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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Abs VIN: 2FMDA5148T
This unit has a driver side front wheel shutter, on slow braking, ABS light comes on intermittent have not pulled codes yet, we reconditioned this unit with a new engine and the above condition was happening before engine change, any advice would be greatly ap...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FDHF36G4T
when its cold runs fine but when it gets op temp it hesitates and misfires.
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Clutch/transmission? VIN: 1FTHX26F2V
Customer had initially come in for poor clutch operation. Was hard to get into every gear unless vehicle was rolling. Truck had dual-mass set up. Order a clutch and flywheel kit which does away with the dual-mass. Brand of clutch kit is Rhino. Truck shifts gre...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP13P5W
Car in question has low power(sag) during the first minute or so of running. Whether cold or sitting for a half hour or so. You try to accel and there is a holding back and then suddenly it takes off and is okay the rest of the drive. Sometimes you can just st... Trouble codes: P0455 (gross evap leak -which was traced to fuel cap)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F6Y
the rig came into the shop for no start. when it had started the customer concern was hard start white shoke for about 30 sec after start up. test the glow plugs and found two plugs on each side that tested bad. the main problem is the cooling system is full o... Trouble codes: P0303, P0603, P1140, P1391, P1393
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14X1Y
I have this ranger that a customer braught to me for a pats relearn, he replaced the ecm. all went well on my end. Two weeks later he replaced the ecm again for two egr codes. I reflased it and the codes keep comming back. Now for the funny part--- it has No e... Trouble codes: P1401 (e.gr), P1409 (e.g.r.)
2003 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA57443
I have a very unusual condition on this vehicle. When running the theft light flickers dull with the RPM.Intermittantly,at that time the vehicle hesitates and almost cuts out, on light accell.I can pull CMDTC and do a running test BUT the KOEO will not run!A m...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L engine misfire VIN: 1FTRW12W74
truck came in missing badly, 2 cylinders no compression. customer elected rebuild. put new engine in and started, missing badly left bank all 4 cylinders. coils and injectors appear to be working. have swapped sides. compression showed 20 psi lower on left hea...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Long Crank VIN: 1FTSW21P35
We have a random long crank on this truck. Our ICP pressure goes to 600+ instantly when cranking, Our glow plug system is pulling the correct amount of amperage, fuel pressure is great. The truck runs and drives perfect, has lots of power. The only thing we ca...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX21536
This truck surges hesitates and blinks the engine light under heavy load. Code P0301 and P0171. Replaced coil over plug and no change. Noted cam varys up to 57 degrees on bank2 but does not vary more than .5 degrees on bank #1. Oil control solenoid seems to b... Trouble codes: P0301
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L communication VIN: 1FAFP34N67
I have this 2007 ford focus cant communication with engine, transmmision, air bag...or abs. With K20 key .But can communication with K17 key. This snap-on scanner solus . Just got up dates 3 weeks ago , with new version 12.2 softwear. Same with 2000 mercury vi...
2009 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Fuel ow warning VIN: 1FMEU63E79
The shop that had this vehicle before me replaced the fuel module (fuel sender and pump assembly) and all the tire pressure sensors. The problem is a warning in the Driver Information Center (DIC)comes on saying the fuel is low. The gauge reads correct and the...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T0X
Thank you for your time. this vehicle came to me after several attempts to cure multiple issues.Maf had been replaced and front o2 sensor.car ran no power found fuel pump weak .replaced pump car then ran very well .after 5mile drive mil came on with above code... Trouble codes: P0130, P1148

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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fuel VIN: 1FTNW21F33
thanks for all the help from all of you.a old man once told me to never trust a fuel gage, i think i will start charging customers for cars and trucks that run out of fuel when i work on them.all the help in the world cant help a empty fuel tank that still sho...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W7T
As most of you suggested replacing the converter has fixed this vehicle . the car has reset all the monitors have reset and the car now has current tags . thanks again to all who replied . Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency below limit b1).
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