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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L cold start VIN: 1FTJW36FXV
personal truck, hard cold start, I have replaced the glow plugs and the controller worked better for the first few days.When the temp has gone into the teens its been hard to start. I have to cycle the glow plugs many times until it fires and runs, once the en...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L speedometer VIN: 1FTDF1725V
I'm Looking for an answer that is driving me crazy. The problem that I am having is that the code I got is P0500 vss sensor malfunction . vss test good but tried another one no speedometer. input and output fine ;problem is not in the tranny. tranny shifts fin...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L pings VIN: 1FTRX17L1Y
hi group this thing will ping under a pretty heavy load, scanned pcm no codes, maf sensor reading approx 153 hz, coolant temp 210 degrees, fuel pressure 39 psi good volume, egr system functional, open valve almost kills engine and has 10 inches vacuum applied ...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear lights and interior lights VIN: 2FMZA50421
Hello Fellow Techs, I need help on this Windstar. The rear lighting,... all brake lights, turn signals, running lights, back up lights, and interior lights,will quit working at times. Only on the rear. The front lights are not affected. When the lights quit, ...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14212
Hello All I have ran into two of these vans in the last two days with high mileage and same codes. Both vans have NO drivibility problems associated with these codes other than a check engine light on. Both vehicles have had new MAFs, both front O2 sensors, an... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1), P0174 (System Too Lean Bank 2), P1131 (Lack of HO2S B1S1 Sw Indicates Lean), P1151 (HO2S B2S1 Sw Point Indicates Lean), P1406 (DPFE Downstream Hose Off)
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX08LX3
All this codes lead to some sort of wiring problem for me, but why the occured with a new dash install I don't know. KOEO the reading on sensors are as follows: TP : 5.12 volts IAT: -40 F ECT: -17 F O2S11: 0mV O2S21: 1mV Basically looks like things are disc... Trouble codes: 113 (iat), 1290 (Cyl head temp), 123 (TP sensor), 1504 (iac), 135 (O2 heater), 155 (O2 heater)
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMDU73W23
Greetings to all I have this exploerer that has 13 trans mission codes,713,731,733,740,741,743,750,753,755,758,760,763,765,a ll these codes are for shift solenoids and trans temp fluid sensor and incorrect ratio.I tested for power going to solenoid pack Im thi...

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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1864V
Wow,you guys are great..I kind of feel like an idiot.but thanks to all the responses the truck is fixed and the customer is very happy.I want to thank all that took time out of there busy day to help me! this site is the greatest thing since sliced bread!...fi... Trouble codes: 1408 (egr system malfuntion).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP58S5X
Finally got this one back. It turned out to be the pcv valve hose leaking. I knew there was a vac leak, but was adding propane to the intake area. I looked at the hoses but did not initially see any problems. I can't believe the car ran so well with a small ho... Trouble codes: 174 (bank 2 lean).
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX173YN
thanks to everyone for there input. i had checked many of the areas suggested. there was no gas leaking from the fuel pressure regulator into the vaccum supply. one of myechnicians with the same year truck we swapped the maf sensor and it did't make any differ... Trouble codes: P0174, P0302 (2 misfire), P0304 (4 misfire), P0307 (7 misfire), P0308 (8 misfire), P0443 (evap ctrl syst purge ctrl valve circuit malf).
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P21
I received 12 different replies and the majority of them recommended to clean the MAF sensor. Removed from the car and inspected it. Found some build-up on the hot wire. Cleaned the sensor and reinstalled. Seems to be a good fix. Thanks for all who replied. Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1).
1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L cowl area
Foam piece under right top cowl cover was out of place. Also cowl drain rubber flap was stuck again, thats behind washer tank. We cut slits in the flap to help that problem, dumped five gallon bucket on top of area no leaks. We heard of alot fit and finish iss...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L rear window defrost VIN: 1LNHM82WXX
When customer saw cost of new EATC module and labor he agreed to leave car as is now with the rear defroster fuse removed. He garages car and only drives when needed and agreed he can go without a rear defroster.I guess we can call this close a fix and thanks ...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Power Seat / Pedal VIN: 5LMFU28R53
Hello, everybody. This NAVIGATOR is fixed. The symptom was(were) Driver Memory Power Seat, Memory Power Pedal, Memory Power Mirror(exterior) did NOT work. Also 'CHECK ADVTRAC' was illuminated in Cluster. The problem was Green Connector behind Grove Box was...
1990 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEPM36X8L
Many Thanks to all replies, I swapped out ECU with Salvage yard unit the fuel pump shut down in aprox 3 seconds key on engine off & Engine ran great too ! Actually this is the FIRST Ford processor that I have HAD to replace in years ! Again Thanks Joe
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