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1989 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L no 4x4 shift VIN: 1FTCR15T4K
tested according to mitchell flow chart, not that good. tried used dash switch and controller. no go. select switch flickers when in start position then goes out. never does it try to shift to 4x4 high or low.
1992 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 5.8L Camshaft VIN: 1FTEX14H5N
Need some camshaft advice on this truck. This engine is new, as decribed below, and a 270 dur. cam was installed by the builder. It was known to him that this is has a stock EFI system, and the goal was to maximize this engine within the boundaries of the EFI,...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU1763W
Car came in with intermit. no start. the theft lite blinks and also the check engine lite blinks when it will not start. If you do key relearn it will start, but if you turn off or take key out it may or may not start going back to both lites blinking. You als...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA57441
Kind of a strange one. Abs and brake light on, speedometer and odometer inop. Overdrive light flashing, and cruise control inop. I have vss rearding threw scanner and reads fine. We also have no communication with abs system. Removed connector on abs module an... Trouble codes: P0500
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1FTYR14U21
Hi guys, This Ranger came in with the speedometer and odometer not working. We've checked all the fuses, power going to the speedometer, all connections and our scanner shows the VSS is working. We are going to try another instrument cluster come monday but I...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L blower motor VIN: 1FTRW08L73
Customer complaint: after shutting off ignition switch, blower motor turns on and stays on, and drains battery. When vehicle is running, it works properly. Also noticed with ignition off and driver door ajar, instrument warning lights come on dimly and odomete...
1994 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM81W5R
This car came in on a hook for no start we ran an fuel test and found the pressure to be about 10 lb replaced fuel pump pressure came up to 40 lb. Scanner will not read on car. Checked injectors and found power ok ck pulse and found that the ground side is hot...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R23
car came in suspension bottomed out.. code uoo73 rear sensor circuit.. test all sensors good... rear sensor data @ 290000 instead of 1-4.5 volts... installed new suspension improvement... Thanks for your help! Jamie Trouble codes: U0773

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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L heat VIN: 1F1FP93U7X
there is a restriction that ford makes for the heater lines bypassing the heater core. the guy at ford said that he has not seen this problem in 10 years. that is probely because the car has been out of warranty and people have had this problem fix at other ...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L drivers window VIN: 2FMZA51451
Well after receiving several answers from fellow techs,very much appreciated I might add. And looking at the FEM info on my Genysis,wich was showing several different fault codes one of wich was "Fem not programed" I decided best course of action would be to s...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR15EX1
As I mentioned in my help request, I wanted to know if this was a common failure item. The responses were mixed. The truck ran well after replacement so I guess it's still a mystery as to what kills these things. I appreciate your time and help!
2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTZF07332
It was a faulty fuel pump not holding pressure found the problem after checking injectors, and fuel pressure regulator. I replaced the pump and everything is running smoothly and holding pressure thank you for everyones help
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18L32
the car had to have an ignion tumbler due to the fact that it did not comunicate with the cluster it may have had a short in the sending unit and burn out the igntion key transducer and wasen't able to communicate with the insterment cluster Trouble codes: B1681.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L horn
Hey folks, I haven't had the vehicle back in yet, and iATN wants me to close this. Jim in California seems to have the best advice going. I cut open 2 of the failed horns & found the coils overheated & melted their plastic holders & points. My assumption at th...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Lighting VIN: 1FAFP74V56
Thanks for the help. I talked to the local Ford dealer. The service dept told me that I would have to order a special rewire kit to add DRL - obviously not correct info. Because the car was wired from ignition power to the low beam circuit, the low beam come...
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