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1992 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2FTHF25G0N
I am trying to get this truck to pass smog. It passes everything except nox emissions. The first thing I checked is the egr system, I applied vacuum to the valve at idle and the engine stalls. I checked for vacuum to the valve and it never gets vacuum. If I ma...
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...
1995 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No power under load VIN: 1FTEF15N4S
This truck was brought to us with no power under load. it won't get out of it's own way. The Customer pulled the engine out and installed a new oil pan and sending unit and reinstalled the engine. Problem was no there before engine was pulled. Customer install... Trouble codes: 113 (Intake Air Temp Circuit Above Max Voltage), 157 (Mass Air Flow sensor Circuit below minimum voltage), 158 (Mass Air Flow sensor Circuit above maximum voltage), 327 (EGR Valve sensor Circuit below minimum voltage), 624 (Electronic Pressure Control Circuit Failure)
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L Water Pump Bolt VIN: 1FTEE14N3T
Hey folks, I know this is a common problem, just not one I've had to deal with. Van came to me with leaking water pump. During teardown, the head of the top long bolt on right side snapped on removal. The bolt broke at the end, so I have plenty of bolt stickin...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBJS31H5T
No scan tool communication/ mil LIGHT ILUMINTATES AFTER 3 SECONDS of engine running. Vehicle is doggy with no power, almost like it is in limp in mode! Checked power and grounds and all checked out good at pcm. Checked all fuses and related circuits. Scan tool...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE11L6W
Got this van in the shop with dtc U1262 which will repeat after clearing right away. The van starts and runs okay. No other warning lights are on, and I have scan tool communication with pcm, abs, and air bag module. The only thing that I find odd is that the ... Trouble codes: U1262 (Databuss problem)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14564
truck started bucking and running bad going down the road. i havent had much time to look at it but i think it probably jumped a tooth on timing. i started the truck and could unplugged all the coils on the passenger side which i believe is bank 1 and it never... Trouble codes: P0012, P2196, P2271
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L wheel/hub/diff? VIN: 1FTSW31P74
just found out today that truck has been making this noise since day one . who ever installed the lift kit didn't know about drive line angles and vibrated the rear pinion nut loose "opps" and thats when I inherited this beast.started with rebuilding rear diff...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FDXE45P34
Van Will Drop RPM under load @ about 3,000 Rpm Water in Fuel Light comes on & Glow plug light Rpm will drop under 2,000 rpm. APP will not respond till lights go out Cat was broken removed cat still have Drop in rpm fuel psi 55 all the time. Trouble codes: B1352 (ignition key-in Circuit Fault), C1284 (Oil pressure switch Fault), P2614 (CMP Signal output circuitopen), P2617 (CKP Signal output circuitopen)
2004 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L head gaskets VIN: 1FMSU43P24
vehicle came in overheating and steam coming from exhaust, customer adds coolant frequently some times up to 3 gal. Dealer has worked on EGR system, not sure what they replaced, we removed EGR valve to inspect for coolant present in passage to indicate a leaki...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FMZU73E74
This explorer came in with a dead bat. Owner 19years old installed his own new bat hoping to fix as per wallmart auto center, well that didnt help, go figure. After some testing i found a 30a draw that cycles on and off. Takes about 40 seconds and the draw wil...
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34374
The new ford vent valve also leaks smoke around it. Its the only smoke i can see exiting anywhere. My question is is this normal. If so how Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap system large leak)

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1994 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L MIL Lamp on, Low power VIN: 1FTMX26F8R
First thanks for the response's. I'm calling this one fixed, kinda ugly story though. Got swamped last week and couldn't get back to the truck (1 man shop, just me) customer called wondering if he could take it to Kansas. Explained the high cost of ICP sensor ... Trouble codes: P1211 (Injector control pressure high or low).
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Low power VIN: 1FMRU18WOW
This one is fixed! thank you Ed from MI, and a couple of others had it right also. The cam timing was off, right camshaft was retarded 2 teeth. After getting cam timing right and doing battery disconnect, long term adaptive fuel settled in at about +6 on bot... Trouble codes: P0174 (Fuel system lean bank 2).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Torque Converter VIN: 1FTNX21L5X
Well, thanks to all that replied to my help request. I think cleaning the connector to where the solenoid comes out of the case the trans. problem was gone. The customer took the vehicle with the window issues to a Ford dealer and they replaced the GEM and i...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU74E5Y
Well the vehicle has came back into the shop and it has not recodes but has cleared a drive cycle many time. I guess the fuel pressure regulator fixed this one. So i did not want to ruin the test so i verified my fuel gauge and found it to be true against thr... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31F02
Inspected seals that were replaced. Replace IPR seals and oil seals on lines to ICP. Tested IPR and found not working, replaced IPR and starts right up, perfect oil pressure. Thank you all for your input. Greatly appreciated Trouble codes: P1212 (testing and results).
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Charging VIN: 1FMYU04132
THANKS TO EVERYONE, you guys have been great. Within the first 3 hours of posting I had the car fixed. I ended up ordering a reman ford unit, but this time also replaced the battery. The battery load tested fine, everytime, but it must have had shorted cell...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L PCV system VIN: 1FTPW12516
The way I understand it these 3 valve V8 Triton Fords are unlike other V engine PCV systems. There is NO fresh air intake. Hoses on BOTH rocker covers are routed directly to the intake manifold. There is NO replaceable PCV valve. It is a FIXED ORIFICE buil...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L f2 #17 fues blows VIN: 2FMZA51694
This one is fixed, but what threw me is I've been servicing this vehicle since new and didn't expect a console installed six years ago to be the culprit. What I found was after disconecting everything possabel from the air bag circuit it still blew fues's. Loo...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L u joint VIN: 2MEFM75W13
I ended up getting a used driveshaft from a salvage yard. It came with a different u joint than my original one. Don't really know why the difference... Some things are just best left unknown. Thanks a lot for the replies though.
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