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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L overcharge/flicker VIN: 1FTNX21L9X
Several months ago we replaced the alternator with a rebuilt Quality brand alternator. It was for a no charge condition. Some time later the customer was back because the lights were flickering. We replaced the alternator again. It did not improve. We put the ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18L4X
Towed in as a crank, no start. Unable to communicate with PCM, can communicate with all other modules. Had 20 memory codes in all modules. Ran tests, found faulty PCM, installed customer supplied used PCM (not available from Ford anymore). Now have communicati... Trouble codes: B1342 (Faulty Control Module), P1260 (Theft Detect Engine Disabled)
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No heat VIN: 1FMZU73K43
Heater works fine when driving car , come to stop and idle ,starts to blow cold air. Step on accelerator and heat comes back, no leaks,coolant full
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K54
On cold start-up engine will idle @ 1,200 rpm then drop to 650 rpm's within a min. or so. The engine has a slightly rough idle/shake and when throttled up from idle to 2,500 and allowed to idle down there are two instances in that rpm range where the engine wi... Trouble codes: P0506 (Solus defined Lower then normal idle observed.)
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L cilinders VIN: 1FTPX12586
multible misfires that moving around to different cilinders.I have replaced the crank sensor,& i have ck the fuel for water.none found.I have a crank code & a cam code & I don't beleave in just keep replacing parts. so if any one has seen this please help. Tha...
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L Shudder VIN: 1FMEU53827
Hello fellow techs and thank you in advanse for any help givin. We have this sport trac 4X4 that has a shudder @ 42-44 mph. This happens while driving @ a steady speed and will also hapen SOMETIMES when you lightly press on the acc pedal. It feels like a dri...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP5659Y
Thanks to all the technicians that responded to my request. I wish that iatn would have let me post more than one update to my request, as we could have provided some real important information after the first update. After the engine dried out inside the gara... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX17L9Y
Sorry it took so long to get back. We were closed for Christmas. Troy, I checked all powers and grounds at pcm and they were all good. Pin checked all other circuits coming into pcm also. They all showed proper within specs. Dan, I did the bulb check to make...
2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L fuel gauge, temp gauge, interior lights VIN: 3FAFP31342
I want to thank everyone who offered advice. I'm ashamed to say I fell victim to what I tell everyone else not to - skipping the basics. Most of the advice I received centered around looking for a bad ground. I was leaning in that direction but for some reason...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L keyless entry doorpad VIN: 1FTWW33PX6
Thanks everyone for the quick replies. They were a mix of retrieving the manufacturers code with an ids and calling in the vin. The customer traded in the truck before i got to apply any of the suggestions. Again thanks for the speedy replies.
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