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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L heater
hello again guys, need some help with this one before i bury a ton of time into it. I have a f250 pickup 7.3 turbo diesel that has no heat output any position, the temp mix door appears and sounds to be operating as inspected assembled. Have installed new ther...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Misfire VIN: X12F178637
Car came in to shop with missfire. Customer stated while driving Tack started acting erratic, after market alarm started going off. Customer hade to pull over and shut car off tp reset alarm. pulled codes from cumputer found po605, fix first, po356 fix last. F... Trouble codes: P0605, P0356
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L63
It dont happen often but i am stumped. The customer bought this van as is drove off lot and check engine light came on very quick. P0171 and p0174 both sides plus 50% under all conditions, idle going down road, going up hill, going down hill.we smoked intake e... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2)
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Stall VIN: 2FTZA54684
please help. I'm working on this freestar and leanig towards a fuel issue. The customer brought the van in after it stalled once while driving. It started right up for him and no codes were in the system. It has not stalled again. I test drove it around while ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW21P94
OH THE 6.0 FROM HELL. Vehicle just bought in texas began trip to Wisconsin never made ot of texas before injetor #4 failed. upon showing up here it was a crank no start, pulled codes and ALL were EGR related. Found vehicle to have leaking EGR cooler, stuck wid... Trouble codes: P0284
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L spark plugs holes VIN: 1FTNW21L84
Hey guys we need a little help on this one. About 2 weeks ago this truck was in for the typical spark blowing out of cylinder 4 and taking the threads with it. Upon talking to our local machine shop we decided it would be best to just pull the intake for acces...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14594
Truck came in with intermittant long crank time. Got it to act up and watched fuel pressure drop until it died. Had stored code p1233 in it at this time. Checked power and ground at pump and it was ok but pump wouldnt run. Hit pump and it ran. Put pump in and ... Trouble codes: P1233 (Fuel pump driver module), P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2), P1450 (Unable to bleed fuel tank vacuum)
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF21536
Am running out of options. Lean concern anly exists during acceleration. Long fuel trims jump to 19%, and will hold at 10% during highway cruise. As soon as accelerator is released, fuel trims return to normal. Tune up new, many new igntion parts(coils), new t... Trouble codes: P0174 (System lean bank 2)
2010 Ford F150 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTFW1EV4A
Extended crank time 15 seconds or longer when engine is cold. Outside or inside makes no difference. Once vehicle starts, it is fine the rest of the time till engine temperature returns to ambient. No codes are being displayed or stored. Check for injector fir...
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L blower VIN: 5LMEU27R52
I want to thank oyu all for the help you8 have given me in the past, I need a little help now. This Navigator came in the shop to repair a leaky pcv tube assy., imagine that, but the customer mentioned that she noticed that the blower fan would come on when sh...

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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Fuse blows VIN: 1FTHX26F2T
Everybody nailed it when we pulled the fuel filter the heater underneath was broke! Thanks for all the help!
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L pressure plate VIN: 3FAFP31371
all right guys, so it did get fixed by replacing the flywheel, the new flywheel had about 0.0030" more on the steped side, so that does make a huge difference. Something I forgot to mention in yesterday's post is the fact that no one makes a shim for this appl...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Fuse 24 Blows VIN: 1FTSX21P25
Hi everyone and all i can say is check VERY closely, the wiring coming from the tow/OD switch on the column. My first check did not show a chafe but when i took another look, there it was. Thanks, Ron
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMZU72KX3
Thanks everyone for the help. You guys were right on. Once I removed the CORRECT SERVO :) it was obvious. The servo had broken. Like I stated, I am a chrysler guy. Installed new servo and all is well. Thanks again for the help. Hope I can help out with a chry...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L16
After a bit of time and checks vehicle ended up having a bad exhaust valve on cylinder number 6. Had to do a compression check both hot and cold before we ended up finding the problem. Compression was good cold and fall way off when hot. Anyway sent heads out ... Trouble codes: P172, P0731 (Inncorrert gear ratio).
2008 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Pan VIN: 1FTPW14V38
OK guys I checked the vent, it seemed to be fine - no restrictions. We then took the bolts on the sides of the pan (the ones that go all the way trough) out 1 by 1 and coated the treads with RTV. So far so good. Hopefully thats the end of it. If it comes back ...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L brake pedal VIN: 5LMFU28R03
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 3.0L Heated seat VIN: 3LNHM261X6
Well this one is fixed. replaced the Black 12 pin connector to the DCSM. PIn M was melted which is ground. Thanks to Zaya from Cali. for the heads up on the tsb for this problem 08-23-11. The tsb lists a pigtail kit for this Part # 3u2z-14s411-ZMA. The pigta...
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