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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L parking brake VIN: 1FTCR10A2V
this abs warning light comes on only when the parking brake is applied. warning light turns off when the engine is turned off. when engine is started there is no abs engine light. however when the parking brake is applied, the abs warning light will remain unt...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKE30XTH
Hello, this 7.3 was blowing the 30 amp fuse for the fuel filter heater element at the bottom of the fuel bowl. This is in a cube van and I can not get a good look inside the bowl. Feeling in there it apears there is a nut that hold the heater down , but it has...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNE242XX
this vehicle has very bad surge at idle. also has spark knock on acceleration.replaced intake gasket,replaced fuel pressure regulator,downstream [...].no voltage on 02s from scan tool.but has voltage from probing wires.engine runs fine above idle at steady ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean), P0174 (lean)
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17W83
This car set code P0172 I have check, fuel pressure, vacumm lines, fuel lines, flow meter, cam timing, compression etc...I erase the code and it will set after a short drive of while it is at idling. Ford tech all your help is welcome. Trouble codes: P0172 (systen too rich b1)
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNLM91V4S
vehicle misses after sitting several hours. after running 5 min. smooths out and runs great. no codes. scope pattern on ignition looks good, no vacuum leaks, injector pattern looks normal. any help would be great. thanks in advance.
1995 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L compression VIN: 1MELM5343S
I bought this 95 Sable from a customer. It needed head gaskets and I've done many of these in the past with great results. Removed heads and sent them out for rebuild. Installed heads and had a hard time restarting car. Once it started and warmed up it ran fin...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1MEHM55S42
After tune-up, vehicle sounds like it has a vaccuum leak around the intake area, and surges. When the codes were first pulled, a 171 was given. I replaced the air filter. It was dirty. Then the customer returned, the vehicle was making a surging sound. I pulle... Trouble codes: 1131 (Lack of H02s11 Switches-sensor indicates lean), 1154 (Lack of H02S21 Switches-sensor indicates lean)

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1991 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L ign switch gear timming VIN: 1FTHX25GXL
Hi All Thanks for the help, most said keep trying it takes time and many tries to hit it just right. I had tried all afternoon with no success. Walked out to it this morning , it fell in first try. Thanks again John
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FBSS13F4W
Hello all, Firstly I would like to thank everyone that took the time out to respond to my request.This vehicle had two problems. The code P0470 was the Exhaust backpressure sensor. With KOEO the EBP was reading 24.3psi. There was no damaged pins or corrosion o... Trouble codes: P0113 (IAT hi input), P1670 (Electronic feed back signal not detected), P0470 (Exhaust sensor sensor circuit malfunction).
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5149W
First off thanks for all the replies..well i finally got this thing fixed.after reviewing all the replies and checking for the egr concern.pulled intake to see if ports were plugged.they werent..changed coil pack three times with different coils to no Trouble codes: P0351, P1537, P0430.
1999 Ford F-250 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTNX215XY
hello techs. thank you very much for all the advice. i decided to go with ford factory pads and rotors and that solved it. thanks once again to everyone who emailed me.
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L hcu VIN: 1F4TNE24L8
When you see the test for code 1095 throw it out the window and use the test for ABS warning indicator illuminated with system pass. The fix was a new brake control module.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L power windows VIN: 1FT5F30S34
thank you mr. [...] for (the only reply)for your help. just as you said the accessory delay relay gets a ground signal from a microprocessor in the instrument instrument panel and several hundred dollars later , now the courtesy lights,door locks,wind...
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