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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
The vehicle came in with a few problems, one of which was the speedometer was off. The speed sensor was replaced at a trans shop last month, we replaced the ECM to repair no communication problem. The speedometer is reading 14MPH when the scanner shows 19-21 M...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTJX35G3S
this vehicle came in with what the customer called a miss under load. what i found is that when you start the engine, it almost immediatly dies. it starts right up. you load it and it the engine doesn't have a single misfire, it acts like the engine just shuts...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMDU33X6S
This is a good one. The customer came in complaining of a squeel noise on acceleration. I took it out and drove it. The noise in question sounds like a vacuum leak. Tried to "smoke" it out and found nothing.I can duplicate the concern by power-braking in the s...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FBJS31H2S
This van drives poorly at high altitude, but fine at low. It is a california emission vehicle and does not have a map/baro sensor. The MAF is reading good. Since I don't want to go on a 4 hour test drive to the mountains, how should I aproach this problem?
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
Hi everyone, This ford won't start after a long cold night, but if the outside temperature is warmer then -5 C or 10 F it will start. No codes, glow plug's ok, good fuel at the filter and good pressure. On the scanner, the high side oil pressure at the injecto...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU63E2Y
Unable to duplicate lean codes. Problem is cold start stall, rough idle. Cold start, engine goes to 1500 rpm. Drops to below 1000, runs rough (like egr opens all the way), smells rich and sometimes dies. When it doesn't die, it will slowly idle up to above 10... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2), 300 (random misfire), 1401 (dpf egr sensor shorted to b)
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Starter\elec VIN: 1FMYC1031X
Hi, This car has an electrical gremlin. Customer reports it started with a change in the weather (raining) but I question the link. When the ignition is on and the transmission in park or neutral and one's foot is NOT on the brake pedal the starter motor will...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L abs light VIN: 1FTNE24L23
One of my really good customers has this van. the abs light and the seat belt light stay on even when the seat belt is latched. I am more of a power train tech, but good customer. I scaned the truck and got a code of b1230 seatblt dr preten resistance out of r...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTPW14554
Good Morning everyone. I had a shop call me today. They were changing spark plugs, and the first one broke a "Tube" into the head. They tell he there is a tsb on this, even though I cannot find it. Of course, the head needs to come off to repair. Has anyone...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage SVT Lightning 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF07334
This supercharged 5.4 does overboost on hard acceleration it will put the boost gague off the scale when this happens the engine begins to misfire I dont know the system at all have tried the ford trouble charts thanks for any help Trouble codes: P0234 (Supercharger Overboost)
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM91VXP
Hello all, This Lincoln has exessive crank times when started 10-30 min after being driven. After it starts the problem goes away. Sometimes the no-start lasts 2-3 min., other times it only lasts a few seconds. We have checked spark and fuel so far, looks ok t...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNFM97V8W
Vehicle presents with a no-start cold. After plugging block heater vehicle will usually fire right up. This problem is intermittent though. This morning {-10C} it fired up with no problem. Scan data revealed nothing unusual. Could this vehicle require reprogra...

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1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L rear brakes VIN: 1FTEE14Y1L
wanted to replace rear hose but customer picked up van before i could. said he would bring back for repair . i haven't seen customer sense.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L hcu module VIN: 1FMDU35P3T
i'm still waiting on the customer to give me the ok. i did find one used be he still said no. it's tough around christmas. thanks for the replies. john
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Extended start VIN: 1FALP6245V
Thanks to all that replied.The fix for this problem was pcm.The clue was MIL lite,the car would not start before until lite would go off usually about 5-[...] of cranking,plus thecooling fan would come on as soon as you turned key in run position,and car w...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L6W
Thanks for the help I have been unable to get the customer to bring this truck back for further testing I will post update if he comes back Trouble codes: P0452.
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
thanks to those who lead me to the fix, a blown fuse and o2 sensor shorting out on heat shield MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL AND REMEMBER JESUS IS THE REASON Trouble codes: P0750 (shift seloind a malfuntion), P0743 (tosque convertor circut elec), P0755 (shift seloind b circuit malfuntion), P0760 (shift seloind malfuntion), P0135 (o2 sensor), P0155 (testing and results).
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Well, as i mentioned in my update, we would have to see if the customer would return. They never did. Some customers , you just cant work with. They think its a cut and dry situation all the time. Oh well. Anyhow, got 13 replies and have learned some things li... Trouble codes: P0174, P0175.
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L No Shift VIN: 1ETRX17W61
After fooling with this truck for a 3 days gave up and sent to a transmission shop after a week (and them pulling there hair out and calling me daily) got a call today seems the transmission even though the same but the year difference was the issue so I was t...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: 1FTNE24221
I apologize for the amount of time in took to post this message, however, I wanted to assure the vehicle was properly repaired. As stated in the original message, this vehicle has returned several times with continuous check engine light and poor acceleration.... Trouble codes: P1309 (Continuous Memory DTC).
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L ABS light VIN: 1MELM6243R
Thanks to those who responded to this post...I really do appreciate your efforts to help. In my original post I asked where this ABS diode is located...I did locate it by 'snaking my arm up under the dash on the drivers side and there I felt the harness comi...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Power Steering pump VIN: 1MEFM50U2X
Was air in system after trying to vacume bleed the system with no luck and 2 hours of time went with old school way lifting the car and moving the sterring wheel back and forth after 20 minutes it was good. Thanks to all the replies. Geo.
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