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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 4x4 VIN: 1FTWX33FX2
4x4 will not engauge, code C1728 and 4x4 indicator dose not light up. ckecked fuses ok can not find fuse #59. Has power to relays. dose not have power going to motor on transfer case. no vac to front hubs, pump works. Is 4x4 module part of gems
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFMYU04212
Hi. Smoked the system from service port, vapor hose near canister and the filler neck. Checked gas cap, replaced gas cap. No leak found. Checked vapor management valve and vent valve and hoses. No problem found. When I run EVAP self test w/scan tool it fails e... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP gross leak), P0457 (EVAP leak fuel cap)
2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on, No speedo VIN: 4F2CZ96193
This is actually a mazda tribute but i havent gotten much help from the mazda post so i thought i'd try the braintrust in the ford camp. Speedo never works. Odo disappears on first acceleration after startup, goes to dashes on display. O/d light flashes contin... Trouble codes: P0720 (Output speed sensor ckt), P0722 (Output speed sensor no signal), U1041 (Scp invalid data for vehicle speed), U1123 (Scp invalid for odometer), B1352 (Ignition key-in circuit failure)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P93
HELP PLEASE! Hi all, this is my own personal truck & my only ride at that. This truck intermittently will crank & not start after a few mins. shut down hot. It has happened twice now. The last time it happened, I was at my shop & quickly hooked up my scanner. ... Trouble codes: P0284 (Cylinder 8 contribution), P0341 (Cam position sensor), P2291 (ICP too low engine cranking)
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L Power Window VIN: 1ZVFT84N95
The passenger window will open 2/3 of the way after the door (passenger door) has been opened and closed. Checked wiring at pillar for cracks or breaks, none found. Disconnected battery and tried re-indexing windows afterwards. Problem still persists, windows ...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L vent VIN: 1FMZU63E45
This explorer was driven in with a complaint of trans fluid leaking. We observed ATF leaking from the bellhousing. The trans fluid was not burnt, so we did not think it was coming from the vent and assumed it was the front pump seal. We removed the trans and i...
2005 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L noise VIN: 1FTZR15E95
customer came in with a belt sounding noise. at 65000 miles and 6 years motorcraft belt no brainer, also has cracks. noticed alignment marks out of range replaced belt and tensioner ,noise right there. checked TSB's none. called friend at ford dealer,he said b...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12V67
vehicle came in with an intermittent rough idle. After checking DTC's, found both cams not returning to retard position (poo12 and p0022) as well as a cam position error code. Checking the solenoids with a lab scope, can watch duty cycle of solenoids when adva... Trouble codes: P0012 (cam overadvanced 1), P0022 (cam overadvanced 2)
2006 Mercury Monterey Luxury 4.2L coolant reservoir VIN: 2MRDA222X6
car does not overheat and no smell of antifreeze evident.car loses pressure and antifreeze.

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1969 Ford Mustang 5.8L charging system VIN: F10230E106
FIrst, thanks for all the help guys, special thanks to Scott [...], he went the extra mile. After having a closer look, I found that the S terminal had been jumpered from the I terminal, and there was no wire to either the stator nor to the A terminal to th...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31HXR
Four replies, This one ended up being the PCM. Found a used unit with exact #s. Van runs great. Two of you suggested that the van was running lean. My comment on detonation would lead to that. This van would not always ping, more of a random spark knock. I did...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FARP14J0R
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I finally got this one fixed and the process was much harder than it needed to be. We tried almost everyone ideas including blocking off the iac. that did cure the problem so i replaced the iac. no difference. anyway, i ... Trouble codes: P1506 (Idle air control).
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FMSU45P73
Thanks to all of you, this one is in the books finally. It seems I jumped the gun a little after improperly air checking and tearing down this 6.0, I discovered the air leak I heard was from the IPR!!! Oh well, after reinstalling the cover, intake, turbo, an...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.0L No Start, hard start VIN: 1FTSW21P45
Sorry for the delay. Lots of excellent replies and most hit the fix on the head, Quick Connect Fitting on the HPOP. I don't work on too many diesels and I was not patient enough for that thick oil to drain out of the system for a proper air test. Thanks a lo...
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L torque convertor VIN: 1FMPU15556
Fixed! I pulled the valve body and removed the separator plate and found a check ball in two pieces.I replaced all the check balls with new ones from trans o-h kit.Its fixed.I ve been building transmissions for 25 years and have never seen this before.I need t...
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