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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14H8S
This one is killing me, it should not be this hard to diag a no start. Truck runs when fuel is added into thottle body.I have lab scoped the injector circuits and waveform looks ok also checked miliseconds at injector which comes up over 5 miliseconds while da...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF18W4V
Vehicle most of the time idles poorly, on accell will bog down, when power braking and bogs will have lean back fire. Have no codes, check engine light has never come on, good fuel pressure, check fuel for contaminents, OK, gps for mass air flow where off, rep...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L51
Guy from parts store owns truck , he has replaced about anything they stock . Truck came in with po171, lean . Rough idle . I motorvaced injectors . Fuel trims were -+3. ran great . Came back 100 mile later, po171 again . Check for vac leaks , smoked it severa... Trouble codes: P0171
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L abs light on VIN: 1FDSS34P45
vehicle came in with abs light on and customer complained of mushy pedal. scan module with ngs tester no codes present. while driving vehicle the abs light flashes, and if you sit still with your foot on the brake the light will go out, as soon as you remove y...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L right front low beam VIN: 5LMFU28R94
fuse not blown recall on hl already done any help would be great

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1989 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L fuel computer VIN: 1FAB412854
Thanks to your replies, you informed me that the CO indicated that there was an open circuit and sure enough we found a problem at the fuel pump connector. We repaired the open and all is well. Thanks very much for everyones time and I love IATN !
1990 Ford Probe 2.2L Lighting VIN: 1ZVPT21V71
sorry for the delay,had customer locate a joint box and replaced the box,all is good,all lights operating.thanks to all who replied. thanks again thomas
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Steering VIN: 1FMDU34X3P
1997 Ford F-250 7.5L transmission VIN: 3FTHF25G7V
well it looks like its fixed. Been waiting to see what happens. its been 2 weeks. apparently it was some sensor shorting out the signal return wire, gray/red strip. I replaced the trans range sensor, the trans solenoid pack, tps sensor, idle speed motor, but I... Trouble codes: P0713 (trans temp sensor), P0707 (trans range sensor), P0443 (vapor valve), P0121 (tp sensor range performance).
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP53U52
Drum roll please... The winner is, everyone who suggested the Cam Position Sensor Synchronizer. I received several responses of a PCV problem causing the rear main to squeal as air was sucked in. And a couple of broken flywheels. All of this is good to know...
2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L traction control VIN: 2FMZA57654
Thanks to everyone that replied to my request. Although nobody had one specific component to test or inspect, everyone did point out a tsb on the abs system. The vehicle has not been back yet with a problem, but this one may wind up getting sent to the dealer ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX14596
customer brouht the vechile back on the next friday and said it didn't miss agin I don't know what to think he ask to have the fuel filter replaced we did that and as far as I know its fixed its hard to find a problem when it fixes itself. Trouble codes: 0308 (misfire 8 cylinder).
2006 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FMEV75E86
Thanks to Don for his help and confirmation of my thoughts, this vehicle does need a sjb the draw is coming from the box itself. However my customer is going to trade this vehicle in due to the cost of replacing the sjb. thanks to all of you that replied to m...
2008 Ford f 250 6.4L Stall VIN: 1FTSF21R8E
well, the general concensis is that 10% bio is no good for these engines, especially in sub zero weather. almost all said do not mix gasoline with deisel fuel, most said good additives. one said once truck is warm (ie inside garage) then leave it run 24/7, cau...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
We fixed this one after a long battle. Problem revolved around the instrument cluster. We did not get an RPM reading on tach or scan tool,sent dash out to be checked did not inform them of problem. Recieved a call several bulbs are out and tach is shorted. OK ...
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