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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4043Y
This car came in running very bad and blowing black soot out of tailpipe. After turning it off it wouldn't restart, had to pull spark plugs and dry cylinders and plugs for it to restart. Fuel pressure reads 75 psi, I am able to control it with a scanner. Fuel ... Trouble codes: P0412
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Engine misfire VIN: 1FMZU77E03
Hello all you Ford pros. This has been driving us a bit nuts and I'm not sure what I could be missing. At idle the engine misses on #4 cylinder. All systems appear to be ok. There are no stored codes. We removed the injectors and checked spray pattern and numb...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P04
while cranking ipr is commanded 85 percent, icp is only 25 psi. crank case is normal oil level. not a lot of experience with diesels. what is my next step. I thought about installing ipr valve. need help. thx Trouble codes: P2291
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAHP34N75
This one came in as a no crank. Charged battery, still no crank. Put power to solenoid, still no crank, voltage drops ok; replace starter, still no crank but cranks with power to solenoid. Trace starter circuit, find no ground for starter relay, condemned PCM....
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L ignition VIN: 1FTRX14W35
Ok here we go. truck will not shut off(key off/ignition off and key in pocket)It stays running and operates fine. Will only shut off by pulling pcm power relay or disconnecting battery and alternator I have replaced ignition switch and fuse block with no chan...
2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU16546
Hi ford guys. Another winner. Customer had antother shop snap off five plugs. they managed to get them all out ok but it runs rough,no misfire codes. bank one vct stays at 0 or minus0. manual oil pressure erratic on guage. Oil pressure bounces from 20 to 40 ho... Trouble codes: P0581
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86W32
Customer came n and said he had scanned it at a parts store and said it needed plugs on 1, 3, and 5. And only wanted to put those in, said he was saleing the suv. So we put those n and it ran okay, he left and came back about 300 miles later and said the lite ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305
2007 Mercury Milan Premier 2.3L Transmission VIN: 3MEHM08Z87
Vehicle came in complaining of transmission issue and check engine light on. Scanned codes. P0778 pressure control b circuit failure. Performed testing as per chart and replaced control module. 3 days later came back again. Rechecked everything. Replaced solen...

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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L cooler flow VIN: 1FTSW21R18
After verifying that the coolers and lines were clear again, I got the engine up to operating temp and took the RPM up to 1200 in gear. When my trans temp hit around 175F the external cooler and lines heated up very nicely. Apparently, in this cool of weather,...
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