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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTDF1825V
hey guys i rebuilt the motor in this 97 f-150 it started right up after reinstalling the engine and i notice a misfire i shut the motor off and found #4 and #5 plug wires were backwards i fix the problem now the truck wont start i just cranks over i have good ...
1999 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L cam sensor VIN: 1FMZU32PXX
i have this ford explore with 5.0 engine came in with cam sensor cir. code po340 performed flow chart found bad cam sensor when we removed sensor found that sync. was also damaged we replaced both cam sensor and sync. started engine and it imed. reset cam sens...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU67E92
Need some ideas please,pulling my hair out on this,Mil on, codes po455 & po457 and check fuel cap light on.smoke test revealed canister close valve not sealing, replace valve. Codes returned- replace fuel cap (kept old one)codes returned.performed vacuum test-... Trouble codes: P0455, P0457
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L 0dometer VIN: 2FMDA51462
This van came in with a complaint of the odometer showing dashes and the speedometer not working. I have seen several of these with the brake switch leaking and blowing fuse 10, and sure enough the fuse was blown but the switch was leaking. I did replace the s...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L noise at valetrain VIN: NX6W254218
car came in for noise from engine, noise coming from valvetrain, performed oil pressure test found oil pressure @ 70PSI-80PSI. SHOULD BE BETWEEN 29-39PSI.
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW076X3
Acting very odd, dtc's set very fast, for bank 1 lean, and bank 2 rich. Oxygen sensors test correct, and in addition to the above mentioned maintence done, the truck was tested for an intake leak, and nothing was found. Fuel pressure is within specs, and the i... Trouble codes: P0171, P0175
2007 Mercury Milan 2.3L Instrument cluster VIN: 3MEHM07Z97
HEllO EVERYONE! This vehical is killing me, i removed the dash to replace the evaporator temp sensor and now i cannot get communication with the instrument cluster. I have an IDS and tried to do a peramiter reset, no help. Tried to inhale/exhale hoping to tric...

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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU01418
Received many good replies. Some were about intake leaks, broken wires, plugged exhaust, but the fix was correcting someone elses fix. For whatever reason, the harness for the coils was butchered, half a**ed back together and 4 & 6 were crossed. Put wiring... Trouble codes: P0161.
2006 Ford Ranger Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on, failsafe mode VIN: 1FTYR15E46
Thank you for your assistance with this one. What we had found was when the customer came in originally at 34k miles, we saw he hooked up a subwoofer speaker system and utilized fuse 41 which powers the transmission. We took it out of there and instructed hi... Trouble codes: P0446, P0740, P0743, P0750, P0135, P0155.
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU95H66
hi Ford techs, Shortly after testing main shut-off and finding no problem. I recieved a reply from Patrick in Nebraska about a Ford tsb for a section of wiring harness related to the battery pack that might need to be replaced. I contacted the dealer and f...
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