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1992 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14U6N
Hello everyone, I have this car which the customer says that the vehicle at times does not crank over (when cold - and intermittently of course). As soon as customer came in we checked the fuel pressure and it is fine, the mechanic thought that we would have ...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX25H1R
Well thanks to all in advance. We check this truck over again and did a eoer test and it came up witn the code 173 so we checked into it and found the egr tube was broken and the egr intal valve was off to one side so we replaced both tube and egr. And we stil... Trouble codes: 173 (Egr not switching rich exaust bank 1)
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A6V
Truck runs great just a cel on and p0340 has been stored. I cleared code. Comes on every second start up same code. Customer wanted us to install new ford cam sensor. We advised him it may not be problem with truck. I installed sensor and left cover off. Sure ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor signal)
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE1426Y
Greetings Ford Techs, My special problem of the new year has arrived. This van acts like it is starving for gas, ( bucks, back fires thru the intake, and miss fires) at mid range acceleration. If you feather the gas pedal at low speed its. ok. And if you open ...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Mode 6 VIN: 1FAHP52U01
This vehicle came in for a emission failure. The customer stated he failed emissions a year ago for his monitors not being set. I expected to find a issue with K.A.M. but instead found a shorted purge solenoid(.06 ohms)and the PCM was unable to activate the ne...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14544
vehicle was towed into shop for bad missfire checked and found random missfire codes on all cyclinders checked and found plugs still original removed and replaced all plugs with factory plugs and replaced all coils with factory coil as well. upon start up of v... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0316
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Popping in Exhaust VIN: 1FTPW14536
After repairing the issue with the MIL, The vehicle was road tested to verify the exhaust noise. The only way the noise was produced is to snap accel the engine in neutral. There is a popping noise heard coming from the exhaust, the muffler was removed and ins...
2009 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTPW14V79
Scan data when engine cold reflects proper values for ect temp air. Value for alcohol content in fuel reads 42% start engine cold and snap throtle and it blows black exhuast and chugs. Aftyer a couple of minutes it is fine. Changed mass airflow sensor with a r...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM82W3T
This a good one here. Setting code p0171 - fuel system lean bank 1. short and long term fuel trims very high on bank 1 only. replaced bank 1 o2 sensor - sensor was black like it is actually running rich. tried mass air flow sensor. smoke tested for vacuum leak... Trouble codes: P0171
1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM13P9V
We have an intermittant problem of a no start 2 to 3 times a week, we have not been able to reproduce the problem in 4 days of testing. the customer drives the car to work or school and the car will not start after it sits a few hours, they come back 2 hours l... Trouble codes: P0231
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...

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1985 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L misfire VIN: 2FTEF14H8F
truck not fixed.truck was runing fine and quit so it was not firing order like alot of you sujested.truck was owend buy a friend of my son and he tolk it to someone els who sead he knew what it was but wouldnt tell him.not my problem now,hate kids who know it ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW21F91
alright this one is figured out. thanks to everyone that replied espacially nat. you hit it on the head. they installed the gears wrong and it damaged the gears and the timing cover. ouch. the motor has to come back out. thanks again for all the help
2005 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L ball jints
Sorry guy's could have sworn I closed this. As I could tell by the majority I was inspecting them properly, by hand. I could probably sell more work if I used a prybar to check everything. Big enough bar can move a new one Thanks for your input. PJ
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Engine VIN: 1LNHM86S24
Well gentlemen, I am gonna call this one fixed! To answer Scott from Iowa, I personally don't think it sounded like a prop. plane at all, but more like the blow-dryers at an automatic car wash. Sucker moves some air!! I installed the OE Thermostat and it n...
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