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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF56F8Y
When cylinder contribution test is completed cylinder #3 and #8 are showed as low contribution. But when injectors #2 and #6 where swaped then test results showed #3 and #4 where low. Miss fire code do not match actual cylinder that is miss firing. Also some c...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FDXF46F33
Customer brought truck in with rebuilt pcm to be flashed. I flashed pcm, tried to start truck but wouldn't start. check codes - P1670 EF signal not detected. Hook up breakout box, check signal on pin 48 and pin 91, both correct. I cleared codes, and they have ...
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
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Combination VIN: 1FAFP34N65
This vehicle has intermittent symptoms. High beam indicator will flash rapidly. Radio resets to 12:00. Occasionally will not crank. All of it is very intermittent. The only thing we have duplicated is the radio reset. This is the 2nd time we have looked at th...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Low Oil Pressure Light VIN: 1FTWW31RZ8
Customer went to Jiffy Lube had oil change done now Oil Warring light comes on and off. We changed oil because it looked & felt thin. Light still comes off and on while driving. This light is located on the message center on instrument cluster. Oil level is go...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Battery light VIN: 1MEFM50U02
Has pcm code b1602 & gem code b1318, the engine stalls when driving or at idle, it is missing & running very rich, battery light is staying on, the alternator is not charging, when it stalls it loses injector pulse, when cycle the key on & off injector pulse r... Trouble codes: B1602 (Pats recieved invalid fmt/key cd), B1318 (Gem low battery volts)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMZU34E2W
Another Ford is out the door. Thanks to all who took the time to reply. I had a lot of good suggestions and I looked into each of them. Joe from North Carolina suggested relooking at spark plugs. Took them out and saw nothing wrong. Ordered another set f... Trouble codes: P1000 (Obd ii checks incomplete).
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L fuel pump redesign VIN: 1FAFP38381
After calling 3 local dealerships I finally found one that was willing and able to help (one had a tool that we could have borrowed, but it was broken). Used the tool with minimal issues, I think that this is a better option than using a razor knife, but we pr...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51441
well it looks like the day was shaping up to be a bone-yard day. no fun when it's 25 degrees outside. in any case I did find one today at the wrecking yard and I'm sure all is well after I get it back together. thanks for your replies!
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L23
I recieved a dozen good ideas shortly after posting my request and as usual you guys are great.Many people felt like it was going to be a problem specific to bank 1 ,and when people suggested the possibility of a dead cat or jumped time on that side of the eng... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich Bank 1).
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