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1987 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Starter Solenoid VIN: 2FTEF15H1H
Truck was brought to us by customer because of no charge after he replaced alternator. The first time we went outside to start it and bring it in the starter would not disengage. We repaired the no charge condition (Blown fuse link) and also diagnosed a bad so...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L tiing chain tensioners VIN: 1FTDX1HWXV
Truck came in with noise coming from timing chains predominatly on the passenger side. We replaced the tensioners, gears, chains and guides. Still noisey. Removed timing cover and tensioners, removed oil pressure sending unit and put air pressure on sending un...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU04131
Hello, Customer's complaint was AC inop and check engine light "on". We found code P0353. When we cleared the code, the AC started working again, no big surprise. Having seen a lot of bad coils, we changed #3 and all the spark plugs. However, this didn't fix t... Trouble codes: P0353
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW21R78
Hey Guys, This problem has not happend or codes set while in my shop but customer complaint is after message for particulate filter cleaning cycle is met message comes up to pull over safely and vehicle shuts down and will not start for about 30 min - 45 min.... Trouble codes: P200E, P2002 (Diesel particulate efficiency threshold error)
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: 1LNHM86564
This is a strange 1 guys...the traction control light is bliking with the vehicle running, and it has the same symtoms as when traction control is activated. As soon as you try to accelerate off idle it has no power at all, and will stall. There are numerous c... Trouble codes: P0190
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L compressor VIN: 1MEFM55S42
Vehicle came in for AC not working all the time. This is an automatic AC system. I noticed that if you pushed the max air button the compressor would work normally and power is present at clutch. If you turn off max ac and run in just regular ac mode, power go...

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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMEU1760V
i fixed the wiring for the wiring for the ftps that was damaged and shorting on the fuel lines. this has fixed the problem and it has been on the road with no more problems. thanks for everyones help.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Power steering / Hydroboost VIN: 1FTNF21FXY
Most replies say its a normal condition for these trucks but I've never ran across it before (and I see a few) regardless, customer declined any more repairs.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF36P23
Replacing the ICPR valve didn't fix the problem. So I replaced the ICPR signal wire. I ran a new wire on the outside of the harness to replace the yellow with a red strip wire going from the PCM to the ICPR. The truck has been running well ever since. ... Trouble codes: P0263 (1 cylinder power imbalance), P0275 (5 cylinder power imbalance), P2287 (ICP circuit intermittent), P2623 (ICP regulator circuit/open).
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Module VIN: 1FTVX12575
thanks to everyone who replied. this module did have to be configured on the motorcraft website using "AS BUILT DATA".
2006 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX14WX6
Thanks for your replies. I have this one repaired as much as the owner wants to do. First of all, I DID check the coil previously. I even pulled the coil out and run the motor to see if it was sparking. I had also checked for the clicking of the injector w... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 miss), P0316 (Miss on start up).
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L reverse apply VIN: 1FMEU64EX6
Reverse apply and line pressure seemed to be improving with each test drive. Removed positive battery cable and grounded it. Applied brake pedal to completely drain any residual power to ther ECM. Reconnected battery positive and the transmission has shifted ...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U96
a new coil fixed the problem and the misfire monitor still corectly identified the bad cylinder even though the wires had been swapped backwards on the paired cylinders 3 and 4. So I guess this is an effective way to diagnose a bad coil. thanks for the repli... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304.
2007 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L door locks VIN: 2MEFM75V77
Thanks to Timothy, Stephen,Andy and William as we all agree that the problem is a bad Driver door Module. I have ordered the module and will complete job when it arrives. I'll close out the request since it't not an emergency item, just a convenience. Thanks t...
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