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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5141T
Customer stated seen temp gauge reading hot. Stoped vehicle found radiator low. Went to restart vehicle would blow out white smoke. When I received vehicle coolant level was good, pressure tested cooling system(no loeaks). Tried to start vehicle and vehicle wo...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15T1T
This truck has been towed in three times for a no start condition. Dies at times. We could not duplicate the no start either of the 1st two times- replaced the module the 1st time then 680 miles later we replaced the dist. Now its back after 920 miles and it r... Trouble codes: P0320
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTNX21F9Y
The customer complaint is that during warm up and especially at around 1500 rpm's you hear a loud hissing noise. The truck lacks boost and you can feel the diesel engine surging. If you WOT accel; it will pass through this zone of hissing and no boost and feel...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: 1FTNF21F3X
Hello all, i have this 7.3 diesel having a hard start cold problem. i've read ALL related posts and this is what i've found so far. when truck sits for a longer period of time in cold temps (-20) vehicle took 2 minutes of cranking before it would finally run. ... Trouble codes: P0476, P0284
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Excessive Emissions, failed nox VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
failed high nox 3.0 gpm limit 2.0gpm, has new aftermarket cats, egr kills engine when applied, dpfe 1.25 volts idle and with manually applying vacuum to egr goes to 4.99 volts, i monitored dpfe while driving and egr percentage never gets past 60% and dpfe sens...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMZU72E82
This Explorer will drive forward fine, O/D light flashes. When you put in it reverse it wont move. When in reverse the noise from the bellhousing sounds like a power steering pump with air in it. I removed the center set screw in the drain bolt and fluid did c...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, idles fast VIN: 1FTSS34L53
We are having a problem with this E350. The idle is very high 1500 to 1800. The throttle is free and closed all the way. At closed throttle, the TPS reads 1.02V and the PID says part throttle. Have tried a new TPS from Ford with the same result. If we remove t...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31P84
vehicle was towed in last week as a no start. verified condition. checked engine oil level:good. no contamination detected. fuel level good. hooked up scan tool(PDS) and performed KOEO self test. recovered DTCs listed. inspected FICM harness and connections: o... Trouble codes: P0611, P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P0273
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14564
truck will not start until unplugging cam sensor(bank 1). compression,spark fuel pressure & injector pulse ck. good. unplug bank 1 cam sensor and truck starts and runs fine. plug in sensor while running and it barely runs. lab scope shows decent wave form on b...
2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FAHP71W37
towed car in about 1 month ago no start, got car to shop started right up.was told to do complete tune up with fuel filter to. gave car back 1 week later got a call to come get it again for a no there no fuel pump,got it back to my shop and presto st...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Wipers VIN: 1LNLM92V5W
I have ran through the diagnostic charts on Alldata. Everything indicates a bad motor. Tried 2 different suppliers. Replaced the wiper module with no help. The wipers park via a mechanical cam. When the wipers are running, they rotate clockwise. When you turn...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L ABS module VIN: 1MEFM53S3X
We have this Mercury Sable that came in with a constant ABS amber light on. I hooked our Modis to it and got a "no communication". I followed the flowchart from Mitchell for a no communication and it indicated the module was bad. We recieved a module from our ...

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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14211
Well I fixed the van. Through my tests I discovered that the cam and crank sensors were good, so was the synchro, wiring, and ECU. Finally, one of the guys that works with me that goes to a tech school looked on IdentiFix and found several posts that pointed t... Trouble codes: P0340.
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L engine ? VIN: 2FMDA53472
Quick replys, Thanks to all who replyed most all refer to cam position hsg, worn out, as common, never had one with this problem. Customer waiting till after xmas to fix, it is only very minor at this time. One reply said to dig into engine, however as stated ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L no power VIN: 1FDWW37P13
i hav not fixed this one yet but it starts little beter i changed oil and new fuel thanks for all the help
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14564
after rechecking everything we found the truck will start & run (great) with bank 1 cam sensor unplugged. as far as low compression on bank 1, ibelieve cylinders had been washhed down w/fuel.lab scoped shows a good pattern on both cam sensors(swapped sensors a...
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