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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDEE14H2R
Van cuts out intermintantly at idle. Van only does it in closed loop. Heres what I know. When the hick-up occurs, the RPM has a small jump UP, then down, then back to normal. When it happenes my o2 goes lean for a split second. Injecter pulse goes up. I have s...
1997 Ford F-250 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26H5V
no start,no spark no fuel no noid no check engine light.eec power relay clicks,all fuses good.if you unplug the spout connector you get spark.please help i need a direction to go.the distributor was replaced for no spark no noid,vehicle ran for 2 days now its ...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3FAKP1331Y
This customer is a regular. Vehicle came in @89339 miles 12/08 with no injector pulse (No Codes). Replaced pcm all was good till 96,700 miles (6/09) came in running like crap. No codes tested injector pulse. 1 &3 injectors stuck on. Replaced pcm, all ran great...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTZR15V3Y
The customer came in stating that the vehicle will free rev downshifting from drive into 3rd going up a hill. ABS light was on so we scanned and found 2 codes C1230 and C1102. The rear speed sensor is used for a couple of different calculations, such as ABS & ... Trouble codes: C1230 (Rear speed sensor circuit fault), C1102 (Acceleration switch circuit fault)
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Rear wheel bearings VIN: 1FAFP34POY
Customer has come to us after having a used car dealer replace the bearings previously. I am curious if anyone else has had this type of problem?
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Differential VIN: 1FTRW08L41
this is my own truck and i need some advice. after being in 4wd. low for about 10km, then 2 wheel drive for about 80k at 120km/hour,i could smell hot gear lube.when i stopped, the front diff was so hot the plastic cover on the outside of the diff (for routing ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21L52
Hi folks, This vehicle is giving me gray hairs. Major problem is randomly it will not start or dies on the road.When it is dead i get no data on scanner, fuel pump runs all the time and voltage to injectors and coils is 6.45 volts. After i tested 12 volts fee...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAE56P83
only problem is truck cuts out after several miles of driving ,, only code is IPR OPEN P2623 ,, that was replaced with factory new part also high pressure pump and seals ,, also new injector seals ,, new lifters pistons etc etc only problem is vehicle cuts o... Trouble codes: P2623
2004 Ford Focus ZX5 2.3L Eng/trans/exh VIN: 3FAFP37Z94
Tia. Unusual rattle/grinding noise on take-off acceleration. Noise is quite loud but goes away after about 1 minute of driving. Occasionally we can make the noise during power braking. Noise does not last long enough and is not predictable enough to duplicate ...
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L low power on accel VIN: 1FMFU17535
Hello all, I have something driving me up the wall here. Being a GM tech for 19 years I recently switched to Ford. Please forgive my ignorance on ford products. I have a 2005 expedition, 5.4l, seems to be leaning out on Bank 1 under accel. I ran an OASIS o... Trouble codes: P0171
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L water pump VIN: 1FTPW12596
Thanks in advance for all the mechanics that help to make this web site such a great tool. 22-miles after repalcing the altenator the water pump housing broke and it tore up fan shroud fan blade and fan clutch Installed new water pump fan clutch fan blade and ...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Blower Speed VIN: 2MEFM75W8X
two day before a/c compresor broke custemor was complaning that at max ac when he wolud set speed to low it would go to low speed for a second or so and then it would go to hight speed. I tested a/c controler and found no codes i check alldat and could not fin...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L air bag light flashing code 15 VIN: 2MEFM75W13
I can not find a flash code 15 anywhere, for this airbag system.Does anyone know what it is.
2007 Mercury Milan Premier 2.3L A/C inop VIN: 3MEHM08Z37
Customer states they were driving one morning and the air conditioning just stop working. Evac and recharge system, system had the correct amount of freon in it. Found no codes in system. All temp sensors show proper readings. Changed high pressure switch, sti...

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1989 Ford E-150 Econoline XL 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEE14YCK
On reading the tips provided by others on this web site, we figured it was a fuel delivery problem. While disconnecting lines to blow the system out again an employee found that the plastic fuel lines had collapsed in upon themselves resticting the fuel flow... Trouble codes: 13 (unable to ctrl rpm to self-test lower limit band), 23 (tp snsr input is out of self-test range), 25 (ks sensor sig not sensed in dynamic response test), 33 (egr valve not opening), 44 (thermactor air sys inoperative), 52 (psps always staying open/closed).
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L engine mechanical VIN: 2FTDX08WLV
Thanks to all. Most had good insight or repeat failures of the external cooler or core plugs at the front of the cylinder head. As this vehicle did not have an external cooler it did end up being the plugs. I suppose the biggest clue was that the coolant went ...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L speedo,temp,fuel,rpm VIN: 2FMDA5347Y
Well thanks everyone for all the ideas well to make a long story short i noticed someone put a new alt in this van i disconected the 3 pin conector only to find the pin closes to the front of the van was bent. i straightned the pin cleared all the codes test d...
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L fan switch VIN: 1FAHP3838Y
We inspected the connection at the fan switch and all was good as new. We were suspecting the climate control module but found no information on how to test it. Customer decided to take car to Ford for further diagnosis and will let us know what was found. Tha...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 3FAFP11381
Thanks for all the tips. Paul and Christian had the same idea we ultimatly had. Local dealer did lookup by VIN and they're diagram showed the pulley, so I installed it. All is good.
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L No Start VIN: 1FAHP60A72
Thanks to everone that responded to my help request. I am happy to report that this car is fixed, however, I was unable to locate the Rear Electronic Module (REM). Once I got an open lift, we put it up, and went right to the Fuel Pump Connector, where we ... Trouble codes: P1641 (Fuel Pump Primary Circuit Malfunction), P1233 (Fuel Pump Driver Module Offline), P1237 (Fuel Pump Secondary Circuit Malfunction), P1246 (Alternator Load Input Failed).
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L AC and Heating VIN: WF0NXXWPDN
We removed the dash and found that it was blocked by previous owner on purpose.Removed the blockage. Working great. Thankyou to all that replied.cheers
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, Heavy Black Smoke VIN: 1FTNX21P64
Well I finely found the problem, I sent the vehicle to Ford in Reno to add a missing update to the ECU which fixed the turbo problem, and the cylinder misfire was caused by antifreeze getting past a defective seal. Seams simple when you listen to the explanati... Trouble codes: P0278 (Number 6 cylinder contribution problem).
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45P74
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, shifting VIN: 1FMPU15535
turned out vehicle did not have a fuel issue but a tranmission issue the converter would intermitently go in to lock up and vehicle would try to stall out found a tsb for this issue repaired vehicle and customer is happy
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX215X8
this was astrange one . I decidesd to go back through the system start from scratch. after all the testing it shure looked like a head or valve problem. but one test i had for got about the wiggle test . thanks to my son reminded me what i used to do on the ol... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L air bag VIN: 1LNHM82W93
Tech Did not remove sensor from old seat motor assembly
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