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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L MIL Lamp on, Limp in VIN: 1FDKE0G0RH
Friends of the OBD I Ford, While I haven't lost my ass on this vehicle my Levi's fit much looser than they used to. This vehicle stalled at a light with smoke rolling out from the engine cover and wouldn't restart. I removed the ECM and found a -LARGE- burnt a...
1996 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR14X3T
The vehicle came in running fine except for a weak battery which was replaced. Immediately after this, the idle is high (1600) and is very slow to return to normal. If you sit with vehicle stopped, the idle will return to normal in about 7-10 seconds until you...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCU22XVU
This car was droppped in my lap. The car floods every morning and if you clean the plugs it starts and runs the rest of the day. It will not start the next morning, with fouled plugs. I put a scanner on it and all looks good as far as temp, spark, injector pul...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTNX21S8X
Transfer case will not shift in to 4x4 high or low. Electronic controls. I can not come up with a good test for this one. When I have my scan tool attached the GEM module data shows that signal from the switch is being received, but the motor does not shift. I...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU041X1
Code in dicates a lean condition but monitioring datastream shows normal switching of all O2 sensors. No driveability problems. Fuel trims seem normal. Customer states that check engine light has been a problem since vehicle was new. My question is, is there a... Trouble codes: P1151 (HO2S B2S1 switchpoint indicates lean condition)
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Loses power VIN: 1FADFP34N5
I had the scope hooked to the fuel pump control FPDM. Back probed the circuits to pcm pins 1 & 7 and the circuit to the pump pin 10 and had a fuel presssure gauge attached to windshield. Every thing was fine for a few miles then I started to hear a clicking no... Trouble codes: P1235
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Running rich VIN: 1FDWF36Y05
This is our Roach Coach. Truck came in for its usually morning coffee break and driver said it just started running really bad and CEL was flashing. Customer knew of P0141 and P0446 codes and claimed they had been present for months. Truck also had P0300, P030... Trouble codes: P0141, P0446
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FTSX21P15
Hey guys this might be long so sorry in advance.This truck quit a month ago and the owner(a friend of mine)also a shop owner called me because he does not touch diesels.i checked the truck it had no hpop pressure,but it had good cranking engine oil pressure.go...

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1992 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34X6N
Well problem is found. Customer wants fixed but has no money. Local VFW told me to dissassemble. Both lower intake and head gaskets leaking. Heads are at machine shop getting checked. Thanks to all replies, this system is awesome. Will add info once job is com...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Won'T Engage Into Gear VIN: 1FMDU32X1T
Thank You iATN members. I have repaired the Explorer transmission. My first automatic repair in over 25 years in the trade. Changing the fluid pump was the problem but I did run into a slight problem as apparently Ford used 2 different sized pump shafts. one w...
1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L driveline VIN: 1FMDU34E8X
This one is done. Thanks to all for the ideas. I didn't realize this model had soooo many problems. Inside the T/case the slider gear was worn causing the vehicle to jump into neutral under a load. The fork had some wear but I replaced the gear and ft case.Tha...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge, Cuts out, noise VIN: 1FTSW31PX3
customer could not leave vehicle for further diagnostics after i posted this request for help. he has not brought it back so i don't know if he has taken it elsewhere or is just living with the noise. sorry i could not post fix. thanks for your replies
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU73K24
The vehicle had all repairs prior to coming to the dealership, after graphing I settled on a new fuel pump which fixed the momentary lag issue. The issue was so brief and pressures stay above 45#, which made it seem unlikely, a fuel filter did little or nothin...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L No power VIN: 1FDWF36515
Sorry for the late post and thanks to all who replied. This problem was the connector on the top of the trans near the housing that if not plugged in will. Trouble codes: P0060 (O2 sensor heater resistance bank 2 sensor 2), P0420 (Bank 1 cat. Efficiency low limmt.), P061B, P0742 (Torque converter clutch system stuck on), P0743 (Tcc system elecerical fault).
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S7Y
WEll Guys Thanks but this one went back to basics, Engine was sooo sludged, chain was stretched and jumped tooth on bank 2.. Found a great Used engine wuth 24k on it and swapped it out along with all 4 new 02 sensors.. that was 2 weeks ago and there has been... Trouble codes: P0175 (System too rich bank 1).
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