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1985 Ford Ranger 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTBR10A3F
Hello-- this has me puzzled- it came with a random up and down idle, occasionally it will just die at idle, some times it will restart eaisly and other times it has to crank awhile, it will just race up all by its self then down just as quick , misses then qui... Trouble codes: 23 (tps range), 31 (evp/pec low)
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L DRL Daytime running lights VIN: 2FMDA51445
Usually an easy repair to replace the module.Have power at module conector, fuses ok, checked grounds at headlights. Headlights work properly with switch. Tried new module, no change, installed old module.
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Traction Control VIN: 2FMDA5145T
I have this winstar that has intermitant traction control problem. Light comes on once a month. Code scanned ecm,abs,gem and the only code is p0500 in the gem. Can this cause traction control to be suspended and how come there is no codes stored anywhere else? Trouble codes: P0500
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1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L convertor lock up VIN: 2FTHF25F0T
hello everyone this truck came to me from trans shop, will not go into lock-up i have tested power and ground, i have tested lock up by grounding the soleniod and it will click when grounded, have gone into the output test and the soleniod will turn on. have...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L engine white smokes VIN: 1F1JW35FOV
Engine will tack up to about 2200 RPM then starts white smoking (fuel smoke, not steam) and smothering down then will no go any higher for a long time ( 30 to 40 seconds or more ) hot or cold. When test driving it will do the same thing in first and second gea...
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2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L idle speed control VIN: 1FMYU60X9Y
New to Ford Repairs Need all help available!
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L pass air bag VIN: 1FTSW31P33
code 1835 resistance low 2 air bags same thing what should the resistance be on passenger air bag unplugged get code hi reistance
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1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L heater core VIN: 1MELM62W0V
Hi All Thanks for taking a minute to look at this. My neighbor has this cougar, and the heater core is leaking, He wants me to replace it. What is involved in replacing it? I personally hate heater core replacement. but since he is a good friend I think I a...
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1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FACP41MOP
i am going to put this one on the back burner for a couple of weeks. shop is moving.i havent found anthing new.t-belt is fine.tbs sweeps fine with vantage meter.crank sensor looks good.i really cant afford to throw any more parts at this car.thanks.i will let ...
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Crankshaft & Bearings VIN: 2FMDA514XS
Thanks for all the feedback. Seems all the replies had to do with coolant in oil or dirt in the oil passages. We eliminated the coolant in oil before doing anything to the engine. We did find some gasket debris in the oil pump by-pass & in the oil filter. It w...
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP67L45
This one is down the road YEA ,,, Most of the replies said bad intake gaskets, indeed they were hard as a rock. The upper's were soft the lower's were the problem. After removing the throttle plate we found all 3 EGR ports on the intake clogged. 3 road tests n... Trouble codes: 172 (173 176 177 02 lean), 327 (egr), 332 (egr), 542 (fuel pump), 542 (fuel pump).
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L rear brakes VIN: 1FALP52U1T
THANX AGAIN FOR ALL WHO REPLIED. THIS IS ANOTHER ONE FOR THE Keep It Simple Stupid FANS. I DID NOT PAY ENOUGH ATTENTION TO DETAIL. ALL NEW BRAKE SHOES TRIED HAD SQUARE EDGES.I LOOKED AT THE ONES REMOVED AND FOUND THEM TO BE BEVELED. I BEVELED BOTH THE LEADING ...
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F9V
well this one was actually pretty simple once I found the connector at the starter soleniod had another wire zip tied to it and was pulling quite hard on the push on connector the connector had broken internally (inside the black rubber) and must have been mak... Trouble codes: 470 (exhaust back pressure sensor circuit malfunction).
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP57U5W
thanks to all that replied, most of you were right. but i did find the short in the fuel tank before i read the replies.i must have not seen it the first time i was in the tank. the break was so small i could hardly see it now
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L driveline VIN: 1FTRW08L51
We returned the truck to the customer while we gathered all of the offerings from iATN memebers. The owner is satisfied with the reduction in vibration and is going to leave it at that. All I can add is that this is not a torque convertor shudder as suggested ...
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP11361
Replace new fuel pump & that took care of the problem Trouble codes: 301 (misfire).
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTSW31912
Thanks for everone's help. The PCM & VREF power circuit checked okay, there is no chip added to this truck & we have replace the cam position sensor twice to be sure it was good. At this point the customer has decided not to invest anymore in this truck. Sorry... Trouble codes: C1284, U1027 (scp data fault for eng rpm), U1262 (sc data fault for j1850 bus), B1352 (ing key in ckt fault).
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L hard start VIN: 1FMFU18L23
hello techs, first of all thank you for those who replied. i have not had a chance to get the truck back. the dealer is going to look at it for the fifth time (under warranty). i told the owner what feedback i got & to tell the dealer, but you know how some de...
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2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L cluster VIN: 1LNHM97V3Y
I determined that after checking all circuits to the cluster that the problem had to be in the cluster itself. I contacted Southern Electronics as one of my replies suggested. They told me they could repair the cluster in a price range of $175.00 to $225.00.Th...
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1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM58S1X
Vehicle belongs to a used car lot so they aren't sure they want to spend any more on diagnostics (go figure). They are, however, going to have the PATS keys reprogrammed to see if that makes any difference. If they bring it back for further repair, I will upda...
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