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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Loss of power VIN: 1FMRU18W1W
Sudden power loss & check engine light comes on intermitent ( twice in 2 months ). I know that the fail safe is causing the power loss but the vehicle is not overheating & scanning the coolant sensors show them close together. Cannot duplicate problem. Vehicle... Trouble codes: P1285 (Cylinder head overheat), P1299 (Fail safe stradegy active)
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX17241
This high mileage truck came in and the plugs were fried, wires were brittle and it had stored a #3 cylinder misfire code. we replaced sparkplugs and wires. truck ran well and check engine did not come back on. client took truck and drove 25miles, code returne... Trouble codes: 0303 (cyl3 misfire)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21S22
I got into this truck and after a lot of tests we pulled the drivers side head and sent it to machine shop. Found one valve was not seating. He touched the valve and truck seemed to run good for 30 days. Customer does not use this every day but it seemed ok fo... Trouble codes: P1000
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA524X2
Hi ford techs i have a good one came in p1405 runs very good,reset engine light and test drive it first engine light came on after 2 miles,i put vacuum pump to egr and car stalls out when i apply vacuum to it.i did duty cycle test with scanne... Trouble codes: P1405 (Upstrem dpfe sensor clugged or disconnected)
2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W54
This has had several shorts found when installing a pcm it use to last 3 min. now after repairing wiring and fuel pump and fuel module it lasts about 45 min. than pcm I'm assuming is shorting out all wiring checked ran with good pcm monitor circuits but after ...
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU15545
Hello guys, I'm hoping to get some help from anyone familiar with these engines and this particular problem. This vehicle came in with code P0011. We flushed engine oil and changed oil, twice, with no success. Code returned. The tech then changed both VCT sole... Trouble codes: P0022 (Intake cam timing overadvanced bank 2), P0011 (Intake cam timing overadvanced bank1)
2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L Glass VIN: 2FMDK39CD8
thanks in advance for any help, my problem today is the front sunroof won't close it gets about a foot from closing and just stops. My scan tool doesn't offer a sunroof module option but I have no codes in any other module. I have taken the headliner out and r...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86SX3
well guys thanks in advance on this one. It really has me stumped.This car came in with a solid miss all the time and code 352 [coil circut].We replaced plugs and coil #2,valve cover gaskets.Now when vehicle runs in drive miss is present.Seems to be gone cruis... Trouble codes: 352 (coil circut)
2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4M2XW14TXY
Vehicle got towed to our shop and was running very poor,had a bad misfire on all cylinders, after diagnosis we found a bad distributor,someone has already done tune up on it previously,we changed the distributor and timed it and it still had a light miss and a...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14UOX
Oh boy. Talk about embarassing. It turned out to be the maf. Thought i had tried disconnecting and starting but apparently not. Sorry. Started and ran while disconnected but as soon as plugged in vehicle would stall. Cant believe i missed that.
2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L noise VIN: 2FMZA53422
hey guys, sorry this has taken so long. i've been messing with this thing on and of for what seems like forever. customer decided to live with the noise as the system is operating and no codes are being set. my guess is that there's a restriction somewhere in ...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L input bearing retainer VIN: 1FAFP40452
Sorry for the wait on this one. I talked to the customer and gave him the option on wether to stake the race or leave it. The general consensus was that this is normal for this transmission. I had a phone call from Rick (I think, I didn't write his name dow...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L AM Radio VIN: 1FMZU74K13
Hello, thanks to all that replied. I have not gotten the truck back in yet, but the customer called and said he tapped on the alternator a few times and now the noise is gone. So I am going to pinpoint the alternator on this one. Thanks again, Korey
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U95
This intermittent problem car was equipped with throttle cable. I'd tried driving with EGR vacuum hose connected to a vac gauge, no help. When it died on me the 2 times, it still had fuel pressure and it happened on decel coming to a stop. It was sent to the d... 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 Taurus SE 3.0L wipers VIN: 1FAFP53U56
found somebody have place the wrong relay is fix working all speeds thanks for all the help
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