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1984 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Excessive Emissions, hard start cold VIN: 1FTHF2611E
Here we go again folks. We thought we had this one out of here. The problem is, we replaced cold start switch and injector pump, resealed injectors. Problem is it's hard to start cold, takes a few cycles to get it to start. When it does start, it smokes too mu...
1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy, extremely rich VIN: IFMEEIIH3K
customer complains of vehicle running rich and computer displays code 45 system rich. map sensor was full off moisture. this occurs worse cold, once engine warms up vehicle tends to run fine. Anybody have an Idea as to where the moisture is getting into the sy...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L No Start, Stall, LOSS OF POWER VIN: 1FTJX35F05
Hello to all,Could everyone PLEASE READ POST TWICE BEFORE RESPONDING.. I have a power stroke that has a internal oil leak in RH head, came in no start, po0344, po1211, dead battery, installed new ford crank sensor, cleared codes. no start ICP reading 4psi, te... Trouble codes: 1211 (icp than expected)
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L door locks VIN: 1FALP6530T
Owner states since latch replaced, drivers door lock automatically locks (by means of electrical door lock). We verified - almost everytime the drivers door is shut, ELECTRIC LOCK activates and locks drivers door.( and drivers door only) Does it with vehicle r...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L shifts VIN: 1FTHF36F6V
Transmission shifts early all foward gears, lock up also engages too early-stays engaged when towing, drags engine below 500 rpms. Code po603 present for keep alive memory, suspect due to bully dog chip previously installed, has since been removed. Problem was...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Turn Signals VIN: 1FTZX1762W
Three switches later and it's back again! I am going crazy on this one. It never fails, when you do someone a favor it turns out to bite you in the butt! The manager of the local Oreilly Auto parts here in Denton Texas had me install a new turn signal switch a...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5221X
Freeze frame temp always between 70-72 degrees. Customer states that it runs rough when this occurs. I have checked pattern of AIR pump, current draw with vantage and both are good. I have done wiggle test all the way from pump to ecm with no failure. any help... Trouble codes: P1414
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAIP34P7W
This Focus has a failed Ignition Key, this is the customers only key, we are tyring to find out if there is a way to re-program new keys without a Ford Scan tool. Any assistance would be greatly appreaciated. Thanks, Alan Trouble codes: 1600 (Security)
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Cam Timming VIN: 3FAFP11341
My main problem is where do you set the Exhaust cam varible pulley at the beginning of timming the cam. Is it all The way clockwise or counterclockwise. Or maybe it doesnt matter. If your wandering what the heck im talking about. If you put your timming peg in...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 2FMZA52461
i have chaged the plugs and wires there was spark at numd=ber 1 compresiion on 1 is 150 . has a inj signal plugs was dry .. i have read about intake and egr issues on this intake i have wierd noise in back of intake but dont seem to be any leaks that i can fin... Trouble codes: P0301
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF18W52
truck had missfire on cylinder #1.Coil ohms out ok.Did not have 12 volts at coil primary until code was cleared.Still has no spark at #1. Installed new spark plug,boot and coil.Still has no spark.Please help Trouble codes: P0351
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Overdrive Light VIN: 1FMZU73E12
Vehcicle come in and check engine light is on and customer claims overdrive light was flashing. Checked for codes to find DTC 335 and 775 fifth gear ratio and solonoid b problems. Replaced solonoid body and checked wiring harness, serviced transmission and gav...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW31P23
would like to say thanks in advance Trouble codes: P0401 (egr ecces. flow), P132B (turbo fail code n/a)
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L servicing
Hello everyone. My first post here. I have talked with other techs and some ford techs really have had no real answer. My question is more general than I would like to post here but I have exhausted all other resources. My problem is any time I try to do a sim...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L horn, cruise control VIN: 2FMZA51675
we replaced clockspring didn't fix problem, can't seem to find a service bulletin for this. Don't have any repair info for this vehicle either. Just so you know the relay for horn stays energized all the time. cruise control function switch works in all positi...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L fuel pressure VIN: 1GTDC14145
hi customer 2005 ford f150 no start code 1233 what is a good scan tool to check dutycycle of fuel pump? can you bypass inertia fuel switch? thanks for any help.P)S) is this a common ford f150 problem?

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, No power VIN: 1FDKE30LXH
Thanks to all who responded to our help request, everybody provided us with great information and good procedures. Special thanks to James, who was a engineer on this system and to Paul at Bigfoot Auto Service who explained why the fuel pressure on the high pr...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F2T
Hi, and thanks to all that replied.Most of the replies covered what I had done already, but it was nice to know that my thinking was in line with other techs.I think some of those who read this fix will be flabergasted (as I was) but it turned out that the eng... Trouble codes: 1211 (fuel control pressure high/low).
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTJW35F2V
this vehicle has been repaired. when when repair request was put on for help. the message was posted two times. should only been once. sorry my mistake
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU24X8V
Thank you all for your replies. Code p0340 was caused by the DPFE sensor not fully plugged in. I let the customer have the car for three days and it set a code for the DPFE, went to the sensor and found it not fully plugged in. Learning experience for me, Roy ... Trouble codes: P0133 (ho2s-11 slow response fixed), P0135 (ho2s-21 slow response fixed), P0340 (camshaft position sensor malfunction now).
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1130X
it ended up being cam timing there is a tsb to cycle vct solinoid to purge the air and now it runs great
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34POY
Thanks to all 8 great Techs for your input-some were quite amusing about the ext. warrant co. Brooks from TX. and Rodney from LA. hit the nail on the head. I did pull the cyl. head Friday night after work, and sure enough, the #4 intake valve seat had fallen a...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L MIL Lamp on, unknown VIN: 2FMZA57491
sorry for the late response. i didnt fix it another shop (with the same owner) did. it came back again this time it went to the other shop. it turns out the tool i was given to alighn the shaft was the wrong one, again.(i had recieved the wrong tool twice from... Trouble codes: P1309, P0171, P0174.
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Engine VIN: 1FTNE24212
Tech left a rag in the intake area!!! EEErgh. Thanks everybody for the help especially our friends in Ohio. Time to put an engine in.
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR44VX3
Bob from New York and Bob from California hit it right on the head. thanks for all the help. The flashing of the pcm took care of the problem. Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank 1), P0175 (system rich bank 2).
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: MUSTANG
Tap Tap Tap...and it idles. The Iac was bad. So he went ahead tand replaced his IAC. Not bad guys. I just joined iatn last month and I am impressed with the help and Ideas. I never thought about a the possibilty of a leak detection pump causing those symptoms....
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDAW56P24
it ends up customer has extended warranty it was returned to dealer Trouble codes: P0262.
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cuts out, SECURITY VIN: 1FAFP33U44
Well this one is fixed, here's what we found, after testing all sensors as stated in this help request and all getting a pass. we still had the hesitation condition, we had tested the charging system multiple times as stated and allways found good alternator o... Trouble codes: B1318 (gem/ctm current codes), U2023 (fault recieved from external node), U1900, B1601 (pats recd incorrect ign key code from transponder).
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZYFT61L2X
I thank all replys to this problem but I tried and tested this vehicle with no fix the custimer decided to take it to a dealer and will let me know if they can fix it , thanks again for all the help Allan [...] Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire), P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305 (po306-), P0306.
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