2001 Ford E-150 5.4L P1405 EGR Flow

2001 Ford E-150 5.4L P1405 EGR Flow

Ford E-150 On the 2001 Ford E-150 with the 5.4L engine, the P1405 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem withe DPFE (Differential Pressure Feedback EGR) Sensor. Very commonly here, this is a crack, hole or disconnection in the rubber lines going to the bottom of the sensor. Many times, this is simply due to time and dried out and brittle lines. So make sure to check this very carefully first. Make sure to include the EGR Tube itself for any cracks or holes in the inspection,…

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2002 Ford Escape Air Bag Code 47

2002 Ford Escape Air Bag Code 47

Ford Escape On the 2002 Ford Escape, the Air Bag code 47 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the passenger’s side seat belt pretensioner. Remove the side panel of the passenger’s seat cushion. Carefully inspect the electrical connectors and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If there are no problems found, the pretensioner will need to be replaced. The purpose of the seat belt pretensioner is to tighten up any slack in the seat belt as quickly as possible in the event…

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2009 Ford Escape B1342 ABS Module

2009 Ford Escape B1342 ABS Module

Ford Escape On the 2009 Ford Escape, The B1342  is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the Electronic Brake Control Module (aka “ABS Module”). When this code sets alone, more times than not, the module has failed internally and will need to be replaced. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires before replacement. The module is located in the rear, driver’s side corner of the engine compartment.   Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live…

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2006 Ford Freestar 3.9L P0401 EGR flow

2006 Ford Freestar 3.9L P0401 EGR flow

Ford Freestar On the 2006 Ford Freestar 3.9L engine, The P0401  is pointing to an insufficient flow in the EGR System. This can be due to a leak somewhere in the EGR System, a faulty EGR Control Solenoid, a faulty EGR Pressure Feedback Sensor or a faulty EGR Valve itself. On this vehicle, the EGR Valve, Pressure Feedback Sensor and Solenoid are all one assembly and labeled as an EGR Module. You can find the EGR Module located on the top, front, driver’s side of the engine. Carefully inspect the metal tubes and…

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Chip Install: 2012 Ford F-150 3.5L

Chip Install: 2012 Ford F-150 3.5L

Ford F-150 On the 2012 Ford F-150 3.5L, the intake air temp sensor is built into the Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor. The MAP/IAT Sensor is located on the top of the engine mounted to the intake. At the IAT Sensor, the wire colors are: Violet/Gray = IAT Signal ( + )Yellow/Green = Signal Return ( – ) Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic and get your answers on this problem now!

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Chip Install: 2010 Ford Ranger 4.0L

Chip Install: 2010 Ford Ranger 4.0L

On the 2010 Ford Ranger 4.0L, The IAT is built into the Mass Air Flow Sensor. The MAF/IAT Sensor is mounted near the air filter housing, just before the air duct. At the IAT Sensor, the wire colors are:   Violet/Grey = IAT Signal ( + ) Green/White = Signal Return ( – ) Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live Q&A session with a certified Auto Mechanic and get your answers on this problem now!

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2000 Ford F-150 NOx Emissions

2000 Ford F-150 NOx Emissions

Ford F-150 On the 2000 Ford F-150, the NOx being high is usually most associated with a problem in the EGR System. The NOx means there is too much exhaust gas not being recycled properly and this very well could produce a knock or ping. So, best place to start here is by checking all the vacuum lines to/from the EGR Valve, DPFE and EGR Solenoid making sure there are no cracks, holes or loose connections (inspect these carefully! This is common, especially at the DPFE!). Next, would be to…

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2005 Ford Expedition P0453 Fuel Tank Pressure

2005 Ford Expedition P0453 Fuel Tank Pressure

Ford Expedition On the 2005 Ford Expedition, the P0453 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor. You can find the sensor located at the top of the fuel tank. To gain proper access, the tank will need to be removed. Very commonly here, the plastic tube gets a crack in it. Make sure to carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, replacing the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor Assembly…

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2008 Ford Focus Shocks and Struts

2008 Ford Focus Shocks and Struts

Ford Focus On the 2008 Ford Focus, the “cupping” of the tires IS a common sign of worn shocks/struts. This vehicle has shocks in the rear, struts in the front. The average life / recommended replacement interval for struts and shocks is 50,000 miles. So if they haven’t been replaced yet… they are due and this very well could be the root of the tire problem. Once the shocks and struts are replaced, I would also recommend an alignment be done. After an alignment has been done, new tires can then be…

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2000 Ford F-150 P1504 IAC Valve

2000 Ford F-150 P1504 IAC Valve

Ford F-150 On the 2000 Ford F-150, the P1504 is pointing to a problem in the Idle Air Control System. The IAC Valve is located on the top of the engine, mounted to the side of the throttle body. With the key on / engine off, take a voltage reading at the electrical connector. The voltage should be 10.5v or greater. If not, there is a problem in the circuit. Inspect the wire harness for any loose, broken of damaged wires. If the voltage checks ok, take an Ohms reading across the…

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