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1988 Ford Escort GT 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP23JOJ
this ones throwing me for a loop. vehicle came to our shop for failed emmisions only because the check engine light was coming on, tailpipe emissions were fine. scanned for codes and came up with a koer code 48. checked for obvious vacuum leaks found none, smo... Trouble codes: 48 (coil 3 primary ckt fault)
1996 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FDLE40G9T
hello, this thing is failing smog for co, checked air injection appears to be working properly, o2 sensor swithcing from 169mv to 851mv with a rise time of 74ms, fuel pressure 36 psi, map sensor reading to spec even tried a new one, ect 204 degrees and is in c...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMFU18L8V
Vehicle was towed in for a no start,owner states that it bucked and then stalled,would not restart,cranks ok.Upon inspection,there was no check engine light on w/key on engine off,found the pcm fuse blown,replaced fuse and vehicle started,ran rough,i was able ... Trouble codes: P0355 (Ignition coil E primary/sec circuit fault)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L radio VIN: 1FALP52U5V
Ok this car comes in with radio doesnt operate when the gear shift is operated except in park and neutral, and its an intermitetent problem. Another problem is that I unplug the neutral safety switch at trans and the radio comes back. But if I use my Power Pro...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L abs VIN: 1FAFP42X0X
This car came in 8 months ago for engine replacement and the ABS light was on and traction control disabled. After engine repair was complete, scan ABS sys. for codes / no comm. Replaced ABS module with new unit from Ford, car returned one month later with ABS...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31S1X
This truck came in with multiple misfires due to moisture developing around the coil boots. Which we repaired but the confusing part was that it never set a misfire code. I later induced misfires multiple ways but never set a code. So I unplugged the MAF again...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Accumulator springs VIN: 2FMZA5141X
HELP please! The accumulator springs fell out on me when I removed the chain cover. Mitchell views appear to be generic, showing 2 springs in each location. The top accumulator(1-2) springs remained in place, I'm not sure about the other 3 springs. There is on...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FTRX18W6X
came into shop with a code history of po302, p0307, p0308. popping in the intake and missing badly under accel. had recent tune up incl. plugs, wires, fuel filter. found #2 plug electrode melted, and compression 0. oil in the cyl did not bring up the compressi...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L valve noise
I have this Focus with what sounds like a valve lifter noise. I took the valve cover to isolate the noise. Sounds like the front of the engine. If you increase the rpms to 1500-2000 the noise just about goes away. It is a steady noise and not a slap. I measure...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU0416K
RPM Always at 1250 at idle.Disconnected IAC rpm stayed same.Istalled new IAC RPM still the same.Cleared codes and then disconnected battery.Started engine idle still comes down to about 1200.Desired is 700 to 800.I smoke tested intake plenume and did not get a... Trouble codes: P1504 (idle air control circuit fault), P1506 (idle air control overspeed error)
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMY02122K
this veh has not started after customer drives it up to temp then lets it sit for aprox 1 to 2 hrs. this has happened about 6 to 7 times in the last 6 months.i have checked for codes with none found checked reading with a modis with nothing looking out of the ...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZYFT61L2X
missfire codes returning can not get monitors to run Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire), P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305 (po306-), P0306

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1988 Ford F 700 6.6L Interior VIN: 1FDPK748JV
Thanks for help guys, we got a new park brake relay and that cleared up the parking brake light and clicking noises. The other problem went away temporarily. Long enough for us to put it together and drive it a couple of days Now it only comes on periodically,...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L starter VIN: 1FDXE762H9
thanks for all of your replies,turns out the cylinders were full of oil . we removed the glow plugs,cranked the engine by hand to expell the oil and all worked well after that.thanks to all that replied.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F8X
thanks to everyone that responded.The customer hasn't had any [...] starting problems but weather has been warmer since.The info on the intake heater was helpful it was working the way it should. The glow plugs were new and amp draw was 180 which seemed normal ...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66L1X
Customer chose to trade vehicle rather that continue. thanks for responses. Replies received: 1) just wondering what cat temps are fore and aft on good and bad side? what do you mean flat line? a mid point.45 or no signal at all! add alittle propane and look f... Trouble codes: P0136 (HO2S Sensor Malfunction B1S2).
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU70E51
Thanks for all of the posts. Time is money so I greatly appreciate your time. As suspected it is now fixed. We replaced the lower intake gasket and also the timing chain tensioner as it did not get done during the recall period. The customer finally got aggriv... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300.
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L brakes VIN: 1FAFP12355
i had to borrow a ngs, and bleed complete system with scaner, so far so good, i was on the right track i just could not do it with my snap-on scaner. thank's for the time.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, hard starting VIN: 1LNHM87A51
Thanks to the four people who replied.Gerry hit the on the head.Found #5 injector dripping fuel under pressure.Replaced injector and all is well. Trouble codes: P0305 (5 misfire).
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