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1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Converter Lockup VIN: 1FACP57UXM
Here is 1 for all you Ford guys out there. Customer installed a used trans form a 93 into a 91 Taurus. Salvage Yard also sold him a wiring harness that is supposed to allow the 93 trans function properly in the 91. Problem is, It dies when you pull up to a sto...
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Intermittent abs lamp, won't flash codes VIN: 1FDKE30G6R
This should be RABS2 System. I use Mitchell 5 as our shop info system. I am wondering what route to take. It is not to clear. I found a three wire plug, that I think is the test connector mentioned to unplug. The connector is in the lf by the battery and has 3...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTHF26H6T
Cold or hot, put into D,1st, or R, will cut out, die, or stumble for a period of 1 sec or less, at single, and multiple intervals, randomly. You can simulate the issue almost every time. It acts like complete ignition cut out, not just a cylinder misfire. Chec... Trouble codes: 212 (Loss of IDM imput to PCM spout circuit grounded)
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Shift VIN: 1FMPU18LXW
The transmission will not shift unless you have the transfer case selector in low range. When it is high range if you run the rpms to about 5000 it will shift once. The transfer case does not seem to be shifting but it's hard to tell. I removed the shift motor...
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAFP66L8X
note: engine will stall at a cold idle, once motor is warm engine performs well. over 11 different fault codes were present when it was first scanned. only p071, p0174 will return. fuel delivery inspects well, ignition monitors well upon scope analysis. believ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Total electrical system VIN: 1FAFP6637X
Hello group, I have a 99 Ford Countor that has been to two shops. Symptom: Customer states that while driving car slowly looses power and cuts off. Confirmed that alternator had stopped charging and vehicle was runnning off of the battery. Customer also state...
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4047X
this is for ford tech. 2000 ford mustang fail emmisson code p0411. i check electric air pump ok if apply voltage to pump. its runs. check relay is ok .at relay black wire with yellow stripe has voltage. grounding white with orange stripe pump run at same time ... Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary low air flow detected)
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L drive shaft VIN: 1FMCU70E21
Customer brought in vehicle for 4 wheel drive inop. tested 4 wheel drive switch on dash and was fine. Replaced module and got the vehicle to work in 4 high but no 4 low. Customer picked up vehicle and returned a few days later with a noise. The drive shaft was...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Vehicle has draw on batteries VIN: 1FTSW31F41
This vehicle will completely drain the batteries in less than three hours. There is a body code B1575 that can not be cleared it just comes right back on the next key on engine off test.This code is parking light input. There is no info in alldata about this c...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L reverse VIN: 1FMPU16L51
I got a phone call from customer that his expedtion would not go in reverse but would go forward .brought suv in checked for codes with new modis. none found then checked line preasures they where ok .i pulled pan very little contamination. but trans worked pe...
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR44V13
this truck came in barely running will only run good on propane. we have 2 codes p1131-bank 1 sensor 1- not switching fuel trim weak mixture and p1151 bank 1 sensor 2- not switching fuel trim weak mixture. we know the truck is running very lean the fuel trim I... Trouble codes: P1131 (bank 1 sensor 1- not switching fuel trim weak mixture), P1151 (bank 1 sensor 2- not switching fuel trim weak mixture)
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L No Start VIN: IMEFM66L7X
hey ford techs This car was brought in on the hook not starting. The customer had already had the problem diagnoised at the ford dealership. they said the pcm was bad. So customer brings in ford rebuilt pcm for us to install. So we install pcm and hit starte...
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1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L TCC system VIN: 1MEFM50U15
Hello everyone, We have this Sable that has been intermittantly setting the code P1744 for TCC performance. Please see related repair section. The last time we had it in here, we contacted the transmission shop and they suggested replacing the range sensor. We...
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1993 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAPP64RZP
DearTechs: Sorry I'm so long closing this post; my mother has been in the hospital. This car is fixed, thanks to IATN and all the good techs that responded. A number of you mentioned the importance of good secondary ignition on these cars and you were right on... Trouble codes: 341 (octane bar out it is), 176 (O/2 not switching lean), 212 (no tach input to computer), 214 (CID cam sensor fault).
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L power booster VIN: 1FALP5247S
dear techs I received 7 replies on this taurus and they were all good suggestions. clifford [...] hit it right on the head, the gasket was missing between the master cylinder and the power booster.Repaced gasket and all is fine.Thanks for all the replies to...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L temp/charging VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
Thanks ALL for your help. Evidently, after measuring temp's @ diff. spots we decided that the new gauge from another cluster wasn't calibrated to the sending unit. Keep pluggin', and thanks again!
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU34X8X
this for explorer is all better, thanks for all the posts i recieved. many suggested mass air , this had already been checked,others pointed to chain problems this was not the newer style 4.0l with all the chains. we removed the intake the following day to tes...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L 4x4 hubs VIN: 1FTZR15X2W
thanks for the replies, however the vehicle has not come back to my shop so I am not sure if it has been fixed or not.
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L engine oil VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
Thanks to everyone that replied. The owner has put over 1000 miles on the car since I changed the oil 3 times in succession with 1/2 hour of run time between changes. For cost efficiency I bought cheap Wally World oil for the first two and used Valvoline 5W30 ...
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Cooling System VIN: 1FMNU43S6Y
Special thanks to Jim [...]. I appreciate your time and thoughts. I ended up using Fel-Pro gaskets. The job went well and I'm sure I can do the next one in less time without cutting out a good, quality job. ...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L cruise switch
Thank you for all the quick help. This vehicle was a supercab. I was aware of the recall, But this lady is a good customer, Her entire family so I had to get her on the road. Since this on was leaking I got one for an explorer 95 Awd to be exact. The threads w...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F71
Thanks to everyone who replied, the fix turned out to be a new EBP sensor. Two guys pointed me in the direction of a shorted sensor, acouple said to check fuses and one suggested an alternator. Once I unplugged the ebp sensor like John suggested the truck star...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lacks power VIN: 1FTSW31F83
Thanks for the quick response to the problem.It's correct that there isn't a coolant temp sensor i just didn't know it.Iwish Genysis would delete that pid. I am going to change the oil to 10w30 for the cold weather. Thanks again to everyone !!
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61LXX
Well guys appreciate all the great replies, but still waiting for the customer to decide on how he wants to proceed. I think $$$ is a problem as it usually is. The car still sets the code but runs Ok despite this small vacuum leak. I'm sure he'll be back once ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
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