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1984 Ford F-250 6.9L engine VIN: 1F1HF251XE
This f250 came in as a no start diagnoses. Found bad controller, glow plugs open, melted wiring. Customer has been starting with ether and has burner up at least one new starter. We started to repair vehicle, glowplugs don't want to come out. I know whats happ...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP62W4R
This motor was fully rebuilt. Replaced bad crank. All sensors new. Fuel rail and system fully rebuilt (pump, sending unit, injectors, injector seals, regulator). Checked valves found no problems so heads are the same. The car will start but won't idle. It will...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no communication VIN: 1FAFP52UXT
96 Taurus 3.0 ohv No communication with the state inspection computer, or a obd handheld code reader, if you hook up a snap on scanner the long way it will communicate, but the global obd II side there is nothing, I checked the wiring from the pins from the dl...
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 ...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDLF47F3V
This truck has a knucle crane installed on it.When using the crane under load when the engine is warm the engine stalls.Ive had the crane inspected and all is well on the crane end.The inspector seems to think the engine idle is to low (engine warm).It's idlin...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMEU16W21
Truck came in with misfire, more than 1 hole. Given Miles (304K) Plugs are a given (OE). Truck has had only 2 or 3 coil issues ever in it's 304K. Jasper motor at 96K now has 210K on jasper motor. I changed all coils 50K or less + 1 now, year or less (OE) Custo...
2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L master cylinder VIN: 1FMYU92124
Customer came in with the intial complaint of the brake pedal going all the way to the floor. I inspected the car and determined that the master cylinder was defective. I replaced the master cylinder and bled the system and the pedal was fine. The car left and...
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L programming VIN: 2FMZA57225
change computer andtry to programming ,every thing doing good and when is going to learn ,tell me to check dlc for bad connection. check all scp + - good.,check pin 13 progamming source good, with the old computer the truck run good,no code can read data. my p...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAFP7I435
We ran Modas at home so do not have codes but 17 codes cleared drove car all come back city mechanic did rear brake pads and rotors pads were cutting into rotors. We cleaned metal from wheel sensors we have also removed all 4 wheels and rotors checked wires bl...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FBSS31L76
I can't seem to find any information on SERVICE RSC NOW. We had this van in a few weeks ago with this message, we found position #2 fuse blown on inside fuse box, replaced 10amp fuse and problem went away, but came back in today for the same problem & fuse was...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 5LMPU28A2X
Hello there. I have this Navigator here with a very loud knock in the engine. The cust states that he left his house and drove down the street a little ways and it started knocking. he went home and called me. I started it up and it has a very loud knock. It s...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, @idle=in gear or not VIN: 1LMNHM87A4
Hi gang; this 2002 lincoln LS 3.9 v8 Just dies like the key was shut-off with regularity,but kind of intermittent= Roughly four To five times an hour,or not for an hour,Restarts everytime,but seems to take a few extra revolutions after stall. Any idea's?? See ...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L odometer and tripomter VIN: 1MELM50U6T
Two days after installing the Jasper remantransmission the car returned with an open vss, melted pigtail to vss and and P0500. I found some transmission fluid in the vss and assumed that it was leaking and had caused the short. I installed new pigtail and vss....
2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWHT61LOY
hi ford techs or techs had seen it before.Car come in for smog inspection fail code P1633 keep alive power voltage too low.But MIL Off not on,any techs had done it or how to trick it please rely to me , thank you so much, by myself i have seen this code before... Trouble codes: P1633 (keep alive power voltage too low)
2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86K15
This vehicle was towed in for no start. It is drive by wire. Customer stated he stopped at his son's house for about a half hour. Came out & truck was a crank no start. Cycled key a few times & truck started but displayed "fail Safe". Customer kept cycling key... Trouble codes: P0108 (map), P0121 (tp a), P0123 (tp a), P0606 (processor failure), P2104 (p2104 THROUGH P2123)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Starting VIN: 2FTJW36H3R
The customer replaced the coil pack, icm, and insisted on replacing the pick up in the distributor, truck still has no spark, nad the customer didn't want to pay diagnostic time
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5222Y
Well I went on vacation so they sent the taurus to the Ford Dealer turns out the new injector they sold me was defective so they fixed it there under a service part warranty thank you all for your help Eric. Trouble codes: P0302, P0191.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cam sensor VIN: 1F2DT43E24
Thanks to all who replied. I eventually got the OEM part and intalled it exactly like I intalled the aftermarket part, along with disconnecting the battery and reseting the KAM. Van has been driving for 3 days so far with no codes or problems. Thanks again
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15X6Y
Hello again. Thanks for the help, but Iím going to close this request with a summary instead of a fix. Most of the replies centered on the low compression, which had me concerned also. The 4.0 is an OHV engine and itís been my experience that a jumped chain...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU77E92
well guys,i had 9 replies renging from fuel pump,fuel pump driver module,coil,cam sensor,iac,and starter.everything tested ok in shop and i could NEVER duplicate problem in shop.customer needed vehicle,so i gave it back.will repost when i see car again.
2003 Ford BA Falcon 4.0L Ball Joint VIN: 6FPAAAJGSW
Huge thank you to everyone that replied so very promptly, this was my first request and certainly won't be my last. My query wasn't relating to any one vehicle in particular so am going to go ahead with closing the post as I am quite confident that you all wil...
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L extended crank hot VIN: 1FAFP56U46
after exhaustive testing, fuel pressure good, etc. the determination was made that the rear, #1, catalytic convertor is restricted. because of calif. emmisions, cust opted not to spend the 2300.00 dollars on the part. Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire 1), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0316- misfire while starting), P0316 (misfire while starting).
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L air suspension message VIN: 1LNFM82W6W
thanks for all the input I'LL close this now customer hasn't returned. what I did was leave everything intact.the rear valves I'll call them and left switch in trunk on but I unplugged compressor,so it won't run.light stayed I guess we will consider it ...
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