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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Red Brake Light VIN: 1FTZR15XXX
Customer bought the vehicle with the light problem and bad front brakes. Most checks pinpoint DRL. This truck has the plug deadheaded, no DRL. Other charts show brake fluid level, park brake switch, abs module, ignition switch or inst. cluster. Cluster seems t...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5242B
this van came into the shop with a surging problem and would die.when accelrating it would have a hestation,then if you would watch the plastic plimton,only when you would accelarate the plimtom would grow and then when you would let off it would go back to no... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L brake pedal VIN: 1FAFP40L5X
Vehicle came in with rock hard brake pedal with vey little movement. Displaced vacuum and with foot on brake pedal, started engine and pedal did not fall. Replaced brake booster with reman and while pedal sinks it stops about half way(you'ld swear your hitting...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on
hi guys need help on this car, complain is the check engine light p0171,the first thing i checked was the freeze frame,code was set at idle theen i looked at the data stream,maf was reading .3v at idle and front o2 was reading 0,raizing the rpm after a few sec... Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15V6Y
This truck was towed in because it ran so poorly (rich). The PCM had a P0176 stored & the injector pulse width was very high. All data appeared normal except for the flex fuel sensor which was high (170 hz). I disconnected the FF sensor & used a signal generat... Trouble codes: P0176 (Flexible Fuel Sensor Circuit Malfunction)
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L power windows and door locks VIN: 1FTZR15X7Y
Got a ford headache cust states electric windows and door locks quit at same time Has codes B1398 Lf auto down relay fault B1352 ignition key in circuit fault With snap on solus I can command every relay to activate excep the auto down relay I can activate doo...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Starting VIN: 1ETYR14VXY
I replaced the trans with a used one about two months ago. Now for some reason the starter will kick in going down the road. I has done it three times. This last time we replaced the starter again, the starter relay and the ignition switch. When I pulled the c...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1LVLM97V2S
I've got a thorn in my side with this one. This is actually my parents vehicle and I would like to finally get this one repaired. I am having a couple problems. First off I am getting eronious readings from my MAF allowing the BARO reading to be off. The readi... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A41
Hey Fellow Techs I need some help. This Licoln LS is running very poor at idle. Bank 1 is very lean. Smoked for vacuum leaks, did not see any. Decided to change intake gaskets any way. No help. Replaced B1S1 o2, cleaned maf, replaced fuel filter and cleaned in... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1)
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L engine VIN: 2MELM75W6T
Greetings iatn techs. Got this 96 Grand Marquis here that the customer started the other day and is noisy. Car has sat for 3 weeks. Went to start car the other day, and it has a knocking type sound. Pulled car in to start diagnostics. Had a little antifreeze i...
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Pats VIN: 4M2ZU86P4Y
This vehicle had lost all O.E. pats keys. I found the key code and had the dealer cut me 2 keys. I have a NGS that covers this vehicle. I entered the PATS module, waited my 10 minutes, cleared key codes, shut off scanner, installed key one turned ignition on f...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTDX18W3V
Hey thanks everyone for your input, what it turned out to be was the spark plugs. When I checked the spark plugs outside of the engine they had good spark. When under compression they would not fire at all. Thanks again for all the help.
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Transmission VIN: 1FMZV67EX1
Thanks for all the responses. Most of the replies suggested that I try loosening the bands which solved the problem. When I loosened the Intermediate band, the driveshaft began to move in both directions. So I re-set the bands by factory spec which is to tight...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cuts out, foods badly VIN: 1FMZU62K62
Thank everyone who reply,it's not fixed yet but the main problem was that in cyl # 1 and2 valves were hanging up open so we will takw the motor out to remove right head than you again Alex
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Valve Spring VIN: 1FMZU73E33
thanks to all that responded. replace broken exhaust valve#6 cyl. vehicle runs great
2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L restraint control VIN: 1FAFP231X6
Well, the customer did not want to put a new airbag module in this vehicle. I can't really say I blame him. The airbag light proves out normally, then stays out. If we hadn't been doing other diagnostics the code would have remained unknown. I gave him the wri...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Right Low Beam/Daytime Running Light VIN: 1FTSW21R88
Ok,there is no DRL module on this vehicle-(both Ford & Mitchell said there was). The Smart junction box just needed the codes cleared & the RS light worked,& DRL returned. Thanks for all the replies! Darren
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L turn signals, dash lights, cruise control, VIN: 1LNHM81W73
Hello and thanks for the replies.After going through the members suggestions,cleaning all the grounds in these cicuits,testing the powers,manipulating harnesses,and at one point disconnecting the cruise module and having customer drive the car on a trip.I repl...
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