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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Vehicle arrived DOA/rods hanging out of the pan. Sourced a known good running used replacement. Installed unit and get no spark or injector pulse. PATS light proves out,comes on with key on then goes out. Does not flash when cranking. Scoped crankshaft positio...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L anti theft VIN: 2MEFM75W6W
customer wanted 2 xtra keys programmed now wont even start with original key. replaced transponder and pats module. Have a ngs and ngs web flash wont program keys. checked pwr. and grnd. at module all good. 5vref at t.p.s. Programmed many keys with no problem....

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1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, LONG CRANK HARD STAR VIN: 1FTHX25H3P
sorry for taking so long in closing this help iwent and tested supplys and grounds to ecm and relays all good cust had changed tps him self i readjusted tps and truck will start now but still have no communation with ecm and pumps still run all the time wiyh k...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Hesitation, Stall, pops through intake VIN: 1FTEX15N45
I should have thought about this in the first place but I guess there are times my brain seems kind of slow. The Problem ended up being clogged converters. Thanks so very much for all the help.
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32E1W
well finally fixed. the grey vaccume line that had me stumped was for the heater hose valve at right fron of engine beside the water pump. but this still left me with the lean codes and after resealing the lower intake manifold and retesting and the fuel trims... Trouble codes: P0171 (engine lean bank 1), P0174 (engine lean bank 2), P0302 (engine miss fire 2 cyl), P0430 (cat below threshold bank 2), P1130.
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L drivers electric window VIN: 1FTRF08L8W
Well it is fixed. When the customer brought the truck last Saturday, as he said, the window did not work at all. He was correct, so I grabbed the wiring harness that passes between the door and the door jamb, and as you might guess, the window started workin...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L auxillary idle control VIN: 1FDAF56F9X
Thanks for all of your prompt replies. You all got me headed in the right direction. All I needed on this one was an idea as to how this system works. Once I was able to follow the various inputs to the pcm I found that pin 60 at the ecm was corroded. Simp...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33F81
Thanks again fellow members! Many of you said i should investigate inside of left valve cover. I removed it and noted that the "zip tie" fix for the inside harness connection was previously made. I ran the engine, wiggle tested all connections and monitored oi... Trouble codes: P1668, P0276, P1293, P1294, P1316.
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR45EX2
Thank you for all your replies. Most all said PCM was bad. I'm sorry I forgot to mention that when it was dead it was also a no crank situation also. That is why I couldn't tell you if it was loosing spark or injection pulse. After letting the truck set ov...
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