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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX15N1N
This vehicle came in last week with very bad miss.i found oe wires with three boots totally missing from plug end of wires.we installed new wires and plugs (very old).It drives great most of time. once in a while all the sudden truck loses all power and check ...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP15J9T
Upstream O2 sensor stops reading goes to 0, replaced sensors twice they work for a short and the system goes open. After cool down it works perfectly for a short time.
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTHX25F3V
this vehical makes a gronnig noise starting about 30mph and gets louder as speed increases like wheel bearing noise. everything on the front end looks good we replaced carrier bearing as custemer request and checked ujoint. was hoping somebody can point us in ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCUZ2X6V
The p0466 is apparenly set when the FTP(fuel tank pressure) voltage doesn't drop off when a small amount of vacuum should be applied to the tank through the evap/purge lines and the canisters. The code was stored in memory when the explorer came in. I did KOEO... Trouble codes: P0466
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 3FAFP66L9Y
This car still wants to stumble at 35 to 50 mph.Now DPFE sensor is reading 1.03 volts at idle, but when you accelerate it increases to around 2.5 and will drop back to 1.5 even when you are still accelerating. Egr Valve does hold vacumm, tested EGR solenoid, ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, No power VIN: 1FTYR10V4Y
Customer said truck died going down the road. Restarted but had no power. A few miled down the road it started knocking they shut it off and had it towed to me. Longblock installed. Noise is gone but power problem is still there. Crank signal is good, cam sign...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA534XY
This car came with P0708, P0171, P0174. Lots of leak from manifold gasket. I replaced manifold gasket and clean the EGR passages. Replaced spark plugs, wires, PCV, the fuel filter, and the transmission range sensor. Cleaned MAF and the throttle valve. And fixe... Trouble codes: P1000
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Charging VIN: 1FTSF31S11
F350 Over charging I have a Ford F350. V10 130A alt. the customer has replaced the alternator 4 times. I have had the alt tested at a local re builder. it tests to 14.2v throughout RPM range. When installed back in vehicle it runs at 14.7 with all elec items ...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L51
Car came in with Code po171. Cleaned MAF sensor no problems found with it. checked PCV hose for collapsing and for leaks none found. Cleared codes and customer came back a week later with code po171 again. Took a closer look at the o2 sensors and when I run th... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L electric windows,wipers,shifter interlock VIN: 1FMRU15W02
fuse #15 beside steering coloumn,blows constantly.#15 is one power supply to generic electronic module,which controls most body functions,interior lights,exterior lights,wipers,shifter interlock...sometimes blows in seconds sometimes in weeks.everything seems ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14574
Got a Ford here eating my lunch. From the begining customer started his truck one morning in his garage to let warm up, Came out and it had stalled,No start, Crank but not firing, 10 min later, No Crank and theft light flashing. Towed to shop, First off when i... Trouble codes: P1235
2007 Ford Edge SE 3.5L Cruise control VIN: 2FMDK36C87
This is the shop vehicle. I use the cruise control constantly, and always have to turn on the cruise prior to using. Is there anyway of bypassing the on/off switch on this vehicle. I assume it goes thru a module, but my alldata doesn't have information on this...

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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEE11N95
the dist. from carquest was defective and loosing the hall signal to the modual. Trouble codes: 121 (closed throttle position out of range).
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHE24H6T
Thanks so much for everyone's replies. This vehicle took longer to fix than expected due to the weather. We replaced the rotor, the ignition module (again with a new one), and new spark plugs. Once we replaced the module again, we got better spark at the co...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cam Sync VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
The sensor was installed correctly. Since the valve job the code is gone, must have been triggered by the misfire? I got a lot of info on this one and a lot of opinion. I really thought someone would respond with certainty how to do it, and although several... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction).
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15UX1
Many thanks to those who responded. Several of you nailed it right on the head. I do however have another question that has opened up. How come the cam sync signal showed 10 degrees(spec is 8-12) when it was out of time? We ran the motor to TDC #1 and pulled t...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Safety VIN: 1FAFP532X3
WOW! THIS ONES FINALLY GOING HOME! quick overview: front air bag crash sensor was internally shorted (a wonder airbag did not deploy!) causing air bag control module to shutdown. when module shuts down, the gem looses signal from seatbelt switch and by default...
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZK06115
The mileage on the vehicle is 59,149. Sorry, I found this out after the post and had used a late 2007 inspection sticker mileage. The owner is a used car lot and knew it was not under warranty. I had reviewed the service bulletin and none of the symptoms matc...
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