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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBHE31F1V
All you great diesel gurus out there. Somebody HELP ME PLEASE!!! This Ford van came to me with codes P1391, P1393, P1395, P1396. Glow plug relay COOKED, shunt badly discolored. Blatantly obvious it needed a glow plug relay and shunt. Replaced them and sent the... Trouble codes: P1395 (Glow Plug Monitor Fault)
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.8L Turn signals, Flasher, Blower motor VIN: 3FTHF25HXV
The turn signals, flashers, and blower motor quit working on this truck at the exact same time. Fuses are good. Alldata shows a common ground at G201 behind bottom of LH cowl panel. My questions are 1) is the cowl panel another way of saying kick panel? If not...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L blower VIN: 1FTRX18L0X
hello got a funny one here truck has been having issues killing battery fond blower stuck on when key is off my mitchell does not show if the hot feed to blower is from ignition switch or if it is pcm controled to operate blower i will make a note that i am se...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Ign lock cyl. VIN: 1FAFP36331
Seeking some advice on changing the lock cyl. on this Focus. Got myself into some doodoo again. I follows instructions and drilled a 3/8 hole through the cylinder, dug out the lock ring as stated (does it go all the way around?). Then it says to use a screwdri...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L drivetrain VIN: 1FMDU85W33
Front diff was burned up,no fluid and was getting hot also binding on turns and making a lot of noise. We replaced front diff,still binds on turns and if you drive it very far it gets REALLY HOT. Still binding on turns so we checked t-case had metal in it and ...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K75
2005 Explorer 4.0 came to us after being at another shop. Came in with rough idle and misfires. The other shop replaced plugs wires and egr valve and intake gaskets. We checked plugs and found they used autolites so we replaced with motorcraft no change. We re... Trouble codes: P0316, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304
2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMEU74E87
Hi need some help from the ford techs. This explorer came in with a large transmission fluid leak. The transmission was leaking from all over, pan gasket, front seal, rear seal and the transfercase tailshaft seal. We removed the transmission and replaced all t...
2008 Ford Expedition EL Limited 5.4L Drivers Window VIN: 1FMFK19518
This Expedition had both front windows binding due to the regulators. We replaced both with aftermarket regulators. This has the auto feature on the left front only, and it will not initialize. We followed the initialization procedure in Alldata multiple times...

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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTNX21F1Y
Thanks to all that responded. I was pulling my hair out trying to fix it. The ebp sensor seemed to have fixed the concern. I would never have thought that a shorted out ebp sensor would cause this concern but i guess it did. I have seen ebp sensor codes all th...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Transfer case VIN: 1FMZU73E02
Going to mark this one as fixed, even though the customer declined the repair. The alternator DID fix the flashing headlamp issue, as well as a few other things the customer had forgotten were acting up! I replaced the 4x4 control module as advised by Ford,...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14516
After many hours of pulling hair I'm pretty sure I found the problem. I decided to go back to basics like mike from Kentucky was saying if I could remove fuel pump relay and test individual pins. Unfortunately the fuel pump relay is a PCB relay (printed...
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34NX6
Than k you for the replies. We pulled the intake and could not find any failures nor was the pcv system hoses failed. We cleaned and reinstalled the intake and continued testing, but it took a lot longer to see the codes this time. We backstepped a little and ... Trouble codes: P2008 (IMRC Fault), P2006 (Imrc), P2004 (Imrc).
2007 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR11U57
Sorry for the late response but client had left bank convertor replaced. I re-checked engine vacuum and it improved from 16" at idle to 18" and 18" to 20" at cruise with an approx 10% power improvement. still have some int cylinder contribution numbers of -14... Trouble codes: P0305, P0316.
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Heater hose VIN: 1FDSW35R68
Very nice truck , but used as a ranch/off road(mostly) vehicle. We bypassed the heater core, and the customer was happy with that type of repair. Not a lot of heater demand coming up in Texas.
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRF12258
Ended up just being a bad coil. Previous shop has said that they had tried a coil before installing the ecm. Not sure if they didnt clear the code or if it just had both fail. I ended up swapping the wires from the a&b driver and swapped corresponding plug wir... Trouble codes: P0352.
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Pings VIN: 1MELM55U0V
Well the customer said she hasn't had a problem since she picked it up. I guess the next time I run into this I will try a hard reset on the ecu. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0340.
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