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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L fuel filter dashlamp VIN: 1FDKF38M7M
7.3 ford diesel gods please help,i trying to put off a problem in my own truck, i have a fuel filter lamp blinking at me at curb idle, if i raise the rpm just 100 the lamp will go out, only seems to happen in cold weather, the fuel pump and filter are just 9 m...
1991 Ford Probe 2.2L belt squeel/break VIN: 1ZVPT20C2M
Posting this as I have exhausted all resources and have a customer waiting to see what this yields. First saw vehicle with battery dying and light on. Tested to be alternator. Replaced alternator and belt. About a month later get a call, belt is squeeling. Bro...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFALP5744R
Car was towed in, crank but no start. Mil light on, scanner will not communicate, radiator fan and fuel pump run KOEO. Spark ok, no injector pulse. Injectors have power but ecm is not grounding injectors. ECM number is F44F-12A650-EB. Took covers off ecm, no d...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FT2RD3Y8B
well first off the vin is not correct so do not look at that, this is my buddies truck and his 5.4 took a dump but he does have a known good v 10 in his shop, the year of this engine is unknown he said he removed it from a f350 of the same era, has anybody swa...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21SXX
we orignally saw this truck in Sept. for the #4 plug blown out of cyl. head. We repaired the stripped plughople and replaced one coil at that time due to a broked mounting ear. all new autolight plugs installed at the same time. fuel filte air filter and motor...
1999 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L long cranking VIN: 1FMZU3ZP2Y
After the above repairs the same problem still exists. I have a hard time believing the injectors are bleeding down, due to the fact tghat when you restart it there isn't any black smoke or misfiring from a flooded cylinfer condition. The vehicle runs great o...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1422L
Friends, I have a oddity thay I hope you can help with. The vehicle came in with the MIL on. Scan test results showed Bank 1&2 lean. This was comfirmed with propane. LTFT was 25 both banks. STFT fluctuated but was generally high. O2 sensors respond to propane ...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52482
hope someone can help. had this van in for imrc valve code. replaced valve,rods and grommets. not much info in alldata or anywhere else. i have in the past been lucky replacing this valve-rods etc.. and fixing it. but this one came back with light on and not s... Trouble codes: P1516 (imrc valve circut problem), P1519 (imrc stuck closed)
2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTZF07372
I have a real strange one. The problem is very intermittant. What happens is the truck will quit and not start. Cranks good but no start. the only thing that I know for sure is that when it will not start, the fuel pump runs constently (koeo) or the fuel pump ...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, po175 VIN: 1FTRW07623
Vehicle starts and runs cold fine,when warm idles rough and code po175 comes on. Clear code comes on within one test drive cylce. Trouble codes: P0175
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: ILNLM82W8S
this car came to me from another shop has check engine light on with code 1395 has no driveability complaints the other shop tryed 3 different icms I hooked up lab scope to spout circuit and monitored that circuit while driving and while code set saw no loss o... Trouble codes: 1395 (spark output cicuit)
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNFM82W4X
Hello fellow techs. I have a 1999 Lincoln Town car that developed a knocking noise from the engine. It sounded like a rod knocking because the noise was coming from the lower end. I got a used unit with 80k miles on it. I installed the used unit and now I have...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L loss of coolant VIN: 1MEFM53UXX
all spark plugs look ok. has new t-stat, flushed radiator, over heats and no heat due to coolant loss. did this befor and after t-stat and flush. no signs of coolant in oil, cumbustion chamber, or exhaust. pressure tested and found no external leaks. has lost ...

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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall
this is fixed.most all the replies i got to my help request said that the tps was probably the problem.i tested it with a meter and found no communication at all between the signal wire and the power wire.removed the thtottle body,did a complete cleaning,repla...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10X6R
Today I went through and triple checked everything I had check so many times before, still with no definate answer on why I had no ground signal to the one coil. Decided to pull the wires from the connector at the coil to take a look. Found everything to be ... Trouble codes: 629 (tcc solenoid), 212 (no tach processor), 215 (coil 1 failure), 217 (coil 2 failure).
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF17W4Y
Thanks to all who replied it was the dpfe sensor all is fixed thank you and god bless
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, White smoke VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Hey guy's thanks for all your help... I haven't got back to this truck because I've been to to four other villages since then. But I would like to thank you all again for all of your tip's and advise...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU22X7X
well it is fixed. i found the paper gasket under the fuel rail was sucked in and that is what was causing a vacum leak. thanks to everyone that replied. Trouble codes: 1152.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Stuck Throttle VIN: 1FTZX17221
Well, Most of you said floor matt, but she has no floor matts just a vinal floor. I have not seen this customer return nor have I heard from her so I must assume that it was her fault and there is nothing wrong with this truck, or the fuel injection-throttle... Trouble codes: P1270.
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55UX3
Thanks for all the input, after several attempts to duplicate. We ended up replacing the fuelpump and have not heard from the customer. We think we solved this one. Thanks again Trouble codes: P1235 (fuel pump driver module circut).
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR15E14
Thank you Frank from Illinos you hit it right on the head,broken exhaust valve spring. 38,000 miles and Ford would not cover it! Trouble codes: P0303.
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMPU28ALX
Thanks for your ideas. The cure for now is to leave the cover a little loose so air cam circulate. It already has a updated cover on it, some misunderstood the problem it was not coolant getting in but water (i.e moisture) and over a period of 6 to 8 weeks dep... Trouble codes: P0301.
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L fuel gauge VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
It turns out that the float inside the tank was being obstructed by one of the baffles in the tank. A minor adjustment to a baffle and this vehicle checks out ok.
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