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1997 Ford IHC 4700 T44 .0L No Start VIN: 1HTSCAB67W
This is an 1997 IHC 4700, T444E truck for a vol fire dept. I posted it in the Ford section because there is not an IHC choice. I am not experienced in these heavy duty trucks. It will crank, no start. It will run on starting fluid, fuel is getting to the inj p... Trouble codes: 543 (ecm/idm IDM fault not recieving data), 242 (532 - fuel inj snch smbol high), 532 (fuel inj snch smbol high), 544 (inj fault bank 2), 221 (SCCS circuit fault)
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP45X9W
This is a good one for you guys. this car came in to our shop march of 2010 for a no start problem. we found a bad fuel pump. installed a aftermarket pump. car started, an ran great. 2 months down the road the car was towed back in with a bad pump agian. this ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L p0731 VIN: 1FAP55291A
installed a used transmision and test drove everything is fine then had to install water pump after words code 0731 p0734 codes started coming up which are in proper gear ratio but ever thing is acting fine seems to shift fine and no other issues have any ford...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Stripped Chassis Custom 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FDXE45F73
I am hoping that someone out there has worked on this system a little more than me . What this thing does is of course depending on the electrical load the idle will raise around 1800 rpms and it will recover slowly but if you turn everthing on like they norma...
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMSU45P55
I have a 2005 For Excursion with a 6.0L diesel that keeps setting DTC p0299 (turbo under boost). Originally the vehicle had this could and a lack of power. Tests indicated at that time that the egr valve was the problem. Replaced the egr valve and now the truc... Trouble codes: P0299 (Underboost)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW21PX5
hello and thanks to all. this ford is kicking my butt here. when driving and accelurating hard is seems to cut out or surgeing. i notice the exhaust temp spikes to 1600 ferrenhite and the boost fluxuates around 27 to 30. this surging dose not start untill the ...
2006 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FMFU17536
Hey Ford Techs. Road testing intermittenly this expedition will fall on its face, check engine light battery light comes on, coolant temp gauge dops for a split second then picks right back up. Seems to do it mostly on accel. Not setting any codes. It feels li...
2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: 1FAHP34N26
This particular vehicle has been a mystery, after approx 6-8 months the power steering quit working. This had has 4 power steering pumps,..all Ford/Motorcraft Reman Pumps,.as well as a new Rack assembly,..Has anybody experienced this with Ford Reman Pumps? or ...
2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Slightly poor idle VIN: 1FMEU73E97
This truck has me stumped. Motor has a slight shake to it at idle. Vaccum gauge is steady at 22. Fuel pressure is 39 PSI. NO CODES. But live data i'm getting 16% trim at idle on Bank 2 and 11% at bank 1. Short term fuel trim on both bank are plus or minus unde...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 5LMEU88H34
Im not sure where to go next on this one. This thing was losing heat at first very sparatically then recently over heated on the guy . I performed a pressure test and found that the radiator tank had split on top,which to me usually means it has overheated rea...
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L fluid VIN: 1ZWFT61LXX
We have a 99 mercury cougar that came into our shop for an alternator problem and while in our shop over night the vehicle pushed up a large amount of atf up through the dipstick tube. We topped up the vehicle and it drove fine and shifted like it should but w...

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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FTDF15N78
First off I would like to thank all of you Tech's for all of your help. What a mess this truck was. We actually found two related problems, first off we had purchased an aftermarket EEC IV relay which ended up being the wrong part, just as was suggested, we p...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Battery Draw VIN: 1FAFP53S3W
I would like to thank all that took time to help. Darren was correct I was using a test light instead of a meter, one of those things where I knew better but did it anyway thinking it was quicker but see where that got me. The GEM was the problem the car bee...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L c0mpression
Thanks to all who replied. Changed out the lifters in this truck and still have the same problem. Basically there are only 2 possibilities left as to what could be causing the problem. Carbon on the valves causing the valves to hang up, or, after speaking to ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Accessories VIN: 1FTNW21F52
Yes it was fixed ! First thing if someone gets this problem, is you HAVE TO be sure you Identify the proper system before doing anything . there are three, one with just a security module. one with gem and security and one with nothing. I thought I had nothing...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Securtiy VIN: 1FTYR44U83
Thanx so much to all of you who replied. Every single person was correct in the advice given. Special thanks to Ford Techs: Alex from GA, Scott from CA, and Fred fom NJ. This thing frustrated the heck out of me. We are a small town in middle of no where. N...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FTPX14564
smart junction box passenger side kick panel fixed vehicle. obvious corrosion on back side of box
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Starting VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
I tried everthing that made good sense to me but I finally pulled the lower timing covers off and the belt had jumped 7 or 8 teeth. The thing that I can not figure out is the fact that the belt was really tight and did not have any teeth missing at all. It rea...
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