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1987 Ford Taurus L 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP50D7H
My data on this Taurus says the fuel pressure should be between 13-16 psi. I have 22-25 on this car KOER and 14psi after shut off! I've removed the injector and the regulator to check passages for blockage, replaced regulator, and have confirmed no resrictions...
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1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP54Y5N
This came in as a cranks no start. Customer said he put a fuel pump in it himself and that it ran 30 minutes and died. We checked for fuel pressure and found 5psi first KOEO 15psi second KOEO and by fourth try was up to 35psi. repeated this cycle twice with th...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, low power VIN: 1FDKF38F9S
Hello fellow techs, This is our company plow/utility truck. It is a cab& chassis ( not pick-up). It gets horible fuel milage (used to get 15-16, down around 10 now)and has a noticable loss of power. I can hear the turbo spool up though not as loud as my part... Trouble codes: P0603
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5142S
When the vehicle is in drive the Amber abs light & Red brake light comes on intermittently. Check brake fluid level and topped off. Rear 3rd brake light had 1 buld out, replaced it. Condition still exists. Scan the vehicle and found code C1226 = Brake warning ...
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L ignition cylinder VIN: 1FALP65345
customers complaint is that it is very hard and sometimes impossible to remove the ignition key.. we thought it was as simple as replacing cylinder and keys...NOT!we forgot, nothing is that simple. have searched e-mails nothing simalar that i could find... my...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF26H5S
When vehicle is driven uphill or under a load for awhile it will set a check engine light with the above codes stored. manually check vacuum from egr to solenoid, power to solenoid. When koer test is performed the solenoid will allow vacuum through to egr. Whe... Trouble codes: 212 (no tach input to processor), 332 (egr not opening), 628 (excessive tcc slipage), 657 (transmission over temperature)
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L differentral VIN: 1FTDX17W7V
HI; This truck came into the shop first rourtine OLF, all fluids were checked OK. Noise was said to be getting gradually worse. After testdrive no appearart temp differances were noticed at bearing housings. also no noise was heard will on rack.
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU74W02
customer complained of vehicle was slow to go in gear and turning transmission light on. checked and found trouble code po732. dropped pan and checked fluid. found nothing in pan however fluid was somewhat burned. found tsb #02-13-8 for trouble code po732 requ...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Headlights VIN: 1FTRF18L73
Each time the headlights are turned on, they won't turn off until I remove the battery cable. I replcaced the switch, but no change. After the lights are turned on, I can unplug the switch, and they still stay on. Turn the engine off and they still stay on. T...
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1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM82W0T
Customer complains of air ride light coming on after road test we verified this. Used a star tester to extract codes code 54 and 55 were there. 54 is no rear ride height adjustment seen and 55 is no vehicle speed seen. We placed a load in the trunk and the veh...
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2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L horn and cruise VIN: 1LNHM81W31
This is a long post but has all of our testing info in it. I have a Lincoln Town car that came in 3/3/05 with the horns not working and 15amp underhood fuse blown. We diagnosed a shorted horn and replaced with a set of factory horns. Customer notified us that ...
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1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MEFM58S5W
This vehicle is in for failing emissin test -customer has been taking to anaother shop that is throwing parts at it -initially when testing on dyno -o2 sensors are switching perfect -after about 1 minutes driving all 4 o2 sensors stay at 1 volt -fuel trim show...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L All shifts/no power
well no one got the answer to this one it ended up the positive battery terminal was bad customer had been battling this for quite sometime terminal would not clamp the leads tight enough just simply rotted out.
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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX27L4V
hi group: thanks to all who replied, in summary most replies suggested, cleaning the maf sensor and disconnecting the battery and touching both terminals together to erase kram. also some suggested to check pcv grommet @ intake side in my case this was ok. als... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L PATS system VIN: 1FTZF1728X
I recived alot of e-mails, to many to respond to. Tried new spare key from customer. Did not change, engine would still not turn over. Alot of people said to try the transponder reciver around the lock cylinder. Did that no change. Only a $40.00 guest so not t...
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF1723X
Thanks guys for all the helpful replies. We removed the upper plenum and found the egr passages plugged, except for cyl.5. We cleaned the passages and the vehicle ran great and dpfe readings came up to where they should be. Thanks again. JimM Trouble codes: P0401 (cont. memory egr insufficient flow detected), P0305 (cont memory cyl. 5 missfire detected).
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2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L oil system VIN: 1FDXE45F4Y
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED, I REPLACED THE LOW PRESSURE OIL PUMP (GEROTOR PUMP) DO TO WEAR ON THE OUT SIDE GEAR WERE IT RIDES IN THE HOUSEING (LOOKS LIKE RECORD GROOVES) AND ALSO THE AIR GAP AND WEAR INBETWEEN THE TEETH OF THE GEARS NOW WE HAVE 35-40 lbs OF OIL...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L power steering VIN: 1FDWW37F91
thank's to every one for the help , i gess that how they are,i have to let go in the same conditions, i check 4 truck's and all the have the same condition. once again thank's to all . ROBERTO
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L pass air bag VIN: 1FTSW31P33
due to both module and air bag had been updated parts sent to ford for reproggaming sorry about delay ford took awhile to get it right aparently they needed manufacture help too
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