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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L readiness test VIN: 1FTNX20L91
Owner said he has never had the "check" engine come on. It is not on now & this vehicle has only 2 monitors that will not run. There is no signs of electrical tampering, no security system, no radio's, etc. This is a fed. emissions build. It is single fuel. T...
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L theft system (PATS) VIN: 1FMYU03184
Customer stopped at a gas station, went to restart and the theft light would just flash, no crank. Scanned for codes, B2103 PATS Transceiver circuit fault. Ford's flow chart says "replace transceiver." No other test or information found. Replaced transceiver w...
2007 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L AC Clutch VIN: 3FAHP07107
Vec came in with no AC Check all system in heating ok ac cluth not engaging test relay and all fuses PCM not grounding relay to energise clutch.Scan tool would not comunicate with ecm so I replaced ecm and had reflashed by ford Now scanner comunicates does not...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Engine VIN: 1LNHM86S24
Today's complaint is noise from under hood. "Sounds like an airplane taking off". Vehicle came in Monday night, noise was not present. Customer brought the car back yesterday. I test drove for about 30 minutes and sure enough, the engine began over-heating and...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV1117V
Car was towed in. Customer states that it was running great and all of a sudden it cut out and died and would not restart. No codes stored. Has good spark and injector pulse but no fuel pressure. Checked fuel pump, no power to pump. Found relay not getting gro...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Stall VIN: 2MEFM74W5Y
This one is a headscratcher. Sometimes it will go 20 miles no problem. Other times it won't go 3 miles. Sometimes it will buck once before dying,other times it just dies under decel.Usually will start right back up. Did see one time when it would not start imm...

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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTDR15X2P
Unfortunately we were not able to fix this one, thanks for all the replies, could not find the source of the problem but could get vehicle to act up everytime it was driven. Even after 17years still have a hard time shipping one that we can't fix but checked e...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FALP57U3P
hello all this one is fixed, it was the IAC module. I was able to use a genaric scan tool (autoxray 5000) and i got live data stream , the info i got was at start up and engine was cold, the IAC was at 4.2% then after a few minutes it went up to 44% to 65% bu...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on
I finally found the problem to the heater circuit on the oxygen sensors. like most of you guys advised me I checked for proper power going to heater circuit. On bank 2 sensor 1 I found good power all the way to the computer but on bank 1 sensor 1 I stopped get...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L door locks VIN: 1FTRW07L91
I received several replies on this one. Some suggested that the outside key pad could cause this problem, but this truck does not have the keypad. Some suggested water intrusion into the module, but like I origanally posted the module was free from contaminati...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Abs/Trac Module VIN: 1FAFP404X3
I want to say thanks again for all the replys, there was a lot of good advise. As far as the U1043 trouble code, Jay in MI was dead on the money. We pulled the terminals out of the connector and there were 4-5 terminals that were discolored (light black in c...
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.3L MIL Lamp on, P0171 VIN: 3FAFP31Z34
The fix, PCV hose, PCV valve, intake gaskets. I want to thank everyone for all your help, I am 100% sure that the car is fixed. I was told by a few that the PCV valve system needs to be checked cold and thatís when I found the vac leak. After it warmed... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Condition).
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L high idle VIN: 3D7LS38C65
I could not find the problem, thank you all for the links you have sent, customer needs vehicle and will return it on a later date
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