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1993 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR11A3P
Does any one out ther know what code 224 means. I looked it up on mitchell and it said see system component test. the problem is that the code does not give any kind of description as to what system it is for. I did notice that after running the vehicle for 10... Trouble codes: 224
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P1Y
We have a 2000 ford focus. Under a load when driving or when we have in on the lift the transmission will have a hard bump, the insturment panel will go blank. Radio will turn off. Engine will not die. This will stay for 2 seconds then all light come on spedom... Trouble codes: P0705, P0406 (Fuel level sensor), P1233 (Fuel pump drive module), P1246 (Alternator load input failed)
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L pressure control selenoid VIN: 1FTZX17221
[...] f150 drivn into our shop customer complaint of runs bad. we installed scanner & vehicle had codes po 1747&1760 vehicle was driven and all trans shifts were harsh.upon further inspection trans electrical plug was seeping fluid through connector,connect...
2002 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRW07352
With a fuel pressure ga installed, pressure is good on key up and holds. When crank, it starts, runs ok but fuel pressure drops to 0 psi in approx 5 seconds and the eng stalls. When the eng stalls, fuel pressure initializes and comes to spec. Sometimes this ha... Trouble codes: P0231 (Fuel pump secondary ckt low)
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Gauges, battery light VIN: 1FAFP53233
Hello all. Today's sick puppy presented originally with a no charging complaint. Customer reports that intermittently the tach will drop to zero and battery light comes on and radio display goes dim. (Sounds like an alternator right?) New alternator and it is ...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF57P93
Vehicle was towed in to me on Monday, with a crank no start. checked codes and here is the list po282,po264,po267,po270,po273,po276,po279, all are injector circuit low. I feel as if the fidm has failed, This vehicle was used on friday and would not start on mo... Trouble codes: P0282, P0279, P0276, P0273, P0270, P0267
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L vibration VIN: 1FMYU93185
This is a photo radar unit so it has a lot of hours but low mileage. Complaint is vibration, mostly at idle.We have had this unit for a week,I do have a ids and there is no cylinder contribution issues, the line is straight. I am sure it is not missing. We fou...
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L computer? VIN: 1FMCU49H08
went to the local body shop to unplug the hybrid system. started with the battery under the hood and unplugged the neg. went to the back and turned the dial to the unlock but didn't pull it out and put back into the transport setting. then unplugged the batter...

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1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, bog VIN: 1F23456789
Thanks for all the great advice. Found the orange ground wire on the back of the right -passenger side head, I checked the ground, replaced the o2s and finally replaced the MAP. Of course everything checked fine while testing-intermittent. Runs fine now- i bel...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTJW36F9V
Thanks to the 9 of you that took your time to reply. I greatly appreciate your help and I must say you guys know your powerstrokes, especially, George from Ontario, Charles [...], Andrew and Kevin. You guys were right on the money. This truck had the icp w... Trouble codes: P1280 (Intergrated control panel circuit low range).
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L abs VIN: 3FAFP13P7Y
Thanks for the help, I will add more to this when I get the car back in... Most replies were for a new control module, but I don't think the owner will want to put that much into the car...same story different car...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FMYU04151
Thanks for all the replies to our problem. We removed the Timing Cover to inspect the chains and guides. We could see the rear chain was very "loose"and the rear hydraulic tensioner was not extended. After removal, and disassembly, we discovered a small metal ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU63KX3
This thing was a big headache. I had a local shop ask me if I had replaced the camshaft sproket bolts when i did this job. Alldata didnt say anything about any one time use bolts or torque to yield bolts. So this mechanic told me that since the camshaft sproke... Trouble codes: P2196 (O2S stuck rich).
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVFT85H25
Wow do we feel a little DUH. Well it turned out to be the alternator. Thank you all again for your help. A little helpfull information for the next tech to check this problem. If you unplug the control wires to the alternator does not mean the alternator is no... Trouble codes: P0340.
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Surge VIN: 1MELM66L2W
Thank you all who have helped. I,m still putting time and money into this vehicle. Ill get it soon enough, i now have a parts vehicle to swap parts. Thanks again Trouble codes: P1519 (Imrc stuck closed), P1504 (Iac circuit fault), P1506 (Iac over speed error), P0153 (Ho2s21 circuit slow response), P0401, P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected).
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