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1992 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Glow plug problem VIN: 2FDLF47M4N
Had a customer drop off a dump truck for routine items, nothing related to what I had a problem with: turned key on and smoke bellowed from fuse box. Found both fusible links to glow plugs burned. Looked under hood and found all brand new glow plugs installed....
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14Y8T
Vehicle came in with the above codes. Before much physical testing I looked at it with my modis. I keep getting this annoying vehicle battery low message even with the truck running on Modis. Aside from that I reset the fuel trims which were -22 LTFT. When I s... Trouble codes: P1443 (p0411-), P0411 (p0172-), P0172 (p0174-), P0174 (p0175-), P0175 (p0443-), P0443 (testing and results)
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L battery light VIN: 1FMYU04121
Hi, I have this 2001 esxcape. The customer states that randomly the battery light illuminates on the dash. I have verified this concern, and the vehicle is actually charging when this happens, at about 13.8V. Another shop told her that she needed a cooling fan...
2003 Ford F F650 7.2L No Start VIN: 3FDNF652X3
This is one from a fleet that i take care of and the only one that is a cat engine and my scanner will not scan a f650 . This truck sat for a year and a half and was jumped and it ran and was mover about 600 feet and parked . it will not start now i have the f...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSX21508
Greetings all this truck is a puzzler. it came in for an engine noise concern. we found a rattling noise from both valve covers when the engine was warm and feathering the throttle between 800-1500 rpm. It sounds very much like a diesel when it occurs. Disconn...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Starting VIN: 1FTWW31R78
Where is Transmission contro module..It is not at the rear of transfer case has Mitchel-on -demand says..Not at the linkage...I have no ground to pin 86 on relay,suspect TCM,but not sure where it is
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L abs VIN: 5LMEU88H44
I looking for a direction where to get started. My customer complains about an intermittant (a couple of times a week) illuminated ABS lamp that resets when the ignition is cycled off but returns randomly. He hasn't noticed any conditions when the lamp is ligh...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L air conditioning VIN: 1LNHM86S64
The A/C concern I now have is that the system does work, However, It comes on interm. I have tested the Pressure switches and they are fine. I evacuated and rechared the system so I know the freon is good and the system has the correct amount in it. I have no ...
2005 Mercury Mariner 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 4M2CU571X5
This mariner has an intermittent stall and no start. Have checked all the grounds, and cleaned up the one underneath the seat. It seems to be a loose connection or bad wire, since it is very intermittent, with no codes or loss of communication, is not the secu...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L code P0340 cam senso VIN: 1FTCR10A0V
First of all I would like to thank all the people who responded to my request. The problem was the altenator RF interferance. But the day I requested help I had just replaced the wires to the cam sensor cleared the code and restarted the truck and like before ... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor).
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FDAF56F83
The rail pump or lift pump would drop to 5 psi pressure after 20+ min. of driving. We put a vacuum gauge on the suction side of the pump and it never went above 4in hg(eliminating a clogged fuel sock in the tank) A new electric rail pump fixed this truck. This...
2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Smokes VIN: 1FTSX21R88
It was the turbo seals leaking oil into exhaust pipe.Customer will fix at a later time Thanks
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: ILNLM97V3V
Thank you for all replys. I already have tried all of the recommended suggestions in replys before my original post. Had to let it go without actual fix
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L High idle VIN: 1MELM55U7S
Sorry it took so long. I had to find a computer and there was only one available and it was in st louis. Repalced and all is well . Thanks Mike [...] Trouble codes: 412 (Cant control idle speed).
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