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1985 Ford F-150 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTDF15N2F
vehicle came in with a BAD hesitation and bucking and jerking when accelerated on light throttle its moves fine push the accelerator and it falls all over itself checked fuel psi 40 psi when we loaded it up fuel psi dropped to around 20-25psi and it acted up w...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Interm. no start VIN: 1FAFP42X4W
Hey techs, I have a 1998 Mustang GT here with an intermittant no start after a hot soak. I have yet to reproduce this condition, but the customer has experienced it several times. He says that it only happens after driving awhile, letting the car sit for a few...
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Electronic rear suspension VIN: 1FMEU17L61
Hi guys (and gals) this vehicle was dropped off last week with the rear suspension almost on the ground. We checked the normal culprits and the relay and the motor were bad (relay corroded and motor had very high resistance). We replaced those items and the sy...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP363X2
Hello, I have a strange problem with a 2002 Ford Focus.while driving at approx.35 to 45 MPH the ABS and the trans fault light comes on(light looks like this-(!)and the trans downshifts into 2nd.A couple seconds later the light is off,and it upshifts.No codes,...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Interior VIN: 1FMRU15W13
Hi everyone I have a rear hatch that wont unlock I believe lock actuator is bad. I can't fugure out how to open with out damaging rear inner pannel to gain access. any help would be great. thanks randy
2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy
hey guys. customer complained about this explorer being very poor on gas. it has an 85l and only goes about 350km on a full tank in the city. i have driven this vehicle for a week. i put 350km on it in the week and at the end of the week the tank was almost em...
2004 Ford Focus ZX5 2.3L O/D light VIN: 3FAFP37214
After a factory (dealer) rebuilt trans was installed the o/d light came on. Code PO721. Replaced oss (output shaft speed sensor) . Light came back on and checked for bad connections,pinched wires, bad internal trigger wheel. No problems found. Disconnected alt...
1992 Mercury Capri 1.6L No Start VIN: 6MPCTO1Z4N
this car came to me after the other shop couldn't figure i out this car does not start no spark no injector pulse,i searched all data and shop key5 and they dont give me detailed info on checking the dist i called the napa tech line ( where we got the dist)and...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U8V
Customer called with no start condition back in November, on sight test noted no fuel pump operation and found blown 20A fuel pump maxi fuse. Replaced fuse and supplied customer with a spare in the event of future failure. Same symptom recurred after 4 months,... Trouble codes: P0231 (fuel pump secondary circuit)

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1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L alarm VIN: 1FAFP4042W
Thanks to all that replied, as many of you stated there is no GEM module on this model. The electronics that I was looking for is located in the trunk which many of you pointed out. Thank you all for taking the time to help me out. Jim
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L abs module VIN: 2FMZA51U6W
thanks to all who replyed several replys led us right to the problem. first we ohmed the sensors they were ok then we did the AC spin test and found the right rear sensor was a bit off so we cleaned the rust off the sensors and retested now the right sensor wa...
2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L ps pump VIN: 1FAFP47V10
well, I have not repaired this problem yet, but I will clean the pressure relief valve soon as donald suggested, with an inline filter. I will let you know how it goes, thanks
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FDWX36F72
Thanks for the replies. there is no power at terminals 1 ,2 ,4, 11 and 12 at transmission connetor at rear of transmission on passanger side. Mike P
2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L pcm, ipc, abs, srs VIN: 2FMZA53403
Alright, we have fixed this vehicle. I didn't see any way around disconnecting each module one at a time until the bus came back online. It ended up being the rear electronic module (REM). As soon as we disconnected it we got communication (and also ended up b...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FTRW08L63
sorry it took so long to get back on this one the customer has been out of town few weeks and just got back. I found that the plastic pads on the shift fork were broken and would not move the sleeve inside the differential replaced the fork and all is working...
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP34Z24
hey everyone thanks for the replies. we ended up taking out the ecm and probing the wires to check for continuity. the ground feed for the heater circuit and the power supply were both at .8 ohms. there was no problem in the circuit and the oxygen sensor was... Trouble codes: P0054 (heater circuit bank 1 switch 2).
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L abs module VIN: 1FMZU73K74
thanks guys it was abs control module and a pin conetion was bad not making good conection repaird. pin and replaced abs module took to dealer to have programed.
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L trunk latch, tag light, trunk light VIN: 2MEFM74W22
I updated thi once but it must not have taken? Anyway, There is an 8 way black connector in the trunk on the left, drivers side just to the left of the trunk hinge. on the frontside of the plug is where the wires for the trunk go into the car. In two places ...
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