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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10U0V
Hey everyone, I have a Ranger thats giving me a hard time. Has +25% LTFT on one bank and -25% LTFT on the other. Runs really rough at idle. Using IDS did relative compression and looks good and compression test shows shows all at 155psi +-5psi. The plugs on th...
2004 Ford F650 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FRWF65L44
Need to replace the IDM,but there is no one that i know,who can program the IDM for me over in Europe I do have the tool to scan and read,but i don't have the program option in it Is there someone who can flas my IDM? ECM : [...] Trouble codes: 427 (cyl 7 low side to high side open), 426 (cyl 6 low side to high side open), 424 (cyl 4 low side to high side open), 421 (cyl 1 low side to high side open)
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Throttle inop VIN: 1FTRF12W54
Customer had a "dead battery". He went to Autobone and had them install a new one. Started up the truck and the accelerator pedal would not work. Truck will only idle. Press the gas pedal and nothing happens. The two codes for a stuck throttle appeared and the... Trouble codes: 2104 (Throttle Actuator Control System Forced Idle), 2112 (Throttle Actuator Control System Stuck Closed)
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56S24
This all started at the Exh. shop. Installing new Cat, to get the Tk. on the road. Engine would start, but no throttle response. It will die with any throttle. Will restart. I gave it a lobotomy, and that got me going, back to the shop. Exh. welder told me the...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.8L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, erratic shift VIN: 1FTNW20S24
This Vehicle Intermitenly Will Have A VSS Signal That Will Float Between 0 And 128 MPH When It Goes Above 106MPH It Shuts The Fuel Off And It Will Stall Also When It Starts This The Trans Shifts Erraticly Because It Does Not Know The Actual Road Speed The P072... Trouble codes: P0720 (OSS circuit fault), P0722 (OSS No Signal)
2009 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L passenger compartment VIN: 1FTRW148X9
It seems that in the winter this truck develops a really bad odor. It almost smells like something burning. We have had it in several times trying to locate the cause of this odor. It appears that when the engine and exhaust develop a layer of road salt, calci...
2010 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1FTEW1E80A
I am posting this to hopefully help the next poor guy that has this. The customer brought in his 2010 f150 with 41000 kms on it for regular maintenance. The engine had a code for running lean ( i think?),we looked around and found out the air intake tube from ... Trouble codes: P0171
1988 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L cooling system VIN: 1LNBM9846J
Hello:I have this Lincoln here that came in needing head gaskets replaced coolant in #3&#4 cylinders.Sent heads to machine shop for resurface and pressure test,Installed new gaskets and new head bolts.Replaced thermostat as a precaution.The problem with it now...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L leaks around oil filter VIN: 1LNFM92V9W
car came in month ago with oil leak. Sometimes had big puddle. Looked to be from oil filter or oil filter housing at block. Cleaned up mess and ran engine on lift, dripping from filter. Replaced filter and then no leaks. After month noticed oil on ground again...
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L interior lights, horn, headlights VIN: 2MEFM74W14
Vehicle came into shop with blinking headlights and interior lights only when the driver door is open. Special note the blinking lights only happen when the car is started and running. It will be normal if the key is on and not running. First place I looked wa...

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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No power VIN: 1FMYU93123
Thanks guys for all the help. Yes plugged cat. I pulled the 02s and it runs great. Really after talking to every on i put my hand over the tail pipe and knew what is was. thank again
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Electronic VIN: 2FMZA51483
I still don't understand it but its fixed-We found that if we unplugged the abs module the erratic speed signal went away-found that if we unplugged the front wheel speed sensors the problem went away and the speedo quit working-found rt front sensor way out o...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L cilinders VIN: 1FTPX12586
as it came about the intake gasket had sucked in & the truck had a vacuum leak in 3 places.i thank every one who helped me. charles
2011 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FD0X5HT7B
Ididnt get any replies on this one but time was the cure for this one, there must be some lock out when the truck thinks the "def" is overheated come morning I was able to start the truck up and clear the codes I then replaced the faulty egt, and all is well Trouble codes: P200C, P246E, P247B, P200E.
2011 Ford F-150 FX2 5.0L door locks VIN: 1FTFW1CF1B
First of all, Thanks for the responses. Well I went out on a limb and ordered a new smart justion box from ford [inexpensive]. After I installed it we had several areas that had to be programmed but as of now the problem is fixed. We test dorve and allowed to ...
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