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1987 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L ext. lights (except brakes),int lights,pwr seats,
Sorry to ask for a magic bullet, but this car is a "gem", and I am on flat rate and don't want to get ate up by this blue oval. FYI wiring is my weak skill set. I know I read and/or have heard about a pattern failure matching these symptoms almost exactly seve...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR10A0T
Thanks in advance for your help. This Ford ranger will cut out in stall about 3,800 rpm and when driving, Its like you shut the key off, The tach will drop and check engine light will come on real quick like a koeo condition engine will cut out then it comes r...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ecu VIN: 1FMEU17L9V
Hey all need help bad. Truck came in with no start theft light blinking. Cust thought it was the key. had a locksmith make key and program. Battery failed during programming. Found ecu no communication. Installed a used ecu. Programmed fine, truck ran. Two day...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Ignition VIN: 1FMZU83PX1
Switched coils to see if miss-fire relocated and it did not. Swithed wires and plug, no change. Did compression test and have stated readings. Thought timing jumped. Pulled timing cover and marks line up. There is some slop in tension of chain. Not sure how mu...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTRW08L31
This thing is rich bank1, o2 voltage going up to 1.6 volts, bank2 is normal, fuel pressure is good, verified cam timing it is ok, I unplugged all injectors and coils on bank1 and it still idles fine, unplugged all 02 sensors and bank1 sensor1 still reads up to... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich exhaust bank1)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP552X1
Vehicle came back in yesterday with CEL on, was idling very weird. Up and down and sometimes almost dying. No problem when cruising at speed, only at idle. Had codes P1132 and P1152(both indicates rich). Replaced the IAC motor and cleaned the throttle body(bad... Trouble codes: P1138, P1158, P1132, P1152
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P33
truck came in with complaint of check engine light , lack of power, and hard start. It never had a hard time starting for me, but has no power off idle when driving. The oil smelt like it had fuel in it, and looked over full, the injector pressure never got ov... Trouble codes: P2290
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21505
NO spark with NO Trouble codes... We have injector pulse and good compression and fuel pressure rail at 45 psi. When cranking we have the RPM pid show 152 rpm.s...Crank sensor is difficult to get at with removal of the A/C compressor to gain access to use scop...
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L abs VIN: 1FTYR10U86
Customer changed front pads and rotors for slow speed abs coming on happens coming to stop at slow speed and only sometimes.I checked the front brakes look good.Checked rears look ok for 54000 miles.Hooked up scanner no codes everything looks good and speed se...
2007 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3L Brake System VIN: 3FAHP08Z17
Brake pedal feels like master cylinder by passing rear chamber, replaced master, bled system, auto bled abs, no change is brake perforfance. Suspect abs unit by passing pressure, also getting hissing noise at abs unit while pumping brakes, no codes in abs syst...
2008 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FMEU75858
cust. came in with vehicle running great , but said when he was climbing up to about 4 thousand feet the engine died and he had to wait a few minutes , then it would start, we scanned and no codes, runs great tech said maf was dirty , we replaced it and releas...
1969 Shelby gt500 428CID oil light
best i can tell car uses only one oil sender, the gauge works fine, but oil light always on. grounding the wire at the sender pegs the gauge, but wire removed light still on. i have not pulled the cluster yet, have a time frame to get it to the body shop, but ...

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1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L throttle response VIN: 1FMCU22XXT
Well after blocking all vacume ports and egr port... spraying down the intake manifold with no change in readings I presume it may be the computed ...customer taking it to ford dealer as suggested by us to get a second opinion...thanks for all that replied
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FMYU93145
Well, we did not completely resolve the problems with this vehicle. I really appreciate all the suggestions, especially from the folks who read what had been done and added other suggestions. I received suggestions to check the flywheel and torque converter ...
2008 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Accessories VIN: 1FTYR44U48
Thanks for the replys.All fuses are good and will check on pressure switch when cust returns.Thanks again
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Front Differential VIN: 4M2DU86K73
I got a lot of responses on this one, everyone saying it needed matching tires. This I knew & told the customer, even before we repaired vehicle, what surprised me was how quickly it would overheat the diff, a matter of 20 miles or so. We put on matching t...
2009 Mercury Mariner 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2CU81799
O/K Heres the Update... After continuues Reading various precedures, Im going to do what doug says and verifying what Ive read, RUN THREW DRIVE CYCLE... I know i did every thing according to all procedures (including checking engine vacum) and test that is kno... Trouble codes: P0451, P0456.
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