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1960 Ford thunderbird 352CID Lighting VIN: OY71Y17258
This started out as a simple no crank job which needed a starter then after we fixed that the guy keeps adding to the list he now wants us to fix the heater core , the turn signals , and the horn, Problem is I have absolutly no info on this car I need a wiring...
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1982 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Dies on cold startup VIN: 2FABP35F7C
Hey ford experts, We have a 82 LTD with a 7200 Variable venturi carbureator. Someone has aparently "rebuilt" and now the customer has brought it in with a cold start problem. When you first start it up after sitting all night it fires right up and runs smooth...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Trans shift VIN: 1FTEX150Y0
Please Help!! I have a F150 with every trans code known to man. It has a E40D trans with the above mentioned codes. It will only drive in default shift mode. I'm not sure if it is 2nd or 3rd but its definitely not 1st. I checked the typical power and grounds ...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14N7R
This Ford F150 will intermittently,(on restart after a hot soak run and short shut-down sitting time) go to fast idle, then hitch and buck when shifted into Reverse or Drive and sometimes it will then stall thereafter. This occurs only after it has been shut d... Trouble codes: 565 (KOEO Canister Purge Failure), 542 (KOEO Fuel Pump Secondary), 556 (KOEO Fuel Pump Primary), N0NE
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L epc pressure VIN: 3FALP65315
I am not a trans guy and kind of adopted this problem after many others have worked on it. Had a trans shop rebuild the trans several months ago and it worked great. Car came back for delayed/harsh shifting in all gears last week. Trans shop removed the trans ...
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start
hello ford tech. this is my friend's suv who live a few blocks away. due to we have bad storm in NJ. i didn't have a chance to get the vin. sorry. here is what happened to this truck. 9 months ago in freezing winter, it crank but won't start. by the time i hoo...
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start
hello ford tech. this is my friend's suv who live a few blocks away. due to we have bad storm in NJ. i didn't have a chance to get the vin. sorry. here is what happened to this truck. 9 months ago in freezing winter, it crank but won't start. by the time i hoo...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FYYR14X4X
THIS VEHICLE HAS CODES PO133 AND PO153. IT CAME IN WITH AN ENGINE KNOCK AND DEAD CYLINDER. THE CHECK ENGINE LITE WAS ON AT THAT TIME. THE CUSTOMER SAID THE LIGHT HAS BEEN ON A YEAR OR MORE. WE REPLACED THE MOTOR AND THE CODES RETURNED IMMEDIATELY. THE VEHICLE ... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Surge, Fuel Odor VIN: 2FMZA5144X
customer just bought this van & they are getting a very bad fuel odor in the van i checked the gas cap & it is sealing good but noticed a vent line from the evap canister coming out by the gas cap with fumes coming out from that line if i block off this line t...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Monitors won't run VIN: 1FAFP56S4Y
I have this Taurus that won't run monitors for OBD inspection. First vehicle came in with check engine lite bulb out. We replaced the bulb and test drove. Found up and downstream O2's Switching the same on rear bank. Front was switching fast but not as fast as...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fUnknown VIN: 1FTNW21F6Y
This is a 2000 F250 Super duty, 4wd, 4 door vehicle. When driving in the 40 -70 MPH range if a bump is hit in the road, it develops a noise/vibration like it would have a mud grip tire on it(which id doesn't). The noise is also somewhat like driving over the r...
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on, LTFT -20% VIN: 1FTNE24L4Y
hello, this vehicle came in with a complaint of inabilty to accelerate over 50 mph. Suspected cat failure. Found back pressure over 10 psi, replaced all three cats. Driveability complaint is gone, however there are two codes po172 and po175 system too rich, bo... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Not Ready VIN: 1FTNW21L71
Hi Group! This pick up failed Mass state inspection because of no communication with PCM. We dicovered the fuse for the power supply to the ALDL had failed. It's on the same circuit as the cigarette lighter. Now the trouble is that the system will not go into ...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L fill tude VIN: 969FL4565L
This is going to seem stupid. But has anyone found a dip stick on the 2002 and up ford explores and mercury mountainers? I was told by ford service rep. "the dip stick and tube was eliminate because the transmission is maintinace free". More like cost reductio...
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L coolant system VIN: 1MEFM50U5W
Hello, We are having a problem with this mercury sable. It has a overheating problem after about 30-40 miles of driving.We worked on this car a few weeks ago on a overheating problem we found that the water pump impeller blades were rusted off change pump car ...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14A7T
there is no info as to the location of the notches on the balance in relationship with the key. I found that there is a dimple on the reluctor and it aligns with the keyway. we replacxed the balancer and it runs. after close inspection it had slipped but with ...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTYR10V5Y
Ok, turns out there is no 'flex fuel module' on the Rangers, but there is one on the Taurus FF 3.0L. Not 100% sure why or how this setup is supposed to work, because I found the main wiring connector going through the floorboard of the cab near the fuel filt...
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1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L shifter VIN: 1LNLM81W9N
well, the stop light switch ohm'd out OK when the switch was taked off of the pivot pin on the master cyl. pushrod. Then I got ahold of a wiring diagram that stated that- Yes, this is the head honcho for a whole host of things to occur besides operating the ...
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM92VXV
thanks for the many responses to my problem. i bought a air bag replacement kit from arnott in florida [...]]. it appears to be quality parts and all fit well. i would recomend buying there rear shocks and upper rear shock mounts at this time as ours w...
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