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1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A2K
Hi Guys, I've got another little problem. We have a little 89 Ranger that will not start and we are training a new tech. We went over the basics, fuel pressure, spark, etc. I was showing him how to test the crank sensor but have lost most of the information c...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1FT12AB75Y
I have a 2000 F150 here that has a delay 2-3 shift. We flushed the system about 20,000 miles ago and the owner said it helped. It does not bang or slip once it has shifted just in between there is a delay. Just wondering what the best route is. truck has 172,0...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSS34F7Y
van came in running but 3 injectors on drivers side not working replaced all 8 injectors now van will not start if you add starting fluid van starts up then dies it seems as if its not getting fuel but fuel pump is presurising the systm
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L camshaft VIN: 1FMZU77E41
hi techs : this vehicle came to our shop with the timing chains very noisy,when we pull down the vehicle i found out that the cassettes were broken ,the cam follower was damage and one lifter was also damage,i have change all these parts and have reasemble th...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU72E82
Need some help Ford tech's. 2002 Ford Explorer has a rough idle only in park. When driving the truck it is running fine. There are not any faults or any pending codes in the computer. Has any one had this problem before? Any help I can get would be really help...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Runs fine VIN: 1FTNHW21F7
This powerstroke came in three weeks ago for fuel in the coolant. Pressure tested cooling system. Left bank leakdown. Pulled #8 and #6 injectors. Cracked injector sleeve #6. Replaced injector and cup. No leakdown. Flushed cooling system. A week later the vehic...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L battery light on VIN: 1FAFP36362
Hello everyone. I really need help quick. Customer come in for batter light on sometimes. We check battery voltage and alternator voltage ok. We inform customer alternator may be not charging sometimes. So we decided to replaced new alternator and new battery....
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP55S64
Need HELP!!!I have a 2004 Taurus running very rich. Fuel trim on both banks max out, o2 sensors go up to 990mv fuel pressure is within spec. Engine idles smooth to be running so rich.I do not have a gas anylizer to check tail pipe emissions.This is a Calf. emi... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich), P0175 (bank 2 rich), P2196 (bank 1 no switch), P2198 (bank 2 no switch)
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMPU16W54
Hello ford techs think I know the answer just want a sec oppinion. No start no fuel no power at inertia switch. Relay not in CJB in kick pannel I think it is part of CJB. No fuse in #9 cavity for relay replaced still nothing. I find that weird but moving on. W... Trouble codes: P0231, P0172, P0175
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L high pressure
First of all this is a International DT466e not a ford I couldn't find or pick international. It came in for what the customer called no power, we found an inactive code 333 pressure above/below desired. We road tested and found code to become active and ipr ...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L fuel gauge VIN: 2FAHP71W36
i have a police car in my shop that has a eratic fuel gauge it goes from full to empty, then the low fuel light comes on. it has had two oem fuel sending units replaced. if we ground the pink and ornge wire, the fuel gauge works but then the mil light comes on...
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: 1FTPF12545
truck came in on tow truck, tried to start it has a raw fuel smell doesnt race up. with misfire codes in it I checked for spark, has that, noid light flashes so I pull plugs on bank one, fuel soaked so I lift injector rail #s 2-3 running fuel #s 1-4 drip. repl... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF37P36
When this truck came into the shop it would hardly pull itself it was running so rough. Was doing an intial inspection and noticed that it had not been serviced in 14000 miles. So we changed oil and all the filters. Also checked and cleared the codes. It seeme... Trouble codes: P0263 (Cylinder 1 Contribution), P0266 (Cylinder 2 Contribution), P0269 (Cylinder 3 Contribution), P0275 (Cylinder 5 Contribution), P0278 (Cylinder 6 Contribution), P2284 (ICP Senser Circuit Range/Performance)
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56U56
Need to know of a simple way to time these syncronizers? Did not want to have to purchase tool. Thanks Nate Trouble codes: P0340, P0300
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L koeo self test VIN: 5LMEU88HO3
Hi everyone the ABS and Red brake light come on in the dash but I have a problen running the KOEO self-test With the snap-on modus and solus pro the test aborts and I get "Return Code 34(0X22) #7 (Enter Test) (Ford (ABS W/WO TC Only) KOEO)". I can read data an...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1LNHM86543
We recieved this car from another shop after 2 transmission replacements with used units. We replaced the solenoid pack with aftermarket but lost reverse afterwards. Factory part was on backorder. I spoke with orginal tech who stated the car was shifting hard ...
2005 Lincoln LS Appearance 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A85
All basic and scanned test's performed and have trouble with engine dies on left hand turns only and will not restart, no fuel pressure or injector pulse when trouble happens. Answer probably staring me in the face but catnt find trouble and need so help. Repa...
1991 Mercury Capri XR2 1.6L No Start VIN: 6MPCT0360M
Thanks for taking time to look over my post. Trying to get some information on this car. Car came in crank no start. Car had no spark from coil, or injector pulse. Found No power to injectors or distributor. Found Broke power supply wire to main relay. Now we ...

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1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Blend door VIN: 1FMYU24E2W
Got 4 excellent replies on this one. Dave & Eric both supplied the estimated time on doing the project the Ford way with the new plenum & door [possibly up to 11.2 hours] and Terry and Robert both mentioned the Dorman repair kit [902-202] which has a door and ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L charging with warning ind. on VIN: 2FMZA5341X
The red wire, circuit #45 had a loose connection at the PCM. when i did resistance checks on it it would say .2 - .3 ohms. and than i did another one later and it said 30M ohms. i ran a jumper wire with a T-pin into the back side of the connector at the pcm to...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTPX28L8X
I received some very good info on this truck. I have not heard back from the customer so I have not had any chance to look at it again. Several mentioned the Baro. which was at 159 which is normal for our altitude! 4,000ft. We do not have a smoke machine. ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1).
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTRW08L82
Thanks for all of your help. We looked at the converter and found that the converter was not stalling the truck. The truck was able to stall if you let it get warm sitting in the shop not moving. We also replaced the RFI capacitors on both banks for the coils,... Trouble codes: P0340 (Loss of CMP Signal).
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L valve train VIN: 1FTRX17L62
Finally got a chance to look at this engine after a family emergency kept me away. The vehicle was bought for repair and personal use and I am in no rush. Replaced rocker and lifter with new and checked for oil pressure. No oil feed up to valves. Question now ...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF56P94
Thanks for all the present input. Here is where i stand on the repair. I removed the turbo and replaced the injection pressure regulator in the left rear corner as well as the injection pressure sensor from the same location. Engine still does not fire up. I k... Trouble codes: P006A (MAP mass or volume air flow), P0401, P132B (Turbocharger Boost), P1378 (Supply voltage circuit), P2290 (injection control pressure too low), P2617 (crank sensor circuit).
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU93185
Thanx for the input. It is always appreciated. I installed a couple of upstream o2 sensors and the vehicle seems to be ok now. Customer has been driving it for a couple of days now and had no problem. Trouble codes: P2197.
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWPW1457
Cleaning the intake IMRC was no help. The mechanical operations of the valves was bad and beyond cleaning. We insatlled a used low milage complete intake and now have good consistant operation of the IMRC system. Thanks to all Trouble codes: P2002 (imrs stuck open).
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L won't accelerate VIN: 1FTWW31R28
BRAD [...] WAS CORRECT. I REPLACED THE EGRTA SENSOR CLEARED CODES ABD TRUCK IS FIXED...THANK YOU ALL FOR THE HELP Trouble codes: P040D (egr temp sensor a high), P127A (test aborted low fuel pressure).
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