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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F8S
Vehicle has extended crank time and will eventually start when high pressure fuel hits 45 psi. After shut down fuel pressure bleeds off imediatly to 25 psi and will start again when pressure again comes back up to 45 psi while cranking. The question I have, is...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Slighty high idle VIN: 1FTYR10V7X
Complaint, when coming to a stop eng seems to be going to fast . Idle running at 900 rpm in gear. Spec is 700. Throttle body dirty, cleaned, no change. Ran test per all data and identifix. Unpluged iac idle droped but not enough.pluged off ports in throttle bo... Trouble codes: P1504 (Iac circuit fault)
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X5X
Vehicle will on occasion begin misfiring .PO303 and PO304 will set.Spark plugs will be slightly fuel wet. Change plugs and all will be well for a while and then happens again (Motorcraft plugs) Since these cylinders are "companion' I thought it best to change ...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel leak VIN: 1FAFP34N71
we have a napa delivery truck with fuel pump lines and top breaking out after driven for awhile. one to six weeks between problems. have had fuel pump fittings broke off assm,assm itself broken out of tank. has been to three other shops. we replaced tank with ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L monitors VIN: 1FMZU63E02
I have intermittent no communication through the dlc, i checked with multiple scanners and its fine, I performed the drive cycles for the I/M and completed all but evap( nopt enough gas) I took it to get smogged and they plugged in their pocket scanner, no com...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L auto hubs VIN: 1FTSX31LX3
Hi all in IATN land. Thanks for taking the time to read this post. Not only have I performed the work above, I have taken apart one of the hubs, inspected, cleaned and lubed it. I tested the system on a gravel alley 6 times and all was well. I released the tru...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5LMFU28AXY
the car was brought in with what seemed like a missfire but no check engine light on when i hooked the computer up i see nothing out of the norm then when you let the truck set it will die and the cluster goes blank i lose the obd11 link power when u turn the ...
1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 4M2DV11W4S
hello, I have a 1995 merc villager that has stalled out 2 times. it wont start right away, there was no spark out of the coil wire... after sitting a bit it starts and runs really ruff and is misfiring. oddly the tach in the dash acts very errratic. and jumps ...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L WIndows and steering VIN: 1MELM50U2V
Sorry, lengthy here. Customer complained of loss of power steering. Said if she revved motor up it would come to life. Typical pump (intermittent of course). Could not reproduce problem but recommended pump, fluid was nasty. After picking it up, one day later ...

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1997 Ford F800 7.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3FCMF53G3V
Thanks to all the replies.Wound up being had 9 check balls in case side rather than 8.Put proper amount of balls in and tranny works fine. Still could not find dlc connector though.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Not Sure VIN: 1FTNF21F31
Thanks for the replys. 2 said to switch the front tires we did this, no effect. Some said to replace l/s hose, we did, no change. We went over the suspension again today, it is tight. We pulled the calipers back off, the r/s pad looked like it had overheated, ...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L no communication VIN: 1FMDU74W02
truck is fixed. replaced pcm, ran new data line from pcm to dlc, and new ground from pcm ground on firewall to battery. i never saw the 7.5 volts that guy from epa was talking about but its fixed
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF20P34
We replaced the ficm as per most of the replies. That fixed all the problems except we were left with a cylinder 7 misfire. Replaced injector and customer is a happy camper. Thanks to everyone. al
2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0L steering VIN: 1FAHP35N49
Thanks for the helpful sugestions,it appears the noise is coming from the transmission. I hooked up the electronic chassis ears and drove the car. the noise is coming from inside the transmission. the car is under the factory warranty, taking it back to the de...
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L in 2nd gear only,hot VIN: 1LNLM81W0P
well its fix i just needed some time to make sure it didn't come back and it didn't. we change the EPC solenoid for the 3rd time and it fix our problem. thank you guys for your help.
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