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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Runs rich VIN: 1FTEF14Y5J
Got this truck as a no start, the guy's son had been messing around with it. First the schrader valve on the fuel rail was missing, installed valve. Found the fuel pump relay wired to the EEC check connector, properly routed fuel pump wiring. Got engine to sta...
1995 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMDA514XS
After engine is hot, in gear at idle at stops, rough idle, never stalls, good power when accel and can rev engine at stop in neutral with no problems, clear codes and will come back. Has code p0443 for purge valve system and p1407. Trouble codes: P0443 (Purge valve system), P1407
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L brake bleeds down VIN: 1FTHF26F5R
replaced master cyl, vac booster, abs valve, calipers, wheel cyl and brake pedal still bleeds away
1996 Ford F53 XL 7.5L Cuts out VIN: 3FCMF53G1V
This one is eating my lunch. Worse part is, it's mine! Got a great deal on a RV with a 460 sefi fuel injected EEC IV and only 35000 miles. It had sat for four years. Fuel tank was trashed. Fabricated a stand alone fuel system out of a boat fuel tank and a left... Trouble codes: 172 (System lean), 542 (Fuel pump circuit ground failure), 543 (Fuel pump circuit b failure)
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTHW26F3V
Truck came in with hard start and very poor run. Diagnosed 2 bad injectors. In course of diagnosing found IDM to have water intrusion so also sold customer rebuilt IDM. Valve cover gaskets replaced as well as harnesses on both sides, both under covers and outs...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L starter VIN: 1FAFP3639Y
Greetings fellow technicians. I have this Ford Focus driving me crazy. It all started about 3 months ago. Customer called up with car sitting outside of town. Was driving down road when car stalled and lost all power. He waited a minute, tried starting and sta...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP36P1Y
Hi tech thanks in advance. this car stall after 20 minutes. when you go to stop. i check scan that get code p0171 lean fuel and p1405 upstream hose unplug for egr pressure diff. fix that . fix this. while test driving that i feel transmission doesn't shift up....
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L shifting VIN: 1FTNW21FOY
truck shifts normal when cold, 1-3 ok, no 4th due to strategy when cold. I can hold the throttle to the floor, and it goes into all gears normal like all other vehicles out there. When the strategy is over, or when 4th comes back, the truck shifts awefull. I c...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Charging VIN: 1FMYU04132
Hello everyone, I have a escape that has burned two alternators with 2 weeeks. The first time the alternator was dead not putting any output at all. Replaced it, then it began to charge, recharged and load tested battery, battery was good. Customer took vehicl...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L f2 #17 fues blows VIN: 2FMZA51694
Air bag light on with #17 10amp under dash fues blown. This fues suplies power to the Restraint control moduel,occupant classification sensor and the rear quarter windows. The rear quarter windows work fine so I don't understand that. It is a dead short becaus...
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
Good morning. I have a 2006 E450 with a rough idle and light smoke(grey) just off idle and light smoke at WOT. No codes are present or in history. Came in with a now power complaing. Found VGT Code present and VGT electrical connector unplugged. Plugged back i...
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L no charge VIN: IFAHP34N36
This Focus has a no charge condition, I'm new at this computer controlled alternator. Customer charges battery overnite, drives it 'til it dies. The charge lite comes on on the dash during bulb check, but remains off the rest of the time. P0625 stored in memor...
2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FAHP24117
got this ford five hundred handed to me for a/c replaced the a/c valve still the same at idle low side 65 lbs shakey high side 140 stedy at 2000 rpm low side 50 lbs high side 225 lb at idle blows warm at 2000 rpm will freeze water i am kind of leaning toward a...
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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1997 Ford F-250 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26H5V
thanks for all the help.after checking all the power feeds to the pcm found all good.grounds were also good.installed reman pcm vehicle is fixed.thanks again for all the suggestions,kevin
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L door latch VIN: 1FMZU35P4W
Thank you to the six members that replied to my post. I had asked for help in removing the inside of the hatch door because the outside latch mechanism would not release the hatch. David from Missouri and Andrew from Virginia told me I needed to open the glass...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F81
Took an IDM from another running truck, have same symptoms. Other truck will start and run with this IDM. Removed right side valve cover, watched injector drain tubes, all are exhausting oil when cranking which mean the injectors are activating. Pulled front i...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAE56P83
traced harness several times found an intermittant break and also a conector that was bad retested and that problem seemed to dissapear thank you to all who replied and again IATN for the help Trouble codes: P2623.
2003 Ford E-150 Club Wagon XLT 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FMRE11L53
Sorry I have taken so long to close this but I was not sure the truck was fixed we ended up replacing every thing and it still was not working to my satisfaction when it left. We ended up refunding the customers money. Sometimes you just get beat.
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L evap core VIN: 1FDSS34P74
Sorry for the delay. It did indeed end up being the heater control valve going to the rear unit. You guys are great!!! This is not exactly a glamorous business to be in but it is really great when other people lend their knowledge. It makes it easier for all o...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L compressor VIN: 1LNHM86S5Y
Sorry for the incomplete info and deleyed response. We were really hammered last week. The only real diag time I had with the car was evac and recharge and duct tape on the pvc boot. After removing the reley and recharging the system the compressor decides to ...
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