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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F4X
Customer brought vehicle in with complaint of mil on but no drivability issues--- scan ecm, code p1396, p1395, glow plug faults--- replaced all glow plugs and glow plug relay, clear codes--- start engine, codes returned immediatley. checked all connections ok-... Trouble codes: P1395 (Glow plug monitor fault Bank 1), P1396 (Glow plug monitor fault Bank 2)
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cluster VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
what we found was fuse 9 and 16 where blown. we isolated all the components on those circuits, checked connectors and harness for chaffing in suspect areas,looked at right rear corner for water intrusion near REM, cannot duplicate circuit malfunction. cluster ...
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FMNU42FZ2
Hello, Working on a 2002 Ford Excursion 7.3 Diesel. Problem is terrible vibration just off idle and continues while driving. We have checked for codes and found none. Performed cylinder contribution test and nothing shows up. We have changed the oil with Rot...
2002 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L No Start
I'm posting this for an acquaintance that is working on it. He replaced #'s 6&8 injectors, and o-rings on the rest of the injectors. When he tries to crank the engine it hydrolocks with oil in some cylinders. What does he need to do to prevent this, or is he m...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMYU93145
This Escape is a friends vehicle in for an oil change. They complained about it hesitating before it shifts. I drove his wife back to work and felt the timing retard before it shifts thinking that was what they were feeling... After dropping her off on the 4 m...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1MEFM6532X
Hello to all Requesting help concerning a timing belt situation.The belt wants to walk to the outside of the cam(2) and crank pulleys. It rubs on the crank pulley and starts to deteriorate. The existing belt we took off has 2000 miles on it and is destroyed. ...
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM55S33
Car came in yesterday with customer complaint of no start condition when hot. Pulled codes with NGS and found P0191, fuel rail pressure performance. Monitored fuel pump sensor and fuel pressure gauge, both read normal at that time. Checked electrical connectio... Trouble codes: P0191 (fuel rail pressure sensor circuit performance)

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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR15T8K
Thank you to all that replied. We installed new fuel injectors and it ran worst. Removed the reman dist. and installed the old one, ran alittle better but HC's were high now. So at the fork in the road we reinstalled the old injectors and vehicle running fine ...
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE3069M
Thanks for all the input.I replaced the in tank pump and all is well.
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Cooling System VIN: 1FTCR10A0V
Thanks to all who responded. I did check the water pump for wear but not enough to cause problems. A new radiator was the fix on this one. Right on Stephen, Tom, James, Philip, Shannon, & Gary!
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Trans range sensor VIN: 1FAFP52U0W
Sorry it has taken so long, car is finally coming back. Thanks for the replies. The grounds and connections are all good. The wire harness is good and solid. I am going to replace the computer and let the customer try it. I guess I will close this request beca...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F11
well after many hours of research found out that there was a boost problem and that it is normal with a tuner or chip (module)for it to throw icp code just performance codes only as far as the boost problem found exhaust turbine housing inside to be very crack... Trouble codes: P1211, P1249.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L injectors stay on VIN: 1FTWW33P13
thanks for your time turn out it is normal operation of the injectors
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L control VIN: 1FTNE24L46
Thanks everyone, got some great responses.The thing that fixed it was Tires, Replaced goodyear with Dunlop,replaced Dunlops with Michelin LTX MS 10 ply. VAN handles great. Being of technical mind I just can not understand why.Is it not true that a 10 ply tire...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L a/c airflow low VIN: 1LNHM82WXY
thanks for input - we determined there has to be a failure inside of case directing flow... so we blocked off rear vents to increase flow to dash vents - told customer - there might have been something dropped down case - causing concern - we recommended a new...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Cartier L 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM85W51
Thanks to all who responded. Replacing the engine temp. sensor in L/B head took care of the problem. There must have been a problem with the sensor right before a 190 degrees that it would glich and cause the temp gauge to drop to cold and tell the ECM it was ...
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L pressure control sol. VIN: 1MELM53S6T
Thanks to everyone who replied!After taking the valve body apart I found some bushings wore. Still didnt fix the problem!So I left the plug loose on the trans. and watch my pressure on my scanner. Pressure stayed ok until I hooked up the plug then they went sk...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, No PCM Communication VIN: 1MELM50U8V
I Checked ALL the fuses in both fuse boxes.Customer towed to dealer.
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