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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y5K
Hi we have this truck in the shop and when we hook up the scanner it will not power it up.The only way to get the scanner on is to ground the white and red wire.When I ground the white and red to #2 on the plug I get codes 11 and 67 by the engine light flashin...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Converter, O.D. VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
This trans was rebuilt a year ago and has about 10,000 miles on it. It came in yesterday with o.d. light flashing. it had these codes, p0134-gear 4 incorrect ratio, p0735- gear5 incorrect ratio, p0741- tcc sysem stuck off. I can energize the solenoids with my ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L 1-2 Shift VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Installed reman trans and on test drive the vehicle exhibited a harsh 1-2 shift under normal to medium throttle take offs...light throttle heavy throttle take offs the trans shifts fine...all other shifts are occurring normally. Scanned vehicle with IDS and mo...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L colume VIN: 1FTPF17L61
hello techs i have a ford 01 f150 that the stering colume shifter seams loose,it some times wont start no signal to the starter solinoid, move the shifter back and forth then some times will start,what in the stering colume needs to be replaced and what do you...
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L fan assemblie VIN: 1FAHP60A22
Have this Thunderbird that came in w/CK engine light on and engine overheated. Dtc test showed p1285 and p1299, ENGINE OVERHEAT CONDITION. coolant was full and no obvious signs as to why engine overheated, so we replace cooling fan assemble as per all data TSB...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA52483
Hey Ford Tech. Need Some Help. We Have Had this Van In For Multiple Repairs that are listed. Trying To Figure Out If There Is A PCM Update For Idle Strategy For This Windstar. The Van Stalls At Idlle. (More When AC Is On) We Replaced Idle Air Control Valve 3 D... Trouble codes: P1633 (KAM Low Voltage), P1507 (Prevous Code Until Replacement Of IAC), N0TE
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L no accel VIN: 1FTNW21P64
Hi, folks. This 6.0L diesel came in with a complaint of intermittent no acceleration/poor acceleration. IDS self test showed all 8 injector circuit codes, P0611 FICM performance code, P2614 and P2617 CKP and CMP codes. I watched FICM data on the road test and ... Trouble codes: P0026, P0611 (FICM performance), P2614, P2617
2006 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46P66
hey all came from dealer customer wanted a second opinion! we got it on a hook no start! try starting got codes for crank and cam sensor (typical codes for long cranking on this engine. ids show no cam crank sync and no ficm sync icp pressure during crank is ... Trouble codes: P2614
2007 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L IC, PCM, ABS, AirBag TCM, Test Port, Vehicle Power VIN: 1FMFU15567
Friend bought his vehicle where a dealership dropped this vehicle off in his driveway 1wk after purchase after many excuses why he could not pick vehicle up. Upon his first drive after vehicle was dropped off it went into limp mode, barely ran, trans would not...
2011 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L intermittent loss of power steering VIN: 1FTFX1EF3B
We have this f150 that had no problems until to day the power steering goes and comes somtimes will work for hours then wont work for a few min then work again then might not work for hours then work again real random has not been in any acitents. I scanned fo...
2012 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDXE4FS1C
Looking for trustworthy ford guys here. I'm a mobile truck mechanic and my work truck has been misfiring since day 1. I'm noticing it more after highway driving when I come to a stop there is a DEAD misfire until I rev the engine. I plugged my scanner in and f...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L pats/security system VIN: 1MELM53S3V
Car came in as a no start (engine cranks), and injectors clicking with KOEO. The check engine light blinks with the injectors clicking and the theft light is blinking fast.. Customer states that fuel pump was replaced and had 2 keys programed at ford dealershi...

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1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FTCR14U2P
Thanks for the input. Went with just a seal. After talking with the customer some more found out that it only leak the one day in the garage. It had been driven really hard the day befor (in 100 degreee heat). So I am calling this one fixxed. Thanks again, Sta...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cooling VIN: 1D0NTKN0WW
Hey guys, Problem solved. At the customers request we replaced the water pump. The fins on the water pump were fine and the thermostat wasn't the problem. While we had the water pump off we took the liberty of running some water through the radiator. Some ...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW145X5
Thanks to all of you. I was really upside down on this because I am GM trained and GM will not set a circuit fault when it is really a hard fault. Justin [...] can go to the froint of the class on this one. We monitored the waveform for the right and left ca... Trouble codes: P0340 (p0344-), P0344 (testing and results).
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L timing chain VIN: 1FMPU165X5
Thank you to the members that informed me that ford uses the gauge as an idiot light now. I was completely unaware. When I changed the oil, there was a lot of aluminum in it. I am assuming that the aluminum came from when the chain was rubbing on the timing co...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNE24W86
as part of the sending unit their is a pressure relief valve that was stuck closed. It allowed the fuel pressure to build initially then is stuck in a closed type position. most of the fuel pumped was bleeding back in to the tank. replaced the sending unit Trouble codes: P0191.
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L Long-Crank Time VIN: 1FAFP34N47
Thank you for all of your responses. I wish I could add additional information, but the customer informed us the car has not been acting up, and to top it off, their mother died and they are having to deal with that family issue as well, so I have not been abl...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1118V
Thank you for taking the time to assist me on this problem. When all was said and done, the customer declined the repairs due to the fact that the vehicle needed much more work besides these problems. Worked out good for me because I would have had to get a te... Trouble codes: P0136, P0141, P0325.
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