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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Surge VIN: 1FTEF15H3R
Hi Ford techs, this truck will run fine cold for a city block and then for the next 3 blocks it will stumble and fall on it's face unless you floor it and then run fine the rest of the time. All sensors have been checked, did try MAP and ECT. Replaced fuel fil...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L dome lights VIN: 1FTNF20L5Y
Customer complaint of drivers door not staying closed. Have not had that happen that happen to me. I did notice that the door chime and the cargo light are not going off with doors close and if you have the key on the red brake light and door ajar light will c...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Surge VIN: 1FTYR10D91
Help Ford Techs! This Ranger has a no code light surge/ misfire when driven in 3 rd gear under 30 mph at steady speed/ throttle application (like driving in heavy traffic). All data looks normal, o2 sensors switching, fuel trim almost 0. Any ideas or tests we ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L rear main oil seal leak VIN: 1FTRX17282
OK guys,we replaced the rear main seal and the customer reported that it was still leaking.We have replaced lots of rear main seals in the past and decided to r&r the transmission again and replace the seal with another Felpro seal and bought a repair sleeve a...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Temp gauge goes in the red, sets a p1285 code VIN: 1FAFP44422
hello from soggy florida. I have this 3.8 mustang which showes to be over heating on the interstate. and sets a code p1285 "excessive temp". I can look at the pid on my scanner and it showes 250deg and the guage is in the red. I check the engine temp @ the w...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Long crank time VIN: 1FTNX21F72
Engine has long crank time hot or cold after sitting for a 5 min. Noticed that if truck is shut off but key left on while sitting crank time is much shorter. While cranking ipr % climbs to 69% and icp slowly comes up till it starts. Figured we had a leaking in...
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35F73
This van was towed in would barely run. Found oil 6 qts low. Scanned got p1316. Koeo test got p0276 and p1276 codes for cyl 6. Buzz test cyl 6 sounds weak. Cylinder contribution gets codes for cyl 2 p0266,4 p0272,6 p0278,and 8 p0284. This van will hardly make ... Trouble codes: P1316, P0276, P1276
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Low Boost VIN: 1FTWW31P26
History: I will try to keep this story short. The customer brought his 2006 F-350 6.0L in to diagnose a squealing noise and low boost pressure. The low boost pressure has been an on going problem for over a year since he had a turbo failure at which time the ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR system insufficient flow detected)
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FTSW21P77
Hi guys, to start i am not much of a dieasel tech so i will explaine as best as i can. Ok to start this is my dads truck he got it at an auction it used to be kitted for the rigs. It has no power cold or hot. The main issue is the over heating. This is were it...
2007 Ford Expedition EL XLT 5.4L Charging VIN: 1FMFK16517
Heres an odd one. Belt broke and ripped fan clutch wires. We replaced with aftermarket fan clutch, all was fine. A day later, bat light would come on and charge gauge would go up (and show 16 volts at battery and alternator) when engine either revved warm or s...
2010 Ford Focus SEL 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAHP3HN0A
Hi everyone, have this 2010 ford focus that will start and then stall, check fuel pressure, spark and injector pulse have all but still shuts down, will run for 3 secs and dies, what i'am i missing, was dropped off from another shop.
2001 Lincoln Town Car Cartier L 4.6L Cluster VIN: 1LNHM85W21
Vehicle came in complaining about abs and brake light not opperating, odometer and speedometer not working also. My boss started checking it and decided to put a new vehicle speed sensor but did not took care of the abs or brake light. So he pass it on to me, ...

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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FMCU04121
This vehicle has several bad things but I fix the customers complaint. Injector # 5 was bad, I replaced it and the hesitation desappear. Customer will return later to fix the rest. Trouble codes: C1676 (Battery pack voltage out of range), U1262 (SCP data fault for J1850 BUS), U1073 (SCP data fault for engine coolant), B1318 (Low batery voltage at module).
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