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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L blown fuse 24 30Amp VIN: 1FTDX172XV
Hello to all tech, I need help to do more test on this f150, problem start at the grocery store, no start, customer call a mechanic, (fixed by replace the fuse), drive it to auto parts and get more fuses them drive to home. Ten minutes later the truck won't st...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4044W
Car came in with customer complaint of , "would not accelerate" and "would not go above 2000 RPM" Took vehicle for test drive; It had a extended crank during start up. Seemed to idle OK. During test drive would lose power anytime I accelerated past half thrott... Trouble codes: P1151 (HO2S21 Sensor Indicates Lean), P0304 (Misfire Cylinder 4), P0411 (SAI Indicates Low Flow), P0174 (System lean code bank)
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Trailer Brake Control VIN: 1FTSW21R78
Very little to no brake output to trailer,when indash controller is set to 10 gain brakes operate normally on manual application,ipc message center always reads 0 for gain and 0 output even in manual mode, the max output in auto mode with full brake applicatio...
2011 Ford Escape Limited Hybrid 2.5L Hybrid drive system VIN: 1FMCU4K36B
So these codes popped up out of nowhere with no previous symptoms of transmission/hybrid drive failure. While idling in line "Stop for Safety" appeared on the information display on the cluster. Ran the pinpoints tests for these codes and all of them lead to r...

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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FTPDF15N1
First, I like to thank all of you who reply to my help request, specially JIM [...] who said not to trust Ohms meter which I was having false continuity. It was bad connection on engine wire harness connector block on top of left front 1nner fender.
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP10P2X
Sorry for the delay in getting a fix back to all that responded. The customer finally returned with the vehicle and upon testing it was overpressurizing the cooling system so we do know we have a head gasket problem. We are replacing that and checking all valv...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: 1FTSX31F81
This truck only had low power(give it throttle and it crawled)for the first minute after cold startup and then it ran fine.It set the P1247 code twice in two years and never stored any freeze data.The turbo checked good,supply fuel pressure was good.I compared... Trouble codes: P1247.
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTRX17272
Big thanks to everyone that replied. I remember some of you told to scope the MAF sensor which I did, but it was giving good readings. I decided to change it anyway and that cured the problem. Once again thanks to every one.
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L High Pressure Fuel VIN: 1FTSW21R18
Chad from Alabama was the closest. We found the injectors were being triggered,all the adaptives were reset. Got a lot of advice from Randy Briggs and crew from the NAPA trainers. Joe bit the bullett and removed the RH side injectors turned one upside down and...
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