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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Sever pinging under load VIN: 1FBHE31H8R
Open loop fuel system goes completely lean under load and engine pings badly, fine in closed loop. O2 sensor goes flat line during that time, but works fine other times. Customer claims it started after replacing PCM the first time. No internal vacuum leaks. ...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L ignition key VIN: 3FAFP31331
General question. I have a vci (from my pegisys) and a customer needs a new lock and tumbler for his 2001 focus.I have performed reprograming on older Fords but not this new. Motorcraft is not clear whether I need to be a member of the locksmith association to...
2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L fail safe VIN: 1FAHP60A23
hello everyone, this car came in for the known issure of the cop's and throwing the false throttle body codes, fixed that problem, test drove and wrench light never went off. scanned for codes and had a app code, found bad wire in wiring harness, repaired all ...
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 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L auto up VIN: 5LMFU28518
same as above
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L2Y
Car came in running rough and codes po172 system too rich b1 and p0174 system too lean b2. Fuel trims were 30 +. Looked for vac. Leaks and found intake gasket leaking. Replaced upper and lower gasket and rechecked for leaks and none were found. Customer return... Trouble codes: P0174
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L electric cooling fan VIN: 2MEFM75W94
the problem we are having with this car is that it is overheating at idle.The cooling fan is not coming on when the a/c is turned on or when the engine reaches the correct temperature.There is battery power on the red/black wire going to the fan,ground on the ...

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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L dome lights VIN: 1FTNF20L5Y
Thanks again everyone. I got a used GEM from salvage yard. Wasn't to worried about programing as this one had no theft light. Installed it yesterday and all is well with the lights and chime. I did take the cover apart after removing it from the fuse panel and...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F01
thank you for all of the replies,the truck is fixed end up the problem that i found is one of the oil drain plug in the left hand cylinder head was missing,it might be drop down into the crankcase,so i order a new plug from the dealer than put anything back t... Trouble codes: P1212 (ICP Unexpected).
2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5L low speed driveability VIN: 2FMDK36C08
Well, I am closing this without an answer at this time. I am in contact with the customer and it seems there is also a new concern to go along with the others. She says at 65mph going up a hill it will Shudder/Buck/Misfire? for 7 or 8 seconds, and the engine s...
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