forgot about that crucial step? thanks to all. Nate
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPX14515
Thanks in advance. Engine will intermittently miss at idle and just above idle after warmed up. Scan tool has no misfire counters so I cant peg the hole. We replaced the plugs (one broke off- NO fun but fixable). We output tested the coils and checked for boot...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L aC code VIN: 1LNHM97V1Y
disconnected battery to change alternator...when the vehicle was restarted the air conditioning system will only blow warm is totally ineffective what would cause this is there a code to reset
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air ride VIN: 5LMFU28R73
This navigator came in because the air ride doesn't work. Basically the truck is sitting on the ground. The air bags will not fill. The compressor does run. No codes for suspension. The compressor makes air. I checked for pressure with a gauge that reads to 30...

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1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4WD 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X2T
Got this fine piece of equipment fixed up. As usual there wasn't any one problem causing the misfires but a combination of a few things. I installed a new MAF and front O2 sensor and that helped alot. I then got my smoke machine back from a buddy and found th ...
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L fan VIN: 1ZVHT82HX5
Thks for all the help replies it turned out to be the cluster that controls the fans, replaced the cluster with a used one customer supplied.Thks again for all the help Doug
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56U56
Thanks to all that replied. It did work well aligning cam/crank signals with scope... I think lack of detail (or communication) was problem. I took scope reading from known good running 3.0 and duplicated that vehicle. That worked great. Thanks for all the hel... Trouble codes: P0340, P0300.
1998 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Radio VIN: 1LNFM81W5W
Radio was bad and we replaced it all is fine thanks to all who help
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61L7Y
Ok I have fixed it! Inside the gas tank the wire that feeds the fuel pump has a harness between the pump itself and the top main harness. The harness connector between the two was corroded,and since the harness is black, hard to notice unless you really look c...
2004 Mercury Monterey (Van) 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MRZA20224
I am ready to close this repair.After checking and re-checking we decided that although we do not see any dampness at the computer we would clean all connections and air dry.Since the problem was intermittent we were not sure if it was repaired.It has been 5 d... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0316 (1000 rpm misfire), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p0306-), P0306.
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