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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF14N0K
FARM truck, Will not idle and if it does i have to have foot on pedal which it's impossible to test, i'm all alone, i turned distributor a quarter turn and got it to idle for about 5 minutes Cats where RED hot from the misfire, i did drill a half inch hole to ...
1996 Ford F-350 Eddie Bauer 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJX35F4T
hello everyone thanks for any help in advance, not too familiar with diesels but here goes. I am getting a code p0344 but I have a good rpm signal. I started off only getting about 5 psi fuel pressure, I replaced transfer pump in valley and fuel filter housing... Trouble codes: P0344
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.5L anti-theft, key programming VIN: 1FAFP66L2X
I have a dilemma here gentlemen. I have this lovely Contour here that came in because the customer was having a lot of problems with the lock cylinder/key. It was old and getting worn out, and they had to pound the key in there with their hand almost every tim...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Accessory delay relay VIN: 1FTNX21L93
This truck has a battery drain. Whats happening is the radio is coming on intermittently when the key is off. The accessory delay is being energized which in turn is powering up the radio (and power windows). The reason the accessory delay relay is being power...
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA52294
Fuel Rail Pressure Temperature (FRPT) sensor or PCM? No driveability symptoms other than MIL on. Diagnostic troubleshooting tree for P0193 has left me somewhat unsure. The FRPT sensor vacuum line doesn't have any fuel in it, and there are no other leaks either... Trouble codes: P0193 (Fuel Rail Pressure A Circuit High Input)
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L compressor clutch VIN: 1FTRW12W14
One for you FOMOCO guys. Got this '04 F-150 4.6 that the a/c clutch will not engage. The PCM is not seeing the a/c request. On this vehicle the manual a/c control head grounds a 12v reference signal to the IPC and the IPC relays the request via bus line to the...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21Y47
Customer came in with a P0300, but never had any misfire symptom. We replaced all 10 plugs and coils (carquest) coils and after driving it for a day the P0300 comes back. Weve never seen a misfire, just fighting a light. We have heard a bad cam sensor can caus... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire)
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L engine VIN: 1LNHM87A9Y
I got a 2000 lincoln LS thats making a loud tapping noise from under the intake.( Thanks in advance for the help)Customer called me from a gas station with a loud noise. When I got there it sounded like a timing chain guide went bad. Had vehicle towed, scanned...

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1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L rack & pinion VIN: 1FMCU24X1T
Thanks for all the input. Super appriciated. At first glance I wasn't sure if the inner tierods came out. This was my first rack n pinion. Had to cut the boots on the old one and remove all the lines but it came out. Thanks again to all that replied..
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Seat Belt - LF VIN: 3FASP11J3T
We installed a good used assembly we acquired through E-bay. Thanks for the many responses. As they noted, good sources for used parts are often: LKQ; Green Motor Sales (obsolete Ford Parts) [...];; and ebay.
2008 Ford Focus S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP34N38
Thank you all for the helpful replies!! Looks like i overlooked the simple.. I traced the problem back to a corroded ground wire on the drivers strut tower. Seems that this is a shared ground with the ecm and a few other items which would cause the issue I ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean).
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