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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2FTEF26N5L
I have never posted on here before, so here goes. I have this 1990 ford f-250 that runs ok but failed emissions. traced problem down to ecm, it would not go into closed loop even at cruise. I replaced it with a reman unit and it runs the same, way too rich. I ... Trouble codes: 22 (Map sensor or circuit)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L no comm VIN: 2FMDA5144W
When it's damp out this van loses communication @ the PCM but if you try and start it a couple of times it will communicate and start. I have disconnected a bunch of sensors but no change. Had some U codes in the ABS, U1009,U 1027, U1608. I even disconnected t...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L no start VIN: 1FMPU16L64
customer believes vehicle was hit by lightning in a parking lot. left mirror glass was burned off, vehicle did not start for customer after 3 inches of rain fell in one day. had towed in. key on, all dash lights illuminate. odometer shows dashes instead of num...

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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMZA5145X
Thanks all. This one is out the door. It was just the balancer. I had never seen one on this motor slip. But got a used one as one member suggested (made a point to say not to use a aftermarket one). Thanks again there is a first time for everything.
2007 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Engine VIN: 2FMZA51617
OK guys i apprieciate all the help but it turned out to be just 2 spark plugs were swapped after the head job. It was giving the same symptoms as before so i never checked the basics. thankyou for all the help. I feel like a dummy but we've all done it befor...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FDSF30548
This is going to be a double edge sword repair. Yes the truck is fixed, BUT, It did not need an ECM. The reason the other shop was wanting to replace the ECM was the alternator was not charging. So I suggested they let me put the correct regulator in the alter...
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