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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP5241R
Thanks in advance for the help. I have this Taurus that came in on the hook. The customer stated that it would not start and that the cooling fan would run anytime the ignition was on. The fuel pump would also not cycle, but ran continuously while the key was ...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FDKF38FXS
Customer complains of hard start/no start and poor performance. Black smoke out the tailpipe. Missing at idle. We tested glow plugs and wiring. Found 6 open glow plugs and several opens in wiring harness for glow plugs. Replaced 7 glow plugs (left rear glow pl...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP3131Y
Hi all got another hand me down car, car came in cranks ok very poor idle then a no start still cranks ok though. Spark and injector pulse not there. Has new crank sensor in it already. Tried another sensor real quick no change.still no codes. Now ck engine li...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L only the door locks work. VIN: 1FMDU63K33
Hello hope you Guys can help me. Vehicle showed up as a no crank/no start. I get in the turn the key and I get nothing no power. no lights on dash,no light on inside.Performed a few quick test all pass. Ok time to speak with the customer. His story is the f...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L accelerates by itsel VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
This diesel will intermittantly accelerate by itself. It will happen at stop lights, or on the freeway. When it happens it only lasts about 3 seconds, and the customer has to stand on the brake to control truck. he has tried snaping the gas pedal, but no diffe... Trouble codes: P0603, P0470
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTPX14514
The truck was brought in for misfire at idle. Cyl. Contribution on solus scanner showed #2 and 4 misfiring. No codes. Replaced all coil boots and wires, switched spark plugs and coils to other cylinders - misfire followed spark plug from #4 to #5. Customer too...
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L brake lights parking lights VIN: 2FMDA52234
Hello folks, i have a 2004 freestar 4.2, came in with fuses 65 and 62 removed from the bussed electrical center (bec) and a complaint of front parking lights staying on as well as the brake lights, killing the battery, hence why the fuses were pulled. If the b...
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Luxury 4.0L Front Differential VIN: 4M2EU47E06
We have a complaint of vibration or resonance in front end at various speeds. Test driving the noise comes and goes as the pressure of the tranny shifts to different gears. The noise doesnt seem to change if you swerve from side to side. Noise is also still th...

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2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FDAF56P34
Problem is now fixed! Could not find anything wrong with all the tests I performed. Checked pin outs on PCM for cmp, ckp, and bus2 to ficm. Back probed bat+ and grnd on both pcm and ficm. Monitored wave form for cmp,ckp at ficm. Was able to perform inj. buzz t... Trouble codes: P0113, P0261, P0299.
2008 Ford E-150 4.6L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FTNE14W88
instrument cluster took care of the problem.when the cluster was installed the security light came on and van wouldn't crank so the cluster and pcm had to be reprogram, the keys had to be programmed even though the keys were the old style keys but all is well,...
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