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1984 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTBR1UAOE
truck will start when key is releaed to the run position,spark present during cranking,long story shart,tryed 2 different control modules,when onlyred wire to ignition is powered truck will start normal,when white wire is powered,normal for cranking it is like...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no 4-low VIN: 1FTNX21F4X
I have no 4x4 low when commanded by switch on dash. scanner shows 4-low being commanded when switch is turned but doesn't change. Can manually put t/c in low and works. no codes 4x4 high works and 2wheel also. checked motor on another vehicle with 6-speed and ...
2003 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP38Z63
car came in with code p2004 intake manifold runner stuck open ,checked vacum leaks none found ,replace the runner acuator ,drove car 30 miles same code came back ,any idea what elase i should go after or any one had a similar problem ,please inform us we thank... Trouble codes: P2004 (intake manifol runner contro)
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L exhaust VIN: 1FTNX21SX4
Hi Group, This may sound a little foolish...does anyone have a good fix for removing broken exhaust manifold to cylinder head studs??? Four are broken flush at the head and I REALLY don't want to remove the heads!!! Ford tells me that they now provide you with...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRX14W14
Okay folks, hopefully one of you out there has run into at some point. Customer brought his truck in for this strange noise that emanates from under the truck while accelerating. I borrowed a chassis ear that I will be using Monday, he didn't have enough time ...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L engine VIN: 2FMZA51625
Van will warm up to 240+ degrees idling in the shop or driving in subzero conditions. Registers as hot on gauge and in scan tool data, and the heater gets burn-your-hand-hot also. Yes-- the heater works great. Radiator stays cold, upper hose stays cold. Seemed...
1968 Mercury cougar 289CID No Start
We have rebuilt the 289 in this car and are converting this engine to hei style distributer. We have no spark when installed even with jumper wire for ground. But will bench test fine every time.
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM50U72
This is my wife`s personal car. It has a problem that is driving us crazy. Sometimes car will be ok for a month or more. Then it acts up. First, sometimes at a stop light the low fuel and abs light will come on then go off. The speedo needle will flutter also....

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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L instrument panel VIN: 1FDWE40F1X
Checked the plug bent the prongs and pluged in again and now it seems to be ok. Thanks for the help
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Well they have finally fixed this one, found corroded wires under seat leading to underneath of vehicle. There were four pins rotted right off. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0176, P0460, P1451.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L emissions rejection VIN: 1FMYU60E31
the readiness monitors had finally reset thanks for help
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF21L93
I believe this one is fixed.I smoked this again this morning when it was cold.No leaks.Test drove after and found to be restricted at wot.O2s dove right down to nothing.My fault, I didn't check the basics.Clogged fuel filter.At Idle, fuel pressure was prefect.... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM82W4X
Thank you so much to all that have replied. Kent hit this one on the head. The cam follower was completely out of place. The customer swears he didnt do anything to overrev the engine. We reinstalled the follower and back in business. Thanks again to all.
2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNHM86S45
Thanks for the fast responses,this vehicle has an electronic throttle control that controls idle,no iac valve,after cleaning the etc angle was 8% which was to low,we made several attemps with koeo idle to wot and the etc reset itself to 12% and the vehicle sta...
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