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1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Engine coolant VIN: 1FTCR11X1T
I have driven the truck and witnessed the problem. It will take on average 4 miles for the truck to run hot. BUT it will only run hot if you turn on the heater eather to hot or cold. It will run normal tempeture if the heater or Ac controls stay in off positio...
1996 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Oil pan removal VIN: 1FTCR15U6T
This truck is a four wheel drive. Oil pan rusted out. Have not done a Ranger but plenty of full size Ford trucks. Have followed Alldata instructions, engine and transmission mounts loose/lifted engine. Pan is not even close to coming out. I am ready to pull th...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire, jumps VIN: 2FTZX18W9W
This truck misses at an idle but it never sets a p030? code I when driving it feels like it hits a brick wall for a split sec then good power only on a cruse w/ stedy acc. thinking i need to replace plugs and wires w/ oe motocraft. i unpluged the injectors one...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTRW08L61
This 1 is driving me crazy all of the obvious or common problems have been addressed.I replaced all 8 plugs autolite double platinum,all 8 insulators (boots),induction service,1 coil after the fact.Set of intake gaskets also after the fact.Noticed only once wh... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Gem VIN: 1FAFP55U92
Does anyone have a source for a rebuilt GEM on this vehicle? Ford is telling me the module is discontinued. This hard to beleive, since the car is 8 years old. Nothing surprises me from Ford anymore, though. Thanks in advance.
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMYU03173
Hello an need help please! Think that I have the timing chain off. But went threw all steps to put them on from Alldata will start up an run but has no power. took all back apart an checked again All the marks line up even counted the chain between the gears 1...
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Traction Control VIN: 1FMFU18L14
Traction light on dash is flashing at all times and code b2736 and c1998 current. Customer says traction comes on at times while driving slow and dash warning showing vehivle sliding is flashing at all times. The codes will not clear and i can't find diagnosis...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14564
Guys...I am lost. This truck came in with a P0305 only. no problem was noticed while driving under average conditions. I "hydroscoped" the boots and found nothing. So i SWAG'ed it with #5 coil and all the boots. Cleared code, redrove and called customer. He ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0307, P2104, P2112
2004 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTZR45E34
Happy holidays to everyone. I got this Ranger in the other day that seems to be not fully disengaging the transfer case. The fluid was pretty dark so I changed the fluid, no help. I decided to change the encoder motor thinking maybe it was not making the full ...
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTZR5E34P
Customer came in about a year ago, Jan 2010, for a loud bang and 4wd going out. Test drove, got up to about 15-20 mph and duplicated concern, checked the encoder motor for proper operation, all was good there. checked fluid condition and level, all was good th...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36P54
1) Repaired GPCM and r/s GP Harness - this fixed glow plug codes. 2) Cranks and no start, no smell of fuel. Fuel seems disabled 3) Oil in degas bottle 4) ICP Volts never over .26 Volts (cranking) 5) ICP Pressure at 6-10 PSI Misc: FICMLPWR - 11.5/FICMVPWR - 12...
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW125X5
Hello and thank you in advance for your help. We received this F-150 a few weeks ago and it had severe misfires. Testing proved to be an internal problem effecting Cyl 4. Pulled valve cover and found broken valve spring on Cyl 4 and bent valve. Pulled head and... Trouble codes: P0012 (Intake Cam position timing over retarded Bank one), P0340 (Cam position sensor fault)
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMFU20545
The vehicle acts up under the same circumstances. About 5 minutes after cold start the engine starts to misfire. On the ngs it shows cylinders 2, 5, 6 and 7 misfiring. I have checked cranking compression on 7 and 5 and both were about 200 psi. Did a cylinder l... Trouble codes: P0307 (Misfire - cylinder 7)
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L16
Vehicle showed up with an apparrent misfire and MIL light on. Scan vehicle with OTC scan tool and no misfires present but there where 2 codes present P0172, and P0731. Vehicle drives like a misfire and idles like a misfire and this has my tech a little confuse... Trouble codes: P172, P0731 (Inncorrert gear ratio)
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28R21
Thanks in advance. I have a 2001 lincoln navigator that is just beating me up. Came in a few days ago for a failed smog inspection due to the mil being on. Customer complained of a somewhat rough idle. The only dtc found was p0305. Replaced the plug and coil (... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire)
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L transfercase VIN: 4M2ZU86KX4
Customer called and relayed that his Mountaneer would not move when put into gear. Just buzzed and whined but would not move. I went to their yard on the way home to check it out. The vehicle had no codes storeed in the engine or trans and would not comunicate...

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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDKF37F25
Good evening to everyone who offered such great information on this 7.3l diesel. As many suggested to check the fuel pressure regulator O rings. Took fuel filter assy off of truck and removed the outter coil, being held on with thin flat nut and using 1 and 1/... Trouble codes: P0476 (p0478-), P0478.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Od Light On Od Cancel Switch Flashes During 1-2 Sh VIN: 1FTDX086XV
Thanks for the replies. Everybody talked about wiring, but it turned out to be a tired tranny that needed rebuilding. Owner took it to a local trans shop to have work done. I couldn't match price of $1300.00 out the door. Hope he gets more than he is paying fo...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument panel lights VIN: 2FMZA5148X
Thanks for the help everyone.Just got vehicle back from the dealer after programing the used cluster it works fine now.The cluster was causing all the problems
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDWX36S71
ok headache after a testdrive the check engine light came on p0500 and p1502. both vss codes. decided to adress that problem since it was an easy diagnosis. noticed that the vss signal was choppy and intermittent and replaced with known good from ...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L starter VIN: 1FMRU15WX1
I found on these car's that water leaks down driversside piller in to power distubution box and cause shorts. removed distubution box and found rust on connector, and leading in side box. replaced box everthing working fine.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Heater VIN: 1FTWW33P93
Ok Guys this was easy, The heater core was plugged, I have had good luck with just flushing them with a water hose but it didn't work on this one. I did the CLR trick and filled the heater core up and let it set for 45 minutes, flushed the core with water and ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRX12W54
hey everybody!sorry for the wait.truck is fixed after putting a good used transmission.thanks everybody and happy holidays!!!
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride VIN: 5LMFU27RX4
We ended up finding a vertical crack in the airline to the right front solenoid causing it not to seal all the time, after repairing the line we had problems with the system working consistantly, kept setting a low voltage code to the module, battery voltage w...
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