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1988 Ford Aerostar 3.0L Ability to run VIN: 1FMCA11U0J
Thank you all in advance for reviewing my post. This van a week ago, according to the customer, ran perfect. He went and splurged on 5 gallons of gas, came out, started it, it was missing, he put a bottle of heat in the fuel tank, tried to start it again and i...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
We got this one in from another shop. The usual, loose nuts and bolts, wire harnesses dangling and "new" parts have been thrown at it to solve the mil. It looked like a usual DPFE replacement and egr cleaning, but not so lucky. Light comes back on. Upon furthe... Trouble codes: 401
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument panel lights VIN: 2FMZA5148X
Hello:I have this vehicle that came in on hook with the battery diconected.I conected the battery and vehicle would not start and the instrument panel lights are on even with the key off.Found fuse #9 and #16 blown replaced fuses and vehicle started.Customer s...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Brake Booster Pump VIN: 1FTSS34FX1
Thanks in advance for reading this. We have replace 7 Brake Booster Vacuum Pumps on this van in the past 2 years and now have replaced this one. Its not that replacing the pump doesn't fix the problem its just the pumps go bad in just a few months after 3-8,00...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
Hi, This vehicle came in with 4wd not working. No indicator lights come on. Tried to scan module but will not communicate. According to other posts, these trucks are known for defective 4wd modules. I have tried 2 used ones with no difference. One thing I dont...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L heater fan VIN: 1FTNX21P33
This truck has lost power to the heater fan and the relay energises but has no power to send. I have checked for fuse and find none listed so I believe I am maybe looking for a fuse link somewhere. There are a multiple of them coming off of RS battery and they...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L coolant VIN: 1FTSW31P54
6.0 blowing coolant out reserver, thanks in advance for reading my whole story and replies before making suggestions. this 6.0 puppy has had repeat cooling system failures like radiator, degas bottle, hoses, after we performed complete head job with studs and ...
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...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L calibration VIN: 2FAFP74W65
We created this problem when we replaced a worn out 2:75 ratio ring and pinion with a 3:08 ratio. Missed the speed sensor on the transmission-AGH. We took the car to our local Ford Dealership to see if the instrument cluster could be programed- they said it wa...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSW21R98
Hello, Customer climes that the idle RPM are to high (1200) and the fule economy is poor. No DTC. While pressing barke the rpm comes back to normal/release get slowly up to 1200 again. I disconnected the EGR connector to simulate DTC. As soon the DTC appears i...
2008 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Electric steering VIN: 1FMCU92Z68
It is here for an alignment and there is no power steering assist. The rack & pinion operates smoothly lock to lock with the vehicle off. With the engine running, the steering becomes harder, rough and sometimes has limited assist in one direction. I'm suspect...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Dash VIN: 1LNLM81W4T
When crank vehicle and even while driving a knocking noise is in dash above radio & a/c. The problem continues even with ac or radio off & even while vehicle is at a stop. Some mornings it does it & some it does not.

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1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTJW35F7T
After checking the voltage reference circuits found a burnt wire at the baro. I had found several burnt wires and it would still act up but after 9 test drives found that vehicle hadn't acted up so last thing fixed was wiring at baro. Trouble codes: P0344.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU73E52
We replaced the coil pack and both upstream O2 sensors to correct the issue. Thanks again to everyone who gave advice. We always learn a lot from your comments. Best regards, Jack [...] www.advancedengineX.com
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