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1997 Ford F-250 4.6L heater VIN: 1FTEX2760V
Blows hot air until driven. Then It cools off. In park at idle stays cool. Bring up rpm comes up little bit. Flow through core is good until driven then it slows down. blend door is working. Inlet hose remans hot outlet cools down. Heater core change because i...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP57S1W
Good morning, I have a 98 Taurus here from a used car lot that I have to install and reprogram a used PCM. (They diagnosed the P0443 and concluded it need the pcm.) I need to know what steps I need to take in order to reprogram the PATS system. I have an IDS t... Trouble codes: P0443 (Evap Purge)
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Pats System VIN: 1FAFP66L7X
Customers purse was stolen at walmart with keys in it. Locksmith rigged pats system. Car was towed in with no ecm communication. Installed ecm -we now have communication- we also installed new keys and ignition tumbler. Trying to program pats system. This syst...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNF2OP14
plenty of boost initialy but falls off soon trans changing funny seems if engine was 100% trans would correct it self low boost over all Trouble codes: P132B, P2263
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L All VIN: 1FAFP34344
Can't rotate key. Key must be rotated to ACC position to get the nipple on the lock cylinder to line up with the hole in the housing so old lock cylinder can be removed. Currently the key won't turn. Also, the Multifunction switch assembly is mounted directly ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Coolant VIN: 1FTNX20PX4
Thanks in advance. I replaced coolers due to blown EGR cooler 2K miles ago. Customer called and said oil in coolant now, degas bottle over flowing. This wasn't occuring before I replaced the coolers. I am having it towed to me. My question is: will blown head ...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hissing noise VIN: 1FDWF36P55
This truck came in with a bad egr cooler. After replacing the cooler the truck seems to run fine but my tech noticed a hissing noise coming from the turbo area. After closer investgation we found the exhaust pipe that feeds the turbo hissing. Inspected the con...
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L interior/box lights VIN: 1FTPW14565
Well this is a puzzler. His battery has gone dead to many times and he installed a new one before it got to our shop. I installed ids scanner and had numerous codes in varies modules, communication and low voltage codes. I completely removed the wiring for the...
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L battery VIN: 1FM23H4ZD5
Hello Iatn. I have a 05 Mustang, sorry I dont have the real VIN or ODO since im writing this from the house but will check it when i get back to work. This vehicle has a parasitic draw that will kill the battery if not run in a day or two. I tested the draw an...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on, No Throttle Response VIN: 1FDSS31L96
This van was thrown into my lap the day I started here. It had been in before for a P2104 TAC System-Forced Idle and P2112 TAC System Stuck Closed. A new throttle body had been installed. The lead tech went through the harness to check the wiring, was all good... Trouble codes: P2105 (TAC system-Forced Engine Shutdown), U0300 (Internal Control Module Software Incompatibility)
2008 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14V68
looking for some help, first we are diesel techs and dont have any time on spark ignition engines. we took this job for a good customer. the truck has codes po300/po305/po306/po307/po308 all misfire codes on the same bank.fuel pressure is good,changed all spar... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308
2008 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Fuel Smell VIN: 5LMFU28548
Greetings. Vehicle came in 1 week ago with complaint of fuel smell inside the cabin. No obvious fuel leak, but with 4 gas analyzer pickup up 100 HC readings around #3 fuel injector. Plastic injector bodies, parts fairly inexpensive, so we put in a full set of ...

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1993 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR11X3P
Thank you for the help Fix replace PCM &truck runs fine
1995 Ford F-150 XLT 4.9L clutch disk VIN: 1FTEF14YOS
This one is back on the road. After triple checking master and slave, crankshaft movement, ect. it was time to R&R trans to inspect the new clutch. The fingers on the pressure plate were perfectly even. I took the whole assembly off the truck and checked fl...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5145X
Yes indeed it did need the tsb intake fix like so many fords. I was a liitle concerned about the going into open loop in the middle of running. I didnt want to tell my customer xxx dollars for a repair and drop more bad news for an ecm or maf. Sorry to Micheal... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP42X2X
We replaced the fuel pump and everyone is happy. We never did get a fuel pressure reading (even though it ran for about 1 minute or so with no reading) so we went with the reply that was the most. Thanks All al
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P75
I took the IPR valve off like most of you suggested. The screen and the o-ring had broken and were stuck in the valve. My new Question is do i repplace the HPOP? Can i just replace the IPR valve? Thank you all for your input.
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP56U27
I was not able to duplicate the concern while the car was at the shop. I'm confident it will be back at some point and I will add the fix at that time. Hopefully it will stay broken long enough to diagnose a fix. Thank's for your insight and ideas
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Shift indicator VIN: 1LNLM91V7V
This car is fixed with a used pcm, Thanks for the help.
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