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1967 Ford cougar 289CID Blikers VIN: 7F9K612138
Hi guys this vehicle blows the in line fuse and the blinkers become in op. initially when i replaced the fifteen amp fuse it blew, the next one on keeps on working . is 15 amps the proper fuse ?. i also need a wiring diagram if you have one greatly appriciated...
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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L Steering Box VIN: 2FTEF26NXH
Now the truck has returned again with the steering gearbox broken again. I am at a loss as to what could be causing this; the sector shaft cover and suport on top of the gear is broken right in half!! That's right the cover on the opposite end from the pitman ...
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1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FACP40M7P
hello techs ford mustang fails to start after running for a few minutes will crank up after a time period. not really after cool down like a module. during no start condition. we have good spark, good fuel pressure, and good injector pulse. we replaced the ign...
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1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.5L Manifold VIN: 1FTHF2643T
Looking for a saveor.This tk has had multi exhaust manifold replacements,Last manifold lasted 2 trips.Owner pulls horse trailer.No codes,timing checked multi times,10 deg timing advances to 20 deg with spout connected.spark plugs do not show exterm lean and n...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L convertor VIN: 1FTDX1862V
Vehicle shifts fine until approx. 38-40mph then convertor trys to engage lockup mode and causes transmission to "flare" shift into lockup mode
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMZU32E1X
Customers states two problems in the last six months. (1) intermittently cranks a long time, eventually starts. (2) no crank. Doesn't matter cold or hot. We haven't duplicated problems, last time we replaced fuel pump and power replays, but didn't help. Ran se...
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1999 Ford Motorhome 8.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FCMF53S8X
I cannot locate the DLC on either of two of these motorhomes with the Ford V10. They are both Class A, 1999 year model so I presume they should have a 16 pin, OBD2 DLC somewhere. The Ford dealer claims they are near the steering column. I have stood on my head...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17L1X
LTFT on both banks remain at 25% all the time. STFT at 3%-6% This occurs at idle or cruise. All other data appears normal. No vacuum leaks found. O2 sensors appear to be operating normal. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX20F0X
The truck will stall everytime it's shifted into drive. If you disconnect the wiring at the trans, it doesn't have this problem. The transmission shop brought it to us, they think it's a computer problem. I know you guy's(and gal's) know exactly where to hit i...
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Torque Converter VIN: 1FTZR15XXX
Hello, I have this Ranger with transmissin issues. It seems to shift a little funny, and the converter doesn't appear to lock up. It has harsh upshifts and downshifts, and after a few miles of driving, the O/D light starts flashing. The EEC module sets a P074...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L horn fuse VIN: 1FTNX20F8X
Hello!! got this ford truck here that blows the horn fuse. When I first worked on it you could hear the horn beep for a second and then the fuse would blow, suspect shorted horn switch. I removed the air-bag/horn switch assy, check the wires and put in another...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L hi psi oil pump VIN: 3FTNW21F9Y
Have no high psi oil pressure
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L convertor VIN: 1FMRU1669Y
Customer brought vehicle in with dying out problem. Test drove vehicle and found that when putting vehicle in gear, mostly in drive, the vehicle kills, just like if you came up to a stop sign in a manual trans and did not engage the clutch pedal. Same thing h...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU73E1Y
Hello all, thanks for your consideration ahead of time. This Explorer has me scratching my head. First time in a month ago, check engine light on with P0303, #3 cylinder misfire.Symptoms associated with the misfire were rough running and surge. Also feels like... Trouble codes: P0301, P1132
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FTSW30F71
Came in no start/start and stall. Found inconsistent rpm. Replace cam sensor, now good rpm signal oil pressure ok Injection pressure ok fuel pressure ok no air in fuel filter, will start very briefly and stall, if key kept in start position it will start/stall... Trouble codes: P1670 (No EF feed back from IDM), P1219 (CID stuck low)
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU74W32
hi all car came in from another shop,missing under load. no codes found in pcm. they replaced dpfe, iac, spark plugs, fuel filter, upon diagnose i found coolant temp reading -40f in morning replaced temp sensor, found cyl # 5 misfire replaced coil, cleaned fue...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM98A6Y
I have talked to dealerships and other techs on this one and can't seem to come to a solid conclusion of action.The vehicle will at any given time ,especially after reaching normal operating temperature, the temp guage will raise at a good rate to hot and the ... Trouble codes: P1285 (cylinder head overtemp sensed), P1299 (cylinder head overtemp protect active)
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1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM5OU6T
hi car was tow to shop was told when put car in gear car would not move in any gear check tranmission oil it look and smell burn car need a tranny i have take a look at this job dont know how to take the tranny out can someone tell me what is the easy way to g...
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1988 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FABP74F1J
Thanks to all who assisted in this repair. The ECM was the culprit on this crown vic. A quick history: I started off with an intermit no start. I verified ignition fire, ground circuit for ECM and ignition-on voltage from the ecc relay. I didn't have injector ...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14H4N
Thanks to all of you for your replies. I did a thorough cranking compression check and a running compression check. All affected cylinders were ok. A running compression check should have about 60-80 psi, and should go up to about 80% of cranking compression o...
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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Trak-Lock clutches VIN: 1FBJS31H9N
Hello, The source of the metal on the magnet was never found. A complete inspection found all the bearings in good shape. One person suggested the debris could have been ears sheared off the clutch plates, another suggested it could have been a pinion bearin...
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 2FALP52U4S
Well I finally got this car back in the shop. sorry for taking so long to close this post. thanks to all who replied, WLK-1020,Guy, Victor, and Frank. the problem is a vacuume leak. the vac.hose that leads to the air intake hose, when pinched off, the idle wen...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L engine VIN: IFMZU77E41
hi fellow techs : most of the info receive told me to take the engine out ,this is the first time doing any major work on this type of vehicle ,i will keep you posted as to the outcome of this problem .I want to say thanks . phil
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L shifting VIN: 1FTSW31P23
hello everyone, first of all thanks for helping. I got my hands on two more identical trucks. they both acted the same way, shifting at 3500 when held to the floor. also all related data parameters were the same.so i gave the customer his truck back.
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L heatercase VIN: 1LNHM82W1X
Well,we took the case out of the vehicle.Inspected all doors in case,replaced door drive motor and vaccum actuator,re-assembled with the same air-flow volume.We suspect this is all your going to get from this vehicle.Thanks for all the suggestions.mike.
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T1X
Yes , I Fix this but it turn out to be multiple problems. Without the help of iATN, I don't what to do. Thank you. The 1st problem is the fuse blown. It's the 7.5A blown, mark clearly O2 sensor in the fuse box Driver's side foot rest. Read this reply: From: To... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sensor B1S1), P0325 (Knock sensor).
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