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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26H8K
the truck rolled up to our door and died we pushed it into the shop and checked injector pulse found half the cylinders had it and half didnt so we put an ecm in the vehicle , have strong spark on all cylinders and injector pulse is bright now, will crank and ...
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X4M
checked fuel pressure koeo- 40 psi, check fuel pressure engine running 40 psi then spikes to 80 psi and stays there. ran fuel pump with engine off by crossing relay and get a constant 40 psi, when engine runs for about 45 seconds to a minute, fuel pressure spi...
1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Misfire, over heat VIN: 1FMEU15HXP
was brought in for a leaking heater core, we replaced the heater core and sent customer on his way. on his way home it over heated. brought it back to the shop and checked thermostat replaced rad cap checked for leaks replaced a leaking hose refilled and ran i...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP53S4T
Customer said car was running fine he stopped at video store and when he came out car would no turn over,towed to shop starter engaged would not crank over. Removed starter and it tested fine off car.Crankshaft turns over counterclockwise locks up clockwise.Br...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Starting VIN: 3FAKP1133Y
Vehicle is a no start now. Fuel pressure is fine at between 40 and 55 psi. Timing belt and timing are okay, and we have changed out the ignition coil with no change. Compression is good on all cylinders at between 130 and 150. The spark appears to occur only o...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1720Y
As Above. Problem still exists,seems to smooth out above 3000rpm and misses bad below it.Check Engine light not re-flagging att.Any help appreciated guys.This is a good commertial account I don,t wany too lose. Thanks Trouble codes: P0302, P0303, P0305, P0171
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24282
hey ford guys, i need some advice. i found the cause of this mis. on # 6 to be from clogged egr. ports. every port except # 6 is clogged causing the misfire. pulling the upper intake was no problem, but now i need to know what the best way to clean these ports... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire detected 6)
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L abs VIN: 1LNHM97V01
Got this thing today. It seems to be engaging the ABS on some stops. It will pulse the pedal and I can hear a pump under the hood. When I scanned for codes there were none, so I went into data stream and went for a drive, fully expecting to see a wheel speed s...

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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTZX17W3W
Hey fellow techs-sorry for the long delay in closing this request but had many fires to put since then-thank you for your replies.On the advise of a couple of you i decided to start looking into the timing chain.Took valve covers off and found two rocker arms ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBSS31F2X
I will call this one fixed. Five postings said to check the screens in the mixing cylinder. I did not know that plastic piece on bottom of the sender(A.K.A. mixing cylinder) had screens in it. I removed the tank and disassembled the mixing cylinder and found t... Trouble codes: P0470, P0605, P0476, P0381.
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA5347X
First off I want to thank all 17 of you that responded to my request for help. The most common thing to check was the alternator. The most helpful for me was that the various systems take much longer to shut down and go into sleep mode that I thought. As it tu...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDXF47F1Y
This truck does need a IDM and also injectors. Customer is trying to find a used IDM and is undecided about injectors. Thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: P1668 (Pcm IDM communication), P1272 (Cylinder 2 high to low open), P1274 (Cylinder 4 high to low open), P1294 (Left bank high side open).
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU73E8Y
Replace iac motor found excessive throttle body deposits. Cleaned throttle body. TPS shows 19% at idle with both new and old IAC motor it has a 38% cal engine load at idle. It all seems a little strange but runs fine.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAHP53U62
Car finally acted-up,no fuel pressure...fuel pump installed,car go bye-bye. Thanks all for the help. Jim
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1FAFP33P33
Thanks to those who responded. Since there weren't any codes, I decided to remove valve body to see if there was any rubbish or obvious signs of failure, as one of the replies suggested. Did not see anything unusual,even as I split valve body apart. Took valve...
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L abs module VIN: 1FMZU67K04
thanks everybody, all assistance, was greatly appeciated.problem solved..ebcm was,s baffeling only l/f channel was reporting speed signal. yet e-prom internally says dead channel. the mysteries of life revealed...FORD, see flash of genius, the niv...
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L drivers door lock VIN: 1FMYU96H16
Ford issued a special service message to dealers only, 2006 Escape Hybrids only, may damage the smart junction box if the battery drops below 8.5 volts. It may set troble codes, but did not in this case. Symptoms of this damage is inoperative driver door lock....
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWE35P16
hello group, just getting back to checking back in, I have been sick the last 2 weeks, I guess I caught some kind of bacterial illness from a steak I ate. funny situation because the tech that was working on this vehicle at the dealership it was at also got si... Trouble codes: P0401.
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6245V
Fellow Techs, I received 6 good ideas. I had replaced the low resistance o2s with Bosch { botch] . Robert said I should use OE. One of the new Bosch sensors was shorted. I replaced all with OE.Still had problems. I found that computer would not ground the heat... Trouble codes: P0155, P0161.
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