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1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FTCR1OU6S
I PUT THE CAM SENSOR NEW IT WAS BROKEN AND THE THERMOSTAT IT WAS ALWAYS COLD BELOW C LINE COLD. THE SCOPE ON CAM AND CRANK SENSOR TELL ME THAT THE CAM IS OUT BY 130 DEGREES IT DOESTN'T LINE UP WITH THE 26% DEGREES ATDC LIKE IT SHOULD. THE EGR PASSAGE IS CLEAN ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam positionsensor), P1443 (evap purg valve fault), P0401 (egr insuficient flow), P1000 (encomplet), P1701 (revers engagement error), P1270 (engine rpm/speed limit reacher)
1998 Ford F-250 XLT 5.4L Red Brake Light VIN: 2FTPX28L0W
Hello all, we have here an F250 that failed safety inspection for no brake warning light self check. we have went in and checked bulb operation and it's good, we grounded wire coming from parking brake pedal, no warning light operation. jumped fluid level sens...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5146W
Hi I have this van here that I can't seem to get figured out. It has a miss mostly when it gets driven for awhile and then I get a lean bank 1 code. I replaced the spark plug and wire on #2 and it still will miss. Not all the time but mostly when comming to a ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0302, P0401
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FTZR11X0W
speedometer works fine for about 6mi.then goes to zero.tcil begins to flash and trans starts shifting hard.sounds simple enough,gotta be a bad vss right?sure,if it had a vss.my question to all you expert ford techs is,which sensor do they use to run the speedo...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ABS module VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
Abs light was coming off/on but and we could not communicate with ABS module. No transmission or engine codes stored. Tested and found module was bad. Replaced with used unit (new is $1200.00 and car is probably not worth $2000.00). could communicate now but ...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34P3Y
Customer concerns of stalling intermitently The vechile runs rough at idle and surges and stalls when coming to a stop No codes are stored . Scoped with modis and came up with a weird scope pattern not sure if it the modis acting up or the vechile. Driving dow...
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX78W62
Thanks for any and all help on this nightmare.Vehicle came in with a dead miss.Checked codes,#6 misfire.Checked compression,180lb.Replaced COP and spark plug.Still misfire on #6.Checked with noid light has good pulse.Pulled fuel rail,replaced #6 injector.Clear... Trouble codes: 306 (dead misfire 6), 300 (misfire on cold start), 305 (occasional miss on 5), 308 (occasional miss on 8)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L poor acceleration VIN: 1FTWW33P83
Ive got an 03 f350 6.0 that has a problem accelerating at wide open throttle. if you roll into the throttle, the truck runs fine, makes over 15lbs boost, and pulls normally. If you give it WOT,especially at low speed, it blows white smoke, makes less than 5lbs...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L blower motor VIN: 1FAFP55U53
Not a Ford guy. Mostly GM's. This car seems to go through blower motor resistors. It looses low speeds. When I replaced the resistor the blower motor works fine for awhile then back to no low speeds. A new development is that at times there is no high speed un...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPX14594
Hello, Thank you for your help. My first help request - since my shop and I burned to the ground November 20th last year. As I describe the work I did above ... I am here to tell you that nothing I did was not needed. The brakes now function as they need to...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTVX12574
ok , here is a big problem.. this customer says vehisl lost power while driving and quit. ran rough then died.. well was towed in and i tried a ford factory scan tool and my modis.. no comunication. The security light is flashing furiously and the throttle con...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75W5V
Hi I hope someone can help me solve this problem. This Marquis came in with no start condition. Checked for codes and none were found. I have injector pulse and 40 psi fuel pressure,but no spark. Cranksensor is working on the modis and the engine light goes ou...

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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15NXR
Thanks for everyone help. After sometime we finally cuaght the pip signal go weak, so we replace the distrbutor, and the truck has senn no more problems..
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141W
the clips are not broken on imrc linkage thank you for all the replies delbert in kc mo. Trouble codes: P1537, P1538, P1513.
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE1128X
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FMYU04131
thanks for all replies.we initially kneww that right lower ball joint was bad,but because of money issues,chose to ignore,however,the more we drove vehicle,cuold not,in good conscience,release vehicle to customer.so we bit the bullet & replaced ball joint.vehi...
2004 Ford Focus ZX5 2.3L O/D light VIN: 3FAFP37214
First thanks to Fred from Georgia for the tip that gave us a clue. Thanks to all who replied , all of the info was useful.After much testing we found that the "noise" was not present when speed sensor was plugged in to harness and hung outside of the transmiss...
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L rotor,pads
thanks again. i did everything like you guys said , job went perfectly from begining to test drive . i did disconected batery and removed fuses 24 and 31 . thanks everyone who helped .dali.
2006 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA52226
Well I finally fixed this one.Thanks for for many good suggestions.I checked for cut out of rpm pid as Kerry suggested I checked for a short in the wiring harness as Thomas suggested and found no problems.I totally disconnected the exhaust to verify that there...
2008 Ford Taurus X Limited 3.5L A/c Clutch VIN: 1FAHP25W28
This vehicle went back to the body shop, and has not returned yet. Sorry about the sloppy original post, but, we have power but no ground at the coil on the ac compressor. I suspect pinched or broken wire. Thanks for all the help
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L odometer and tripomter VIN: 1MELM50U6T
Thanks for the reply Richard. No wires were pinched in the bell housing. As for my turnsignal issue there was somthing sticky spilled on the flasher switch. Apparently it was working until I used the falshers to pull over and make a call and disturbed it. A l...
2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWHT61LOY
i did found PCM had water get into couple pin were corrosion,when i pulled PCM connector out one of the pin were completed broken.Replaced PCM any things were take care.Thank You So much. Trouble codes: P1633 (keep alive power voltage too low).
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