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1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L line pressure low VIN: 1FMUC24X1T
Hi guys and gals. I rebuilt this trans(4R55E) about 6 months ago. The TSS crapped out about a month ago so I pulled it and replaced the TSS along with all the gaskets and seals/o-rings. The problem is it will flare at cruising speed. It started flaring on the ...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FBJS31HXT
Van in good shape, van at idle or driving has ignition drop on all 8 cylinders, scoped hz on pip spikes when ignition drops but if you unplug transmission signal is cleaned up and runs perfect. Found fluid in solenoid pack connector replaced and still same pro...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF37F9Y
ford diesel guys, HELP! cust states, loses power, smokes, he thinks, wont get out of its own way, happens intermittently- can sometimes pull over, put in neutral to rev up and clear out, is ok then does christmas time had a no start,code was for cam ... Trouble codes: P0733, P0732, P0476
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Piston/Head VIN: 1FAFP33P71
This car came to us as a non runner and traded. Opening the engine in the shop revealed disintegrated pistons,# 4 almost at complete destruction, cylinder head severely damaged at the combustion chamber areas/crowns on all pistons and metal fragmentation depos...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46P93
I have a strange one here. Thought it was a normal 6.0 no start. I have 150 PSI of high oil pressure, but my IPR is at 0%. I can command my IPR to 90% and it builds 4000psi but still doesnt start. I dont know where to start on this. Anyone ever run into a prob... Trouble codes: P006A, P0261, P0401
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA52274
Help. We have this freestar that is intermittenly stalling at or near stop. We were unable to duplicate at any time but customer says it happens weekly sometimes daily. We started with basics, checking short and long trims and they were ok. No vacuum leaks. Ch...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46P4E
This truck will start and run every time i get in it. I can go on an hour or so run and shut it down and immediately the engine will not start and run. I can hold a gasoline rag to the intake inlet and the engine will start and run normally. Thats all I can sa...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L Vacuum problem VIN: 1FTNF20516
We need help, BIG TIME HELP This F250 received new spark plugs here about 4 weeks ago, about a week after the plug replacement the guy comes in with a check engine light and a noticeable wining sound coming from the engine, I pulled the codes and it was lean ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean), P0174 (Lean)
2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDK38CX8
Hopefully someone has an answer to this one. This Ford Edge is starting to annoy me. I have replaced the VCT solenoids for the above listed codes but DTC P0018 (VCT bank 2) returns and causes the engine to run rough. There has been no engine repairs done accor... Trouble codes: P0018 (Vct), P0021 (Vct)

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1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No OBD Connection VIN: 1FTZR15X7W
First, I want to thank, Mike, Henry, Bradley, Fred, Rick, Dan (Texas), William, John, Dan (Illnois), Gordon, Darren, And Ken. IT'S ALIVE! At about 3:30 this afternoon, my truck started for the first time in 11 days. I replaced the ECC (or ECM or PCM, your choi...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P3Y
Morning all, Thanks to all. smoked the intake and found smoke pouring out of the EGR valve. replaced valve and LT trim came down to4% Staphen [...] Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FTNX21P53
the oil pan gasket set with orings did make it so the truck would start unfortunately it was a bank repo so we were not able to complete the project by making it run they needed to get it sold. Thank you all for your help.
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L info center odometer VIN: 1FAFP55S94
thank you for your suggestions , vehicle as mentioned is no longer here and they were waiting for me to narrow the field for them to save diag time ---yippi--- "you know how that one goes" I'm putting the ball back in there court to pay for extended diag ti...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L #4 coil driver VIN: 1FMCU931X5
thanks for the help, all of the responses confermed what I already thought. Was hoping for a short cut to save the customer some money. consenses is that the ECM needs to be replaced and programed and new coils. She can not afford to fix it at this time.
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