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1985 Ford F-250 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FDLE47F5V
All eight glow plugs are open. Replaced them and they are open again. Replaced timer and relay, system seems to work normally. Replaced all 8 glow plugs and same thing happens approx 2 weeks later. Glow plugs do not look burnt or damaged in any way, they just ...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF15Y0M
This ford truck came back to us on the hook. we intalled a new fuel pump last week. as we ran scan tool we lost comunication and the fuel pump started running after its 2 second koeo cylce when pump ran we lost comunication to scanner. still had 12 volts to st... Trouble codes: 512 (Keep alive memory failure)
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1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L fuel guage VIN: 1FAPP6243N
HELP BOYS!! THIS FUEL GAUGE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY. REPLACED SENDER BECAUSE RESISTACE READING WAS OUT OF SPEC.THOUGHT THAT WOUD BE IT RIGHT? WRONG, STARTED TO WORK THEN WENT AWAY.REMOVED DASH TO FIND A CIRCIT BOARD THAT THE GAUGE TIES INTO.NO WIRRING DIAGRAM SHOW...
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Low compression VIN: 1FTZR15XXX
This vehicle is kinda wierd. The cam sensor drive locked up, which killed the oil pressure and the engine quit inside of 20 seconds (per customer). When it came to us it had no compression. We decided to see if we could get oil pressure first, and after waitin...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: IFTYR10C3X
This vehicle will start and idle normally. Upon throttle opening the engine will not exceed about 2500 rpm (less under load) It feels like fuel starvation or restricted exhaust. Pressure is good, exhaust is not restricted. MAF is OK. O2 sensor is new and worki... Trouble codes: P1131, P0340
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10C3Y
This truck is KILLING me. Please help. This truck is part of a fleet and my boss is trying to get this account, so no pressure here. I've talked to my techline and had two different Ford guys post it on Oasis. I've tried every suggestion given to me and still ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire)
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L dome light VIN: 1FTNX21FO1
I have replaced door switches to cure this problem in the past on 98 f series vehicles but the problem is so intermittant it is difficult to test. Any suggestions would help. I have not found any service bulletins through mitchel on demand.
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L ABS Light / Speedometer VIN: 1FTNW20L02
Customer complaint check ABS light on & off frequently, speedo acts strange; test drove, confirm customer complaint, no ABS codes set, road test with scan tool / ABS will light yet no codes. We assumed speed sensor problem & replaced both trans output speed se...
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1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM50U9P
Car has been in several times over the last few months with customer complaining of hard to start when cold.We have kept the car overnight several times & it started right up every morning & all day long. Came in again last week &same thing.Car cranked right u...
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L dead battery VIN: 1MEFM50U9W
Vehicle is owned by an elder lady. Sits for a week or more at a time. Only problem found thus far is 160 -200 mAmp draw---with vats/wiper fuse removed draw is down to 5- 10 mAmps Also we have antifreeze in crankcase with 36k miles on the car
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L idling VIN: 1FTEX15NOM
i replace the iac and driven and replace the air temp sensor on the intake and so for it is idleing fine at the red lights
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Air bag VIN: 1FALP4043R
Special thanks to Brad [...] for nailing this one down for me. It was the only reply i recieved. Right behind the glove box was a connector that needed to be shorted out to clear the codes from the system. It ended up having three codes total. A 61, 72 and 7...
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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTFE14N1R
Hello everyone. Sorry to get back so late about this one. It has been a while since the customer has returned to the shop. Actually, the van was towed in today, and it turns out that the ignition cap was very wet inside (rainy day). After replacing the cap and...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Engine Performance VIN: 1FDKE3050V
Hey Techs! Thanks again for the input, have had a long discussion with the client, and he is not prepared too spend alot of money on this thing just yet, when I do get into it, I will post my findings. Thanks again and take care! Doug
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, PINGING VIN: 1FDRE142XX
You guys are the greatest! After taking the upper intake off, we found the egr passages blocked, all of them except one. My tech felt very humble after being pointed in the right direction as he has done several 4.2's for intake gasket leaks and has cleaned th... Trouble codes: P1000 (monitor testing incomplete), P0301 (cylinder no. 3 misfire).
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L11
I want to thank all that have replied to this one. I read over all 13 replies then decided to swap the 6 and 8 coils with numbers 2 and 4. After I did so I took it on a test drive. I also removed the pcv valve to access those 6 and 8 coils. This vehicle would ... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bnk 2), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire), P0308 (cyl 8 misfire).
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L output shaft seal VIN: 1FTYR10E91
Thanks to all six who replied and particularly Alex in BC for the location of the venting for this unit. Checked sensor for leak ( thanks Peter), no leaks and dry. Also checked tower plugs they were dry, but replaced will I was there(thanks to Doug, Bruce, Wil...
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2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Harsh Shift especially 1-2 VIN: 2FMZA52452
Finnaly finished the windstar. Thanks again for all replies. Since the last update and my improper valve body repair I discovered a reverse shudder. First of all I would like to thank Sherman for the lesson in proper valve body repair so hopefully this valve b...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP74H23
we double checked all of the connections and their values and we were satisfied that our repairs were done correctly.jeff from california, bryan from british columbia,and david from ontario were correct. we sent the car to the dealer and had them program the n...
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