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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32P3V
code check result po443 evp purge system . tested res. on unit was slighty off . replaced unit with dealer parts, use vantage to check wire from two wire connector to ecm. no shorts or high resistance . check voltage on red wire ok has battery volts. check sig... Trouble codes: 0443 (evp system purge valve)
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56P54
Bear with me, my background is in mechanical diesels so thats how I will describe the problem. This truck runs great until it warms up and then on accel between 1800 and 2250 rpm it starts to jerk like a waste gate blowing open. This has been my first experien... Trouble codes: P0299 (t/c s/c boost pressure low)
2008 Ford f350 5.4L wiring VIN: IFTZW1389F
Hi I was looking to find the wires and color of the "uplifter switches" I can't remember or they have move them from the last time i used the wires

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1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L suspension VIN: 1FASP15J6T
I don't feel this car is fixed, but the customer picked up the car adn drov it for a couple days before bringing it in for a Service Engine Soon light. The customer says the car is fine and I was just ultra sensitive to noise. I never would have considered l...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S02
I was able to temporarily install the new coil pack. The ires were long enough to just reach and after connecting the coil I brake torqued the engine and the misfire was gone. I released the car and called the customer later. The customer was thrilled, the c... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected), P0316 (Misfire Immediately After Start-up).
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Climate Controled Seat VIN: 1LNHM86S14
I am calling this one fixed. Since I reattatched the duct on the drivers seat it has worked fine. This could be misleading though as the origianal complaint was intermitant as well. We will see. I can see these cars being a pain, what with the green stuff Ford...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T9X
Problem was bad wiring. I found some failed wires in the rear O2 harness, inside the split loom, about 4 inches from the connector. I was finally able to locate the problem by testing at the ECM and yanking on the harness, getting erratic readings when I mov... Trouble codes: P0138, P0139.
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Windows, Radio, Guages, Cluster VIN: 4M2DU86K83
Thank you for all the replys. Just as everyone said, the information from the old cluster had to be downloaded using a NGS tester and then re-uploaded once the new cluster had been installed. The local Ford dealership did this in a jiffy for us for $286.
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