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1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A7P
Hello thanks for reading I have 2.3 in a 1993 ford ranger 5sp with no a/c can not access with scanner for codes intake side coil has no signal when running at low or high rpm has power to center wire the other two wires have power but no pulse I know that it s...
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...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR44UX3
I hope some one can shed some light. this truck will servilely miss on accell anything above 3/4 throttle. with ids in power balance mode on first miss stops and displays cam crank sync error. we have replaced cam/crank sensors twice, with oe parts, I have run...
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Instrument cluster VIN: 1FMNU41L43
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 2003 Excursion in that I am not sure what to do with. The instrument cluster, radio and power windows are inoperative. I can jump pins 87 and 30 at the accessory delay relay the radio and the windows work. ...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L compressor VIN: 1FTWW31P95
Thanks for reading. Clutch will not engage, can make it engage by touching relay post to compressor with test lite on ground side of batt. From what I can see on wiring diagram this post gets its ground signal from PCM. Don't want to throw PCM at it. apparentl...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21588
My scan tool reads 38 PSI from fuel rail..Only code is cam sensor,bank 1..Trucks cranks over but backfires while cranking & does not start..I have another truck with the same code but it starts up...Will a bad sensor create backfire ... It is a 5.4 & I am thin...
2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5L trans leak pump seal VIN: 3FAHP0DC9A
After swap a stream of transmission fluid was coming from the from the front pump seal area. We were assured no difference between 2010 fusion 3.5 and 2008 Taurus 3.5 engine. removed engine and replace seal with new ford seal reinstalled engine. no leaks idlin...
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L alternator VIN: 1ZWFT6161X
Customer replaced battery,still going dead,I checked charging system only 3.5 volts,alternator is soaked with oil really bad,my question does anyone have an easy fix to replace this monster as customer is the usual low on funds type.So if I could get an easy w...
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on, code P1233 VIN: 2MEFM75W84
Gents and gals. Have this Grand Marq. with a code in it. P1233. Car has no sympt. other than a small shake that is very intermin. Never seen this code before. All I did was to check all the electrical connectors for this fuel system and found all to be clean a... Trouble codes: P1233 (fuel pump control module)

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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21P43
This truck is out the door, Kevin, Andy, Matthew and Michael all hit the nail on the head, Frame rail fuel pump. I did check the ICP and no oil on the pigtail. It appears the ICP code is due to the lack of fuel pressure from the pump as they work in tandem. I ... Trouble codes: P0232 (Hard code-- f/pump secondary circuit), P2285 (Hard code-- injector control pressure sensor).
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L turn and brake lights VIN: 1FAFP34N86
I recieved six replies on this problem. And for that I'm thankful. I just didn't get the magick bullet I was hoping for. I spent hour and hours working on this car. I Tested from every angle I could think of. Every test led me right back to the GEM being bad. ...
2008 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Light on all the time VIN: 1FTRX12W18
Thanks for the information. I am closing this for now as I do not know when I will be getting the truck back from the company. I will look into all the places that everyone said to look at closely. I will also post and update to this when I get it back and hav...
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Steering VIN: 1FTFW1EV5A
Inspected the intermediate steering shaft u joints and found that the upper joint was tight, it was hard to move by hand. Replaced it and had customer drive is for several days, he has had no problems. It has been a few weeks not with not problems. This has fi...
1968 Lincoln Continental 7.5L Power Steering VIN: 8Y82A84030
Thanks for your patience men. Due to scarcity of parts for this old rig, we had to wait for owner to source one, and it was not a top priority last month. Fix was indeed a replacement pump. She found a very choice, reman unit from Lincoln Parts Internationa...
2010 Lincoln MKS 3.7L pedal VIN: 1LNHL9DR2A
cust. said he has a warranty on car taking back to dealer. Thanks for your help.
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM74W7T
Thanks for all the help. Used engine computer from bone yard and it starts and runs and has communication. The old ECM was cutting out and quiting and restarting after sitting like a crank sensor for a long time and finally died.
2005 Mercury Montego 3.0L harsh downshift 35-25 mph VIN: 1MEFM40185
yes tsb#8-24-1 fixes harsh down shift at 25-35 mph and harsh downshift during kickdown to pass conditions hot. i forgot to mention in my original post this only happens hot trans. thank you's go out to alex, and patric for repling and saying it takes care of t...
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