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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Starter Motor VIN: 1FTSF31F02
Hello fellow tech's i am not a diesel mechanic but i have a good customer that has this vehicle that will not start. Turn the ignition lock cylinder the dash lights go out but the starter will not engage. The transmission does not have a safety neutral switch ...
2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP25166
customer complains of an engine surge clunk. when i road tested i noticed the idle would flare up a little all by itself causing the vehicle to lurch in gear a bit. i checked for codes and none were found. this is a drive by wire vehicle with no throttle cable...
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM50UXW
Have crank no start. check computer pid rpm and has 0 while cranking. replaced crank sensor. no change. perform diag tree no short on ckp wires. check bias voltage to sensor, spec states 1-2v I have 6v. has anyone seen this. the pcm for this is not manufacture...

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1978 Ford F-150 Ranger 5.8L Engine VIN: F15HKY5010
thanks to everyone for all the help with this one. problem ended up being with the ignition system,resistor wire for the ignition coil was damaged also had a ground that was not making good contact.repaired circuits and retested engine starts and runs properly...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L cooling syster VIN: 1FTCR15XXR
Thank's to all for your help. I finaly talked the coustomer into pulling the heads and checking for cracks so we did and found the problem. He decided to put new heads to be sure of no problems,also no cracks were found but the problem was muck all around the ...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZAS150T
Wow, alot of good information here guys. It's too bad I cleared the code when the customer first came. The MIL hasn't come back on yet. Customer did mention it came on while pulling the only steep hill within hundreds of miles (terrain is long and flat here). ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2).
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP15P4W
Thanks for all the responses. We've seen alot of weird stuff come through, and this one was one of them. Let me start off by correcting the NOx statement. It was actually CO that I meant. 3% meant overfueling alot!! Did some more digging and found a burn ... Trouble codes: P1131.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1FTNW21F1Y
Thanks for all that replied this truck is stock no chip so eliminated that. when we performed a line pressure test, we followed test procedure outlined in service manual for an idle test and a stall test in all of the shifter positions. The pressures in all ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW31P63
Thank you very much for your help, and this truck is fixed. The problem was corroded battery connections. They were a little corroded visibly, but I didn't think anything of it because the voltage drop was only 0.05v. There is one thing that voltage drop tes... Trouble codes: P1614 (Cam Sensor Circuit Failure), P1617 (Crank Sensor Circuit Failure).
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXE45PX4
Thanks for the input. The truck would require a fair amount of labor just to diagnose. The customer uses this truck everyday and he couldn't wait for proper diagnosis. Sorry I wasted your guys time.
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSS34L56
Checked all the basics and went through the wiring harness. No faults located. Reflashed the pcm with updated program and all problems and check engine light resolved. Thanks Trouble codes: P2197.
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP56U36
Thanks to all for your replys. Found a wire harness by pcm rubed through on and a/c line shorting out the fuel pump signal. tripped no codes but if you watched scaner close fuel pump fault would flicker for a split secound when acting up.
2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A14
Hello All Well it was back to basics on this car I made the mistake of listening to what the other shop had done and their suspicions about and electronic problem. I took the advice of a couple of you all and pulled valve covers and i found no jumped cams or b... Trouble codes: P0353, P0356, P0357, P0358.
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