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1989 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX25G1K
Thanks in advance to all. Here is the symptoms that I cannot seem to fix: as the engine gets warmer, it runs terrible. At idle the injector on time will go from about 4ms and then start to increase to around 10ms and begin to run pig rich,black smoke and event... Trouble codes: 31 (Evp out of range)
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTHX26F2T
This truck was towed in from another shop that claims to be diesel experts but I guess they couldn't figure it out. I am not a diesel expert. the truck came in as no start. the other shop replaced the cam sensor and starter and also cleaned the injectors. we w...
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17262
Good afternoon, we have this f150 here, came in with hard start when it sits a couple hours, and running rough, customer put wires, plugs, coil and removed upper plenum. We found fuel psessure was at 20 psi, and not holding when shut off. Also had major vacuum...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1FAFP53U12
Hello, This is a odd one. The Speedometer on this car stops working at 25mph and falls to 0mph. The odometer also stops. With a scan tool connected there are no codes and the VSS reads properly. If you apply the brakes the speedo returns to normal until you le...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F63
Sent truck out had oil leak rear main and oil pand gasket. Job was finished and came back running fine also has fresh oil change. After sitting over weekend customer picked up truck it started ran for about 20 to 30 seconds and shut off then got code p1212 icp... Trouble codes: P1212 (Icp voltage not as expected)
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L All doors and trunk show ajar on the message cente VIN: 1FAFP55U54
Ford techs. Has anyone ran into this before? On the message center where the mileage should be it keeps scrolling through ajar warning messages for every door and the trunk lid there is. I know about the sticking door switch problems and lubeing them up with W...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21L34
Any points of checking that perhaps I have overlooked? Voltage seems low and I am guessing it bases out of the CJB just wanna be sure. Trouble codes: P00, 231 (Fuel pump secondary circuit low)
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)
2006 Mercury Milan Premier 3.0L front exhaust cam VIN: 3MEHM08106
car came in w/ misfire codes, running poorly and loud back firing in intake.pulled engine and removed timing cover. the right side exhaust cam was off by 2 teeth. chain, guides and adjusters look perfect. good tension on chain. I cant find any reason for the t...

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1991 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L # 1 cylinder VIN: 1FTEF14N7M
Thanks for all your input. Found out this morning that it is leaking exhaust from the head gasket next to #1. I wouldn't have thought. Thats what we get for thinking soo much sometimes. Lots of time spent on this for something rather simple. Customer does...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FTFX28L5V
could not get good info on this. Could not locate relays to diag and both Mitchell and sum data were of no help. had to punt
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Erratic VIN: 1FTZR15E21
Amplifier in the cluster was the problem. Thanks for all the help! I wanted to wait a few weeks before I closed this request, just in case the problem resurfaced or any other issues arised. Thanks again for all the valuable input! Trouble codes: P0232 (Fuel Pump Secondary Circuit Fault), P0460 (Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Fault).
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FDXE45P16
This vehicle is fixed and on the road. We had a known good VGT and tried it. This fixed the surging issue. Meanwhile, while testing fuel pressure under load, we found the pressure to be dropping under spec (in the 20's). So we decided to replace the lift pum...
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