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1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L No Start
Well this is a weird one!! customer called me saying that sometimes the van won't start, so i asked him to see if the c e l was still on while he was trying to start it, he said it was still on, and i thought, easy!! just a bad ckp sensor, so i ordered one and...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L failed emmisions VIN: 1FTHF25H2T
a problem ford here. I installed an o2 sensor due to no switching. It failed nj state test (idle test) for emmisions. What I see is after 15-20 seconds, it goes into open loop and the o2 stays at around 800mv. once you touch the trottle, it jumps to closed and...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L fuses VIN: 1FTYR14X5W
got a real sweet one here. Fuse #24 7.5amp in the ip fuse block keeps blowing intermittently. it happens about every 3 weeks. when it blows there is no crank. starter draw is 92 amps. when the truck came in testerday i did an amp draw test on the fuse. the cir...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Stall, Erratic F Pump relay VIN: 1FAFP6633W
Intermittant stalling associated with erratic Fuel pump relay activity. Sounds like Morse code. Tried swapping out FP relay and PCM relay during failure with no improvement. Normally with KOEO, fuel pump will only run appx 1 second when key is turned on, unles... Trouble codes: P0500 (VSS historical code data readings normal when driving etc), P0231 (fuel pump secondary circut failure), P1703 (Brake pedal position switch input failure)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNX21LXY
Why would the PCM command the TPS to open the throttle to 2500 rpms at idle. Unplug the TPS, idle is perfect. Keep the TPS plugged in and unbolt it from the throttle body, idle is perfect. The PCV hose is not leaking. Cannot locate any vaccum leaks,propane all...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L vibration VIN: 2FMZA51433
This vehicle exhibits a viration that begins at 55mph and intensifies as speed increases,it can be felt most strongly in the floor and seats. It does not vibrate on the lift with no load. Tires were rotated and balanced and swapped with 4 known good tires, no ...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L converter VIN: 1FMZU72K94
hi guys,i really got one biting me,its an 04 exploder with the 5r55s trans,the vehicle originally came in with the od light flashing,code p1744-tcc system perf stuck.with my past experience with this trans i immediatly changed the solenoid assembly as this has...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L remote start VIN: 1FTPX14594
Round 2 with this F150 remote start. All other functions of keyless entry and theft deterrent system seem to operate normally. Theft light @ dash upper left flashes repeatedly when trying to activate remote start. Here's the sequence of events: Arm vehicle/one...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L fuel, temp. , speedo VIN: 1FAHP34384
hi guys ...have this focus which the gauges intermintally stop working. all three temp., speedo, and fuel. i read some of the past tech. problems on this sight but have found no mold or shorted wires.any help would be great . thanks to all...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L connecting rod VIN: 1FTWW31P45
This vehicle had an engine failure, and a remanufactured engine installed at our facility (prior to my employment here). I am not that up to speed on diesels, what little diesel experience I've had has been with VW and Mercedes, and that was back in the day. T...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21P44
hi ford techs,need an hepling hand.this ford came in with a no start came from another repair had now battery so i did not get any dtc.install batteries and it crank but no start.still no dtc.check koeo and still no dtc.did the basic and f...
2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate 4.6L steering VIN: 1LNHM83W44
looking for some help. the vehicle came in with stiif steering. inthe parking lot it has alittle assist. when you go for a drive it gets really stiff. new ford steering rack and v.a.m.p solenoid and aftermaket pump. double check pump has lots of pressure. no c...

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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L #5 injector
thanks a lot members.i replaced all wire harness from the valve cover down.i rechecked the wiring from the driver module to the valve cover, it was good.the customer has had it for 5 days and all is good.the harness under the v.c. snd the gasket all looked goo...
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF17261
The intake gaskets were replaced, however not the isolator bolts. Smoking cold and hot did not indicate a leak so I decided to change the bolts and this solved the problem. Thanks to all who helped. Adam Trouble codes: 172 (lean), 174 (lean).
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP36302
Thanks to all who replied so quickly, especially Jay from N.H., he hit the nail right on the head. Disconnected EGR vacuum line from valve, plugged it and test drove, could no longer duplicate concern, plugged it back in and it acted up right away so I replac...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L window regulator VIN: 1LWLM81W5V
well guys, thanks for your inputs. I checked and rechecked everything and I could'nt see where the problem might be. I think I'll install a camera on this car to see what the customer does wrong. Both windows work so good now I'll just have to wait and see. Th...
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