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1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FALP74W3V
Hi guys, Thanks in advance, I have a stumper on my hands here. The customer is complaining of a no start after hot soak condition. We could not duplicate the problem for 2 days. She also complained of a shifting problem.I test drove the car and did feel a long...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6538W
We just installed a new head on this engine. It was towed in to us with an upper idler pulley broken and it needed a timing belt. We removed the cylinder head and replaced it with a new one. ( number 4 cylinder had a bent intake valve) After installing the bel...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
hey ford experts, we had a customer bring in this explorer with an intermittent no start problem. he said the engine would crank but not fire up. the only thing we found wrong with the vehicle was that the key in ignition switch on the lock cylinder was faulty... Trouble codes: P1260 (anti theft has detected break - in condition), P1808 (4wd low ckt fault), P1804 (4wd high indicator ckt fault), B2106 (tp input signal out of rng), B1483 (brake pedal input ckt fault), P0500 (vss fault)
1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L MIL Lamp on, P0131, No Symptoms VIN: 1FDXE40S5W
DTC P0131 (O2 1-1 lack of switching, lean limit) illuminated MIL with no symptoms present. Note very low mileage, immaculate and well maintained RV owned by a respected local collision shop owner. I was called in because I am very Ford knoweldgeable, and bree... Trouble codes: P0131 (Lack of HEGO switching lean limit HEGO 1-1)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F9Y
diesel guys please help!!!this truck died while driving.refered from another shop.batteries where down on arrival.charged over night.cranks fine now.had erratic cranking rpm 100 to 400 rpm.replaced cam sensor now rpm steady.engine knocks loudly on cranking oca...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FBSS31F62
This vehicle has been in a dealership for 2 mo..The customer has spent over 4k on this van.He has gone has far as to ask Ford to send a rep.(why then bring it to me?)It starts and runs great when cold. After driving, it wont start, glow plug systems seem to be... Trouble codes: 603 (Loss of Comm)
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L power mirror VIN: 1FMPU17L23
We have a power mirror issue. When shifted into reverse the mirrors automaticly adjust downward, no problems there. When they return to normal, shift out of reverse, they may go anywhere. I have set the memory seats and tried again but the mirrors may work fin...
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S83
Hello to everyone and thanks in advance on any help I recieve. I have an 03 sable with codes p0172 and p0175. Ltft is -22% and stft is -3%. I have a fuel pressure of 60 to 67 psi at idle. I spoke to three dealers one says thats normal pressure the other two sa... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank 1), P0175 (system rich bank 2)

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1986 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP4639G
thanks to all who replied . customer decided that they would junk the vehicle . so i wasnt able to fix this one . many good replies but wasnt helpful with my problem . thanks again Trouble codes: 31 (evp out of range).
1992 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L computer VIN: 1FMEU15H9N
Thanks to everone who responded to request for help. My Ford dealer could have helped , but I guess he was too busy. It turned out all I needed was the last two letters which were CC. This Bronco is down the road.
1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAPP31X1N
Thanks for the help the customer finally decided to bite the bullet and let me replace the pcm and this fixed the problem.
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N4P
Thanks for the replies as most focused on proper sensor readings and filled in the gaps where I didn't have information. After running out of items to test I scoped the injector pulses while the truck tried to die. The signal to the injectors was real weak for...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Fuse #24 VIN: 1FTZX1726W
Patrick and Lames hit the nail right on the head. I was assuming that the main engine harness was the problem. When I was pulling on the main harness I was also moving the transmission harness. Sure enough I pulled that harness off today and right were it goes...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
In the end on this one after spending days corresponding by email and on the phone both with Vetronix and Ford. It turns out the DLL and Firmware versions were not correct to properly work with the ford website. We tried numerous Firmware and DLL settings to n...
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