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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L starter VIN: 1FTDF15N7J
these parts look pretty new,mayb 6 months old,starter stays hung in crank position,pulled key back some and still does it,turn key off and keeps goin till i disconnect battery.pulled starter and looked at contacts and were touching,no gap if any very little.R&...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6538W
Seems to be a recurring problem now - some condition still is triggering the fault code. Here is the Ford description. 'The Variable Camshaft Timing (VTC) solenoid effects the inlet camshaft timing only. The actuator is a helical spline type, which is engine ... Trouble codes: P1381 (Variable Cam Timing Over Advance Bank 1)
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 4x4 VIN: 1FTPX14595
Thanks to everone that can help. The customer has no 4 wheel drive operatation. There was a code c1979 iwe code. Ran the tests for that code with all data. Have found that the pcm is allways grounding the iwe solenoid. So it stays in 2 wheel drive. I have a m...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L head lamps VIN: 2FAFP71W95
hey guys I'm throwing this out a little prematurely in hopes someone has seen this and can save me some time. Police car with headlamps that stay on at all times. Scan tool data showed no codes in LCM and headlamp switch toggled between on and off as it should...
2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FDAF56R28
Good day, This truck is one of our shop Flatbed car carriers. I will say we do not specialize in diesels, but I wanted to give it a go before we sent it out. We are working with the latest software in snap on solus. The drivers of the truck have been compla...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Heat VIN: 1LNHM86S0Y
Dual zone blows cold from both zones regardless of control temp setting. Controls set to 85 & blows cold. Code B2428 (Passenger Heater Core Discharge Temp Sensor Open Circuit)returns right away after clearing. Engine coolant gauge reads 1/2 way between cold & ...
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Abs VIN: 5LMEU68H55
Hello All!! This Lincoln Aviator came in with complaints of a GRINDING..{which is ABS pump motor running} noise when turning left and traction control light flashing...also limited throttle when all this is happening ONLY in a tight LEFT hand turn like in a pa...

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2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDRE14W62
Well, I decided to wing it and try all plugs and coils, and it's fixed! I seriously think having 3 or 4 different brands of coils on it was playing havoc with the computer. Also, the other van I took in with the same problem, is also fixed by replacing all coi...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Head gasket VIN: 3FTNF21L13
Most of you confirmed that this truck has a head gasket problem. Also, it was suggested more often than not, to remove the body to do the job. The customer hasn't got back to me and he doesn't know yet what he is going to do. Thanks to all who replied ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW21P24
Thanks to all who took the time to respond. It did have a early and late build split. I believe that is where the hours it called for came from was early builds that are harder to access. Ours was a late build. The job was not all that bad. We did replace the ...
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FBNE31L19
The van has been running fine & the pcm seems to be fine also. I found out the upper o2 sensors on this flex/fuel van give a different signal then the normal o2 voltage. It is a % & is being used as an air fuel ratio sensor. I guess that's how the pcm figures ...
2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU9D75A
Finally got the car back today. Instead of IDS or Autel in Ford mode I used OBD2 generic and the code cleared without a problem. For the P0457 and P0455 found that the purge valve did not always open. Replaced the purge valve. Trouble codes: P0457 (Evap small leak check fuel cap).
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