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1976 Ford F-250 6.4L emissions diagrams VIN: F26YRB3025
We have installed a 390cid replacement motor instead of the oem 360 motor and we need information on the correct emission requirements and vacuum routing to get this smog legal in calif.the 390 motor was offered in this truck but we need diagrams to set it up ...
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1977 Ford Granada 4.1L Dieseling VIN: 7N81L23134
Hey folks. Got a little lady that just drives this Granade to the store and back. Never gets warm. Some times when she turns off the engine, it diesels for a couple of seconds. It does not have A/C. The choke pulls off normally. But there is a solinoid on the ...
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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.9L driveshaft VIN: 1FTCR14T3K
this is my own vehicle and it is just now giving me fits. about 3 months ago i started hearing a chatter in the rear when i checked it my ujoints looked like death so i changed them. i also noticed that my carrier bearing was loosing its rubber but thought it ...
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR15X0M
good customer, was trying to decide whether to keep truck. he's owned since '95 and enjoys hunting with it. he's grown to love it. my shop convinced him to invest in a replacement engine for it. we found a good 4.0 for it and he agreed to do it. this engine ca...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F4S
Truck came in a no start. Tested glow plugs found 3 open on one side and one open on drivers side. Harness and valve cover gasket replaced on driver side. After repaires tested glow plugs with amp probe. Only 119 amps. I AM GOING TO REPLACE the relay. The prob... Trouble codes: P0195 (engine oil temp high accordinf to ngs scanner)
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1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFE24Y6T
Hello all, We have a E250 with CEL illuminated. scanned codes PO171 & PO174. American cars are not my forte and whant to get a heads up on what to look out for and check on this vehical. From these codes I would probably assume this vehical has a vac leak or a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L 4wd low range VIN: 1FTYR11U3W
Looking for a little help on this Ranger pick-up. The transfer case will not shift to 4WD low range. It shifts in and out of 4 high just fine.This truck has the "touch drive system" I ran a self diagnostic check with my scan tool and came up with a p1302 code,...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FDWF37F9X
Front end parts and hubs are good. Tried switching brake pads before installing new Ford loaded calipers. Nothing changed. During the test drive I made several panic stops and the pull seemed to go away, but as soon as the vehicle sets for a few moments the le...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L long crank times VIN: 1FTNW21F0X
The customer came to me 3 months ago complaining of longer than normal crank times. I tried starting the engine and it took about 3 secounds for the engine to start. After checking the oil level in the high pres. pump reservoir( OK ) and checking to ensure the...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5142X
Hello! Problem started a couple of months ago. Customer complaint was MIL light on. Scanned it, found the 2 codes, no other problems were noticed. I did a KOEO, KOER with no trouble and cleared codes. Customer had not noticed any running problems, only MIL on.... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEN15L2Y
cust. complaint of engine miss .replace two coils .runs rich at all times. found one new inj. stuck open replace all four on that side. engine rich,shakes like engine ignition prob. all new inj. and airflow meter is ok. coolant,air,and head temp.is good. new p... Trouble codes: P1158 (ho2 rich)
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L all shifts VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Hi group,I have a windstar with harsh engagment and harsh shifts, no trouble codes,and no other symptoms.I performed an EPC pressure test and have 55 lbs. at idle. It is supposed to be 10-20 lbs. I also have high line pressure,150 lbs.@ idle in nuetral.It is s...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L pdl/radio/dome/traction/doorajar bulb
Hi gang,i need yourhelp bad!! 02 f-250 7.3 6sp,this truck has this list of inoperative items; PDLocks,keyless/dome lite only comes on when you have koeo+ remove key,stay's lite for20 seconds. The door ajar lite on dash is "'Always"on. The radio will not shut-o...
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1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2MELM75W8S
I have this Merc. that likes to surge the idle speed up and down about 100-150 RPM's at stop sign's sometimes.Makes no difference if engine cold or hot.Sometimes it will idle just fine.Looked into throttle plate not much sludge buildup. I did replace IAC motor... Trouble codes: P0505, P0121, P1124
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14A2S
Thanks guys for all your help. I found a bare wire at the canister purge solenoid. It was rubbing on the high pressure power steering line and causing the fuse to blow.
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L front brakes VIN: 1FDLE40S9V
Fisrt I would like to thank everyone replied to this request. A summary would be make sure to clean all mountin surfaces install new shims and , some think oem are the only pads to use where others beleive ceramic are the way to go. right now customer is not p...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heater VIN: P5MZU73E04
ok sorry it took so long to reply but customer was out of town for the last 2 weeks. we got car back and removed the thermostat 1 more time and back flushed with purple power cleaner, after a couple of min. it started to purge the sys. of black and brown sludg...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP52U3W
alot of replies were about the alternator or the door switches, both of them checked out good. someone also suggested a bigger cca battery which we will try if this happens again. we only had 2-3 ma of draw to begine with, but by unplugging the audio control m...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L air springs VIN: 1FMRU17L5W
thanks to all 6 who replied. there are 3 very good web sites for air suspension and conversions that the replies gave. strutmasters.com which seems to have the most available, arnottinc.com and suspensionalternatives.com. they all have a wide varity of product...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L proximity sensor VIN: 1FTWW33F41
Under the dash is the module for the reverse sensors. The reverse light input to the module was shorted on a dash board braket. When I communicated with the module it acually shut itself off when I put it in reverse and all the sensors were without faults. I s...
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