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2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L ABS light VIN: 1FAFP42X8Y
ABS light is intermittent, comes on for a few minutes at a time. No signs of brake problems, ABS operates normally. All pads & rotors good. No ABS codes. Scan data shows right front wheel speed sensor reporting faster speeds than other wheels. The faster the v...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP4048Y
Hello techs, this ones crazy, this vehicle keeps killing computers. right now car cranks but does not start. i have no communication with ECU only, i can comm with all other modules just fine. i have a code U1262 (SCP data fault for J1850 bus) in the PATS modu... Trouble codes: U1262 (SCP data fault for J1850 bus)
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U53
When sitting stationary, and holding throttle to 1500 rpm when returned to idle engine shakes & sets missfire code P0301, P0300 engine drives normal no dtc except when throttle is held open and then snapped shut. Trouble codes: P0301, P0316, P0306
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L OIl Pressure VIN: 1FTPW14574
Customer reported sudden loss of oil pressure at hwy speed. Have spoke to local dealer and was told that the cam phazers can cause this condition. Have pulled front cover. Right upper timing chain guide broken, excessive wear to front cover from contact with t...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality
Can anyone post a known good IAC motor waveform under the Ford section. 5.4 3v Haven't been able to find a waveform example to compare to on this particular engine.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L engone VIN: 1FT5X21Y05
customer stated that truck ran great,quiet with no engine noise, started up and took off cold,got two miles and quit running,would not restart,had towed to shop where we found engine locked up. coolant full and not smell like been hot oil full/ appeares to hav...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L oil leak rear of eng VIN: 1FTPW14516
small leak comes down at rear. gives impression of rear seal, but looking up, it does not sling it off of it. maybe around od of seal, or a retainer. we are going to pull trans tommarro. did not find anything in arcive.
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSS34P46
thanks for reading my post. we do not usually diagnose diesels but we have this van, it runs fine except when trying to restart after it is warm it will crank over and will not start. we removed the plug from the high pressure oil pump and applied shop air. we... Trouble codes: P2291 (injector control pressure too low eng. cranking)
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTPX14V06
When the key is turned on the needle moves but further towards the E side down below it as if voltage was applied backwards. Everthing is new, wires to cluster ohm out.I do not get 10 volts to circuit 705,fuse 24 is good but ohm tests indicate that wire is goo...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Starting VIN: 5LMFU28R44
Hi; 04 Navigator. Customer(Young kid in the Navy) was hooking up amp and sub-woofers in the back. Had his power wire hooked up and no ground. He said he then provided a chassis ground to the boom box and ran into problems. Now the vehicle will not crank. Ca...
2004 Other Ford CE BUS CID MIL Lamp on, Idle throttle only VIN: 4DRBRABP64
Hello, we have two IHC ce school buses With the T444E engine, during what apears to be the coldest temps in our region they set mil light and drop the throttle to idle only, after driver pulls over and shuts off engine and restarts he can then proceed, however... Trouble codes: 133 (APS signal in range fault), 134 (APS and IVS disagree), 135 (Idle validation switch circuit fault)

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1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14YOS
thanks for the replies however i had already checked all these things and was pretty much at the end of my rope so i stepped back for a while and analyzed the situation in between answering phones and waiting on customers.i finally stayed late on wednesday nig...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP13PXW
thanks for all the replies folks, most of you said it was the flex plate so we pulled the trans and sure enough the center where the bolt holes are was broken completely out, have a new flex plate ordered. thanks again for your help
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZU63E7Y
Thanks for the many replies. Finally set a lean code and as most replied, intake gaskets fixed it.Appreciate the help very much. [...] Auto
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S61
I still have not found the problem with the misfire in this vehicle, but I have an idea that the problem may be on the companion cylinder to number 5. I have not had the time to get back into the system to find out. When I do, I will update this summary. Trouble codes: P0305 (cyl. 5 misfire).
2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt 4.6L valve VIN: 1FAFP42XX1
thanks to antonio from louisiana and tim in south carolina for their input as to having had the lifters fix their problems before. gary from north carolina has fixed a similar problem by replacing the heads. the noise really sounded like a lifter noise but w...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L as mentioned VIN: 12390RTY67
Harold , Steve , Brian and Mike. Thank you so much!!! I went to the customers home - 1 hour away in typical traffic but at 8 am rush hour - YIKES. I just immediately separated the two halves and found the chaffing. Replaced 3 blown fuses - one of which you all...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51685
Found the problem.Jami was right water in the PCM connector,we have been getting lots of rain.Water leaks down the corner of the firewall right on top of the PCM connector sealed the cover for PCM with clear RTV and preformed TSB 06-14-10.Thanks for all of the... Trouble codes: P1270.
2007 Ford E-250 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24W07
Finaly got the right part #8C2Z 9L291 A $159.38 list. It's part of a tube assembly that has evap tube, fuel & brake lines that run along the frame, over 10 ft. in all. So if any of you guys need those parts let me know. Ford really had their head stuck up thei... Trouble codes: P0453 (History pending code Evaporative emmision system pressure sensor/switch high input).
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L level ride VIN: 5LMPU28L9W
Thanks to all that replied. The fix for this one was to replace the front shocks. I posted the same question that I posted here to a website that I found called www.bagmasterair.com/, they have a technical forum and were very helpful. They also sell parts. The...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1F12FGTR45
hi guys than you for all the help ,we remove the valave spring keys and checked the spring manualy and found the valave spring broken replaced them with new ones all ws good
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
The vehicle was taken on a 40 mile road test/parts run and performed flawlessly. It has since been returned to the customer and he has has no problems. Replacing the #5COP unit took care of all the issues. Thanks to Paul from Maryland, Jimmy from California... Trouble codes: U1009 (Invalid/missing engine torque data), U1027 (Invalid/missing engine revolutions per minute data), P1720 (Engine rpm or vehicle speed limit reached), P1285 (Cylinder head over temperature sensed), P1299 (Engine over temperature condition reached).
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