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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Ignition System VIN: 1FTWW33F2X
No Technical Service Bulletins at this time, though this is a common problem among consumers. Glow Plug Solenoid replaced. What are your thoughts about the Intake Air Heater going out? I have mixed reviews from peers with shops in town. Thank you for your help...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FAFP53203
Hi guys. I have this 03 taurus that came in with a no heat complaint. . We tried flushing heater core twice. we couldnt get heater core unstopped so we replaced heater core with oe unit. we now have heat only if i rev to 2000 rpm. going down the road heat is s...

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1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14C2W
I have to be honest.Originaly I did inspect the plugs on intake side by pulling out #1.Them months later after testing everything,I pulled it out again and found the cracked and broken ceraminc insulation on all 4 ,intake side.I will close this as the mil is ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303.
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Programming VIN: 1FMZU73K23
Thank you to all the replied. The factory scan tool worked for this vehicle. The Bosch unit has some holes in it and although I have programmed and or initialized many ECU's from Ford it would not work on this vehicle. I am currently investigating the reach of...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU02Z85
Hi guys thanks for all the help. It finally let go again, it was the relay that activates the ignition coils and injectors. Trouble codes: P0351 (Ign coil A primary/secondary circuit malf.), P0352 (Ign coil B primary/secondary circ. malf), P0353 (Ign coil C Pri/sec circ. malf), P0354 (Ign coil D pri/sec circ.malf).
2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Reverse VIN: 1FAHP35N19
Well, I got a couple of responses that said to disconnect the electronics from the transmission which de-activates the solenoids . We did, and still had no reverse. SO we installed ANOTHER used unit and WA LA , FIXED. Thanks all
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L harsh shifts VIN: 1LNHM86SX4
It seems to be the real fix is factory trans replacement. With no codes I don't think electronics or pressure regs will fix this. Case problems and \or valve body problems seem to be the most likely culprit. Thanks to all that replied but customer is going to ...
1998 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, misses VIN: 4M2ZV1110W
We replaced fuel injectors and pcm. Thanks for the info.
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