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1987 Ford F-350 Custom 6.9L clutch VIN: 1FDJF3719H
pedel feels good but with all the way pressed still will not shift and will try to pull off in gear while cranking after replacing all parts would like some help please save us this is our rollback we need it badly the fire wall does not seem to move while pre...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Van came in for runs very rough misfires etc. found misfires on cylinder #1, 2, and 6. I found the coil was not getting good output to cylinders 2 & 6. I replaced it and misfires for cylinder #2 and 6 were gone (for now). Suggested replace plugs and wires due ... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire detected)
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L hash reverse when od lite flashing
Customer had vehicle towed to shop. Complaining it does not move in all selected gears. Check fluid level ok and condition very clean. Check oil pressure 0 psi in all gears. Removed tranny and found transmission was not installed correctly. Torque converter wa...
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMYU70E7Y
we loose communication while watching abs data with 2 different scanner brands, as soon as you start to move, about 6mph. sometimes 1237 or 1230 may set but if any of the sensors are plugged in the condition occurs. we tried unplugging 1 at a time, and only on...
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L noise VIN: 1FMFU18L91
this noise just started 3 days ago its my father inlaws expedition pulling a hill when the tranny kicks down under load you get awhistle sounds like vacuum whistle you let off the throttle noise is gone now if you go down hill gear down the same noise under de...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21SX3
Hello everyone, still having trouble figuring out mode 6 on snap on solus. What to enter at the 00 on test mode. We definitely have a bad coil but no codes. Can anyone help me on this one? Thanks. Jason.
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Stall, NO POWER VIN: 1FDAF56P93
This truck runs great most of the time even with the po266 and p2285 codes active. Intermitanty after driving and getting up to temperature it will start to lose power and will die. When it looses power the truck will lose speed and eventually die. Truck will ... Trouble codes: P0266, P2285
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cuts out
vehicle was towed in did above mentioned repairs when we detected diesel in the fuel tank. found p1235 conducted tests through alldata. replaced fpdm road tested for 20 min parked approx 3 hours later vehicle went to leave garage and died with same codes appea... Trouble codes: P1235
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L cluster,radio, VIN: 1FTSS34LI4
Hello guys , I've got a good one for all Ford techs. This is 04 Ford Econoline E350.Came in for batery draw. Customer said when she goes to the van few hours after she parked radio was working.Stay overnite will need to jump it. So here is what it does.Ignitio...
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Steering VIN: 1FNYU93Z36
Truck came in with power steering pressure hose leak- We replaced w/OE, regular repair, no problems. The hose was NOT a catasrophioc failure. Truck came back in (hook) fluid blown through pressure switch wires in pump. Again, repaired w/ OE, bled system (back ...
2007 Ford LCF C550 4.5L Mechanical VIN: 3FRML55Z77
This is a new 4.5L Powerstroke engine, it starts very hard, acts like there is air in fuel system. Runs very poorly, misses when started, after warm up it runs fine, but still has hard start problem. I installed a primary and secondary fuel filter and air filt...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L drivers window VIN: SLMFU28R03
Well this is not my specialty, a friend of mine took his lincoln navigator to the local ford dealer in Puerto Vallarta because the drivers window would not go up. Because it is a foriegn vehicle and they do not sell lincoln they would not work on it. so here i...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L loss of power VIN: 2MEFM75W9Y
hello there first time posting, i have a 200 mercury grand marquis. this vehicle came in with the complaint that while driving down the road it losses power. fell just like the cat is plugged. check back pressure ok (checked at dpfe sensor on both hoses). chec...

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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X2P
The Explorer has been gone for a week. A majority of the replies advised checking the grounds, but the fix was replacing the PCM. When the truck was running properly the scanner would say the battery power was 15.9 volts going to the PCM, but the actual voltag...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU24X1N
had thought of imrc area in intake clogged.figured i would get some other thoughts for fix.removed upper intake found rear egr ports clogged fully.engine runs fine and dpfe responding to vacuum pull on egr.thanks fellas. Trouble codes: P0401.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FTSW31P93
after checking the icp and it did have just over 500 psi I replaced the gpcm and the vechile fired right up tahnks for the help.
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L park lamps VIN: 1LNLM9742R
First I'd like to thank all who replied,Luis from calif.said to check all cig. lighters and ck.area behind fuse box.nothing was found in the lighter sockets,clean/unused.also they were powered up even with blown fuse,Alldata states they are on same circuit,obv...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1LNLM81W5V
Well I called the customer & so far so good - Like the update said, we tried another used head unit & a new actuator. All works great - But still baffling why the code 25 still. Oh well, at least its fixed! - Thanks for the responses guys.
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