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1970 Ford Torino Cobra 7.0L Tach VIN: 0A38J15588
Supposedly had a "new" tach put in it we found the tach is not even hood up under the hood near the firewall. Everything we know about tachs should be connected to neg. Side of coil to get a reading...all wiring that we have found say it hooks to pos. Side of ...
1993 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Master cylinder VIN: 2FDKF38M0P
Greeting IATN techs. A lot of you Ford guys probably know this but this is a FYI for everyone else on a problem that we stumbled into twice in the last two weeks. Hopefully what we found will help someone who comes across this puzzler in the future. We had two...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU32X9T
car stall will iddilling
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5243Y
I replaced the plugs and wires with new motorcraft parts. The old plugs were fouled and original. The compression is 175 to 185 on all cylinders. Applying vacuum to EGR while idling causes a stall. A smoke test showed no leaks. The #3 injector connector had a ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Miss on cyl 3), P0171 (Lean), P0174 (Lean)
2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L Power sliding doors VIN: 2FMZA56493
Good day people. I have this 2003 Ford Windstar that the power sliding doors are not working. The costomer thought he had a problem with both power sliding doors because they didn't work. So he cut the cables on both doors (yes, I know). Because he didn't want...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L batetry VIN: 1FAFP53UX6
have a parasitic drain on the battery, starts with 1.2a after 20/30sec, drops to .67a. pulled fuse 34 in smart junction block, draw dropped to .3a. no other fuses would eliminate the .3 a draw. please help, anyone know or have a good diagram for what fuse 34 f...
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 2FAHP71V88
i have a police car that runs fine but once and a while all the lights on the cluster light up like a christmas tree. and cannot get into pcm or abs or lcm modules when the lights are on.when the lights are off i can get into these modules many codes u1041,u10...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Compressor VIN: 5LMEV68H14
Intermittently a/c compressor is turned off. Sometimes vehicle can be driven long distances ( 100 miles or more no problem ). Have tried retreaving codes from a/c control head ( none ). Have tried different positions , fan speeds , on control head (no pattern)...
1988 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2MEBM75F9J
I have a 1988 grand marquis with a 5.0l. The problem is hesitation under light acceleration. When the problemm occurs, their are no drop outs in the tps, map and other major input sensors. The only thing that happens is both O2 sensors go lean and the injector...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 0824109487
Thanks for the help in advance. A buddy of mine just put a used engine in this vehicle, he has never heard it run before the engine swap. Runs rough, has 0171 and 0174 codes for lean condition. cleaned maf with no change. he tried two other maf sensors and no ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300

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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L airbag VIN: 1FMZU73K52
Ok so I took everyones advice as it being a LF pretensioner issue.Checked data w/MODIS lf pretensioner resistance was 4.9ohms. (RF @ 2.3ohms).Pulled LF seat checked all wiring and connections all were ok.cleaned all contacts reasembled all ok at this time.Have...
2005 Ford E-150 5.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24L85
Well, gentlemen, this van is out of the shop for 10 days now. The owner was mostly concerned with passing the emissions test for tags renewal. We ended up replacing the upstream oxygen sensors. One reason was that while we were testing for excessive backpressu... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L master cylinder VIN: 2FMZA58285
thanks for all the help. seems as though the two master cylinders we got from napa were bad. replaced with a new unit from ford and the problem is gone. lesson learned
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMPU15556
Good evening and thanks to all who replied. The fix on the Expedition was new throttle assy. Jobs was done two weeks now and no complaints or issues. Thanks to all. Trouble codes: P2106 (Throttle actuator control system error), P2135 (Throttle/pedal position sensor/switch A/B voltage correlation).
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