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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on, Hard start cold VIN: 1FTHX26F4V
Hope there is someone out there familiar with this system! this is a california emission 7.3 i replaced the glow plug relay with correct motorcraft part. It had a starter solenoid in its place, the pcm is turning on the relay as needed, wiring all looks factor... Trouble codes: P1931 (4 glow plugs open right bank), P1393 (4 glow plugs open left bank)
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Milky substance VIN: 1FTRX18W5X
this truck has a milky cream colored oil on the dipstick and the inside of the oil cap. Can't seem to find where the water is coming from. runs great with no misfire codes and doesn't overheat. There must be something here that I'm misssing. All help will be a...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNE24L31
This Econoline arrived with no.3 COP & plug blown out. I need a recommendation to as to what repair tool kit if any, will successfully repair this 5.4 head with the tapered seat sparkplugs. Thanks in advance.
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L dead hole VIN: 1FMPU165X5
I have a customer that has a 05 5.4 with two burnt pistions, my ? is will a 2009 and newer 5.4 3 valve motor work to replace his engine, I know there has been updates and it is a better engine. Thanks Jason
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWW31P55
truck died on hwy like key was turned off no cranks no restart , no codes in truck , fuel psi at heads is 56 psi , icp cranking is 1430 psi , ipr % 38 cranking , ficm voltages all 12.5 input 48v output , ficm replaced for trial no change , pcm tried in known r...
2008 Ford E-150 4.6L Application Of Brakes VIN: 1FTNE14W98
After clearing code customer drove vehicle around building abs light came back on with the same c1234 code. Went for road test checking the speed of the wheels when backing up at 1 mph the sensor showed 81 mph when i drove around the building at 4 mph the sens...
1988 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1LNBM81F1J
when test driven, starts to cut out above 65 mph, almost like its regulated not to exceed 65 mph. hard random surge/missfire and when you floor the gas pedal, its quits surge , but no accelleration or decelleration, back off the starts surge/missfires again.
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L acceleration VIN: 1LNHM86S73
doesn' accelerate at all

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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP1131W
Thanks every one for help,it ended up being the constant control relay module (under air box)would only act up when parked outside in cold weather,brought module in to warm up for 30 minutes,put back in car would start every time
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Pcm ? VIN: 1FTNX21LXY
Hey Thanks to who responded. I think I was not clear in my post, I received some answers they where off. That's what I did: First I double checked my work ok, then I removed the pcm to find a chip installed!!!I removed the chip opened the pcm checked for any ...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 6.8L engine VIN: 1FDXE45S13
Thanks for the replies.Unmetered air at the throttle plate was the cause.The air inlet was folded under on the throttle body behind the alternator.Installed properly and engine runs fine now.Thank you for the input guys.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTPX14574
Sorry for not posting sooner. I checked the plugs and no problem found. I could not see a problem with the maf. data while driving, it seemed to change in reponse to demand like it should. I never did smell the fuel smell. Found no problem with the evap. sys. ...
2004 Ford F650 6.0L power to ECM VIN: 3FRNF65J94
Well rick got the closest to solving this but most of you said to check the battery cables and fuses so I did. All of the fuses are good and the holders look real good as well. The cables all looked great with little to no corrosion but I noticed on the ground...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K54
Against my better judgement I r&r'd the intake and found nothing amiss; no weak/crushed/ or distorted "o" rings, no loose bolts, nix, nada, nothing however, all the upper plenum runners had the usual light coating of EGR/exhaust "fluff" except no.6 which was o... Trouble codes: P0506 (Solus defined Lower then normal idle observed.).
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Monitors not setting VIN: 1ZVFT82H25
Confirmed that the reading for the iat is false. This is the reading the computer is using to stop the monitors from running. With the confirmation that it is a bad computer it will need to be replaced. Customer is waiting to afford the work done Thank you al...
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