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1988 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, No Power VIN: 1FTHF26G9J
Heres one for the books!!! Customer has this 1988 truck. The original engine used a lot of engine oil but ran real good. He buys a used '92 engine but the same 7.5L. Puts it in and it starts up and runs for about 30 min. and quits. Won't start up again. Takes ... Trouble codes: 23 (TP/FIPL sensor out of range), 34 (EGR EVP closed valve signal too high)
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15U0W
Hey guys (& gals), this Ford is kicking our collective butts!! 3.0 V-6 running rich, verified with gas analyzer. Fuel regulator not leaking. Cannister purge okay (no change when line was clamped off). Tried MAF, no change (Napa reman & Ford reman). Engine was ... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank 1), P0174 (rich bank 2)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FTZF1823X
Hello all and thanks in advance. I have a 99 f150 here that is driving us to the edge. This truck came in with a rusted off bank 1 o2 sensor and a check engine light shorted heater circuit code. replaced the o2 sensor and cleared the codes. road test no proble...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L tapping noise VIN: 1FAFP4048Y
This car came in for a tapping noise in the engine all the time. After looking at it, it happens after it is warmed up and not so noticeable when cold. It also goes away when revving the enigne to 1000-1500 rpm. It sounds just like a lifter tick and after usin...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L cylinder #5 VIN: 1FAFP522XY
pulled #5 plug started up vech because my comp teser will not screw nt cylender test drove after repairs with scanner hooked up ran fine cust picked up sat brong it bac today and said light was back on scanned vech and same code was in p0305 rechecked all my w...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Accessories VIN: 1FAFP34P11
hi all technician,i have this for focus 2 litre,my problem in heater motor it does not working,i change motor,resistence and swith,,check all wires,ground nothing happen.thanks in advance for this help.
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45S75
Maf at .79 volts at idle maf 6.30 grams/second at idle
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Fuel injection VIN: 1FDWF37P47
I'm pulling my hair out and spent to much already. This truck will not start after it has been warmed up to where the oil temp is above 185 deg. I replaced the IPR because of a long crank to start cold. The problem was better for about a month and 2000 miles. ...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L poor power VIN: 1FTSX21518
this is an informational request only, wil post the needed informaiton as the fix. Vehicle comes from a used car lot and has no history. The first visit was for an engine light - retreive po420... cleared, did not pursue andreleased back to dealer at there r... Trouble codes: P0420, P0018, P0022, P0305, P0307, P0308
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Accessories VIN: 1MEFM58S1X
Battery goes dead overnight,Radio does not shut off when turning ign key off,key buzzer goes off when opening drivers door with no key in ignition,radio can be shut off with radio knob only,no key ring functions work, unlock doors, trunk,panic button? 12v draw...
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Cooling system VIN: 4M2DU86P8Y
Noticed some dry green coolant on lower part of bellhousing. Check heater core lines and hoses for leaks. Completely dry and no signs of leaking. Used mirror and check back side of engine. No traces of coolant leaking anywhere. Pressure test sytem, after 30 mi...
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Timing cover question VIN: 4M2DU86P8Y
Working on a 2000 Mercury Mountainer 5.0L engine. Timing cover leaking coolant. Shopkey shows that we need to pull the motor out to do. Here's my question to you guys; is there anyway to cheat on this and leave engine in, pull cover off and just cut and replac...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Front Differential Noise VIN: 1FMZU35P6W
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FAFP53U3Y
i want to thank all who offer help with this problem. the steering rack was pulling in air to the power steering system. we replaced the steering rack & bleed the system as recommended. now the system is perfect. thanks again. mark [...]
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Windows,Pwr Locks,Radio,Blower VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
we double check all the pwrs and grounds.found a used F.E.M. (GEM) worked ok but set other codes 2 witch this van do not have these options cust. will have to take to dealer for reprogram .
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTNW21S7Y
I installed a new PCM that was NON PTO and it fixed my shifting concerns. This has been a learning experience for me and I hope that it may help someone in the future. Thanks again for all who replied.
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Outside mirror VIN: 2FMZA52491
Thanks to all who replyed. Should have read a little more before jumping in on this one. Sometimes what would seem to be a fairly simple system can easily turn into a nightmare. After reviewing the replies I went back to Mitchells and reread how this system wo...
2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA53423
I really appreciate the help on this one. I had many responses many mentioning to use a ford sensor, to scoping the sensor signals at the pcm. A few mentioned Noise in the signal from Alternator Ripple and even faulty DPFE sensors causing interference. Others ... Trouble codes: P1336 (Crankshaft/Cam signal problem).
2004 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Reverse VIN: 2FTRX18W44
Roy, Tony, Kenny, Ennis and many more congratulations you are the winners!! weld broke on the sun shell.(what did you win, the gratification that your a professional and know what the hell your talking about!) Gave the customer option to change it with no warr...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21P57
Howdy Boys n Girls, Jim, Chad and Timothy told me something I didnt know and that is that the icp pressure readings on the scan tool are calculated, not actual. To verify correct icp, you need to look at the icp voltage which is actual. But since I could never... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo performance).
2007 Ford Edge SE 3.5L Smart Jnction Box VIN: 2FMDK38C77
Apparently a defective sjb...client took to dealer and they could not complete programming either (vindication!!lol). They gave my client a new sjb and I configured it this morning with no problem. The steps are clear and all must be completed to clear 2477 co...
2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L headlights VIN: 2FMDK49C28
Thank u for your time . installed relay kit that attaches to the battery and CURRENT is constant at transformers now. I was stuck on volts supply diagnosing this headlight system. Hooked up a lab scope and saw the plusewidth for drl. Should of done that first ...
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