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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U12
Customer brought the vehicle in complaining of a misfire in reverse and CEL was on.This truck had a tuneup about 6 months ago at another shop and plugs and wires are motorcraft. test drove and the misfire is there all the time.Pulled codes and found P301 and P... Trouble codes: P0301, P0316, P0172, P0175, P0300
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14584
This vehicle died going down the road. I discovered the bank 2 cam phaser had come apart due to sludged up engine and loss of oil to the left head. The cylinder head has been replaced and it has a new camshaft, cam phaser, timing chain guides, tensioners, a ne... Trouble codes: P0022 (Int cam position timing over retarded - bank 2)
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU73K94
Hello Ford techs. This is a hard to duplicate. Customer complained about a no start condition. Vehicle will crank, but not start. Spark is present when this accurs. Sprayed brake clean into vacuum line to verify fuel was not the issue and vehicle still did not...
2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L Hydraulic Clutch VIN: 1ZVFT80N47
Hello everybody and thanks for taking the time to read this! I'm changing the clutch in an 07 Mustang 4.0 and need some advice on how to get the hydraulic clutch line apart. I have a KD B3418 tool that's worked on a bunch of Ford clutch lines but is dimensiona...

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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX15N1T
Thanks to everyone that sent in their ideas. Unfortunately the customer has chronic health problems and he has been in the hospital since he took the truck so I can't even see the truck until he gets out. One note, the firing order is correct. After installing...
1997 Ford F-150 5.4L Surge VIN: 1FTEF18LXV
Thanks to all the replies,helped me find the problem much faster main problems,the EGR sensor or dpfe was bad,replaced that,helped but still surged,checked for vacuum leaks with my vacuum leak finder,don't have a smoke machine,bad leak behind engine verified ... Trouble codes: P0401, P0155.
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14C9Y
Thanks to all who replied. It had been suggested I check the square wave form for the ignition, and the IAC. There were irregular patterns and breaks in the square wave just before it would stall. At this point I assumed the PCM was the culprit. However The cu... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 missfire detected).
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Throttle inop VIN: 1FTRF12W54
This truck is fixed! You guys were right. Flashed the PCM and replaced the throttle body and it runs like a champ. (By the way, I tried flashing the PCM first, and it didn't solve it. I had to replace the throttle body too.) 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
David made it simple, and true. I posted an update because after my first post I did just what he suggested. Disconnected MAF, and it got all better. I was sure the welder had fried something. I replaced the MAF Monday again, and drove it quite a few times. Al...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Shift Interlock VIN: 1FMYU93195
Thanks William [...] for the diagrams. The only ones i could find on shop key were for a column shift vehicle, maybe didnt look hard enough. Anyways, lucky for me it was my uncles SUV so I decided to pull the SJB and with the diagrams was able to trace where...
2006 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Hesitation VIN: 1LNFM87A16
Thanks for all the help, replaced all coils and plugs and vehicle is now fixed! Seems the coils generate RF frequencies when they start to go bad and that can cause all sorts of weird electrical issues. Trouble codes: U1041 (Vehicle speed signal missing), U1262 (Scp data link fault).
2010 Mercury Mariner Premier 2.5L Exhaust Valve VIN: 4M2CN8H73A
thanks for all your replies, we pulled the head and returned it to the machine shop. He checked clearances, and found that he had mixed up the pucks on the valves.
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