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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBJS31L5V
Vehicle passes KOER test but sets CODE P1406 when driven on highway.Checked DPFE hoses,both connected & no kinks or blockages,both utbes on EGR tube are open and I get pressure on both w/engine running. If I open the egr valve I get vacume @ the downstream (in... Trouble codes: P1406 (dpfe upstream hose plugged disconnected)
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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L hard start cold VIN: 2FTFX28L2V
VERY LONG AND NUMEROUS TRIES BEFORE IT WILL START COLD. STARTS OK WHEN WARM. TRIED OPENING THROTTLE SLIGHTLY ON START UP - NO CHANGE (INCASE IAC WAS STICKING). WHEN I GAVE IT A SHOT OF CARB CLEANER BEFORE CRANKING IT STARTED RIGHT AWAY. THE KOEO (WHEN COLD) FU...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4x4 VIN: 1FTSF31F6X
the 4x4 is switching is not working at ,there no codes in the computer
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L hard start VIN: 1FMZU73K22
Towed in as a no start. Plugs were original and soaked w/fuel. Replaced plugs and fuel filter and now the car will start if the throttle is held wide open. once it is started it runs ok but the long term fuel trim is at -25 on both banks. the short term stays ... Trouble codes: P0172 (fuel system rich bank 1), P0175 (fuel system rich bank 2)
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Driver Air Bag VIN: 1FTYR44U12
My personal shop vehicle had a flashing and steady warning light on dash. Flash code 46. I have never worked on air bags and know very little about them. I would appreciate any info or fix you can recomend for this. This is not a highway truck and spends it's ...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21P65
First posting,don't work much on diesels. Customer just got back from a 4,000 mile trip. Truck died on way home twice. He said he sprayed it with starting fluid to make it run both times. It's got a k&m air filter on it, a remote control starter, and a perform... Trouble codes: P0266, P0341, P0478, P115A (low fuel level - forced limit power), P2614 (cmp signal output circuit open), U0105 (lost comm with fic module.)
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2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L cylinder VIN: 5LMRU27A6Y
Has anyone seen any pattern failures on these 5.4 engines jumping timing chain on 1 head or more likely a valve problem or something else? This vehicle came in running poorly, misfiring, check engine light on and has no power. When cranking it sounds uneven, c...
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1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM653XX
this car came in from another shop. they replaced the fuel pump and harness because it was fried at the pump. still had a no start so they replaced the computer. it started right up and ran fine but on the test drive it started running bad and barely made it t...
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2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L rediness monitors VIN: 1MEHM55S31
this car first came to me for a check engine light. po306, replaced the ignition coil due to no spark. cleared codes and test drove. vehicle runs fine, but will not set rediness monitors for catalyst,evap,[...], and 02 heater. have driven almost two hundre... Trouble codes: P1000 (obd checks not complete)
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FABP9594K
This vehicle is fixed...and many thanks to all you techs who helped me. Much appreciated. To begin with, those two EEC relays the dealership supplied were wrong. Apparently, this year Escort (and might cover other years, too. Not sure), this vehicle came equi...
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L spark & fuel VIN: 1FALP5247S
First i want to thank all three guys who replyed. We tryed installing the old controller back on the car, but it did the same thing the new one did. We checked for grounds very throughly and found them tight and in place. we narrowed it down to the ECM. At thi...
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1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMCU24X9T
hi guys thank you for all your help. Found #1 sark plug wire open and dirty MAF sensor. Cleaned it and truck is fine now. Again thank you to all that replied Trouble codes: P0303.
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F61
Many thanks to all who replied. Charles [...] were exactly correct and gave exact details on the plugged up screen in the tank. The large strainer on the bottom is clear but you must dissassemble the plastic ho... Trouble codes: P1211 (Injector control pressure higher - lower than expected), P0732 (incorrect gear ratio 2).
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2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L power windows, radio, switched dome light VIN: 1FDAX57F42
I'M GOING WITH THE BCM/FUSE PANEL... WE HAD REPLACED THE WINDSHIELD TWICE IN THE 145000 MILES WE'VE HAD THIS RIG... ALSO A FEW E-BRAKE CLUSTERS AND I HAVEN'T NOTICED MOISTURE IN THAT AREA BUT THE WAY THIS IS ACTING ITS GOT TO BE A BCM... WE'LL SEE, WHEN THIS D...
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU73K64
well first i would like to thank ralph,david,wendell and thomas got kit from ford and tools from otc looks pretty straight forward will start on stat am comes with info in kit will update later thanks again for info
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