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1990 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.3L extended crank VIN: 1FTHF26M8L
7.3L diesel. Extended crank after vehicle sits for over 20 minutes. This is regardless of whether or not ambient temperature is hot or cold. Tested each individual glow plug--all good. New Glow Plug control module--no help. Pressurized fuel system--found two s...
1992 Ford Ranger S 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A6N
This one is sorta weird. Truck came in with misfire, no signal from ignition module to rear coil pack, had one circuit toggle but not the other. Replaced the module and misfire went away. Now when you drive the truck cuts out like key shut off then back on int... Trouble codes: 222 (IDM missing)
1994 Ford Bronco XLT 5.0L abs VIN: 1FMEU15H4R
back with yet another post on this baby. replaced both front wheel speed sensors to correct the abs light, and codes. light now off, no codes present. but, when brakes are applied the abs motor kicks on and makes it quite scary to stop. with no codes, and syst...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTHX26F9S
we have this 95 f-250 that wont start cold, have replaced the 6 glow plugs that would come out of the head (two are mushroomed and of course customer does not want to spend the money to deal with the two)anyhow here is the issue, vehicle has been in this condi...
1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14Y1T
i have freeze frame info when problem occured with me. rpm-1707,coolant temp. 174f, vehicle spd.- 40mph, calc. engine load 20.8%, fuel system b1- closed, fuel system status b2- disabled, ltft b2- 25%, ltft b1- 25%, stft b1- 4.7%, stft b2- 13.3%. tested vehicle... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (system lean bank1), P0174, P1151 (heated o2 bank 2 sensor1 switch point indicates lean)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Surge, Low power VIN: 1FTNX21F6X
Thank you for your time. This power stroke came in with the complaint of no power after it sits for 4 hours until it has been driven about 1.5 blocks. Also complaining of 1.5 inch accelerator pedal movement with no responce. The truck does not smoke, and start... Trouble codes: P0603 (Keep alive memery error), P0500 (vss fault), P0720 (output speed sensor ckt. fault), P0476 (Exhaust back pressure control valve performance)
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAFP3133Y
This vehicle will run for up to two days before the fuel pump shuts down.This vehicle has had a factory fuel pump installed at the dealer under recall and has had a fuel pump module installed by me. I also dropped the tank to be sure it was clean and pump had ... Trouble codes: P1235
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F71
Hello all, I have a 2001 Ford F350 diesel that will not start, and there is not wait to start light. The codes that I pulled are P1690 KOEO Waste-gate Failure P1670 EF fail P0380 Glow Plug/Heater Circuit A malfunction P0381 Glow Plug/Heater Indicator Circuit M...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F2E
Thanks in advance to all ford diesel techs. Vehicle was towed in no start. customer said starter armature shorted out to case, replace starter wouldn't start after this. He replaced glow plugs and relay, no help. I have it now and find no reason for truck not ...
1972 Lincoln Mark IV 7.5L battery
Hi all. Customer complaining that the battery is going dead overnight. Checked for a draw (test light between neg. cable and batt. post) and sure enough there was one. Pulled all the fuses, test light stays on. Disconnected fuseable link from pos. batt. cable ...
1979 Lincoln Continental 6.6L Power Locks VIN: 9Y82S61895
I am looking for a wiring diagram for this vehicle pertaining to door locks and connector locations. Drivers side front and rear work, neither front or rear on the passenger side work. All fuses are good. Worst case I can use the powerprobe ECT2000 and trace t...
2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM83W64
car came in on tow truck, no communication no start no crank... service engine light works stays on works normall key on engine off ... alarm and chirper work however red light stays blinking slowly constantly...never steady never fast...
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L trunk latch, tag light, trunk light VIN: 2MEFM74W22
This thing came to me with the truck latch not working with oem remote, also with the trunk opening in reverse. When you hit the remote button or the door trunk button we got no responce at trunk latch. latch was dead so i replaced it, it now works. but when y...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1962 Ford Thunderbird 6.4L engine VIN: 2Y83Z14518
Thanks for all of you who took the time to reply. Finally got back to working on the hot t-bird and here's what happened. I took it to a friends shop to put it on his dyno so the timing could be checked at cruise condition and it was Ok. Then we stuck the 4 ga...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FEF15N9RN
first of all,i want to say many thanks to ALL my fellow techs.and all the great info that i recived from all.after installing a battery because it just all the sudden went dead after cranking it up and pulled into the shop we started it up again and it ran lik...
1995 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX25F4S
Well, like a lot of these very difficult problems it was a combination of issues. It had a intermittent short to ground in the wiring harness, only when hot. This would hold the ipr fully closed after warmup (or after about 1 min of running). Bypassing the wir... Trouble codes: P1211.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L 1st gear VIN: 2FMZA5148X
well i have come to the same conclusion that its normal to not set a code trans and vehicle are on the way to trans shop i will let you guys know whats wrong when they tear it down . thanks again to everyone that took the time out of their day to give me a ha...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX17L0Y
thanks for all the replies guys. i hav checked over the etgr and dpfe system, as well as cooling system. no issues evedent. of course i have to close this post without posting a fix, as the vehicle has not been back since i posted. but when he gets around to b...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Loosing anti-freeze VIN: 1FMPU16W83
I did a combustion leak test with a neg. result, advised the customer of the results and that it could be the oil cooler. the customer choose not to go any further and would just drive it.
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14586
Thank you to everyone who responded. Everyones tips are very much appreciated. I decided to start looking into the possibility of the misfire actually being on the companion cylinder after reading dan's (from texas)response. well we ended up switching coils on... Trouble codes: P0307.
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