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1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26H7S
This vehicle was pulled to shop with a no start. Checked for the basics and found no fuel pressure. Pulled codes and found code542 which has to do with the fuel pump curcuit. Much testing and found that the PCM is not creating a ground to supply the fuel pump ... Trouble codes: 542 (Fuel pump open eca to ground)
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDMF7210S
I have this 95 f 700 truck with a 429 .Truck was towed in for no start no spark. It has good injector pulse and fuel pressure. we install a new ignition module just to rule that out and still no spark. Checked power to the coil and it has 12v power to both sid...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L wipers VIN: 1FTZR15X7W
Front Wipers are intermittently inoperative on this Ranger. GEM module shows switch is sending it a signal but it is not turning on wiper relay. Pid for switch shows on and pid for relay shows off when wipers are inop. Both show on when they’re working. Gettin...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V6X
Vehicle has somewhat of a rough idle, almost as if a cyl. was down. It has a new cmp sensor and #1 o2 sensor. But after every test drive it throws a po135 and p1309. All tedst performed checked out good. I was seeing if anyone else has seen this problem before... Trouble codes: P0135, P1309 (misfire montior fault)
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Power steering VIN: 1FAFP55267
I replaced the rack in this Taurus along with the pump and pressure hose. I am having difficulty bleeding the system. AllDAta calls for an application of vacuum while the vehicle idles. I tried this but cannot get a tight enough seal on the pump. Is there anot...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRF18L7Y
i have this problem truck which will start and run normal until you put it in gear as soon as you try to accelerate it, it will sputter out and bog down and die if you remain on the accelerator it will rev up slightly in park or neutral but has no power, the e... Trouble codes: P1747 (p1406-), P1406 (testing and results)
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1FDXW46P74
6.0L diesel here, in an F450. About 2000 miles ago it came in on a hook. Customer stated it started running bad going up a slight overpass...when he lifted off the accel it died and coasted to the shoulder. An attempt at cranking revealed it was hydraulic lock...
2005 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1FAFP36N05
This Focus has a B1932 code for drivers side air bag. Before clearing code, drivers air bag resistance (loop) was between 6 and 9 ohms - could make it vary by moving column tilt/telescope. Cleared code and checked all circuits involved, will not duplicate code...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L converter code VIN: 1ZWHT61L3X
hi, ive got this cougar here tha feels like it has 3rd gear starts but only for a breif moment it has a 1744 converter clutch code along with po731,p[o732 and p0734 the car shifts fine other wise line preasure is fine .it only does it hot the fluid isnt great ...

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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5348X
An overwhelming number of you told me to do the intake whether I see smoke or not. Unfortunately the customer did not want to do this. Thanks for the help though. Now i know. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1).
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Coolant tube VIN: 1FTZX17271
Job went well, thanks for yuor help. I removed the intake as suggested. You could replace the tube with just the removal of upper intake and fuel rail,but I feel it would take twice the time. I did use R&R + .5H and did very well on time, and total cost was st...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03191
hello everyone and thank you for the help. our tech found the problem by going back and tracing wire colors to each individual coil from a wire schematic. the (freind) or shop who worked on this thing did not reconnect the front bank ignition coil primary harn... Trouble codes: P1151 (upstream bank one o2 lean), P0171 (bank one lean), P0174 (bank two lean), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire).
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRX14W14
I thank all of you for replying and providing valuble hints. Turns out Jason was on the right track with this one. His description of how the hubs were unlocked was the key. I put it in 4hi when the noise appeared and it was magically gone. When I got ba...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Tach/Speedo/Etc VIN: 1LNHM97V5Y
Turns out that this fix is likely to be a one time wonder. The customer had tried to fix it himself before he brought the car into us for service and had removed what initial checks would indicate an unrelated fuse. We did our initial checks to check if the ...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM50U72
Thanks for all of the replies. 2 of them said to check the fuse box where the body control module mounts for corroded pins. I pulled mine apart, but could not see any corrosion. Swapped out the assy. with one from a parts car and will wait to see if the proble...
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