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1986 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L glow plug VIN: 1FDJF3711G
after engine warms up the wait light will not come on even after engine cools down. motor doesn't have to run long for this to accure
1992 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FACP41M9N
Hello to all. Trying to help a freindly neighbor. Has this 92 mustang that shifts fine except into 4th. It starts out fine no matter where the shifter is placed od d 2 1. Just cannot get it to shift into od. Fluid ok and full. Dont have the knowledge about thi...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDU32X4P
Hello to all again. I have this explorer that is running rich excessively. I checked the maf sensor found it to be high at idle 2.6 -2.8 replaced maf. ran ok till customer picked up started all over again. Same readings at maf. Thaught maybe we got a bad one r...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FDKF38G6S
Thanks for the help. This truck cuts out & sometimes stalls, it will do this running down the road or just starting to take off, has not done it at idle, it looses the injector signal, both banks. Watching the injector waveform on the VANTAGE it flat lines whe...
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 3.0L oil pan VIN: 1FMCA11U9S
Hello all - 1995 aerostar 3.0 with rusted & leaking oil pan. I have the pan unbolted, starter out, engine mounts unbolted & engine lifted up as far as possible, etc, having trouble getting pan dropped far enough to remove. Hitting the oil pump. Any ideas? Help...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5340Y
hey guys, this windstar came in late last week,it had failed the emissions test because the mil was on.the 2 dtc were p0171-p0174 the long term fuel trims were at + 13 we hooked the smoke machine up and found the tyoical intake plenum leak. we resealed the p... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L pings VIN: 3FTZF17251
This truck pings on warm acceleration. Previous shop installed a new MAF sensor, DPFE sensor (tube-mounted), and EGR regulator (all new Ford parts). ST and LT fuel trim are very good. I have removed the intake plenum and cleaned the partially-restricted EGR p...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U42
customer drove vehicle to our shop with a complaint of occasional no start with check engine light on. went to bring vehicle into the shop it would not start about 3rd or 4th time trying it finally started ,scanned the light and found a po 1233 code -fuel pump... Trouble codes: P1233
2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR1OU72
Vehicle came back with near same symptoms after 3500 miles. Convertor has aluminum looking sparkles this time at the inlet to the 1st convertor on the left, driver's side. I feel as though I may have a programming issue but can't find info confirming this. Veh... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 1152 (rich), 304 (misfire), 305 (misfire), 306 (misfire), 316 (misfire)
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L mach audio
Thank you in advance for your time! The problem is in the audio system, specifically no bass/subwoofer inop. The vehicle is a 2002 Expedition Eddie Bauer, completely stock with the Mach audio system. All other stereo functions are okay, no bad speakers. I remo...
1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1MELM5544P
hi all, I have an 93 sable 3.8, engine idle at 900 rpm, everytime when shift in gear D or R engine just die, . Already replace Idle air control valve with little bit dirty, still the same. Any one have any ideal or ever had problem like this before? Please hel...

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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on, No SCP Communication VIN: 1FDZ123419
Thanks to all, I'd 1st like to state that in the original post, under the test results column, I stated that I checked 5 volt Vref , some mentioned to do that and it was fine. When the DPFE's short they will pull down VREF... everywhere on the circuit and usua... Trouble codes: 16 (Loss of SCP communication).
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FM2U73W73
Most stated either a chain issue or viscous clutch. Tire sizes were OK. For the replies about noises, this was a noise, but it was more prominent as a 'feel'. The vehicle would jerk with each pop. I sent the customer to a transmission shop as I'm booked up and...
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