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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L oil pressure VIN: 1FTHX25F3V
Vehicle came in with a no start issue it cranked but wont start over. check the oil pressure and it had no pressure at all so did some testings and found out that the pump wasnt operating properlly. so went on to replacing the high pressue oil pump. when every...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Timing Belt VIN: 1FTCR10A8V
Removed timing cover and associated components. Found belt missing about 3 inches of Cogs, set piston up on # 1 cylinder, and clearly the camshaft was off some. Refer to All-data for information and reset timing to what is described in the illustrations A,B,C,...
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Compressor VIN: 1FMSU43F92
This dual evap Excursion suffered a compressor failure with a major case of 'black death'. I replaced; compressor, condenser, accumulator, front orifice tube, rear expansion valve, fan clutch. Flushed evaporators & lines. Installed a serviceable liquid line fi...
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
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTPW14535
Hello fellow techs, This one has me stumped and I'm asking for help!! Truck runs fine until you accelerate especially up a hill at which point the ST fuel trims hit 43% on both banks. Feels like fuel starvation or clogged exhaust. Fuel pressure sensor reacts...
2007 Ford Edge SE 3.5L ptu/transfer case VIN: 2FMDK46C27
Transfer case/PTU is leaking. The PTU unit is leaking on the drivers side between the transaxle and PTU. I have done some research and relize these have been a huge headache. My questions are do I have to drop the entire unit to replace the seals on the left s...
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.
2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S45
this car came in with a trans shift problem but found no codes related to trans. vehicle hesitates before engaugeing from a dead stop. but thats not the only problem this sick car has. after warm up, on test drive it bucks and jerks, misses and eventually lose... Trouble codes: P2104, P457P, B2879, B1503, U1262
2004 Mercury Monterey (Van) 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MRDA20294
we check for vacuum leak and no luck;originaly was two codes one for lean condition po171 and code for egr.we clean egr passages and replace egr valve.test drove vehicle and code for lean condition come back.I check computer connector for moisture; cleaned and... Trouble codes: P0171

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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU35P1V
Hi guys, I will close this post for now .Customer needed vehicle so he picked it up .He has had it for 2 weeks and it has died once and wouldnt restart.Had it towed but of course it started right up when it got here...I told him the next time it quits i will c...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP552X1
Thanks to everyone who replied. The fix was to replace the aftermarket MAF with a Motorcraft part from dealer. Guess I've learned my lesson on that. Trouble codes: P1138, P1158, P1132, P1152.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L low coolant flow VIN: 1FTNW21PX3
OK, we pulled the small hose off the intake which goes to the overflow bottle and monitored the coolant flow as suggested, and there was no flow... My guess is that the impeller failed on the WP, but the customer decided to take it to Ford instead... Don't kn...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Low on power VIN: 1FTWF31P86
Thanks for all the info. The problem was the turbo. I took it apart and cleaned it. I also cleaned the egr valve and put new orings on it. The truck ran great. It also lowered the ebp reading to 37psi. Being new to fixing these diesel's I really appreciate all...
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU75806
Thanks to all who helped. I'm calling this one fixed because the customer is satisfied. He bought new tires right before I changed the first set of plugs. I didn't notice the new tires before. Now I did. I aired them up to 44 psi (Tire Spec) from 35 psi. ...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21P66
Thank you all for the help on this one. Learned more than I ever wanted to know about these high pressure oil pump systems. Fix was a new high pressure oil pump. With the hpop removed, I used air to pressurize the system at the branch tube. Didn't find any lea... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient exhaust gas recirculation flow detected), P2290 (Injector control pressure too low), P2291 (Injector control pressure too low/engine cranking).
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L Fans, hydraulic VIN: 1LNHM87A74
Hi Guys, The LS is fixed. As I had posted in the update... The t stat housing was deteriorated where the stat locks down (1/4 turn twist) This appeared t0 cock the stat just enough in the housing to deform the pintle bushing.. Thus the stat would not funct...
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