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1988 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L no spark VIN: 2FDKF37G6J
This vehicle is losing ignition coil trigger. Never loses injector pulse. The vehicle will run from 2-20 minutes then cut out like the ignition was turned off. Luckily the vehicle won't restart for quite awhile afterwards. The vehicle has good PIP signal (wit...
1990 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, No Power, No RPM VIN: 2FTHF25GXL
This Ford is driving me crazy! Any help here is greatly appreciated. I have a long time customer that uses his truck daily and it has been pretty reliable for him up until recently. (Maybe the miles are just catching up with it.) He brought the truck in runnin... Trouble codes: 172 (HEGO indicates lean condition), 334 (EGR Valve voltage higher than expected)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTPX14534
Truck dieing on turns refer to repair history
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Park lamp circuit and interior illuminated circuit
Removed new aftermarket LED taillights and installed 3157 bulbs in both sides and Fuse #17(Central Junction Box under dash) opened when switch was turned on. Installed Circuit Breaker in place of fuse and found evidence of water intrusion in Central Junction b...
2004 Ford Expedition XLS 4.6L lights VIN: 1HJRGPV944
I have this expedition that is driving me crazy,the abs and brake light flash on for a second then go off,no pattern to when they flash just when it feels like it,initially i hooked up my scanner and it had no codes tested powers and grounds at module,all good...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U95
Grab a cup of coffee, this may take a while... This new customer comes in with the engine barely running. Her brother replaced spark plugs. After smoking the engine we found the o-ring for the air diverter motor was hard and causing a major vacuum leak. Replac... Trouble codes: P0171 (P0174 Lean Banks 1 2), P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire), P0316 (Misfire detected on start up), P2195 (P2197 Bank 1 2 oxygen sensors stuck lean)
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Differential VIN: 1FTSW21PO6
This truck belongs to a friend of mine, and it has been sitting at the dealer for almost a month now with no fix for his problem. It has a 2 inch suspension lift, and 36" tires, and has been run this way with no problem for the last 3 years. Recently it has de...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L dome light VIN: 4M2DU66W02
This is going to be a weird request.We are an Asian only shop(haven't worked on domestic cars since 1989),my launch won't talk to the gem,I'd call it a bcm I think.Mother In-laws car,so no help of sending to a friend's shop.The front dome light stayed on all t...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A6T
Well, found out that when it runs for a little bit it looses compression in the first cylinder that is misfiring. From what everyone has told me, its most likely a valve problem. The dealer opted not to spend any more money on it at this time. Thanks everyone... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire - Cylinder 1).
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L door VIN: 1FAFP36392
I took the seat out and moved upholstery away from the door on all but the front side near the dash. Then I could see inside better. Covering the lock mechanism was some plastic which also covered the outside door handle rods. I removed 3screws from this bl...
2004 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA58284
It ends up that the main grounds for the pcm were not that good. Cleaned them and drove after an eight hour soak and all was fine. Customer has been driving for five days and everything is good. Trouble codes: P0606 (PCM Internal communication error).
2005 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA57625
Hey there i want to thank the two guys who read my entire post about my problem child we decided the next step was to replace the pcm but unfortunetly the customer said he was done spending money on this vehicle and it is going to the bone yard this is an awes... Trouble codes: P2197, P0174, P0352.
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L 1-2 shift and 1 VIN: 1FBSS31L46
Sorry for the delay in closing this request. Install different torque convertor and same rebuilt trans. Had some of the same problems with trans again the first day installed. Let it sit over night. Drove it the next day and never had a problem with it after t...
1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L evap canister vent solenoid VIN: 1LNHM82W9X
Thanks for the replies. what we had to do was strip the wiring harness back from the fuse box to where it runs into the car to find the three wire splice. Then we cut the red yellow that ran into the car. Ran a new wire inside over to where the red yellow from...
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