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1985 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHF3611F
This truck keeps burning out glow plugs and controllers.I have replaced them several times and they only last for a short time and fail.When I install the new parts,it will start every time without hesitation.I have noticed that the glow plug lite will come on...
1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15NXL
Vehicle runs rough at idle. Runs pretty good once out of idle. He had replaced a bunch of parts in the last six months. Would like to help this guy out and figure this beast out. After I installed the new oxygen sensor, he said his fuel economy improved to 12 ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34XTT
Hi All, I have this Explorer that has automatic temperature control and will blow hot all the time. When I lower the temperature to 60 degrees the air still blows hot. I went through the dignostic process on the control unit in order to retrieve any dtcs, but ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F2X
Good evening friends, This Stroker is giving me a headache. Two weeks ago I had to go out on the road and get this thing running. A new cam sensor got it started but I didn't release it because it wouldn't restart hot. After the new IPR everything was good. Th... Trouble codes: P1212 (IPC not at desired press.)
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP10P3X
Hello friends: We got a 1999 Ford Escort 4 cyl.(2.0L single cam) DTC CODE P0351 Ignition coil-primary secondary circuit mulfunction, I repleced ignition coil and cleaned wiring terminal to the ignition coil with no resault: Car runs very poorly.any help on thi... Trouble codes: P0351 (ignition coil-primary /secondary circuit mulfunction)
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZ5142YB
The only thing unusual is the code set upon start up. I can drive for a while and park with ses light off. upon start up the ses self test and then stay on and code appears. I seem to be missing something, I have looked at this vehicle off and on for a year an... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean exh), P0174 (lean exh)
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA524XY
back in december vehicle came in with codes for intake runner control problem and also fuel trim at - 20..replaced clips for runners ,attmempted find cause of rich condition but am stumped for ideas any help would be appreciate..cleaned maf.air temp 68 ambient...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L ride control VIN: 1FTSW31F71
customer states that ever since we installed his new upper and lower ball joints (napa premium parts) he has had a "hopping" in the front end at approximately 40mph. doesn't seem to do it much before or after. it's not the tires, they were installed recently b...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNX21LX3
Vehicle came in with misfire, which we located at number 6 plug, since boot (wire end) was deteriorated, we also replaced the coil. Problem is cylinder plug hole was full of antifreeze, as if head has a crack in spark plug hole area. No external source was loc...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71WX5
asking for advice on problems that could cause p2106 and make system go into limp mode with no power. problem not acting up today but want to fix so police car can be dependable. I suspect the Tac motor in intake to be culprit. bulletin for new app sensor and ... Trouble codes: P2106, P061B
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MEFM74W71
I need help please.. I have 2001 mercury grand marquis. The customer drove the car for two days with the mil on. on the second day he filled the tank with gas. On the third day he started the car did not run right it would fire up and then die. Start up and th... Trouble codes: P0102, P1151, P1131, P1101

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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FTEF15Y2L
The lean misfire that I was getting on all cylinders was fixed by cleaning the injectors but the shake was still there at idle. Before taking off intake to do any further work I done a compression test and number 6 cylinder had only 20 lbs of compression. With...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14C6W
sorry for the long delay. after checking all voltage drops on grounds again, replaced the pcm. problem solved. Trouble codes: P0340 (cmp circuit malfunction).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L functional tests VIN: 1FTNX20F7Y
Thanks for the responses to my post. There was a little useful information in each one of them. Most importantly, I discovered that the inability to read the VIN has nothing to do with being able to do a functional test as Ford did not offer this info on the P...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Battery Draw VIN: 1FMPU16L14
Hello Everyone, I have this Expedition fixed!!! First I want to thank everone that responded, there were a lot of good ideas but this ended up being some very different. I was watching this draw and every 30 seconds it would have a 5-6 amp draw for 5-10 second...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L broken spark plug VIN: FTPW14565K
WELL IT IS REPAIRABLE. Went over to the local hardware and bought 2 ARTU brand dril bits that are supposed to drill glass, ceramic, concrete etc, and a 6 inch drill extension. using my right angle drill I very slowly drilled the chipped with a sharp punch then...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L rotors VIN: 1LNLMB1W1V
Thank you all for your responses. Yes, we did check the rear brakes and they were working fine. Good suggestion! Our customer is holding off on repairing the car at this time. He has spent lots off money replacing rotors every ten thousand miles. He is relucta...
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4M2DV11W8P
Well fellas it was fuel starvation. When I had the rail welded the plastic in the #5 injector melted and clogged up the works. When I originally tested the welded rail all the injectors worked fine and there were no leaks and good flow. a chunk of goop worked ...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Stall VIN: 1MEFM5557Y
Sorry this took so long to close,but I just got this car back. Dave from ontario was wright on the money with the cracked PCV hose. The hose on this DOHC 3.0 is under the throttel body and is very difficult to see. I used my smoke mach. and found no leaks. Boy... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank one system lean), P0174 (bank two system lean).
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66L6Y
thanks for all the good and quick replies from all of you tecs intake gaskets solved the problem thanks again mark Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0171, P0174.
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L squeeling noise VIN: 4M2DU86E62
Turns out that the noise she was worried about was unrelated to what we were hearing. After all the trouble she did not want to go any further with this problem. I guess we will find out what it was in the future. Thanks for the help.
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