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1994 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
Vehicle came in as a no start. No fuel pressure and no spark. The inertia switch has not been tripped and the fuses and relays check out good. You can jump past the relay and initialize the fuel pump, but still have no spark. Owner stated vehicle was running w...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14V5X
OK Ford folks, I need your help. This is my wife's truck that has been well cared for. I am NOT an engine tech, but I am a good chassis tech. Here is the deal. This truck runs great most of the time. Never misses. Has had the fuel system cleaned with filters a...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L installing pvc hose VIN: 1FTRX18L2X
Has someone got a way of installing the PVC hose connector on the back of the lower intake,I got it off with long prybar, I can't put my hand on the intake plug in.Is it better to do from the underside?
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Abs Light VIN: 2FAFP73W9X
Car came in with abs light on. Found code b1676 battery pack voltage out of range. Followed flow chart via alldata and mitchell and put a used abs module. What a joke. There is only 3 steps. The different module has the same code b1676. Its like the light neve...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
This truck is making me crazy. Customer reported truck cuts out under load. He replaced the fuel filter and fuel pump. He said it ran great for about 1 week then started doing the same thing again. They replaced the fuel filter again thinking it might be dirty... Trouble codes: P0171 (Exhaust Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Exhaust Lean Bank 2)
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Range Sensor VIN: 1FMZU73E42
Transmission has just been rebuilt and installed. Transmission Range sensor will not align properly with shifter location. When neutral is aligned with shift linkage shifting to Drive position leaves sensor still reading neutral. Adjusting to switch to compens...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L current draw VIN: 1FMDU73E92
I am looking for anyone who has specific knowlege of this vehicle and the ckt in question. please do not respond if you do not. I have a [...] amp draw on fuse f2.20 This fuse is the power supply to the general electric Modual. I have disconnected the seats...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 2FTRX17292
Vehicle came in for a no start cold int. was flooded when we recieved vehicle clean out cylinders & installed plugs kept truck for 3 days fired up fine and ran good. Let vehicle go 3 days later towed in same problem flood out. No codes , checked coolant temp s...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Cluster, Pwr. Windows,Inter.Light VIN: 1FMPU16L53
Truck came in mon cluster blinked out no pwr. At same time pwr.windows went out and int. Lights chime warrning. Ok i replaced fuse no. 21 in dash everything works test drove ran all the windows ok good to go. Comes back today same problem. Replaced shorted fus...
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP34N15
Customer took car to Ford dealer for what she told them was it was sticking.They said it was a throttle body but they are on back order till 1/21/11.Since the dealer wanted big money she brought it to me.Can't find anything wrong.Asked her to reexplain turns o...
2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire
Finished repair, backed customers vehicle out and prepared it for delivery. 5 minutes after my delivery driver left he called and stated the vehicle had a horrible misfire and vehicle was to weak to move. Brought it back to the shop, found the codes listed abo... Trouble codes: P0201, P0301, P0300, P0316
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FMEU63E26
This is bosses vehicle. Yesterday he brings it into the shop to melt ice from mirrors. Three hours later I try to pull it out of shop and have no crank/no start. It does start after about the fifth try and he has not had any problems like this. He left it ove...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hard start cold VIN: 1FTVX14557
engine hard to start cold only, under 40 degrees. No trouble codes, fuel pressure good by mechanical gauge and by fuel reail pressure sensor, ECT and IAT both reading correct air temp. I seems like a possible throttle body, like IAC valve may be sticking, the ...
2010 Ford Edge 3.5L Battery VIN: 2FMDK4KC2A
Parasitic draw ranging from 200 to 700 mA. Battery will go dead overnight intermittently. AllData supplies very little information on the 2010 Ford Edge. The information supplied for the 2009 Ford Edge seems to vary somewhat from the 2010 model year. This prev...
2011 Ford Edge 3.5L Transport Mode VIN: 89B8162748
I have a 2011 Ford edge media center stuck in transport mode says call dealer. Obviouslly hasn't been pdi right can't get out of transport mode with ids. That isn't the right vin I'm home and work nights. Can't find any setup procedure in ids to get it out of....
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air bags
Hey ya,I need some help with this truck. It's a 1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L and i replaced the engine on it(book time was like 22 hour's!). The engine is done and starts up strong and runs fine. The problem is i removed the body off the fram to remove the engi...
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 5LMFU28505
Hello. This is getting to be a bit of a complicated one. 2005 Navigator customer recently purchased. Complaint of "diesel" noise and CEL w/ P0345, cam sensor circuit bank 2. We determined the noises were from the phasers, and some from the timing chain. confir... Trouble codes: P0345

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1995 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A5S
Thanks guys! I just got a used balancer and was done with it. Was thinking maybe getting it timed right and putting a spot weld on it to prevent it comming off again. It just seemed like too much room for error.
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L63
well the problem was someone had installed an o4 mass airflow sensor on this 03. the short pigtail on these will connect to harness in engine compartment even tough will not connect to mass airflow side. this was a fleet vehicle so you know what happened. lean... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P83
Thanks for the help from everyone, especially those sharing what FICM voltages should be!! Finally got to replacing the FICM and updating the PCM, TCM & FICM. Truck runs great now. This problem would only occur at temps below 32F(or at least moe noticeable). O... Trouble codes: P0401, P132B, P2285 (ICP Sensor circuit low), P0261.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW21P94
Checked dor high pressure oil system leak - found 6 of the injectors leaking, Replaced vehicle ran great for 4 hours then pushed the head gasket out on the passenger side, vehicle being traded in at ford for a new one as i type. THANKS TO ALL THE REPLYS Trouble codes: P0284.
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L All VIN: 1FAFP34344
Had to drill it out. Tried the slide hammer, but I didn't have a screw bit. Attempted to yank it out using the little jaws, but couldn't get a good enough bite on the inside of the key slot. Once I had drilled most of the way I was able to get what was left...
2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Slow fuel fill VIN: 1FMEU73E37
We haven't done it yet and are still unsure if we are going to be doing it at all, but we have found that there have been problems with a valve INSIDE the gas tank that requires the entire tank to be replaced. There have been 3 redesigns with this tank that we... Trouble codes: P0451 (EVAP Emission Control System Pressure Sensor Range).
2010 Ford F150 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTFW1EV4A
After several changes to the Pro-Charger tune, adding less fuel during cold crank and opening the throttle blade command. Installed the new tune and customer is now driving the vehicle. Vehicle makes 430 RWHP on Mustang Chassis Dyno.
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