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1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L blows 'meter' fuse, wont charge, no IP, VIN: 1FASP11J9T
hey guys, looking for some help on this on. Custom had car towed in after replacing the alternator saying it still doesn't charge. Immediately we thought it was a defective alternator from some cheap parts place so we replaced it with a unit from our own parts...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP3634Y
Customer complaint is idle seems rough. From our testing, there are two problems, one is fuel trim is too high, at 23 for long term and haven't been able to make a difference yet, but don't think this is causing idle roughness as seems more to be an engine mec...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L idle stays high VIN: 1FAHP56S72
vehicle idle speed stays up after accelerating up above 20 mph. when at 45 to 50 it will stay ther with foot of pedal, iac % at 60- 65. put it into neutral and revs to above 3000 rpm until vehicle slows down to under 40- 35 mph. when vehicle is not moving rpm ...
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K03
The car came in and wanted a tune up and oil change, had no CEL at that time. The car came back the next day with a check engine light and it was running rough. we found the technician that performed the work had knocked off a vacuum line on the passenger side... Trouble codes: P2197
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Monitors VIN: 1FMZU72K03
Vehicle came in for nysi , failed for 4 monitors not ready ( o2 , o2 heater , catalyst , & evap ) called customer said evap vent solenoid was replaced and mil was cleared 6 weeks & 1700 mi. Ago no mil or drivabillty issuse since checked all mode 6 data all are...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L engine not starting- multiple problems VIN: 1FTNW21P93
Greetings and please help shed some light on this very problematic truck. Owner reported driving truck normally & parked in driveway. Would not start . Crank fine but no start. After some attempted repairs from friends it was towed here. First thing I noticed ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Glow Plugs VIN: 1FTNX21F83
When KOEO relay buzzes and I see 0.680 volts at violet wire from PCM. Is this not ground control and should be 0 volts when energized? When not energized I see 12.6 volts at this terminal. Scan data also showing engine oil temp at 42deg C when engine is stone ...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF37P85
Have this 6.0 Ford Diesel, keeps re-setting P402-60, excessive exhaust flow at idle. Have found several articles in IATN addressing this condition and have performed re-program, replaced the coaked up IAT #2 sensor. IAT #2 readings still look high to me at idl... Trouble codes: P4026
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L abs module VIN: 1234567855
Code u2062 (Redundent ground failure) Preformed tsb for replacing the 2 grounds at the ebcm. Code returned within 5 miles. I did test voltage drop on both powers and grounds to the ebcm, no problems found. Not sure what to do next. I can not find the parameter...
2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDK03196
Thanks in advance for your help. Vehicle came in with intermittent jerk/buck complaint. Pulled codes - see below. Reset computer and road test - all good, no codes returned. Performed wiggle test on ECM and TCM harness. No problems identified. No signs of wate... Trouble codes: P0641 (ECM Voltage Out of Tolerance), P0659 (Actuator Supply Voltage A Circuit High), P0701 (Trans Control System Range/Performance), U0001 (High Speed CAN Comm Bus Error), U0101 (Lost Comm with TCM), U0401 (Invalid Data Recieved from ECM/PCM)
2006 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L programming VIN: AFADXXMJDD
Hi guys this vehicle is in Australia the vins here must be different to USA vins any way I own Ford IDS and had to flash new powertrain modual for shop.So Let ids communicate with original modual then when prompted fit new and flash.trouble is focus not crank ...

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1964 Ford Mustang 4.7L Steering VIN: 5FO7D15118
Thanks to all who responded. The hoses at the control valve could not cross as there was no way to stretch one of them to the wrong port. I Didn't think about pump pressure and return hoses being crossed. Didn't look into that. At this time don't know if that'...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L smokes VIN: 1FTNX21P64
My many thanks for all the replies in regards to my help request, my apologies for not responding sooner. Customer stated EGR had been blocked off at the cooler during a previous head gasket repair. I found coolant in the intake manifold, so I removed EGR cool...
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF12235
we replaced the instrument cluster because my instrument man said it was the module on rear of cluster. didn't fix. then replaced pigtail at sender and that didn't fix the problem. customer is still driving truck. when i get this fixed (if i ever do) i will le... Trouble codes: P1285, P1299.
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Timing chain VIN: 1FTPW12575
Thanks to all that replied & troy who said he had done several using the predure in manual. Only concern had was some were saying manuals were wrong & left cam would not line up with L on cam gear, kept lining up with R But right cam had spun 180 degrees. Than...
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Slow to fill VIN: 1FMEU74866
Thanks to all who helped. Special shout to Robert. Received a new canister prior to vehicle coming in. I was able to blow through the new one easily. Removed the tank and the old one was impossib le to blow through. Changed the canister and everything works gr...
1993 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L old car VIN: 1LNLM81W6P
a big thank you to all nine replies.most of you agreed that this old car is not going to return to its original ride and the only wise step is to educate the customer.i also agree that an exceptionally comfortable riding tire may cure some of the ride comfort ...
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM55S42
thanks for the replies. many stated to look for poor grounds causing repeat fuel pump failures. i agree. the fuel pump module supplies power and ground to the fuel pump, its not on or off it cycles the pump in frequency. we inspected the harness from the modu...
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