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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start
This vehicle loses the oil from the reservoir in the hpop. The question I have to ask, is where does the oil to replace it come from? If the reservoir is refilled, then the truck will start and run until the oil in the reservoir is gone. The shop replaced the ...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.4L Horn VIN: 1FTFX28L2V
Hello gentlemen, I was working on this vehicle last night trying to diagnose the gear selector/od off issue and inadvertently pulled the 5amp fuse for the anti-theft. The problem is that I can not get the system to reset. I tried disconnecting the battery for ...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X1V
There has to be something we are missing. We replace these things all the time but this ranger keeps eating them. Is there anyone out there that has ranj across a repeated failure with a dpfe? Please help! Trouble codes: P0401
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transfer case VIN: L9XKB84057
There were numerous codes, i followed trouble tree, tested wiring from Gem to t case, all passed tests. Inspected fuse panel and gem for damage/moisture. ok. during test i removed connector from tcase motor. It was filled with oil, i cleaned and retested syste...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP3138Y
Strange one here. Came in with stall anytime shifter is moved from park/nuetral into gear. Also had code P0320, crank sensor circuit. Engine will have difficult start 1% of the time, sounds like crank sensor problem, kicks back, cranks normal then jerks and sp... Trouble codes: P0320
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Communication VIN: 1FMZU72E62
My fellow tech's, Here is my issue. During my Safety inspection of this vehicle discovered the following: SRS light illuminated No communication with PCM, TCM etc..only can comm with Air -Bag module. Solus-pro says to check appendix "b" in domestic manual. so... Trouble codes: B2292 (Restraint System Pre-Tensioner Fault)
2002 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMYU02B72
Veichle has constant surge from 200 rpm to 15 rpm after about 1 min or running. Have tried about everything even had to ford dealer and they had no suggestions.Runs great down the road but surges at idle and stalls out at times. No codes ever came in system an...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L fuse 15 (15 amp) VIN: 1FMDU85W33
for no ryme or reason blows under hood fuse 15 (15)amp. replace fuse and it holds for any amount of time. once lasted 5 minutes another time it lasted several drives. dash gauges, radio, a/c, drv seat, memory pedals, all windows, thank you for any help.
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L broken spark plug VIN: 1FTPW14515
well what do we do now? we have done many of these spark plug jobs and 95% come out soaking them the way everyone suggests here but a few break. we taken them all out fairly easly with the snap on tool does great job. but now we have one that broke and left to...
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU63E36
This vehicle keeps returning with the above codes. Customer states that vehicle has always ran great and the light just comes on and stays on (does not flash). I have road tested the vehicle numerous times each time it has been in here and it has always ran gr... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple/Random Misfire Detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected), P0316 (Misfire Detected on First 1000 Engine Revolutions)
2005 Lincoln LS Ultimate 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A85
car has a miss fire that can be felt the most when shifts into overdrive and you give light throttle. feels like a miss fire or tcc having problems engaging. I would try and look at a trans issue but the guy claims that it has missed at idle also. i am current...

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1997 Ford E-150 Econoline XL 4.6L No Start
want to thank everyone for the replies...first off it was due to improper lifting of the van ,as i suspected..made sense to me it had to be something due to raising the van improperly..had everyone to push van onto our four post lift & raised it up & found the...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: IFMRU1765W
Thank you everyone who replied. Its been several weeks since the customer has had the vehicle and she reports that the vehicle was running fine. They have since sold the truck. I am going to agree with the low compression having much to do with the running pro... Trouble codes: 304 (mis cyl 4).
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Headlights VIN: 1FTRF18WXX
Replaced headlamp switch for intermittent operation. Replaced cracked drivers side rear tail lamp lens. Replaced intermittent bulb for tail lamp on drivers side rear. Replaced blown tail lamp fuse in battery fuse/relay box in engine compartment. Cleaned te...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU03172
Well Phil. hit it pretty much on the head. Replaced the battery and 99 percent of the driveability issues went away. test drove it and made teh misfire monitor run and it flagged another bad coil. i am going to drive it to make the monitor run agian this morn...
2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP38342
The problem with this one drove me crazy. I have a lil hair left. Sorry for taking so long to close but wanted to be sure the car was fixed before i closed it. What i found was the pigtail for the inertia switch was losing the connection. I could wiggle the co...
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L LR turn signal VIN: 1FMZU77E32
Thanks to all who replied, fix was that new harness had two wires installed in wrong position on the switch end. Reversed the wires and all is good, just my bad luck that this caused the same symptom as original complaint.
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L03
Thank you so much for all the replies. Found on bank one chain guide broken and timing off #1 bank. Once reassembled I am confident I will have no more issues. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0175 (Rich bank 2).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW21P33
Bingo: Took a look down into the ICP reg and ICP sensor area, Found a small oil leak out of the ICP sensor connector. Poped in a new sensor and all is well! (note* do not take the word "pop" in its literal since) nothing effortlessly pops onto or into a 6.0. ...
2005 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
thanks to those who have replied. i swapped the power hold relay and put in new ignition switch,fingers crossed and havent seen vehicle back since. Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354.
2009 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L blend door VIN: 2FAHP71V69
We got approval to pull the dash and throw an blend door motor in there and also make sure door was working properly. Apparently ther is a typo in the shop key for this Thanks to all that replied all of you were right.
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