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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNX21S0X
This engine has something intermitant mechanically and i'm thinking timing chain tensioners/lifter bleed down. When it wants to act up it cranks over very fast for say 10 seconds like NO COMPRESSION and then fires up and runs great, it only does it when it wa...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start, No ecm comunication VIN: 2FAFP71W6X
This vehicle came to our shop not running,once we tested we found no fuel pump actuation,voltage to fuel pumps is only 6.0 volts,applying 12 volts enables the pump but still it won't start,ther is no comunication to the scanner,the scanner turns on,but no comu...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L long crank cold VIN: 1FTRF18L0Y
New customer 2000 f-150 5.4 liter has new plugs boots and fuel filter installed less than 10,000 miles ago Engine has long crank time when cold and only cold 5-7 seconds and then stall will chug and fart if you step on gas pedal with in 20-30 seconds then runs...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L cooling fans VIN: 2F6BUJ269H
not sure were to look so any help will be great guys and gals my customers complant is the cooling fans run all the time and they do but only once the van is started there is about a two to three second before they come on and its started now i have checked th...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K64
I am having trouble confirming wether or not this ESM module is bad or not. The troubleshooting tree we have from Alldata seems to indicate a wiring harness problem because it asks to measure resistance between the MAP (ECM) and Pin 3 of the connector , and we... Trouble codes: P0108 (Map), P1116 (Ect)
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSF35L24
tested canister vent valve workes as perscribed, tested purge valve, naturally clossed, works as perscribed, ftp is between 2.4v-2.8v, in spec,tested purge and vent valves both operate with ecm commands. replaced carbon canister about 1500 miles due to a test ... Trouble codes: P1450 (excess vacum in evap system)
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMYU93174
Hi All,this is a 4x4 Escape. It has a problem shifting into 3rd gear. It slips when it goes to shift and will not shift into 3rd much less 4th. If you drop it into 2nd gear with the shifter,it will not slip whatsoever. When you 1st take off in drive,it will ta...
2004 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU75W84
this truck came in with a hesitation and a loud rattle the cat was pluged and it had a misfire on the number 8 cylinder P0316 P0308 we replaced the plugs and all the coil boots as the coils tested good and we replaced all 3 cats as a unit but we still have a m...
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Speedometer VIN: 4M2XV14T0Y
As stated in related history, The dealer told her that it just needed a speed sensor. Since the road test and the trans is getting a good VSS signal, I disagree. I pulled up a wiring diagram to see if the VSS had two sides to it, one for the trans. and one for...

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1989 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 5.8L Steering VIN: 1F38503928
Sorry about the late response. The customer picked up the truck because he needed it back so we let him have it even though the noise was still there at times. We thought maybe after he got a few miles on it, all the air would get worked and everything would b...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L n/a VIN: 1FMZU63XXY
we replaced the valve body after checking out the solenoids as they were all good and now the vehicle works fine thanks for all the help
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21S7Y
Thanks for all the replies---I was leaning towards a coil problem, kinda like the lincoln LS8 has, whereby the feedback occurs on the primary circuit. this truck had no noticable miss fire-- I decided to start unplugging 1 coil at a time to see if problem wo... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Fault).
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33S51
I compared the flow through the new vent valves and determined the the ones in the tank are fine. I believe the problem is in the programing as one of the replies stated, it does have the extra large tank, and everything in the system works properly and there... Trouble codes: P0455.
2005 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L fuel gauge, engine light VIN: 1FAFP36N75
well based on what everyone has told me I have advised the customer to try some fuel additve and see what happens before we spend anymore time and money on this car, the customer is gone and being that it only happens a couple time a year I don't expect to see...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L compression VIN: 1FTSH21P46
It took a few days to get the compression test adapter, after we got it the compression was 200 to a low of 120lbs, not near enough for a diesel. Hooked up a battery charger and sprayed it with WD 40 and cranked it hard. It struggled but finally started. A...
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