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1988 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FDKF37G1J
What am I missing. Runs so good in shop with wrong PCM and wont start with correct one, I'm lost.
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Front Air Shocks VIN: 1FMRU18W0W
Customers complaint is LF shock will not pump up. Lf measures 35 1/4". Rf measures 36 3/4". Using scanner the suspension can be commanded to vent and fill. Unable to fill air bags individually. When filling both sides stay at height they were left at. Used soa...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Noise VIN: 1FTSX31F8Y
The customer complaint is on a long uphill he hears either exhaust or air "fluttering". Thought it might be wastegate related. No codes except for EBP out of range code P0476-exhaust pressure control valve range/performance. Cleaned EBP passage and sensor and ... Trouble codes: P0476 (Exhaust Pressur control valve out of range.)
2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L front differential VIN: 1FMDU84W53
vehicle came a few weeks ago with oil all ovr the front end, differential was very hot then, customer took it and brought it back in with blown differential, replaced with used one, still gets very HOT! so hot you can feel the heat and can't touch it. this is ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21595
this truck has constant lean codes both banks ticking from drivers side valve cover at idle cam timing adv error 1 is 0.00 cam timing advance error 2 is 1.25 - 4.01 at 2000 rpms its cam 1 0.00 cam 2 is 1.25- 14.56 and under load pinging severe. fuel pressure i...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V86
This fine truck came in with a noise, worse on the right than the left. Closer inspection found both phasers faulty and the right chain loose. I replace the phasers and solenoids with actual ford parts and a timing kits made by cloyce. After the engine was all... Trouble codes: P0345 (Cam shaft position sensor A circuit bank 2), P0349 (Cam shaft position sensor A circuit intermittent bank 2)
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V76
Hello all its been a bit since working on a ford after moving to a GM dealer. We have a used f150 with a 5.4 that is setting a p0420 cat eff bank 1. before it came here it went to the local ford dealer and they diagnosed the cat as being bad. Well he brought i... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat eff bank 1)
2010 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTEW1C82A
One for you FOMOCO dealer guys. Shop replaced instrument cluster because a/c clutch would not engage and I have seen this before on these vehicles. They tried programming the PATS system with their aftermarket scanner but were unable to get it to program. They...
1979 Lincoln Continental 6.6L ignition VIN: 9Y82S67736
intermit vehicle will start to misfire and run rough. have replace all ignition components with new, used all ford/motorcraft. cannot get a handle on this animal. suspect problem with valves, has anyone run into this. only happens under load, cannot duplicate ...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L harsh shifts VIN: 1LNHM86SX4
Car comes in with harsh shifts and CEL on. Ran test on codes and replaced EGR module. All codes cleared and all values are good. Test drive and trans shifts hard into 1-2 & 2-3. Pressures from PCC are always high when activated 119 psi but PCA & PCB typically ...
2008 Mercury Milan Premier 2.3L Surge VIN: 3MEHM08Z48
This vehicle has a surge at about 35mph. I can duplicate it in the shop in gear at about [...]. I tried disconnecting the MAF sensor with no change. Fuel trims seem normal at 5%. Had a history code P2006 intake runner stuck closed, but code doesn't reset. A...

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2003 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Batteries VIN: 1FMSU43F53
First off, many, many thank you's to all who replied. This ended up needing an alternator. For some reason that I am not sure of, this alternator was intermittent in its draw on the batteries. (I freely admit that I am not the sharpest tool in the shed.) I ful...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36578
Thanks to all for responding. Well the trucks is fixed. I'll make this a brief as possible what all I went thru to complete the repair. The missfire data and cylnder contribution wouldnt work on my IDS due to the p0340 and p0344 codes. All values showed 0 with... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cmp sensor circuit), P0344 (Cmp cam pos.).
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