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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU32X6R
fuel pressure is good when starts the trouble is when it don`t there no pressure.other problem is bleed down.fuel pressure stays up w/ no bleed down whatso ever.the relays when i tap box it starts.i`m letting it run for 30 minutes to see if pump is ok w/pressu...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR14X0R
vehicle came in with hard/ no start. Retrieved trouble codes and found possible bad MAF. Replaced MAF and vehicle runs but intermittently on initial start up, will have low idle and stall. will restart immediatly and run fine. Have checked and replaced IAC as ... Trouble codes: P0157 (Mass Airflow Signal Too Low), P0177 (EGO Not switching bank 2)
1994 Ford Mustang 5.0L No Start, CRANKS VIN: 1FALP4578R
we are desperate to fix this car.
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Compression VIN: 1FALP42X9V
Car came in running rough and smoking blue smoke. Compression test showed cylinders 2,3,4,5 had zero. All others had 125-150. After wet testing bad cylinders they ranged from 30-50. We pulled all plug wires and they all have spark. Cylinders with no compressio...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Temp guage = cold VIN: 1FMZU35P7W
Hi guys- We have a Ford Explorer- Cant get thru OBD II Emission test- Has code P0125 - No conditions at all-- The Temp guage on dash reads dead cold always-- Grounded sending unit and goes to dead hot-- Guage & wiring appear to work... Replaced both sending un... Trouble codes: P0125 (Insuff. ECT for closed loop)
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L battery VIN: 1FMPU18L1W
I know these newer fords need to time out so modules go to sleep but for how long?The draw I get now is high but not killer.The only things on the gem circuit are the gem and the pats module.Unplugging the pats module drops 5ma of draw.Customer took radio to r...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S3X
car arived at shop with fuel pump relay jumped to run pump removed jumper and check for codes and found p0230 fuel pump curcuit code and p1260 antitheft detected fuel dis able cleared codes and only the p0230 comes back tested fuel pump curcuit and everything ... Trouble codes: P0230 (fuel pump circuit), P1260 (theft deterent)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FCWW37S02
I would like to thank you all in advance for helping me out on this head scratcher! This is a Big equipment utility truck with a big walk in storage box on back. It came in about two weeks ago with complaints of no power and possible misfire. Hooked up scan to... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0310
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FABLWN0Y7
well iatn hope you can save the day once again . this is prob a very basic quest for all of you trans guys but im am not so experianced nor is the tech that tore it down this 4r70w ford. ok this is a shop truck that would neutral out when it would shift into o...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FMEU15L01
Hey guys thanks in advance for your help. this 2001 5.4L ford expedition came in my shop for a crank no start condition. i unplugged the dpf egr sensor and it started. i replaced the faulty dpf egr sensor and it started right up. i let it warm up for about hal...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Abs Light VIN: 1FTYR10D91
ABS light coming on code c1939 pressure sensor.Tested pressure sensor tested ok. Replaced anyways. Light still coming on. Had erratic LF wheel speed reading. Replaced LF speed sensor. Test drove light stayed off for a while. Parked the truck and sat for 4 hour...
2002 Ford F F650 7.2L hydromax VIN: 3FDNF65H12
This vehicle came in with the hydromax electric brake pressure pump running all the time. We replaced the flow sensor and now the pump operates when it is supposed to BUT the amber pump lamp is illuminated and the chime is operated when the key is on & the pum...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWF34F42
Thanks for taking the time to read this Ford diesel techs. this is one of our own tow trucks had a blown high pressure hose that was replaced this morning, filled high pressure resivore but still no start. checked for codes found pcm-idm codes, checked all wir... Trouble codes: P1668, P1670, P1316
2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X83
Hey guys and gals, I have a Mustang that has an appetite for injectors. This car came in in April with a dead miss and PO308 code stored in memory. During testing I found that the injector coil was open so I installed a new Motorcraft injector. I was sceptical... Trouble codes: P0308
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU63K63
Hi group. we got a 2003 Ford Explorer (4.0) with code P0174 ONLY. replaced upper intake manifold O rings, clean MAF sensor,came back after few days with same P0174. on my scanner interestingly I see . FUEL SYSTEM STATUS:bank 1 CLOSED. FUEL SYSTEM STATUS:BANK 2... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2)

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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEF14H8G
Thankyou all for your replies. Couldn't see anything wrong with the carb, so just rebuilt it and now all is good. Thanks everyone.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs module VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
Well I have finally finished this vehicle and most of you were right it did turn out to be a bad aftermarket hub assembly. I guess what made it so hard for me to figure out was that I couldnt ever make the scanner clear codes or read data, And a snap-on scanne...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L brakes VIN: 1FMDU34E2V
Thanks to all 16 members. Gus from Arizona, Pat [...] asked about the master cylinder push rod adjustment. That ended up what I did to fix this Explorer. I hadnt run into having adjusting the push rod in a loooong time. That got the pedal up higher, maybe j...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW20F2Y
I want thank everyone especially Charles [...] for the help on this powerjoke, the contribution test on this one does not change any thing noticeable while it is running, so that was working ok. We found a bunch of sand in the fuel filter housing, yeah the on... Trouble codes: P0272, P0603.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, hard start cold VIN: 1FTNXZ1F8Y
All of the replies were great and helped keep us on track and ensure we hadn't overlooked anything. Turned out to be the glow plugs. They were only pulling about 90 amps and should have been pulling 160 amps. Amp clamp and Identifix nailed it down. Guess th... Trouble codes: P1670.
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU17L41
first thanks to all who took the time to respond. Brad from arkansas nailed it with the pcm internal ground check. On mine,pin #91 had 158 ohms and should of had lohm or less. So I replaced the pcm,flashed it and all is well. Thanks again Jim Trouble codes: B2139, U1147, U1262, P1260.
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU93195
Thanks to all replies. Turns out it was exactly what TSB described. Non-datecoded OE plugs shorted out PCM. I replaced 6 plugs, six coils and dealer covered PCM on 8-80 emmisions warranty. Trouble codes: P0353 (ignition coil primary / secondary cyl 3), P0354 (ignition coil primary / secondary cyl 4).
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81WXV
thanks to all that replied i got a chance today to spend some time on this Lincoln after following the line off the canister under the right front the valve was behind the right front head light replaced valve cleared code so far so good thanks again jeff Trouble codes: P0446.
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W0S
As one response stated, I guess this is an odd year. This car had just a solenoid and not purge flow sensor. The sensor seemed to test ok, but replaced it and code is gone. Thanks Trouble codes: P0443.
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM6535S
Hi every one, so the mystique never started, i tried a differnt pcm & icm from a manual car, but no good.i was told from the auto wrecker that the ckp sensor is differnt from manual transmission engine to auto trans engine by 1/8". I asked the ford dealer and ...
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