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1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTCR14U9P
got a call from this customer said he drove rig to store and wouldn't start when he went to leave, I thought maybe vapor lock, so I told him to cycle ign off to on several times and then try, but did not help. Replaced fuel filter, but no help. tough to reprod... Trouble codes: 136 (lean bank 2), 172 (lean bank 1), 176 (lean bank 2)
1996 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEF15N9T
truck came in on the hook with a no start condition. now first of all this truck sits for 10 months out of the year. when it came in i checked fuel, fire, compression. all are good. noticed the plugs were fouled so i did a complete tune-up. plugs wires cap but...
1997 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L blows ecm VIN: 1FMDA31X1V
This aerostar has been blowing ecms intermittently for about a year now. The good part is that it is getting more often now. As a matter of fact, It's getting so bad that it ran for only a minute the last time before it blew the last ecm. Fortunately, before i... Trouble codes: P0230 (Fuel pump primary circuit malfunction)
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Heat VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
Vehicle will have OK heat but sometimes heat will drop out in the front and back heating systems. I can drive the car around and have good heat and come to a stop and then the heat will cut out. Today we started the truck and it warmed up and it had no heat. ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L no turbo boost VIN: 1FTNX21FXX
Turbo won't come in, runs fine otherwise just no boost. found boost sensor tube clogged, cleaned but did not help. customer stated that it just started one morning with no other issues proceeding it. I am familar with cummings but not the power stroke have rea... Trouble codes: P0478, P0475, P0473, P0470
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L vibration VIN: 1FTWW33S3X
This vibration is not a dangerous type. It is an annoying vibration. It can be felt in the steering wheel, by the seat of your pants and your foot on the floor board. The smoother the road the more you notice it. No vibration or pulsing in the brake pedal. The...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L neutral at stops VIN: 1FHFP55X2G
This one is new to me. When vehicle warms up and you come to a stop idling in drive, the car will go out of gear and back in and out just sitting there. It will go in when you step on the gas and it bang in kind of hard. The transmission shifts great in all th...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60E31
i smoked the car and found the intake leaking and repaired tat and the codes came back after a test drive has anyone seen this before oh yea another shop has tried to fix this Trouble codes: P0135, P1131
2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U92
I have this Code P0174 that keeps returning. i have Replaced oxygen sensor, upper and lower intake gaskets, PCV valve and hoses, oil change complete tune up, check fuel pressure and flow. Not sure where to go next. Any body run into this or have any suggestion... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean bank 2)
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L drivetrain VIN: 1FMPU16WX3
While backing up under heavy accel. the rear shake very hard. It does it in all in 2wd, auto and four high. It feels like a cross between axle hop and clutch chatter. thanks
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W83
Hi everyone, I have a slight problem with a truck here in my shop. Truck came in with a misfire on Cyl# 1-4, also had a P0354. all plugs were changed, along with both coils on 1-4. Misfire was still present. Pulled plugs 1-4 and found them to be gas soaked, ne... Trouble codes: P0354 (Ignition coil D Primary/ secondary fault), P0301, P0304
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L engine VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
ok guys this car came in with a big miss in it run a scan on it it ahs codes 301,302,304,and 306 which we all no is cyl miss fire checked fuel press 37 to 40 psi which is right checked compression it is good not real familer with these engines just wondering i...
2007 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cooling fan VIN: 2MEFM74W5X
hi all, Cooling fan running at Max speed while the engine normal temperature and air-conditioning turned off. When you run the engine in the morning or after a period of parking, fan is not working and after using the car for some time its work normaly at low ...

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1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FTCR1OU6S
thanks for all the help you gave, i used the cam sync tool and alined it and test drove the truck and now it runs great it has tranny problems but he can't aford it now thanks again. 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).
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32F71
Thanks for all the responses with this truck. After the installation of a new IDM, truck started right up and ran like it should. Ran for 30 minutes and then 15 mile road test. No ses and ran great. Called customer and after he picked it up it ran for 2 miles ...
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