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1984 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDKE30LXE
Vehicle will run in start position only, dies when returned to RUN postion. 12V to module during crank and run. 12V to hall effect, ground disappears when in run. Checked schematics, all inputs checked ok. Any help would be great at this point. Thanks again to...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF26N8K
customer was fed up with truck, finally brought it in. found no spark and no injector pulse. disconnected spout connector and achieved spark. told customer was in need of ecm. he broght one down. we installed it, reconnected spout and now have spark. still no ...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Surge, hard shiffting VIN: 1FDKE30M3P
this ambulance came in for very hard shifting. cust took vehicle to transmission shop, they replaced tranny with rebuilt unit. same problem cust took it to ford dealer, they pulled code of tp/ fipl out of range. fipl = fuel injection pressure lever... unit wor...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Stall VIN: 1FALP4089R
we have a 94 mustang with an intermittent stalling problem. we have not been able to duplicate the problem,even after three separate,multiple day, visits to our shop.to date there are no codes,and fuel pressure has been ok . it shuts off when cold or hot ,and,...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Surge VIN: IFAFP6615X
hi techs I have this 99 contour here with idle speed surge when ac on what I mean is idle speed steady at 900 rpm whenever ac compressor kick in engine rpm would kick up 1150 rpm right away that quick rpm increase cause the launch forward in gear at idle.scan ...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
Hello I have these 2 codes that seem to contradict themselves. The valve seems fine and there are no blockages in any lines and the vacuum lines appear intact. Cannot seem to find what would cause both those codes and why would it detect excessive flow and the... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient flow), P0402 (EGR excessive flow)
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Stall VIN: 1FTZX1727Y
I have tested this thing for everything. It now runs and drives like a new one. But every third or forth time I start it and let it set it will idle down to normal in about 30 seconds and within a minute or 2 it will start to shake and die. I have watched on t... Trouble codes: 1132 (o2 not switching ratio adapting lean for rich condition), 1152 (same on this bank)
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L rf windshield pillar VIN: 1FAFP52211
Car developed an odd ticking type noise heard inside at highway speeds. Seems to come from rf lower windshield area around the dash/front pillar area. (not electronic - more of a body motion type cause) Sounds like a light ticking type rattle (plastic type sou...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU01101
Hello Ford tech's, we have this V6 that is coming up with a miss-fire code for #1 and also a code for the coil. We put new plugs in it and swapped the coil to #4 and still comes back a few days later with these codes, same cylinder. The engine runs fine and th...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L crankshaft VIN: 1FMZU62E42
Vehicle came to me as a no-start. Appears to be well maintained. Engine will not crank. Engine is locked solid. Have checked archives. Lots of timing chain problems, one with oil pump drive problem. Customer states truck was running fine, drove home one evenin...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L trans. fluid escaping from vent hose VIN: 1FMZU73K84
Hi ford techs. and trans. specialists, I am lost on this one, this is the 3RD time we removed and installed this tranny. the problem; after the tras. shop o. hauled this trans, we putted back in the truck, filled with the correct amount of trans. fluid 12.5 qt...
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L underhood fuse block VIN: 1FDXW47P35
The underhood fuse block has started on fire. Its only affected the #9 fuse( trailer turn signals). The fuse is so badly damaged I cant tell if it was the correct amperage fuse.No other fuse or relay in the fuse block is damaged, beyond discoloration, although...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP24165
Hey techs. this car has code# p0174 lean bank 2 and i cant seem to get an idle change out of carb spray around intake and dont have a smoke machine to verify.are there any common problems on this duratec 3.0l v6 creating this lean code?thanx. Trouble codes: P0174, P2197, P0305
2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L airbag warnig lamp on VIN: WF0TD95P17
DEAR FRIENDS, I have ford focus.2007 model with concern airbag light on cluster always.we hook up IDS and checked found DTC B2477 -MODULE CONFIGUARATION FAILURE.We done pinpoint test as per dtc,as per pinpoint result we replaced the RCM MODULE.But after repla...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM83W2X
Greetings! Hope someone out there can shed some light on this conundrum. Vehicle came in with obvious miss. Pulled coil connectors on each cylinder - no change on 3 and 4. Good signal on both to coils and injectors. One coil has obviously been replaced by some...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6245V
I followed pinpoint charts for testing voltage from and back to computer on vpwr and heater circuits. Battery voltage on both. Checked resistance at o2 heaters and found both to be less than 2ohms.Replaced both bank 2 sensors. Then got bank 1 sensor 1 heater f... Trouble codes: P0155, P0161

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1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14T1H
Thanks to you all for your help. I had quite a few coments about the grounds so I double checked and went ahead and replaced the terminal end on battery negative and did away with the connector for ecm ground and just hardwired it. Like I said I had power an...
1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Spark/ No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A0L
Crazy stuff here guys! The truck is running again thanks to everyones help!! As I stated in my post, we did change the computer with a known good one. The truck still did not run. The computer we tried was set under the workbench and the original was put bac...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25M1L
Well thanks for all the posts, this morning we came in and cranked over the vehicle and it started and runs great, shut it off and started it many times still run great, took if for a road test and ran great, must of had air in the lines still, even after blee...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Cam Timing & Rough Idle VIN: 3FAKP1131Y
Well all the help was great and after rechecking this car several times it seems to have been a miscue on either me or the car. Let me explain. Early on in the diagnosis I had put the belt on and set the engine up according to Mitchell. I used the tools and lo...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2424Y
I first tried coolant sender which i didn't think will solve the problem,sure is enough no change. Radiator was hot on the top and bottm was cold so pretty much new early stage of head gasket problem. Gave customer for engine and new radiator and customer de... Trouble codes: P1285 (cylinder head overtemp sensed), P1299 (cylinder head ovretemp protected).
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L door lock VIN: 1FTRX17W92
Thanks to the three great replies , I've located the part locally, the truck is fixed and delivered ! IATN ROCKS ! Kenny
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D53
Vehicle never returned for repair. Only had three replies two telling me to do what I already did and one stating that the vaccuum line was prone to failure. I checked the vaccuum line and tested all the electrical. I had some sort of vref problem probably rel... Trouble codes: P2004 (IMRC Bank 1 stuck open).
2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FAHP59S74
I want to first thank every one who responded with all their suggestions. Everyone who said it sounded like the trans fluid was over heating was correct. I replaced the filter and flushed the cooler only and sure enough there was a restriction in the cooler. I...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Suspension VIN: 1LNLM9743R
Thankyou all very much for your advice on this, we ended up buying taurus struts to mount the springs on, we could not get the springs on the original struts. We shall not try this again, and we will go back to doing our kits as it cost the same when all was s...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S84
the ls is finally done, had to wait for customer to approve, then for the part to come in, thanks to everyone for the help, some went way out of their way to help,(very appreciated) the fix ended up being the throttle body. thanks again Brian Trouble codes: P2100, P2107, P2110.
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 3.0L ocs module VIN: 3LNHM26146
Thanks for the input guys. I was not able to veiw the fault pids which would have pointed me in the right direction. I replaced the OCS module and cycled the ignition. The light remained on. I then attempted to clear the code. This still did not work... Now Im...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Stall VIN: 2MELM74W8V
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