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1991 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FDKF38M4M
Hello Techs, The symptoms are easy enough. The tachometer works intermittently. When it is not working, the Transmission will not shift. Then the tach comes to life and the trans shifts fine. We replaced the RPM sensor and did not help. Pulled on the wiring, ...
1999 Ford F-250 XL 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRF27L7X
starts g00d runs good in park when in drive still fine until a load is put on the enigine. when in drive at first rough until a heavy load is put on engine and it smooths out only in high rpm after load is let off with a steady constant pedal runs rough with d...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L emissions VIN: 1FAFP53U8Y
the owner failed emission test, when i scan it, it shows 1451 evap system vent control unit valve fault. So i did a evap leak test and it failed its showing that i have a vacuum leak or inoperative vapor management valve. So I check for vacuum leak and there's...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Temp guage VIN: 1FTYR10D22
The temp guage does not rise above cold mark, and actually sits below the cold line by almost 1/4". Located the sending unit at the back of the engine and jumped the 2-wire connector and the guage pegged. I would think this down-n-dirty sort of test would pret...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L driveablaty VIN: 1FTZR45E14
need help with this customer came in with truck had a harsh shift 1/2 and downshift 3/2 2/1 a shutter at 50 to 60 mph no codes but found. in mode #6 test 53 number 6 cylinder had misfires on it all others were fine. customer would here nothing else but a re...
2005 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU13595
Hey guys this car came to me after another shop replace all the parts that I have listed in order to fix an intermitten engine misfire.the truck will run fine on start up only untill you let it warm up itll start misfiring on cyl.#3&4 that show up in the cilyn... Trouble codes: P0012, P0303, P0304
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMYU03176
ok here is the problem we tore this motor down changed a lot of parts including full set of lifters and put it to gether noise sounds like wrist pin bearing or weird valve train noise machine shop can find no problems any ideas on noise plus here is the big th...
2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVHT82H66
Vehicle is very rich. no vacuum leaks all pids look within spec. fuel pressure is not dropping off. Trouble codes: P2198 (p2196-), P2196 (testing and results)
2011 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FABP7BV4B
Have this 2011 Crown Vic Police Interceptor with new pads and rotors front and rear direct from Ford that still sounds like metal on metal in front. No ABS codes. Seems like we ran into this before. Any ideas?
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Front Differential VIN: 4M2DU86W42
Vehicle original came in missing front propeller shaft with severe bearing failure in front differential. Installed reman front prop shaft and used front differential. Vehicle came back 30 days later, no fluid in front differential, vent hose blown off of diff...

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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14Y9P
I was unable to determine the exact cause of the failure but the ignition module fixed it. It was a new module so i had been skipping that in the diagnostic chart. Thanks to all who replied.
1995 Ford F-250 Eddie Bauer 7.3L Runs poor VIN: 1FTHX25F5S
Pulled valve covers back off and ran vehicle started unplugging injectors, found #6 injector made no difference, pulled injector found the lower oring torn, replaced orings reinstalled runs great now, Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P1298 (Idm fault).
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP53U65
Calibrated Throttle Body, So IAC Count Less Than 30% At Idle (Originally Close To 50%) In Neutral, TPS Voltage After Adjustment 1.01V,This Stopped Idle Surge. Motorcraft Idle Air Control Valve Reduced Run Away Cruise 90+%. Idle Still Hangs A Little High When T... Trouble codes: P0505 (Air Bypass Valve), P0300 (Missfire), P0316 (Missfire Cold).
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Evap VIN: 1FAFP53U26
Sorry this took so long, the prevuse tech just forgot 2 close this 1 out, very busy t the shop, so the solution 2 the car was we reflashed the car again and this time it took and the problem was solved. Lestion learded, hope this helps you fellow tech's out ...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBNE31L56
Several replies were correct, found a tiny spot on the wiring harness rubbed against the egr tube (shorting). You may have to untape the harness to find the burn. Thanks so much, hope this helps. Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Control Circuit).
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