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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31P23
This 6.0 started running bad and losing power, now cranks but won't start. Almost starts, blows a little smoke but won't start. High pressure oil pressure is about 600-700 psi cranking. PCM is commanding IPR to 85%, desired pressure is about 2200 psi, doesn't ... Trouble codes: P2291 (Injector Control Pressure Too Low- Engine Cranking)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L coolant pressure VIN: 1FTWW31P95
mostly familiar with 6.o P&S, but never had this happen before. this customer had the complete solutions kit done 2 years/25K ago, by another shop, heads were milled w/ arp studs, EGRD, oil cooler, STC update, stand piped/ dummy plugs, ECT... Customer brought ...
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L No Start VIN: 1FT8W3BT1B
We are looking for any information that could help us diagnose this truck or figure out the next step to determine the cause of the no start condition. Thank you Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel rail pressure too low), P2291 (Injector control pressure too low), P068A
2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L ride height VIN: 1LNHM82V86
Thanks for any help you can give me. This customer brought this town car in saying the right side of the car was sitting lower than the left side. I measured at all 4 wheels & the right side does sit about 3 quarters of an inch lower than the left on the entir...
2010 Mercury Milan 2.5L steering VIN: 3MEHM0HA6A
Vehicle has no power steering. Has a code C1277 and C1963. There is communication with pscm and steering wheel angle sensor is working. Steering returned for a brief moment in the parking lot. Any suggestions? Thanks

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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6538W
Intermittent problem remains after the following steps; cleaned the VCT solenoid (epecially in the plunger / piston area), cleaned the engine oil passages to from the VCT solenoid, changed oil to the recommended 5w20 weight, changed oil filter. Both the DTC ... Trouble codes: P1381 (Variable Cam Timing Over Advance Bank 1).
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L right rear timing chain VIN: 1FMZU73K44
We replaced the tensioner, oil and filter. No huge improvement. Simple enough but no fix. Thanks for all the replies.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P64
Thanks for all the help. Unfortunately I am still working on this as I have limited time outside of work. The FICM sync was a non issue, the Scan tool I used before the IDS was not reacting quickly enough to catch the sync. I did the shop air test and found ... Trouble codes: P2290 (Icp pressure low).
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Tpms fault VIN: 1FMEU51877
Thank you everyone for your input! I followed reprogram procedures to a "T", scoped the data lines and found them ok, resistance on CAN lines good. everything on this sport trac is factory, so no funny business there. So we had the car lot send us an explorer ... 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).
2008 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L electric power steering
I got the Dorman part and installed it and it works! I couldn't find any info on disassembling the column but there was an instruction sheet with pictures in the box that did help. No need to buy the complete unit from Ford.
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