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1997 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTCR10A2V
This truck has a weird problem. Iatn had nothing in archives. When you rev it up and then let off the gas engine dies. When trying to restart, engine spins real fast and has no compression. Let it sit awhile and it will restart. Idles fine and will rev up but ...
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTHX26F1V
Customer had oil changed at local quick lube, after oil change engine just cranks but won't start. Customer noticed that "Wait to Start" light did not come on when key was turned on. I ran over there and found the IDM relay buzzing in relay box. Switched relay... Trouble codes: P0603 (Internal Control Module KAM Error), P0605 (Internal Control Module ROM Error)
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V4X
Hi all, Thanks in advance for taking time to look at this post. What I have is a 99 ranger 3.0l flex fuel. short term fuel runs around -2 bank 1 and 12 to 20 bank two (vac leak) long term works its way up two 25 on accel. bank 1 short and long term stay aroun... Trouble codes: P0174
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L fuel pressure?? VIN: 1FMYU60E41
Ok, I am stumped. I am looking for the proper fuel pump pressure spec. Mitchell spec. is 60-65 psi koer and koeo. aldata spec is 30-60. If you go back and forward a year you get different info on the spec as well. Also different models (sport/sport trac to jus... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L ride control VIN: 2FAFP73W01
hey guys i have a crown vic. with a air spring problem.the vehicle came in with air springs leaking down.replaced them and now the will hold air but as soon as you crank the vehicle up they will deflate.then it will take a minute to pump back up.when doing the...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FDAF56F83
This truck idles and drives fine cold. When it heats up it loses power / seems to have some white smoke from the exhaust. The only code stored is p1211 ICP pressure above or below normal. This code will return after a hot test drive. The lift pump on the frame...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Air Ride VIN: 1FMFU18L9Y
Vehicle has new relay and new compressor. Have repaired blue and yellow at relay and replaced green and yellow wire from relay to compressor. Can run jumper wire from relay to compressor and will run. Compressor will not run with everything hooked up. Have che...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 4WD engagement VIN: 1FMZU73K84
HI all. This vehicle belongs to a local dealer. The 4WD XFR Case physically shifts between HI and LO, but I have no clutch engagement (switch on dash, Auto/4hi/4lo). Owner previously replaced the motor and gearbox unit with a salvage yard unit, and had the PCM...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cooling Fan VIN: 1FDWE35P56
Hello to all and thanks in advance for your help. I have a 2006 ford van here that I replaced the fan clutch on with a factory ford part due to the fan not running. Test drove and everything was fine. It worked fine for several days now the fan runs all the ti...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FBNE31L86
I have a 06 e-350 that customer states loses all power, after a restart runs fine. Came in with no codes but since we have a GPS system on all our vehicles(fleet)I was able to get 2 pending codes from the history on the GPS web site(networkfleet.com). P2104-TA... Trouble codes: 2104 (tac forced idle), 2112 (tac stuck closed)
2007 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP56U87
Engine idles a little rough and experiences some extended cranking when cold. Fuel pressure is within specs. Code P0316 sets (but the MIL doesn't come on). Misfire counter on my newly updated Snap On scanner lists all cylinders seperately (not like the old mod... Trouble codes: P0316 (Misfire detected on start up)

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1981 Ford Mustang 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FABP10A1B
Thanks alot guys the first post was dead on.I got an infared thermometer and monitered the exhaust port temp following start up and less than a minute later had more than a 100 degree varation to # 4. I pulled the valve cover off and the # 4 exhuast rocker was...
1984 Ford Ranger S 2.8L starter VIN: 1FTCR1153E
first i want to thank everyone who replied, but especially Kent from Florida,Paul from Indiana,and Douglas from Ontario,we tried another starter from auto zone and it did the same thing. went to a junkyard this morning and got a used starter from an 85 ranger ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L ignition switch actuator VIN: 1FAFP52U4X
thanks for all your help guys. i did have to dissassemble the column to remove the actuators. i think next time i will just get a used column and put the customers lock cylinder in the used one.
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L84
i've had a policey on ford when you have a misfire. to replace all plugs and boots. also repace coil on cly. that shows misfire. since i stated doing this i've had no comebacks. so i dod this on this van. i also replaced injector. the plugs and boots were repl... Trouble codes: P0203.
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZK04135
Fixed vehicle. Thanks to everyone. you were all right. I had an open circuit in electric pump. My data source didnt give me a good description of system so didnt realize it was electric - thought it was driven by driveshaft. After you replies, i ohmed the pum...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNFM97V7W
thanks to ALL who gave me feedback and spiritual guidance ! i tested voltages to and from ign switch and obviously no output but had all voltages to from fuse 3 and 4... today after the first check it had everything...as before... went back after lunch and wa... Trouble codes: B1352 (key in cir. fault / LCM / SCIL MEM. CODE), U1009 (Scp data fault / eng. Torque u - 1059 scp data fault / transaxle prnd), U1027 (Scp data fault engine rpm), U1059 (Scp data fault transaxle prnd), B1869 (Air bag warn. Ind.cir.open).
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM82W83
The ecm was sent out to repair shop again. They sent to another shop they own to do the repairs. I also ran a new pulse wire from ecm to the #2 coil. Spliced in a new power supply wire from the #1 coil.I suspect the ecm was the fault. Would only misfire and se... Trouble codes: P0352 (Coil driver circuit 2 cylinder).
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