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1986 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L glow plug VIN: 2FDKF3715G
I'm in big hole and can't get out. We had a glow plug issue with this F350 6.9. We diaged a bad contoler and replaced it, as it turned out we smoked the glow plugs. One of the plug tips dropped into the engine. I changed plugs and ran engine for about 5 second...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Brake lights fuse VIN: 2FALP74W4V
This vehicle came in with a melted brake light switch & harness and brake lights staying on. We replaced switch and installed new harness pigtail and all was well for a couple of months. Came in 2 days ago with the same situation. Replaced both again but this ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cruise VIN: 1FTWW32F31
I have a real prob. here. came in for cruise inop. check codes none present. perform switch test.tested ok. am not getting vss. reading from pcm with scanner. check abs. module for vss reading. reading ok. at abs module. check hertz reading at pcm connector it...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FPRAR0869
hi fello techs : i have a sports tract came to the shop with codes p0734 & p0735 ,these are incorrect gear ratio in 4 & 5 respectively . i just overhaul the transmission for code p0733 ,i had to replace the brake bands and a seal kit ,did not strip the valve a...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L trans temp sensor VIN: 1FAFP34P12
Original trans failed, installed used trans have a code po713 now, this is a hard failure. I don't know anything about Ford transmissions. I do know that this code is for the trans temp sensor and the data stream says the trans temp is 8000 degrees. Where is t...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L turn signals VIN: 1FDNF20L13
brought in for the turn signals. What it does is when the left turn signal is on, the third brake light and the right rear blink dimmly and when you either hit the brakes or turn the headlights on, they blink twice as fast. Happens on the right turn also, I re...
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM50U64
this car is a can car iam having trouble communicating with pcm we have a can scan tool. in the other high speed can modules there is mutiple u codes for network bus faults followed alldata diag just ran me in a circle codes are u1901 u0020 u0002 u0073 has any... Trouble codes: U1901, U0020, U0002, U0073
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L electric windows VIN: 1LNHM87A2Y
Hello fellow tech and Ford guru's. The draw problem with this Lincoln has been repaired. However the customer wanted his electric window fixed also. The problem is KOEO the windows work fine, the glitch is KOER the windows do not function at all from the maste...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM82W51
This car was doing fine when it left our shop,Then 2 weeks later the customer brought it back and and said the ac will not cut in until the car reaches normal temp.and then it will start up and cool fine just wondering if anyone has had this problem .

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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L door locks VIN: 1FALP6530T
First off - THANKS! for the 2 replies I recieved. Dan had a good thought, but I had stated only the drivers door locked, if door lock switch was touchy, all should lock. Steve from New Mexico was on the same warpath as me - 'hard to crack drivers side only wit...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDF1727V
Thank you for all the replies. I tried to disconnect the speed sensor and it didn't change problem. The cam/crank was set with a scope (stated in original request) but didn't help. I ended up cleaning the intake with a fogger nozzle and motorvac intake cleaner...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
I replaced the fuel level sensor ground, and for the last few weeks the car seems to be fine. Thanks for the help, it just hope the car 'stays' fixed! thanks again! Chris
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDSS34F2W
replaced the injector control module, this on is gone! i was wondering if the injector control module works in the same way idm signal missing will kill injectors. this one killed the rpme pid. also the injectors will pass the buzz test when the vehicle will n... Trouble codes: P1316.
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTSS34F5Y
Thank you for taking the time to reply. The fix for this Ford was to replace the fuel tank and sending unit. The inside of tank was flaking apart. The debris were clogging two very fine filter screens inside the sending unit.That is why this vehicle would run ... Trouble codes: P1670 (EF feed back signal not detected), P0113 (IAT Circuit High Input), P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Fault).
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Oil pressure VIN: 1FTNE24L1Y
Thank you everyone for your help. Some replies were close, Kent gave me reason to smile, Nick and Rick nailed it. Oil pressure gauge in cluster was bad. Installed a reman cluster, works great. They say my hair might even come back, just more grey. THANK YOU AG...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 2FMZA52461
well i have to laugh at the techs out there yelling at me for useing mode 6 they must not know what or how mode 6 works . but i have found i have a bouncy vac neddle at idle with 5 to 10 inch of vac at crise i pick up vac to 20 inch but falls off and stays low... Trouble codes: P0301.
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Finally i feel safe to say this one is fixed. As Steve from ohio, and Dave from texas said, the injector that was replaced by the other shop was indeed the wrong one, we contacted the dealer and gave them the part number that was on the odd injector and compar... Trouble codes: P0316, P0303.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Low VIN: 1FTNX21P63
Thanks to all who helped. Local Ford dealer service manager advised that I pull Turbo apart & check for stuck variable vanes. Sure enough the vanes were opened up & stuck in that position. Cleaned all vanes with a brass brush & the slip ring also. Reassembled ... Trouble codes: P132B (Undocumented Code), P2262 (Low Tubo Boost).
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L fuel pressure VIN: 1GTDC14145
thanks for your help found corroded wire under cab by drivers feet 3 inches from connector living in canada ah. thanks again and keep your stick on the ice.
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87AX3
Thanks to all who replied but especially Glenn. After repeated test drives a misfire and a primary coil codes came up. I replaced ignition coil on that cylinder and test drive, no problem. I was waiting for the customer time to test drive his car to see if it ... Trouble codes: 2107 (throttle actuator control processor indicates the etc controlarea of pcm failed the test.), 2110 (throttle actuator control system-forced limited rpm is in the fmem mode of forced limited rpm.).
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