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1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FABP64T3J
the turbocharger is boosting up to 15 psi at any rpm range and a large blowing sound is heard , then the engine starts to increase in speed then the boost drops to zero and the engine loses power with out an rpm drop, before this problem started the boost woul...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTEX15NOR
This truck came in with an intermittent stall. Engine had to cool down before it would restart. We found a worn out distributor shaft had damaged the pickup coil. Installed new distributor and the stalling problem was eliminated. Now the truck runs fine when c...
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1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Surge VIN: 1FTC14A9SP
this truck is at my shop with p0135 and p1600. codes. customer complans that light came on after these repair and had same codes as before.. 02 sensor malfunctions.. i replace both 02 again today drove truck less than a block.. MIL came on again .. puller code...
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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Wiring VIN: 2FAFP71W5W
We are in a small community and our county is tring to save money so they brought me a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria and wanted me to put the engine and trans into the 1998. The engine went fine after changing the ingnition and the intake, but the trans connector i...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP522XX
hi guys need a little ford help got a taurus that wont go away first came in with p0411 and went thru all ford diaginosis procedures in alldata and found everything working but a reduced flow at front valve replaced valve and drove and ran monitor twice and sh... Trouble codes: P0411
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Harmonic Balancer VIN: 1FTZX1725X
Hi everyone, I was wondering if some of you might have ran into this before, the crankshaft Balancer has broken off for the second time. We have looked at the pulleys and all driven parts spin free. The crankshaft bolt has broken off in the crank and the custo...
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L engine? VIN: 1FAFP33PXY
Received this car w/ a complaint of a knocking noise when you turn the A/C on. Did some misc. tests and found that when the A/C was turned on the belt tensioner was jumping all over the place. Replaced w/ a Ford tensioner, same result. Then wondered about the ...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDWF36F2Y
the driver of the truck said that 3 times the truck lost power on the highway ( speed went from 65 to 40 mph). The truck did not stall and sometimes would rum perfect for 1-2 hours before it acted-up. We pulled the fuel filter and found a ton of metal particle...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSF30L61
Hey all, This one is starting to get on my nerves. This a fleet vehicle for a local lawn treatment company. Their only complaint was a tip-in hesitation off idle, mostly when warm and poor fuel mileage. They stated it has been acting up for awhile. I checked t...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L no move cold rev fwd VIN: 1FMZU63EX2
truck came in od lite flashing 1 code po 741 tcc forced off checked operation 5th no lu fluid full no debris in pan pulled valve body no damage no stuck valves installed new from dealer sol pack no more po 741 but... cold only no move felt shift shock in drive...
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2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.3L MIL Lamp on, ocasional long crank VIN: 3FAFP31Z13
Hello, this car has a reoccuring dtc p0340 for the cam sensor, if I clear the codes it will reset on the 2nd startup as I start to drive away. A techline told me that this code is common with this style cam sensor (2 wire sensor/ 1 tooth on cam) and it is very... Trouble codes: P0340
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1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L intermit. high idle VIN: 1FACP40E8N
Rplaced a faulty mass air flow sensor but problem is still occuring intermittantly, still trying to get it to fail to further diagnose problem. thanks to those that tried to help!
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Pressure valve? VIN: 1FALP52U2S
Gut instinct and experience that led to a scientific wild guess fixed this Taurus. Since we had a different pressure output from the two master cylinder ports, we opted to install a master cylinder to see what difference that made. After bench-bleeding and ins...
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1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FASP13J2T
hello all. i finially fixed this thing. the problem was the ac pressure switch. we found the wiring, pin 86 gr/rd wire to the pressure switch was correct and should have power to both sides. the switch requires both power sources to work correctly! the 1-2 hrs... Trouble codes: P1462 (a/c pressure sensor high).
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L engine VIN: 3FAKP1135X
So far, I got the head of , but can't see anything wrong with it. It'll go to the machine shop tomorrow morning. When I get their report back I'll post what was found.
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L front differential and drive axles VIN: 1FTNF21L81
Well this vehicle is fixed.I received three replies on this truck and all hit the nail on the head.Special thanks goes out to Galen [...]. I was told to tear down and remove the hub/bearing assymblies and to pay attention t...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W44
Found open in ground to maf sensor. Thanks to everyone that responded. Trouble codes: P1101.
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