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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L valve train VIN: 1FTRX17WXX
Vehicle came in with a poshed head gasket on the right side. Customer wanted both sides replaced... One of my Techs removed and replaced both gaskets and started and dead miss. no compression on left side front hole. Repulled head and found one bent exhaust va...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start, Surge VIN: 1F34U78C01
Vehicle came with the check engine light's on,run rough at idle and under load.Found spark plugs worn out and #3 coil out of spect,ohm the #3 coil primery circuit show 1.2ohms the other measure all 0.8-.09 ohms.Replaced the coil,plugs the mis is gone and vehic... Trouble codes: 303 (misfire on cylinder 3)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Driver Power Seat and Pedals VIN: 1FTPW145X4
This one's for you Ford Dealer Techs! We've got this 2004 F150 with adjustable pedals and a drivers side power seat with memory. The pedals and seat are inoperative. First inspection revealed someone attempted some sort of diagnosis/repair as the power seat mo...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF17WX4
truck ame in with a miss on number seven. replaced all plugs and rubber boots. test drove ok. came back in the next day missfire number 7 . swapped coils and injectors with another cylinder to try and isolate missfire. still missfire number seven . ran compres... Trouble codes: P0307 (cyl missfire on number 7)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW20525
vehicle came in for a ceo lack of power , and rough idle . cleared codes and was able to get to code for #2 cylinder 2 times . at freeway speed at 2800 to 3000 rpm steady tip in accel will ping when the light comes and flashes . once it lost alot of power and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple missfire), P0302, P0316
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM59S1Y
well we have a 2000 mercury sable at our shop.a few weeks came in with code po401 low egr flow.egr valve was stuck.we replaced egr valve and egr vacuum came back in 2 days later same the hood the two lines one green one red that ... Trouble codes: P0401

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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
A lot of great information. A few replied to check the reservoir under the plastic cover and this was verified to be full. Batteries were fully charged. Also was the recommendation to check the connections at the valve covers. All of the connectors had o...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L alternattor VIN: 1FDXW46F62
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73K33
Thank you to everyone except Tom from NJ. All of your replies were very helpful. It turned out upon further testing we were able to verify the problem, and we monitored trans range sensor voltage while it was happening and the voltage was way out of spec. w...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L dash lights VIN: 1FAFP53UO3
Thanks to Gord!! My customer has been referred to the dealer to have the BCM program reflashed and I have not heard that the problem has re-occured so I'm calling that one fixed, thanks for the input guys!!
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21P54
The customer towed the truck to the dealer. The dealer found so many problems with this truck that they are replacing the engine and the fuel injection system and only charging him $100. Trouble codes: 284 (cyl 8 power contribution).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14554
This truck went to a local Ford Dealership who extracted the spark plug and replaced the others. It was unclear what the dead cylinders was about. I know they had to take it back the next day because it wasn't right. Thanks loads for all the replies! iATN fo... Trouble codes: P0022 (Cam Position over ret/adv bank 2), P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308, P0356.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start
This truck was a little tricky all data says for this truck fuel pump relay is just under the radio and to the left in the step by step look up but in the wiring diagram it shows its in the central junction box and is not serviceable and can only be fixed if y...
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