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1989 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.5L Instrument cluster VIN: 1FTHX25G9K
I'm sorry about asking this question. This is not a question about a repair issue. I have a customer who has a 1989 F250 pickup that has a gas engine with a Instrument Cluster without a trip odometer or tachometer. My question is, would a Instrument Cluster fr...
1990 Ford F F700 7.0L left fuel pump VIN: 1FDNF70J6M
I need information on power distribution for this duel tank electric pump system. i'm pulling out the ac control to get at the aux fuel tank switch to test for voltage at that point. are the tanks fused seperatly? where would the circuit protection be for the ...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L batteries VIN: 2FTHF26M3P
I have removed all fuses and circuilt breakers and still have a .49 amp draw which makes the batteries go low and a no start condition as a reasult. Once when I cycled the ignition switch the draw went away but returned later. Custommer ir very eager to have p...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L windshield wipers
previously the vehicle had a problem with the windshield wipers not working. the previous shop replaced the gem module with a used unit. i have tried the original unit and the used unit which the vehicle came in with. i can power up the wipers with my power pr...
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L PVH Solenoid VIN: 1FTZR15X6W
Truck came back to our shop for 4wheel drive inop. Went directly to the PVH Solenoid to test for vacuum. Hooked up vaccum guages inline at the PVH Solenoid; one on the engine vac Line and the other on the line going to hubs. Start vehicle and i get 18Hg on the...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L hydro boost VIN: 1FTSW31F2X
cust brought in this truck with a concern of after driving awhile, like 20 min, while applying the brakes the rears lock up. also the pedal doesnt feel right and there is a hissing sound. could not confirm complaint. found tsb and napafix issues similar, all p...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L TCC control circuit in PCM VIN: 1FTNX21S0Y
No codes. Dies when put in forward gear, goes into reverse with out stalling. TCC control Circuit in PCM always grounded. can pull wire out of PCM and it doesnt stall. Can also reconnect at highway speed and disconnect and tcc applies and releases.
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU62E11
Hello, I need help with a 55e transmision. Customer brought vehicle in 15k mile ago for ses light on & no power sometimes in reverse & slips in forth & overdrive. We checked it and the fluid was burned & did not have reverse and had codes p0734 & p0735. We did...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P32
the vehicle has mill with p0171 vehicle runs fine, at idle fuel trim has 32% correction but as soon as you raise rpm fuel correction goes to 3% usually caused by vaccum leak i cannot find a leak anywhere i can fill the shop with propanne and fuel trimm doesnt ... Trouble codes: P0171
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1ZVFT80N65
The vehicle is equipped with a 4.0 v6 and 5r55s automatic transmission. It has an intermittent delay and harsh reverse engagemnt, adittionally there is a "rushing" sound from inside the pan. We changed the valve body, with a new OEM, did a soft rebuild, replac...
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L RSC Warning VIN: 1FBNE311X7
We come up with a Code B1352 But i cant find it in my Alldata system anywhere. There is a warning lamp on and a chime that goes off every few minutes. Can anyone help with a diagnostic flow chart? Thanks in advance!
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEHM55S92
Misfire PO301. Need a little help here fellas. Cust. came in with complaint of misfire. Tech. threw plugs and wires at it. Came back, same s#@$%. Cyl. 1 misfire. Tech. threw an injector at it. Same, cyl. 1 mis. Okay. I get there. Customer unhappy. This is what... Trouble codes: P0301

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1986 Ford Bronco Custom 4.9L steering VIN: 1FMDU15Y4G
I would like to thank everyone that gave their time to help me out. I got this thing back in Friday and checked the front axels for binding and sure enough both front axel u-joints were locked in one direction. Installed new joints and this thing drove great. ...
1995 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1FTEX15N8S
I appreciate all the replies I recieved on my erratic oil pressure gauge problem. The responses all pointed to the oil pressure switch. I was not very happy with Ford's "better idea" of a gauge that is a glorified idiot light, but they didn't need a bailout s...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.3L High pressure oil pump VIN: 1HVBBABP3W
Thank you first of all for taking time to help as best you could. One thing we learned was that you can not pinch a hose from the high pressure pump and get accurite relsults so we were wrong there. Next we were able to obtain a pressure gauge that worked and ...
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L hvac VIN: 1FAHP60A42
The system was low on refrigerant. We evacuated and recharged system and found leak from ac compressor. Replaced compressor and drier. System fine now.
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L starter VIN: 2FMZA55452
Vehicle has left the premises, narrowed problem down to ecm not grounding relay intermittently. Would bypass relay ground and would crank every time. Customer preferred changing vehicles instead of spending more money on ecm. Tech answers were "starter or cra...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FTSW31FX2
Found Pinched/ Broken wire inside its casing @ left side under dash as the harness makes a sharp turn right to follow the dash support. Also found chafed wires at Overdrive Switch near shifter exit point. (Replaced shifter just incase this was the original cau... Trouble codes: P0221, P0603 (Internal KAM error), P0476 (EPC Value Out of Range), B1352, B1201, U1262 (SCP Data Fault).
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D13
hi guys ,with code p1464 still on,i cleared it ,turn the ac off,did a test run again and found no more codes.thanks for help Trouble codes: P1464.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32P44
Well, charles from Cali. sent us down the correct path. Sync comes from pcm. However upon removal and inspection of FICM had physical damage(prybar). I replaced this first , but in the end needed a PCM as well. Thanks again IATN. Trouble codes: U0306 (software incompatibility with fuel injector control module), P2614 (camshaft sensor output circuit).
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L driver power memory seat function VIN: 1LNHM87A31
First of all I am sorry it took so long to reply with a close. Second I want to say thank you to everyone who posted a comment or took time to think about this Lincoln's seat concern. I spoke with the owner explaining what I found in testing and on iatn. He ...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MELM58S8V
Code P1519 was a false code due to the trans range switch not working right.The switch would read P/N,REV,P/N,P/N,LOW2,LOW1.By not reading O/D when you engage the shifter to drive position the pcm was going in to a wide open throttle shut-off mode.Replaced the... Trouble codes: P1519 (IMRC stuck open).
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