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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX15N1T
Engine had blown head gaskets and other problems. Installed rebuilt ATK engine. We replace all sensors except MAF and DPFE. Ever since engine was installed, we have a rough idle, a stumble off idle and a surge/misfire at steady speeds (45 - 55 MPH). When injec...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR10C1Y
Hello IATN, I have a part delivery truck that just happen to break down in front of my shop while dropping off some parts. The truck cranked fine but wouldn't start. I finally managed to get the vehicle running long enough to pull it in the shop. I scanned it ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Missfire Cylinder 3), P0304
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Speedometer/Odometer VIN: 1FMCU70E01
Speedometer/Odometer drop out randomly. Usually happens when turning but also occasionally when not turning. Only and always recovers after stop/start cycling of ignition switch.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU63K52
this is a car of a friend of mine , and the only code I get is PO172 ,PO175 , lately is been worse, stall and I check the fuel trims and both short and long fuel trims on both bank are negative , long are about -25 and short around -10 or less, so I put a smok... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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)
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No crank
Hello everyone ,I'm having trouble whit this truck .it already had came from another shop . Customer stated that they have put on the ficm module because it didn't start up,after they replace it started right up but after three weeks it started to giving this ...
2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2FAFP74V97
Hello all you trans techs. This crown had a leaking output seal on the trans. We replaced and the vehicle came back leaking a few days later. Customer was complaining of a little slippage. We topped off the fluid and he drove for two days until the yoke showed...
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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2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, red temp light VIN: 2FAFP74WX1
Thanks all especially Larry! 5v ref wire for tank pressure sensor rubbed thru on gas tank. Did wiggle test on harness with car running starting from front to back. Car stalled when wiggling in back by fuel tank. Clip supposed to keep harness off tank but wire... Trouble codes: U1262.
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L power loss VIN: 1FDWE35P94
this is one of those on the back burner.we will solve it but we must close this help request.i will add later after it is fixed.thanks to all Trouble codes: P0299, P1408, P2263.
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