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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
Hi Guys..Had an engine than ran fine but no oil pressure..So I installed an used engine from the wreckers but runs like shit,especially hot,not too bad when cold..Thought I had a vacuum leak but I removed intake & installed one from the engine that ran good.St...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTSX31L71
Hi everyone, We have a bearing-knocking noise from the front only in 4 wheel drive with hubs locked. Will not do it on the lift, needs to be under a load. Hooked up the chassis ears, but the noise travels through everything. Tried putting shifter in 4WD with ...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L no communication VIN: 1FMDU74W02
2002 explorer here failed state emmision test for no communication with obd system. my modis communicates and all monitors are passed with no codes. tried solus and generic code reader, all communicate. took back for retest failed same thing. i talked to guys ...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U63
Customer came in with cel on(P1336)cleared code and drove car.code came back the next day.removed and inspected syncro and sensor(given their history for failure)found that it appeared to have been replaced with a Ford reman.replace sensor and syncro(dorman)co... Trouble codes: P1336 (CKP and or CMP input signal to pcm concerns)
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP34Z53
vehicle was brought in for check engine light scaned found codes p2004 and p2008 intake runner control open door it had a ruptured hose for the pcv valve so replaced the hose and pcv valve now the vehicle runs good but after about 35 miles the code returns the...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP55203
car came in for a stall driving on hwy intermitent fault gadges go irratic loss of speedo but no codes in ecm. only in gem mod so far can not duplicate test drove 3 times no problem. car has mouse problem mouse poo on engine but cannot see chewed wires only so... Trouble codes: B1551, B1448, B1318
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP34N65
First time working on this car. Came in stalling and low fuel system lean. Checked PVC hose, seemed alright. Checked fuel pressure - had 2 lbs. Installed new pump 60 lbs. Took for test drive seemed to run great. Now she says dies once in a while. Also every on...
2007 Ford Fiesta 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
I have a ford fiesta that will go into limp mode continually with a reoccuring code p061d, ford has replaced the computor and given up, vehicle sent to me from another repairer and have limited info, can anyone please help Trouble codes: P061D
2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L Odometer VIN: 1FAHP24WX8
Greetings Ford Techs, The liquid Chrystel odometer display in the instrument cluster stopped working.There are no codes generated after self test. So I am assuming the instrument cluster needs to be replaced. My local ford parts dept tells me we need to submit...
2009 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L power tailgate latch VIN: 1FMCU03789
Hello. This vehicle was hit hard on the left front, requiring the fuse box to be removed for fender replacement. The power tailgate release does not work with the key fob or the button at the tailgate. THE GLASS PART WORKS WITH BOTH THE FOB AND BUTTON. Acco...
2009 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L electric power steering VIN: 1FMCU03789
As stated before, this car was in a major front end accident on the left front. The body man had to remove the underhood fuse box to replace the fender. The entire left front suspension was replaced. Upon startup the steering made a full lock turn to the rig...

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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJE34F6V
This one is fixed, a new idm fixed it, it runs perfect now. Thanks for all of the replys Trouble codes: P1316, P0267, P1298, P0263, P0267.
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L oil pan VIN: 1FTHX26G8V
Thanks to everyone who offered help or suggestions. the problem turned out to be back to the basics..After closer evaluation the leak was proven to be the rear main not the pan gasket. the cause of repeated leaking was bad bearings. The customer elected to in...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine VIN: 1FAFP4047X
I apreciated all the people take time to help me.specially to Dario [...] they hit the nail was the cranck shaft pulley.I turn the the pulley and almost come out. thanks IATN.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Fluid VIN: 1FTSW31F31
Well I talked over with customer and gave him different options and discussed what he wanted to do, he was going to leave it alone but it did leak again shortly after so as many of you suggested we decided to just replace torque converter seal, old seal was no...
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP38ZX4
PCM. nuff said? bad output driver, wsent to ford for pcm and reflash. thanks again for all of your help. kg Trouble codes: P0302.
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP56U16
Most of the replies I got had to do with things like ignition switches and battery cables but I found no problems there and I would think a total loss of power would change the monitors to incomplete. One person suggested the anti-theft module and this was rep...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Parking Lights VIN: 1LNLM9749R
Thanks for the help. The keyless entry module was the problem, I was just concerned that something shorted and caused the module to fail, I spent alot of time testing circuits to make sure it did'nt burn up the new one, we plugged it in and now all is working ...
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