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1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 2FTHF26H9P
Hi all, and thanks in advance. This truck came in with a no start. The fuel pressure was below spec, and the current ramp wave form was bad on the pump. Changed pump and filter. The filter had come apart internally, and sounded like a baby rattle. Suspect this...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L incomplete montiors VIN: 1FALKP52U7
Cannot complete following montiors O2-heater O2 Egr Evap does complete misfire,component and fuel check power at pin 55 fuse for horn was blown but replaced and still is ok when you drive it none of the four listed will complete. suspect pcm may be cause of co...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L steering VIN: 1FAFP34331
I have a customer with a 2001 Focus. The car will vibrate while turning right. The vehicle has to be in gear for the vibration to occur. The vibration happens at any speed, even while sitting still. The problem is worse in the morning, after about 15min of dri...
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTZR45E14
Truck has been back to dealer several times with same problem, when driving at speeds above 40mph the transfer case has self shifted into 4 wheel low. Ford dealer replaced what they called the 4wd module and test drove without being able to duplicate. On other...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Dead battery VIN: 1FDWF34P26
We have a small fleet of 2006 e350's with the 6.0 diesel with dual battery's and single alternator. They all have excessive battery draw, seemingly caused by the radio. When the radio is disconnected the draw is gone. The 1.5 amp is enough to drain the battery...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Abs Light On VIN: 1FTWW32P36
This truck came in our shop with the abs light on. We scaned for codes and found only code u1900. Customer states if you drive it, the light comes back on after approx. 50miles. We checked for damaged wires and incorectly installed fuses, as per tsb 05-11-14 a...

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1979 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.0L Ignition VIN: HHFE37HHAD
Hi everyone, I had contacted the customer and he was having financial difficulties and could not pay for the eventual repairs after doing some initial troubleshooting. But at least, Learned what could be the issue with these systems that could help me in the f...
1996 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.5L neautrals out midgear VIN: 1FDKE30G3T
thanks for the suggestions and help, tore trans down and found it was the forward clutch, burnt but holding until load overcame it, spin up and would not regrip until almost stopped. trans tester boosts line pressure so it masked the problem and made it seem l...
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26G3T
In regard to the problem - spark plugs were regaped properly - no head gasket leakage at all - fuel pressure was good (Iforgot the number) - this engine only has MAF and no MAP as Baro is a calculated number. One of the IATN history post gave me a clue & I wil...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10C9X
this one is fixed and gone, the head had beed repair about a year ago and new plugs, timing belt,intake gaskets and valve cover gasket had all been installed, what i did was smoke check the intake and found the gasket for no1 cyl was leaking, don't know why i ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U4Y
Thank you all for the great info. It all came down to clearing the KAM memory. I had unhooked the battery but that was not good enough. I had to go into with the scanner and clear the KAM to make it effective. After a few miles of driving all is good. Thanks a...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L blendor door actuator VIN: IFMZU72K13
Well this one has been quite the experience. I did remove the dash, steering colum etc and replaced the blend door actuator. Since removing the dash entails completely disconnecting the harness, there was no way to check the operation of the new actuator. ...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW125X4
again thanks for all the replies, it turned out there was a burnt exhaust valve in cylinder number two we had a faulty leak down tester. turned out to have 50% leakdown on cylinder #2 out of the exhaust. customer declined repairs. Again thanks for all the help... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2), P0316 (Enigine misfire detected on startup).
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L heat VIN: 1MELM55U5T
The general consensus was a bad water pump. I checked with the heater hose disconnected from the water pump and there was no flow. What was also happening was the coolant tank was filling with a sludge like I saw on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico this spri...
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