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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L valve body VIN: 1FTEX14N6P
cust brought in for harsh shifting. replaced sol. pack and seperator plate gaskets, all check balls in correct location. still harsh shifting. checked codes, found park position switch codes. watched on modis and found the switch was not working, it didnt know...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L cylinders VIN: 1FAPP15J8P
Hi, all. A few months ago, this '93 ford escort came in with cracked cylinder head. Got a used head and had the machine shop check it out and put new stem seals on the valves and serviced the head. Last month it came in and the complaint was when it sits for ...
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1F1HX26F2T
Customer came in complaining of a Start and Stall issue that has developed over the past week or two, and gotten progressively worse. It does not matter if the engine is hot or cold, in fact it seems worse when the engine is shut down and immediately restarted...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFMFU18L6V
truck will flash cel light, theft light, fuel pump relay, and temp gauge will all flash together. sound like relay is constantly on and off. also have no communication with scanner, tried two different types. truck runs poor, and terrible when flashing occurs....
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20F8X
hi all. this deisel was a no start, no fuel pump. after testing the pcm was not grounding the fuel pump relay. replaced pcm with a reman, worked for one key cycle and now the same thing. my question is **is there anything that will keep the pcm from grounding ...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L steering wheel VIN: 2FAFP74W7X
hey all,the crown vic is driving me belongs to a used car lot.complaint is steering wheel turns more right than left.inspected vehicle centered gear and steering wheel is upside down, tie rods have been adjusted to center wheel upright ,took pitman arm...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X9X
vehilce is a california emmision vehicle per vin. no egr, dpfe, or egr solenoid found in system.also has: p1715 mechanical failure of solenoid a detected. p1717 mechanical failure of solenoid d detected. Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2), P0402 (egr flow excessive flow detected), P0420 (catalyst system efficency below threshold bank 1), P0443 (evap control system canister purge valve circuit malfunction), P0453 (ftp sensor circuit high voltage detected), P1356 (testing and results)
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L5X
put your thinking caps on! its a trouble-free vehicle since new until a week ago when it died at a stoplite, would crank but no start. towed into shop. pcm 30amp fuse to the left of the steering column was blown. replaced fuse and it started, only now with a p... Trouble codes: P0305
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Low power VIN: 1FTNX21P43
Hey folks. need some help. This vehicle came in and the two complaints were low power and also blows the hose off the hot side of the intercooler. (the low power is when hose is on)very low of course when hose off. I drove this vehicle once and did get the hos...
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L alternator VIN: 1FAFP38Z44
Vehicle originaly came in with smoking alternator according to customer. I isolated battery, charged it and found dead short when attempting to install cable. Remove batt. cable from alt., short went away. Installed reman alt., no short, charging was good. Ran...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L engine ,transmission VIN: 1FMDU73W74
we overhauled transmission. vehicle also had rear end noise but customer declined repair at that time. a week later he returned with a transfer case problem that we repaired gratis. the rear diff was making more noise and we convinced him this time to let us r...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNW21P94
Howdy again! My first 6.0 great, just great,,, There wasnt enough room in the code list so here is a run down p0261, 0264, 0267, 0270, 0273, 0276, 0278, 0279, 0282, 0266, 0528, 0611. I checked it out and on wide open throttle the FICM line votlage would drop t... Trouble codes: P0261 (inj1 circuit low), P0264 (inj2 circuit low), P0267 (inj3 circuit low), P0270 (inj4 circuit low), P0273 (inj5 circuit low), P0276 (inj6 circuit low)
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71W16
this is are fire marshalls car and when the tempature is cold out it wont start right away. vehicle will crank for a long period and then fire up. got the car to act up once and has been fine since. when it wouldnt start i dont belive the fuel pump was running...
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYC931X6
vehicle was hit hard in frt end, used motor installed, under load i get and poping back through intake to air box, at idle if i just slightly turn the wheel i can get noise to happen all the time, any load, cooling fans, ac compressor, accel-flat idle no noise... Trouble codes: P0304
1990 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Starting VIN: 2MEPM36X8L
Hello tech's, this car sometime's start's perfect and other times it only start's when we hold the key switch over and disconnect the starter wire on the solenoid it will stay running.When it start's the only way it stay's running is if i disconnect the s wire...

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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L 4x4 VIN: 1FTDX18WOV
Thanks to all who replied. Very good responses.Turned out to be a defective gem that i installed back in april. If you get one of these that wont light the dash 4x4 light and the switch is ok suspect the gem. Thanks again . Dave.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F8Y
Thanks to everyone for the helpful information, as usual Charles was just about dead on, the pcm did have a power chip inserted in the back and was under some duct tape. The driver side UVC harness was open on the driver circuit on all but one. I think that wi... Trouble codes: P0603.
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Sensor VIN: 1FAFP33P92
the sensor is located on the underside of the top "rail" of the core support.right of center about 1 1/2".
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU74E92
Well, first and formost I would like to thank all of you for taking the time from your busy lives to help others solve problems. Time is the most valuable of all measureable things, one thing we all have the same of, and you can never get more, so thank you v... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21P93
well thank you very much for your feedback it was very useful and helped solve the issue. here are some of the thing we tried that didn't fix the truck. tried a different fuel module in frame rail, a known good FICM, plugged in the block heater, used started... Trouble codes: P2290 (icp low).
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FTRX18W73
thanks we removed left valve cover started engine it was nice and quite could not see ehere anything was out of place or rubbing reinstalled valve cover made sure it was centered engine is nice & quite thanks again
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L ipc VIN: 1FMZU73K53
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21P53
Yea! finally got this one to go. Thanks to all who took the time to help. You all had great suggestions and I went with a few. I did change the injector seals while we were there. I could not get this to hiss thru the valve covers, but I did get just a faint b... Trouble codes: P2614 (cmp signal low), P2617 (ckp signal low).
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Hard Shifts VIN: 2FMZA51674
Well, another learning experience with this Freestar. First of all, I didnít mention line pressures, but they were within normal range before disassembling this unit for the second time. There were no codes that showed on our Genisys scanner. Looking back, ...
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