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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A3V
Complaint on Ranger was rough idle and blowing black smoke. Found codes P1121, P0138, P0756, P0761, P0733 (3rd gear ratio) Vehicle has very low mileage and mostly sits. They had recently replaced battery before this started. Cleared codes, road tested and P112... Trouble codes: P1121 (TPS/MAF dont agree), P1132 (front O2 rich), P0138 (Front O2 heater circuit), P0141 (rear O2 heater circuit), P0756 (A.T. sol. B problem), P0761 (A.T. sol. B problem)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L hoses VIN: 2FMZA5148W
Ok, steering and Ford Guru's. This van originally came in with a return line blow out from the original "hyraulic crimp" type fitting, ok we said, lets replace the hose and flush the system. No Ford hose available (discontinued), after market hose not availabl...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 1FTZX18W8W
Thanks to all the help and suggestions in advance. I have this 98 Ford F150 that came in with the MIL on and found code P1120 checked tps out and it was cutting out. Replaced the sensor with a Motorcraft sensor and still idles high. I can go in to the idle air... Trouble codes: P1120 (TP Sensor Out of Range Low)
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L odometer VIN: 2FTRX18W3X
Check engine lamp on all of the time and LCD display of odometer goes out.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Water pump bypass tube VIN: 2FMDA5343Y
Hello fellow techs. I have a problem with this vehicle that I can't figure out. I searched the fix database and did not find anything. I replaced the water pump bypass tube, that runs from the water pump across the top of the lower intake and mounts into the l...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L oil leak VIN: 1FMFU18L93
hi all i have a strange one here. i have a 03 expedition that came in for a oil leak. after further inspection i had noticed that oil is pooling under the intake. i removed the intake to inspect the common head gasket leak and the findings were inconclusive. a...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50433
Hellow every body. I need your very vital help in this one. It is a Ford windstar that keeps setting c.e. light with lean codes: p0171 and p0174= lean condition on both banks. We have done whatever necessary to pintpoint the source or cause of lean codes; but ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14584
Hello all, i have a 04 f-150 3valve trying to get spark plugs out. Ford has special tools for this and procedure which we have followed but have only been able to get 4 out.If you have ever done the three valves you know what iam talking about so i wont go thr...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21P64
Hi guys. 2004 F250 came in with complaint of low oil pressure on gauge at idle, and extended cranking to start. Reviewing the IATN fix database and testing engine oil pressure and watching little or no ICP on cranking, I determined the HP pump oil plug had pos... Trouble codes: P0272 (4 cylinder contribution or balance fault), P2291 (ICP TOO LOW ENGINE CRANKING went away with new pump)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L abs VIN: 1FTSW21P65
Truck came in with codes C1175&C1236 set.Replaced rear speed sensor and connector,c1236 reset.Pulled rear diff cover and checked exciter ring-looks ok.Checked wiring between sensor and abs module-good.Hooked up lab scope at module connector and have good wavef...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12556
Had P0020, p0345, p0349.Found poor connection at the PCM connector. Fixed P0020. MODIS saying no fault with cam pos. sensors , both test at 348-351 ohm, within spec. Yet the mil comes on every time for p0345 and p0349? Ive heard of a TSB for a generator test w... Trouble codes: P0345, P0349

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2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FMSU45PX3
Thank You all for the help. We spent alot of time on this vehicle. We found the camshaft sensor wasnt completely plugged in. We also found that we had low cranking ICP caused by a bad HPOP, not a leak. While we had the truck apart, we also cleaned the variable... Trouble codes: U0105 (loss of communication with ficm), P2617 (crankshaft position output circuit).
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag VIN: 2FAFP71W53
Hey guys Thanks for the input. Special thanks to Tom for suggesting moving the seat while watching the meter. I never did see any change in the resistance pn the meter or through the scan tool. The state police brought a parts car so we swapped out the harness...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45P54
hey guys, finally got scanner back and icp pressure was 380. not enough. we checked fittings on high pressure pump and they were ok. replaced high p[ressure pump and fittings.( not an easy job) but vehicle started up and is running fine. THANKS FOR ALL THE HE...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Alternator VIN: 1FTPX12584
Thanks everyone so much for the replies. The correct fix for this vehicle was to install MOT GL974M . Pulling the buyers guide on this puts this Alternator as a replacement for 2006-2008 F150's . Mine is a 12/2003 truck. Don't have an answer as why this part n...
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