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1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L engine VIN: 2FTJW35MXK
HI guys Got one for the diesel guys. The glow plug system is in good working order yet this engine will not start unless you give it a shot of ether. Sometimes you have to give it more than a shot or two before it starts. I tested the water heater in the fre...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP15P2X
Repeat P1520 code.Checked for vacuum leak-none.What should be the correct voltage reading at the white/red wire to the IMRC solenoid? Should this reading match the voltage reading on the scanner?I can see the solenoid working by output test in scanner or with ... Trouble codes: P1520 (intake manifold runner control)
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L fuel filling VIN: 1FAFP53U7Y
Customer came in with fuel filling problem. Found fuel filler pipe mounts rusted off and hanging down lower than when it could have been properly mounted. Replaced filler pipe. Tried filling with fuel - same symptoms. Remove tank to inspect flapper valve. Coul...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMZU73E1Y
When this vehicle sits overnight at freezing temperature or below, on initial start up, you get the proper "flare-up" but then the idle drops very low and the motor almost stalls. It runs rough and surges for a few minutes and as soon as the temp. starts to in...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU75E52
hey everybody. i have this explorer in here, and i need some help from someone who knows more than i do about these transmissions. the customer complained of a slip during the 1-2 shift. this turned out to be the 2-3 shift. all other shift points were good. ch...

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1989 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 5.0L rolling/hunting idle VIN: 1FTFE24NXK
Well the boss has finally decided to let it be for now. I haven't found the source of the rolling idle. I want to share a little of what I've learned. 1) having a breakout box is invaluable. Being able to monitor every pin coming and going to the pcm by simp...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4040T
This vehicle is now fixed.Turned out that someone removed the air intake temp sensor . In its place someone put a resister that made the computer think the intake temp was 170 degress.So what was happening is the warm up timer was made incredible short as the ... Trouble codes: P0125.
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Unknown VIN: 2FRTH6DEK2
Greetings to all... it was my fault on this one, the used engine we installed apparently sat outside in the junk yard we got it from. Guess what, the cylinder 5 and six valve were stuck from rust... I HATE used engines.
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 1st & Reverse
Thanks to Harold [...] for allowing us to call him to pick his brain & to all the other people who took the time to offer help. My origial train of thought was correct. The band was not holding tight enough to allow the vehicle to operate in 1st or reverse ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L pats VIN: 1FTPX14566
To all who replied, thanks. We are using the proper equipment for Ford programming; for some reason it would not allow a key code erase and reprogram. We ended up using Ford Oasis As Built Hex-Decimal Code and manually entered original configuration. This fixe...
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