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1985 Ford F-250 6.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out
I am working on a 85 f-250 with the 6.9l IDI engine. It came it as a no-start with no fuel getting to the injectors. Fuel delivery to the injection pump was good, so we installed another injection pump. It had one installed about 2 years ago. After bleeding th...
1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.0L starter VIN: 1FTBR10CXH
The vehical came in for no start (batt dead). We replaced seven year old battery and then found the starter bucks on cranking 450 amp draw. We replaced starter,cleaned all cable ends and all was fine. cust. came to picked up and crank problem was back. will cr...
1995 Ford F-150 XLT 4.9L clutch disk VIN: 1FTEF14YOS
truck came in for the clutch inop at low temps. owner states that its fine when warm but as temp got lower it was harder to shift. When he got it here the pedal was staying on floor with very little resistance. Inspected and found slave cyl leaking. Replaced c...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Engine VIN: 1FAFP4049Y
This car runs fine but has a very loud squealing in the front of the engine. Owner thought it was idler pulley so replaced it. He purchased a water pump and I replaced the water pump. The squealing sounds loudest at water pump or in the area of the timing comp...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L pvh solenoid VIN: 1FTYR11V1Y
hi thanks for any help in advance truck came in with 4x4 inop all dash lights function as they should and transfer case does shift front axles do not lock we tested vac system and seems ok put vac directly to line going from solenoid to front hubs and hubs loc...
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...
2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 3FY6H74G39
ok guys thanks in advance here the customer came in for a tune up so we did plugs,wire,air and fuel fiter, and stuff of that nature well come to find out later that it had a very small miss and that is why he wanted this done cause he thought this to be the pr... Trouble codes: P0305
2002 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FAFP56S22
This car intermittently shows a jumping or inop speedometer, then makes a growling sound from alternator area, and when you come to stop in gear it dies. Starts right back up and all works good. I dont have graphing capability yet. Has anybody seen speed senso...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P83
Thanks in advance for the help. Vehicle had very poor cold start when first came in. Pulled codes...p0401,p132B, and P2285. Diagnosed faulty EGR valve. Replaced valve, and parked outside so it would get cold. Clear codes, and test drove cold. P0401, and P132B ... Trouble codes: P0401, P132B, P2285 (ICP Sensor circuit low), P0261
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18W73
Hey having problems with this Ford F150 running a little rough at idle and fuel trims kind of strange Long term trim for bank2 is at-21% and Long term fuel trim for bank1 is at 28% while the short term for trim for bank1 is at0% and bank2 is at0.8%. Checked mo... Trouble codes: P0175
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12V36
need help on this one! this vechile wont idle i cleared the codes and they didnt come back all pids look good. what am i missing? Trouble codes: P0345, P0420, P0430
2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5L RKE Transmitter VIN: 1FAHP25WX8
Hello, This Tarus first came to me with an inoperative right low beam headlight. Found no voltage output from SJB (fuse was good). Replaced SJB and programmed with IDS, which repaired the headlight inoperative concern. However, customer comes back to say that...
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.4L engine VIN: 1FTSW21R68
What a nightmare! This truck came in with a complaint of loosing coolant rapidly (2 gallons in 40 miles)we found the crankcase full of water. We pulled the drain plug out and drained several gallons of grey sludge out,then poured watr in with the plug still re...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Shift indicator VIN: 1LNLM91V7V
Tansmission range performance code p0705, lights on shifter works in p,r,n and 1. then goes blank. After checking wires to pcm and range sensor ok. tried new range sensor same result. We got an reman pcm and installed with differnt result, P,r, 2, lights up. r...

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1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP50U2N
the fix for this car ended up being a bad ircm,hard to belive a factory part would fail in a months time. but i guess new means new,doesnt mean good. i did want to mention something i found rather confusing, all were right about the lb/o wire being the ground ... Trouble codes: 116 (Ect or eot sensor out of range), 636 (Trans oil temp sensor), 114 (Intake air temp circuit out of range), 542 (Fuel pump circuit open eca to ground), 543 (Fuel pump circuit open batt. To eca), 512 (Kam test failure).
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15X8X
After looking at everything again, and all your tips, i took the time to do a compression test when its cold and it lost about 15psi moe then when it was hot, after seeing this a cracked head was the most logical answer, pulled the plug threw my video scope wi... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire 4 cylinder).
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX20F42
Customer is content as the truck runs much better. I believe there may be a compression problem here. Or the fact that i used a reman injector to be the culprit. We did make sure no fluids drained into cylinder after pulling injector out and scoped the wireing... Trouble codes: P0284, P0308.
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMZU73W72
I am closing this for now because the customer has picked it up and will be returning with it soon I expect. I guess I just had to walk away from it for a bit. We found a fuse in the PDC which had a crack in it. It did not appear to be blown, but whatever. ...
2004 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTZR45E34
Well a new transfer case fixed this one. I checked the encoder for proper operation, it worked properly. I engaged the transfer case by hand and it slipped right into 4x4, but when trying to engage it back into 2wd it would snap back into 4x4 until I rolled th...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L coolant VIN: 1FTSW31P54
Sorry about delay, and Thanx for the professional replies. I ran engine with home made fuel tank pressure sensor on coolant reservoir, and found that it even built pressure while cranking it, then we ran engine with one glow plug removed at a time and found ...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYUO3155
Well. everyone who took the time to help most were right about the pcm, It did turn out to be bad so we sent it to the dealer for warranty on the pcm, I still have not figured out why I could not get a signal from the cam sensor, even with it unplugged. The on...
2006 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L noise VIN: IFMPU18556
Everyone here is feeling quite stupid. I can't believe with all the people with loose spark plugs causing what I describe, no one actually checked the plugs. #5 was almost out, coil boot burned badly. #8 was just loose enough to leak a little compression. No n...
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