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1986 Ford F-150 5.0L no start VIN: -921478127
fuel pump replaced ign coil replace plugs and wires replaced
1991 Ford Festiva GL 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNJPT06HOM
vehicle came in with ses lite on, no or very rough idle. scanned ecm, found code 02, crank sensor code. scoped crank sensor found bad pattern, replace distrutor , with new rebuilt. still same with no codes, tested coil primary was 1.2, spec is .5 to 1.5, secon... Trouble codes: 02 (bad crank sensor)
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.5L abs VIN: 1FBHE31GDT
Hello to all members again, this van has two ABS codes stored in memory which are: C1194-left front dump valve and C1198-left front isolation valve. I did a self-test which came up passed. Customer states that every once in awhile the ABS light will flash with...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FTHF36F2U
found p1395,1396 and p0603. Knowing that glow plugs were allready changed tested them just to be safe all checked out. All data said to clear codes and check to see if po380 is present. It wasnt. after checking power to relay and plugs for damage found right b...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FTHW26G5V
This hard-used truck has developed a condition that causes it to stall (at times) only in reverse when throttle is lightly applied. If throttle is moved quickly or further it will be ok, and not stall. This has the early emmision system, with diag connector un...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32P5W
hope somebody can help with this, this is the first time I have a problem like this, check engine lite is on and trouble code #1309 misfire monitor fault, i don't have a clue where to start, can somebody give me an idea where to start engine runs fine. thanks Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire monitor fault)
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L blend door VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
Vehicle came in with complaint of warm air blowing. I found temp blend door broken in which i have found several times on explorers. I AM BEGGING FOR SOMEONE TO TELL ME THAT QUICK FIX PROCEDURE FOR EXPLORERS WITH TEMP BLEND DOORS THAT ARE BROKEN!! AND CAN THIS...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L steering rack VIN: 2FMZA51453
this vehicle has no power asst. at all. it is just like the pump is not woking at all. a power steering pump was installed at a nother shop. a short time later we installed a rack unit,about eight weeks between these repairs. the the other shop replaced the pu...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L air ride system VIN: 1LNM97V3TY
i have two 96 lincolns in my shop both of them have air ride problems i need to know how to get the dtcs out of the vehicle dynamics control module .i have the snap on mt 2500 scanner with the new chip in it and i called snap on and asked them how to get the c...
1992 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEPM6047N
this is my week for drivability i guess. this one is making me feel really stupid. code 332 while driving stays on till you restart car. checked pfe found melted hose. replaced hose and sensor. tested egr applied vac. engine stumbles, but not as much as it wou... Trouble codes: 332 (egr not opening)

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1994 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMCA11U0R
Sorry for the long delay. Took awhile for me to be able to get back on this van. Turned out to be the MAP and the ECM. Thanks for all your help...Thanks Daryl Trouble codes: 211.
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5147S
I appreciate all the help. Most replys were I had a vacuum leak. I did find the crankcase tube to air inlet hose disconnected. After reconnecting the tube, test drive brought down LTFT to around 5% at idle & at near 0 to 2% at cruise both banks. MAF frequency ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1).
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L a/c VIN: 1FMRU17L6X
Thanks for all the help everyone. Replacing the a/c blend door fixed the problem.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDWF36F2Y
the problem turned out to be thge frame mounted fuel pump. the fuel pump was actualy comeing apart and plugging the filter with debris. The customer has put over 1000 miles since the repair and the truck runs great. Thanks again to all who replied.
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR10CXP
Hi guys! Well, everyone suggested an air leak and low and behold the intake was leaking. Hard as heck to find though. We don't have a smoke machine, too expensive when would only use it occassionally. I want to thank everyone who responded! Thanks Tina
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
Hello group, Well I received 12 replies on this vehicle.All the replies I received were very informative.I want to take the time now to personally thank everyone who took the time to give me some information.I really appreciate it. I have taken a few courses... Trouble codes: P1237 (Fuel Pump Diagnostic Monitor).
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW076X2
The customer never returned for me to fix, but as many have suggested i suspect it to have been a faulty DPFE sensor that i over looked in preliminary checks, becuase of the odd code stored. Trouble codes: P0405.
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L compresser VIN: 1FTYR10D52
first, thanks to all.. the truck came back-in today the customer wanted us to replace air filter(was the worst one i have ever seen, think it was the orriginal 200,[...]) so we cleaned throttle body and replaced fuel filter. at present a/c working great! do...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L abs VIN: 1FTSW31PX3
thanks to those who replied problem has not returned don't have any more to add
1994 Mercury Capri 1.6L Release bearing VIN: 6MPLT01Z8R
Will call this car fixed. We adjusted the free play on pedal travel at the clutch pedal per the company hot lines request. We had 1 inch of free play & they wanted 1/2 inch free play. The noise did go away after adjustment. Even though it did not seem to chang...
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53SXW
Dealer installed another ecm & vehicle is fixed. Dealer installed defective computer first time. Thanks to those who responded Trouble codes: P0443 (evap system purge control valve), P0455 (testing and results).
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