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1979 Ford F-100 Custom 5.8L Starting VIN: F10HLDH208
Once key is turned on, starter engages and won't disengage unless the battery is disconnected. Sometimes it doesn't do it until you turn the key to start, sometimes it does it when the key is turned to on. We have burned up three solenoids (on fender well) and...
1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 11YUYTYG45
Hello techs need some help with this one. First had no fuel pressure from mech transfer pump, found that little screen stopped up in the fuel filter housing. We now have pressure but the truck still would not start. Modis says ICP is 0 connected, IPR is 20- 35... Trouble codes: P0340 (p1280-), P1280
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W71
egr system will check itself and complete the test then in about 4 miles will reset mil with PO401. Trouble codes: P0401
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Shifts Fine No Codes VIN: 1FDXE45S15
Trans apart on bench all parts look like new no worn parts found shop said they diag the noise coming from trans shop said noise mostly in 4th & during shift to 4th if any one has had this veh with a noise in 4th or during shift???thanks.
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L electric window VIN: 1FMZU73KX5
This Explorer came in w/o an appointment with it's right front window down 1/2 way. I removed door panel and used 12 volts to run motor up and down. Customer stated passenger rolled window down half way and the up button(from both sides) did not raise window. ...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21R58
hi teem, this trk belongs to my supervisor the only 6.4 we have here,he claims trk lost power and would not accerate also check eng. light came on, scanned and found p0087 that was a week ago, in between time it had corrected and started running fine,by the en... Trouble codes: P0087, P0088
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...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L coolant fan VIN: 2MEHM75WX3
car came back in overheating -no fan -installed a new fan motor [ i dont think my new mechanic let it run to test it long enough ] towed back in -overheated on long drive they got it home and when they shut it off fan then came on and stayed on -killing batter...

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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Transmission VIN: 2FDKF38M5M
I pulled the trans and disembled it. I found minor iron filings on the magnet inside the case. There is no obvious damage to any bearing that I have seen. I have not yet finished disembly but feel that the trans is not the problem with the bearing sound noi...
2000 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Timing Chains VIN: 2FTZFO739Y
Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen, I really took my time on this one. As some suggested. Lots of bananas. It really was'nt that bad. And I did'nt use lock down tools. Using the marks on the chains were the key. But I cant see anymore so I had to get my trainee...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L pats security system not allowing car to crank VIN: 1FAFP36P1Y
thanks for all the prompt replies. i did the 10min batt disconnect and then turn 1st key on, then 2nd, and then back to first one. car starts fine now. i could not find any procedures like this on alldata. thanks for the help.
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Brake Light VIN: 1FTPX14555
emmett was correct thank you for the replies except one the ebrake wire was pinched up behind the dash .we were able to splice and shrink wrap and all is better thank you again
2007 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L wiper motor VIN: 1FMCU59H07
re soldered in old connector. re drilled new mounting holes for old motor and reassembled . still no answers from any dealership as to wtf happened here. well hope no one else gets to deal with this nightmare
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L starter VIN: 2MEFM75W84
Thanks for all your help. The problem was the PCM, it was not grounding the starter relay. I was able to by-pass the PCM by running a permanent ground wire to the starter relay. This worked very well and I did not have to replace the PCM.
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