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1993 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Vibration VIN: 1FACP41E6P
Customers complaint is vibration when driving at 75MPH. Has had wheels balanced at several tire stores. He had me re-check them again, and to look closely at the wheels for out or round or bent. Balancing was only off by about 1/4 oz per tire. No visible runou...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Fuse 12 VIN: 2FAFP71W1X
techs: 30 amp fuse blows after car heats up and you drive it...I have checked injectors, maf and all 4 O2 sensors. Leaning towards the transmission harness feeding shift solenoids, TCC and pressure control solenoids...anyone experience this problem or any oth...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZR15V1Y
i hope u can help i have a 2000 ranger with a definate miss at idle. i have ran compression test and a leak down test on cyl#6 i have 130 psi compression in that cylinder and all other cylinders, when i ran the leak down test on cyl#6 i had a 5% loss in the cy...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMCU60E21
Thanks in advance for your time. The problem is that this truck stalls intermittently, if you drive in on the freeway for a while and come to a stop it dies. It will start back up and then as soon as you put it in gear it dies again if you put it in reverse ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMDU73K43
Is there a oil bypass or pressure relief
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L speedometer VIN: 1FTRX18W23
Truck came in from another shop that installed a horn, while they tested for the horn they inadverntly shot 12v to the pcm and fried it. We installed new pcm and had programmed at dealer. Customer stated speedometer worked prior to work. received truck back fr...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W54
This has had several shorts found when installing a pcm it use to last 3 min. now after repairing wiring and fuel pump and fuel module it lasts about 45 min. than pcm I'm assuming is shorting out all wiring checked ran with good pcm monitor circuits but after ...
2007 Ford Edge SE 3.5L Smart Jnction Box VIN: 2FMDK38C77
This Edge is from another shop who asked me to program a new smart junction box. when i got to the vehicle the newSJB was installed. I performed a PMI with Ford IDS using as built data from motorcraft service, i operated the dimmer switch, the remotes were alr...
2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L cigar lighter VIN: 2FAFP71W37
Lately, most of the cop cars I've bought for my taxi fleet come w/ the pigtail for C299, (lighter and power point) missing. My parts tech can't find a part number for this pigtail. He sent 3U2Z-14S411-NRA which is not correct. Anyone come across this and know ...
2007 Lincoln MKX 3.5L lift gate VIN: 2LMDU88C07
After accident the car was repaired by a body shop and returned to customer, only to find many issues including the drivers seat inop, fuel gauge inaccuracy, tail lights and side markers inop, spongy brake pedal, rear hatch only working intermittently and a fe...

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2006 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP07186
Thanks for all the help from everyone, I finally figured out it must be some type of electrical interference that was causing the hi-speed can bus to go crazy and create the listed communication problems. Since I had already tried isolating the ignition coils ... Trouble codes: P260F, U1900 (Chip malfunction can bus fault), U0073 (Chip malfunction can bus fault), P1657 (TCM communication link error).
2001 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L power steering VIN: 1MEFM53241
Thanks Guys your the best, I sure got alot of good ideas from you guys and learned alot about the problems you can get from these power steering systems. WOW outstanding info from all 38 of you. Did a process of elimination like Al from Florida said see if the...
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