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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1FTJW36F2S
Running out of ideas on this one. On start up there is heavy bluish/white smoke that burns your eyes. It is definitely unburnt fuel. As the engine warms up the smoke lessens but is still present. Cold the engine stumbles at 2100 RPM and really pushes smoke. At...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Will not set monitor VIN: 1FTZX1769W
Need help with Mode 6. But first a re-cap: Came in with CEL for P0171. Went to freeze frame and LTFT was29.3% but so was bank 2. Temp was 197 degrees. Vehicle speed 68 mph. smoked engine, no vacuum leaks found. On first test drive noticed Baro pid at 143 so I ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system too lean bank 1)
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L air leak VIN: 1FMZU73K83
Thanks for you time... I have my brothers Ford Explorer 2003 that has an air leak/ draft at passengers feet area while driving. I suspect fresh air flap issue... Can look up behind glove box with a mirror and see recirc door servo move when controls switched b...
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMEU73E96
We had this 06 Explorer driven in about a month ago with customer concern of intermittent no start sometimes stall while driving.Ran in shop until it stalled.Tech hit the tank and it started right up so he assumed that the pump was failing.Checked amperage and... Trouble codes: 740 (TCC solenoid inoperative), 743 (TCC solenoid circuit failure during on-board testing), 1235 (Fuel pump control out of range), 1489 (PCV heater control circuit)
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U67
car came back 2 weeks ago and it had a rough idle and a no start due to no crank. Battery was bad and car ran fine after that for 3 days and now back to rough idle. On scanner and with gauge fuel pressure is fine. The issue is the baro reads 163 HZ and 31 inch... Trouble codes: P0316
2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L abs VIN: 2FMDK49C78
I have a C1040 hydraulic base brake fault code in system and cannot find any description in any information base. Seems to be related to ABS and traction control. Brake light and traction control light on. Brakes stop perfectly, all four abs reluctors look goo...

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1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Surge, surge when driving VIN: 1FTCR14U3P
I have not yet figured the vehicle out, looking into a few more options and I can post later once I figure it out
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Theft System VIN: 1FTEF14H4S
information received was not sufficient to solve issue. case is closed at this time due to time required by iatn.
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cylinder heads VIN: 1FTYR14V6Y
Greetings and thanks for all the replies. After discovering a measurement difference between the inside of the dowel hole to to the intake side of the cylinder heads.I ended up buying rebuilt heads with the same casting number as the old ones. All the parts gu...
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 ST 2.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAFP38ZX6
Thank you to all that replied, the problem was a very small amount of water got into one of the large connectors in the main wiring harness under the battery. Trouble codes: P0320.
2006 Ford F53 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F6MF53YX6
Sometimes I waste more time second guessing myself... The fix was replacing the PCM After confirming the driver in the PCM was bad I was hesitant because it was setting the code for the opposite bank - very odd. Replaced the PCM, programed and rechecked it ... Trouble codes: P0152 (Bank 2 sensor 1 HEGO ckt high).
2008 Ford Mustang 4.0L engine VIN: 1ZVHT80N98
I beleive the oil pump drive was making the noise but the cust didn't want to try it so he took car.Thank's for the replies-Mark
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FDSS34P99
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) it doesn't seem we will get the opportunity to get this fixed, I priced it high and haven't heard back form them at all. Most agreed it is time consuming but doable in the truck by removing motor mount and letting the engi... Trouble codes: P0261 (Cyl 1 injector ckt or low contribution), P0269 (Cyl 3 injector ckt or low contribution), P0623 (Generator Control ckt fault).
1993 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2MEPM36XXP
I spoke to the customer a couple of times about the info I got here and he is reluctant to bring it back because he is afraid it may turn out to be the valve seats. I offer to replace the EGR pressure feedback sensor again to get it back in the shop but again...
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