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1997 Ford Probe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1ZVLT20A2V
Gentlemen I have this 1997 Ford Probe in the shop that was refered to us from a body shop we work with. The man that bought this had one years ago and found this and had to have it. It smokes on start up so bad it would fill any shop up in minutes. The histor...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V9Y
Recurring code 1309 for cam sync. Have reset the cam distributor with the proper tool four times, bringing #1 to top dead center on the compression stroke, making sure the piston is at the top with a screw driver, to no avail. Have also replaced the cam sensor... Trouble codes: 1309 (Cam sensor sync)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX31P75
Hey yall, i want to start by saying i am new to diesels. i have taken a few classes so i have the basics but when it comes to working on them i am very new. when i get the chance i take a lunge and try my best to fix anything. so bare with me. about a week ago...
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBNE31L59
Vehicle came in as a no start, & found to be flooded. Replaced plugs dried cylinders, changed oil. Found to be running +25 both banks @ idle. Replaced MAF sensor, fuel trims came down to +/-3 @ idle. Test drove to find it running extremely lean & knocking. F... Trouble codes: P0150 (Bank 2 Sensor 1 Circuit Fault), P2196 (O2 Excessive Rich Signal Bank 1 Sensor 1)
2011 Ford Fiesta SEL 1.6L start/stop switch VIN: 3FADP4CJ2B
Called in to program additional key fob. Original key fob was not activating start/stop unless it was held to antenna on the steering column. Added replacement fob, which also only worked when held to column. Tried to clear codes, lost ability to communicate w...

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2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNE24L31
Thanks for all the support; bought the FRT-10 kit from Snap-On as it was available now and it took more time to remove the right fuel rail and trans. dispstick tube for access to the plug well then it did for the insert repair. On and gone.
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on, Lean exhaust VIN: 1FTPX14536
thank you to all that replied there was some very good ideas of what could be a problem when all was said and done replacing the spark plugs seems to have took care of the problem customer has driven the truck for a week. never would have thought plugs would m... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2).
2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Charging VIN: 1F6NF53Y18
Thank you to ALL who replied! I traced the wiring back to the IPC and that checked good. I would like to quote Paul Harvey, "And here's the rest of the story" (which we were not aware). The RV belongs to a rental company who for a reason unknown took a cluster...
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5LMEU88H45
Found wiring insulation for all eight coil packs, where the harness goes into the coil pack cover on the valve cover, had gotten brittle and shattered, shorting all to each other. Repaired wiring, test drove, and it fell on its face. Had to tow it back to t...
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