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1995 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Pinging
Hi, this van failed for nox 850ppm (550 max) and ping under load and going up hill. Doesn't have a EGR system or a distributor. Maf looks new and clean. When the spout is disconnected the ping goes away and nox down to 250ppm. Didn't get a chance to check timi...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L door locks VIN: 1FMRU15W64
Can not communicate with the VSM verified power on pin 3 of vsm connector (rd/wh) and power on pin 1 (DG) aslo verified good ground and resistance on ground circuit. Verified voilet wire from DLC connector has continuity to the VSM. Also verified the diag pin ...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Converter? VIN: 1FTPX14545
Normal operating temp around town trans shifts fine motor runs fine. On highway at cruise speeds occasionally overdrive will feel like a motor skip. While towing trailer with load you will feel a engine skip or convertor jump in and out of o/d. While at cruise...
2003 Mercury Marauder 4.6L Fuse #602 VIN: 2MEHM75VX3
At Times When Driving Vehicle, Maxi Fuse #602 20amp Blows. Power Seats, Gas Door, Adjustable Foot Pedals,Deck Lid, Locks & Lumbar. Any Know Issues?

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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Windows, Dome Lights, Headlights, Wipers VIN: 2FMDA5348X
thanks for the replies, The customer is a single mom of 5 and hasnt had the time or money until her current bill is paid up. the common denominators of the sitation do seem to be the grounds and the ignition security. If I do figure this one out I repost w...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53S8X
the car finally threw a code p1744 tcc. we had our tranny shop have it for a day or two,they said what they felt was something internally in the they are waiting to tear it down.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTNX20S91
Like many said it was an internal problem, since it was missing second gear,we installed a Jasper's rebuilt, truck shifts great Thanks for the great help
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Warped rotor VIN: 1FAFT55213
I replaced both front calipers ford rotors new ford shoes and pads nothing looked out of place so i will have to wait and see I'm sure i will be the First person too know if they are warped Thanks to all who replied Scott
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR14U94
Thanks to all that replied to this help request, especially Michael,Conrad,Joe,Fred and Phil who also thought the PCM may be faulty. After installing the reman PCM we were able to get scan data. We sent the vehicle to the Ford Dealer to reprogram the PATS. ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21505
Thank you all...This one has been fixed and was a total head scratcher...We even went to Identifix on this one..I verified all grounds and powers many times, and thanks DAN for suggesting a headlight on these circuits for testing. I had used an old school test...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPX14585
Well as most of you stated oil pressure was the key issue here. After connectiing a mechanical gauge and driving the vehicle 10-15 miles the idle oil pressure was 15-18 psi. (as a side note the oil pressure gauge on this vehicle is nothing more than a dummy ...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, goes in to fail safe VIN: 1LNHM87A23
Sent to ford dealer Coils still under extended warranty. They replaced all 8. Runs Great! Thank you all for the great help. Trouble codes: P2107 (Throttle Actuator Control Motor Processor throttle Actuator control System), P2110.
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM653XY
Gene from Texas helped us out on this one. He had suggested that there was a cataloging error in regards to this sensor, and after trying a second Motorcraft sensor and still coming up with the same unexplainable problem, we then went ahead and tried an afterm... Trouble codes: P0135.
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