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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHF26H1J
Customers complaint is that the truck cuts out only when hot in third, fourth and fifth gear at around 2500 to 3500rpm. It seems to run fine when cold. I drove the truck and it would cut out (bucks and jerks) the check engine light will flicker. The KOER codes...
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1990 Ford Taurus L 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FACP50U4L
HELLO This vehicle has a rough idle, and intermittant stall, pass codes datastream not coming up, scope shows #2 cyl not firing , all cyl's high firing kv, timing jumping, #2 weak spark. Unplug spout connector,then all cyl working , smooth idle ,stable (10degr...
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1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L oil consumption VIN: 2MECM74F8M
before i have to dismantle this engine for inspection I would like some advise. This engine uses oil, all cylinders take oil fouling plugs within 200 miles. I suspect possible valve seals or rings, maybe intake leaking? This engine is well cared for, oil is cl...
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1994 Ford Probe 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1ZVLT20A1R
This car expierences a hesitation between shifts, intermittantly. It will not do it all the time. Nor will it do it in the stall even if you try to load it. It can be rather harsh some times. It feels like a torn intake air boot between the MAF and the TBI. Th...
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1FALP4049R
Greetings iatn folks, i've got a 94 mustang here with a 3.8 V6, the driver for #6 fuel injector (inside the computer) is shorted, scoping #6 inj. control shows a steady 0.4 volts or so... injector resistance is 14.7 ohms which seems good. My question is: are ...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTCR14U6R
car came im from a different shop hoping we could figure out the hasitation on acceleration, , scoped engine found out the distributor bushing was very loos , replaced with reman unit , no change, regaped spark plugs, replaced t.p.s , tried different coil, no ...
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1994 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L high idle speed VIN: 2FAPP36X4R
CUSTOMER COMPLAINING OF HIGH IDLE SPEEDS, PULLED A 157 CODE BUT NOW THAT I'M HOME I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT THAT IS! SETUP A BREAKOUT BOX AND WITH MY VANTAGE DID A SWEEP OF THE TPS. NO OBVIOUS SIGNS OF PROBLEMS ON THE SCOPE BUT BY SPEC. THE DC VOLTAGE AT IDLE WAS ... Trouble codes: 157
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, SPEEDO BOUNCES VIN: 1FTHX26G3S
This one is wierd. At cold startup it needs help to stay running. It can be driven but it runs bad and the speedometer is jumping about. The scanner also shows the fluctuation in the speedo. After about ten minutes the speedo goes normal and the vehicle starts...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N1T
hey guys got one here kikin my butt sure could use some help here have good battery voltage at all three heater signal return pins suspect faulty ecm ground only thing i can find in common between all three sensors , thought it was the ecm case ground moved it... Trouble codes: P0135 (left bank upstream hego heater circut fault), P0155 (right bank upstream hego sensor circuit fault), P0141 (right bank down stream hego heater circut fault)
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1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L MIL Lamp on
This is my parents car. Last time I was there I cleaned the A/F hotwire and cleared the code, all was fine for a couple months. They went to a local shop who pulled the same code and changed the O2 sensor (only one upsteam of the CAT). CEL came back on the nex... Trouble codes: P0171
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L auto 4wd system VIN: 1FMDU34X8V
This Explorer is first and foremost not going into the low side in the transfer case. It had rear output shaft speed sensor code in the history and when monitered it at first showed no speed signal. Then on the test drive after several miles it started showing...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Jackshaft Chain Tensioner VIN: 1FMDU32E3V
Left Cassette Guide was broke causing a rattle. Using the proper installation tools I replaced both Cassette chains, guides and tensioners. In addition, I replaced the Jackshaft chain guide and tensioner. Did reuse the old Jackshaft chain. All parts was OE. No...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTRF18L2W
Customer brought this F-150 to me for what he described as a bucking condition. After roadtesting with him, it was bucking like crazy, feels like a bad ignition miss. But it only bucks after its warmed up. seems worse in overdrive, at about 1500 RPM on an incl...
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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L MIL Lamp on, b1 &b2 lean codes VIN: 1FAFP47V0X
Custoner has been driving this car for 1 year with ses light on. I find P0171,0174 lean codes, check mass air flow sensor for oil on it. looks dry but I clean the hot wires with alcohol. Replace the orignal fuel filter (not restricted) for maintenance. found t... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system too lean memory), P0174 (Bank 2 system too lean memory)
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lack of steering at idle VIN: 1FTSW31F3Y
I replaced the hydrobooter due to lack of power assist accumulator on braking ( the accumulator was bad ) I had noticed this before the steering was hard to turn at idle stationary but when moving it seemed OK . I read TSB about lubing ball joints but since th...
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1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82WON
Gentlemen: need a bit of help here, this car came in stalling & no start at times, found bad connections at eca relay & pcm plug ---yellow , black strip wire. fixed this & thought it was fixed--wrong. So i scoped the crank sensor found spikes in the wave so I ...
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1992 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L tensioner/alternator VIN: 2MLPM36X8N
Hello techs, Have a strange one here. The car came in to us with a noisy belt tensioner (clicking). We replaced it and still had the same noise. So we bought another one and had the same noise. We found that unplugging the alternator stopped the noise as did ...
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1988 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FABP6048J
Thank you for all the replies It was a shorted DPFE sensor.I started to unplug the sesnors and found the dpfe sensor and harness connector melted together.
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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L keyless entry, anti-theft VIN: 1FMDU32PXT
Thanks for the help guys, 1 Tech said to cycle the ignition 6X (this did nothing), however, 2 Techs said I would need an NGS to program and they were right. Thanks again, John.
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1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA514XV
After chasing this noise for a week, we finally found it. Turned out to be a CRACKED FLYWHEEL. Thanks to: John,Wallace ,& Chad for sending me in the direction of the cam shaft sensor housing, it did have some play,so we replaced it also to prevent a later prob...
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