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1989 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L Smog test failure VIN: 1FTCR14T2K
This is a california vehicle. It came in with a smog test failure for evap functional test. It failed with a .050 leak according to the test station results. We hooked up the smoke machine but can only find smoke coming for the vents on top of the evap caniste...
1994 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L MIL Lamp on, Low power VIN: 1FTMX26F8R
Hi powerstroke guru's. I don't do a lot of diesel work so needing some direction. I've got a 94 7.3 powerstroke giving me fits. Complaint was MIL coming on and almost shutting down. Lots of test drives and got light to come on and some low power and smoke. Pul... Trouble codes: P1211 (Injector control pressure high or low)
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Auxillary A,C unit VIN: 1FDEE14H5S
This is a waldoch conversion van. Last year we installed a new compressor, receiver/drier, rear hose assemblies, rear evaporator. The front A/C sytsem is working ok but the rear Auxillary A/C is not blowing any cold air. I,m not that familiar with this afterma...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Altenator VIN: 1FTNF20F8Y
please help with this troubled ford. the truck came in no charging checked and alt showed bad replaced alt all good for 2 weeks now alt was bench tested and showed bad so warrantied installed no charging if you rev the engine it will hit 12.9v but thats all vo...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSX30P03
Thanks in advance. This one came in with no power and runs bad. no check engine light on but codes po266 and po272 in memory and running test. I pulled the lower fuel filter and is ok , a little dirty but no de-laminating chunks. I have replace many tanks and ...
2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA53453
2 Month's ago customer came in for misfire diagnosis. 1 Week before we got vehicle, customer brought vehicle to chain repair shop (Goodyear) For Rough running. Chain shop did Tuneup. We got vehicle with 2 cyl. misfire. Misfire was companion cyl's. We Replaced ... Trouble codes: P0352
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVHT80NX6
Hello everyone, Could use some help with this one. Car came in running extemely rough. Black smoke from tailpipe.Fuel pressure seems within spec 75 psi. Replace spark plugs, they were black, obviously running rich. I swapped out fuel pump driver module and fue... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure range performance), P0505 (Idle air control system fault), P0106 (Map/bp sensor range performance), P0451 (Evap system pressure sensor performace), P2196 (Afr/ o2 sensor ecess rich signal b1-s1), P2198 (Afr/o2 signal stuck rich b2-s1)
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Glass VIN: 1LNHM87A43
After replacing the front passenger window regulator with dealer parts, the window goes up, then "bounces" back down to the half open position. This vehicle has express up window function. Alldata says any motor or regulator replacement or any adjustments to t...
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53SXW
Good morning to all i have this 1998 sable that has me stumped.complaint is cel on p0401 only code set.first time in found dpfe sensor stuck @ 3.73 volts replaced sensor customer took car called next morning light back on.second time in went thru entire egr sy... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient egr flow)
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Cooling System VIN: 1ZWHT61L6X
Car came in for overheating after blowing upper hose after water pump belt failed. Old water pump looked okay. Unfortunatly we diagnosed as faulty head/head gasket after replacing hose, water pump belt and inspecting water pump. Head gaskets showed no signs of...

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1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L brake pedal VIN: 2FMZA5141W
Thanks to all of those who replied to my request. I was able to locate a used ABS control unit and replaced it. The pedal is now the way it should be. Thanks!!
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 3FAKP1331Y
Thanks a lot to the few that said check wires. Harness with 2 bulk connectors on bracket is exactly wear harness was short to ground. #2 injector and ignition coil as well. Thanks again... Nate
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 3FDXF46F6Y
Well, I'd like to thank everybody on here again for responding. After reading the replies, I believe the general consensus with everybody who responded is that bad injection pressure could cause a lot of different stuff, so whatever the cause of the ICP code w... Trouble codes: P1211 (Injector Control Pressure above/below desired), P1247 (Turbo Boost pressure low), P0476 (Exhaust Backpressure Sensor performance), P0732 (2nd gear ratio incorrect).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21L52
Hello and thank you all for your help. I Always get the weird ones.I went back and chased wiring from iac to ecm and rechecked power and grounds to ecm. I wiggled everything and pulled the ecm apart to look for wet stains. Nothing. One thing that kept bugging ...
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLT 4.0L Cylinder Heads VIN: 1FMDU73KX3
Thank you all for your valuable information. I took everybody's advice, and suggested to the customer that we should replace the engine instead of replacing the headgaskets alone. At that point, the customer declined to repair the vehicle for now. Thanks to R...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P75
I appreciate all the replies. Lots of good advice and information from everyone involved. As usual this was an instance wehre I couldn't see the forest for the trees. During the injector buzz test we discovered that three injectors were not clicking. Those...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P26
thanks to all that responded. we finally got it started. there were multiple problems. first, it needed a high pressure pump and the ipr valve. we have to crank it longer for the icp to build up pressure. now it runs good. thanks to all that responded. you guy...
2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Right Headlight VIN: 2FAFP71W27
The solution was in the wiring diagram, I have ShopKey & the Ford printed wiring diagram for this car, they were both exactly the same: wrong! I logged into OASIS this morning looking for a TSB or something for this problem. I looked at the wiring diagram onli...
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L compressor VIN: 1MEFM55S42
I couldn't find the culprit on this car, but the AC is working fine for the customer as of now (car was picked up 2 weeks ago). As long as the AC is run on Max AC the compressor stays on, if it's switched to Auto or any other setting other that MAX, compressor...
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