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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X3R
after replaceing ign switch, continued with crank, no start diagnosis. symptom only occurs when vehicle cold. can get started after multiple attemps, continues to start and run until over night and cold - found spark ok,compression good. fuel pump running but ... Trouble codes: 543 (fp circuit open bat to eca), 211 (pip erratic), 542 (fuel pump ckt open eca to ground)
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L cruise VIN: 1FTEX14H6R
vechile came in no cruise control mitchells has a test procedure cruise inoperative followed info came up servo assembly do to the fact that all the inputs to the servo are good. speedo works and switches on steering wheel pass continuity checks. replaced serv...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L 2nd VIN: 1FTEE14YX5
customer had complaint of delay in gear and erractic shifting. we scanned and checked wiring,found and replaced corroded mlps and connector.then replaced solenoid body and connector,it was leaking through body and into connection. the delay and shifting proble...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145T
I need some thoughts on this. If this van is allowed to sit in the shop running until the fan cycles at least twice, then shut off and allowed to heat soak over 10 minutes it will run poorly with multiple cylinder misfires. The fuel trims will increase to 25% ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2), P0303 (Misfire 3), P0304 (Misfire 4), P0305 (Misfire 5)
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Code 750 Shift Sol 1 VIN: 1FTDF1820V
We are not a Trans shop. Truck came in with mil on Code 750 SSA Shift sol A Reset 3 times Truck shifts great. Customer states it shifts funny then the light comes on. After that it runs great. Do these sols stick at times? After reset the truck may go a week ...
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 Escort 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1ALP15P1
Ok I hate to sayit but I need help on this one. From what I am seeing the vss goes through the pcm and then to the cluster. And that is how I have been testing the system. But when I talked to a tech line today they told me that the vss runs to the pcm and the... Trouble codes: P0500 (vss)
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6537W
car starts and idles fine, most of the time it runs smooth. Once and awhile from stop on slow acceleration engine will start bucking if you let of and get on gas will still buck if you leave foot on gas it just bucks. Nothing you can do to make it stop except ... Trouble codes: P1381
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X9W
Thanks in advance for reading this. This one keeps setting P0171. The freeze frame data shows LT TRIM B1% 19.5, also LT TRIM B2% 17.2. One week ago we replaced the upper intake o-rings and reset KAM at the same time, trims looked good then. The B2 trim is high... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L wot intake popping VIN: 1FMRU1767W
Experiencing "popping" in intake between 1/2 and full throttle ONLY WITH ENGINE SPEEDS ABOVE 4000 RPM. Very much sounds to me like valvetrain issue. Remember the popping a small-block Chevy would make when it had a flat cam? That's it, except only above 4000 R...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Radio VIN: 2FTPX28L6X
The radio turns on by itself after sitting. No exact time frame, just randomly. The radio does not go out when the doors are opened as it should. The power and grounds to the radio have been checked. Fuse #1 has power all the time as it should and fuses 20 and...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U3X
got this taurus that cuts off intermentily after hot. when it stops got no spark or injector pulse.when not running cant comunicate with computer. tried reman pcm and all the above listed.when running the only code is the famous egr flow code,funny thing is wh...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L wipers VIN: 1FMRU1769X
THIS TRUCKS SOMETIMES HAS A WIPER STROKE WITH WIPER SWITCH OFF. Checked gem codes and found multiple. 1323, 1428,1359,1318,1345,1446,1438 . cleared codes watched data on snap on scanner. wiper mod pos did not chagne right even when wipers worked properly. I ne...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
We have replaced the sensor and housing, checked the cam timing. Checked the ground resistance. The code went away for several months. Now its back. Customer says it sputters a little when cold, though I haven't seen it. The tech line said to unplug the DPFE l... Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU72X2Y
Hopefully this is not a waste of yours or my time. This OHV 4.0 makes a click/clack type noise. It comes and goes and mostly at idle. Any ideas?? We have been all over the truck and really can not pinpoint a source. It is best heard standing at the front door ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNSW3111
I have a 7.3l diesel that intermittently, (once in 150 miles)it will losse pedal response, when it happened i was going about 40 mph straight ahead and at 1/4 throttle, then truck went to idle, and i went to WOT but no response until i fully let up, then every...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F62
i had this powerstroke come in the shop today that stalls all of a sudden. it seems not to stall at any paticular time. when it is running it runs good. but all of a sudden it dies. it will restart right after it dies. i checked for water in the fuel but doesn...
2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Lean Condition VIN: 1LNHM97V32
Check engine lite on for several days. Checked codes: P0171 & P0174 (banks 1 and 2, system lean). Snap-On scanner confirmed extremely lean condition taking place. TSB 04-17-4 addresses these codes (and other codes) as relating to a vacuum leak. We have smoked ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Exhaust Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Exhaust Bank 2)
2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L pats VIN: 1LNHM83WX3
this post for feedback only to determine if other techs are going through same issue as I am. just got a new 05 L series town w/ 5 miles on odo from ny which was a no start off the truck. i don't yet have cam upgrade from hickok so sent vehicle to ford dlr ( l...
1995 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM65L8S
ok guys the apprentice brought this one in for service light on and to the best of my knowlege it had codes for o2 not switching and not sure what other code, but now it has code 332. the apprentice changed the dpfe and the wire harness because the new dpfe di... Trouble codes: 332 (insufficient exhaust gas recirculation flow)

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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
First off, thanks to everyone for their time and help. After two smoke tests nothing was found to be leaking in the intake or crankcase. Several suggestions were to follow the PCV hose to the back of the intake and inspect the elbow joint there. I was amazed t... Trouble codes: P00, 174 (System too lean bank2), P00, 171 (System too lean bank1).
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14CYW
Well, it turns out that this engine has been out before. In Alldata you can view connectors this proved to be extremely helpful. Under connector views and then MULTIPLE JUNCTION CONNECTOR I found that Ford ran the starter signal wire through the harness that h... Trouble codes: 320 (dist/cmp sensor circuit).
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L oil leak VIN: 1FTWF33FO2
hello again everyone, and thanks for all the replys, all of you's said to get a new O ring kit from the dealer to repair this, it was a plug in the high pressure oil pump, I'm told by some of you's that it makes between 500 and 3000 psi, so a proper o ring is ...
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