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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L low power VIN: 1FTHX26GXL
I have a truck that seems to be low on power. The customer says he has another truck two years older with way more power. I was disappointed to find out the new vantage ultra can no longed test secondary ignition. I did get a poor reading from the coil and rep...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW31P4E
vehicle came to us with complaint of intermittently cuts out after warmed up, i drove vehicle for 2 days before the thing just died at a stop sign after pressing on the accelerator. I can make it start to act up by doing 3 or 4 hard excel it will loose all pow...
2005 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA582X5
This vehicle came in dying and not starting and doing all kinds of strange driveability concerns. Our process revealed a water damaged PCM and connector. Initially the only thing we could get approved was a PCM and a little to repair/clean connections. The PCM... Trouble codes: U1009 (Scp communication bus fault), U1027 (O2 2-2 high voltage), U1059 (Egr insufficient flow), U1262 (p0158-), P0158 (p0401-), P0401
2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Very Low Power VIN: 1FDWE3FP3A
Ok all you power stroke gurus. I have a 2010 E 350 ambulance with a 6.0. We installed a long block from Jasper and now it has no take off power won't build boost till upper rpms. It has new injectors that were in old engine with 1000k miles on them. It has a b... Trouble codes: N/A
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Radio VIN: 1LNFM97V9W
I have this 98 Lincoln that when we push on the brake pedal the radio will shut off for about 3 or 4 seconds then come back on. It will not happen every time. It will not lose it's preset and goes right back to playing the channel that you're listening to. I h...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM83W3X
Vehicle came in with a crank/no start situation. sprayed brake cleaner into intake, still no start. no fuel pressure at test port. connect scanner and i get no communication. unplug pcm and have all powers and grounds. computer was discontinued at dealership a...
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM624XT
This has a dead miss on #2 all the time. Other cylinders seem normal on a cylinder contribution test. Plug looked ok but replaced it - no change. switched wires - no change. Using in-line spark tester, spark looked ok. Replaced coil pack - no change. Tested in... Trouble codes: P0302

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1989 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDLF47M2K
Thank You to everyone for your help. We found that the mechanical lift pump was not supply adequate fuel to injection pump. Replace pump and all is good. Thank you to everyone
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L no power VIN: 1FDWF36SXX
Changed fuel pump and all is good, thanks for the help everyone.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F51
Thanks for all the help this monster is fixed. I removed valve covers and unplugged each injector and would then try to run the buzz test. I got lucky because it was the number 1 injector. With it unplugged it would run the test. I guess it was shorted . Sold...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on, Slight lack of power VIN: 1FTPW14534
I appreciate all of the help. Had the customer have a Motorvac injection clean performed at another shop. This took care of the lean condition. The injectors were apparently clogged to the point to cause the lean condition. God Bless. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
2009 Ford Escape XLS 2.5L Hesitation, Poor acceleration VIN: 1FMCU92789
Thanks for all the excellent replies. Most interesting were the responses related to the throttle Body. I passed this information on to the owner. While at the Dealership getting his steering recall taken care of, they also replaced the Throttle Body. After a ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L L/R door lock and window motor VIN: 1LNHM87A71
Here's what I had to do. Take the bottom of the seat up and the end peace of the back rest off. Pull the rubber door seal out of the way. Take the two door screws on the bottom of the door panel off and look at the other back to see where the screw is on the r...
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