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1992 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start VIN: IFTCR10A9N
This truck has come in with no spark out either coil pak. There is also no infector pulse present. There has been a new crank position sensor installed as well as a fuel pump relay and main relay. There is power at coils and injectors but no impulse to fire th...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L cranking VIN: 1FMYU6CE81
hey guys this is a weird one!!! this exploder came to me from a used car lot. this lot has a reputation for repairing wrecked cars and reselling them. when running, if you turn on the headlights the starter will engauge. or if the car is parked and the engine ...
2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP46V51
the car runs very rich, if i clear the codes 1233 comes instantly back on without starting. if i do a koer test car runs rich and all o2s read rich. when car was running fine o2s also read fine. im leaning towards a pcm, my question has anyone seen this proble... Trouble codes: 1233 (fuel system disabled no communication from fpdm)
2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT2R45E22
The car came in with a MIL for P0457 Checked fuel cap and found aftermarket replaced cap and sent customer home.A week later car came back with same code checked system for leaks with evap smoke machine. None found also checked both solenoids Vapor managment v... Trouble codes: P0457 (Check For Missing Or Leaking Fuel Filler Cap)
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 2nd gear and 4th or possibly 5th gear VIN: 1FTZR45EX3
This vehicle came in and when it would get hot it would slip in reverse. The customer requested that it be rebuilt. After rebuiling it I installed it back in the vehicle only to find that when it shifted out of 1st it went straight to third, then acted like it...
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L alternator VIN: 1MELM653XT
car Came in with a battery drain. after testing it was found that the battery cables and all wiring from battery to main fuse block were destroyed by battery acid. after replacing all wiring and cables the drain was repaired. but the alternator will not energi...

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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP63WXR
wow thanks to all who replied. yes the noid light stayed solid. ohmed the wire, tested ok. replaced computor and it runs great. thanks we were stumped. the car test drives perfect.
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: 1FTHW26F3T
thank you to bill [...],, and rusty savignoc.. our main concern had been lack of power , truck never started to stall on us untill we had had truck for about a week , installed cam sensor and stalling problem stopped and increase... Trouble codes: P0472 (exh press sensor low), P0344 (cam sensor), P0470 (exh back pressure circuit malfunction).
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24L8V
carbon build up in the clys was the problem. we ended up running top engine cleaner through the intake twice and did fuel injection cleaning twice. customer came back yesterday with a different problem and said it was running fine. sorry it took so long to clo...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U64
THANK YOU very much to all the respondents we pulled head and sure enough valves are sunk in head Mike in Ga. was right about update heads $400 each from dealer local machine shop installed new seats.I guess we allowed our selves to second guess what was obv... Trouble codes: P0316, P0304, P0305, P0306.
1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MELM53U3P
Thanks so much for the info. on this sable. Replies that i recieved all pointed to the pfe sensor. After inspecting sensor seemed to be ok but found the down pipe to exhaust manifold cracked. Replaced both the sensor and the flex down pipe and all is well. Tha...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W01
I cleaned the injectors customer is going to try it for a few days if not fixed I will change the # 5 injector thanks for the help EVERYONE !!! Trouble codes: P0305.
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