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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L 1st and 2nd slip VIN: 2FMDA5141S
Vehicle came in slipping badly in 3rd gear. The rest of the transmission shifted fine. P0733 was stored: "gear 3 incorrect ratio". We swapped with a used transmission that had lower miles (114k) and the salvage yard said that they drove it and it shifted fine ...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJE34F6V
This van was brought in for rough running all the time. Code p1316 idm codes found in memory. Injector buzz test p0267 cyl 3 inj current low and p1298 idm fault. Cylinder contribution test got balance faults for cylinders 1,5 and 7. Removed right valve cover t... Trouble codes: P1316, P0267, P1298, P0263, P0267
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
eng. lite comes on/flashes every time you drive- freeze frame looks OK to me, no negative fuel trim. checked compression, all between 140-160, O2 sensor monitor appears ok, has plenty of power and no noticeable problems, runs real smooth.. also, cyl. contribut... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA524XY
This Windstar is giving us fits and it looks like we're going to need a little help figuring it out. Thanks in advance for taking the time. To start with the vehicle came to us after the customers were out of town on vacation when the transmission failed. They... Trouble codes: P1000 (OBD checks incomplete or loss of battery power to the PCM)
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Bogg VIN: 1FAFP34Z54
I have checked the three wires at the tps and fuel rail sensor and at least when i check it all reads normal. 5 volt ref. ground and signal wire. The wiring diagram shows they splice into each other. When this car is cold and codes cleared it runs and drives g... Trouble codes: P0106 (Map circuit), P0122 (Throttle pos sensor circuit low), P0171 (Lean bank 1), P2195 (02 sensor stuck lean), P0190 (Fuels rail sensor)
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1ZVFT80N35
Gas gauge will read correct then go to empty. After about 35 seconds. Replaced inst cluster worked for about 10th mins then went to empty.
2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0L steering VIN: 1FAHP35N49
Has anyone run across a Focus that has a wheel bearing type noise and vibration in the front end and can be felt in steering wheel and floor? front wheel bearings and axle support bearing have been replaced no change. I recall seeing something about an updated...
2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU0D77A
Cannot find a test port and cannot find a adaptor for it. We hooked a hose to purge solenoid inlet hose??? This vehicle is equiped with no fuel cap. Trouble codes: P0455
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L in 2nd gear only,hot VIN: 1LNLM81W0P
Vehicle came back with a strong vibration/shutter on very low throttle during 2nd gear only somethimes it happens on 1-2 shift other times when is already in 2nd but only when hot. it won't do it cold. I have removed trans open it up and did't see anything bad...

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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L camshaft pulley VIN: 1FAFP65Z5X
Reset cam timing and and tighten bolt. Bolt did tighten and it was the play for the variable timing causing the pulley to seeem loose. Customer has not returned or called with any further problem.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18LXY
Sorry I don't have repair info. for this request but I strongly beleave that the O2 sensors would have fixed this problem. As a matter of fact I think the customer did it himself, I have called him and tried to get him back in for further diag. and finish the... Trouble codes: P0135 (H02S heater circuit fault), P0141 (same), P0155 (same), P0161 (same).
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Steering box VIN: 1FTRX18W83
I replaced gear box all is well. Thanks to all who replied.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P23
thank you very much for taking the time to help, there were some very good responses. I was able to get too the ICP sensor from the top with a 1 1/16th inch sensor socket adp. down to 1/4 drive and a pipe on ratchet got it loose what a spot too get at! the con... Trouble codes: P2214, P2617, P0402, P2285, P2290.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPX14504
thanks for all your help and your patients, i had to wait for the truck to come back to fix it. gerry from michigan nailed the repair. the front driveshaft was engauged to the front axle when i lifted the truck in the air but was not being driven by the transf...
2008 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Door Ajar VIN: 1FAHP35N28
Bought a new updated latch Assembly installed it and all is well.
2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5L Failed Emission Test VIN: 3FAHP0JA3A
Thank you to the 4 people who took the time to reply. A couple of the responses said that the O2 heater only runs from a cold start (8hrs. or more). I took the vehicle home (about 20 miles one way) and on the return trip into work the remaining monitors comple...
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