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1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FMEU15H3R
I recently did this brake job because the driverside brake pad was gone and chewed up the rotor. The vehicle now has a vibration that last for about a second or two when you hit about 45 to 55. It does'nt seem to be pulling right or left. The vibration is almo...
1995 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A5S
The tone ring on the harmonic balancer was removed on a timing belt job- upps :( Does anyone know how to time that back to the balancer. There is no keyway and its just a press fit. There appears to be dot on each item which I used but it does not seem to star...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAL13P6VW
vehicle towed in for a no start. checked all the basics (compression, spark, fuel pressure). has them all. pulled out the spark plugs and the porcelin part that goes into the combustion chamber is completely gone. replaced plugs and wires, and ran for a minute...
1997 Ford F-250 4.6L heater VIN: 1FTEX2760V
Blows hot air until driven. Then It cools off. In park at idle stays cool. Bring up rpm comes up little bit. Flow through core is good until driven then it slows down. blend door is working. Inlet hose remans hot outlet cools down. Heater core change because i...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMZU32E8W
Thanks to all who read this. This truck is making us all lose sleep. For the life of us we cannot figure out why it starts out ok cold, all o2 sensors switching, then, looks like as soon as it goes to closed loop, it flat-lines both o2 sensors, smell like the ...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55U83
This problem occurs on moderate to heavy accellaration at or above 3000 rpm's, it runs perfect in normal driving conditions. When you accellarate hard enough to run rpms above 3000 it will cut out and buck hard if you let off it will clear right up, if you con...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FTSX31F63
The cluster warning lamps stay on at all times key removed. These lamps are the batt, service engine soon, check gages, odometer and low fuel light sometimes. The GEM module has the following codes: B1359, ign/acc fault - B1318, low batt volts, (battery runs d...
2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L noise VIN: 1FAFP0684F
We have this Mustang that has the Ford "whooshing" sound when the A/C is turned on as the refrigerant starts flowing. We did a recharge to assure proper levels. I know that this sound is, somewhat, normal for Fords but the used car lot that owns it is asking i...
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Cruise cont. VIN: 1FMZU77K14
Has been an ongoing project , have replaced brake pedal position switch, steering wheel controls . and cruise control module ...have verified power to module ground to module , brake pedal position toggles power and ground ...brake pressure switch opens and cl...
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L interior/box lights VIN: 1FTPW14565
Well this is a puzzler. His battery has gone dead to many times and he installed a new one before it got to our shop. I installed ids scanner and had numerous codes in varies modules, communication and low voltage codes. I completely removed the wiring for the...
2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L steering VIN: 1FTPW12566
Please help, truck has vibration through the body when slowly driving while turning (as from a stop). It feels as if 4x4 is engaged on dry pavement (binding), however the truck is two wheel drive. The customer does have a heavy load in the bed of the truck, (w...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on, No Throttle Response VIN: 1FDSS31L96
This van was thrown into my lap the day I started here. It had been in before for a P2104 TAC System-Forced Idle and P2112 TAC System Stuck Closed. A new throttle body had been installed. The lead tech went through the harness to check the wiring, was all good... Trouble codes: P2105 (TAC system-Forced Engine Shutdown), U0300 (Internal Control Module Software Incompatibility)
2011 Ford Edge 3.5L Transport Mode VIN: 89B8162748
I have a 2011 Ford edge media center stuck in transport mode says call dealer. Obviouslly hasn't been pdi right can't get out of transport mode with ids. That isn't the right vin I'm home and work nights. Can't find any setup procedure in ids to get it out of....
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L MIL Lamp on
Hey all, Heres my dilemma. 99 Cougar 2.5L came in 6 months ago with MIL on. P0420 cat efficiency B1, P0401 EGR low flow (maybe it was a different code)None the less, customer declined repairs. She came in yesterday wanting her MIL off cause it is emissions ti... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174

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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.2L Air Bag VIN: 1FMRE112XW
Thanks to everyone who replied. We replaced the clockspring and all is good.I thought it was odd as I normally see a squib circuit code set but on this vehicle. The clockspring did fix the problem.Thanks again
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FDXF46F92
DEar fellow techs. I disconnected remote start and customer took vehicle to try. The fuse blew again. I discussed possible short in colum at or near o.d. switch, he then told od did not always work and sometimes od light flashed.Customer has not retuned. Thi...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L timing cover VIN: 1FAFP53U43
Hello fellow professionals.Thanks for all the help and replies.Well we just completed this car,the cause of the coolant loss was a rotted timing cover right at the water pump.The cover was quite deteroriated.We ended up pulling the pan,the reason for this was ...
2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP42XX4
Well,I got the vehicle back in and immediately went for the alt/ac voltage check. performed test with modis and had 47mv at idle. Noticed with blower on and reving eng went over 100mv. Not sure what it is supposed to [...] in those situations. Went ahead and inst... Trouble codes: P0301, THRU, P0308, P0316, P0300.
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L battery VIN: 1FM23H4ZD5
Thanks Rick. I rechecked it this morning and the amps were down to 0.037-0.044a. I checked for how long it took to go to sleep after I read your post. It took a little over an hour but it finally went into sleep mode. Thanks again.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hissing noise VIN: 1FDWF36P55
well thanks for all the help. for all those who said the turbo wasn't lining up with the exaust flange you nailed it. i had to go back my self and look. and sure enough it was off about an 1/8 of an inch. also thanks to others for giving me a little insight on...
2008 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14V68
thank you to all that replyed, the help was great with lots of information that will help in the future. the cat was pluged on the left bank with all the miss fires. installed new cat cleared codes and road tested. everthing went well,we will do some homework ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308.
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