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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Srs VIN: 1FALP45T2R
Did a timing chain set on this 5.0 than we did a heater core. After heater core we have an air bag light on.We checked codes and at connector we grounded the T/R wire we have a code 23,but when we turn key on the light flashes a code 34. So we checked all grou...
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L anti theft VIN: 1FMYU70E8Y
This truck has the receiver damaged from an attempted theft.I work in a remote mining camp in the north of canada& close to an inuit village & there are no roads to the outside to take it to a dealer. We also lost the keys to a 2008 F350..I had the dealer send...
2005 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L Radio & Cluster VIN: 2FMZA57625
Hello, I have in the shop a 2005 ford freestar. Customer complaint is a dead battery, after the vehicle sets all night. Found a draw on fuse #8 Cluster/electronic temperature control. Also a draw on fuse #59 radio. With the radio unplugged and the instrument c...
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34N95
when car arrived had check engine light on p0171 fuel system lean. long term fuel trim at 27% short term switching -4/+4%. cleard code and reset KAM. long term went to 0% as expected. went to drive car and short term starts out at 14 to 15% and starts going up... Trouble codes: P0171
2007 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMFU15577
Vehicle was towed in Customer complaint: While driving at high speed on the freeway the vehicle started to loose power and stalled. The motor cranks however will not start. Down loaded the onboard computer and found two fault messages logged: 1. PO345 Cam Sen... Trouble codes: P0345, P1260 (Theft detected eng disabled)
2004 Mercury Monterey (Van) 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2MRDA202X4
This Mercury/ Ford is driving me crazy. The Ford IDS computer system shows intermittent power drop out in the power balance test and Mode 6 data showing misfires 3.25% which is why we arrive at problem on #6 cylinder. When fuel injector is disconnected & engin...

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1987 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L ext. lights (except brakes),int lights,pwr seats,
OK, there is a pattern failure for all these 3.8 in this year range. As soon as I pinpointed the problem the hard way, it came back to me. It was a Ford Master Tech that showed it to me when I use to live in FL. Wish I could have remembered before hand, but th...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTRW08L31
Ok here we go, had dvom hooked up on signal wire turned koeo and voltage was 6.5 volts, Just happened to move connector C119 and noticed the reading to drop down to about 3 volts, started moving up harness from connector about 4 inches and when squeezing harne... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich exhaust bank1).
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Coolant Loss VIN: 1FTNX21PX4
I am still waiting for truck to return for the repairs needed but I will repost when I get more information on the exact repair. Thanks for taking time to weigh in on this issue..
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L r/side cam chain guide VIN: 1FMEU74E26
This truck is fixed, The timing chain guide on the back of the pass. side cyl head was broken. It wasn't supposed to pull right out, even though IDENTIFIX said it was just held in by gravity, not much help there :( We pulled the motor, & replaced the rear t-ch...
2007 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3L Movement VIN: 3FAHP08Z57
IT MOVES! So after all the commotion it seems that we just happened to get a defective transmission from the wreckers. Put the last one in and it just works perfect. What a pain but it finally drives. Thanks for all the input.
2007 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3L Brake System VIN: 3FAHP08Z17
isolated abs hcu, found brake fluid bypassing within the hcu. replaced abs hcu, bled system. works as prescribed thanks for your replies. we only use new master cylinders as well.
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Blend door VIN: 1FTRW14W18
Hi guys, Thanks for all your help. I printed off the TSB's you sent me and sent him back to the used car dealer he bought it from. They replace the temp door actuator like most of you suggested and repaired the problem. Thank you for your Help!
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L No Boost/ Low Power VIN: 1FTSW21R48
Fixed the exhaust leak and replaced the DPF. Even after manually cleaning the DPF, it plugged right back up and the vehicle could not regenerate it.
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