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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
Any Power Stroke techs out there? I could use some help with this one. First of all let me confess I AM NOT A DIESEL TECH but this is one of my best customers ($10k last year)and the tech that was doing our diesel work has left. The truck was towed in for a... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor)
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24LXW
The van came in with a check engine light pulled a code and it was a p1288 # 1 cyl. misfire . Check injector and found ok take van for a ride and runs fine but light still came on. Trouble codes: 1288 (1 cyl. misfire)
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W1W
Hello Ford men. This crown vic has us whipped. Started about 1 month ago when it came in running rough and ses flashing. Plug in cyl#4 was bad-electrodes were touching. Installed new plugs and ran an induction cleaning service twice. It has come back 3 times s... Trouble codes: P0302
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 36WR132458
one of my techs. has one here, not too familiar with. alldata does not have alot of info. we believe we have verified correct timing, and tone wheel looks good. tsb says to check vct hollow oil feed bolt being plugged. what bolt? this problem was occuring befo... Trouble codes: P1383 (vct over retarded)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1987 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L loss of power VIN: 1FDKF37L3H
Went the other direction and checked the ign system. Replace coil moudale and stator. Truck has been gone for two days. Hopfully the problem is solved.
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2FTEF14N9K
First off thanks to all who offerd help.The replies were basically split into 2 camps.1- Replace the tps as it is relatively cheap & prone to failure.I was leery of this because it tested OK in KOEO.I also dont like to throw parts at a problem even though some... Trouble codes: 63 (TPS Below self test minimum).
1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L abs VIN: 1FTCR1OU5P
Two people suggested that it might be the fluid level float in the master cylinder. I jumpered the plug and the light went out so I ordered a float. After installing the float the light was still on. It ended up being the plug had a bad wiring connector which ...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP65L2T
customer was advised.given either option ment a big $ invesment,he opted to put off the repairs till a future date. Trouble codes: 1518 (IMRC stuck open).
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L rotors
Guess this one is fixed. The loose steering components were part of the problem. That is what caused the steering wheel to jerk hard to the right. The pull on braking was caused by a left rear wheek cylinder that was not fully extending due to slight corrosion...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transmission VIN: 1FMPU18LXX
sorry it has taken so long to post, this was a used car so ity kinda got put at the bottom of the list. It ended up being the drain back valve. seems there are a couple of diffrent ones for this car after 2 tries we finally got the right one and the next mor...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L air inlet tube VIN: 1FTRX18L0Y
well I did as suggested and replaced the IAC. the noise went away. thenks for your help
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