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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FRD78HHHH
just replaced engine with reman unit. can not make sence of setting the distibutor in time. if i get it where the timing is correct 10btdc spout removed then the rotor is half way between #1 and the next plug wire, if I set it so the rotor is pointing towards ...
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L steering box VIN: 2FACP74F1L
This car came into our shop with a bad power steering leak. Upon inspection we discovered that the top cover of the steering gear box was cracked & leaking. We put on a used gear box & sent them on their way. About 1 week later the car returns with a bad steer...
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FBHE31H9P
I've got an E350 in the fleet with 140,000 very hard miles on it (most in constant one to four mile trips). It stalls intermittently mostly when put into gear after warming up yet sometimes will stall when coming to a complete stop in gear. The driver complain...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP57U6T
this car came in with the mil light on.it came on after the customer purchased gas.(on empty)it set the codes.wierd cause has anyone come acroos this Trouble codes: P0133, P1131, P1358
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L OBD II Test Failure VIN: 1FTEF15N1T
Hello Techs, This is my first post, I need some help. The problem is this truck will not pass the IM 240 emission test. The PO 1000 code stays in the computer and none of the readiness monitors have reset. The customer has tried for a few months and a few sh... Trouble codes: P00, 1000 (OBD II Sytems Tests Incomplete)
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L crankshaft/flywheel VIN: 2FMDA5142T
This vehicle was towed in after customer said it stalled and would not start.We tried cranking it over and it sounded like the starter drive was broken. We installed a rebuilt starter and had the same problem. Upon further inspection we found that if you turn ...
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1997 Ford LN LN7000 5.9L Hesitation VIN: 1FDNR72CXV
Yes this vehicle has only 19,204 miles, clean engine, no coolant or oil leaks, mint shape. Customer came to us with poor acceleration, stalling, no power. Upon intital inspection found transfer pump leaking out of the primer, replaced with no improvment. Check...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX18W8V
Hello we have a ford f-150 that has both banks coming up with lean codes.The maf has been replaced,both upstream o2 sensors,the fuel trims are in the normal range at cruise speeds,but at idle the trims go to the - limit and read error. We have checked visably ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Starter VIN: 3FALP113XW
Greetings, This is an odd one that seems like it should be a simple fix, yet I'm stumped. The vehicle has had a no start condition, on and off, for 2 years. Out of the blue, sometimes, it won't crank the starter. When this occurs, all it does is click. The dea...
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR14E01
Hey guys, I seem to get all the good ones. This truck is a CAA truck & carries alot of batteries & stuff. originally brought to us for a rough idle &lack of power. cust. had installed new plugs.(cust. is a tow company).found wires were bad. replaced and then m... Trouble codes: P1131 (ho2s-11 lack of switch/lean), P1137 (ho2s-12 lack of switch/lean), P1151 (ho2s-21lack of switch/lean)
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2004 Ford Excursion XLS 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMSU41P24
THE VEHIHICLE SURGES INTERMIITENTLY AND STOPS.DURING SURGING THE PCM IS NOT COMMUNICATE WITH THE WDS AND NOT ABLE TO ACCES THE PIDS.HEARD SOME SOUND COMES FROM THE CJB AND IT IS COMING FROM FUEL PUMP RELAY. PCM IS DEACTIVATING THE FUEL RELAY CONTROL AT THE RAT...
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Air Bag Warning Lamp VIN: 1LNHM82W71
After reviewing TSB for a new wiring overlay kit, could anyone inform me on what all is involved in installing this new Overlay Kit. Article # 02-13-4
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1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FACP72G7M
Thanks to all, this car is fixed. The boss finally found a rebuilt carb from 'Mr Carburetor'. I don't know where it is located, but it seems to be a good product, car runs well and customer is very happy. Had lots of responses. Mostly telling me to change over...
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L steering VIN: 1FALP62W6V
Hello fello techs, Thank you to all who replied. I had a disgruntled customer, so I offered to change the strut rod bushings at my expense. After doing so, the car still pulled to the left when braking. I told the customer she needed to replace lower ball join...
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1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L wipers VIN: 2FMDA5143V
Great replies, teurns out the windshield had been replaced and was leaking down the drivers A pillar onto the GEM causing the odd electrical activity. Body shop resealed glass and all has been well. Thanks guys. Dave
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP65L8W
Hello everyone and thanks to those who responded with information. Replies ranged from info on how the fuel trim works to comments about the cats being famous for plugging. Only one reply addressed the runner control, which as it turns out was just being affec... Trouble codes: P0420, P1519.
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L radio VIN: 1FTRW07692
Most of the replies hit the nail on the head. The windshield was leaking into the fuse panel. The terminals were green and rusty. We replaced the fuse box, sealed the windshield and all is well now. Thanks to all the responses.
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2004 Ford Excursion XLS 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FMSU41P24
replaced ficm and vehicle runs for one day and the same problem came back
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