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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L long crank VIN: 1FTWW31P45
The work order says this truck has a long crank after a hot soak. When scanned there were no codes. When I enter data logger I can see that FICM sync is the issue here. HPOP oil pressure is not the problem. When cranking and a long crank occurs the FICM sync s...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Repeated ECM failure VIN: 1FTSW21P16
This Vehicle was towed in 3 weeks ago. NO CRANK! plugged in and could talk to all the modules but the ECM. Powers & grounds all OK. Noted that the mileage indicator in the cluster displayed a series of dashes with no numbers. We have seen this in the past and ...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L 3-4 shift VIN: 1LNHM82W1X
The dealer is back to wanting to tear it down. We put a different remanned unit from a different builder with the same result - it neutrals out before engaging overdrive. The dealer here on Long Island wants to tear the unit down, but we have already paid him ...
2008 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L Surge, accelerates VIN: 2LNHM82W18
I purchased this Town car in November of 2014 with 76k on it. The car was for my brother in law, a salesman who drives 40k a year. He has driven Town cars for the last twenty years, we replace them every 4 years. Last month while pulling into a gas station in ...

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2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L auto temp control VIN: 1FAFP25175
I want to thank Timothy [...] for his help. I took the temp. sensor out, which I might add is a pain in the neck to get to. I couldn't get the clam shell covers off the steering column to get the cluster bezel off. Anyway once I got the sensor out, I cleane...
2009 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14V99
So I feel kid of stupid but Michael hit the nail on the head with the throttle body being dirty. I saw the throttle position was at 16.2% which I thought was high, but didn't really think it would cause roughness like what I saw. If you want to know how to mak...
2014 Ford Mustang 3.7L Immobilizer / Alarm VIN: 1FATP8EM8F
This one ended up with a new BCM. I think that Ford may have to address this in the future with some type of software update that allows the alarm to be deactivated with the IDS...I dont think it will set well with customers if they learn they need to buy a B...
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