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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L cooling system VIN: 1FTCR15X0R
All of the listed replaced parts were all replaced for obvious external leakage. The problem is, the temperature of the cooling system while driving will slowly swing all the way up to the hot end of the gauge (infared thermometer reads 220+, and heat from ven...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L coolant gauge VIN: 1FMDU35P6T
Customer complaint of coolant gauge reads too high. Goes clear into red zone, and check gauges light comes on. Engine temp ok at 195, and ect voltage at .61 during event. Gauge swept ok at 10 and 95 ohms respectively for cold and hot. Standard plus hotline (Jo...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: E3XZB38281
customer brought this 99 explorer in for fuel guage being stuck on empty, we ran it threw its test, found bad fuel sending unit, replace sending unit and all was fine. customer returned in about to weeks stating fuel gauge was stuck on full, we retested it aga...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNE24291
Vehicle came in with the codes PO171 & 174, both banks lean, I found & repaired a vaccum leak @ the PCV hose. I then test drove the vehicle for a short distance & the codes did not reappear but I still had a rough idle. Suspecting a hung EGR valve I removed i... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Power VIN: 1FAFP53271
Hi Everyone! Thanks in advance for your help here. I have here a taurus that has no power on accel, it is the classic symptoms of low fuel pressure or clogged exhaust, the more throttle you give it, the slower it goes, and it just sounds very labored. The misf... Trouble codes: P0171, P0302, P0303, P0304
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L idm codes VIN: 1FDAF56F41
this truck was towed in as a crank no start found codes in memory p1294 p1293 p0603 p1316 p1670 p1272 performed injector buzz test nothing replaced idm with brand new from ford and removed valve covers to test harness and glow plugs did find that the drivers s... Trouble codes: P0269, P0284
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU73K94
first of all thanks in advance for all your help. i'm dealing with this explorer which has a very strange whistling noise coming from the engine plenum area??? it only occurs in cold weather---25 f. or less. it seems to occur around 2200 rpms and you can chang...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW20P44
hello all...truck was a trade in came from a dealer not running...cleared all codes after documenting them, i had a p2291 return. during cranking i had 100 psi max at icp...i replaced the high pressure oil pump and truck now will start after 20 sec of cranking... Trouble codes: P0263 (cyl 1 contribution or balance), P0401 (egr ins. flow), P2285 (icp sensor output high voltage), P2291 (icp low), P2614 (cam sensor output), P2617 (crank sensor output)
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP36N77
Today, the car started-up right away and while it seems to run ok, there is some noted problems. The O2 is lazy. It looks like the car has only traveled 45 miles on a half tank of gas and there is soot all over the car. There is a slight mis-fire under accel.... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich B1), P0191 (Fuel Rail Pressure Range), P0300 (Random mis-fire 301 302 303 304 also), P0316 (P2196- Lack of H02S B1S1 indicates rich), P2196 (Lack of H02S B1S1 indicates rich)
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNLM91V0S
Customer brought vehicle to us complaining of hesitation, cutting out, and stalling. Drove vehicle to confirm problems, they are for sure present. Hooked up Scanner and found that the V-Ref. voltage would drop to zero, same for System voltage. At the same time...

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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L shift VIN: 2FTHF3GF2S
First I want to thank you all for the help and advice. At this time the customer is not willing to persue it further as he does not want to spend the money on the truck. We went through the list of items one by one and offered recomendations to the customer on...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L no 4x4 VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
Ok thanks for all of your replies. The 4x4 engaguge selinoid was inop. I replaced it and the unit worked fine.Thanks again!
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5245X
Thank you for your help.The problem turned out to be the cam syncronizer. It had a lot of play in the shaft. It did not make any noise though.Appearently if this signal is not 100% when cold,it will cause a cut out but not stall condition when cold. Did not sh... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor).
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X1X
Thanks to everyone for your help.I got some great replies.I got so focused on the vacume leak that I forget to go back to the basics and check fuel pressure.Duh!I did find a clogged fuel filter and replaced but codes came back.Fuel reg tested good and mas air ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (sys lean bank 2).
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE37L3X
Thanks to all who replied. It ended up being the egr valve was opening slightly it idle causing rough idle!
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMDU73W92
I was recording data once again when this time it died. Looking at recorded data the "LOAD %" was at 74 (nominal is 18) and IAC % was at 70 (nominal is 30) w/ throttle closed! I read on the CARB website that vacuum leaks can have a dramatic effect on LOAD% - T...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L detonation VIN: 5DUUM12103
Well here is the fix. A defective DPFE sensor from standard motor parts. It was brand new in the box and I took for granted that it worked. After replacing it the first time I figured I had a blocked cat or a clogged EGR passage, but that wasn't the case. ...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air spring VIN: 1LNHM81W8Y
thank you for your replays and sorry for not closeing the help request here it is on this car you can not cut wires, on this one it is networked into the system and can not be bypassed,had to put aftermarket spring in it and tie up wires on top take out fuse f...
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