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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L engine VIN: 1FTYR14C7Y
Replaced thormostat twice, then replaced housing with Motorcraft. Wants to run 120 degrees farenheit. Removed fan to allow temperature raise enough to push any remaining air to resevoir. Still runs cold driving on highway. Backflushed core, has heat if and whe...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L 1-2 and 2-3 shift VIN: 1FAFP55U03
Long sad story. We have done many of these taurus/windstar AX4Ns in the past with stripped pump shafts. Never had a problem, the miles were so low on this car I almost just put a converter in it, but wanted to make sure it was all Ok. I have a friend locally w...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FTPW14505
Have this F-150 with a no crank. We have code B1681 but we cant find the pats module. Alldata shows center behind dash. We also looked by the fuse block passenger kick panel. We can jump starter solenoid and truck cranks over. Any tips on module location is ap...
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Hesitation, Low power VIN: 1FAFP28125
Thanks to all, the car has no power.Can only get about 2500 rpm and 35-40 mph on the road. The car is from the body shop next door. It took a very light front enf hit (gill and hood damage).I was told that the owner drove car for about a week. then lost powe...
2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L head VIN: 1FTPW12V26
Ok, Ford guys. I have a 06 F150 King Ranch 5.4 3V motor. I need advise more than anything.. I have three plugs that are broke off in the head, Yes I have the tool to extract them. but one IS and WILL not come out. So now I am sure I have to pull the head howev...
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L cooling system VIN: 1FDXE45P46
ATN techs,I have an 06 e450 with a 6.0 turdo diesel.Upon idling after about 20 min, coolant is being forced out of the "DE GAS" bottle.System holds pressure and it has a new ford radiator cap.When cold (sitting over night)I can remove the cap,reinstall and run...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWE35P06
Vehicle came as a no start from anther shop.Customer told me the Mechanic had installed a hps pump & I did verify it.First thing I did was verify that the crank case had oil is was full.i hook up my scan tool while cranking & looking @ few pids.i have good RPM...
2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12V17
This truck was brought to us two months ago with what appeared to be a misfire. We determined that it needed new plugs and boots. After repacement the truck ran better and smoother. Truck was again brought back to us about one month later with a faint gasoline... Trouble codes: P0420
2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L running lean VIN: 1FAHP24W28
hi this car has both lean codes i have changed the ocv valve because i have found no other problems stfuel trims are very irattic swinging from 0 to 20 and lgterm fuel trims are at 25.8 percent on both banks i have reset the kam memory to reset long term fuel ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2010 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Starter ?? VIN: 6FPAAAJGCM
Note - this is not a ranger, it's a falcon ute. I can't enter the vin and won't let me go pass the model selection. Has any one out their come across similar symptoms before and what was inspected? Thanks

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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMEU18WXV
Just a quick Thank you to all that responded to my request for help. Some were helpful, some were not. The major consciences seemed to think that I needed to go back to the basics. So I restart my diag from scratch and came up with these results, MAF sensor... Trouble codes: B1600 (Ignition Key Transponder signal not recieved), B1602 (Invalid format key code from ignition key transponder).
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L transmission VIN: 1FAFP4045Y
Thanks to all who helped, was a combo problem, trans main shaft and t o bearing.Installed used t5 trans and new t.o. bearing,now fixed.
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L No Charge VIN: 1FMEU75866
Two of the things in this trade I hate are broken new parts and poor service information. On the first, I got a used alternator instead of the lovely Motorcraft reman (which, coincidentally, does NOT say Motorcraft on the rebuilders label) and it now charge...
2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FAHP24W58
Thanks for all the info. I finally got this one figured out. This was a recently purchased used car. I ended up taking this one to the dealer and all they did was reflash the instrument cluster with the current as built data. Apparently the cluster was replace...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L High Idle VIN: 1MEHM55S62
Hello IATN. Thanks to everyone who replied. Sorry for the delayed update but i wanted to insure all was good. Like a few of you had mentioned it was a PCV Valve that was causing the high idle. The old PCV valve wasn't stuck open or closed but it didn't rat...
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