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1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZAS150T
This van has no drivability problem at all. Customer said MIL came on while pulling a long hill. I have only taken a quick look under the hood yesterday and van will be here today. I will check fuel pressure, vacuum leaks, etc, but is there something common on... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2)
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Pedal VIN: 1FALP53S8T
The customer called me about her Taurus and said her husband lost the brakes. He said the master cylinder was empty, and someone added brake fluid and the pedal came back. She asked me to check it thinking it had a rusted brake line. When she dropped it off sh...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56F02
Here we go. I got this truck in last week for a no start. It died while driving and would not restart. Came in with codes p1211, 1212, 1283. I found that there was no pressure for the injectors so I replaced the pump and IPR. It starts and runs now with 2000+... Trouble codes: P0277
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Wheels VIN: 1FMDU74W73
This Exploder has been a chronic problem for at least 2 years. We are the only shop servicing it. The problem is that the wheels keep coming loose after service. Now, I'm a Master Tech and have been putting wheels on cars for 30 years but haven't had one like ...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Cluster, Head Lamps, Radio And Blower Motor VIN: 2FMZA53403
Got a 03 FORD WINDSTAR with the headlamps, park lamps, radio and blower motor stay on after the key is turned off and removed, also when vehicle is running all gauges, odometer and accesories are inop and all warning indicators are on. If I unplug the front co...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L dash gauges VIN: 1FMYU92103
hi,the escape's dash gauges peg with out any warning going down the road. checked this out and found nothing, all wiring seem to be good, can only get this going down the road, the gauges peg for a second then drop to where they belong. preformed tsb 6-9-3 che...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTSW21P65
Vehicle came in with a no start condition. Found low oil pressure in the high pressure oil system. Replaced high pressure oil pump and IPR. Vehicle now starts, but the desired ICP reading jumps from 580 psi to 870 psi at idle and the truck revs up sporatically... Trouble codes: 2284 (Injector Control Pressure Circuit Range Performance)

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1976 Ford Mustang II Ghia 2.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: T234567890
Good evening Awesome IATN techs. Thank you for all the replies. In essence all of you were right. The new coil arrived this afternoon and that fixed the problem, even though it passed the resistance test on both the primary and secondary sides and both hot and...
1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 11YUYTYG45
Hay thanks all who helped on this one. I told ya wrong on the IPR % it was 50% with the ICP connected. We replaced the IPR and injection pressure instantly came to spec When the ICP was disconnected it showed 2450 PSI on my scantool. Making the IPR% lower t... Trouble codes: P0340 (p1280-), P1280.
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Abs System VIN: 1FTCR10A2T
I'm posting this as closed because after more testing the ABS light did not stay or set a code. The only thing I can think of is the modulator valve was stuck and finally unstuck itself. The truck sits in his driveway and is only used a few times a year. Tha...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transfer case VIN: L9XKB84057
Sorry for delay in closing, but i wanted to give enough time to make sure I would not see this vehicle again. I have repaired numerous electrical problems on this vehicle over last few months after owner had other shops try to fix issues and caused more proble...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FT5X20P97
Unfortunatley this one isn't fixed. the customer came by today to let me scan it aqain. No codes. There done spending on this with the milage being so high. Must suggested ICP sensor or IPR. If I could have the truck for awhile I would swap them out for my own...
2011 Ford F350 5.4L park kill wire VIN: 1FTBF3B64B
not sure if anybody will ever use this info but there is a digital ground signal coming up from the transmission shift selector switch. It can be found in the bundle of wires next to the parking brake pedal.
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire
I am going to close this because I'm running out of time. I found that the baro reading on the MAF was 142HZ. Way to low.Replaced the MAF and the same reading. Disconnected the battery to reset the Baro. It came up to about 148HZ for a little while but droppe...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Unknown VIN: 4M2DU86W53
fix of the day! clean spark plug hole out and replaced spark plug. that is how far the customer was willing to go. thinking it was pourous cly. head allowing oil in . thanks to all for the help posts.
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