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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP54Y4P
Ford tech's help! I have this sho and im not sure where to start... It came in as a no start, key on cooling fan runs constantly. Cust. had eec relay (the one above the radiator) for us to install. No change, key on cooling fan runs. The engine cranks fine and...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge
vehicle came in with complaint of vehicle jumping forward at stoplights performed all basic checks iac bad replaced with aftermarket (manuf) standard iac problem was much less pronouced but still there reset kam, send customer on there way came back same compl...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU35P3V
This vehicle is driving me nuts! It first came to me with a MIL light because it was due for smog test. Code was P0500( vehicle speed sensor fault) Checked all sensors good. even replaced sensors before condemming ECM. Vehicle would show speed on speedometer d... Trouble codes: P0443 (solenoid purge valve electrical fault)
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTZF1827W
Vehicle came in with a complaint of poor fuel mileage and runs rough in 4th & 5th gear Idles great.This problem occurred overnite. No FAULT CODES.NO MISFIRE CODES. Engine replaced about a year ago, ran great for 22k miles.we installed new plugs, wires, cleaned...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU73E3Y
car will start loosing power and feel like it is down on a cylinder.it really doesn't feel like a bad plug or wire.it may take 20 -30 min.running to act up.you may also drive it for 100-200 miles before it does it again. all sensors are showing good,fuel trim ...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Pat VIN: 1FAFP444XY
I replace the ecm with another used ecm. I am attempted to reprogram the two new keys with tradition method without the program tool. It was unsuccessful. Questions are as follows; Could it be that the used ECM already contain a max numbers of keys? Is it po...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L blown fuse #2 VIN: 1FAFP53UX1
The battery junction block has fuse #2 (pcm power relay) that is blown. The circuit is hot at all times but only pops fuse when key is in run. Used the headlight trick to eleminate things. everything on circuit unplugged and stil lit up. only time light goes o...
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Engine VIN: 3FAFP11342
Engine makes a noise at idel comes and goes like every 3 mnts and only last about 10 secs. It sounds in side valve cover top end also engine has alot of vibration
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Power Windows VIN: 2FMZA51421
HI Guys, We received this Windstar from another shop. The driver's side window goes down as soon as you connect the motor up. You have to reverse the wiring to make go up. After checking the diagrams we decided to replace the master switch on the driver's doo...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L fans VIN: 1FALP765R2
have this focus. no cooling fans. narrow it down to the cht sensor. pull out sensor and heat up with propane torch and the gauge works as well as the fans. biggest mystery when i pull the cht sensor thier is no coolant spilling out the hole. not sure if thier ...
2003 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L message center VIN: 2FMDA53493
Only Message center lcd's dim when reving engine. All other lights and lcd's are lit and proper brightness. When headlamps on or off. Before i pull apart insterment panel or replace it. Just checking if there is a test not on alldata. Nothing coming up on iatn...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBNE31L25
This vehicle came in with a complaint of skipping, lack of power and MIL light on. We found P0172, P0175, P0191, P0192, P0405, P0442, P0452, P2196 and P2198 all stored in computer. While driving van and looking at data, I show a desired fuel pressure of ~39....
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.0L Safety VIN: 1FMEU31E78
Installed new rcm need to program module have ids anything special i need to be aware of before programing this module. do i need weights for passenger seats or does it just reset to zero. any help would be appreciated.
2003 Mercury Marauder 4.6L overheat VIN: 2MEHM75V73
2003 mercury marauder with 4.6 dohc motor fan is coming on when its supposed to but when it does come on it never shuts off also radiator is stone cold and fan is blowing cold air we replaced the thermostat about a month ago removed radiator and replaced had t...

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1988 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Failed Smog VIN: 1FABP45E7J
Thank you everyone for you replies and help. Two folks out there hit the nail on the head. The problem ended up being that there was no secondary air being supplied to the cat from the air pump. Here is what I found: the solenoid vaccum control valve that supp...
1995 Ford Bronco XL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15N9S
All of the posts were great information, unfortunatly those were components that we had already verified good. Recommended PCM to customer, declined at this time. Thanks Trouble codes: 211 (pip eratic), 212 (no tach input to processer - spout).
1996 Ford Aspire 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNJLT06H3T
I still thinking the problem with this code p0470 is a defective EGR boost sensor. This is a 4 wire sensor , the 4th wire is for an atmosferic pressure signal. Wiring was checked several times and no problems found here. This sensor is not available new as far... Trouble codes: P0470 (egr boost sensor failure).
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 1FTDF172XV
Thanks to all who replied. But finally after driving every day for three weeks it finally set a Cam Position Code replaced with new Ford Part and runs perfectly.
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L pats system VIN: 1LNHM82W3Y
new instrument cluster took care of the intermittant starting problem
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