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1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34XON
Hello Ford Techs,I'm helping a buddy at another shop.This Explorer runs good when cold,but when fully warmed up cuts out at WOT!!Fuel pressure is good[@40 psi] when it does this and scan data looks normal.On board tach jumps and will not stop cutting out,but "...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L unable to fill tank VIN: 1FTCR14A9T
this should be a easy one but here we go, came in for leak when filling tank filler hose assy cracked bad, replaced now can fill tank kicks off pump, rechecked filler neck and hose installation no issues seen, problem does not appear to be in tank but external...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62WVH
I am pulling my hair out here. This T-Bird came in with SES light on. Scanning found P0340 cmp sensor fault. Tested sensor to find irratic signal, replaced cam sensor, code returned instantly at 2nd start. Following harness tested to PCM found OK. Replaced cra... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor Fault)
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L 2wd-4wd shift VIN: 1FTDF0868V
vehicle drives fine in 2wd, nothing unusual. pulling the transfer case shift lever back, it only moves about 1/2 inch, then a solid stop, will not move any further, solid. linkage visually looks fine underneath. is there something i'm missing? i have a hard ti...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L leaking gas tank VIN: 1FAFP66L7X
Well got into a pickle. Had evape issues with this car last fall. Narrowed problem down to the two venting check valves on top of the plastic gas tank for the evape system. I was able to order new valves, only thing they are glued into the tank. I decided to u...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L exhaust VIN: 1FTNX21F7X
2000 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L MIL Lamp on
o2 sensors look ok, switching normally. i'm wondering why this fuel level sensor code would come back, the gauge is reading normal (according to the PID). stft bank 1 is around +10%.i've read that maf's are common problems on there engines, but it seems normal... Trouble codes: P0172, P0460
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U71
Thanks everyone in advance, this I'm sure will seem like a silly question but I'm either missing something simple or losng my mind. I can't find a TDC mark on this engine. I have the OTC tool to check the cam sync. I've looked on Mitchell as well as the engine... Trouble codes: P1309 (cam sync)
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P62
After doing a timing belt and water pump on this escort while on test drive mil lamp came on,scanned system and found bank one system to lean I believe it was a P0172,after looking at the O2 readings I decided to put a front O2 sensor in the vehicle,but did no...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L no throttle respons VIN: 1FTPW12534
push on gas pedal have no response. ran live data with modis and have codes p2104/p2112. tech had worked on for two days with no answer..hes checked the apps signal voltages when appling pedal pressure and releasing and their all in range and isnt sure what to... Trouble codes: P2104, P2112
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L abs module VIN: 1FMFU18L04
Need someone in North Jersey to Reflash my abs module on personal vehicle. Here is the story after months of trying to repair my 4wd and advancetrack i finally did thru info found on identfix. turns out it was a splice near the b pilar. In teating i removed t...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW20P64
This truck has been in my possession since march of this year (2009). Customer finally decided to get it repaired. I had a help request for this one in march which I had to close with a no fix. I made a mistake in that post with the year. It is 2004 not 05 as ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L master cylinder VIN: 1FTSW21P45
we performed a brake flush as preventative maintenance on this truck about 3000 miles ago. it has returned with a failed master cylinder due to a bypass condition. the fluid is now green but still retains the consistency and odor of normal brake fluid. the cus...
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L engine vibration VIN: 1FTPW12598
2008 Ford F-150, 5.4, no codes, no real drivability issues. However, their is a slight but very noticable harmonic vibration emiting from the engine in PNRDL(all gears) from idle up to 3500+ rpm. You can feel it while driving or in Neutral. Its harmonic in nat...
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...
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50U14
Found TSB for reprogram pcm for misfire. Need help for po606 has anybody seen this concern before. Car runs good other wise. Thanks Bill Trouble codes: P0316, P0606

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1987 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FABP40E1H
replacing pcm fixed vehicle. took a few weeks to get 1. ran seperate wires from dist. to pcm. still had same problem. pmc was the last step. no more problems.
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Blend door VIN: 1FALP52U2S
Im going to close before the fix as the customer has an idea that he can get a blend door out of Canada. Either way we will repair even if I have to build him a door. The answers fom you guys were split between the actuator and the door and it does appear that...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L compass temp VIN: 1FMRU1564Y
Hello every one thank you for all your help ordered a new display unit from the dealer, working perfect. Got a bad one form the gunk yard. Again BIG thanks Bob [...]
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F3Y
ok thanks for all the great replies, my truck is fixed. i did as a couple of you suggested and checked the continuity between the ecm and idm and all was good. i then decided to pull the right bank valve cover as it was the most common reply i got and there it... Trouble codes: P1670, P1316, P1248, P0677, P1293.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF20L62
Thanks guys looks like the brand new coil that I put in turned out to be defective replaced it and the fouled plug now its perfect Trouble codes: P0301, P0316.
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L no power VIN: 1FDSS34FX2
many great responses as always, in the process of testing scanned vehicle again now it started setting a P1670 idm ef code, got valve cover of and has 275 psi compression low usually like to see around 400 psi, started testing the idm ckts only to find it was ... Trouble codes: P0284 (cylinder 8 contribution balance).
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation, LOW POWER VIN: 1FTSS34P55
Thanks For all your help! We ended up taking this unit to a Ford Dealer to get the computer updated(had not been done ever) The dealer ship said they needed to change the EGR to rule that out as as issue. Customer said not yet and took the van. He did [...] me ...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Coast down VIN: 1FTWW31YX5
Customer will not return my calls. He also wrote me a hot check. I beleive he put the wrong fluid in truck, because after we serviced it, the problem has got better, and most of the time it does not do it. I think the downshift pattern is normal.
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L speedo VIN: 1FTWW1P16E
Thanks to all that responded. It was very hard to come up with a wiring diag. that was correct on mitchel. In fact I had to go to alldata to find how it communicates. So speed sensors send there signal to the ABS module, ABS takes the three speed signals in an...
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