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1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6244T
I have code P0161 that wont go away for bank 2 sensor 2 heater circuit fault. Car runs fine. We replaced left rear sensor and code returned several test drives later. We swaped it to the right rear- since sensors are the same, just in case we erred on which si... Trouble codes: P0161 (Bank 2 Sensor 2 heater circuit fault)
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU24X8V
WHEN VEHICLE ARRIVED CODES P0133 & P0153 WHERE IN MEMORY. RESEARCHED TSB'S AND FOUND TSB 97-15-22, REPROGRAM PCM IF BOTH CODES P0133 & P0153 WHERE IN MEMORY WITH NO DRIVEABILITY COMPALINTS. 1st-CHECKED UNDERHOOD FOR UPDATED DECAL, NONE FOUND, SENT PCM TO NAP... Trouble codes: P0133 (ho2s-11 slow response fixed), P0135 (ho2s-21 slow response fixed), P0340 (camshaft position sensor malfunction now)
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6534V
We pull codes & found code p1131 Lack of ho2s indicates lean, Also stft shows about -13 & ltft -11 We found spark a little too black (fuel fouled) like running too rich, Check vaccum leaks with a smoke machine & found a small leak @ egr valve diaphragm & repla... Trouble codes: P1131
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Drive to Nuetral Clunk VIN: 2FMZA5242Y
2000 Windstar. The problem is when shifting from "Drive" range to "N" range it has a rough release and a clunk. Transmission feels like a bind-up for a instant then release. We just rebuilt this transmission, it originally came in for "No Move" EPC pressure 12...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Power loss VIN: 1FAFP34PS1
*please grab a drink and pull up a chair* The description the customer gave was "cuts out" "jerks while driving". It had code for fuel pump driver module. Following what data we had, and talking EXTENSIVELY with the local dealership troubleshooter, we came up... Trouble codes: P1237 (Voltage loss to Furel pump driver module)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Accessories VIN: 1FTNX21FO1
Complaint of battery running down-checked for any shorts(draws)-- all ok. What I found is that at times is that when you open the driver's door and sit in the truck, the key in ignition buzzer would sound and the power windows would operate and the turn signal...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Low VIN: 1FTNX21P63
After replaceing head gaskets, vehicle ran very well for about 50 miles. Is sluggish to take off & will not pull a hill at sustained speeds. Transmission seems to take longer to shift also. Can anyone tell me what a code #P132B means. Yes, that is a 'B' & not ... Trouble codes: P132B (Undocumented Code), P2262 (Low Tubo Boost)
2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP60A03
Hi everyone and thanks for your help on this T-Bird. This car has been eating coils according to the customer who has had this vehicle to various dealers who have installed coils for his running concern. I checked compression and that was good and the spark pl... Trouble codes: P0353 (Ignition Coil C Primary/Secondary Circuit Fault)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FTFN21L13
encoder motor would not turn actuator when powered manually. replaced motor and found no signal to relays to power motor. if manually put in 4w high, hubs locked and worked fine. will sometimes shift from 4h to 2wd but never 2-4wd. repaced gem due to diag tree...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Power Loss VIN: 1FTNX21PX4
This 6.0 stroker runs strong most of the time but occasionally the customer describes a power loss sensation while he is driving like the engine is pulling down or loosing power. There is the one code for the fan but at this this time every thing seems to be w... Trouble codes: P0528 (Fan Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal)
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A31
Car turns over with no start. Theft Light is blinking rapidly and digital dash display reads "Engine Sensor Data Error".

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1986 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L glow plug VIN: 1FDJF3711G
thnks to brian from mn. he hit on the money .we found low compresion ,thru more info from custumer.
1991 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Timing belt VIN: 3FAPP11J0M
Sorry so long to close but with it being my personal vehicle I was not in a big hurry. As Tony suggested, I called Ford and the camshaft and crankshaft for both production dates are the same so this means the square tooth set up can be replaced with the round ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F5X
thanks to all 11 that replied. i suggested replacement of all injectors. due to customer lack of funds. he declined repair of injectors. did add additive to fuel tank. thanks again. robert.
2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR1OU72
Installed used computer & MAF from known good vehicle. Replaced catalytic onvertor assembly on front half on engine. Drove vehicle for about 100 miles myself & let customer have vehicle back to drive. Seems to run very well, but I guess time will tell. Thanks ... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 1152 (rich), 304 (misfire), 305 (misfire), 306 (misfire), 316 (misfire).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L CTS location VIN: 1FTNF21L82
Thanks again for the replies. The general consensus - which was correct - was that the engine has only a Cylinder Head Temp Sensor, mounted on the inside edge of the left side cylinder head, under the intake manifold. 4.6 hours to change in Alldata. However, b...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18LX3
sorry for the delay, but decided to change oil to recommended viscosity & motorcraft oil filter and so far so good. customer has not returned or complained. thanks for this help.
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