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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1423W
Hello All, This van came in for service engine light being on. Found same code and found bad plugs & wires in which I replaced. After a week it came back with the same code. Don't notice any miss this time on the scope. The plug has black around the bottom ed... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire 6 cyl)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L anti-theft VIN: 1FMZU35P7W
customer drives car and anti-theft system light flashes and car stalls after a minute car will restart and getting code p1260
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Radio VIN: 1FAFP53UXX
We have this Taurus that has a 3.5 amp steady pulse when performing a low amps probe test around the battery cable. The location of the pulse has been determined to be the radio memory wire at the radio. The rear module for the radio has been unplugged and the...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on, hard start cold VIN: 1FTSW31FX1
This vehice came in with customer complaint of very hard to start when cold, and check engine light on. We didn't really have time to let the vehicle sit all day to verify cold start complaint so we went toward the check engine light problem. This vehicle had ... Trouble codes: P1316 (IDM Codes detected), P1272 (Cyl. 2 hi to low side open), P1274 (Cyl. 4 hi to low side open), P1276 (Cyl. 6 hi to low side open), P1278 (Cyl. 8 hi to low side open)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31S83
OK all you Ford Experts, Please help me understand this one! I believe I am overlooking something obvious, so Here is what I am up against- Customer complaint, Low Power. Found codes listed. we are unsure why 5 coils are not firing. Power supply to all coils i... Trouble codes: P0356, P0357, P0358, P0359, P0360, P1000 (OBD Drive Cycle monitors not complete)
1984 Lincoln Mark VII 5.0L courtesy light switch VIN: 1MRBP98F1E
This old lincoln has apparently been in our shop a few times and 2 of the techs that have worked on it previously have moved on to other places so I don't know a lot of history on this car. Now it's my turn to take a stab at it. My problem is with the air susp...

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1985 Ford F-150 4.9L clutch VIN: 2B4GP24G7Y
Thanks to iatn this vehicle is fixed. I am sorry I failed to mention that I did turn the flywheel before I installed the clutch kit. Thanks to Andy from texas and Daryle from Oregon who said it was just bad aftermarket parts, as I purchased clutch, pressure pl...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF26HOK
Talk about the lights were on but no one was home. It turns out the eec power relay was no good. When the truck first found its way to my shop the I took notice of the new eec power relay as well as fuel pump relay. I dismissed it as the 'smoking gun' and move... Trouble codes: 44 (lean o2).
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTDKE30G6
We got 4 good responces to our help request, Kenneth [...]- some times the trans MLP switch gives problems, and Raymond Burns refered me to a post in the tech theory forum 'If at first you don't suceed, learn f...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Fuel Tank VIN: 1FTCR14X1R
I was looking for a shortcut to dropping the fuel tank. Almost all responces said the same thing... don't drop the tank but instead remove the bed. Even though the 6 ten year old bolts were tough to remove I am sure the job was made much easier by removing the...
1996 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR15U0T
Well give the prize to Tad and Rusty. Turns out that when they replaced the engine the first time they broke a couple of the little plastic tips on the original injectors. So obvious cheap fix-use the injectors from the 2000 motor. Viola! Engine runs rich all ... Trouble codes: P1132, P1152.
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, long crank VIN: 1FALP6539V
Well, we took this car to the Ford Dealer because we exausted our efforts. The Ford dealer was able to find the problem quite easily with a break-out box. They told us Pin # 21 at pcm was loose inside the case. They have ordered a PCM for this vehicle but at...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L excessive brake pedal travel VIN: 2FTRX18LXX
thanks to all that replied,bill [...] tip for the hecu ( abs pump assy ) led us to the dump valve procedure. not convinced that was the problem,customer took vehicle to ford dealer & had scanned with ford oem scan tool. testing indicated by passed dump valv...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1FMPU16L24
thank all of you that replied to this question. as this is happening to several of our expeditions and all of the hard parts and wiring seem to be o.k. we are going to try using diffrent gas for the time being. it is very possable that the gas that we are reci...
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