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1992 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A8N
i am at a complete loss. this 92 ford ranger 2.3 dual spark plug design has beat me twice and laughed about it. fuel pressure is normal at 35-45 psi, and over a pint in 15 seconds. injectors are pulsing when ever it is running. what i have is a loss of spark a...
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)
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32X5W
Customer states Service Engine Soon light came on. Scaned for codes, found P0171 & P0174 lean bank 1 & 2. When I smoke the engine,smoke agressively comes from the rear of the oil pan, like where you would put some sealer during installation. The short term fue... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP42X4W
Long term fuel trims are running -25 on both sides of the engine(codes 172 and 175). Spark plugs have a white cast on all side wires. Customer just bought the car and had us install a reman engine. He thinks that the previous owner "tuned" the computer with an... Trouble codes: 172 (175 -), 175
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVHT82H75
Ok, this vehicle has a bit of history. It belongs to one of my students. The student tried to replace the spark plugs on this car and of course broke them all. He ended up removing the head to remove the broken porcelin pieces that were dropped in the cylinder... Trouble codes: P0345
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LMFU28525
help!!! i have a 2005 navigator that we just put a motor in about a month ago. the truck came back for an engine light while the truck was here it stopped running. we can not get it to crank at all. upon turning on the ignition all the lights on dash will ligh... Trouble codes: U0101
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Horns won't work VIN: 4M2ZU86K94
Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help. I have checked for voltage at drivers side horn 2 wire connector 1 blue wire has battery voltage all the time & the black wire has good continuity to ground. If I disconnect the horn relay in the under the hood fuse...

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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTEX14N7P
well i tested the range switch extensively and i am convinced it is ok. i did find an abnormal output of the digital vss signal created by the psom. sent it out for rebuilding. 2 weeks later i get the thing back and it did not fix the symptom. we still hav...
1995 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMDA514XS
Removed egr valve and cleaned ports and replaced dpfe sensor and hoses, now runs great, thanks for the help given by all. Trouble codes: P0443 (Purge valve system), P1407.
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L distributor VIN: 1FTHX26G1T
well the customer wants to buy a ford distributor, maybe he thinks it will have a (SUPER SHEAR PIN) that is stronger and wont break too easy . I have a picture in my head how bad it would be if this were true. thanks for all the good responces, confirming wh...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L ignition-fuel VIN: 1FAFP52SXW
Best guess it was the key. New key purchased and reprogrammed by Ford for $110.00. It has been 2 weeks without a problem. Snap-On says our Solus can do the key reprogram but I could not make it happen. thanks for all the help.
2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L speedo VIN: 2FM2A51493
this one is fixed!!! it turned out to be both front abs sensors i had codes in the abs mod. for them but who would have thought it would have done that to the cluster gotta love that next gen stuff thanks for all the ideas
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW20P25
Thx all who helped, the problem finally started happening more consistently, the problem ended up being the fitting at the high pressure oil pump, thx again and God bless :)
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21P77
Thanks for the replies to this. After reading a reply from Charles in California, I think most of those conditions would apply to this truck, especially the massive long range tank that's been fitted. Thanks mate for the info. Thanks again to others for takin... Trouble codes: P0460 (Fuel level sensor A circuit).
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L water pump VIN: 1FTPW12596
Thanks to all that responded, finally talked to a customer support person at Roush Racing they recommended a water pump for a lighting engine, apparently all 5.4ís take the same water pump except for the lighting water pump it has a longer housing and a lot st...
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, long crank VIN: 1FDXE45PX6
Thank you to all the great techs that replied...your help is appreciated! It was the oring on the dummy plug,just like most had suggested.Got the fix from Ford and starting with no issues.Thank you all so much!
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L air bag light flashing code 15 VIN: 2MEFM75W13
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