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1995 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A6S
hey guys quick question on this junker. from the pcm fuel pump relay control circuit all the way through the inertia switch and back to the fuel pump i only have half the necessary voltage(6.2 volts). the fuel pump relay pin on the pcm is what has me stumped i...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Starting VIN: 1FALP62WXV
This thunderbird has a strange electrical condition. When you turn on the key the electric radiator fan begins to run, the fuel pump can be heard humming, and it will not start when attempting to crank it over. After some time the electric fan will shut off, t...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L door latch VIN: 1FMZU35P4W
Hello fellow members. This is my daughter's Explorer. I am not familiar with rear door systems on Ford Explorers. Front and back doors on Crown Vics, yes, Explorers, no. The push button opens the glass OK, but the latch, there is no resistance. How do I open t...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 3FDXF46F6Y
Ok, thank you all in advance for any help you may be able to provide. This's goes out to all you Diesel guys out there. This's kinda gonna be more of a curiousity post than anything. I had a 2000 Ford F-450 that the customer complaint was that the engine would... Trouble codes: P1211 (Injector Control Pressure above/below desired), P1247 (Turbo Boost pressure low), P0476 (Exhaust Backpressure Sensor performance), P0732 (2nd gear ratio incorrect)
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 3FAFP11381
Hey guys looking for a quick response on this one. This car came in for a timing belt, regular maint., no previous issues. Engine had only a tensioner pulley and idler directly across from it. Belt kit comes with a third pulley to be installed by crank. Diagra...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FAFP44461
A customer brought in this mustang today stating that its surging and has lack of power, upon test drive i found that the vehicle surges at quarter to three quarter throttle, lacks accleration surges feels like its missfiring. i cant get any codes to show up. ...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on, power loss VIN: 1FTRX08L51
calling ford experts. i have a headache ford here. my question is, what exactly is the fuel pressure supposed to be? every source i can find says that it is supposed to be 30-45, but the way it behaves at that range, and the way it behaves now, indicates that... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1285
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L fuel guage, a/c, starting VIN: 1FMCU62K92
truck came in with a fuel guage intermittenly going to "E" and at the same time the a/c cuts off. when problem happens and vehicle is turned off the explorer will not start. has codes p1201 and p0463. found tsb for codes and replaced fuel sending unit, checked...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW31P54
Good morning all. I have a f450 that I need some help with. This truck came to me about a month ago, would start and idle only for about ten min. Codes at that time were low icp press. Truck would not accelerate at all.Verfied that the high press pump going ba...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45P74
school van egr cooler failed and engine hydro locked after stoping engine. tow into shop check and replace egr cooler and unlock engine. started engine engine had miss #4 injector replace all injectors reman started engine ran how have low power and no fuel re...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2FAFP71W75
Engine runs and drives Ok Idle. While under cruise condition around 35 to 50 MPH Engine feels as if has a (chuggle). More so at 35 MPH is noticeable, Checked fuel pressure Voltage with chart comparison from Alldata 2.8 volts should be reading 40 PSI mechanical...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FMYU031X5
I replaced Mass Air Flow sensor cleared again test drove and car stalled again checked codes there where no but P1000 ODB II System Incomplete Is there a reset I need to do HELP Trouble codes: P0104 (Mass Air Flow Sensor)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P75
Hey ya'll this one is killing us! We replaced the EGR cooler on this one a couple of days prior to it failing. Customer stated the truck ran great the night before. He left it running while he was inside and returned to find it stalled. I could start it on a l...
1989 Other Ford S1600 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1HTJUZRKXK
Replaced a cylinder head on this 7.3 litre diesel engine,because it was losing coolant about a gallon every 10 miles,had a large crack,before disassembly it had an intermittent no start problem,crank ok but not start,crank it again after 10-15 trys fire right ...

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1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FACP44E8M
Sorry for the delay in posting a fix. Special thanks to Chris [...] for emailing me the Ford diagnostics for code #66, as I said before, Alldata had no info. for this code. Tested all circuits twice with same results, bad computer. Ordered reman. unit, show... Trouble codes: 66 (MAF ground circuit fault).
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FA1P5849S
thank you very much for all the good replys from everyone. sounds like many of you have fun with this type of situation in the past. i cleaned all the grounds and load tested them with a headlight, tested for proper inputs and outputs to the PCM and all was go...
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 3FTZF1723Y
Well the problem finally reared its ugly head.The head gaskets are blown.The customer finally admitted, After some coaxing that it had been doing this for a while.He is now deciding what to do .We have given him the option of a engine swap, used or reman and ...
2004 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU73E84
well its was kinda easy fix traced wires from maf sensor back to pcm. found after vehicle starts it drops out signal to maf coming out of pcm. installed used pcm had dealer program it alls good so far thanks for all the good replies
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW12565
I didn't get any replies that led me away from replacing the PCM on this truck, so that's what I went with. Installed & programmed new PCM, did the PATS learn, and the truck started up normally.
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