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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, excessive idle speed VIN: 1FTEX15H3P
In need of some Ford help!! This truck came in with the complaint of high idle, hesitation, and jerking. After test drive it was definitely idling too fast (about 1500)and it felt like EGR was flowing too early or too much. Hooked up scanner, no codes, however...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FMDU34X7R
When this vehicle is started and then shut off everything is fine. But when the ignition switch is cycled from off to on then off, the instrument cluster bulbs stay dim (check engine, 4x4, abs) and draws about 2amps. This vehicle has been retrofitted with a ma...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F9S
Customer brought vehicle in saying vehicle has failed to start twice this week, sayed it cranked but wouldn't start. We have not been able to replicate this issuie. Checked for codes, no codes were found. Did a KOEO test, nothing found. Oil level is correct. H...
1998 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Front Wheel bearings VIN: 1FAFP66L1Y
VIN number is bogus as it should be irrelevant. The problem with the car is that the front wheel bearings continually go bad. I will be installing the 3rd set in about two years' time and less than 20,000 miles. They start roaring away and is just plain deaf...
2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FTZF07382
Truck now has poor idle and stalls. No CEL. LTFTs are out of balance @ idle but correct themselves @ 2000rpm. Spark plugs looked good / even color. Good compression (looks like cam timing is right) and fuel trims led me to believe it had a vacuum leak. We repl... Trouble codes: P1000 (OBD II checks incomplete), P0605 (Internal control module ROM error)
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Starter. No communication with ABS, PATS, or PCM VIN: 1FMZU67E22
Thank you all in advance. Customer had vehicle towed in for no start (no crank). The vehicle will not crank over with key in start position, no starter signal to starter solenoid. Tested the starter circuit. The PCM is not grounding the starter relay, power is...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW21P13
I have a trans problem.Getting codes p0730 and p2700. Clear codes test drive p0730 and p2700 returns. Most of the time when the tow hall is on. Fluid smells a little burnt and a little off red. It seems to shift all right but feels a little funny when going in...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L hard start VIN: 1FDWE35P26
I have a 6.0L ford with a hard start the craking ficm voltage was 31volts to low.Replaced the FICM half for injector driver not motherboard(avaliable from Ford)The vehicle starts and runs perfect does it have to go to the dealer to get programmed or not?
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Alarm VIN: 1FAFP56U66
Car came in for alarm randomly going off at night. Scanned GEM with IDS and found all alarm events for right rear door ajar switch. Replaced switch and sent customer on his way. Slam dunk I think. Came back the next day with same problem. This time I get a fau...

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1996 Ford Probe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVLT20AXT
Thank you for the replies.This car had mazda motor and looked up m6 and found out what happens to make egr monitor to run and how this egr system works.When is runs monitor it uses boost sensor to see if egr is working and there is a vacuum switching valve tha... Trouble codes: P1407.
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP52S1W
thanks for all your help, i ended up calling identifix and he put me onto the mass air sensor, still working but must have lost its calibration, we replaced the sensor nad the car runs great!
2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1LNHM86S22
Thanks to everyone for there help. This issue was two problems. A pin hole in the vacuum line under the intake and oil in 5 & 6 plug holes. New line and V.C. gaskets and she runs like new. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank one), P0174 (Lean bank two).
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L inspection monitors VIN: 5LMEU88H74
finally gave up and took vechile to dealer , they found a fuse blown in fuse box # 40 , they say it is a secondary power supply to ecm memory . the obd connector did have power the whole time but i guess there is two power supply fuses for ecm . it is fixed an...
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