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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDJF37F0T
The outside temperature today is -24*C and I have two 1996 PowerStrokes towed for a no start issue. Both of these trucks have no oil in the hp oil reservoir. One of the truck I filled the reservoir up and the truck started and ran fine with no issues. It would... Trouble codes: P1212 (ICP not at expected level)
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14UXW
With fuel shut off, engine cranks normally. When fuel turned back on, doesn't crank normally, but hesitates like timing is off. With TDC mark on harmonic dampener lined up with timing mark, cam synchro intallation tool lines up at 38 degrees per shop manual. P...
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1727W
Truck came in with code Po 171 lean bank 1. Tested fuel pressure it was good and holds pressure. Fuel filter was completely blocked replaced it with air filter,Cam synchronizer was had a noise so it was replaced all at the same time. three weeks its back now p... Trouble codes: P00, 171 (lean bank 1), P00, 174 (lean bank 2)
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L induction VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
backfires under load to intake. fuel pressure good. extreme low upstream 02 voltage (.030v and lower) on both banks. higher voltage downstream (.235v). suspect any large vacuum leak would be unmetered air and engine would die anyway. Hear no vacuum leaks. Runs...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MEPM6245P
This vehicle has no spark no injector pulse, as per identafix there should be a CCRM I connot find it any where I suspect it si only for S/C cars only.I have replaced the ignition module, still no spark.
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75WXV
There is a TSB # 03245 for this problem. Could someone tell me what the repair is from this bulletin or email me a copy. Thank you very much. Jon [...] Trouble codes: P0420 (Bank 1 catalyst underperforming)
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4M2EU488X6
Customer brought in car because he thought transmission was slipping. Customer states it just started. What we found was engine stumbles intermittently on accel. When it happens engine seems to stall for a split second. PCM acts confused as transmission tries ...

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1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 1FALP5340S
hey guys, replaced starter, customer called back three days later and said still has same problem. already had starter wire repair and no corrosion at solenoid wire. she took it to dealer, they had it all week and could not duplicate or find problem. I re...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTVX14564
Well here's the low down, after replacing IWE solenoid, IWE actuator and wheel hub/bearing assembly noise STILL occured!I noticed some strange things with headlights while driving, decided to rig up Fluke on IWE solenoid harness and monitor voltage while drivi...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Reduced power VIN: 1FTRF12295
Thanks to all who replied. Roger, fellow Michigander, was the closest. After cleaning the MAF and Throttle body, adding a new air cleaner, and insuring that all duct connections were tight and sealed, the customer reported that he has had no more problems wit... Trouble codes: P2106 (Throttle Actuator Control System- Forced limited power), P061B.
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMSU45P55
Thanks to those who replied. The problem was indeed the turbo. Called the local Ford dealer and they had them in stock (usually a good sign). Installed the turbo and the truck seems to being doing fine. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0299 (Underboost).
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71V48
Thanks to everyone who has offered help, and we were able to send this car back to the Police Department fully confident that we have repaired it. Kevin, Conway, and Grant hit the nail square on the head with the wires rubbing through on the body mount. The ...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Rear Window Wiper VIN: 4M2ZU55P4X
Great replies. We found that the motor was trying to run. Amp tested the wiring. We think that what has been causing the motor failures was the blade getting stuck between the window and the door. We readjusted the wiper blade, replaced the motor, it now works...
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