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1989 Ford Ranger S 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR1OAXK
ok ford tech i need so help. i read all the other problems out here on itech on these ford trucks but nothing seem to match my problem. this is an 1989 ford ranger with 2.3L has a no start problem, fuel is good and injector pulse is good. the eec relay is powe... Trouble codes: N0
1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y1T
Hi everyone this truck has lean codes the main problem when you open rear tank fuel cap gas shoots out I think the front punp is pumping to the engine and to the back tank causing a lean mixture and gas to shoot out i can not see any check valves are they in t...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP663XW
Vehicle came in with terrible idle quality, surges then dies, ultimately found a bad iac valve. Replaced iac and fixed idle quality but vehicle will sometimes hesitate or stall on accelleration. Datastream shows both O2 sensors pegged out to the lean side at a...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L compass temp VIN: 1FMRU1564Y
hi guys hope somone can help on this one 2000 ford expedition has compass & temp display inop, this model has a mini display console can't find any info on it it has power & ground but not sure if there is any thing else comming off of it or if it's bad hope s...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F3Y
ok here we go. i am not at all a diesel specialist but i happen to own one, what can i say. I left to work in the morning it was 28 degrees, truck started great warmed up and off i go for about one block, then it was like a drive by wire unit died, no throttle... Trouble codes: P1670, P1316, P1248, P0677, P1293
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P91
Vehicle came 2 months ago for rough idle and intermittent stalling. Checked fuel psi and ignition components all ok. No active or stored codes. All PIDS ok. Throttle body was severely dirty but since stalling never duplicated didn't want to recommend work. Cus... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder Misfire No. 3 STORED)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF20L62
Hey this truck also has 185 psi compression, injector pulse on cylinder number 1 and coil pulse. smoked intake no dice, the spark plug pulled out was fuel fouled, Data stream. st trim bank 1 % 0.8. st trim bank 2 % 0.2. lt trim bank 2 % -3.9. however why is lt... Trouble codes: P0301, P0316
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU03165
This one was going down the highway and quit running. It was towed in. When it first came in the shop it cranked over about twice and was firing like it was out of gas. I was thinking fuel pump. I tried to scan it and could not get communication. Then I turned...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L no power VIN: 1FTWW31548
Truck was at dealership, but would not warranty convertor failure if no cause of failure was known. Truck runs great, no engine missfires. This the second truck we had to repalce the driver front convertor on with same kind of mileage. We and the customer woul... Trouble codes: P0430 (bank 2 catalist inefficiency)
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L temp. actuator VIN: 1LNLM81F5L
Good evening to all.Sorry for the lack of initial diag. results on this one but Im having a hard time locating information on this hvac system (quick check on my brother inlaws mitchell provided no diag. help and local Ford dealer says bring it in @ $90 an hou...

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1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L improper shift VIN: 1FMYU22X6X
I want to thank everyone for their replies, I removed this trans and dissembled, I found the imput shaft stuck in the panetery, I had to beat it out which tells me it was stripped, Also the overdrive clutch and steels were burnt. I replaced all the worn hard p...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Aftermarket CD Player VIN: 1FAFP42X2X
FINALLY FIXED!! Thanks a lot for everyone who sent me ideas. I did think I would have to hard wire each speaker to the aftermarket radio, but I wanted to try and get these Mach 460 amps working. After plugging in the amps (yes the previous owner had them unhoo...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transmission removal VIN: 1FAFP53U81
Thanks to all for your advice. I removed the craddle like everyone said. I hear how a rack is very valuable, verses working off the floor. I've always worked off floor for 42 years as an over the road tractor trailer and construction equip. mechanic. I'm used ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNW21P03
Thank you! To all that took the time to respond. We new the transmission was never the issue. Questioned the customer about a programmer, said he had never used one. Again, under normal acceleration would run normal to a little sluggish, but if you were going ... Trouble codes: P2263.
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L pcm VIN: 1FTRW08L83
had no spark no fuel would crank but wouldn't start. Had communication with every module but the pcm with the scan tool. Unplugged pretty well every sensor. No change. Vehicle mysteriously started customer drove it all weekend and hasnt had a problem. Will che...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P63
Hi Guys, Well this one is fixed and out the door. Had quite a few helpful replies most stating to replace the FICM. I decided to check a few more voltage readings before biting that bullet. As I stated in the original post, I had plenty of incoming voltage to ... Trouble codes: P1378 (FICM Voltage Low).
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14564
pulled front timing chain covers and found chain on passenger side had jumped several teeth. advised customer of problem and he chose to replace engine with ford reman due to "weak" lower end problems he had hear about. i don't believe it needed an entire engi...
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMCU96H66
Car still here and not fixed. Trying to find someone with alot of hybrid experience. Anyone out there? Trouble codes: P1A10 (hybrid powertrain control module battery disable).
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Left Front Caliper and Master Cylinder VIN: 4M2DV11W7R
Well I have to admit that this is one thing that I have never seen and should of found it for myself. I guess when you get frustrated you overlook some of the simple things. What we finally found and as many of you implied was that we had a bad brake hose to t...
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