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1987 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FDKF37L1H
truck runs ok for approx. 2-3 miles. then it will begin to backfire and lose power. if you shut down for about 4-5 minutes, runs ok for about 2-3 miles. it feels like ignition misfire to me or extreme lean fuel mix. i scoped secondary and found really short bu...
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1989 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L coolant VIN: 1FABP54Y0K
This SHO came into the shop with a customer complaint of engine oil in the coolant. We confirmed there was oil in the coolant. We also found no cross contamination (coolant in the oil). We found the radiator was not equiped with a oil cooler. We found there wa...
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1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L high idle VIN: 1FAPP62T0N
Hello everyone, Car came in with high idle speed. Checked for vacuum leaks with smoke machine and found EGR valve leaking. Replaced valve and found no improvement. Idles speed is 24-3000 rpm. TPS voltage is .92 at idle. TPS goes thru range fine. Scanner shows ...
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1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L camshaft VIN: 1ZVLT22B6R
Hello all,We had this Probe show up to us on the hook.We have just put new head gaskets on this engine and we had trouble with the rear camshaft assembly.We have both cams lined up exactly as manual shows but our question is this.Do we go ahead and move the ca...
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1995 Ford E350 7.5L distributor VIN: 3FCMF53GCR
we have talked to people at the machine shop and to the dealer to no avail. we could use some info from any one who may have run across this before.the dist gear seems to wear more at the top of the gear than at the bottom. needless to say the cust is not happ...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU34X7T
HELP !!! I'VE FALLEN INTO THIS FORD AND I CAN 'T GET UP !!! 1996 EXPLORER WITH AN ABS CODE C1102 HISTORY. THE ABS LIGHT COMES ON DURING A ROADTEST. I AM UNABLE TO GET THIS TRUCK TO RUN A ON DEMAND/KOEO SELF TEST USING MY SNAPON 1996-2001 SOFTWARE (TRIED 199...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2FTZX08WXW
This vehicle belongs to a good friend of mine, he caled me a week ago from the road stating that the truck would not go over 45 mph and was bucking. I got to him with a scan tool and cyl #4 was misfiring. I inspected the ignition wires and found the #4 wire co... Trouble codes: P0503 (Vehicle Speed Sensor Intermittent/Erratic/High)
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU72XXY
We have this 00 explorer (old body style) in, has ABS light intermitantly and codes 1342 (faulty module) and 1676( battery voltage out of range) . I checked the charging system and its ok then I noticed that one of the relays starts to click even with the key ...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FTNW21F8Y
I have this 4R100 that I just rebuilt three weeks ago. Originally after completion had a slow 2-3 shift. Replaced accumulator body and that was fixed. Shifted good. Now it likes to hang 1st gear at low throttle. It will finally shift but engine hits rev limite...
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2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP45X21
hello ford techs this car was towed in with no star cond.when the towing truck dropped it. it did run fine but when i drove it cuts out some times stall sounded like air flow meter .replaced with no change when it cuts the tech droped dead after stall wont run...
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1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L cruise control VIN: 1LNLM9844K
Hello group. I have a strange one here. I am working on a 1989 Lincoln Continental with electronic cruise control. It has anoher computer, the speed sensor is ok, the brushes are ok, the servo is new. When using scanner, the cruise will work correctly. When dr...
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Runs full rich VIN: 1FTCR14U4M
This is the second time i've been stomped by mechanically bad injectors. After checking a few more things from the replies I recieved, by the way thanks for your advice, I decided to install one injector and watch the plug color - turned white. Installed remai...
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1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L compressor VIN: 4F2CU447NU
Thanks to all for the quick and accurate replies. We dont work on American cars much and could not find any info on the low pressure or clutch switch. I adjusted the switch with the replacement of the schrader valve, that most all suggested.. Again i say thank...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3shift VIN: 1FTNX20F9X
Well, the transmission has now been completely overhauled and reinstalled back in the vehicle. The transmission now operates fine and shifts through all the gears. I'm very glad that I decided to go back and double check my tests. Otherwise I would have ended ...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FAFP52U8X
we replaced the steering rack and that fixed the problem.
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1999 Ford F-250 5.4L plug threads VIN: 2F145N4509
well we had oure machine shop install heili-coils to all cycls. i installed the plugs before i installed the heads, and the heili-coils work great.this one is a fix. thanks to all who replied,i hope some day i can return the favor. dave
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Power Steering VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
My everlasting gratitude to all who responded, but especially to Rob of H & H Towing in Libertyville, Mo. who was having a glitch with his e-mail...so he called me directly @ work to give his input. The actual fix was to replace the Rack assembly, this, howe...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Brake Lights VIN: 1FMZU77EX1
Hey, First off thanks to all who replied! I guess that this is a common failure on these. On mine it turned out to be a bad connector that connects to the turn signal switch. Repaired wire harness with the kit from the dealer and all is well. One other thing...
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1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L 2-3 shift, 3-4 shift VIN: 1MELM5346P
Lots of response on this one, this seems to be a really common problem that I hadn't seen up until now. Most of the respondents recommended replacing the manual lever position sensor. The problems seen are split about 50/50 between the sensor itself failing, a...
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1999 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L compressor VIN: 1MEFM13P1X
Hi guys! I want to say thanks for everyone responding to my request. We had a time with this one. Several of you suggested the CCRM located behind the driver's headlight may be bad. Well, we replaced it, twice, with brand new ones. Then I got out my trusty o...
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