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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L air bags VIN: 1FALP13P5V
i have a 1997 escort sedan with deployed airbags. this is my aunts car. the car was wrecked into while it was parked on the street. with the ignition off. it was a hit and run situation. i have never heard of the airbags deploying with the igniton off. It soun...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1133Y
This ZX2 has a dead miss on cylinder 2. The ecu is not grounding the injector. the injector - wire has continuity back to the ecu. I am pretty sure the ECU is bad but not sure of what the CMP waveform should look like, there are no CMP codes. The cyl 2 is just... Trouble codes: P0302
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTSW31F32
This vehicle was brought to me with a no start problem.I found that the pcm had a performance chip installed and was causing all kinds of problems.I determined the glow plug relay was not recieving a signal.After I replaced the PCM glow plug system worked fine...
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Bogs VIN: 1FDXE45F32
It usaually happens when the truck is warm, cause it must be driven a bit before the problem happens. But, if you get in it and drive it easy, the problem wont occur, but, if its being driven to call or run alittle bit hard, it will start bogging down and wont...
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU43S83
hey guys truck came in last week w mil on. po720 and p0722 input and output speed sensor codes, and no other complaints. could not duplicate mil light after clearing and road test so we got auth to replace both input and output speed sensors with oe products.w... Trouble codes: P0720, P0722, P0733
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L electrical systems VIN: 1FTSW31PT3
i installed the modis with the low amp current probe on the vehicle. after leaving it on for at least 8 hours i started watching for a draw. the min - max settings showed that ther was as much as a 4 amp draw at times. i periodically checked it and it read dif...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP44444
Hello Guys, I have a '03 Ford Mustang that's a no start. I have checked fuel pressure-ok at 38 psi and verified rpm on an IDS while cranking-200 RPM. There is no spark from the coil pack, checked primary current for switching-no switching. I suspected a fault... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder misfire), P0316 (cylinder misfire)
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L rear manifold VIN: 1FMYU93164
hey all, i have a 2004 escape 3.0l in my shop with bad o2 sensors. when i removed the upstream sensor in the rear the threads were pulled in the manifold. now my problem, anyone ever remove one of the rear manifolds? i have the manifold loose, removed the plen...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Differential VIN: 1FMYU93135
This Escape has a 4x4 proplem.Can someone explain how this system works. I know under normial driving it is just a 2 wheel dr. when it detects wheel slip it engagaes rear diff.On this one it does engage but then the 4x4 light starts to flash contuinuly.Acordin...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF36555
Help!! Truck came in with mentioned codes. Found at idle both upstream o2's reading 0volts & downstream 1-2 volts. Not swinging at all. The odd behavior is when you accelerate or keep idle above approximately 1200 rpms the O2's will start to fluctuate normally... Trouble codes: P0155, P2195, P2197
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start, Hard Starting VIN: 1FTPW14556
Truck acts exactly like a Silverado with a bad fuel pressure regulator, meaning cold starts are fine, but if truck sits for and hour or so, it cranks for 3-4 seconds before starting, it does not misfire when it starts, when it starts it is running fine, it doe...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L electronic level VIN: 1LNHM82W4Y
Hello every one.We have a 2000 lincoln town car that the compressor cycles on every minute while the key is on or the car is running.We have checked for codes there was none present.Turned switch off in trunk and let sit overnight,there was no leak down of rea...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Air ride compressor VIN: 1LNHM82W11
This car came in sagging in the rear. I found 30a fuse blown for the air ride relay. The compressor is definatley bad. I am not getting a ground signal to energize relay. I am using a Solus 8.2. It does not communicat with air suspension module. Alldata is not...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ride control VIN: 5LMFU28R73
hi everbody,help,help!!! a customer came in with front end dropped,my modis wouldnt comucate with air ride module so, i whent to my friend shop and i used his genesis,i pulled two codes c1725 &c1726 that is all i can do with the genesis so,i came back to my sh...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Charging VIN: 1ZWFT61L0Y
Hello, We have a Cougar that we replaced the alternator twice. The original alternator had the plug melted in the back of it. We repaired the wire harness and replaced the alternator. The problem we have is that the lights surge when they are on. We brought th...

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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
first, sorry for taking so long to close this request. busy time in my world. the fix was as i had originally thought. the leaky master cylinder for the brakes had leaked enough to damage the power booster. changed the power booster and problem cured. thanks a...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW21PO3
We ended up installing a high pressure oil pump How we tested it was pulled vavle covers and turbo ran engine with turbo oil line into intake drain hole We found no leaks anywhere We disconnected all injectors and as we added each one the oil pressur...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF21536
turns out that the vehicle had jumped a tooth on the left bank with the bad cam phaser. I was unable to see that the vehicle was in limp-in mode with the modis. I now know that the vehicle no longer monitors the cam sensors when this happens and that is why ... Trouble codes: P0345 (Camshaft position sensor A circuit bank 2), P0349 (Camshaft Position Sensor A circuit intermittent bank 2).
2007 Ford E-250 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24W67
sorry it has taken me so long to reply, it took the customer awhile to bring the vehicle back in. Thanks to all who replyed, but Mike from Pennsylvania hit the nail on the head. Sent to Ford to get computer reflashed. Fuel trims were reading correctly and vehi... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank one), 174 (lean bank two).
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