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2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Door Locks VIN: 1FDAW57P65
Im trying to locate the vehicle security module(VSM)on this vehicle. Im having an issue with the door locks. Alldata puts it behind the radio, I pulled the radio out and cannot locate this module. Any help appreciated.
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTRF12295
Hi All, Got this 4.2 V6 with limited power. I can mash throttle from a start and truck will slowly get up to speed, takes about 20 seconds to get to 15 mph. Will get to 85 mph after 90 seconds. PCM fails to control idle speed, after warmup with AC on, it drops... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle Speed Lower Than Expected), P2106 (Throttle Actuator Control System- Forced limited power)
2006 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L No power, early shif VIN: 1FMPU17516
Car came from tranny shop- has no power and shifts to 3rd (1,2,3 shift)gear before 10 mph. If you down shift to first gear it will not pull (acts like clogged exhaust). Checked fuel pressure(good but replaced filter anyway). Checked air filter-replaced maf sen...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: IMEFM66L6Y
This Mercury Mistake has been at my shop for over a month. Used car dealer bought it at an auction. It started cutting out on the way back and when it finally quit there was a no crank condition. He later found out this car was towed to the auction. It had sig... Trouble codes: B1681 (PATs signal not received), B1601 (PATs incorrect key), P1540 (IAC Circut), P1520 (Intake runner Circut), P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2)

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1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, stumbles on cruise VIN: 1FAFP54N7W
Thanks for all your replies, i did check for intake leaks with a smoke machine and did not find anything. I also checked evap system and made sure the purge valve was good. tried replacing all 8 spark plugs since the rear plugs were a different brand but that ...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.2L speedometer/shifting VIN: 2FTRF17204
Thanks for all replies. truck definitely has the wrong transmission installed. makes perfect sense about the different speed sensor pickup. ford says that in 04 they changed the internals. part number on her trans was for an 01-03. sucks that the junkyard sold...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Windows Inop VIN: 1FDXW47P84
Hi Guy's I had computer issues, I thougt I send the fix but I guess not. The problem was thw battery saver relay in the cluster is bad ( shorted) it blows fuse #41 allways. I can't re-program the cluster I send him to the dealer. Thanks again. for all the...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXX47Y8E
After further testing we found #1 & #3 injectors faulty, swapped faulty injector to another cylinder to confirm problem. Replaced all 10 injectors. No misfire and no check engine light on - runs great again. Thanks to all for help! Trouble codes: P0171 (p0300-), P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0303-), P0303 (p0113-), P0113 (p0316-), P0316 (testing and results).
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