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1987 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start, EXCESSIVE CRANK VIN: 1FTCA14U0G
customer came in and stated that he wanted to keep this vehicle and to do a complete engine service on it. performed compression test, sold tune-up, ignition module, motor vac, new fuel injectors and fuel rail, w/fuel regulator. customer stopped in while worki...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTDF15Y3M
This Truck acts like its lean.When started cold,the IAC takes the RPM up as normal,then it'lljust stumble an die,till it warms up a little.When its hot the idle is rough but will smooth out with propane.When you take off or accel,it'll stumble intermittenly,bu...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L starter VIN: 1FMDU34X8P
Hi gang. I have an odd one. This explorer has 47.8 volts at the small wire on the starter after the vehicle is started. It keeps the starter engaged and burns it up in a very short time. If I remove the small wire immediately after started, the starter is fine...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTHF25HXP
This truck came in as a no start the first test we did came up with a no spark condition we replaced the distributor and had good spark but would not start we then checked for injector pulse and had no pulse we then replaced the computer as it smelled burnt in...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU22X5R
Upon start-up, serious rich condition occurs, heavy black smoke, runs rough & stalls. Unplug the Air Flow meter, it smooths out, but still dies. Oh, we've gone through the intake for leaks and checked the o2's for being crossed and all is well. I pulled the fu...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4441R
Hello group, This mustang will not start has no spark or injector pulse. The check engine light does not go out while cranking. From what I understand this is from no crank signal correct? There are no codes. If you unplug the ign. module and plug it back in t...
1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15HXT
This truck came in with these three codes. We replaced one of the o2 sensors with a known good one and cleared the codes but all three come right back after two start-ups. If you look at scan data when you first start it, you will see the PCM commanding all th... Trouble codes: P0141 (ho2s12 heater ckt), P0135 (ho2s11 heater ckt), P0155 (ho2s21 heater ckt)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L engine VIN: 3FALP1134W
car is back and now whistle can be heard intermmittantly with engine running and is louder now after shutting engine off but still only lasts 2-3 seconds.sounds as if noise coming from exhaust cam gear area.also engine very sluggish.had codes po340 & p1383 sto...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cruise Control VIN: 1FTNX21F4X
Need some Ford help. This is a diesel and our local dealer only has a wire diagram. No diagnostic tree. I have plenty of info on the gas version but the 7.3L is all computer controlled. All fuses good and someone else installed a new clock spring and switch at...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5943Y
Engine has misfire code and detectable misfire at 1500 rpm under load. Another tech in shop has replaced plug twice, all plugs, and #2 plug wire, all the rest of wires and coils tested good. Performed 3M fuel injection cleaning. Misfire still there. Ready to h... Trouble codes: P0302 (2 misfire)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L reflash VIN: 1FTNW21P73
Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, This vehicle was reflashed today for a TSB. After reflashing, we no longer have any exhaust back pressure pid's in the data stream and vehicle surges and runs bad. The processor part number is 3C3A-12A650-BDK. The calibra...

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1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEE14Y6L
My initial post was more to find a good used ecm for this vehicle than for repair help. At that time though,I had not proved to myself that the ecm was defective.The story from the previous mechanic who worked on it a month seemed to indicate that some load or... Trouble codes: 12 (cant control high rpm self test), 22 (map out of range), 13 (cant control rpm lo rpm self test), 65 (od cancel switch does not change state).
1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDA41X9R
Thanks to everyone who replied. I appreciate all the expert advice. I used the dipstick test to rule out an internal vacuum leak, I do not have a smoke machine yet but I also checked the throttle body gasket. As it turns out the new spark plugs were the proble...
1994 Ford 128000 2.0L Starting VIN: SCORPE1994
Hi, The car was immobilized by it's anti-theft system. The anti-theft system is not PATS, it is BOSCH immobilizer which is located behind RADIO. I got remote control key from owner and disalarm it then the car can be start again. Thank you for your help!
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L vents VIN: 1FMDU73EX2
Thanx for all the help buti forgot to mention first thing i checked was capacity, it ended up beng a broken duct on the driver side of the vehicle, this car had a stereo and alarm installed and it looks like it was broken then.
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1FMCU04162
Okay sorry for the long wait but we got this baby fixed. Okay i tore down the front cover and the noise still didnt seem like it was coming from that area. So on closer inspection it seemed like it was coming from the exhaust manifold so i noticed that it was ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21PX4
Hi there, i have not fixed this vehicle yet, as it has been hired out for a movie being filmed here, its going to be an abandoned vehicle on the side of the road in a vampire movie, covered in snow...go figure. anyway we got some good test info for the pinouts... Trouble codes: P2263 (tcsc boost performance), P0401 (egr insufficient flow detected).
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