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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU62K24
Happy (*%^#!!@@#) New Year! I left on christmas eve with a shop full of problem vehicles, and came back today and they're still here! Lazy bunch of Elves must of gotten drunk and missed my shop. Anyway this Exploder came in with the converters completely restr... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0316 (misfire on cylinder 6 detected on start up)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Starter
Hey guys, I've been working on this truck on and off for a few months now. Intermittently this truck won't crank. It's a friend's landscape/plow vehicle so getting chances to work on it are few and far between. My first inspection of course, the truck starts j...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Alternator VIN: 1FTWW33P86
I'm looking for specifications on the charging system output at idle and 2000rpm. I have a customer who has replaced 3 remanufactured alternators within the last month and now the third one is having issues. The only conclusion I've found was a bad alternator....
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FBNE31L86
Hello fellow techs -- This van was towed in as a no start - check for spark / fuel - has spark no fuel - check inertia switch not tripped - scan no codes found - test at pump harness 8v - removed tank changed pump - fill tank - it started and ran about 2 min -...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15X7W
First, thanks to all who responded. I am sorry that I cannot report a fix yet but I am closing due to time limitation. The elctronics diagnostician came last week and was able to check the relays and diodes, all OK and he verified that the good used ECM that I...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU73E34
Thanks to all that replied there is a difference in the engines as vincent said explorer has balance shaft. I was able to confirm this with dealer who was willing to do some research.As it turns out I located a low mileage used one hope its good!!The only rea...
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Dash Charge Indicator VIN: 1FDAF57P45
Thank you to all that replied. After doing pin point test, with all tests passing, i went ahead and changed out the second battery,and have not had a problem since. Go figure.. stick with the basics on some things.
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FMYU92Z36
The customer has reported to me that after driving 500 miles, he has had to add at least 2 quarts of oil. I guess this mystery is solved, abuse has lead to premature wear, and they need to start buying oil by the case. I doubt they will be interested in repl...
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