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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 Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR14V1Y
This vehicle sounds like it wants to start, when you crank it over it almost starts then shuts off. The funny thing is if we disconnect the mass air flow sensor it starts and runs. If you plug in the mass air flow sensor connector and it is already running it ...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTWW31P26
This 05 PSD 6.0 has an unusual thumping, poping or barking out inlet ducting at idle. It is much more noticable with inlet duct off manifold elbow (straight from manifold) the noise makes me think inlet valve not sealing. I have an IDS and have performed injec... Trouble codes: P0275
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMCU93128
I have this Escape that feels like it's binding up around tight turns.While turning in circles in a parking lot the SUV bogs downs like something is binding up and the rear tires want to break loose or hop.I have measured all 4 tires and they are with in a 1/4...
2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.4L Unknown VIN: 1FDAF57R98
Vehicle was towed to shop after it had died on the highway. Has reduced power message. Scanned with the following codes: p252F-Engine oil level too high p1260-Theft detected, vehicle immobilized p0703-Brake switch B circuit p162E-internal control module PTO co...

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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5345Y
Thanks everone for reading, extra thanks to Ennis, Jeremy, and Benjamin from california, Robert from Massachusetts, Terry from Missouri, and Nigel from Washington. The "new" MAF was, indeed, defective right out of the box, and skewed the same way as the origin... Trouble codes: P1121 (TPS inconsistent with MAF).
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Exhaust leak VIN: 1FAFP55U81
Thanks for all the quick replies. Thank you Jake for the correct part#'s. I had called the Ford dealer before, they told me there was no gasket there, I guess that person was wrong, because Jake proved them wrong. There were lots of great responses & a number ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF17202
I cleaned the maf & replaced the black isolater bolts with the green ones. Problem solved! Thanks for all the info guys,hope that I can be of help to you in the future. Bill@ [...] Automotive Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean condition), P0174 (Lean condition).
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE242X2
Hi Folks: Truck is fixed. skip is gone. Many good ideas given. No dumb ones this time! Someone suggested unplugging an injector to see if the correct cylinder would set a misfire code. This would tell you if the cam position sensor was indexed wrong. Great ide... Trouble codes: P0340.
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMZA51412
customer took the vehicle she needed it.will bring back.i will post if any fix.thank you everybody
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P33
Thanks to all that replied. What a great simple test unplugging one bank at a time and monitoring psi. That worked great!!! So it proved out that the problem was hi psi oil pump for injectors. Thanks Nate Trouble codes: P2290.
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L wheel bearing VIN: 1FTRF12W95
Thanks to everyone who replied. I ended up getting a complete bearing, hub, and rotor assembly from the dealer. I installed this with a new locking nut from the dealer. It has been 2 weeks. This is not really enough time to say it is fixed for sure but so far ...
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU94145
We found a used ecu from another Escape this time no transfer of parts this time. Sent to Ford had them reprogram VIN/PATS and also reflashed PCM with new updates. Also replaced with new FORD coils. For those that have the same problem like what we had i would... Trouble codes: P0353 (p0354-), P0354 (testing and results).
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Stall
well fellow techs the 6.0 is good to go sorry for the post delay. here is a little breakdown of how she went.. 1st of course it was towed in for no start,the main question is why? after getting to the shop one of the techs on 2nd shift began diagnostics. tha... Trouble codes: P0611, P2617.
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Blower Motor VIN: 1FTSX21587
Thank you for the replies !!! Checking the connector to the mode switch I found after a few pulls and tugs that the brown/ yellow wire was not completely seating in the switch. Bent retaining tab for wire re-inserted in plug and HEY it works. Thanks again to t...
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