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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDKF37F2V
Hi every one, i have an ambulance that has a no start condition. I hooked up a suitable scanner, got communication but no codes as this being an ambulance it has a master power switch and some one had turned it off before i came so i suspect all codes if it ha...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FDXF4657X
Since engine replacement we have no signal to fire ignition coils. Injector pulse for a few seconds during cranking but then stops, normal operation for a no start as far as I remember. Even though crank and cam signals good replaced any rate due to low expens...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRE11L02
This van has a light misfire only under light load around 45 mph. Mode 6 shows it on number 3 cylinder. I've tried plugs and coils on all cylinders, switched fuel injectors, decarboned. Cylinder 3 has a spark plug insert that appears to not be seated all the w...
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L no oil pressure VIN: 1FDAF57P45
Hay guys, Igot one kicking my butt,the vehicle was towed in customer couldnt get the truck to start, had drain the batteries down. on first inspection the truck had a p2291,so i checked oil pressure in the bottom end first and found that the truck would have z...
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Cam Sensor VIN: 1FAFP25135
This DOHC 3.0 Ford 500 came in with engine noise, cam sensor code, o2 codes, poor running. Found jumped time on exhaust cam front bank. Replaced cam chains, guides, tensioners. Now runs quiet but still P0340 cam sensor code and poor idle. I read a post with in...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWF31586
Truck came to me with misfire after coming to stop, obviosly skipping, felt like plug or coil bad. Mil was not on, mode 6 data showed misfire on #8 cylinder. Replace coil and spark plug, still the same, swaped injectors #5 with #8. Still misfires on #8. Check ... Trouble codes: P0308 (8 misfire)
2006 Ford Expedition XLT Sport 5.4L door locks, blend doors, instrument cluster VIN: 1FMFU15506
hello everyone and thank you for the your help ahead of time. we have this expedition here and the customer complained that the door locks would lock and unlock unexpectedly, and he would hear a noise under the dash which sounds like the blend doors to me. als...
2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZK02136
Vehicle was towed in as a no start,died in flight. Owner stated CEL came on and shortly afterward began to lose power and died and would not restart. When we scanned PCM found code for catalyst low efficiency Bank1. When cranking seemed like cat was plugged. P...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A71
Noise at idle from lower rear of engine. Bank 1 is not contributing at idle. LT fuel trim bank 1 at idle -25% bank 2 25% ST bank 1 -5 % bank 2 5 %. Cruise speed 2500 RPM fuel trims get with in 8 % total each bank same. Performed compression test all cylinders ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Electronic VIN: 1FTEF15H9R
Well this one ended up being the cluster after all. Thanks to Chip for his insight. We ended up checking the input to the cluster & output with our vantage. When it broke down, our input went crazy, but the output was clean. Shame on us for not doing that orig...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L check engine light VIN: 1FTHX25F9V
The problem ended up being the bosch glowplugs. They would only pull 15-19 amps each on initial startup. On the main lead to the relay I would only pull about 96 amps. I tested the amp pull on a motorcraft plug on the bench and it pulled 24 amps. Big diffe...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L gear shifter inrerior lights power windows VIN: 1FTRW07L42
hey guys thanks for all of the insight,i have fixed this vehicle and found that it had a direct short inside of the gem module on back side of the fuse,there was actually a recall for this problem so i was able to have this problem taken care of for the custom...
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