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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX18W7V
Owner stated that #7 spark-plug that was removed looked like it was running lean and covered with a white power.They tossed the plugs out,so I did not get to see it.The truck will run rough for 1-2 minutes,1 or 2 times a week,otherwise runs great.I need help f...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L transfercase VIN: IFMRU1569X
hello techs,we need help,with code 1838,motor circuit problem.vehicle came in stuck in 4wheel high,with only the 4wd.dash light flashing.we use vetronics scan tool,and mitchell .both are missing steps to diagnois this problem.has anyone had this problem,you ca...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V5X
Hello to all of you Ford Guru's!! Thanks for taking the time to read this. Ok we brought this one in on the hook. Customer said all was normal driving ok. Went to the post office, came out and it would not go. He thought it was a clutch linkage problem.. At ... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (system lean B1), P0174, P1400, P0505, P1101, P1121
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14514
The vehicle came into the shop with complaints of the check engine light on, as well as a rattle from the engine. The rattle sounded just like a timing chain rattle, but with such low mileage, we had a hard time believing that could be the problem. We replaced... Trouble codes: P0345
1965 Lincoln Continental 430CID blower vents VIN: 5Y02N43500
This vehicle is owned by a friend of mine. He is trying to restore the heater & ac functions. There are many vacuum lines missing or disconnected. Right now only the AC ducts blow air. The heater core never gets warm, but I see that it is vacuum operated also....
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM53U6Y
I have this sable with intermittant no-start(lack of fuel pressure).It only acts-up after sitting overnight.When I tested the circuit at the pump pigtail,it has 12 volts,but after load testing the ground,it very weak.I checked the 302 ground in the trunk,its o...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L PATS System VIN: 4MUZU66EX2
I installed a used engine with 67'000 miles in this truck. It started and run well. I had an abs code for no rear sensor action rear wheels registering 0. I replaced the rear sensor to no avail same code P1451. Engine code Evap. canister vent valve. I had it w...

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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L monitor won't reset VIN: 1FTEF15Y9T
Thanks to all who responded. We went back and re-verified all of the previous repairs and checked all the items that were suggested in the replies. What ended up allowing us to get the monitors to run was a 'back to the basics' type of look at the vehicle. We ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0385, P1000 (monitor test drive cycle not complete).
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTJW36F2V
Sorry for delay in posting but I am trying to forget about this nightmare.Delivered truck told customer about rolling idle and cold start no power problem.He needed truck,called the next day truck would not go over 25mph!It had been towed to another shop 40 mi...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZ5142YB
Thanks to all who replied. R&R intake gasket all the way to the heads. recleaned injectors, cleaned egr ports. reassembled and retested so far one week all ok. Did not see any particular problem with gasket upon disassembly however install all factory gaskets ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean exh), P0174 (lean exh).
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14UX3
I was thinking valve the whole time but it made me feel better to know that other techs have seen the same thing. Cust took truck for now and is coming back with tax return money to fix. I soaked it over night on the motorvac. It felt better but still was not ... Trouble codes: P0316 (Miss on start up), P0306, P0305.
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