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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X8W
we have had several 1998-2000 come in with same codes and have cleaned maf , checked fuel pressure , egr , and still come up with same codes some in days or a month later Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L stuck in 4wd VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
4X4 system is the Auto-4X4-4 Low type. Transfer case is "stuck" in 4X4 mode. vehicle is very hard to turn on dry pavement as would be expected in 4x4 operation. 4 Low engagement/disengagement works fine. No noises to indicate internal failue. I cannot tell ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTNX20S0X
Vehicle came in with the number 2 spark plug blown out. Customer didn't want to pull the heads, so I sold them an insert. I have installed thread inserts into the 5.4's before, no problem. While installing the insert and replacing all the plugs and wires, we r...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, EXTENEDED CRANK VIN: 3FYTNF20F2
vehicle towed in, scanned found kam code, cam sensor code. replaced cam sensor and now has an extended crank time. icp pressure at idle is 600 psi,ipr 14% @ idle.glow plugs all check out good, relay is good. the only way to get it to restart normaly ... Trouble codes: P0340
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U64
we inherited this truck from another shop that replaced bank 2 cylinder head due to missfire on #6 cylinder they said it was a valve problem - still sets code p0306 - all mechanical checks are good - injectors on bank 2 have been replaced, computer has been re... Trouble codes: P0306
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU93145
I have a Ford Escape that was towed in. The customer stated that he thought he got bad gas because the engine was running really rough and the check engine light was flashing. He proceeded on his trip for 200 miles until the car died 4 times and now will not r...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRHYBHI4
Allright Lincoln guys, need some help here. Have this 2004 Aviator 4.6 H motor kicking my butt. Customer just bought this thing being told it needed a "Tune Up" alas some had put all new plugs and such in it. Anyhow, it has a P1336 cam/crk circuit code coming ...

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1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L windshield wipers VIN: 1FMDU34XOT
After testing the wiper relay, which tested good. Replacement of the GEM Module repaired the problem.
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDKF38F1S
well this am unit would not start at all went back to basics from scratch i ahve 7.3l and 6.0l experience at the dealership from 2001 to 2005 when i started my own shop i went right back toi the basic of diag sheet started a ...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L blower connector VIN: 1FTNS2429X
sorry for the delay obtained factory pig tail from ford thanks all
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1067512UT5
thanks to all replies. found idle counts at 0 unplugging idle motor made no rpm change, set min. air rate with throtle body screw symptoms gone. unbelievable would have been a practical fix and a common idle control fault if idle counts were at or near max. hi...
2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA534X2
thanks to all for your help, i believe that this one is fixed rechecked for vac leaks nothing was found i cleaned the air flow sensor and replaced fuel filter (filter was very dirty) talked to customer monday and no further ck eng light once again thanks for a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52244
I feel SO STUPID!!! I avoided the obvious to try to find the impossible. As I somtimes say to others check the basics first. we did a compression test on the back bank and found cyl 3 dead. We found a burnt valve on #3 cyl. Were pulling the heads now to do the... Trouble codes: 300 (random missfire), 174.
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