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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Coolant temp. VIN: 1FTPX18L9Y
This truck came in to the shop last week with a P0125 DTC stored. I verified the temp. was reading around 160-170 at the t-stat outlet. This corresponds with scan data. I first thought the t-stat was broken or stuck open. Replaced with 195 degree t-stat. Same ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF0732Y
Any Ford techs with enough seat time on these VIN 3 5.4's to help with this pesky truck? KOEO & KOER service bay tests revealed inability to control idle speed. test revealed defective IABV. replaced IABV and idle speed increased to 13 -1400 rpm. disconnectin... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRF14524
TRUCK first came to shop with customer complaint of SES light on, engine runs rough, upon scan diagnosis only, engine was currently running rough, misfiring on #4, and #7 cylinders, also engine running lean on both banks, I suggested spark plug replacement sin...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on, Lean exhaust VIN: 1FTPX14536
Customer stated that light would come on during longer trips finaly brought in in for us to check. Maf sensor had recently been replaced ,checked freeze frame data and found long term fuel trim at 25% and 29.7% short term was 13.3 and 11.7 no vacuum leaks were... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2)
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36YX7
Now this truck came back to us with a misfire and again the tip of the plug boot or coil boot, whatever you want to call it, is slightly wet with some kind of liquid. The last time it happened I thought maybe it is liquid out of the coil. I know for years coil... Trouble codes: P0355 (Ignition coil circuit)
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.2L freon VIN: 1FT7W2B6XB
Just looking for some prelim info on this 2011 F250. Confirmed leak from evap case oil present at drain tube and sniffer goes off. Only problem is the dealer says they never replace evap cores on these. Is there a chance I am missing something? The expansion v...
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5LMEU88H45
Just installed a reman engine. Vehicle's idle quality is poor and it backfires out the exhaust. Heavy fuel smell out the exhaust, running rich. Codes for a lean condition 171, and 0356, 0357, 0358, coil pack circuit problems on cylinders 6, 7, & 8. Have checke...

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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hard Start VIN: 1FDEE14H9T
Well, I finally got around to working on this old van! Customer was not in a hurry, so it sat for a few weeks. I had a fuel pressure gauge on the van the whole time it sat, and I still had about 30 psi. As many replied, replacing the IAC and cleaning the thr...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L timing VIN: 1FTYR10D81
Well finally this contraption is finished .The crank pulley has one hole that fits a 1/4 inch drill bit exactly that lines up with a timing cover hole at 6 o'clock ,after you have everything lined up inside ( cams and crank ) the pulley is installed lining up ...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA574X2
First of all I want to thank all that took thier time to help me out. Most of you realized, as I did, that I was making a mistake in diagnosing the problem and thought that it must be an electrical problem and not fuel or mechanical. Many of you suggested the ... Trouble codes: P0302 (2 missfire), P0316 (Missfire detected at start up).
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF57P24
Thanks to all the techs who took their time giving me a hand on this one. Allan thanks for the wiring diag. and telling me where to begin, anyways I have fixed this truck after putting a new FICM on it to bring back the primary voltage to 48v required to fire ... Trouble codes: P0670, P0232.
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L RPM Gauge VIN: 1FAFP56U36
Thanks for your help. Finally got car to act up when customer came to pick it up. Turns Out that the theft system problem. She is not really good at explaining to me what it was doing. The huming noise is coming frominside the dash. The RPM gauge, intermit...
2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2FAFP74V97
I would like to thank everyone of the 16 that replied. We did install a used trans with 92k miles on it. New filter, gasket, seals. Runs great. I was looking at the worn yoke that we replaced and it is scored pretty badly where the seal rode. I noticed al...
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