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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H5S
got a frankenstien here would appreciate any help. this ford is kicking my butt, have to spray to get it to start,fuel pressure is ok at 37psi, have to keep spraying it to keep it running pucks out blue smoke. once you get it warmed up it has a bad stumble/bac...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FAP673Y84
hi this vehicle is a big headache came in with a no start condition tested fuel pressure at 45 psi, spark is present also has injector pulse. scan test had no codes present scan data all appears to be within spec. also customer replaced fuel pressure regulator...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U5V
Over one year ago another repair shop cut wire that controls TCC because vehicle engine would stall when put into gear. This took care of the problem for 1 year. In september of this year vehicle came into my shop with a high idle issue. Slow to return to id...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lack of coolant flow VIN: 1FTDX07W9V
overheats on long drive.seems to have no coolant flow,new thermstate, unsure if these engins are known for water pump impelers rotting off. any help would be great.
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FDXF46FXX
boss was driving vehicle and said he was driving down the road,saw white smoke and started running like it was running out of fuel.died and now its a no start.i'm sure some of you diesel techs have ran across this before.i'm really not a diesel guy.cranking to... Trouble codes: P0113, P0344, P0603, P1211, P1212
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35F8Y
Hi guys this truck came in with lack of power and blowing blue smoke. I scanned the truck but found no codes. It was in need of a normal service so i went thro and changed the oil, oil filter, air flilter, and fuel filter. The air filter was really dirty. It r...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L temp controls VIN: 1FMDU74W02
need help. have a/c system problem. vehicle has ice cold air out of left vents, but tepid/warm from right side vents. replaced right side blend door motor.scan data indicates 17 on left and 39 on right door position. problem still exists. did notice improvemen...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU93113
Vehicle was taken out on a test drive ,customer accelerated ,vehicle died. Vehicle towed back to the shop. Started vehicle to bring in ,ran for a couple minutes very poorly and died. Pulled in and started testing. We have 175lbs on all six cylinders during the...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L emission failure VIN: 1FTNF21L83
Hi all, especially you Ford dealer techs or anyone with extensive OBD II knowledge. Unfortunately, this is my own personal truck. I went to my friend's shop for my annual NYS emission test, and the truck failed because 2 readiness monitors were "not ready". Th...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Charging VIN: 1FMPU15L14
Customer replaced battery before bringing vehicle to shop. Checked Alt. and it was not charging. Replaced Alt. and it charges to 14 volts but battery light remains on. On the bn/pk wire from pcm alldata says that I should have battery voltage with key on but i...

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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Long Cranking VIN: 1FTDR15X6V
After a night outside we pushed it in and ohmmed IAT,CTS, they matched. MAF good pattern, Vehicle has no symptoms at this time? Most of the twenty replies leaned toward the coolant temperatur sensor. I want to pull the old one and heat it with an ohmmeter and...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L 4 Wheel drive VIN: 1FTZR15X9W
Thanks to everyone for all your replies. FYI: Ford did offer a parts breakdown of the unit, but said none of them are available. They claimed the unit is not serviceable, but that you have to buy a complete unit. This customer was not very cooperative as he ...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAK91131X
Thanks to all that replied! After replaceing the spark plugs & the spark plug wires we had good spark to all the cylinders and the engine now runs good. This ignition system has a waste spark set up and pulls a ground through the ignition wires? Thank agian...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1722Y
Well everyone was right , the cam syn housing was damaged & binding. Thanks to yall we put this out the door with a happy customer. I found it easier to install after we removed oil pump gears. IATN is the best tech in the shop. Thanks again Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Circuit).
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L cooling system
Thanks to all who responded it was heater core! Could not understand why flow was good who knows who cares car is fixed! Happy Holidays Mike [...]
2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTZF07372
This puppy was real interesting. But I finally got it to fail with a scan tool on it. As it quit I lost data. As long as it would not start I had no data. The pcm was dead. Once I had this tidbit of information I could consontrate on what would bring the pcm d...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21505
Thanks to all that replied. After comparing the Central Junction Block layout to the owners manual and Mitchell, we concluded that the relay was made into the CJB. Our local Ford Dealer insisted that it was a standard 5 plug relay even though it wasn't in the ...
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
Thank you all for your input. Alas this was a weird saga. customer calls me and tells me that the largest gas station in the area had an unleaded storage tank filled with diesel. He read it in the local paper. Hundreds of cars are being drained/flushed an...
2004 Mercury Monterey 4.2L Traction Control VIN: 2MRDA20244
Did your brain ever tell you that what you were seeing just didnt make sense, but the info system said otherwise? This car is fixed! Okay Jason is the man! Here's what he emailed me- Sorry I don't check my mail until I arrive home, so I hope this news isn't...
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86K84
Thanks to all that replied! I had to replace the throtle assembly. The motor was bad in it, causing the problem. This vehicle was not equiped with an IAC motor, it's a drive by wire one. Once I replaced the throtle assembly the car ran great. Clared code a... Trouble codes: P0506 (idle control system rpm below expected).
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