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1998 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32E7W
I have a vehicle that runs fine. I have a Code P0171 and a P0174. The fuel pressure is good and the Air Flow Meter Tests Good. I smoked the intake system and found two vacuum leaks that were repaired. When I scaned the vehicle all the Fuel Trims Numbers (Bo... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U8Y
Vehicle came in with CEL on, P0171, P0174. Customer said he replaced the PCV hose assembly because it was leaking. It was replaced and done correctly. Check for vac leaks, found none. Check MAF and baro readings w/ scan tool, everything looks good, cleaned MAF... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L door ajar light VIN: 1FTZR15V3Y
have a door ajar light on and code for right front door ajar ckt short to grnd.unpluged door and tested wiring in door as well as ajar switch-all good.anybody know if there is a common place for a short in this ckt?
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L hvac fan, wipers VIN: 1FMFU18LO1
hi guys, i got this ford that came in 2 weeks ago, battery dead and the hvac blower would stay on, this unit is from a local used lot, told them it was most likely the fuse bax and gem, orignally the did not want to replace. i found the battery to be junk(bad ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, will start briefly VIN: 1FMZU62K53
Car towed in after customer came out of store and had a crank no start condition. Ran diagnostic and found fuel pressure at 79PSI. No codes in system. Replaced module as regulator is part of module on this system. Also replaced fuel filter and checked for any ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FTPW14504
HELP!! - This F150 has an very erratic and violent shimmy/vibration. Drove the vehicle for three days and could not confirm. Customer drove the truck for two days and it freaked out on him again. Have driven it for four more days and cannot confirm complaint. ...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1LNLM97V5W
I am located in Acton, Ontario, Canada. I am having a problem locating and/or having a part shipped to my address. I am looking for the EGR tube that connectors the right manifold to EGR valve (corroded and leaking exhaust). Discontinued from Ford and the afte...
2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L engine
This vehicle came into the shop with a leaking intake manifold gasket.removed manifold,replaced gaskets and reassembled.upon starting the motor a ticking sound wich was quite load fear that maybe something fell into the motor upon repair I removed bot...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L solenoid assy VIN: JM2ZU86E02
original trans complaint was od ight flash,found broken band no rebuilders in area,decided on a low mile used trans. now od lt flashes verry rapid,codes: po713,740,743,750,753,755,758,760,[...] and 1788. all related to electric solenoid pack. tried swit...

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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L transmission VIN: NO VIN MET
went after range slector at trans and replaced like members suggested and trans didn`t respond at first but i started driving it anyway and it worked itself started taking off in low like supposed to and we are all happy.thanks to all for helpful info
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L fuel pump VIN: 1FTRE1422Y
Hot wire going to the fuel pump was popped out from the connector. thank you for all your help
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21S7Y
Thanks to all! The problem was a wire connection pulled off it's terminal on the fuel pump as I installed it the first time somehow... I've never had this before. I do agree with the idea of using an OEM pump. This one was an Airtex from carquest. Thanks again... Trouble codes: P0232.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L interior lights VIN: 1FMZU73E52
Ya know, I really tried to understand exactly how the lighting and security systems were connected and how they worked on this vehicle. The fix was to repair the broken black wire in the driver's door jam. The black wire is the ground side of the jamb switc...
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMDK02195
Well this car is gone for now, it is one of the shop owners cars so I am sure we will see it again, but for now, we did some checking on the fuel pump and had the pcm reflashed by the dealer. We have not heard if it has given any more trouble since, I would l...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L no power VIN: 1FTWW31548
Up date. Code #P0022 came on during last test drive. Fleet card company sent truck back to dealer for waranty of failed cam phasers. Correct mileage for this truck is 79730km. Dealer has again refused warranty, because of excess idle time. dealer estimates mil... Trouble codes: P0430 (bank 2 catalist inefficiency).
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L temp. actuator VIN: 1LNLM81F5L
Thanks again for the replies and help. I finaly put my hands on a heater control head hard to come by these days as the area salvage yards about crush stuff this old as soon as they hit the yard.heater control now working as designed,Boss is happy he has heat....
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