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1989 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L Long Crank VIN: 1FDKE37M5K
I am not very well versed in the older 7.3 So I need some help. What I have here is a 89 E350 Former U-Haul Van. Customer complains of a long crank cold. IT will long crank after a hot soak also. Cranks for about 15-40 seconds depending. While its cranking I a...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSW31P63
Numerous repairs previously each taking care of a specific issue replace FICM , rebuild also required lower 1/2 replace turbo with upgrade replace injectors and EBP sensor one injector faulty replace warranty Engine good smooth lots of power for a while &...
2003 Ford E-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTRE14283
Vehicle came in with no power, misfire...tested and found cyl one and two intake valves melted so bad that they had pulled up into the head. removed both heads and sent to machine shop for checking, planing and valves and guides. after putting this all back to... Trouble codes: P1131, P1151
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSW20P35
truck came in as intermittent stall upon coming to a stop. It never acted up with us.Had no code in computer on the o.e.m. side or on the o.b.d.11 side. We went ahead and checked fuel pressure, was slow to come up and not much flow so we replaced the unit at t...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTWW31P05
Long time user, first time post, so go easy on me. Got an 05' 6.0 that has a intermitent no start hot. Starts up all the time on cold starts and only no-start or hard-starts when it's hot. The kicker is the no-start only occurs when it begins to idle poorly. C... Trouble codes: P0299 (TC/SC Underboost)
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Charging VIN: VZVFT80N66
Good Morning Thanks in advance for all your help. We have this 06 Mustang w/the battery light coming on intermediately.Tested at battery and found were getting 14.2volts @idle.We have no way to check the diodes. All thoughts will be highly appreciated
2008 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L 1-3 shift VIN: 3FAHP07Z58
the vehicle will shift through PRNDL will no issues but when driving in D range from 1st to 2nd the trans will release from 1st but will not engage into 2nd gear. It will eventually shift into 3rd but will not go into any higher gear range (it will release fro...
2008 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1FMEU75898
Hello guys, I really need your help on this ford explorer 2008 limited edition AC system suddenly stopped working. Checked the low and high side pressure reading, it was all within specified range. Scanned PCM, showed DTC B1255 (Air Temperature External Senso...
2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L shifting VIN: 2FMDK48C48
Installed dealer TSS & OSS first time I'd done one of these. Job was pretty straight forth I thought, and didn't have any difficulty. Road test when finished was suprising when trans. slipped upon acceleration. Letting up and being easy with it, drive could be...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L transmission/over drive VIN: 1MELM50UXV
1997 mercury sable with only 65,000 miles,After driving on interstate 75 miles and hour for about an 1 hour car looses over drive and runs about 3800 rpm,at 75mph,Turn car off restart same problem,If car is cooled down trans works fine,No codes,Very hard for m...
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Power Steering VIN: 1MEFM50U74
Power steering very noisy.Power steering fluid all over pump and A/C compressor.Performed bleed procedure 3 times to no avail.When engine running P/S fluid sucks out of the pump and aerates and steering is hard and noisy.Fill when engine running and noise dies...
2007 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.6L Abs VIN: 4M2EU48837
hi fellow techs,this one is frustrating.customer camplaint is vehecle goes into stability control(boggs down) and stability lite comes on intermittantly.had this here 3 times,now finally sets codes.C1280-yaw rate sensor fault.B1915-airbag ckt failure.U0140 los...
2008 Mercury Milan Premier 2.3L Abs VIN: 3MEHM08Z48
Got a 08 Milan in from one of are local used car dealers. Customer complained while driving vehicle over a bump and braking at the same time the pedal would go to the floor. They had another shop work on it and I was told they tried replacing the master cylind...

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1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5143V
Thanks for all the replies this is one of dumb ones that I will never forget but the O2 sensor was plugged in but not clipped in all the way as soon as I plugged it in all the way the O2 started working and code never came back. I advised the other shop to tak... Trouble codes: P1151 (Lack of HO2S-21 Sensor indicates lean).
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on, No Communication VIN: 1FDAF57F8Y
It looks like this one has a faulty PCM. I am getting the correct readings on one of the BUS circuits at the DLC but no signal on the other one. All circuits test good. Was trying to communicate to pinpoint misfire, had to test each injector circuit at the val...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L hose blows off
Some great informayion from everybody that i can try, waiting for customer to bring vehicle back, he keeps rescheduling this will be 4 times so far, Once he returns i will let everyone know what we do to fix this issue. Thanks
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX205X7
well fellows,looks like this one will need an engine in the future. i put 30w oil and a bottle of lucus in and can not get truck to act up anymore.i had about 50 psi of oil pressure but that was only with the engine warm not hot,so i checked pressure again wit... Trouble codes: P0022 (Cam over retarded bank 2), P0340, P0345, P0349.
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FTRW12578
Thanks for the replies. Jason was right,I did have a miss fire code, that my Tech forgot to tell me, which was the problem. After fixing the miss fire, which was a bad coil, I cleared all codes and the A/c worked great. Thanks again, John.
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFW1EV2A
Thank you the quick replies I received. I replaced the throttle body assembly with no problems at all. I've done many on GM's. This was my first Ford and I just wanted to make sure that I didn't need an IDS for this repair. Thanks again for the help. Trouble codes: P2135 (P2111- Throttle Body Stuck Open), P2111 (Throttle Body Stuck Open).
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