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1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C4W
help good running truck. customer came in mil on code po401. should have been easy replace dpfe sensor. light off for 1 day. came back and we found a broken wire at vacum solonoid and that solonoid did't work. replace both and my fault for not listening to tec... Trouble codes: P0401
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXX47P43
Need to change icp sensor checked alldata to find out how to get at it and I'm thinking there is a better way.Can anyone tell me the best way to change this sensor. Any help appreciated.Thanks. Jim [...] Trouble codes: P2285
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L egr cooler VIN: 1FTSW21P75
egr cooler is leaking. not sure about head gaskets .could large amount of coolant in oil pan come from the egr cooler. oil was contaminated with coolant when truck came to shop. coolant in bottom of pan came from test of egr
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P5E
hey guy i need some help with this f-250 s.d, customer came home shot vehicle few hours later came back wont start, customer installed new fuel filter and then towed to shop. scan vehicle found lost of codes, clear all code and all of this came back p0261, 264... Trouble codes: P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P0273, P0276
1981 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L stalls idles bad VIN: 1MRBP95F8B
Hello everyone and thanks for the help with this EEC 3 nightmare. I have this 5.0 TBI engine in for stalling at stops and very hard to keep running. I found that it stalled at every stop and would not idle unless you revved it up to 1500 or higher, would just ...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L No Start VIN: 1M3LM5040R
This car is becomeing a headache, When it is acting up there is no injector pulse and I'm having trouble getting any data from ecm,And once you turn the ignition switch on if you hear the fans running and the fuel pump running I know its not going to start, So...

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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L vct VIN: 1FAFP6632X
we set the cam and crank timing three times to make sure all was good but what I did do is while the engine was running I pulled the plug wires off one at a time at about 2000 rpm I believe that by doing this procedure allowed enough advance and retard to blee...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1135X
sorry for the delay in closing this-the car only just returned.The fix for this was a new vss.As most of you explained- 2 wires mean a signal generator,3 wires is a hall effect.My repair data has a void in regards to the vss on this model and I wasn't sure if ... Trouble codes: P0500.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWW36F1Y
Self doubt can be a time killer. I replaced the injectors and still had soft injectors buzz on 6 cylinder when cold. All but 1 fine after hot. Swapped soft injectors with load and problem followed injectors. Ordered a new set from Ford and problem solved. Than...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU72E82
Thanks for all the great replies. The last thing we did was replcae the Crank shaft pulley. After replacing the crank shaft pulley we let the client take tyhe car and drive it. the car came back on 9/21 and the client was happy to say that the problem was n...
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45E64
Thanks to those who responded. After giving the vehicle a check over we decided to condemn the O2 sensor. The customer, however, declined the repair stating the MIL light only came on occasionally. Perhaps we'll get another shot at it in the future, and I can ... Trouble codes: P1595, P2270.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTSW21P25
Sorry for the delay in closing, this has been a back-burner job as well as a puzzle for me. The replies were very helpful up to this point. The main problem suggested from the replies was a high pressure oil leak. I made an adapter that would screw in the sens...
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L hydraulic VIN: 5LMFU28R52
Thanks for all of the help. Everything we did pointed to the ABS pump. Customer finally decided to put one in and sure enough that took care of the problem. No signs of leaking from the pump once we got it out but the car is fixed and the customer is happy. Th...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L unknown VIN: 2MEFM75W0Y
Well as many of you indicated there was a leaky frost plug on the left cylinder head. I tore it down and replaced all 4 front frost plugs. After talking with the boss's wife it sounded like she shut it down as soon as the dinger for overheating went off, so se...
2002 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Clutch VIN: 1ZWHT61L02
A special thanks to Carl & Jerry for your help with this one. The Cougar is fixed! The flywheel was part of the problem, the master was also part of the problem. We ordered a new flywheel from Ford and measured the distance from the clutch disc surface to the ...
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