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1996 Ford Bus 5.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FDPB80C9T
Following all repairs and tests listed above this engine will not start cold. (25 to 30deg. F) Park in shop and it starts right up. Also has poor cold drive away on cold start. While waiting for a new fuel lift pump we installed a temporary electric fuel pump ...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L alarm VIN: 1FAFP4042W
Just wanted to know if anyone could please tell me where the GEM module is located on this 1998 mustang 3.8l. I have read that it is above the drivers kick panel, but i cannot find it. Thanks for any help.
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15X6Y
Hi all, got a Ranger with an intermittent misfire at idle on cylinder 6. It’s acting much like an air leak, but I was unable to verify using propane. Compression is low at 75#, but even across whole bank. I removed the upper manifold and tested the fuel inject...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1139Y
This escort came in no start. We have spark, no fuel pressure,cooling fan on when key on, noid light on steady when cranking and remains on till key is turned off, no communication with ecm.bad ecm. customer supplied a used ecm.ran good for about a month,came ...
2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L pcm, ipc, abs, srs VIN: 2FMZA53403
Hello everybody. I have this 2003 Ford Windstar with a 3.8L. Here is the current problem. Vehicle came in with a check engine light on. Tried to scan but no communication. So we have been tyring to gain communication. I tried to scan the following and ALL con...
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Air Bag Light VIN: 2FMZA51413
One for you Ford guys. Got this Windstar that the air bag light flashes code 42 when the vehicle is started. With my Ford dealer scanner PDS I pull a code 2296. There is virtually no info on this code in Mitchell or any cases on Identifix. I found the tsb tell...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L low power
Customer brought truck in from dealer. States low power and boost at 1500 rpms on the highway. Customer has Edge tuner and oversized tires. Checked EGR valve and found it a little bit gummy. IDS VGT test passed. I'm leaning towards replacing EGR valve, but I t... Trouble codes: P0069 (map), P0299 (boost performance), P0403 (egr valve), P0405 (egr), P0528 (cooling fan speed sensor)
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1FTWF33P87
Truck was towed to my shop with a no start issue and excessive smoke when it was running. I was able to get the truck to start, and it did have excessive smoke (bluish smoke) And it did have a miss on cylinder #1. I was able to drive it down the road with a cl...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
Evening guys. This 2001 Lincoln LS was received from another shop. The customer is not happy. At this point I can see why the other shop fired him. Anyway… there is a 700 ma current draw that has been traced down to the idle valve circuit. When the number 10 ...

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1995 Ford Probe SE 2.0L timing VIN: 1ZVLT20AXS
thanks for trying to help, but most of u said to use the bar. which i had origanaly stated that i did with no luck. it ended up being the "I" and "E" on cam pulleys that needed to be lined up. Had to turn distributor 1 notch off, and now its good.
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTHE24L2V
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35S9Y
Thank you guys for the imput. I replaced the coil for No. 1 cyl and replaced MAF sensor. Cleared codes and been doing test driving for past several days. No codes have returned. I ruled out maf sensor a while back cause it always showed to be working in da... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2).
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU77EX1
Hey guys so we got it out the door. My tech must have done something wrong because I had him pull of the upper intake and check everything again and he put it back together and it works perfectly. So there it is. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0301.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Long Crank To Start VIN: 1FAFP53262
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you we had scheduling problems with the customer. Thanks for all the replies. It turned out on this Taurus the IAC needed to be replaced. Per one of the responces we had the customer try stepping on the gas lightly when i...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Left rear brake VIN: 1FTPX145X5
Hello and thank you to everyone that replied.Most of the replies said to either check or change the lr brake hose.But after removing the caliper and the brake fluid flowed good with no pressure I pushed on the pedal and had a good stream of fluid.I also read i...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FTSW21506
Got a lot of good Ideas. Alot of which have already been check or replaced. As stated this is my brothers truck and he lives in WVA. I have seen this truck once after he dod a lot of front end work. I put on my alignment rack and check it for him. It was in sp...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FAHP71W36
Thank-you to all who replied to this issue. I flushed cooling system w/ Simply Green and removed most of the contamination.
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L long crank time VIN: 1FTWW31P96
basically wanted to know if i could by pass ipr manually recieved many replies on how to do this one special thanks to tom from NJ for his reply on napa's diagnostic dice thanks for taking your time to reply with such a totally useless post obviously its users...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Hesitation VIN: GHYTTTDR12
Thanks to all that replied, I had a positive result with the vehicle I found that there was a fine build up of carbon around the throttle body valve that after cleaned has fixed the problem.
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