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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...
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.5L ball joit VIN: 1FTHX26G8T
hello im trying to replace ball joint in this 4 wheel drive truck. the lower ball joint that came out of the knuckle was a tight press fit all the ones i get after market 10 different sources and the ford ball joint are to small of diameter just falls in the h...
1999 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU34X1X
I have this explorer here with no speedometer. The only code is a P0500. I went through the trouble tree on Alldata for the P0500 and do not see why this does not work. I think the abs module is not sending a signal out. I do not see how to test this on alldat...
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 Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMYU04122
customer brought in with complaint of poor fuel mileage. states used to get 18-20 and now gets 13-15. check for codes and none are found. long term fuel trims are at -10-15 both banks. upstream o2 sensors seemed slow so we replaced with oem. seemed much faster...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FDWX36F72
Thanks in advance. this truck will not get out of its own way . feels like it is starting in 3rd gear. I have a code po743 po755 p1747 and the overdrive light is flashing . I do a few e4od transmissions and i have not run into these codes yet.After looking at ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Engine Oil Leak
Howdy everyone. I think I may have a headache on my hands, but I wanted to check with the IATN gurus first. Customer came to us after just leaving the local quick lube. The customer is a good friend of the owners so we took it in to try and locate this pesky o...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
On tip in acceleration, there is irregular performance feeling like no boost or very little- pulled codes get intermittent p132B. TSB led me to possible VGT coking/sticking. Watching the scanner though (GENESYS) noticed there are 2 lines for EOT- Researched wh... Trouble codes: P132B
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L fan VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
Is there a retrofit kit for these 6.0l cooling fan shrouds to convert them to the 7.3l system?? will the 7.3l fan screw on to the 6.0l water pump hub?. These guys take this truck to the arctic circle, out in the middle of the wilderness; its impossible to chan...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FTSW21506
This is a post for my brother who I am trying to help fix this death woble as we have found that some call it. When he hits a bump in the road the front end will vibrate violently to the point wher he will almost lose control of the truck unless he slows down....
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L long crank time VIN: 1FTWW31P96
this vehical has a long crank time cold, exactly 8 seconds and then fires right up,have seen the tsb's related to this but have no factory scan tool(only modis) to by pass ipc solinoid to check for leaks, my question is can i perform leak test w/o scan tool an...
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L shift indicator
Can anyone help with a bulb part number for the shift indicator.I have tried a #68 bulb but the base is slightly larger than the original and it pops out after a while.Ford dealer has no listing on bulb,says shift indicator comes with bulb.thanks
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L No Start VIN: 5LMEU78H83
Vehicle was towed in as a no start/ no crank condition... battery voltage good ..put scan tool to check for security codes and found No Communicaton with ECM? checked all fuses and everything looks great. before i start going crazy i was hoping someone has run...
2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L no crank VIN: 1LNHM83W64
cab towed in on tow truck no start no crank no communication...check engine light works normal key on engine off...alarm light stays blinking slow constantly...never constant red. never fast...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U8V
Customer called with no start condition back in November, on sight test noted no fuel pump operation and found blown 20A fuel pump maxi fuse. Replaced fuse and supplied customer with a spare in the event of future failure. Same symptom recurred after 4 months,... Trouble codes: P0231 (fuel pump secondary circuit)

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1988 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Misfire VIN: 2FABP73F9J
With the tune up the vehicle ran much better but still had a dead cylinder. It ran smooth enough that the customer is okay with the symptoms. It idled very smooth even with one wire off the plug. The vacuum gauge was dead steady, compression good,looked good o...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP42XXF
FINALLY FIXED!!! First off I want to say thanks a lot for everyone who helped out. I was about to pull my hair out when I just started to check the obvious. First, Customer had (8) bosch platinum plugs installed with hardly any gap. Second, I removed the brand...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU93105
vehicle fix was new plugs and coil packs where needed, these were apparently the items that took out the pcm and harness which were both melted when car came in. The spark plugs appeared minimally worn, they weren't recommended to be replace untill 100,000 mi... Trouble codes: P1635.
1972 Lincoln Mark IV 7.5L battery
Thanks everyone. It was the volt. reg. The only book I have that goes back that far said it was an internal reg. but it was external and hidden. As soon as I found it and unpluged it light went out, put new one in everything is perfect.
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L #15 pcm fuse VIN: V8VY603751
After checking the fuel pump amp draw and harness which checked out fine I decided to replace fuel pump and fuel pump module so far so good only time will tell thanks for all the help,,
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L engine replacement VIN: 5LMFU27525
sorry this take too long but we get busy .to put all together what I did was this span the engine using the starter motor with spark plugs removed . battery full charge and power pack to spin the engine at very good speed. with no results , I use pressure guag...
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