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1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Black smoke VIN: 1FTHX26G7P
Code 41 when it came in, lean condition. Engine is running rich, black smoke mostly starting out with moderate to heavy acceleration. Spark plugs, fuel pressure regulator, coolant temperature sensor, all injectors and O2 sensor were replaced. Fuel pressure is ... Trouble codes: 41 (Lean HEGO sensor not switching), 42 (Rich HEGO sensor)
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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1324561425
hello to everyone, i searched the fix datbase and i found what i as looking for, can some one tell me where the delta pressure feedback sensor is located, DPFE
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTHW26F0V
hi all. i need some advise from a diesel tech out there. i got this truck for myself, and being a ford i've been working on it ever since. the current problem is #3,#5,#8 cyl. failed the koer contribution test. the buzz test passed. i'm assuming it will need i...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMNU4OL4Y
Hi first time requst for help so if all does not go as you are use to you will know why. This vehicle was brought to me with very bad fuel mileage. Have not done any checks.The problem is that I am not that strong on newer ford overhead monitoring systems...
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1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L power assist VIN: 1LNLM9840K
this vehicle came to us with no power brake assist. checked fuses and breakers replacing the bad ones. hooked up snap on scanner found code 55 lf speed sensor. found both front speed sensors broken. since most abs systems will revert to normal brakes when this...
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1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Surge VIN: 4M2DV11W4R
any time and every over 1700 rpm engine starts a very serious surge and erratic idle (1700 down to 1100 rpm and back up)(gets worse with rpm increase)fuel psig. 31 at idle w/pressure regulator plugged in...with regulator unplugged from vac fuel presure 66psig....
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2001 Mercury Cougar 2.0L fuel input VIN: 1ZWFT60391
PLEASE BARE WITH ME AS THIS IS MY FIRST POSTING. SEEKING HELP FROM YOU FORD GURUS OUT THERE. CUSTOMER COMPLAINS FUEL TANK IS VERY SLOW TO FILL. WE LOOKED FOR PINCHED LINES, BENT TUBES ETC AND FOUND NONE. AFTER TALKING TO A LOCAL FORD TECH HE ADVISED ME THAT ...
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1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L ABS System VIN: 2FALP74W9T
Thanks to everyone that took the time to respond to my help request. Although there is no concrete evidence as to why the ABS Light would rapidly flash while at a complete stop on my test drive, I am convinced that the ABS system performed a self-test. The lig...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L dash lamps VIN: 2FMZA5144X
I received three responses to this request. It was the cluster that needed to be replaced. And as 1 person told me, it was necessary for the dealer to reprogram the cluster. The PATS (antitheft) system is run through that module somehow or the other. So severa...
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L mill lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1720Y
Well we feel stupid again on this one, we looked over vehicle good twice for visual problems, on 2nd visit we installed the second trans range selector hoping that was the problem (not so still acting up) Looked at ecm connector(all good), ck'd wiring harness ...
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2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L wipers, radio VIN: 1FMRU17L2Y
Hey guys thanks alot, the corrosion was right on the money, I have seen this before but each time it was a no start issue. This was the first time that I had seen this cause this kind of problem. I did replace the Gem module also, but warning you have to have ...
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L starter/computer VIN: 2FMZA554X1
hi. it's fixed(finally)! even though we had 5v ref at sensors the computer was bad. used unit from salvage yard was installed. we could then scan for codes and data. security light would now flash rapidly(figures, the key didn't match computer code) sent to de...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF37P33
Sorry for the delay. Anyway had alot of good responses. Pretty much everyone agreeded that the fuel mileage he is getting is normal for the load he has on the truck. As for adding the aftermarket program that ultimately will be up to him. Thanks guys for your ...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A2Y
Thanks to everyone for their input on this matter. We replaced the thermostat and test drove it. Seems to be fine. Asked the customer to drive it a few days and give us a report on how it is doing. To the guy in Oklahoma, thanks for the encouraging P.S. Just d... Trouble codes: P1285 (cylinder head temp overheated), P1299 (cooling protective mode).
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1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L heater -- a/c controls VIN: 2MELM75W3S
This one seems to have fixed itself! After posting my update with all the extra testing and results, and having not found the problem yet, we have not been able to get the climate control system to act up again. Previously whenever water was sprayed on the win...
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