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1995 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDA14U6S
Cust complained of intermittent no start after a drive to store and no start when leaving. Let it sit for a while and it would start. Never dies while driving. We found the dist cap wasn't fastened properly and was worn out along with rotor. Replaced those but... Trouble codes: P0122
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L timing chain VIN: 1FMYU24E0W
Just a quick question on the damage that has occurred-- Without removing the front cover or damaged valve cover yet, has anyone experienced this damage?? A quick look (very quick) appears to indicate that the chain has been loose enough to damage the valve cov...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor power VIN: 1FDWW36F9Y
This truck is right on the edge of ok. It is old enough to suspect injectors but I am confused by a few numbers and what is out there on IATN. My MAP sensor reads 14 koeo and at full throttle it will hit 17, 18. the EBP reads 17.9 koeo and it goes to 18.9 at i...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU17W73
Vehicle towed in for no start, no crank. Found no communication with PCM but can communicate with other modules. PCM not energizing starter relay. Thinking PCM problem so I tested power and grounds to PCM - OK. Tested for 5 volt reference to see if that is sho...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW14V56
This truck loses power on acceleration like the cats are plugged. Only 2 psi back pressure before Cats, Dropped exhaust down at manifolds, no change when driving. scanner shows FRP to match desired FRP when driving most of the time sometimes desired pressure i...
2007 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L No power on takeoff VIN: 1FMYU02Z37
hello,I have this escape that has no power on takeoff,but runs ok when you get up to speed or over 2500 rpm.It has more power if i turn a/c off and takes off better but i am not sold on its a low power problem.I am leaning toward torque converter and wonderin...
2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 3FAHP0CG3A
Intermittant loss of manual shift control and will start out in 5th gear. Vehicle will sometimes reset itself,sometimes it requires key off for it to reset
2005 Mercury Monterey (Van) 4.2L Pats System VIN: 2MRDA22215
We disconnected the neg. battery connection while replacing water pump and raised the front side of engine on radiator side to remove water pump. After completion vehicle won't start. The Pats Light Flashes and there is no crank when attempting to start. Can't...
2008 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2EU48E28
I have this Mountaineer that is setting a P1450 code. Originally It came in for a P0455 gross leak code, replaced the canister vent and vapor management valve. Came back 2 weeks later with the P1450, no other codes. I have checked all lines for restrictions su... Trouble codes: P1450 (unable to bleed up fuel tank vacuum)

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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMDU34X2V
after further investigation and the help of our great techs abroad we have found that a rear oxygen sensor had been installed in the upstream location and the pig tail had even been modified so it would fit. Unbelievable the work that some people do in this in...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Noise VIN: 1FTSX31F8Y
Big thanks to all who took time to reply. Special thanks to Lee for his idea about making up pvc tubes and a regulator to test intercooler and to Glen for his idea to use smoke on EBP tube,to test for exhaust leaks. Unfortunately no leaks were found in any tub... Trouble codes: P0476 (Exhaust Pressur control valve out of range.).
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Suspension VIN: 1FMCU49H98
Thanks for all the replies!!! The final fix was a passenger axle assembly both inner and outer. I went with dealer axles to eliminate any other problems. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!!
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