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1985 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14YXF
vehicle will not pass smog repaired evap leaks, repaired timing issue, i would like to know process of turning out the emission ligt before trying to resmog vehicle, i would appreciate the knowledge of solving this issue thanks
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L downshift and upshift VIN: 1FDKE30G5R
Greetings fellow techs. This camper van has a shifting problem. Problem 1 is that it does start off in first but shifts to 2nd at 8kmh and then into 3rd at about 15kmh. Then no matter what speed you are at it will not downshift into passing gear. The tps, map,...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2FMZA5148X
Hi All. This Windstar keeps me awake and my customer walking. It came with tachometer needle entangle with PRNDL indicator. Customer complains that speedometer would occasionally flare 20 to 40 km/h above driving speed. I Removed the cluster tried to repair th...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Misfire, p0307 VIN: 1FTNX21P33
this vehicle came in with a p0307 cylinder seven misfire detected i ran a power balace test it passed ran a cylinder contribution test passed ran a relative compression test passed checked for arriated oil no trouble found i moved the #7 inj to #3 hole #3to #7... Trouble codes: P0307
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FDXF47P04
Thank you in advance for any help. This truck was towed into the shop with a no start condition. Customer had complaints that previously the truck ran poorly at cold start, with loss of power but would run fine once warmed up. This symtom gradually got worse u...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L heat VIN: 1FMDU73W44
had leak in evap core,r&r heater box assembly replace evap and heater core with aftermarket units.everything fit well.did not have to remove vac actuators or control unit. after assembly,will not go to heat can hear clicking and can feel arm on pass side of bo...
2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP0JG0A
Hello to all and thanks in advance. This fusion has an intermittent loss of power, code 2111 is in history car has been to ford dealer for a reflash and customer not happy, will occasionaly loose power, have checked for wiring issues and unable to find any thi... Trouble codes: P2111

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1985 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14YXF
thank all of our iatn members all your info was right on target,after checking all basic what could be issues, number one i ended up finding the distributor rotor metal conductor too distributor cap conductive leads for individual spark too be moving around wh...
1991 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24Y5M
Thanks to all that helped with this Ford E-250. We pulled the valve cover to check for broken valve springs and/or bent push rods and found valve springs on #2 could easily be depressed by finger. Push rods appeared OK. One lifter on #2 could also be bottom... Trouble codes: P0332, P0116.
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Rollover Valve VIN: 1FDKE30M2P
After viewing the three replies I decided to follow up with the suggestion to look for one in a bone yard. I found a used tank in a bone yard and replaced the tank. The ambulance is now back to operating as is was designed from the factory. Thank you for all y...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F9V
Thanks guys...Alex suggested to try another IDM and I went round and round with my parts guy on this. Anyway we purchased another IDM and that fixed this truck. I do not remember ever running into a IDM that will buzz test but not fire the injectors. A whole l...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTSS34S0X
First off, thanks to all that replied, collectively, you were all right on the money with your suggestions. We're recommending a complete engine replacement on this due to low compression and compression variance. What led us down that rabbit hole was the sugg... Trouble codes: P1299 (Cylinder head overtemp protect active), P1285 (Cylinder head overtemp sensed), P1131 (HO2S11 indicates lean), P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misifre).
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14U16
Well its fixed ! Many responses were in reguard to the egr system but this vehicle is not equipted with an egr. What I did was install a new coil pack and it ran ok until it got hot so I removed the plenium again moved the #5 fuel injector to the #1 and the fu...
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