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1997 Ford F-350 7.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FEKF37GXV
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and codes stored in computer. I replaced Maf sensor but still had high short fuel trim numbers. Checked scanner and noticed when air PID changed to Atmosphere from upstream, that air was still going downstream to the ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L wipers&washers VIN: 1FTDX1724V
Hi, fellow technicians the vehicle first came to us with no wipers/washers, blower motor intermittly still running with key off and intermittent instru. panel false tailtell lights. the gem module controls all three relays for the wiper/washer system. checked ...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP13P9V
Hello everyone, I hope someone can help us with this vehicle. It was towed in the first time because it would not start. When we got it in the bay it started right up and ran fine..for the next several days. Finally it stalled and wouldn't start, checked for s...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP6636Y
hey all. this car came in as a no start, i did find two codes, p0340 cam sensor, and a p1381 vct overadvanced. i replaced the cam sensor and the fouled plugs, still will not start. i got fuel and spark. the timing belt has some play in it. just wanted to know ...
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5142B
Looking for a little heads up on a windstar that is coming in today with a P0401. The EGR valve itself will kill the engine with a hand held vacuum pump applied. Wish i had more info. Thanks! Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FT34GU675
Vehicle has very bad misfire when first started cold. Customer says occasionally dies out. Very hard to reproduce misfire and when it does happen it will come and go very quickly. I have tried checking, wiggling and everything to the pcm harness checking for b... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FSW31PX4E
The vehicle came in with a hard steering problem when the brakes were applied. The harder the brakes are applied the harder the steering wheel is to turn. There are no crimped lines visable. Is there anything that I have missed that would result in the current...
1995 Mercury Mystique LS Young America 2.5L No Start VIN: 1MELM66L1S
this vech has no spark. no PIP signal out of the ICM. PIP stays at a constant 10 volts. crank signal tyop the the icm is about 3 volts. Have no spark. can some please help me this one i am pulling my hair out on it. thanx
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM55SX1
I have a Sable the is running rich. I think it is the fuel pressure regulator. Only problem is the fuel pressure spec is 35 to 65 psi. I might buy that if this car had a variable speed pump. But it doesnít. (Iím sure, there isnít a fuel line pressure sensor on... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175

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1985 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, SMOKES WHITE SMOKE VIN: 1FTHX2613F
Thanks for all the help. I ran the tests that were sujested.I could not find any evidence the head gaskets were blown. I ran the tests for air in the system and found none. I even by passed the fuel system and ran the engine off a seperate fuel system. I deter...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L hydraulic clutch VIN: 1FTCR14X2R
Bled master when it was of vehicle, and let it gravity bleed for about 15 to 20 min.Also replaced line from master to slave.
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDEE14H5R
We checked pip signal in and out of ignition module, it was loosing signal coming out of module. We replaced module it runs great. Thanks for the replies!
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
After haveing all this fun Removed the intake and replace the cid sensor witch costs a fortune . The truck seems to be fine now. I would like to thank everyone on there replies. Thanks Brian
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTJX35G3S
This truck was almost enough to make me question why I do this for a living...Anyway here is the fix. I found that when the engine cut out it was losing injector pulse. I checked all grounds and wiring and really didn't find anything. I went back and studied t...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU72X9Y
Thanks to all who responed. I did a compression test and had little or no comp.. I than put oil in the cyl.'s to try to build comp. , it did not work. I than used a dual trace lab scope and check the crank sensor to the cam sensor signals and they where way of...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53252
Thank you to Tim and Nick for their help, they hit it right on the head. The tsb they refer to is for a too rich problem but out of desperation I tried it. A re-flash of the computer brought the sort term trims to +/- 8% and the long term trims never moved off... Trouble codes: P0174.
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