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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W9R
After replacing DFPE sensor, test car and made sure all montiors were completed. Test drove once more and released vechile. Came back next day with p1406 Downstream hose off or plugged. CHecked hose for any blockage, check the tube for blockage, removed egr ... Trouble codes: 1406 (downstream hose off or plugged)
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP45T6S
First I want to thank everyone for their help.I just want to pick your brains to see if anyone has run into this and I am going in the right direction.This is my daughters car.She drove it to work and the check engine light was flashing on and off and when it ... Trouble codes: 176 (bank one lean drivers side), 542 (fuel pump secondary circuit failure pcm to ground), 543 (fuel pump secondary circuit failure)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Steering Wheel VIN: 1FTNF20L4Y
Here's the problem. Steering wheel shakes violently when you hit a bump or pothole doing 60mph. It shakes so much you have to hit the brakes just to stay in control and when it slows to about 40mph it stops. On a test drive hitting a pothole at about 40mph sti...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V2Y
Hello, fellow junk fixers(sorry, TECHS) We have one here eating our lunch and leaving no tip. As per related repair history, you can assume our bosses are getting pretty tired of us "throwing parts" at this truck. Close visual inspection and some guessing by 4... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0172 (system lean bank 2)
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FMZUR7E31
Customer complaint 4x4 not working.Had trouble going in and coming out last time, shifted in and would not come out again.We shifted it into 2 wheel by jumping motor. Pinned out powers and grounds at module with loaded test lite, all good.Jumped motor thru all...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L egr VIN: 1FMYU04121
Customer came in with EGR valve broken, have heard EGR valves can break due to excessive back pressure due to rear converter plugging up. Do not want to install new valve if it needs converter. Looking for some feedback if others have had same issue and if rea...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP53U43
Greetings.This car runs rich all the time,although it is worse at idle.I have gone over all the usual suspects including the fuel pressure sensor which I know are a common problem with this system.Here is the part where I hope to get someone elses input. B1 an... Trouble codes: 1132 (Lack of O2 switching bank 1 sensor 1), 1152 (Lack of O2 switching bank 2 sensor 1)
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L air bag VIN: 1FMYU94125
Body shop brought in truck after having dash and seats out for cowl and A/C case repair mostly susp. damage,wanted alignment and clear air bag light.Several codes in sys cleared codes and light came back on.B2293 or flash code 19 comes back right away,went to ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX14596
Customer complant is that truck misses back fires check engine light flashes sets code for #8 cylinder missfire test drove with scoope hooked too #8 cylinder and couldn't make it miss . I tried a coil on that cylinder and drove it,cleared codes . The truck run... Trouble codes: 0308 (misfire 8 cylinder)
2008 Ford f 250 6.4L Stall VIN: 1FTSF21R8E
just looking for info on deisel engines. we have several diesel pickups trying to run in northern Il, and all the fuel they can find is 11% biodiesel. ford recommends no more than 5%. these trucks(all 15 of them) quit running while driving (-12 degrees) . look...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DU55P1X
I am having a re-occuring po340 cam sensor code. I have replaced the sensor and the syncronizer assembly. I am looking for the proper syncronization procedure. I have the correct tool and have unsucessfully set this up. i set it up at #1 cyl TDC compression. l... Trouble codes: P0340

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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FALP404TF
Head gasket was the problem on no. 4 cylinder. This cooling system would hold pressure and run fine until driven for more than 30 minutes. No anti freeze would come out of no.4 with spark plug out and pressure tester on . Thank for all the replies.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31L0X
Can anyone give me a quick run down of how the power flows on this fuel pump issue? For example, (real simple) power flows from the ignition switch to the the ?, to the ?, then to the ? and so on to the pump. I'm studying the electrical diagrams and find them ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTSW31F32
sorry to everyone who offered there advice for taking so long to update,but between my grandmother passing away and having one of the injectors i ordered show up with a broken electrical connector the job got put on hold.i replaced all 8 injectors and that see...
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