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1997 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Burning oil VIN: 1FTHX26F2V
Hello fellow techs, have this powerstroke burning oil. Figured common issue with injector orings. Pulled all injectors and orings appeared fine. Replaced anyway with ford kits. Did service on truck and told customer to drive a few weeks. Back after 3 weeks and...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21LXY
Ford gurus, help me help me! this f-250 losses injector pulse during crank. Cam sensor is good , runs on starting fluid. Solis scanner shows injector pulse 235 ms then goes to 0.during crank. Mitchell wire diag. Shows cmp in and sig return at computer. What sh...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF37FXY
customer says truck will sometimes bog down to the point where it will not accelerate and the service engine soon light will come on. when this happens the truck will idle fine but will not accelerate. the customer says if he shuts the key off and then restart...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Vacuum VIN: 1FTYR10VXY
Vehicle came in to us with high idle/drive idle. Currently it's running @ around 1500 RPM at idle both cold and hot. We've tried everything that we can think of for testing to include re-programming the computers with IDS. Only thing that we've found on this t...
2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L clutch VIN: 1FAFP42X51
Howdy Y'all!1 I have a 2001 Mustang GT that the clutch doesn't release all the way. There is NO FREE TRAVEL and the cable is TIGHT all the time. The pedal comes all the way to the top, past brake pedal.It would barely engage and tries to slip. There is NO ADJU...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L No Start, no communication VIN: W41NA30175
I preformed pin point test h and I can not find any module that is suppling 10v to this circuit. I disconnected all modules for this buss network and I also unplugged PCM & Cluster. The theft light will not stop blinking with key on. engine will spin over but ...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Mechanical
hey guys need some help on this one. This truck has a 171 and 174 code lean both banks. replaced the pcv hoses and valve. codes returned. Use a smoke machine found a few small leaks repaired them. The codes retuned.Fuel pressure good filters good.The only othe...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L brakes VIN: 1FTRX18W31
I have a 4x4 f350 non-dually with a utility box and 100 gallon fuel cell, overhead rack. Basically the look of your typical contractors truck. Beside the other multiple other issue the truck currently has, these brakes are really frustrating me. The brakes wor...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L starting VIN: 1FTRF12W95
This is an intermittent cold no start, originally at dealer with no communication on scanner, they replaced starter relay, started for a week. Vehicle came to us for blown out spark plug, fixed plug problem woudn't start cold, same problem , no crank, no commu...
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L No Upshift Cold CVT VIN: 1FMDK05165
Vehicle has CVT trans that acts up cold after sitting overnight. Started vehicle after sitting over night. Ambient temp was approximately 18 degrees. Vehicle went into gear and moved,but upon acceleration went to 4500 rpm at 25 mph and stayed there. After warm...
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Battery VIN: 1FTRX12W85
First and foremost I want to thank everyone for your assistance w/ this problem as it is driving me up the wall. The vehicle came in w/ a no start, cold crank condition. I pulled the battery, confirmed that it was the proper group size and tested it. It tested...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L torque convertor VIN: 1FMZU34E5W
Sorry about the delay but wanted to confirm the fix. Seems you all were correct in that it's internal to the transmission. The TCC code is generated based on slip and this was not from a wiring or PCM issue. My friend at the trans shop put in another transmiss...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L monitors will not se VIN: 1FMYU03144
Hi all First of all I want to thank all of you who replied--a lot of good information that i hope others will find helpfull. It turns out that man that put the cat on also replaced bank 1 upstreem o2 sensor. Although I did'nt see much difference in the two u...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Battery VIN: 1LNLM97V1T
Thanks for all of the replies. I regret to say that there was not one thing that we could put our finger on to be certain, but the vehicle sat here for two weeks without failing. We are assuming that the keypad on the driver's door is getting wet and drainin...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Cruise Control VIN: 1LNHM82W8X
Hey everyone, thank you for the replies they were all extremely helpful and sped up diagnosis tremendously. It was the cruise control activate/deactivate switch on the steering wheel have an intermittent fault in the "On" position. I caught it acting up on the...
1993 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L all front lights VIN: 4M2DV11W2P
Well after tons of hours and looking at wires we deceided to rewire the harness for all the front lights. the worst part was after checking every wire we could, still not finding what really happened. Sorry to say there was no fi but to rewire it.
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