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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FMYU93145
Hi guys, I have a 2005 Escape with a low speed vibration mostly in the front end(felt in steering wheel), but can also be felt in the seat. Not a noise like a wheel bearing, but more a shake. It is worst when accelerating slowly, peaking in vibration at about ...
2007 Ford Focus S 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAHP37N37
Hey guys, got a focus giving me some problems here. It originally came in with a no start condition after driving through water (don't know how deep it was)-no power was getting to the fuel pump. I had powers and grounds at the driver module under the back sea... Trouble codes: P0191
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, no throttle responce VIN: 1FDWW35R18
2008 F-350 superduty 6.4l diesel Has codes 2138 & 2122 Problem only occurs when moving never at idle sitting. Whe turning left (not right as of yet) and applying brakes the truck will loose all throttle control, along with the check engine light and engine "wr... Trouble codes: 2138 (Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch D/E Voltage Correlation), 2122 (Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch D Circuit Low)
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Misfire VIN: 1FDWF35R38
misses under light accel, compression test good. fuel rail temp -15 degrees, sensor replace wiring is good, fuel injector #6 +16 adaptive at idle. all fuel trim go to zero anytime off idle. injectors all tested good. #6 injector was replaced, before testing.
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L ride height VIN: 1LNHM97V2Y
I can activate suspension pump with scan tool runs for 3 seconds and quits rear never raises.What is the next thing I should test pump runs fine when I apply ground to control circuit of relay, but rear suspension never moves up. Please help if you can. Adam
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L mode VIN: 4M2DU86W43
When the vehicle is sitting still it will stay in a specific cycle of the mode door, ie... floor, defrost, panel etc... But once you are rolling the climate control cycles by itself through all of the modes. We suspect we may have a pinched wire upon re-instal...

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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U91
Just posting a fix here. Found wire insulation missing just a couple inches up from crank sensor connector obscured by protective sleeve. The two sensor wires were shorted together. I suspect this is very common on this series Ford. The area around the wirin...
2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Stall
Thanks to all who replied this truly was a first for me. I followed the advice to clean the intake(which had alot of build up in and around the throttle area) which I did and I also took the extra step to add some seafoam fuel system cleaner to the tank. I...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW145X4
Even though exhaust showed no backpressure pre cat. I droped the pipes from both manifolds ran better but noisy. All exept number four firing. Pulled plugs and performed compresion test- with my new adapter-all good exept number four with zero. Borescope showe... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder Misfire), P0308 (Cylinder Misfire).
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L trailer brake controller VIN: 1FTSX20P85
i ended up replacing the trailer brake controller, all is good now thanks guys. it works and stops good.
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