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1992 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 5.8L all shifts VIN: 1FTDF15H8N
this truck was brougth to us by the customer,he had the truck at other shop where the speed sensor was changed twice,the problem this truck has is that when the spedometer is working fine,the transmission shifts just fine,but when the speedometer does'nt work ...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Swap Trannies VIN: 2FTHF26M0N
I have a C6 transmission and want to know if I can replace this into a E4-0d Transmission truck. There are computer problems and kickdown cable hookups He Plows slow and he's not rich.
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L speedo VIN: 1FALP62W4V
need help seemed to be a slam dunk. p0500 vss fault. checked through solus no speedo reading. replaced vss like always still no vss. tested vss and all wiring from sensor to back of speedo head i have ac voltage and it varies as it goes faster. i have ground a...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Electronic VIN: 2TZX18W2WC
Vehicle came in for check engine light on code was p0720. did troble shooting for code in Mitchell. Test indicated oss was bad due to resistence. Specs showed resistence should be 450 ohms on OSS. Resisitence showed 200ohms. Replaced sensor all looked good on ...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Electronic VIN: 2TZX18W2WC
Vehicle came in for check engine light on code was p0720. did troble shooting for code in Mitchell. Test indicated oss was bad due to resistence. Specs showed resistence should be 450 ohms on OSS. Resisitence showed 200ohms. Replaced sensor all looked good on ...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L temerature gauge VIN: 3FAKP1136X
Hi everyone, A couple months ago I got in a 1999 escort zx2 with a temp guage that was reading hot. When the car was fully cooled off it would register in the middle of the range and then while running would go beyond the red. I suspected that the actual guage...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP53S2X
Hello, Hopefully someone has some insight into this problem with this vehicle. The problem is the car will not start but does so intermittently. When it does start it starts up right away and runs fine when it doesn't it turns over but no spark( checked with s...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55291
this car came in with a check engine light flashing. found faulty #3 injector, no problem right. replaced injector only to find the plastic fuel rail cracked and leaking when i put it back together. ford is telling me that this part is no longer availble, afte...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L suspension VIN: 1LNHM87A52
This vehicle just started making a squalking noise when turning left or right after our 1 foot snow blizzard and 10 degree weather. The sound is loudest from the area of the wheel/tires but impossable to make the noise when you lift the car off the ground. The...

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1989 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTHX26GOK
Firstly, ths transmission is a 3 speed C6. I am certain I entered it as such but didn't catch the fact that the request posted it as a 4 speed. After going replacing the vacuum modulator, checking the kick-down cable, going through the valve body, adjusting ...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5142S
I went back in and tested the DPFE sensor and found it to be bad. It was telling the computer that the EGR was wide open thus leaning out the fuel injectors. Upon closer inspection of the sensor, I found it to be full of corrosion. I replaced the sensor and bo...
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L transmission VIN: 1FTYR10CZW
Thanks for the help. After checking voltage reference to several sensors as well as power and ground to computer and testing amperage to all outputs, we cut the serial data wires at the computer and checked for serial data coming out of computer directly at c...
2003 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU92163
all tests came back good. no large discrepancies. I performed a motorvac (.5 hr injector flush) and symptoms improved. Did another morotvac (1hr)and now symptoms are gone. The miss after hot soak was my key. Trouble codes: 305 (cyl 5 missfire), 316 (miss on startup).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14554
Spark plug #7 and coil were the problem. All your info was helpful. After hearing that Fords self diagnosis is not always accurate on which cylinder was misfiring we decided to change all plugs and coils to see if that would help. When I got to #7, the coil l... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire 3).
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU03165
This one took a lot of time and effort. The ignition coils caused the fuse to blow and took out the PCM. As I had mentioned there is a bulletin about this. Once the plugs, coils and PCM were changed, the vehicle ran. When taking it on the test drive, some of t...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71W16
Going to call this one fixed all though i dont no what eactually fixed it we removed the fuse box and checked all connections didnt find anything concreate with lose conections but once we put it all together the car started and has been starting after a cold ...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L reverse VIN: 1LNHM87A02
thanks for your replies you sent me in the right direction. I had a broken spring in the reverse inhibit valve. replaced and all is well.
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start, NO FUEL PRESSURE VIN: 5LMFU28R73
Thanks for all your help!! I got some good information from Robert and Larry!! The fuel pump relay is part of the junction/relay box and is not serviceable!! That confirmed the alldata info. There was no 12v from the relay and when I finally located the righ... Trouble codes: P0231 (fuel pump circuit), P1101 (maf circuit low).
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