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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRF17W9X
Problem began after a short drive one day, truck shut off while driving, gauges went crazy and theft light flashed. I was able to restart while driving. Problem continued intermittently the 10 miles back to the shop. Some times it would start easier, occasiona... Trouble codes: U1147, U1262, P1260
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Misfire
this customers truck came in and wouldn't run. After checking with my scanner I found that the fuel pressure sensor was out . I changed it out and found it was missing on cyl. #1. (Per power balance test) I changed out the bad injector and it started hitting o...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L valve train VIN: 2MEFM74W1Y
Customer came in with vehicle after breaking off bolt when replacing thermostat. Could not remove in car, so took off left cylinder head and sent out to machine shop to drill out and install thread insert. Reassembled and started car.Lash adjusters(lifters) ar...

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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L fuel selector valve VIN: 1FTHF25GBK
well the bird is quiet. finally had customer return and was going to check output of in-tank fuel pumps however customer stated truck will no longer run on rear tank. installed new in-tank pump truck now runs on both tanks and no more chirp heard from switchin...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P42
I want to say thanks to every body for the time and inputs to may problem, finally this one is out my hands. like I mentioned before, customer replaced o2 sensor, and air flow sensor. "maf" both oe parts. also customer replaced pcv valve and hose. problem ... Trouble codes: P0171.
2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K75
Many responses mentioned cleaning the throttle plates, didn't help although they were dirty. Ended up being two separate malfunctions. The first being the PCM itself and then a bad fuel pressure transducer. A quick note about the transducer, the upper engine i... Trouble codes: P1116 (ECT out of range), P1812 (4 WD mode select switch ckt. fault), P1824 (4WD elect. clutch relay ckt. fault), B2276 (Less than two transmitters programmed), U1950 (Unknown), B1318 (Unknown).
2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR15E78
Yes it is finally fixed...here is what I did, first I hooked up a fuel pressure guage and a timing light to a spark plug wire and drove the truck. When the problem occured I still had 65 psi fuel pressure and still had spark even though the truck felt like it ...
2010 Ford Focus SEL 2.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAHP3HN2A
well i have finally figure this one out it turn out that the PCM connector had a bad contact causing the throttle body put out the correct voltage and keep the idle where it needed to be. at this point the repair would be a new wire harness for B connector (mi...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1LNHM97V4Y
Well, customers funds are on hold so it isnt fixed yet. The customer found that if she hit the traction control button (I looked all over for it and never did see a button) that the vehicle will drive fine up to 60 mph before the traction control shuts it down...
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