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1998 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L overdrive
Customer's complaint was a flashing overdrive indicator and a intermittant overdrive shift condition which translated to a symptom of overdrive toggle shifting.I scanned the vehicle and got a P0503 so I removed the transfer case extension housing to inspect fo...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21L71
Hello Group, New customer brought this truck in, cranks OK, has spark and has fuel pressure but injector pulse disappears after a few revolutions. The pulse width on the scanner also mirrors this. No theft lights on, the power side of the injector harness show...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA51441
Thanks in advance to all who reply. Customer states van will shut off when driving just like someone turned key. I have not been able to duplicate and there are never any codes. It will do this whether cold or hot, short or long drive, and will always restart....
2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAHP55433
Hello,This vehicle came in for no A/c oringinally.Has been in once before for high idle.IAC replaced then.After a/c line was replaced notice high idle to point that heavey braking required.This is a fleet account vehicle and is driven by many different people....
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L hydraulic VIN: 1FTSX215X5
Vehicle was at another shop for the same problem .They did front Brakes [pads] and a brake fluid flush. Truck has poor brakes and low pedal.Creeps to floor only with engine running. Replaced front calipers [Seized pins] and Master cylinder.Serviced rear brakes...
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX14W98
Truck towed in-no start. Said it ran on starting fluid for his son. Checked for fuel-none. Inertia switch and fuses good. relay good. Power and ground at pump with key on. Put new motorcraft fuel module in today. Ran for maybe 5 seconds and died. I have power ...
2002 Lincoln Blackwood 5.4L Tonneau Cover Module VIN: 5LTEW05A52
Customer came in wanting to be able to use the Covered Bed. tested and found the Tonneau cover Module to be inop Scanned vehicle and came up with this code Code B1342 : ECU Defunct Have located the parts new just trying to find out if the module has to be p...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ride controll VIN: 5LMFU27R83
I always say I'm not going to work on these, BUT. Long story short came in the shop not working the car was flat on the groung. Diagnosed solid state relay and both front height sensors. Now the system works flawlesly exept i get a service suspension message w...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L engine temp VIN: 1LNHM87A94
don't know if i am looking for something that is not a problem. another shop replaced thermostat and housing and water pump, i found a cracked plastic coolant pipe under intake that connects to thermostat housing, replaced part and vac filled coolant system, c...
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 3.0L no ground to a/c relay from ecm
car came in w/dead battery ,no power to what appear to be new compressor and a/c relay jump to ground .soon find out w/scan test about the evaporator temperature sensor , take dash apart replace sensor after that we recover freon to make sure we recharge w/the...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Starting VIN: 1ZWFT61L8Y
This car still has a random stall issue. I was finally able to test that the fuel pump driver module is bad. The problem is, in this part of the country, there are no modules available. Does anyone have a source for these, or a proper "work-around" to replace ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAHP27115
The problem was the 2 o rings between the pump and the case. This is the supply pressure to the valve body. The PDA mes and pcc mes pressures were real eratic setting the codes. After splitting the case to replace the o rings, the pressures are now steady and ...
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU03148
Thanks for every ones help. Jay was correct on the reason for the ECT codes. Coolant was boiling coming out the head causing pockets of steam and confusing the sensor readings. After customer went ahead and dropped it off for further testing. We test drove it... Trouble codes: P0117 (ECT signal low), P0119 (ECT signal erratic).
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.8L Fade VIN: 1FTSW21Y79
Brake pedal would get spongy after hard stop. After this happens there is always air in system. Replace master cylinder, HCU, calipers and brake hoses. Found steel braided lines between master and HCU bad. They would suck air after a panic stop. Replace hose...
2011 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L Trailer wiring VIN: 1FMCU0D76B
Thanks to Len and Vincent for clearing up my confusion. The existing harness connection for trailer towing is dead, and there is no kit available from Ford to add the factory tow wiring. What is needed is a trailer module kit (Ford part # 7T4Z15-A-416B) (thank...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM82W4Y
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