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1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR15X4N
brother in law just bought truck,hard on gas koer test gives codes 157 158 and 173.truck starts fine o2s goes steadly up and stays at .87 volts,can,t get data on mass air flow,if you unplug it while running makes no diff.would bad mass air cause o2 to stay ric...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTWX32F2X
Thanks for taking the time to help. This Ford was towed in for a cranks, but no start. We charged the batteries, and scanned it. Based on codes and trouble tree diagnostics, we did the following: New #8 injector, New EBP sensor, EBP tube was replaced due to re... Trouble codes: P0231 (Fuel pump secondary circuit low), P0284 (Cyl 8 balance fault), P0470 (Exh back pressure), P0476 (Map/boost pressure fault)
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L pats security system not allowing car to crank VIN: 1FAFP36P1Y
car came in with seized engine and correct ignition key. i bought the car from customer and when he gave us the keys the originals ended up at home.i used a plain spare key that was hanging under the car when pushing this car in and out of the shop with dead e...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Brake Light VIN: 1FTPX14555
Light just started flickering occas no does it more often checked switches (ebrake switch checked ok brake switch checked ok (it is just the red brake light) i am checking for bad wires so far havent found any so far .it is my truck so we are doing when we hav...
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZK04135
Hey Ford techs. Ive got this Freestyle AWD with the classic P1889 - i changed the pressure/temp sensor as per TSB, cleared codes and even reset pcm KAM to be sure. - Code came back instantly - Decided to try a used DEM - same problem - I dont think its the act...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FTSW21P06
When the truck is cold on the initial start up it will have an extended crank probably 10-15 seconds. ICP press read between 1800 and 1900 on start up. 12 volts to the glow plugs. New oil filter, oil, and both fuel filters. Air filter looks very recently repla...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21506
This vehicle came in running rough with these codes.Figured few coils would fix 3&4. Thought had ticking noise on #1 bank. Pulled valve cover looking for broken valve spring and all is good with good compression. Truck misses instantly on start up, pops cyl mi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304, P0316, P0172, P0174
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW12V09
OK this is a headache job that has finally landed in my lap. The truck goes to running bad and boggs down. Now for the wierd things. We use a snapon solis pro that is fully updated. When looking at the data it is showing some really strange readings. The LT fu... Trouble codes: P0135
2010 Ford E450 6.8L headlights VIN: 1FDXE4FS1A
headlights stay on for approx 15 minutes after exiting the vehicle. the headlamp warning chime is also enabled. this issue has apparantly kill one battery already! the interior lamps and radio work normally. no dtc's. no TSB's. ign key in and both door PID's s...
1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L ABS Wheel Sensor VIN: 1LNCM93E7M
Men I thought I might post this in the help section 1st-maybe the Technical Discussion Forum-how can a Ford ABS wheel speed sensor be repaired successfully if no part for replacement is available?.I found that a rear sensor for a 1990-1992 Town Car is the same...

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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP3U02G
Ok, this I believe is fixed ofcourse with the help of everybody. It was indeed the fuel filler tube; the old gas cap o ring had cracks all over it and while I had the smoke machine on I did see smoke coming out ( i had a magnifi glass to see it) at a very slow... Trouble codes: P0442.
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMYU04101
Hello, Well I went to the data base and found someone that had the same issue. Pulled up the wire diagram on all data and low and behold some body did a wiring repair,but swapped #4 & 6 leads to the coils. Installed the primaries to their correct coils and now... Trouble codes: P1151 (O2 sensor B2S1 Lean switching).
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFMYU04212
The repies I received were either very basic suggestions that I was well past, or did not appy at all. The customer did not want any further diagnosis. Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP gross leak), P0457 (EVAP leak fuel cap).
2004 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMSU43P94
Thanks to everyone that replied,those of you that suggested the balloon test were right on.I found 2 bad injectors,#5,#6.Replaced both injectors and vehicle runs perfect now.I would like to note that both balloons we different,one was pulseing and one just slo...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNW21P34
Like Brad said this truck should have had the ability to learn the turbo vane position. We flashed the truck multiple times with IDS and we were never able to see any of the turbo relearn PID's. We ended up fooling IDS into thinking we replaced the PCM and the... Trouble codes: P0299.
2005 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU16525
We eventually scoped the coil and injectors the ground side of coil number 1 signnature was incorrect so the driver from the computer was not strong enough customer declined replacement but will return for replacement when finances permit Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0351, P0356.
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L engine VIN: 2MELM75W6T
Well this old mercury isn't fixed. I would especially like to thank Jesse from Virginia for information over the phone about this. I have ran an intake flush on this vehicle with noise still there. After removing the timing cover, i checked both timing chain t...
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