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1988 Ford Escort GT 1.9L Alignment VIN: J9JW385761
called napa and checked parts number parts are for all 86-90 just looking at it it looks like lower control arms are 2 inches too short. do I need to use ford parts? Looking to see if anyone else has seen this problem. tryed inverting sway bar. no chane and co...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Light ON VIN: 1FTDF1767V
DTC P0708 present, vehicle shifts normally, OD light does not flash, reverse lights work, vehicle only starts in P&N as it should. Scan tool only shows vehicle in overdrive or man2 no matter what gear is selected. Cycling the overdrive switch changes the scann...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA51422
This vehicle came in for cranks no start at times. Performed fuel pressure test and found fuel pressure slow to reach specification. ( cycled key 3 to 4 times) Replaced fuel pump and filter fuel pressure now reaches specification on first cycle. Test Drove ok....
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF172X2
This is a problem we've had with a number of ford trucks, f150's ,rangers, different engines. customer has a code p0171, p0174, engine lean bank 1 bank 2. Fuel pressure is in spec, but filter changed anyway for good measure, fuel injection cleaned, unable to f... Trouble codes: P0171 (Engine lean bank 1)
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L radio/pwr windows VIN: 1FMPU16LX3
Very intermittement. When radio goes so does power windows. Cust says fuse panel starts clicking before problem and after it starts working again. No blown fuses. Has had to Ford dealership and they can find no problems. Nor can I. Any help would be great. Tha...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hydrolic Cooling Fan VIN: 1LNHM87A62
The vehicle came in it was overheating, the temperature is getting up to 234 but the fan never changes speed, it is hydrolic with a hydraulic fan pump seperate. The fan is also leaking oil. How can i test just the fan to se if it is working properly
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S34
We have this lincoln that will start to missfire on number 4 cylinder. After pulling coil found water in spark plug tube where coil sits, blow out water and runs fine. Approx a month later car is back with misfire and water in plug tube, also noticed water in ... Trouble codes: P0304

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1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP45X6W
thank you all for the help. in the end i replaced the ecm and had the ford dealer ship flash the key codes in to it. after that all was good. thanks again Trouble codes: U1147 (Scp data fault for vehicle security).
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Holds back VIN: 1FAFP40412
first i want to thank everyone who answered. well i checked several things that everyone suggested. it all checked good.i finally decided to check pressure right out of the tank.removed fuel filter and there was no pressure drop out of tank.has brand new filte...
2003 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L no communication VIN: IFMYU02183
well this one is strange. one guy said to check pins in 6 and 14 for can none found other said will not communicate with a can car. that was tru a long time ago not any more. tried a sun machine no comm either. I have a dlc extention cable I switched scan tool... Trouble codes: B1352.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX21596
ALTERNATOR... we are calling this one fixed thanks to all who offered ideas. The Ford dealer indicated a "frequency" interference concern with these vehicles (he said this is however the first one that did not set a code) my theory is since we replaced the PCM...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTVX12556
I now have it all figured out. I removed the cam phazer that was setting the code and found the roll pin behind the phaser that plugs into the cam had come apart and broke the cam where it would sit. I did both sides and double checked the timing chain links... Trouble codes: P0021.
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L gages VIN: 5LMFU28585
Thanks to all those who replied,what I finally found was that the DVD player was not installed properly.Further investigation determined that bumping the passenger side kick panel would make the gages and DVD player act up.I pulled the panel,removed the previo...
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