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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
Vehicle came to us with the check engine light on and was cutting out and pinging on acceleration. Had a code 214, cylinder id curcuit. We replace cam sensor and now the check engine light is fixed but it still detonates and bucks severely under load. We teste... Trouble codes: 214 (Cylinder ID curcuit)
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1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L T-Case VIN: 1FMCU24X2V
After I overhauled this unit, it wouldn't engage 4 hi or 4 lo. It came in wiped out and wouldn't pull at all. Now it is great 2 wheel drive. I installed new shift motor today and still get same codes as before changing it out. KOEO I get P1891-T-case contact g...
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L9W
this may be a dumb question but does anyone have a good way to find intermitten misfire from coils or boots on 5.4 coil on plug vehicles without swapping a new coil and boot until found i have a solus but no misfire info or codes i put new plugs in it still in...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Starting, Battery VIN: 1FAFP553S0
As said 2 weeks ago we replaced battery as it tested bad, now 2 weeks later we get a call from pissed off customer that they have the same problem as before (no-start) We went out to customers house and jumped started and brought back to shop. All good with ba...
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1999 Ford F-150 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FTRE14291
This is the VIN for a van I have here, the truck is coming in next week. Anyway, the cooling is fair. High side seems ok at 250 to 300, but low is 60 to 70. I suspect the compressor is poo-poo, or a missing or blown out orifice tube, but the system has never b...
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Driver's Window VIN: 1FAFP4448Y
Vehicle came in with window off track. Window attaching broken was broken off of window, we then replaced the glass and the window regulaator. Vehicle came back with the window off track again. Roller wheel had detached from the window. We re-attached the roll...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP56S72
this unit seems to puzzle me i know the trims are running rich, i was wondering if any of you come across something like this. it's a returnless system and the pressure sensor has a electrical connector on it , do this fail and send wrong pressure to the injec... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX30PU3
Thanks in advance . This truck came in with mil on. scanned computer and fount code p2263 . found tsb for cause of code p2263 and sent customer to have computer re-flashed . Code came back and i was leaning to icp solonoid . This is an eary 6.0L and the icp so...
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1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Kills engine with clutch released any gear VIN: 1FTER11U2P
A reman or boneyard unit will be the fix for this one. Don and Mattthew nailed the cause of this failure. The grommets in the back of the shifter housing get hard shrink and leak. Also the shifter seal at the shifter was torn and leaking. Seems they could not ...
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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L rear handling VIN: 1FALP62W6S
Thanks for all the replies. The problem was the right rear wheel bearing. It had 1/8 movement side to side causing the tow to change under a load. We re-checked the torque on the bearing and found it to be loose, with no play in the bearing the car drives perf...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 40 mph VIN: 1FALP57U7V
Still have problems but the info I recevied was valuable,it helped me make sure I didn't miss the common fixes
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 2FMZA51U6W
Thank you to all the wonderful Iatn techs that took the time to respond, and confirm what I thought was the case with a bad VSS. Monitoring the VSS actual output with a Fluke 98 Scope while driving gave the same information as the scanner- when warm, the signa...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5240X
Yes, another fix: All of the replies pointed to the fact that this cars have a problem with EGR passes getting clogged. The advice is to remove intake and clean them all. The other issue is the DPF sensor. This sensor more often than any other EGR component, g... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insuficient).
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2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L ABS power relay VIN: 2FMZA57441
Thanks to all. Relay is sealed in power control module under car. Changed the module. All is well. Thanks again
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hydraulic Cooling Fan VIN: 1LNHM86S7Y
Thanks to Micheal and Tom, you were absolutely right. I am at a loss to see exactly what failed on the motor and nothing seemed loose broken or worn but the replacement hydraulic fan motor fixed the car.
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1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L brake rotor VIN: 4M2DV11W0P
Most of the replies were helpful and already tried prior to the post. The car probably needed brake porportioning valve, but the cust. declined further repairs and pick up the car. I give the cust. the car back for free because I felt it wat the right thing to...
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