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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U2R
Thanks in advance . This 3.0l taurus came in over the weekend on the hook . Tested for spark and it had none. tested ignition system and replaced distributor with new ignition module. car has spark now but will not start. checked and replaced plugs (fuel foule...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L hard start cold VIN: 1FAFP4040W
This car came in with a hard start all the time, a new fuel pump was installed and took care of everything but the cold start. It was also tuned up (plugs, wires fuel filter)and injectors and intake cleaned with BG system as a maintenance precaution. Mass air ...
2002 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP39542
Customer just bought the car and blew the clutch the next day. They decided to do a timing belt at the same time. Customer picked up car and called saying ck engine lamp on. Light was not on prior to being serviced. Found codes P1381 VCT overadvanced, and P060... Trouble codes: P1381 (VCT overadvanced), P0605 (PCM Rom Fault)
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Restraint VIN: 1FMDU83W43
SRS light is on and flashing code 44. Other codes from scan tool are B2293, Air Bag. B2292, Pretensioner. B2294, Curtain. Code 44 is the only code flashing on the dash. I cleared the codes and the B2296, B2293 and B2294 all returned as hard codes with the same...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNW21P03
This is Joe's tech. When this truck acts up is under a W.O.T boggs down starts blowing blue smoke immediately ,sometimes will eventually clear and go , like it is supposed to. If you ease into it does ok. I fixed the exhaust leaks, cleaned injectors, disconnec... Trouble codes: P2263
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L noise VIN: 0615635492
I need some help guys. I flushed a trans on a ford explorer 4.0 sohc. The trans flush adapter popped off and I lost about 2 qts of fluid. So i added some per method of our ammco guy idling in nuetral until fluid runs out of the plug. closed plug off and went t...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSE35L96
Hello, Have this truck we installed a jasper 1 month ago,Truck has been running great. Truck gets used for a service truck for an oil company so it is getting used alot. I went into archives and found some problems like this but they were harness problems a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0307, P0308
2008 Ford Expedition EL XLT 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMFU16548
Scanned the pcm - P2195 and P2197 stored The vehicle starts and dies immediately.The fuel pressure is steady at 60-65 KOEO and while cranking. I have cranking RPM. I've checked the PATS system- it shows ENABLED and has no security lamp flashing. In the fault s... Trouble codes: P2195 (afr/02 sensor excess lean signal b1-s1), P2197 (02 sensor signal stuck lean b2-s1)
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21R38
drove truck for 30 min died when exiting ramp turns over good , no ck engine lite nothing dealer said the mechanical pump went out ever heard this before? only 30k [...] change both fuel filters, 5k chng oil&filter
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride control VIN: 5LMFU27R83
This Navigator seems to be venting air on braking.It came in with both front bags leaking which we replaced along with the compressor and solonoids.We have run the pneumatic and trim height tests and passed using the IDS.We think the spring bearing plates may ...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension
Hello, thanks is advance to respond this message. On this 2004 Lincoln Navigator, I replace the rear suspension air bags, they were liking. Two days after the customer called and said that the system was not working properly. I checked all sensors, inspect cir...

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1985 Ford F-150 5.8L horn VIN: 2FTCF15N3F
thanks Bill and Eric ! i found 85 f-150 at salvage yard still intact and determined that someone had tried to install cruise on mine at a prior time. with cruise horn pad, push button grounds circuit for relay. no cruise control, push button supplies b+ to hor...
1989 Ford Bronco XLT 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU25NXK
JOE FROM MISSOURI!!! Nailed it! The fuel pressure was sky rocketing while under a load. It pegged my gauge at over 100psi. We replaced the regulator and all is well. I did check the regulator multiple times for function and leaking before finding the pressure ... Trouble codes: 22 (MAP Sensor is out of range), 42 (HEGO indicates rich).
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L F Calipers VIN: 1FDEE1460V
What seems to have been unclear in my post (sorry about that) is that everything seems to work normally, short of the calipers; the hoses do not behave as though they're collapsed (the customer also mentioned later that they were replaced less than 1 year ago)...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6538V
Mark from Ohio was right on, I gave it a shot of oil down each hole and changer the oil with a motorcraft filter and low and behold it fired up. smoked like a bastard as expected but ran. let run for a while and then replaced the plugs and now it runs like a m...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF17252
I got so many replies suggesting the intake, I jerked it off. We found black carbon built up everywhere. We cleaned it up, put it back together and it's been a week now and about 500 to 600 miles with no service engine soon light. Runs better too. Thanks to al... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2).
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Temp Gauge VIN: 3FAFP13P82
Thanks to all that replied, Bryan from Missouri hit it on the head. There are 2 plastic pieces in side the thermostat housing that melted. Ford could not tell me what they are called only that they are only serviced in the housing. The new housing came with ev...
2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FAHP71W37
fuel pump did not fix, we found volltage and ground suppy issues fuel module fixed this so far... thanks to all... steve
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