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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW35F0S
This truck had run out of fuel on the front tank while driving down the road. The front tank has an auxiliary tank in the bed that feeds the front midship tank. The factory fill tube on this tank is the feed from the aux tank. The rear tank was already empty. ...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP42T8S
This is the third time in for this Mustang and I have been able to duplicate the stalling concern 1 time and have not experienced the no start. I have had long crank time after sitting over night but that has only happened once. I did not have a fuel guage on ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L cooling system VIN: 1FA2P5353V
please help. this car came from another shop . most of the usuall has been done but the car still overheats. you can hear the hoses boiling but temp needle is below half, fans come on @ between 220f to 240f .with heater on full blast and still boiling I read a...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Remote for door locks VIN: 1FAFP53U4Y
This is my wife's car and one day the remote quit working at all, it wont unlock the doors or unlatch the trunk. I installed a new battery and it still wont work. Mitchell on Demand doesn't supply any information that i can find. I looked though the wiring dia...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U91
Please help, Taurus came in skipping with a misfire code for #2 cyl.Sold plugs and wires , the wire for # 2 was burned in Two pieces. Replaced plugs and wires same thing . The first thing I thought was maybe install error on plug, not so lucky.Tried a new coil...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L torque convertor area VIN: 1FMDU73W92
Vehicle has a noise in the area of the bell housing, it sounds alot like a cracked flywheel, I had pulled transmission and inspected the flywheel and drive plate, no defect was noted so I installed a remanufactured torque converter. Noise was still evident. An...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP36362
Hey there ford masters. I have had this vehicle into the shop a few times in the past two weeks with the same code p0304 misfire cylinder number four. We have replaced the original spark plugs and wires with new from the dealer. We have tested and determined t... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder number four)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Left Head VIN: 1FMDU73W92
Reposting from Transmission area. ORIGINAL HELP REQUEST: Vehicle has a noise in the area of the bell housing, it sounds alot like a cracked flywheel, I had pulled transmission and inspected the flywheel and drive plate, no defect was noted so I installed a rem...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP40492
I have this sick mustang here. When accellerating (hold the pedal to the floor) it cuts out at about 1800 rpms and poors out black smoke. if you unplug the maf sensor it goes away. I have tried a new MAF sensor and checked all the inputs cam, crank, etc. It wi...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 4x4 electrical system VIN: 1FTSF31F12
Vehicle was towed in on wednesday August 2, 2006 with a transmission not shifting complaint. After a short check, it was determined that the transfer case was stuck between 4x4 and 4x2 modes. In addition the lights on the dash do not operate when the switch is...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX33P43
This truck came in on a hook with a no run and a large oil leak.DID a full scan and came up with a p2285 and a po470. Replaced the oil sending unit for the first code and part of my oil leak.Did the tests for the p0470 and relaced and reprogramed computer.Redi... Trouble codes: P0470 (Exhaust backpressure circuit problem), P2285 (injection pressure sensor low)
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag system VIN: 2FAHP71W75
Customers complaint is that the air bag light is on. It flashes what I would call code 18 on the dash and the code on scan tool is B1884. I am unable to find a code definition or flow charts to diagnose.Any common problems? Thanks in advance
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L cannot access the pcm VIN: 1L1FM8181W
HELP! This vehicle quit recently and acted like it ran out of gas. After it was towed into our shop, It started right away and then sputtered and quit. I scanned it and came up with a dtc "fuel pump monitor voltage high" Because of this and having 240k , we re...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L gear box? VIN: 2MEFM75W1W
Hello everyone, The owner of this vehicle is the 2nd owner and it has driven like this since he bought it. He is not sure of anything done previous to the vehicle. You have to turn the steering wheel to get it back to center, if you try to let it return back b...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM6537W
vehical was towed in for no start got it in the door and checked spark, fuel pressure,compression, replaced plugs b/c they were wet have rpm referance on scan tool i looked in repair trac on the mac mentor it has a spot that reads about possible broken flexpla... Trouble codes: P1131 (lack of h2os sensor responce lean)

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1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L no power VIN: 1FTCR15X2V
we replaced the maf sensor,sorry to say we recieved a defective one from the shelf, thank you for all your help,it really makes it tough when a new part is bad.
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L temp guage VIN: 1FALP6536W
well after replacing the sending unit again, with a factory ford part and replace the guage unit also with a factory ford part, we got the guage to read what was tollerable. the customer was satisfied so i am satisfied. thank you all. Ron
1999 Ford F-250 5.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTRF27L3X
Got the truck to stall in the bay and was able to test components. I had spark and the fuel pump would continue to run even tho the truck was stalled. Check for injector pulse and had none.PCM was bad. Replaced PCM and the truck is running fine now. Thanks to ...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L engine cooling fans VIN: 1FAFP343XY
The problem was the cooling fan assymbly.The resitors were meled and burned,and one of the fan motors was bad.Replaced fans and problem was solved.Thanks to everyone who replied.
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FMZU64W72
Several folks said to check for a bad coil on # 6. WE did not have a misfire problem it just shut off. One person said to check the ign switch. There were no burned spots on the switch or the connector and a heavy wiggle test did not have any effect on the veh...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L transfer case VIN: 1FTSF31F12
Thanks to those who replied. we gave the truck to ford, and they had a look at it, but turned it back. Their reason was 'we dont want to touch it in case we mess up your work.' Will post again with new help request. Matthew
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP44413
should have listened to my gut on this one, once i saw it was made in china that should have thrown a big red flag, replaced the condensor with a factory ford unit, charged the system and off it went. thanks for all the good replies.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW31P35
hi group well its fixed, went over all connectors again with air thought i had cleaned ipc but overlooked that, connector was full of water, cleaned and let sit over night all is fine, would like to say thanks to everyone especially charles you where on the mo... Trouble codes: P2284, P2623.
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L reminders VIN: 1LNHM87A12
thanks for all the replies. Someone sent me a detailed owners manual description of how to do it and it finally worked great. dave
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