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1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Surge, ses flashes 3 times VIN: 1FTCR11U3R
This ranger puts itself into a diagnostic mode when started first thing in the morning. You see the ses light flash 3 times (the cylinder identifier) and 5 seconds later you get the idle "hiccup" just like you were running it through an old fasioned code sweep...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L egr valve VIN: 1FMYU04122
here's hair puller, had a bank 1 low cat emiss fault, changed the firewall catalytic convert (aftermarket). Prob solved, two weeks later it's back with P0401 fault determined it was DPFE sensor, replaced with a new Ford part. Out on a test drive (6 miles) on t...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L front wheel bearing VIN: 1FMFU16L83
I have a mild clatter out of right front wheel bearing that comes and goes. The left bearing has a faint noise but not as bad as is mate. The noise sounds like playing cards in wheel spokes. This is a four wheel drive rig. When I switch to 4 wheel drive, the a...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L exhaust VIN: 1FTPX14594
Need some help with this one guys. I have an exhaust leak on the RT manifold. So far it looks like the 2 back bolts are broken off. Are there any tricks to this job. MOD and Alldata are not useful at all on this. It's 4WD. If I could just cut the front suspens...
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP38ZX4
Hi folks, have this fun one here, first dropped to me as a crank no start, since Ive had it i've verified compression 180 psi across all cylinders, installed new converter manifold, which was clogged from leaking injector, got car running, but not very well. w... Trouble codes: P0302
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L engine oil leak VIN: 1FDAF57P75
This is a Village Bucket Truck. It has an oil leak at the rear. There was a drip on the bell housing. We cleaned it off. We could not see for sure where it is coming from. It was wet at the RR and LR corners of the heads. We added dye and rechecked it in a wee...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14556
Problem only happens at speeds of 45mph and above, with torque converter locked. Cylinder 8 missfires and logs code when you lean into throttle easy, and wont stop until more throttle is applied or converter unlocks. Swapped coil and boot w/cyl 7, replaced plu... Trouble codes: P0308
2007 Ford E-150 4.6L Pump VIN: 1FTNE14W47
Good morning, this is my first post. Thank you for the help.This van has a loud whine from the ps pump.Pressure is ok,belt and pulley are ok.Pump will probably need replacement. Dose anyone know of any tsb for hose problem or is there a screen in the resevoir....
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L 4.2 VIN: 1FTRX14W17
customer stated that was driving and herd rallting noise louder in town, he said high way speeds tire noise drowns out engine noise, in town or slow speeds engine noise is verry noticable. pulled valve cover to inspect and dont see heavy wear on cam and all lo...
2010 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L Hesitation
Hi All, Customer had engine replaced by Ford a couple years ago, as the first motor burned a piston. As you know, this is a supercharged engine. Well, I fear he is on the road to losing a second engine. As soon as you put your foot into it, she pings. Major d...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Traction Control VIN: 1LNHM82W7Y
Hey guys here 1 for u i have a 2000 town car that when cold the traction light comes on while driving and the car will stall and wont restart un til u stop the car and put it in park and cycle the key then the car will star and run fine light gos out and stays...
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.6L Surge VIN: 4M2EU48826
Hello all. I have this mountianeer that has a 150 rpm surge when running 30 to 40 mph. Have tried throttle body from known good vehicle. Had ford dealer make sure pcm is up to date. Problem is still there. We have also done a trans flush using sp fluid to make...

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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Serpentine Belt tensioner VIN: 3FAKP1136X
Thanks for the feedback. I had wondered if the compressor was causing the problem but it rotated with no binding.Took the advice from techs to replace the tensioner and belt with Ford parts,no problems at this time,however, time will tell.Thanks again
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSX21PX5
This truck is fixed the ipr valve was replaced and it started right up air tested after and found no leaks Thanks for all the help Chuck Trouble codes: P0266.
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