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1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10AXP
Hey All...Got one that has me baffled...this Ford will rev up and idle perfectly. Will drive down the road good for the most part..feels maybe a little low on power. Problem is under a load (uphill) or heavy to moderate acceleration will start to spark knock...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on, tps VIN: 1FTEX15N1S
truck came in w/ no shifting. Suspect the problem is tps. While engine is not running & key is on, the tps sweep looks very nice on lab scope. but w/ eng running the tps signal spikes in both direction, making it unable to even see a sweep. checked plug & refr... Trouble codes: 412 (can not raise rpm), 121 (closed tps out of range), 411 (rpm out of spec - curb idle), 225 (no knock sensor signal during KOER), 125 (tps volts low/AP IVSS disagree), 122 (tps signal too low)
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L power locks VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
i need info on how the power lock system works in this explorer i cant find a good flow chart. i am suspecting the gem module powers the lock side of the master switch. if anyone has any info i would apreciate it.
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L shift VIN: 1FDKF30F2T
We have this Ford E-350 with a complaint of an intermitant hard shift. Scanned for codes and found po221, the mastertech describes it as throttle switch "B". Mitchell describes it as IVS (Idle Verification Switch). Basicly a switch on the accelerator pedal. I ...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU18W9V
This is a customers vehicle that first came in 6 months ago with a misfire on #3 cylinder and we replaced plugs and wires, erased codes and returned to customer. A few months later it was back with the same code, both times the vehicle was running good, but th... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder misfire 3 cylinder)
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L heater door VIN: 1FTJE34L9V
I have a 1997 ford E-350 van with a manual heating system, the problem is the heater dosent blow hot air unless I manually close the door .I replaced the door 10 months ago when it was broke along with the door motor,I changed the temp switch but it dosent ope...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L odometer VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
Need source for Ford speedometer/odometer repairs. Have source in Dallas for GM, we seem to be shut out of other vendors for Ford repairs. Vendors have started servicing dealerships only. Phone number and name would be great. Thanks Jon
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP7IW6X
good afternoon fellow techs. this police car has the ses light on w/ p0135, p0141, p0155 codes. the police garage put 4 new oxygen sensors in tyring to cure this problem. the car has also been to at least 1 other shop before it landed here. the list of parts t... Trouble codes: P0135 (b1s1 circuit), P0141 (b1s1 heater circuit), P0155 (b2s1 heater circuit)
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FMRU1860X
Hey Guys, I've got a Expedition thats throwing me for a loop. When it came in it would intermittently stall. Sometimes it would just die other times the rpm would race and drop and then it would die. I graphed the IAC, TPS, MAF, VOLTAGE and looked at all the o... Trouble codes: B1202 (u1262-), U1262 (u1147-), U1147
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Hard Start VIN: 1FDXF46F1X
This truck is actually a F450 Cab & Chassis. Truck was towed in with a no start problem. Checked fuel pressure at inline pump on frame. Has 60-70psi when pump is running. Fuel pressure drops back to zero slowly when key is off. Changed fuel filter and after do... Trouble codes: 1690 (0381 -), 0381 (1212 -), 1212 (testing and results)
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L hard start cold VIN: 4M2DV11W2R
Vehicle has excessive crank time when starting cold,need to crack throttle some to get started.Starts fine the rest of day unless it sit for 4-5 hours and cools off.Thank You in advance.

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1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Misfire VIN: 2FDKF37F5T
thanks to all who replied. truck went to another shop and they replaced fuel pump and that was problem thanks again rm Trouble codes: P0476.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTDX18W4V
Hello, folks. Got this truck repaired finally. When we got truck on the hoist, found that the heat shield on the right was melted over the catalytic convertor. We determined that the cat was plugged scince the exhaust was tore off in front of the muffler. Cust...
2002 Ford Pickup F250 Super Duty 6.8L Instrument Cluster
Thanks for all your help, theres a junction on the driver side fender that has the positive cable that splices into three fusible links, i pulled the post cleaned the terminals and then everything was up and running again. Once again thanks for all the help th...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31S83
Ford is Fixed! Special thanks to Nick from Ohio, he confirmed my question on 8/80 for PCM's and as it turned out the PCM was the the problem, and covered by a local dealership, including reprogramming. The key is, if you have power to the injectors, and they a... Trouble codes: P0356, P0357, P0358, P0359, P0360, P1000 (OBD Drive Cycle monitors not complete).
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L rear blower motor VIN: 4M2DV1112V
the front unit did have a break in in the solder joint on the circuit board as many of you said. Thank you!!! I resolded that joint and it took care off the problem. The break was clearly visible.
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM58S1X
Would like to thank everyone for there infor. I had a broken vac. hose elbow that is just 2 inches from the Thottle Body, it feeds vac to the vac. manifold for the brake booster and other componets. The best thing that I did was to clear the LT fuel trims numb... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean bank 2).
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