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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5141S
wave form on the CMP and Crank Sensor look good.grounds checked good.wiring checks good.Dual trace lab scope shows CMP at 26 degrees. Will one degree make a difference on the CMP? Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Circiut Fault)
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F0S
hello i have a nice f450 in the shop this time that our diag. is kind of hard to swallow we have a no start problem data from scanner for oil pump pressure starts out very low 200 psi as you continue to crank pressure will rise to about 3000psi oil in oil pump... Trouble codes: P1275 (hi to low side open cyl5), P1277 (hi to low side open cyl7)
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L steering VIN: 1FAFP65Z5W
This Contour has a strange pull to the left when I step on the brakes. It pulls to the left and straightens out on its own. It seems like it even moves the steering wheel a little when this happens. Changing the brakes, rotors, calipers, and hoses made no dif...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F6X
When vehicle arrived we found blown fuse and could not communicate. Fixed and got ebp code. Replaced Ebp sensor and tube and truck runs 20% better. When cold vehicle surges for a few seconds and will not accelerate. After it gets warm it is better but when dri... Trouble codes: 420 (ebp sensor)
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L dlc VIN: 1FASP1322X
dlc connector is not communicating with modis or ct emmisions scan tool dlc tests fine. vehicle runs fine no mil on but works properly. Performed all related tests in mitchell on demand would appreciate any advice
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L driveability in 1st and 2nd gear VIN: 1FDXW46F61
2001 f-450 w/manuel trans very interment problem in 1st & 2nd gear driver complains that truck will start to wheel hop and it feels like you dont know how to drive a stick.
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L horn & cruise VIN: 2FMZA57471
Working on an 01 windstar that has a horn that blows all the time also has inop cruise control while checking it out began by eliminating clockspring ,have found a few bad ones dis-connected wire from ICM to FEM Tan w/org stripe still had horn on so sold a new...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTRX18W92
This truck has whats sounds like a vacuum leak/ air rushing sound under load. It is getting progressively louder and sounds like it is in the passenger compartment area. I disconnected the vac. supply line to the pass compartment and noise is still there. I al...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
This Exploder came in with electrical problems and missing gears 2,3 and 5. At first I thought it was the valve body gaskets. When I dropped the pan I found a broken intermediate band, the valve body gaskets are the new bonded to plate. I pulled the transmissi...
2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTNE24223
Customer complaint is stalling, cold mornings (below freezing). Couldn't duplicate it exactly at the shop, we left it outside for 2 nights, first morning the van idled for a couple of minutes then the idle started rolling for about 15 seconds, thought it would... Trouble codes: 1131 (1132 -), 1132 (1151 -), 1151
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNX21P83
truck clacks and clangs on cold start up,stays very load untill temp reaches 70+f.then sounds and runs good.monitered ctrl. oil pressure raises quickly to 2000+psi do not have fuel pressure pid on scan tool.duplicated symtom check koeo codes, (listed above)rec... Trouble codes: P0266 (cylinder 2 contribution), P0336 (crank pos sensor circuit fault), P0341 (cam shaft pos sensor circuit fault), P0401 (insufficient egr flow), P0500 (vehicle speed sensor malfunction), P2263 (turbo boost performance)
2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU64W44
Howdy folks, We are sending this up for a friend of ours. He has an 04 Explorer with a 4.6 and storing a P0340 (Cam Sensor Signal) on startup. The information I am recording is second hand so the details are not as good as we would wish. He does not have a sc... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor)
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L lighting VIN: 2FMZA52254
hey guys/ gals, i have a problem child on my hands. this freestars lights constantly flicker when put under any type of load (any accesory turned on will cause the flicker). the driver states that all the dash lights went dim and the alt. light came on. light...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDAF56GP5
I would like to check out the crank sensor on this truck but am having trouble locating it. My mitchell component locater shows it at the right front of the block. But I still don't see it. Is the motor mount bracket or a/c compressor in the way any help would... Trouble codes: 2617 (ckp signal/output circuit low open)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Heater VIN: 1FTZX18WXW
We final took big plung and disassembled unit and installed new heater core. Also checked bleed door operation. Thank U all for repling
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Temperature control VIN: 1FTDX1766V
This ended up being the blend door binding. What I do not understand is why when the vehicle was shut off and you changed temps. it would change, but not if you tried to change while driving. Oh well it is fixed, thanks for everybody's input. Happy Holidays
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Epc Solenoid VIN: 1FAFP65L8W
As it turns out it was the pcm. I was not able to verify labscope and voltage patterns because the vehicle had to go today or wait 2 weeks...So I opted to get paid. I did make a movie with modis and found out that with a good working pcm the idle voltage of ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRX08L4X
I did not fix this truck. Talked to the customer yesterday and he told me: "the truck is fixed." He brought it to Ford and they entered the symptoms into a computer and it said the four wheel drive system was in LO and to replace the four wheel drive motor. ...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35F8Y
Well as advised i pulled the sending unit out of the tank and the screens had just a little bit of trash in it so i cleaned that out and it helped but still didn't fix the problem. I advised the customer that the next thing is the injectors but he has opted to...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 2FDPF17M42
Hello all, first let me say thank you for all who replied to my posting. The truck is now fixed, a new set of Motorcraft Spark plugs did the trick. It seems these CNG vehicles like to eat up plugs. The previous tech installed non Motorcraft plugs and they just... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean).
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L engine head VIN: 1FM2U67K44
Thanks to everyone for their help! The valve spring on cylinder #3 was broken in two places. We are replacing the spring and hope the valve is not bent. Appreciate all of the help.
1996 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Steering VIN: 3MESM10J8T
thank you everyone for your replies, Jeff, you were right, it was the steering rack mounts. The guys put it on the ground, wiggled the steering wheel and there it was moving back and forth.
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