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1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Oil and Temp Gauge VIN: 1FMDU34X9N
The engine on this vehicle was rebuilt a short while ago. The customer complains that the voltage gauge drops periodically(ran battery and alternator test=good). When voltage drops oil pressure on gauge rises along with the temp gauge. Checked both sensors and...
1996 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
hello fellow techs this one is a conundrum to's the accountants car so really feeling the pressure.the first complaint was rough running at idle and lack of power when i looked at o2 sensors they were flatlined so put used ones in from running thi...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Temperature Gauge VIN: 1FAFP42X6W
Car came in with several unrelated brakie issues and the temperature gauge reads full hot. Checked wires from sensor to cluster and couldnt see any issues. Ohmed the temp sensor and started the car and watched the resistance slowly decrease as the engine warme...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Drivetrain VIN: 1FMDU34E7X
Hope you guys can help me with this one, Customer came in with symptoms of banging, binding, thumping noise he felt it was from the frontend. Roadtested and felt like 4wd was tring to engauge it has the auto-4wd system in this one it makes the noise in auto4wd...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Hey guys I need a little help with this one.Truck lost power and stalled on road and will not start now.Codes 1293 and 1294. Following alldata test, I get over 1 volt on injector power feed wires,2.8 actually.Is this right? There are different answers in the ... Trouble codes: 1293 (high side open bank one), 1294 (high side open bank two)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L detonation!
The 04 engine is almost exactly like the 99 engine, except for the intake manifolds. I have all of the vacuum lines hooked up and all sensors. I am running the 99 fuel rail and coil packs with new 99 wires. I was getting a couple of DTCs, for the DPFE and CMP ...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Reverse VIN: 1FTNE24L1Y
This van had a Ford reman trans installed 60k ago with no issues until now. The owner said he heard a loud snap noise and then no reverse. On a test drive, it had all 4 forward gears. I did not try low 1 for engine braking. I just assumed a loud snap with all ...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Horn VIN: 1FMFU17L43
I have searched all over this truck,trying to locate the Horn Relay. The owners manual states Relay 301 to 305 are not serviceable by owner. I have looked at wiring diagrams and checked Alldata and still cannot locate it. It is relay 305. Alldata says it is in...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
Vehicle towed in for a crank no start. Put pressure tester on and found pressure to be low. Replaced pump with ford pump straight from dealer. Went thru no start schematic on alldata and pressure drops off heavily when unplugging the intertia switch. Replaced ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14594
vehicle has bad fuel pump driver module and will not start. i disconnected module connector and put a paper clip between power from relay to pump supply and paper clip between chassis ground and pump ground supply in the connector. truck runs fine this way. my...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Steering Gear VIN: 1FTWW31P86
I replaced the steering gear for power assist in one direction only, and this fixed that problem. Now it now has an under sensitive problem. When the assist starts, it then seems to be over sensitive. I replaced the gear with another motorcraft steering gear,...
1975 Lincoln Mark IV 7.5L suretrac VIN: 5Y89A82813
i bleed the system and started the car to much presure comming from the gear box return line going to the cooler also hissing noise when brake is applyed

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1993 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X3P
It's fixed!! We had the pcm rebuilt & that took care of the rough running, rich condition. All data pids are now normal & customer is as happy as...well he's happy it's fixed.
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14Y8T
Thanks to everyone who took the time to help. The reason I said "take my chance with a MAF" was because that was the first thing I checked and all was in spec. That's when I started checking everything else. At the end of the day it was the PCM that fixed the ... Trouble codes: P1443 (p0411-), P0411 (p0172-), P0172 (p0174-), P0174 (p0175-), P0175 (p0443-), P0443 (testing and results).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L srs SYSTEM VIN: 1FTPW14544
I could not find the curtain resistors in this vehicle. After performing pinpoint tests on the individual circuits and verifiing their integrity I guessed and replaced the SRS module. That fixed the problem.
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Engine VIN: 1MEFM53S2Y
sorry for the delay in posting fix. Had to finish up some other projects. Took back apart and found tone ring to be installed incorrectly. Thanks for all the advise.
2006 Mercury Mariner Convenience 2.3L No Reverse VIN: 4M2YU56136
We now have a tranmission that works in forward and reverse gears. What it took was to use another core we found way back on the shelf we went through that one and didnt use any of the parts from the other transmission except the rebuilt convertor. Wish I coul...
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