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1988 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR10T9J
Good evening, everyone.i have this old ranger truck with 2.9L.It has black smoke on acceleration,deceleration gets worse, and it idles rough when deceleration for a bit then clears up.Sometimes it has no power but if i let of pedal and accelerate it picks up.I...
1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A2K
no code but I have check all the ground and also did voltage drop at the relays and they where OK. But when this start to act up I found the t/lg ground side of the pcm is not there. I thank the pcm is going bad but I don't want to guess it is the problem yet....
1992 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FACP5348N
This car was given to me by and old couple because they could not get it fixed. the problem is the when you turn on the heater or the a/c to the max position then the car cuts off and you hear a lound sound from the moduel located near the coolant fans when th...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRX18W41
i have a 01 ford f150 with a intermitten no start, cranks good. there are no codes. it has happen to me once in teh shop but by the time i went to test it it ran. has happen to customer many times. i have went to truck when not starting and plugged in scanner ...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP52U82
This car is a shop serial killer so read carefully. Iíve inherited this car from another shop that gave up on it after extensive work. I researched and found that the headgaskets are common issues with these cars when they have idle and stumbling issues, on i...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on
looking for some help with this one guys. cel is on and will come everytime.p2004 imrc bnk 1. i dont feel like a great system operating description is in alldata which is what i primarily use.i had one of the vacuum solenoids on the intake that was always stuc... Trouble codes: P2004
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTWW33P74
truck was towing a large 40ft camper. going up a hill, truck began to loose power and shut down. oil level was checked and was noticeably low. upon arrival to our shop, we began testing. first thing we noticed was fuel filter had some rust color on it and seco...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Turbo VIN: 1FTNX21P04
Hello all, thanks in advance! Check engine light has illuminated after repairs last week, P0299 again. Checked for inter cooler and exhaust leaks, none found. Checked for air restriction, filter is new, has no restriction. Suspect turbo is sticking again. Ran ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTSX21565
vehicle drives fine hot and cold, does have a slight shudder once and a while. When you kick it into passing gear it bogs down check engine light flashes and PO300 comes up. turn key off start up no code and truck runs fine untill you go into kickdown, anyhelp...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L oil system VIN: 1FTWW31P86
Hi ford techs. Got a hard working truck here that started having a long crank in the mornings. When i remove oil filter after its been stopped for a while the oil has drained out. So it has a 4 second crank before starting. Ipr duty cycle starts at 35 then 50 ...
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L High head pressure VIN: 1FDXE45P56
We have this 2006 Ford 6.0 Ambulance that builds so much a/c head pressure it blows the freon out the pop off valve. We have replaced a/c compressor and orifice tube, rear expansion valve, accumulator, fan clutch and radiator and condenser. We have flushed all...
2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Compressor VIN: 3FAFP07Z66
Thanks for your help. Auction car so have no history. Have a 2006 Fusion with Inop a/c. Initial system pressures in the 110psi range with out the a/c running around 75 degrees ambient (should be good enough to get the a/c to run). Changed pressure switch as it...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTPW14V47
Morning all, Have this truck giving us fits with the fuel gauge. Came in with gauge stuck on empty, replaced sending unit and it came up to full and stayed there? Did a little home work and found that there is a ac/dc converter in the harness above the tank, ...
2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L blower motor ac clutch VIN: 1ZVHT84N67
Car arrived customer complaint blower motor does not come on right away, may be delayed by 30 seconds to several minutes. Our inspection found that the compressor didn't come on until the blower ran. Once they started the a/c system worked fine until the event...
2008 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Door Ajar VIN: 1FAHP35N28
Identifix shows the Door Jamb Switch in the Center Pillar, whereas internet searching shows it in the Door module. Any assistance is appreciated as of right now I've open the door panel and looked around for triggers etc but I don't want to pull the interior a...
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start, Fuel pump constantly VIN: 5LMEU27R42
I have 12 Volts at the pump with key on engine off all the time and I have a good ground I did a voltage drop test on voltage side and ground side test okay if you unplug the fuel pump relay the vehicle will start after a few minutes it runs until fuel pressur...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Abs operation VIN: 2MEFM75W6Y
Customer came in with false abs activation. Right front wheel speep sensor is bent but is still reading speed starting at 3 mph, lower than 3 mph it reads 0 mph.Left rear wheel speed sensor reads 0 mph until vehcle speed is 5 mph. Once all wheel speed sensors ...

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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Abs VIN: 2FMZA5246Y
All had some good ideas, thank you. The best one was to swap the LF & RF inputs at the ECU and test drive it determine a wiring issue or an ECU issue. Ultimately the vehicle is on its way to china to be recycled as the customer declined the repair or further d...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSF31F12
Thanks to all! This will be the first thing I check on a diesel with an engine drivablitiy problem---the OIL LEVEL!!! What do these engines take, about 12-14 qts... this one only had about 1/2 that, 7 qts. it's a wonder he didnt trash the engine'!!. After an...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Pinging sound VIN: 1FTNW21P83
Thanks to all who replied! The rest of the story is that the vehicle had some "bad" fuel in GA on a trip to Florida. So it appears that it was a combo of items. We changed the Air filter and fuel filters. It also had a bad U-joint on the left front that was b...
2006 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA57246
ok thanks on the heads up on the tsb. i had to wait extra long for programming because i had to get the boss to call the customer and pick up the spare key witch they (dealership) needed before they started the programming procedure. i went to the dealer and...
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRF12849
Thank you to all that replied! We did mounds of research on identifix as well as IATN. The canister purge solenoid seemed to be a pretty hot topic. We put a motorcraft unit on, and all is well. No check engine light, and no stalling condition. Vehicle has sinc... Trouble codes: P2006 (Intake Manifold Runner Stuck Closed B1), P2007 (Intake Manifold Runner Stuck Closed B2).
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV1117V
Sorry for taking so long to close this out, I have been waiting to hear [...] from my customer. To make a very long story short I finally wired a fused relay in to ground the fuel pump relay with the ignition on. Van runs great and customer is almost as happy...
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