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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMDA5348X
I had posted this one earlier, and just got a message from the customer that it has finally acted up again. It was a No Start No Crank, Theft Light Flashing Boost started it and it Starts. this has me a little stumped looking at the diagrams and am a bit lo...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5345Y
Good day! This van came in stalling on decel or at idle, found P1121. Tps tests good, original service information left me with the impression idle voltage was too high at 1.0v so it was replaced. ECM pinout chart gives a voltage range instead of just .53V, at... Trouble codes: P1121 (TPS inconsistent with MAF)
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU16W61
need some direction with this one, came from used car lot, some change all coils and spark mplugs, we found # 6 cyl has misfiring, unplug coil no engine change, pull injector conector no change, we did compression test, leak down test, fuel pressure 45 - 60 lb...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Exhaust leak VIN: 1FAFP55U81
Installed engine on this car earlier this year. After job was done, had an exhaust leak on the right exhaust manifold where it connects to the rear CAT. Was told by the dealer there was no gasket there. Loosened all CATs & retighten leaking exhaust manifold. S...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF17202
This truck keeps throwing P0171 & 174 codes.HELP! Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean condition), P0174 (Lean condition)
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cluster Gages VIN: 1FAFP34384
This is a stock vehicle, all original. no aftermarket anything. What happens is the speedo doesn't work, when that happens, fuel and temp go out too. If you turn the key on, and wait for the bulb check to finish, the fuel gage works, but not speedo or temp. If...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14584
I have this 04 F150 customer stated it had been idling poor and would die . Now towed in no start. The fuel injectors will all pulse at the same time and also the fuel pressure gauge jumps each time the injectors fire. Scanner shows no codes and no cam sensor ...
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L high pressure oil system VIN: 1FDAF57P06
We do not have much experiance with this problem. Codes P0266- Cylinder 2 contribution P0341- camshaft sensor P0404- EGR P0405- EGR P2290- Injector control pressure P2291- Injector Control to Low -Checked PIDS-ECM commanding 100% IPR still pressure from ICP ...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Blower Motor VIN: 1FTSX21587
Vehicle came in with no blower motor and cruise control not working. Fuses are good. Have power at terminal 30 & 85 of blower motor relay. I can ground terminal 86 of the blower motor relay and the blower motor will work in all speeds. I can go through the p...
2008 Lincoln MKX 3.5L Water pump VIN: 2LMDU88C58
This MKX came in for poor/no heat. I can only get about 100 degrees in the duct with the AC locked off and the engine at 2500 rpm. Flushed heater core repeatedly and cleaned the core with a strong cleaner with no effect. When I remove the hoses from the heater...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Pinging
Thx for everyones help I put 2 cat on it and all is well. Exhaust back pressure was 4-5 psi.
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Monitors VIN: 1FMNU43S73
The Ford Excursion does NOT require Federal OBD testing, which for me eliminated the need to complete the Monitors. US EPA published Highlights indicating over 30% of these won't set monitors. The bad part is that the vehicle has now been assigned as a TEST ON...
2007 Ford Edge SE 3.5L ptu/transfer case VIN: 2FMDK46C27
After talking to the customer he had already brought the vehicle to the dealer and had the seals replaced. They were giving him the run a round and wanted us to fix it. The boss man decided not to get involved in the situation being these seem to be a common i...
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2M2LM75W6P
Customer did not bring vehicle back, but based on responses I am leaning toward soot in the intake/egr system. Trouble codes: 172 (EGR not switching lean bank 1), 176 (EGR not switching lean bank 2), 181 (cruise rich still lean bank 2), 186 (inj pulse width hi or MAF too low), 189 (Cruise rich still lean bank 1), 332 (EGR valve not opening).
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