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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L headlights VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
I looked it up in the archives and another guy said he did the same thing. One of the replys to his problem said it was the daytime running light relay. This vehicle does not have drl, there is connecter, similar to a sprout connecter where the drl relay would...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP6538T
This car has a low idle in gear and causes the serptine belt tensioner to vibrate (noise) ,then the rpm goes lower causing the car to evently stall. I have replaced the parts listed and hoped a bad bearing was the problem ,the pullies and belt proved no repair...
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1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP45X1W
this car has a low pitched squeal noise when accelerating lightly from a complete stop. It is more noticeable when making a right turn like at a 4way stop and it sounds as if it is coming from the right rear. All the suspension and brake components look to be ...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FDAF56SXX
Greetings fellow gluttons for punishment. I have this f350 super duty that will go down the road fine and all of a sudden you cant get the engine to go over 2500 rpm. It seemed like a cat converter problem but wasn't. I checked for codes there were none but I...
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L oil pump VIN: 1FAFP66LXX
PERFORMED AN OIL PRESSURE TEST. ACCORDING TO ALLDATA, OIL PRESSURE SHOULD BE BETWEEN 20 - 45 psi WITH ENGINE HOT @1500 RPM. REMOTE OIL PRESSURE GAUGE REGISTERED APPROXIMATELY 15 PSI. SO, HOW CAN EN ENGINE WITH JUST A LITTLE LESS OIL PRESSURE THAN REQUIRED SPLI...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IFMZU67E41
HAVE A CODE OF 0171 & 0174 i REPLACE O2 SENSORS CLEAR CODES AFTER 30 MILES CHECK ENG LIGHT CAME BACK ON HAS ANYONE RUN ACROSS THIS BEFORE VAC IS OK PCV IS OK i WAS TOLD BY MECH TO REPLACE 02 SENSORS. Trouble codes: 0171 (system too lean banl 1), 0174 (sys to lean bank 2)
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L no power VIN: 1FMZU73E72
may be fuel pump or cat no good
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1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L Power Steering Pump , Press. Hose, VIN: 1LNLM82F6L
I have a Lincoln Town Car with a melted P/S resevoir and dipstick. This is the third time this has occurred. The first time we replaced the pump, flushed the fluid and it immediately blew the pressure line apart. So...we replaced the pump, steering gear, pre...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU32P2V
I removed the converter and bolted it to the fly wheel and measured using a dial indicatorwhile hand turning the motor and found the end at the transmission side to be .011, I then removed the converter and measured the center of the crank shaft to be .002. Th...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FTNX20F3Y
Thank you everyone for all the awsome replies, tips and links that you gave. You did it again! The truck is fixed! Next choice according to the flow chart and tech replies, replace the IDM. Replaced with success, Running Great! - Thank You! TIP: According ... Trouble codes: 1668 (PCM - IDM communication error).
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S1Y
Thanks to all who replied to my help request. I have not been able to get the vehicle back into the shop to go any further with it. Most of the replies say to pull head and look for valve problem. If I am able to get this car back into the shop I will write an... Trouble codes: P0306 (6 cylander miss fire).
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Backfire VIN: 2FMZA51441
Greetings all. This is the usual 'customer has not returned for repairs'. I've put a lot of time and energy into researching his problem so I'd be ready to attack it when he came back in but he hasn't returned. This doesn't appear to be a common problem but I ...
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1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L air bag strut VIN: 1LNLM9843R
Well thanks very much for all of the experienced responses! Even though we have never come close to having this happen to us before,apparently it is not at all unheard of. The dealers we checked with about replacement struts both have had this happen in their ...
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