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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Starting VIN: 1F4876189V
This is a 97 bounder rv with a 460 Ford engine . Vin is not correct. Need the location of the ignition module. It is not on the distributor. Any help from you rv guys whould be helpful
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Hydro Boost VIN: 1FALP46V8V
Vehicle came in for a tune-up and valve covers to be replaced. My tech took off the hydro boost lines and now it the brakes are weird. Before we replaced the hydro boost and master cyclinder we bleed it according to specs. now we have replaced the hydro boost ...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP6633W
hello Guys, this contour will not idle, just starts up good and dies,will run badly if you press the gas pedal, makes a sucking noise from the intake as a vaccuum leak, but I cant find one. Replace MAF twice, checked timing, checked for wobble in the flywheel,...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Battery Light VIN: 1FTNX21F91
Customer states that the battery light will com on at idle and rpm's will surge. He also states that the headlights will go bright and dim. Cusomer has replaced his own alternator twice, no change. Every time we see the vehicle we can not duplicate the symptom...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Battery VIN: 1FAFP53U01
Greetings fellow techs, Got a 2001 Ford Taurus that's eating our lunch. Car was brought in with the problem of the battery going dead over a period of time. Hooked up my Fuse Buddy tester to the negative battery cable and here's what happens-right off the bat ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRX18L92
While driving the motor cuts out all cylinders so fast thet the tach doesnt change. Get code p0340 cam sensor circuit fault.cant seem so see any fault while watching the scanner the cut out is for a split second a couple times in a row randomly while driving. ...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L engine assy VIN: 1FAFP53U13
Hello everyone, This is kind of a help request but a warning. We had a typical cam sync assy. failure the common chirping sound from warn out bushings. So we ordered up a Dorman sync. prelubed gear and shaft and away she went. 100 miles later the shaft seized ...
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L TR switch. VIN: 1FMCU03186
Ran diagnostic tests and everything checked out ok.Still having the same problem of the cruise working intermittantly.
2008 Ford F-150 XTR 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTPW14V88
Now after 20-30 min drive cycle there is a rhythmic rattle coming from the front/ bottom of the motor. Noise is not coming from the cam cover area. Noise does not appear to come from idler / tensioner pullies (with stethoscope). It does not make the noise if y...

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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Alternator VIN: 1FMYU04151
Thanks to everyone that replied, every reply was helpful. Some great refresher lessons on testing for resistance, and amperage. Also a good wake up call on not making things to complicated. A new Battery fixed the problem.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31974
This one is fixed. I talked to a few Ford diesel techs in the area, as I was trying to figure out where that green o-ring material could have come from. One of them suggested that the IPR might have been replaced previously for a lost screen/o-ring and the old...
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU16516
Thanks for all of the help, it's fixed. A new Catalytic Convertor was the solution. We were able to test drive for quite awhile and it stored a P0420 DTC Catalyst System Below Threshhold (Bank One) along with the P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire. The Ford Dealership c... Trouble codes: P0303 (Engine misfire cylinder 03), P0316 (Engine misfire on startup).
2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMFU17546
Well, guys, I know that you all have been waiting to hear the root of this problem for a few days. I'm sorry that it has taken us so long to come to a conclusion, but quite frankly, we had to make some money and therefore had to let this sit for a couple of da... Trouble codes: P0174 (Fuel System Too Lean Bank 2), P0300 (Mulitple Cylinder Misfires Detected), P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected), P0308 (Cylinder 8 Misfire Detected).
2009 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L passenger compartment VIN: 1FTRW148X9
Like others have seen when the exhaust of this vehicle gets covered with road/salt etc it will cause a bad odor. their seems to be no good way of preventing this from happening. It seems the only solution is to wash the exhaust when it happens to remove buil...
2011 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L moon roof VIN: 1FMHK7D85B
the reply from Garygot it done. I will add a note that when it says in the instructions close the screen , just roll it forward as far as it will go,Thats why you are programming it in the first place. thanks Gary
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