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1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP44E9N
A 92 mustang 5.0 HO engine came into the shop on a hook with a no start condition. After checking spark, fuel pressure and a good visual inspection. Spark was good, fuel pressure was about 35 PSI. The thing I noticed up front was the fuel pump is running all t...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L over drive lock up VIN: 1FTCR14X9T
hey guys, will give thanks in advance. hope someone can help! vehicle:96 ranger - 2wheel drive - aode trans - problem: after it has been driven for a while, trans good and hot, only at high speeds 70 - 80 mph (no kidding - the customer drives 80 miles a day o...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14H7T
This truck is being a real pain. I have been fighting the same trouble codes for 2 years now. In 05 truck was in with codes 1131 and 1151. I had experienced quite a few of these with faulty MAF sensors, and also a TSB for the problem. I replaced the MAF, Pcv a... Trouble codes: 1131 (fuel system not switching adaptive limits lean), 1151 (testing and results)
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: FMDU24E8VU
Ok this has been to three different shops including the dealer. For same problem, and please pay attention to the symtoms. ONLY on overnight sit, vehicle floods out and will not start. Eventually we can manipulate the fuel to get it started. But the vehicle fl...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heater core VIN: 1FTDX1862V
Hey all; Fantastic day in Missouri;hope it's good where you are. I'm looking for advice on r and r on this heater. Really I'm looking for a shortcut I guess. I've printed out the dash removal instructions and am ready to go but just thought you guys might hav...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L code B1254 VIN: 2FMZA5145X
This van has code B1254 Air temperature external sensor failure I have not dealt with B codes that much and I have not been able to find any info on this in any of my books,or online. If some one can give me a starting point I would appreciate it. Thanks
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F8X
I have a 99 ford powerstroke diesel that won't start when outside temp is below about 30 deg. unless the block heater is plugged in. It has new batteries and cranks good. The glow plugs and relay are new motercraft brand. The oil was changed recently. It has b...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSF35L3Y
This truck came in on a hook,had shut down.Scan test found codes p1299,p1285,we have replaced thermostat and coolant,the cooling system was completely filled when it came in. Pid data shows each sensor reading 202 degrees when temp guage will suddenly peg high... Trouble codes: P1285, P1299
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L valve timing VIN: 3FAF911331
Car was towed in as no start, inspected and found timing belt broken and idler pulley broke. Installed belt and idler, used all tools and adjusted cam an crank timing to specs, rotated crank several times and again rechecked, everyting in line, exhaust cam may...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3FAFP11351
car was towed in with a broken timing belt and idler pully.relaced both and set the time. also replace one cracked fuel injector on # 1 cylinder. car idles fine but starts to miss when you drive it. i have triple checked timing and its good. replaced plugs and... Trouble codes: P1000 (i/m readiness code)
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Accessories VIN: 1FTNE24LH2
I have a ford van the speedometer is doing crazy things. First the speedo stays at 70 mph while at a stop. if I turn the head lights on is will increase by 5 mph each time. If I turn head kights off it doues not decrease. The brake swicth does the same thing. ...

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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Injector pulse cuts VIN: 1FMDU34X0P
A lot of good suggestions, as I had said we did ckeck every signal we could think of (TPS, CKP, CPS, AIS, CTS, MAF . etc. etc.)All checked good. We finally opted for a rebuilt ECM, as we could finn no other problems. Customer has been driving it over a week no...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L not sure VIN: 1FTRW08L71
Thanks for all the replies. The non-factory shoes did come apart and were causing the problem in reverse. Factory parking brake shoes repaired the problem. No more non-factory for me.
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU41F72
thanks to all who responded. after extensive checking i found the glow plug control module was bad. funny this one has no relay like alldata says.the relay i thought was it was the intake heater relay. i called alldata and told them basically they wasted my ti...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FTRX18W62
Thanks for all the replies. It looks like I'll be pulling the cab to do this job. Thanks again, Dave.
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Bogging VIN: 1FAFP55S54
We coulnen't find anything wrong with this vehicle and since I recieved a reponce fron a Ford tech about a reflash for this problem , we sent the coustomer to the dealer for the reflash work. The only problem is that the coustomer has not taken the vehicle to ... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355, P0356.
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Whistle noise VIN: 1XTPX14555
Thanks for the replys, the customer is well armed and heading back to the dealership with the 'ammo' you guys provided. There were a lot of good suggestions of PCV valve issues, aftermarket air cleaners (this one's stock), and bad pulley bearings.The most plau...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L noise VIN: 1LNHM82W5Y
It looks like it was a common problem that by some reason I haven't seen before. I replaced the IAC valve as 18 out of 20 suggested and the 'hoooooooooooooooot is gone. Thanks all!
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