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1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA5149W
rain water is creating hydrolock of engine. fresh air vent for cabin air drain was clogged, causing water to overflow onto engine. can't figure out how water is getting in engine, we smoke tested engine intake and pcv system and found no leaks other than egr v...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU62X2Y
Good evening I have this explorer that is driving me crazy. Runs all right cold as gets hot and idle drops engine picks up a rough idle and then at times intermittently feels as if cuts out very quickley, most times does not stall just a drop in rpm as if key ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start, hard start VIN: 3FTNX21F01
I havent worked on many diesels, go easy on me hard start,no start, my question is how to check injectors and injector o-rings. also where to check compression, air filter housing was broken and unfiltered air had been getting into motor. kam error code p... Trouble codes: P0603, P0284, P0266
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Instrument cluster VIN: 1FMEU1751L
This comes in with complaint of oil light on at time and check engine light on. Pull codes and get P1289 Cylinder head temperature sensor high, Po171 and P0174 system too lean both banks and U1073 SCP data fault for engine coolant and the mileage does not work...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FMZU73E92
the 4x4 dose not work we have ck all powers ok we have ck all grounds ok you can not talk to the control mod but all the other control mod work no power at the brown white wire says traler tow switch left side lower dash can not find it no lights in dash if yo...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14504
Hello, This 2004 ford F-150 5.4l has a dead skip on cold start up, first 30-45 seconds then starts to clear with a minor miss on # 2 for approx another minute then clears up. Codes are p0302 misfire #2 and p0316 misfire first 10000 revs. Initial vehicle came i... Trouble codes: P0302, P0316
2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Transmission VIN: 2FAFP71W24
Officer had to have this car towed in because the transmission would not go into gear. No reverse or forward gears. Since we are on the taxpayer dollar we try to save as much money as we can, so we swapped a known good 03 transmission out of a wrecked police i...
2005 Ford Escape XLT Sport 3.0L can comunication VIN: 1FMYU93175
there is communication to air bag module on sepperate network. but no communication to insturment cluster, abs, 4x4 or pcm. had disconnected all but abs modules.
2005 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U65
This vehicle originally came in with a P0174, P0316, P0302, and P0306 codes. After finding low compression on three of six cylinders, we replaced the cylinder heads per the related TSB. The truck came back after a few days with just the P0174 code. I checked f... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean Bank two)
2007 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L message center VIN: 1FMDK02197
Hello, We need some help with this oil change message. Dispite all attempts and resources, we can't reset it. Every time we touch the reset button, we are prompted to calibrate the compass. (slow circles message) We are all ready going in circles. Modis and a...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R03
We have an 03 Navigator where the left rear air shock keeps leaking down. The tech has tried to find leaks when it was leaking down but said no problems found. Check for codes, no codes found. Is there a better way to check for leaks? Any help would be great. ...
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU78HX3
Greetings all, thanks for taking the time to read this. We have this 2003 Aviator that presented with MIL on, no drivability symptoms and DTC P0340-cam sensor cicuit failure or pcm no longer detects signal from pcm. After clearing codes, code will always reset... Trouble codes: P0340
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Warning Chime (buzzes) VIN: IMELM6248R
HI Y'all!! This cougar XR7 has buzzing from warning chime Key on or running. The chime works for key in switch and lights on . There are warning no lights on dash that stay on. The seat belt and door ajar lights work normally. The check gauges works as well. T...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L dome VIN: 2MEFM74W1X
customer complaint is that the interior light stays on while driving. once he parks car and shuts off ignition, closes door evenually the interior light shuts off. we have never encounter this kind of situation with interior lights. we suspect a module but are...

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1965 Ford Mustang 2.8L Engine VIN: 5F07U19658
Thanks for the help fellas. It coming out this weekend. Then off to paint!!!
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTDF1825V
We found that the coil was installed backwards, so once we wired it proper the beast started right up...but that doesn't explain why it started once. Before we got the coil wired right, we verified injector pulse, theft deterrant, compression, grounds, reset ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L first gear only VIN: 1FTYR14VXY
First off for the help guys. Eric, James and Lane all suggested replacing the trans. John, Steven, Gregor and Richard all said to watch if 2nd is being commanded, watch the MLPS, OSS- this truck doesnt have one, and watch the speedometer. All of those are work...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21P43
A big Thanks to TEAM IATN ! You guys came thru with awesume information and help. Don't want to miss anyone so I won't single out names individually. The problem was in the HP Oil system. We took the ICP out and hooked up shop air with a gauge. We ran the pres... Trouble codes: P2614 (CMP /Open), P2617 (CKP/ Open).
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56P64
Wow it seems most of you have run into this, I think the best idea by far, was to pull all the glow plugs, fill up the front fuel bowl, used a starter trigger with the key off, and put in one glow plug at a time until you see bubbles. man that worked mint. The...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, No Acceleration VIN: 1FTSX31P74
The truck hasn't returned,customer called Ford & production date is 06-04-04 - 4 days after for FICM & harness recall thru 05-31-04 I'm seeing the truck on 09-28-10 for further diagnosis.I'll try to post a fix later if possible.Customer can drive truck as long... Trouble codes: P0299 (T/C Underboost), P2614, P2617.
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L left rear brake line VIN: 3MELM66LRW
Thanks for all the help. We replace the ABS module/valve assembly (used) and re-bled brake system all is good. Thanks again for the help.
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