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1965 Ford Thunderbird 390CID expansion valve VIN: 5Y83Z12081
Hello A/C tech's, we have this @&!*%!65 Thunderbird here that is causing us all to consider applying at Hardee's. We installed a new expansion valve and drier, drew it to a deep vacuum and changed oil to ester oil and charged it with 134a. The system will run ...
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L ride controll VIN: 2FMDA514XS
Hi all I have a windstar that another tech in my shop has been trying to fix for a week The air ride won't work .He has thrown a gem and a relay at it . the pump will run when jumped .also had a pump over run code in according to the other tech.now its in my b...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Brakes VIN: 1FTHX26F2S
Brake pedal is high and solid with engine off. When engine started,pedal drops almost to floor. No external leaks found. Replaced master cyl with rebuilt unit. No change. Replaced RABS valve,no change. Blocked off line from master to RABS valve,no change. Repl...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5145T
This Windstar has a intermentant miss under accelaration which explains the P0300. The vehicle has new plugs and wires on it. We also have a cam sensor code P0340. The cam sensor and drive housing was replaced about 6 months / 4000 miles ago and it ran fine af... Trouble codes: P0300 (Randam cylinder missfire), P0340 (Camshaft sensor code)
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP6632W
Looking for some direction, car came in on hook for no start, cranks ok...found fuse #9 in under fuse center missing...contacted customer who advised car quit this past weekend and was towed to friends house, they found fuse blown, he replaced it and drove 150...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L valve train VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
help!!! not quite sure what's going on here. we did a cylinder head gasket replacement, on startup, we have a continuous valve train noise. if i had to guess, i'd say the chain tensioners seem to be loose. engine was quiet before valve job, but rattles like a ...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
Hello group, This vehicle belongs to a good customer,so I really could use some help on this one.The only complaint is that the S.E.S. light is on.There are no drivability symptoms,but the customer wants it fixed. I went through flow chart from Mitchell and ... Trouble codes: P1237 (Fuel Pump Diagnostic Monitor)
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14261
have a very intermitent problem on this econoline. cust states vehicle will begin to black smoke and run terribly rough then clears out and then the idle will race. of course we cannot duplicate this problem as it has only happened 3 times in a month and a hal... Trouble codes: P0113, P0118, P1289 (cyl head temp high input), P0123, P0453, P0708
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L engine VIN: JCOYUO4IY1
Hi Gents, I have a ford escape that has the code po17c or 0017c. The car cuts out intermitantly but not when I have the car. Is this code a crankshaft sensor or cam sensor. Any info would be appreciated. I also get a code po402 which is Exhaust Gas Recircualti...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX172X3
Hello fellow techs. We have here a 2003 Ford F150 with a 4.2L engine (automatic transmission). The customer brought the vehicle complaining of misfire, hesitation, and check engine light on. We tuned up this vehicle about 10,000 miles ago (plugs, wires, Filt...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTEX15NOR
Many of you pointed toward a magnetized distributor shaft or faulty pickup coil in the rebuilt distributor. It turned out to be a faulty pickup coil in the rebuilt distributor. Information from a tech line had us check the duty cycle on the output of the picku...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hydraulics VIN: 1FTCR14A6R
Hi there, Thanks to all who replied. We did not use OE parts which was the problem. We kept on switching out the after market parts. This morning we pulled the gearbox and swopped the master cylinder, line and slave with OE parts. Bled the system by in...
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1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFALP62W4T
Customer never came back, I think he sold the vehicle. Thanks to all for the responses, think the pcm would have fixed it, don't think customer wanted to spend the money. Trouble codes: P0135 (ho2s heater circuit malfunction), P0141, P0155, P0161.
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L #5 cylinder VIN: 1FDSS34F8W
I ohmed out wire harness from idm to # 5 injector (good)I swapped out a known good idm and still no change, so said the hell with it and changed the injector again 'bing go' the miss is gone. I use to work at a [...] dealer ship and now that I run a fleet shop ...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L wipers VIN: 2FMZA5143X
thank you fellow tech,I NEED ONE ON TO GIVE ME A PUSH ON THE WIPERS.WE THOUGHT THE WIPER MOTOR WAS BAD BUT WE NEEDED A PUSH.YES THE WIPER MOTOR WAS BAD,WE REPLACED THE MOTOR CLEARED ALL CODES AND EVERYTHING WORKS FINE. THANKS ,KIBLERS GARAGE INC.
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2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 2FAFP71W2Y
Thanks for all the replies. A decision was made to go back with a dealer product (at no cost to us). As much as everyone stated electrolysis could be the cause, because of the mileage increments, we are leaning towards a mfg. defect. Kurt had the best idea to ...
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2000 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L loss of power VIN: 1FTSS34FXY
thank you to all who replied. there was a loss of fuel pressure down to 15 psi. we hooked up a vacuum gauge to the inlet side of fuel pump and found that the pump was drawing 25' of vacuum, spec is less than 6'. in the tank incased in the sender were two scree...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L abs pump VIN: 1FMPU16L5Y
Customer has not yet returned,but it sounds like a new abs module wil fix it if the relay is o.k.There is a option of having the module repaired if that is the problem.I will post fix when curtomer returns. Thanks again. Mike.
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2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1FAFP47V01
Hello everyone, thanks for all the replies. This car is at stock ride height, angles good. customer put two tires on back and problem gone. I just wanted to make sure, Thanks for all the help.
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L abs system VIN: 1FTRX18W3Y
abs sensors checked out ok with scope replaced all three sensor any way did not fix the problem replaced abs brake module th brakes wook good now thanks to all that responded
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