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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAPP6246P
Have a t bird that has no injector pulse or spark 90% of the time--then all of a sudden they both come back and the car starts-i can't find a crank sensor-i'm wondering about the computer-this engine does not have a super charger-i've tried a coil-module-distr...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L a/c pressures
Well I have this 00 F-350 with the 7.3l. The A/C pressures will jump between 40 psi and 25 psi while the a/c is on. This symptom sounds like it is low on freon, but we have put in 48 oz already. It is supposed to hold 40oz. While the a/c is off, the pressure s...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Oxygen Sensor VIN: 2FMDA5348Y
Hello guys, customer came in said van was running rough. After diagnosing, found a crack in lower intake. Replaced intake. Everything was ok for a week, now getting a po174 lean bank 2 code, and ant find the problem. The o2 sensors are reading correct, and i d...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Heater core VIN: 1FTSW31FX2
The heater core has been grounded and ungrounded throuhgout the repeat failures with no success. the failures seem to be becoming more frequent, with the last one lasting about a month and a half. The heater cores appear to be failing due to electrolisis, with...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTSW31P54
Good morning, have the infamous 6.0 liter ford in my bay today and it will be my first attempt at diagnosisng one with a major problem so bear with me. Symptoms are- will not start cold with out excessive crank time and only at wot installed brand new batterie... Trouble codes: P0284, P2614, P2617, P2290
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU94135
Well this truck or what ever you call it has had a lot of problems. Awhile back we had to find a pcm for it and had dealer reprogram it. When they were doing that they said that it had bad coils so customer opted to get them to change them at the same time. Al... Trouble codes: P0193 (Fuel pressure reg voltage to high)
2007 Ford Edge SE 3.5L Ptu VIN: 2FMDK46C57
Customer towed vehicle in with grinding noise. Found PTU was trashed. Ordered used PTU from parts "recycler", out of 2011 Escape with 3000 miles. Looks great and felt good as I turned the output shaft. I decided to replace the right side output seal and change...
2011 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L electronic steering VIN: 1FTFX1EF0B
upon installation of a 2" leveling kit, instuctions followed the ipc center gives a displayed message power steering assit inop. the assist isnt working at all. had alignment done and had all sensors checked with ford software only code u3000. i have absolutel...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX25H1R
Well we have fixed this dam truck. and boy did it have problems. turned out that the o2 was gone. we replaced that and all seemed fine. went to start it next morning and on GO. checked it out again and found that the fuel pressure reg had packed it in so order... Trouble codes: 173 (Egr not switching rich exaust bank 1).
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L little heat VIN: 1FTHX26F2T
thanks for the help. we use the premix antifreeze to make sure we have good water & the correct mixture. the weather is warming up & customer needed his feed pickup. he'll most likely bring it back next fall.once again thanks.
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTHF36G9T
Thanks to Jim and Dave for the info...this helped alot...After locating a new Hitachi Mass air flow meter. Rest Kam and road test and now baro is at 161...Snap tested four more times in shop and back down to 160. Now the fuel trim for long trim is 25 short tr... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L compressor VIN: 3FAFP11392
Out customer has not yet returned for more testing. With a/c season on the way, I'm sure he will return in the next few months and hopefully I can post a fix at that time. The most interesting advice I got was that I may have recieved the wrong relay module (a...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRF14W94
Thanks again to all for your help, especially Frank from Delaware and Darryl from Ohio. They both got me on the right track in finding the rotted FPM above the spare tire. I should have been done right there except I didn't recheck the fuses I had previously... Trouble codes: U1900, B2659, B1318, B1352.
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Valve train VIN: 1FTPW12524
First let me thank those that responded to my request. Thank you. I did the job on a warranty program so the ins. co. would only replace the bad parts. So the cam, one rocker,and one lifter were replaced. still has a small noise but miss is gone. Customer is s...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P06
thanks to all who helped We finally got the ok to replaced the main engine harness,and that fix it .iatn is the best
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride VIN: 5LMFU28RX3
Thanks to all of those that replied with your suggestions. We verified several air bags and/or solenoids leaking by disconnecting the module and monitoring the ride height at each wheel. Within an hour 3 out of four were down anywhere from 1-1/2" - 3" and we...
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