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1994 Ford F600 7.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF60JXR
This truck has no spark. A road mechanic has already tryed a new ignition coil. The problem is that we don't have repair information on hand pertaining to this truck. The local Ford dealer does not work on trucks larger than an F350. Therefore, it was towed to...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L headlight switch VIN: 2FALP74W0S
i hope someone out there knows where i can purchase dash illumination bulbs for the headlight switch for this crown vic. it has the rotary switch with auto lamp. the bulbs are of two styles. one is about 1.75 inches long, has a black plastic shank with a tiny ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L converter solenoid VIN: 2FMZA5141X
after approx. 20 to 30 km the od off lamp begins to flash and has a hard 1 2 shift . scan faults and po741 appears. clear codes and all shifts are normal again for about 20 km when problem reappears.
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU1667Y
Hello all, I have this Expidition here that died on customer. Cranks strong, good compression, fuel pressure (40psi), good spark and injector pulse. still no start. I have everything I should have to start this vehicle, but it doesnt even sputter. Tried false ...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50U5Y
Gets the Code PO340 for CMP sensor circuit. Clear it and it comes back soon. Also runs kinda ragged, rough, and might stall at idle. I read the archives and found the DPFE can cause this code. The DPFE was replaced about 6 months ago with a plastic Ford part f... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L51
This vehicle is really becoming a headache. Vehicle sets both codes po171 and p0174 within 3-4 days of being cleared. I have already replaced maf and pcv valve and hose service kit. Maf was reading low and pcv hose was leaking. I have disconnected batt for ove... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (testing and results)
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW31F52
Hello there fellow techs! We are at our wits end with this one. Truck came in 3 weeks ago for a no-start when cold, replaced defective glow plug relay - problem solved. Truck came back about 10 days later with a random stall. No codes in computer, we replaced ... Trouble codes: P1212 (ICP voltage not at expected level - Sets when cranking after stall)
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L air bag VIN: 1FTNE24L34
The problem is very intermittent and not present now. I've inspected the wiring close to the airbag and the wiring close to the airbag module(under drivers seat) and under the drivers door sill trim. I'm wondering if there are any pattern failures with these.

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1988 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FAPP9897J
First, thanks to all of the 20 people who responded to this problem. You helped me to rethink the problem and led me to the solution. I went looking for the missing 12 volts at the injector. Power comes from the ECA relay and I had no power on the coil conta...
1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L clutch VIN: 1FTJX35G9M
many good replies. customer was sure the flywheel is the cause. at his wish we replaced flywheel with a new o.e. part. test drive proved him wrong. without a load, hammered down from a stop, the rear end will hop off the ground. he declined any other diagnoisi...
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start VIN: IFTCR10A9N
Another one solved and thanks for all the input. Truck came in with no injector pulse or spark. Owner had installed a new crank sensor with no results. Early on I found the system was not grounded at terminal #7 and you guys told me why. The grounding screw (b...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L timming belt VIN: 1FASP15J5S
after talking to all of you i started to check all the pulleys the water pump was just replaced before i did the belt (not at my shop) but the pulley on the water pump was not the right one thanks to all of you or i would not have checked it that good i have t...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L glow plug VIN: 15RFDKE30F
Success. The fusible link was fried for the IDM relay. What is the point of a fusible link versus a fuse? Thanks all for the quality replies and for doing your best for me. May He bless you all.
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34E4V
Hi Guys Thanks for all your help, my computor has been away getting repaired hence delay in replying. First up tested the trottle position sensor, fuel pressure well driving, all seemed to be with in spec. Disconnected every electrical connector under the bonn...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F2X
o.k. boys and girls hear it is... ive been waiting to see if this truck is really fixed.. i guess its been long enough... this is what we did.. first thing was we pulled the connector at the IDM, then inspected and tightened each terminal, installed dielectric... Trouble codes: 344 (cam sensor intermittent).
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FTRX17W6Y
Thank you for the 24 replies. I was all ready to pursue the broken valve spring theory,as the majority were aiming at, BUT after consulting with my customer who had taken the truck home for the weekend, held off. I had put a SEA FOAM Motor Treatment in his tan...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU7482U
Iam a little late in closing this, I wanted to make sure the vehicle didn't return. Thanks to all who replied. The fix ended up being the upstream oxygen sensor on the driver side. After close inspection after removing the sensor, I dicovered where the wire me... Trouble codes: P0175 (System Too Rich Bank 2).
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L power assist VIN: 1LNLM97V8T
As always, many thanks for your responses. Phil from Cali mentioned aluminum filings in fluid & I did find some non metallic shiny filings in there although minor at this time. MAke sense as pump filings would be steel. I informed the customer the rack is worn...
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