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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHF26H3K
This trk was really bad befor the previous repairs and is much better now but still has a problem. Originally it ran extreemly rich and rough. Idles fine now and smoother. Firing KV is about 40 across the board, was 55 or better when I started. When dead cold ...
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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L pump VIN: 1FTHX25H7N
im no tranny tech, but for the family i was asked to change out the front pump in the tranny. im looking for the easiest way to replace the pump ive removed all the pump bolts and it will not budge any suggestions. thanks wes
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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, gas fumes VIN: 1FACP5247P
Vehical came in with complaint of gas smell in passenger compartment. Strong smell at front of vehical, looked like injector o-ring seeping on back bank. Replaced o-rings and tested purged solenoid-failed. Replaced purge solenoid and most of gas smell gone fro...
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTCR14U5S
Hi guys, I usually don't do tranny work, but this is a charity case. Trans (5R44E) has a harsh shift 1-2 at times. It shifts ok under wot or medium throttle, but shifts hard at light throttle, but not always. Before servicing the 2-1 downshift was hard also. T...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A1T
Need advice on this one. these trucks have two ign systems. Any help will be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0352, P1443 (Emission controls code)
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8T
Hi Group! We recently got this car from another shop with a code P0303 and P0306. Both these cylinders have a dead miss at all times. The items replaced already are...coil/ignition wires/spark plugs/cam angle sensor and shaft. These parts were done before we g...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y9T
SURE COULD USE INPUT ON THIS ONE. LTFT ARE AT 2-4 ON CRUISE OR ACCEL. AT IDLE FUEL TRIM GOES TO 25 ON BANK ONE AND ABOUT 20 ON BANK 2. THE FUEL PRESSURE IS 50-60. MAF IS NEW ...HAS ABOUT .9 AT IDLE AND 4.2V AT wot. NO VACUUM LEAKS FOUND. UPSTREAN O2 SENSORS LO... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L electric window VIN: 1FTEF1764V
Input voltage to door switch is OK Output voltage from switch is OK window works up correctly no power to motor for down operation OTR relay OK Grounds OK
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L 4wd VIN: 1FTSX31S4X
Hello Ford techs, need some help on this one. truck came in 4wd inop. Checked codes & found p1867- t-case contact plate ckt. fault & p1812 4wd select switch ckt. fault. performed code diagnostics on both codes from All-data and both came to replace GEM module....
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Wrist Pin VIN: 1FMRU15W31
Thanks in advance for your help. New plugs 6K miles ago and vehicle returns on hook W/#3 spark plug & coil blown out of hole. Didn't know this was a common problem at first and accepted full responsibility thinking we must have left the spark plug loose & some...
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2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA53241
Typical lean codes for this vehicle. Smoke test engine to verify vacuum leak. Found leaks at rear of intake at both Variable Valve Induction connections. My question is this: Do these rod connectors have internal seals and are they a part of the intake manifol... Trouble codes: 171 (Lean Bank 1), 174 (Lean Bank 2)
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L output shaft seal VIN: 1FTYR10E91
Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be given. The vehicle in question has a mazda M5R1 5speed tranny. The problem has been ongoing and we are currnetly at wits end. The vehicle loses aproximately 1/2-2/3 qt of fluid thru a 200-250 mile use. We have r...
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2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L occupant classification sensor VIN: 2FTZA54299
I got a code B2290 stored in the RCM. When flagged it indicates "COM". There is a TSB for this condition which asks to test the continuity of communication wires between OCS module and RCM. (All OK). I replaced the RCM (as per instruction). The RCM displayed ...
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2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L reverse VIN: 1FAFP34314
this car sometimes does not have reverse.if it does not have reverse and you let it sit it starts to jumps in and out but never goes all the way in. but there are times it will go right in but it is week. there are no codes,shift soleniods work ok,fluid looks ...
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1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L front brakes VIN: ILNFM81W2W
I have no clue why this is happening ,the car runs fine till the time when u apply brakes at speeds.
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1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L a/c clutch VIN: 2MELM74W4S
a/c clutch shuts off after heat soak or extended idle or in town stop & go,scanner shows wot off, orang/ lt blue wire @ a/c relay grounded by ecm, all pressure switches closed for clutch op., a/c cools perfectly when on & all pressures normal, problem seem s m...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L glow plugs VIN: EFTHF36F9V
Thank You for the help!! Most suggested the glow plug could be pulled without removing the head. To clarify, the threaded sleeve came out of the hole while the heating element and electrode were still stuck in the hole. I first of all sprayed some PB blaster a...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L could feel any misfi VIN: 2FMDA5148W
WOW, thanks for all the responses!!! We pulled the upper intake and the egr ports were plugged on the front side the back ports were all open. removed egr valve cleaned the passage. just putting it back together this evening. will do an extensive road test. By... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder 4).
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1998 Ford Contour 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP66337
just want to say thanks almost everyone had the correct fix what i did was i adjusted the timing belt tension while the engine was running that fixed the problem i did adjust the belt tension to the correct mark according to the tsb but that did not work i had...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5146X
Almost all of you guys were right on the money. EGR ports were all clogged with the exception of #5, where the misfire occured. I can't thank you all enough. It's an honor to be among such gracious and learned professionals. Thanks again, Trouble codes: P0305, P1000 (obd ii system checks incomplete).
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU74W02
The TSB I was referring to ended up not being for my application. We flushed transmission and had dealer to flash computer with latest update. Customer has had vehicle for couple of weeks now with no problems.
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L water in fuel light VIN: 1FTSW31P53
Thanks to all who replied to my post. Draining that lower housing did the job. Approx 2 tbs of water was removed. Thanks again.
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1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MEFM58S5W
Well unfortunately this one is not yet fixed. Ontario will offer a conditional pass that lets customer renew plates if they spend over $450.00 towards emission repair. Customer has not returned for furthur diagnosis. -when we cleaned the fuel injectors this ve...
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1998 Other Ford powering Koh 8.1L engine VIN: RG6081A101
When a load was put on the engine there was a knock. We found it coming from the fuel injection pump. Suspected it had a plunger sticking when pump advanced under a load. We put a bunch of Stanadyne fuel conditioner in it and ran it without a load for hours an...
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