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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F1X
This code seems to return soon after start up even with the truck warmed up and the glow plug system not cycling on due to being at operating temp already. (which i believe should not be posable) I would guess that the pcm could generate this as a false code b... Trouble codes: P1395
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FMPU18L3X
We have a snap on brick and a Mastertech with the current updates as of last week. We think we have to activate the clutch selenoid in the tranfer case to take a measurment at pin # 16. We are having a difficult time finding the GEM PID 4WDCLST. This vehicle a...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Power cold VIN: 1FDXF46F0Y
This truck came in with complaint of no power cold - very bad. As truck warms up it gets a liitle better but still feels underpowered. Not really desiel guy. Need a direction to go. Road tested it and can't tell what it feels like(either fuel or tranny related... Trouble codes: P0470 (exh press sensor ckt fault - KOEO), P0476 (exh press ctrl valve prob. - KOER), P1690, P0478 (exh press ctrl valve high - cont.), P0470 (exh press sensor ckt fault - KOEO)
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L tcc
cust says truck cuts off at stop lights or anytime you come to stop .ive driven truck got it to do it one time sets code for tcc also has o/2 codes.im going to have truck back in here the next day or so just wanted to know if any ones seen this cond before or ...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C71
inspected all fues's and all connection to engine and harness' all looks to be working. any help would be greatful. don't know that much about ford's
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX17L12
This truck keeps coming back missing with a P0351 code. Have replaced #1 ignition coil 3 times, all with Motorcraft coils. Every time it comes in with a misfire, the coil plug has been tested with a noid light and the noid light flashes, but the coil is out. T... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil primary circuit)
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Interior Lights VIN: 1FMDU73K73
Good Morning all. I have this explorer with the interior lights staying on. At first i thought it was the rear hatch because it wasn't closing properly, i had that adjusted but they remained on. I also checked the drivers door switch but to no avail. Before i ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Fuel line connector VIN: 1FTPW14554
The first of the new body style F-150's we've had in. Went to change the fuel filter and the plastic clip that holds the fuel line to the filter snapped off very easily. Just wondering if anyone else has seen this happen yet. It is the rear part of the line be...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W9R
This car came in last june with a misfire on #2 cylinder and after checking it out I found no injector pulse on #2 injector it was a constant "on" condition dumping fuel in the cylinder. I replaced the #2 injector and ECU the vehicle ran fine for the last 9 mo... Trouble codes: P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P1407 (Insufficient EGR flow)
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Accs. delay relay,coolant level indicator,door aja VIN: 1MEFM58S9X
Hello! I really need some help from the Ford gurus out there. I have a Mercury Sable wagon that is killing me. If the key is on (vehicle need not be running), PRNDL in gear (reverse, drive,3,2,low), AND the radio is on; the radio will at times mute (but not lo...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2MEFM74W9Y
Customer org. came in in January 2006 with SES Light on. Found Codes listed above. Install New OPS RPM Sensor. Cleared codes and test drove. Problem seemed gone. Customer called last week and 2000 miles later that the light was back on and we pulled the same c...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L cooling fans always on VIN: IMEFM66L1Y
Cooling fan is always staying on. Computer data shows coolant temp at -45 degrees. Replaced both cooling sensors and checked ohm resistance. Checked wiring from sensors to computer; found no broken wires. I believe it is a defective PCM which either needs to b...
2003 Mercury Marauder 4.6L tires VIN: 2MEHM75V43
i have a customer that state the rear tires are wearing only in the middle; tire are not over inflated , pressures b etween 28-32 psi.tire size is o em from the manufactuer .size of the tire is 245/55/18 s .unknown why this is happening . i hope one of my budd...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1983 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF14Y3D
Thanks for the replys, as i said before another shop had just put on a reman carb...i took the carb apart and wow! this sucker looked like it had been sitting at the bottom of the ocean. The main jet was almost corroded in half and this was the cause of my sup...
1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTHF26H1J
**Fixed** The Grey connector from the ECA to engine harness was laying on the AIR tube behind the intake manifold effectively welding it to the tube. Heat finally did the connector in causing a short in the 5V reference to EGR,TPS & MAP circuit #26 to ground. ... Trouble codes: 31 (egr volts), 95 (loss of ecm power).
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14H5M
Most of the replys I recieved I had already tried, At this time the truck remains at my shop unfixed. The customer has arrianged other transportation and is going to leave it till it is fixed. I do not know when I will return to it but will let everyone know w... Trouble codes: 334 (egr voltage above closed limits).
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14N3S
Well the stall is fixed with module. she came in & squared up her bill today. I asked if there's been any MIL, mileage problem, etc; she says truck is great. I asked a local tech that works on tons of Ford trucks of this vintage if he's seen this on his scanne...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDKF38F2S
this pickup ended up having 250000 miles on it. we are putting in a new engine. thanks for all the replys.
1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L o/d light off VIN: 1FMCU24XXS
thanks everybody for all the replies, after reading a few i knew it was more than i wanted to get involed with. brought the car to a transmission guy and am waitin to here. thanks again to everyone , got over twenty replies, its good to know there is so much h...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L cooling system VIN: 1FDKE30G5S
After Letting it sit over night we removed the thermostat and left it out, used a air lift vaccum tool for the third time. Same thing after a few minutes running,gauge to 3/4, top of radiator hot bottom cool.After this decided to pull hoses one at a time and b...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Interior lights VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
Hi group! Thanks for all the great replies! With the gem already verifed and with the other circuts isolated we cut the fuse box and found nothing! This is not easy to take this fuse box apart but I was convinced my problem was inside it. Well it got destoyed ...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X3V
First and foremost thanks to all who replied. The fix was repairing a short to ground at the purge solenoid. the wire was not routed properly and had scuffed through the insulation over top of the ps hose fitting. After 4 hrs. of unplugging circuits it was the...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on, intermittant VIN: 1FTNF21F91
was not able to repair vehicle due to not enough time with truck, nor enough info. vehicle left on job out of state with cel still illuminating at times with no adverse effects. most of the replys stated to replace harness which has been replaced, along with I... Trouble codes: 1272 (hi to lo side open cyl 2), 1273 (hi to lo side open cyl3), 1276 (hi to lo side open cyl6), 1277 (hi to lo side open cyl7).
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, only during warm up VIN: 1FDWE35L92
most replies dealt w/ tests and readings we had already done- I wonder if maybe the contributors noted this when they read the initial data. this is a rental vehicle, so we decided to rent it on a few monitored occasions- hopefully something will turn up. We h... Trouble codes: P1288.
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S41
the original diagnosis maf sensor was correct we just did not reset keep alive memory Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
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