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2001 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L not turning over starer VIN: 1FTYR14V11
hello all great tech out there ! thanks in advance . i'm pulling my hair out coz of this truck , this truck came in on the hook , problem is starter in not turning over, starting is not getting power from the starter relay , relay ground side is controlled by ...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU73W04
Hey guys, got a strange bumping in what i believe to be the transmission. When vehicle is decelerated from 100kms or 60 mph it bumps at approx. 1 second intervals. Can be felt through the body of the vehicle,and persists until about 60 kms and then "releases"....
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 2FMZ2A5167
vehicle started sputerring while driving, then shut off. starts right up everytime,runs for a few(3-5)seconds and shuts off. has codes for lean conditions.one code is for a FT sensor not sure what that is. thx for any help.seems like security system but alarm ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1FTPW12546
Need some assistance on this Ford, First off I would like to say thank you in advance for any help in this problem child. This truck came in with low power on accelation and bucking while driving. There is a what seem to be a valve train tick on the passenger ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0301, P0300
2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: IFAHP24187
Vehicle has harsh engagements in drive and reverse only with A/C on, otherwise engagements are ok. When this problem occurs you get a slight rev up in rpms right before engagments. Otherwise vehicle runs great with no codes in system. We looked at data and cod...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on, no throttle response VIN: 1FTXW42R98
To clarify the work history a bit. Customer has this 'BLINKING' check engine light issue when vehicle warms-up. Customer brings vehicle in to shop for a diagnostic and the codes retrieved on first diagnostic are the following: 1- P242D - Exhaust Gas Temperatu... Trouble codes: P242D, P242E, P2123 (Throttle position sensor / switch D circuit high), P2127 (Throttle position sensor / switch E circuit low)

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1989 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L Smog test failure VIN: 1FTCR14T2K
We found the leak. On top of the fuel tank. Resealed fuel pump and filler neck. Thank you to all who replied.
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP5523Y
Well I feel like a dork! Most all of you are right, BAD FUEL. Duh I can't believe we overlooked checking the fuel for contamination. Thanks again for making me think of the simple things first.
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L power steering VIN: 1LNHM82WX3
It would be nice if the repair manuals told you how these things worked--The dealer's tech had it backwards in that he said with the solenoid un-plugged that you'd get full assist-actually if you apply 12 volts to solenoid you get full assist. I couldn't n loc...
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Charging VIN: 1MEFM55S82
Well with the updated information you guys were all over this one. Salvage yard confirmed engine with harness came from 2001. We don't deal in engine swaps so I never realized the engine came with harness. [ I should have as I've seen enough other salvage yar...
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