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1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34X6P
Got a stumper here, car towed in cust say's engine has no power. when you drive it it takes off fine but within about 2-5 blocks it feels like somone has turned off the key. the car will not accelerate at all and slows down to a crawl but never dies, it just i... Trouble codes: 171 (o2 not switching lean), 177 (o2 not switching rich)
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L steering VIN: FMFU18L4VL
disconnected variable assist and appeared that symptom happened less but still did it--Seems that it does it when going into driveways from turns. No codes in 4wd or steering modules--feels like 4wd engaging
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Rear axles VIN: 1FTCR10U4V
Loud clunk when applying emergency brake at any speed. Raised vehicle and found rear axle end play at .140 on both axles. Brakes, backing plates, etc - all acceptable. Removed diff cover and oil was black, no metal debris found. Axle thrust ends at cross shaft...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U72
This is my own vehicle - It drives fine 95% of the time, but going up a long hill only at highway speeds or an inclined on-ramp to the freeway it loses power/hesitates and flashes the MIL. I get p0300 - random/multiple misfire and individual cyl. misfire codes... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Master Cylinder VIN: 1FMFU16L02
We are manually bleeding with two people do not have a power bleeder and when running abs pump by snapon scanner , not making any difference??? any help out there???
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Battery Drain VIN: 1FDWX34P05
.5 amp draw with key off / batterys go dead in 3 days 10 amp fuse for instrument cluster. Remove it and the draw goes down to .01 no codes stored in body computer, dash passes on-demand test one battery of two is bad now. Cycled too many times
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Starting VIN: 1FMCU95H65
I drove car to work after work car would not start. Took car to ford they said it needed new pcm and hybrid battery. I replaced pcm and bought a hybrid battery from a running car took it back to ford and the car still will not start ford says it needs a new hy...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31545
This truck intermittently falls on its face while accelerating, its happening more and more. Both 02 sensors stay at around .95V and short term fuel trim is -20%. Map sensor voltage is at 4.99V. Its like this thing cannot get enough air. I did find a TSB #07M0... Trouble codes: P0300, P0345, P0420, P0430, P2196, P2198
2006 Ford LCF C450 4.5L Misfire VIN: 45U6894I49
vehicle first came in with a random dying problem and we installed the new high pressure pump. 2 weeks later it came back in smoking and found crankcase full of fuel and found the number 6 injector blown after taking all injectors out and having them service a...

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1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP42X4W
Robert from West VirginiaAug 25, 2010 8:37:54 PMCheck to see if it is a stock MAF,bigger injectors or a bad ECT sensor.You said the fuel pressure regulator is working normal. How long did you let it run to check? I have seen them run for several minutes at nor... Trouble codes: 172 (175 -), 175.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L alternator VIN: 1FTNF21L9Y
Thank you to all that replied.Were the yellow and org/blue wire connect to the fusable link was corroded.Cut,clean and solder wires and every thing is working good.
2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Cooling Fan Don'T Operate When Ac Is Turned On VIN: 2FAFP71W21
Thanks to all who responded, the fix ended up being the high side pressure switch. Thanks again
2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Cooling Fan Function VIN: 2FAFP71W91
Thanks to all who responded, the fix ended up being the high side pressure switch. Thanks again
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Speed Control VIN: 1FTPW14504
I still have not been able to get this truck back into my shop. Customer has been busy with the truck. I did receive a couple of post's regarding wiring issues, when I get the truck back I will check wiring and will repost. Thanks
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXW47P35
The ideal fix for this truck would be to install a complete new engine from ford which retails for 13k, but includes everthing from the turbo to the oil pan. If you start to add up all of the expensive things that can, will and do go wrong with a 6.0 it doesn... Trouble codes: P2284 (ICP sensor range/performance).
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1FTPW12546
We figured out this vehicle, with help from you guys. The truck in open loop would dive perfect, when it would go into closed loop the problems began. Apprently the clacking lifter noise was effecting the knock sensors and retarding timming in the closed loop.... Trouble codes: P0171, P0301, P0300.
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTXW43R18
The customer and his wife freaked when he found out the cab would have to come off to repair his truck. Took it and said he would be looking for a new one. All the replies basically said the same thing and that is that the pressure control valve and volume con... Trouble codes: P0088 (Fuel rail pressure too high).
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Stalls in reverse VIN: 5LMFU28R74
I forgot to mention the cooler flushed OK. I checked the cooler flow anyway and all was well. Installed a brand new pump this time and problem gone. Thanks for all the replies.
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