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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A7M
This Ranger has the 8 plug 2 coil pack system. It came in as a no start. I checked fuel pressure and it is ok. I scanned and KOEO is a Pass 11 KOER could not be done at this point. I next checked firing order and found #1 and #2 crossed on the intake coil pack... Trouble codes: 98 (failsafe mode)
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Timing Belt VIN: 1FTCR10A2N
Hi This costumer complains of lack of power due to the timing belt jumped a couple of theeth. It ocurred him sometime ago two times and the solution they find was simply buy a generic belt and install it. This time I want to buy the original part and check a...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L high pressure oil pump VIN: 1FTNW21F0X
I recently replaced the high pressure oil pump.The customer has brought vehicle back with an oil leak.It appears to be coming from the front of the engine valley, it appears to be where the oil pump meets the gear cover.Everything was spotless prior to assembl...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L losing coolant into oil VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
I have NO history on this vehicle, but if you try to fill the cooling system I get a severe leak into the oil. all the water runs into the oil. My GUESS is a leaking head gasket but I would like some words from some experinced Ford 4.6 techs giving me some ins...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Battery lamp VIN: IFAFP383PY
I could really use some help on this one. I have a problem with the charging system on this focus. It came in with the battery light on complaint and flickering lights. When we checked the charging system with midtronics tester, it condemned the alternator, no...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F5Y
This truck was towed in for no start, scanned for codes and no codes where present, so as a comon problem fix replaced cam sensor and no change, even tried another in hopes of a defect, still no start, it will turn over good just won't start, hooked scanner up...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FDXF46P23
truck was towed in. would not start. diagnosis led to base oil pressure problem. removed oil pan, checked and cleaned pick-up screen. install pan-new oil and (oem)filter. pressure still below 5 psi. remove oil pressure regulator, cleaned and reinstalled. no ch...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FTRW08LX3
I have a 03 F-150 that came in on the hook with a NO CRANK per customer. When first tried starting, the engine cranked over but would not start. Had the Flashing security light and the odometer was just dashes, no numbers. pushed vehicle in and found codes u12...
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU73E66
Customer complaint: Could not fill fuel tank, pump would click and shut off, like the tank was already full. Had 2 codes: PO451 (Evap Pressure Sensor Circuit) and P1450 (Unable to Vent/Bleed Fuel Tank Press/Vac) R&Red Fuel Tank, replaced Vent Solenoid/valve (... Trouble codes: P1450
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXE45S16
Vehicle came in with customer complaint of poor idle quality and intermittend idle stall. Retrieved codes found P0505 Idle air control system fault. cleared codes and retested, code had not come back but vehicle continues to have idle surge and intermittent st... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control System Fault)
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Ride Control VIN: 1LNFM91V7W
Hello, We have this Lincoln here that after it sits for a day the front driverside sinks down to the ground. Here is what we have doneso far, Replace Both front control solinoids and retainers, scaned for codes and performed auto test and comes up with codes 1...

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1967 Ford MUSTANG 302CID turn signals VIN: 7R01C14088
thanks again to all who helped out. i changed the turn cam which had the two wires to make contact, the metal wires were to long so i cut them just a bit so they would make contact inside. i guess live and learn when buying some parts. thank you all for help a...
1990 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L flexplate spacer VIN: 1FMCV14T1L
local salvage yards didnot have spacer. for giggles and grins i decided to call rusty eck ford in wichita, they had the part on their shelf. lucky me thank for answers anyway
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L dash VIN: 1FTRY07LYK
Thanks for replies. I had to replace the cluster and reprogram. to fix this one.Some one had install a used cluster.Wiring was all good
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L heater VIN: 1FMPU16L9Y
just as a few other users requested i check all of the vaccum hoses and everything checks out ok, i switched the a/c control head w/ a known good one and still nothing. Talked to other technician that did blend door and actuator and he stated he had some trou...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L starter VIN: 1FABP33PYW
I have not figured this one out yet. I made the post and the next morning the customer showed up and said they had to have the car to make a trip out of town. Additional info I got was the car has 3 different drivers, and none of them can agree on what exactl...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
First of all thank you all, this site kicks a**. Im calling this one fixed its been gone for a while now and the customer called and said all is well. I guess the constant control module fixed it.. THanks again
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1MEFM50UO2
You ever feel like you chase your own tail!Thanks to all the replies.But to Ed from PENNSYLVANIA thank you Tech lost his butt,he had overlooked a broken brown and white which is vref.broke in half bigger than Dallas.This time we pulled the fender skirt.You got...
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