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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMEE11N9S
Okay you Ford techs out there. This one is eating our lunch . This van has an intermittent no start problem. We have checked this van out on many different occasions, on only one occasion it would not start with a no spark condition. When back track the igniti...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L lubrication VIN: 1FTHX26AOT
New customer has brought his work truck to us for cutting out and low oil pressure. Having just bought it he has no real history on what has been done to the truck prior to a recent purchase. Having installed a new Ford filter and 15/40 Rotella we noticed that...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5242Y
HELP Ford guys, im a GM tech so im very unfamiliar to the pats system. I have a 2000 windstar @ the shop with a no start. The theft light flashes rapidly and throughs a code u1147 and b2139. Im leaning at replaceing the ip but after ALOT of research im not so ... Trouble codes: U1147, B2139
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Information VIN: 1FBSS31S21
Just wondering if anyone has come across any aftermarket hydrogen installations. I'm trying to see if there is a PCM update available for the hydrogen add-on, or if anyone has come across a way to modify the timing curve without the use of aftermarket controll...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW32F82
Thanks in advance for your time and effort.This is the bosses truck that has become a real pain.Orginal problem was hard to start cold-excessive crank-when it would start idle surge badly.After it warmed up would be ok for the rest of the day.Had no misfire fe...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L Alternator VIN: 2FMZA55412
This one has me scratching my head, where do I go next. Vehicle has lean code P0171, P0174(what ford 3.8 doesn't) but is not related to issue, we will be replacing intake manifold gasket in the near future. To start, this van will die on rainy days. sometimes...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Surge VIN: 1FTSW31P93
Hi All I have this ford will not start replace glow plug got it to start but had missfire found 2 bad injectors so we replace all 8 now no misfire but hard to start when cold and it give a heavy knocking noise and missfire for about 1min then run fine. when it...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36P43
I have a 6.0 that died driving and would not restart. I had it towed to my shop for me to look at it the following morning. That morning it started right up but idled rough like it had a dead hole. I let it idle while I checked the memory codes. The codes are ... Trouble codes: P0263 (Cyl 1 contribution), P0274 (Cyl 4 contribution), P0275 (Cyl 5 contribution), P0401 (EGR Insufficient flow detected), P0528 (Fan sensor no signal)
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L no communication VIN: 1FAFP34P43
Hello All This vehicle will not communicate with my- or any scan tool. have checked power at pcm fuse
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP53U44
hi this car came in not running an i check to see if the fuel pump was kicking on an its not an i check to see if it getting any fire an its not an i check all fuse an relay all good it turns over fine its just wont start i think the pcm is bad just hope someo...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Power Steering VIN: 1FTPX12544
Hey Ford guys this F150 steering is binding every 90 degrees when turning the steering wheel then frees up. I removed the intermediate shaft the u-joints are free and so is the upper column. I replaced the rack, but the problem is still there. No mods have bee...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74K65
This vehicle was towed in..Started to run bad,hard to take gas and finally would not run..these codes are related to throttle sensors..I first check throttle actuator,throttle sensor vref at tps sensor at throttle plates..checked ok..Inside the truck I disconn... Trouble codes: P0221, P2101, P2104, P2106, P2110, P2135
2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L heater blend door VIN: 1LNHM87A55
Thanks Lincoln techs. This 2005 LS has hot air only from the pass side vents. Blend door doen not move. Motor is inoperative and arm at heater case does not move very much with actuator rod disconnected. Has anyone seen this problem? I think i need an actuator...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L alternator VIN: 1FMFU18LXV
Gentleman, This one is finally fixed. Thanks for all the reply's. It turned out to be the white with yellow tracer wire comming out of the back of the underdash fuse/ relay panel/ junction box. This was on circuit #1044 @ C238, from junction box to instrument...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X9X
Sorry for the lack of information, folks. I wanted the tech to open the ticket, but he has never used this resource before. I should have looked over the help ticket before submitting it, as there was lacking information. Anyway, it appears that removing and r... 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).
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L powewr steering VIN: 1FTZR15V4Y
I gave the truck back to the customer after bleeding, bleeding, bleeding, and bleeding some more. I got it to be almost unnoticeable on turns with the wheels off the ground. There was still a slight SHUDDER on left turn only. So slight i think you would have t...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine/trans VIN: 1FAFP34392
THANKs for all the replies and great info i recieved on this fix, we ran a compression test yesterday and all four cylinders checked good, i had found the tsb about debris under the bottom motor mount, but since we changed it i know it was clean and free of ...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L ins. panel, VIN: 1FMFPU16L9
Sorry Guys, Ive had this thing for a few days and tried everything I could to get it to act up but, no luck. Starts fine Hot , Cold, in between, overnight, hot soak, whatever it starts. All the test drives ive been on this week have shown no symptoms on IPC ei...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNW21P94
Howdy boys n girls, Sorry it took so long but I've been busier than a fly in a box of s**t! We cleaned out the egr ports, cleaned the #2iat sensor is was covered with carbon, replaced and reprogramed the ficm, replaced the turbo, it was a bit rusted/pitted und... 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).
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Cooling system VIN: 5LMEU68H03
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R33
Thanks to all who replied. The customer has decided to go with the coil spring conversion kit from strutmasters as a cost effective alternative. I did narrow down the cause of the air loss to either 3 of the 4 airbags or the air bag solenoids. still could see ...
1997 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3MELM65L9V
I apologize for the delay on the outcome of the Mystique. With about 20 hours of diagnostics invested, the techs decided to pull the plug on this project. Mike and his crew at Fidelity Automotive appreciated all the help offered ľas well as the customer. They... Trouble codes: P0302.
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