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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTWW33F21
i have a 2001 ford f 350 super duty drive 2 miles down the road and dies put in new bcm,cam sencor,exaust pres switch drive 2 miles down the road dies and computer seas cam pos sencor again and this is a new cps towed it in then got to the shop and started rig... Trouble codes: P1865 (p1876-), P1876 (b1483-), B1483 (b1352-), B1352 (b1203-), B1203
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L belt VIN: 1FAFP53U31
the belt keeps walking off on the inside,over a two week period it ruins the belt
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTRW08683
This is a truck that we sold, and now has spent more time back at our shop than in the customers driveway. First coolant cycle of the day, the vehicle's temp will go up to aprox 250 degrees, then drop back down to 190 and stay there until it cools off. PCM run...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L blower fan/ ac engagement VIN: 1FTSX20J86
This rig blows the 15 amp fuse #24 in the under dash fuse block which makes a/c and blower fan inoperative as well as the Tow/Haul selector which is off the same circuit. Fuse may or may not blow instantly- it can stay good for a few hours and then blow consis...
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L alternator VIN: 1MEFM66LXX
vehicle was brought into the shop from another that had replaced the alt. and still isnt charging. i saw a bunch of hits on this but i cant find an anwser on which wire on the regulator is the field wire, and i dont want to waste my time chasing my tail any su...

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1984 Ford Tempo GLX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FABP23R8E
thanks for all the useful info. After several more tests I did as several suggested and tried another known good ICM and got spark. After that is was just a matter of getting the timing right and it ran great. In all I replaced the distributor because the ICM...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34F8Y
The short side of things ... is that: The RPM signal must be there. The CMS that had been quessed at and installed at Paul's Shop was a dud. The engine wiring harnass - was damaged by the previous engine installers. There had been first 1 engine installed O...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U02
I suspected a mechanical issue from the start (heavily leaning toward head/gasket failure by basic symptoms. I guess that not seeing any coolant in cylinder on several attempts and no coolant loss over history of this vehicle in my shop, I couldnt hang my hat ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2 cyl.), P0316 (Misfire on start up).
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP34322
Thanks to all who responded. Most wanted to know the pressures (45/230) and most suggested all the usual suspects - cooling fan, blend door problems, low charge, high charge, wrong orifice, etc, etc. Rest assured we have covered all of the above and more. We s...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Hydraulics VIN: E1234ZA567
Thanks for all the replies. It turned out to be a bad primary piston seal in the master. Replaced the master and it bled out fine. The old master appeared to have decent pressure at the ports, but it was deceiving. Thanks all.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L lacks power VIN: 1FTWW33PX3
Guys i think you all so much well this one finally gone i guess the whole story is was to long but i would like to think eric, charles and henry who i beleive to be very sharp dsl tech, if your in need or a job drop me a line.. lol anyways this truck had a chi... Trouble codes: P2263 (back Pressure code).
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L cam phazer VIN: 1FMPU16515
Fixed with new oil pump. We replaced timing chains, tensioners, and vct cam phazers and changed oil and still had rough running @ times @ hot idle. Replaced timing chains and tensioners because rt side was loose and had shiny wear marks on the back side links....
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Air Bag VIN: 1LNHM87A02
thank you for all the replies,the fix was just as you have said the air bag connector under the front seat had the wires cut, used car dealer had just purchased this car from a auction the wires were cut at the plug. there are some very good techs on here , a...
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