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1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52UXS
Hello all, This Taurus was brought in to us with a complaint of slight power loss (surge) on the freeway. Road test reveals a flickering and sometimes steady check engine lamp. While on the drive, noted the lamp was more predominant when engine was under load...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L no communication VIN: 1FTSW31P23
I don't think the communication issue is related to the running complaint, but need to see what is going on to properly diagnose. We suspect a bad injector due to black smoke and that engine hydro-locked at one point. Oil is slightly overfull but engine has no...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRW07603
Vehicle towed in a no start checked had good fuel pressure but no injector pulse or pulse to the coils have voltage to each but no ground signal scanner has a kam code 603 that wont clear at all.also no rpm or spark advance on scanner readings.suspected a cran... Trouble codes: 603 (Kam keep alive memory code)
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L monitor not ready VIN: 1FMNU42S13
Hi, I have in my shop a Ford Excursion 2003 V10 and I cannot set the monitor ready for state inspection. Everything is ready except the O2 sensor and O2 sensor heater. I checked both sides of the O2 sensor and voltage and heater work correctly, there is no DTC...
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU77K14
CRUISE CONTROL only sets occaisonaly once you put the brakes on it takes a lot of trying ... the green light will just flick when you press the set button will not stay on..once it works you can turn it off and turn it on no problem but once you have canc...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 3-4 Shift VIN: 1FMYU93185
Hello & thanks in advance for all your help, I have an 05 Ford Escape 3.0L Automatic and very intermittently it will have a hard 3-4 shift just once but at the same time the theft light will flash on for just a few seconds. Have driven and I am yet to get the ...
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVFT85H25
Hello to all. I am trying to get my head wrapped around this problem. It cam in with p0340 and we swapped left and right camshaft sensors. Code comes back after 2-3 key cycles. Tried unhooking alternator just to make sure no interference. Scoped sensors and lo... Trouble codes: P0340
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L ABS light on VIN: 1FTPW14V07
ABS light on. Scan tool reads RF, LR and RR wheel speeds. LF - 0. Red brake light off. Unhook RF wheel speed sensor, both red and orange ABS lights on. Jumper LF wSS to RF and reads correctly on scan tool. Both Abs modules do not send voltage to the LF sensor....
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L spark plugs VIN: 1FTSX21598
Hello:This is my first time trying to do spark plugs on a 5.4.I have read all the posts and forums on this.So far i have done the top engine cleaner the night before.My problem is so far i can only move 2 plugs the 1/8 turn to allow the solvent to penetrate.I'...
2008 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L brakes VIN: 2FPAF45D54
i have this fusion it starts locking left front caliper partialy after a 30-[...] trip. and if i pull over and sit for 1-2 minutes it comes back to normal for next 20-30 minutes.i have changed coses calipers(new from the dealer) and there is no change.than...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L 2/ 5th gear VIN: 1LNHN86S6Y
need help fixing 2000 lincoln ls, trans has no 2nd or 5th gear, code set for pc b solenoid, and gear error 2&5. i know the solenoid pc b controls od band. i pulled pan and everything was very clean,i replaced solenoid assy,cleared codes and test drove,still sa...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air ride control VIN: 5LMFU28R33
I'm having troubles getting the air ride suspension to accept the pheumatic test. I've run the tire size ratio, ride height, and calibrated and/or updated the air ride module. I've even tried two new modules. I've pumped up the vehicle and turned off the switc...
2004 Mercury Monterey (Van) Premier 4.2L overhead councel VIN: 2MRDA20224
hey guys help me if you can. I got this van from a good customer and they want the amb. air temp to read accuratly. The temp sender is on the front of the van and if i short them together it shows -40 deg. I pluged in a coolant temp sender with some jumper wir...

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1992 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10U9N
I'm really embarrased on this one. I was hoping to come back on here and say that I found the timing jumped, or some other extravagant thing, and I can't. When I reinstalled the push rods, the #4 exhaust push rod did not seat in the lifter. It appeared that it...
1993 Ford Festiva L 1.3L headlights VIN: KNJPT05H7P
Thanks for the help. The problem was the junction block located next to the battery. One of the red headlight wires was corroded in the socket. Easy fix once I removed the battery and got all the crud off it so I could see what was happening.
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Starting VIN: 1FMRU1863X
thank you all for your replies,everyone was correct it had to go to the dealer and get reprogammed to the keys.i thought that since i ordered the cluster directly from ford that i could plug and go. well live and learn. lots of great replies and they are much ...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNE2427Y
THANKS for all the input, I disconnected the DPFE sensor, let it sit overnight and tried starting it and no problem. I remember from my last ATG Ford class about the DPFE casuing a phantom PO340 code, I was cosidering a crank sensor but found no problem with i... Trouble codes: P0401, P1400.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTZF17271
Thanks for all of the info guys. All info from mode 6 did not show any negitive info to point me in any direction. Tested fuel injectors all good. Went back to the spark plugs agian, not looking too bad only 6000 on them, but installed new ones. Mis-fire GONE....
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Windshield Wipers VIN: 1FTRA53JCF
Thank you to all who were willing to offer insight. The problem actually resided in the wiper motor itself. Internally shorted, after replacement, operates as designed. Much appreciated.
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Clutch VIN: 3FAFP31N35
Well I have to agree with most of you, The flywheel should have been replaced, but money was an issue. We cleaned out all the metal from grinding the flywheel, and it sounded good sliding back and forth. Talked to the customer and no noise was ever heard from ...
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