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1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR15T5J
MIL comes on intermittently when driving. It will stay on at times at idle to get a code then go out. I get code 64 ACT.I decarbonized engine and replaced the ACT sensor. This did not fix it. I do not have any information on diagnosing this code other then che...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L # 3 cylender missfire # po303 VIN: 2FMDA5146T
we put a marshall engine in this van. afew months later it had an oil leak so it had to be replaced again. in all we have put 3 marshall warrantee engines in the van. now we have this continous problem with # 3 cylender missfire coming back.and van chugging . ...
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEE11H7T
Hello Everyone. This van has a on going lean code. Owner says mil has been on most of the time. Has tried many times to get this one fixed. I saw a TSB for the 5.8 and 4.9 for the exact problem but does not apply to this cal # 6-64k-ro5. The longterm fuel tri... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 sys lean), P0174 (Bank 2 sys lean)
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FTZR15U4W
This truck wanders a lot on the road, worse at highway speed. Problem started all of a sudden without warning. We have checked the entire chassis/suspension, springs, bushings, rack and pump, flushed steering fluid and installed Lucas. This vehicle DOES carry ...
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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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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L air bag system VIN: 1FTNE242XX
I TRYED TO CONFUSE THE E.C.S BY READING THE OHM's ON THE PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BELT AND INSTALL A RESSITOR IN LINE TO SEE IF ANYTHING CHANGES. WE TRYED MANY TIMES TO DISCONECT THE BATTERY TO CLEAR THE MEMORY. BUT NOTHING HELPS THE LIGHT JUST BLIMKS FAST. OUR SCA...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17L9X
This vehicle has a misfire that began between 1250-1300rpm.Fuel pressure and volume are within spec.Has specified motorcraft platinum plugs that are in good shape.There are NO Codes. Original crank sensor had bad waveform that followed misfire. Replaced crank ...
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No throttle response VIN: 1FDAF57F51
At times there is no throttle responce(may only act up once in a 2 week period).Wait 15-20 seconds or restart and works normal.This has been an ongoing concern for the past year or more.Unable to duplicate. The wiring at the pedal assembly has been spliced to... Trouble codes: P0122 (Accelerator Pedal Sensor Circuit Low Input), P0221 (Throttle switch B circuit Performance)
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1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L air ride VIN: 1LNLM9745P
hi guy i need some info on a 1993 lincoln cont. air ride system. i got this lincoln in with a rear air bag blowedout. replaced it an rear end wants to pump up tight so i replaced the rear hieght sensor still same problem hooked up my breakout box an i can mana...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5143T
We returned the vehicle to the customer while waiting to receive information from IATN. In the mean time he took it to the dealer who replaced the coil pack, wires and plugs for a reported $1300 but the CEL was still on. (We had already checked those component... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cylinder misfire).
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N1T
Thanks for the help guys , I really hope this one makes it to the archives I guess the lesson learned here is pay attention .When I Tried the 'known good' ecm it turns out that it wasn't so good after all instead of the 141,155,135 ,the after market ecm woul... 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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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6533T
After removing the transmission we found a broken flexplate, that also explains the rear main leaking as bad as it was. It seems from some of you that this may not be an isolated incident, or could be from the last guy leaving 3 upper bellhousing bolts out. Th...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, hardly runs VIN: 1FALP6534T
First off thanks to all those that replyed, I appreciate the help. It was a broken flexplate. There are no symptoms other than late ign timing. To check for this set #1 at TDC (2nd timing mark on balancer) and look at the torque converter bolts, they SHOULD be...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W1X
First of all I need to thank the 20 technicians who replied with timely information. I finally got the truck to missfire long enough in the shop to check it. Customer left the vehicle overnight. Number 1 fuel injector was defective. Would not squirt when cold ... Trouble codes: P0301.
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L R.R. park & tag lights VIN: 2FMZA514XX
The consensus was a bad REM but due to the fact that an NGS is needed (which I don't have)to configure the new REM and the cost of the REM-$250 list, plus dealer programing-$125, the customer decided to go with my plan B. What I did was to install a Ford relay...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F8X
Howdy, apparently this is a california truck and there have been problems with the harness, there is a special warranty on the harness and the owner is going to try to get ford to help him out. Thanks for all the help guys! Thanky, Thanky, Thanky, Paul. Trouble codes: P1395 (glow plug monitor fault bank 1), P1396 (glow plug monitor fault bank 2).
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1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82WON
I dont know if this thing is fixed yet, after installing the new crank sensor it still didnt start that good cold. so I remove battery cables touched them together, tried it for 2 more days after sitting over night-seemed to do the trick--still dont know why e...
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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNFM92V9W
hi group well rechecked everything over again, air bags with soapy water, ride level controls all checks ok customer needed car back so i released back to him, he said he would keep an eye on it as far as if it only does it in the morning etc, when i get vehic...
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1992 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L tensioner/alternator VIN: 2MLPM36X8N
Wow! I got an overwhelming response on this one. 30 of 39 replies to my post suggested that the crank pulley/harmonic balancer was the problem. We replaced it and...problem solved! It was pointed out to me that there is a TSB on this matter(1997-01-29) by many...
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1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2V116VDJ
Hello Group, Thanks to all who responded to this post. Although my service writer informed me that this customer went to the dealer for the repair, she did call back to notify us that the problem is gone! I have been told that a po420 is a black tape code!... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency failure bank one).
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