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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F31
This truck will not start cold unless block heater plugged in or starting fluid is used.When cranking this truck just bellows white smoke everywhere but will not start.The injector fuel pressure is at 2700psi on scanner while cranking.Checked injector pump oil...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U01
This is a returnless system i am trying to confirm where the fuel pressure is regulated dealer says part number [...] is the fuel pressure regulator but it looks more like a plastic rollover valve and a vapor valve that is inserted into the top of the ta... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich bank 1), P0175 (Rich bank 2)
2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAHP60A74
Car was towed in,shut off while driving.Now car will start up n shut right back off.fuel pressure good,checked fuel pump relay,all fuses,checked cut off switch on left kick panal.All seem to be good. Trouble codes: P1235 (Fuel pump curcit)
2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L charging VIN: 1FAFP26156
Hello, I have a situation were the lights flicker, sluggish when accelerating at times and the battery voltage fluctuates. The battery voltage at idle will bounce between 12.5 and 14.0 volts. When you rais the rpms it will fluctuate and peak out at 16+ volts. ...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTSW21P46
6.0 Powerstroke runs fine maybe a little sluggish, after you come to a stop and idle for a few seconds there is a cloud of blue smoke from the exhaust at take off nothing noticable after initial puff of smoke. Will do this at every stop. I am thinking turbo se...
2008 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Turn Signal VIN: 1FMCU04108
This SUV has a right turn signal that comes on intermintent. Through the scanner it will read right request when this happens, The turn signal switch (combination switch) will do what its suppose to, Left request,(left turn) left side blinks, Right request,(ri...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1977 Ford Mustang II 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 7R02Z12395
Thanks everyone for the responses. I was able to get a diagram for the vacuum system from Mitchell. It was hidden in the vintage section and I just overlooked it. I appreciate the tips on hidden canisters and such. It turns out that my horrible idle was se...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Unknown VIN: 3FTSW31F82
I am calling this one fixed. From the replies this truck will have engine braking or it won't. This one has engine braking when driven in town. As far as the up shift the customer is now second guessing them self and now is wondering if maybe the fan clutch un...
2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.4L Power steering, brakes. VIN: 1FTSW2BR9A
Well, we did get it fixed. After the third p/s pump we have pressure and assist.seems the fiber that entered the pump destroyed the hydrobooster and steering geartook all three and 3 pumps before we got a good pump. Helped to know the need of 1500 psi! Thank y...
2007 Mercury Milan Premier 3.0L Occupant Classification System VIN: 3MEHM02177
I have this vehicle fixed now. What I failed to realize was that after testing and replacing all of the affected components, you have to reset the system and do a zero weight test in order for the system to recognize that the problem has been corrected. I ha...
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