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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L brake pedal VIN: 1FTHX26G5N
vehicle came to shop with left front brake locked up, caliper had gotten very very hot and melted piston boots in calipers. Brake pedal also faded to the floor. We replaced both front calipers and pads, replaced the master cylinder, cleaned and adjusted the re...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34E3V
Ive been trying to figure out why all 4 of my o2 sensors (B1-1, B2-1, B1-2, B2-2) all read 0.00 It throws bank 1 and 2 lean codes, which i can only assume because they both read 0.00 . Ive checked doe the common power all 4 share and its there. Ive also check... Trouble codes: 171B, 174B
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA514XW
The customer stated that the engine will crank but not start intermittently,I finally caught it in the act and found the fuel pressure was 0 when it would not start.I checked the voltage and had about 3 volts at the pink and black wire.After the pressure event... Trouble codes: 232 (fuel pump circuit hi voltage), 460 (fuel level sensor circuit)
1998 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX08W1W
Help please this ford is a good customer this truck as a history of po 304 occurs at first every couple months now will set code in about 10 days after driven about 20 miles #4 will start missing compression 160 ltf and stft both good i am going to try coil pa... Trouble codes: P0304
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35L11
spark plug has blown out of engine -old plug not there to check it --using the ford heli-coil repair kit is not going to work as the hole is bigger then the heli -coil -we are thinking maybe it allready had one in there and it blew out ??? dose anyone know of ...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on, Monitors won't run VIN: 1FAFP57BU1
Got this 03 F550 in after it went to get smogged and didn't get tested due to incomplete monitors. When I got it the MIL was on with a P0171 and P0174, FF data shows normal operating temp and 1465rpm. Checked Mode 6 data and all values seem to be false "phanto... Trouble codes: P0171 (B1 Sys. Lean), P0174 (B2 Sys. Lean)
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Valve Train VIN: 1FTPX02594
Truck came in with lifter noise. We replaced all the lifters and phasers. Truck is still making lifter noise. Any ideas? thanks, alex.
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSE35L15
Vehicle came in with p0191 code (fuel rail performance). Replace fuel rail sensor. Check fuel pressure found to be 18 psi. Replace fuel pump and fuel filter. Checked fuel pressure again and had 38 psi at idle. Test drove vehicle again MIL came back on with p03... Trouble codes: P0191 (p0305-), P0305 (p0316-), P0316
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling fan VIN: 1LNHM87A6Y
We are putting an entire new cooling fan system on this car. New pump, fan motor assembly and fluid bottle. The question I have is how do you get the pressure line out of the fitting that screws into the pump motor. Ford does not show the fitting on the line a...

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1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54NXV
I have a good fix on this vehicle. Called customer and told him what I needed to do to ck these coils and he approved. I took the advice of Gerry, Joseph & William and swapped the coils & plugs after pulling plenum tank. I rigged up my spark checker to see if ... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 Misfire), P0401 (EGR Flow Insuficient).
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTYR10U71
It ended up being the trans slipping just enough to fell like no power.thanks to all that posted.
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF172X4
Thanks to all who replied.I feel like an idiot,but it is fixed.I'm always telling the young guys here not to neglect the basics,but thats what I did here.Spark plug turned out to be fouled.My gut instinct is that the port seal and isolator bolt replacement was... Trouble codes: P0174, P0304, P0316.
2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L bogs down bad VIN: 1FMYU02144
Thanks to all who replied! You were all correct! The B2 cat disintegrated and plugged up the rear cat midship in the vehicle. When I disconnected the exhaust pipe just ahead of the rear cat I found a piece of cat material. When I then test drove it, it ran... Trouble codes: P0430 (B2 cat efficiency).
2005 Ford E-150 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPF12555
hey people this one is outta here.put the cats on and had a great improvement but still had a pop on wot.replaced plugs and works great .thanks again Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L starting VIN: 1FTRF12W95
We are still in the process of waiting for this vehicle to act up again, has not done so since we cleaned and dried the harness and connectors under driver's seat frame rail and in both door bottoms where harness crosses over to right passenger side, was total...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW21PX5
well thankyou to all who helped me out with this one!!! its finnaly done and gone. in the end the egr was coked. the banks 6 shot controler was bad and had a can communications line from ecm to ficm that was showing to much voltage. t repaired the wire for can...
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