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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...
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Timing VIN: 1FMYU02156
We took the admisión crankshafts out to check the valve controlers. Now we cant find the right timing. This is a 4 cranckshafts engine and Michell on demand just says what to do when assembling and disasembling but not what to do when you miss everything. Plea...
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Tpms fault VIN: 1FMEU51877
Car brought in from a used car lot with codes below plus this GEM specific code: U0155-lost comm with IC module; original complaint: dash lights on, ie, MIL, TPMS, BRAKE, etc. followed diagnostic flow chart for U0155, led me to bad GEM. Replaced GEM, tried ... Trouble codes: B1687 (dome light short to B), U0140 (Lost comm with BCM), U1900 (in IC module CAN comm fault receive error), U1900 (in IC module CAN comm fault receive error), U1900 (in IC module CAN comm fault receive error), U1900 (in IC module CAN comm fault receive error)
2009 Ford Escape Limited Hybrid 2.5L Steering Column VIN: 1FMCU59379
I have this 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid that I replaced the steering column in for a code B2278 and intermittent hard steering. I took it to our local Ford dealer to have the Power Steering Control Module configured per code B2000.It set due to replacement of the ...
2012 Ford Focus SE 2.0L pats VIN: 1FAHP3F20C
hi everyone. just want to thank everyone in advance for their time. i got a a real weird scenario here. i have an intermittent no crank. it is a security issue the pats is disabling crank and fuel. i have three codes that are reoccurring. two of them are uo100...
2008 Mercury Milan Premier 3.0L Brake Pedal VIN: 3MEHM08118
Customer came in with almost no brake pedal. No fluid leaks anywhere. Manually bled the brake system and used the scan tool to bleed the system 2x, suspected master cylinder and replaced it, still no pedal. When pumping up the brake pedal can hear air/vacuum c...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L starter VIN: 1FTDF15N7J
everyone was right on the money as starter soll. was the culprit.it took three and finally found a old school black instead of grey and did the trick.thanks to all members as we haven`t had one of these in a long time
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F31
Had feeling it was starving for fuel. Dropped tank and found lots of dirt and tar substance in bottom of tank (radiator shop that cleaned tank suspect it was sugar!!) and in micron filters in sending unit (have to take bottom of sending unit apart to see them ... Trouble codes: P1209, P1211.
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50471
Thanks for all the great information! Quite a few people suggested the EGR system, I removed the vacuum hole to the EGR valve but it made no difference. It shouldn't affect the idle anyway. I tested the fuel pressure and it was good. I replaced the #1 spar... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire dedected).
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31P24
found icp sensor was loose at connector and would just spin replace sensor and fired up thanx
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L suction line at compressor VIN: 1FAFP53U07
finally got the customer back in. after trying 2 aftermarket compressors (1 new and 1 reman)we decided to go with a new motorcraft and all is now good.the motorcraft unit had much less turning resistance than the other 2. thank you to those who replied.
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall, Misfire, high idle VIN: 1FAFP53U67
We'll call this one done. The aftermarket IAC was a P.O.S.. I'm getting very tired of double guessing new part problems day in and day out. It doesn't matter if it is from World Pac or NAPA or the Zone. thanks for all of the input you guys rock
2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Driver Info Center VIN: 1MEFM55S74
I Am Sorry The Vehicle Has Returned For Minor Service And There Has Been No Reoccurrence Of The Posted Problem And I Still Do Not Know What The Trigger For That Message Is "SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM" If The Problem Comes Back And I Have Information That Is Useful I...
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