Jun 102017

2001 Ford EscapeMy dashboard has this foggy/moisture look going on. I believe it is on the inside as a wipe of a finger does nothing. How can I clean/fix this? Or is this something with my defroster seeping in? FYI, car is still under warranty if it is some kind of leak. Thanks in advance!

If the car is under warranty you may be best served by contacting them and letting them know of the situation. They should let you know if this is something that is going to be covered under warranty. I would not touch it until you contact them.  If they decide not to cover it then you will need to dig into it deeper. Moisture on the inside is not very common. Disassembly may be required.

Foggy look

Generally the only thing that will create a foggy look is an evaporator core leaking. And this will create a foggy look on the inside of the windshield.

Jun 092017

1976 Ford F150I have no spark, already changed ignition coil, ignition module, pick up coil, spark plugs,wires, and distributor cap. I have 12 volts at the coil but when i put a good spark tester on i get no spark. I’m at my witts end please help

The next step would be to check the wiring harness. Being as old as it is the wiring may have become damaged. Also check and clean any ground connections. Use the wiring diagram to help trace and check the wiring on your vehicle.

Ignition Wiring Diagram 1976 Ford F150 5.0L engine

Ignition wiring diagram 1976 Ford F150

Jun 072017

 Ford EscortCan I put a 1.9 4 cyl with transmission from a 1993 ford escort Lx into a 1998 ford escort se..? If i can…will i have to change or modify anything ?

Simple answer. No

Long answer. Anything is possible. You would have to change the computer system and wiring and mounts and exhaust and sub-frame and, and more work than it is worth in my opinion. Then you would be looking at being held to a different standard when it came to any emissions checks.

Here are the wiring diagrams for the transmissions for both vehicles for a quick visual comparison.

1993 Ford Escort Transmission Wiring Diagram


1998 Ford Escort Transmission Wiring Diagram

Jun 062017

2003 Ford F350

Limp mode and mechanic wrench symbol on dash

Okay limp mode and mechanic wrench symbol on dash !
Changed batteries new ones then someone suggested alternator replaced that new one
Nothing changed towed back home 250 km then lights went off
Ran fine day into city on highway turned off started next day went on gravel about 18 km tried going above 110 noticed lagging on accelerate then limp mode wrench again? Next day off again ? What do I do ? Scared to drive in case I have to get tow again


Jun 062017

1990 Ford MustangIdle speed rise and fall

Car started but could hear idle speed rise and fall. Headlights or radio did not work any more. As soon as put in gear car would stall. That’s about as simple as I can make it so some idea will be appreciated. 🙂 1990 ford mustang gt 5.0 liter EFI. distributor type. 4 speed trans.

Sounds like an electrical issue that is most likely related to some poor connections at the battery.

Jun 062017

 Ford Focus

Temperature gauge jumps up

After I have driven my car, the next time I start it, the temperature gauge jumps up and the car smells like something is hot. It will also rise if I am idling at red light or when the key is on, but the car is not running. After a few seconds, the gauge will start to drop and return to normal temperature. The coolant reservoir is full and I cannot find a reason for the temperature gauge to be spiking. It does not do it during the winter, when the weather is cold or the first time I start my car, only in warm weather and after I have already driven the car that day.

The plastic tubing around my battery cable also melted off. I am not sure if this is related, but it seems unusual. Any ideas what could be causing the spike in the temperature gauge and the hot smell?

temp gauge


Jun 052017

2004 Ford EscapeLoss of power, struggles to reach 25 mph. Trouble codes: p1120, po113, po403, po511. I replaced TPS sensor. Checked for vacuum leaks and seem to hear vacuum leak at egr valve. What to do?Also, when idling,is there supposed to be constant vacuum to the egr valve?


Ford Code P1120 – Throttle Position Sensor Out of Range

The Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) responds to the accelerator pedal movement. The TPS is a rotary potentiometer sensor that provides a signal to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) that is linearly proportional to the throttle plate/shaft position. As the TPS is rotated by the throttle shaft, the following operating conditions are determined by the PCM:

  • Closed throttle (includes idle or deceleration)
  • Part throttle (includes cruise or moderate acceleration)
  • Wide open throttle (includes maximum acceleration or de-choke on crank)
  • Throttle angle rate

Ford Code P1120 Possible causes

  • Faulty throttle position sensor
  • Throttle position sensor harness is open or shorted
  • TPS circuit poor electrical connection
  • TPS not properly adjusted