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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FTDF15N78
This vehicle came in as a no start. Tested fuel pump pressure, [...] spark, both systems tested normal. Fuel injectors have no pulse. Vehicle will attempt to start for a split second after vehicle has set for a few minutes, then will just crank. There is n...
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1990 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L abs VIN: 1FTHX26M8L
I installed front and rear axles from an 89 f350 and the customer states that the antilock brake light comes on. Road tested the vehicle and found that as soon as i reach 35 mph the antilock light comes on. Pulled codes and retrived code 11. Performed pinpoint...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L door locks VIN: 1FTNW21PX3
Need help with this one customer brought me the truck and said he went out to go to work and noticed the remote door lock wasnt working so he used his key to open the door after getting in the he said the lights inside werent working. I put a scanner to check ...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Securtiy VIN: 1FTYR44U83
Customer drove vehicle to shop, vehicle would not turn off. Found broken Ign Lock Cylinder. Replaced with Autozone part came with 2-programmable keys. Towed to dealer to have new keys programmed. They called me back & stated those were not programmable keys. P...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71WX4
well i think the pcm is out to lunch on this one but i have a couple ?'s first. once engine has reached operating temp both fuel trim banks go to negitive 25% long term and right around 0% on short term, but the only thing that seems out of whack is the maf at... Trouble codes: P0175
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2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTPW14594
This engine is the 5.4L 3V...engine year 2004 Ok. lets start off were it began. - It first came in for a surpintine belt tensioner that gound its way into the timing cover, replace cover and tensioner sent cusomer on his way. Come back 2 months latter with ...
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45S45
VEHICLE came for a check engine light on ,had a p0191 code, fuel rail pressure range problem. I went ahead and replace the sensor with no change. The same code come right back on the second start. Heard about a possible pcm reflash so I did it even if there wa... Trouble codes: P0191
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2008 Ford F550 6.4L No Start VIN: 1FD5F56RX8
Truck quit while driving and would not restart. We have replaced both fuel filters and supply pump for a no fuel supply pressure condition. Now we have supply pressure and is seting a P2289 code. We checked the fuel rail pressure circuit and found the signal o... Trouble codes: P2289 (Icp to high engine off)
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Starting VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
This is my fathers van was drove in his yard 2 weeks ago sat for6 days because of ice and snow. He went to start it and the battery was dead from the cold. Charged battery will not run. I scanned it but it had no codes. It has 60 pounds of fuel pressure in fro...
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2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM55S44
car came in with intermittant surge,bucking condition at hyway speeds.went for test drive and it'll do intermittantly.drops out,cuts out for a split milasecond.had scan tool on it;tps,maf ,egr,iat etc all look normal.no misfires,no codes.does'nt loose rpm,or f...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford F-150 XLT 4.9L Spark VIN: 1FTEF15Y2T
thanks for the tips appreciate the insight but started over and found no signal from dist to module replaced dist and started right up drove it home for three days no problem i did change the ignition switch just cause i don't won't him to come back so it has...
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2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Dead battery VIN: 1FTRX18L9Y
Fixed it. Radio shop said that something had happened to the CD player which in turn damaged another component on a circuit board and caused the constant 1.2 amp drain. Cost of fixing all the problems the radio had was quite a bit so we replaced the radio with...
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP33PX3
Thanks to everyone who offered help with this one. We bought the lock cylinder rebuilding kit from the dealer had the cylinder rebuilt by a locksmith, replaced it and everything is working fine.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Reverse VIN: 1FTPX14584
Sorry but i need to close this request, this truck went back to the customer and still does what has been described. the only thing that hasn't been done is a possible re-flash for the reverse problem but i haven't been able to get with the customer. Thank you...
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2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L interior/box lights VIN: 1FTPW14565
I did not get to the root cause of the problem. Once it warmed up a bite it seemed to not happen for a day and half.At that point i checked the fuse panel, checked for flashes with the ford ids scanner, had all the door switch wires exposed that lead to the b...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF21536
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HELPED TACKLE THIS BUTT-KICKING S.O.B.! I WORK AT A FORD DEALER AND IN ADDITION TO POSTING THE REQUEST ON HERE, I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF DEALER PERKS BY CONTACTING OUR TECH HOTLINE. THEY EVENTUALLY SENT OUR FIELD SERVICE ENGINEER OUT HERE... Trouble codes: P0174 (System lean bank 2).
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2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34N07
Well this one is a strange one. It turned out that once I replaced the fuel injectors the rough idle went away. I drove the vehicle to set all the monitors and all set but one. This was enough to get it to pass inspection, but here is the catch, the lean co... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1).
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2008 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L 4wd hi & low light VIN: V58KB20143
Thanks to Alex and Reynaldo for the help. We dug a little deeper into the system . We wanted to find out more about the C1779 code. We found the #11 fuse in the central junction box was blown. We replaced the fuse and it would blow right away. After looking at...
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2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L alt, no charge VIN: 1ZWHT61LXY
Thanks for the replies. Scott from Florida was exactly right. On probing the red wire we had batt V., and on grounding the grd post alt showed proper charging voltage, 14.7v. On unplugging connector and fishing it up on top of engine saw the terminal for th...
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