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1988 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP6240J
THIS CAR CAME IN BY SMOG FAILURE. HAS A EXCESSIVE NOX ON ASM TEST AT 15 MPH HAS 77O PPM (PASS JUST AT THE BORDER MAX IS 778 PPM)AND AT 25 MPH HAS 1395 PPM (MAX 717). THIS IS THE TEST: AT 15 MPH EGR VALVE HAS INTERMITENT VACCUM WHEN HAS VACUUM NOX CAME DOWN BUT...
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1999 Ford F-150 5.4L am/fm/cd player/power window/wipers VIN: 2FTRX18LOX
Vehicle came in with radio and sometimes wipers that would just quit. Test drove and could reproduce problem sometimes by hitting steering wheel. also had power windows quit one time, but still had radio. had wipers quit but still had power windows and radio ....
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTRX18L0Y
Hi everyone, This vehicle originally was towed in with extreme missfire. Found: #4 cyl had broken exhaust valve spring. Sent out heads for valve grind and replacement of spring. Also replaced pass. side timing chain guides, were worn. Now vehicle has vibratio...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5143Y
Dealing with an intermittent mil light, followed an all data tsb which asks to have the pcm reprogramed with latest calibration = done, inspect the vacuum line from the intake to the fuel psi regulator = ok, inspect LH valve cover for updated cover = ok, last ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L bearing VIN: 1FTNW21F92
This truck has a noise that sounds like it is coming from the left front hub bearing. I Replaced the hub and still have the noise. I was told it could be a brake problem so I removed all the wheels and checked, the rear pads were a liitle thin so I replaced th...
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L pats system VIN: 2MEFM75W7W
today customer claims last three weeks, she goes into store and comes out with good crank and no start. happened at least six times. note this has never happened to us.checked basics fuel system and ignition,all ok. did find code p1260 which leads to check pat...
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2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L starts and dies VIN: 1MEFM50U24
vehicle starts and runs approx 2-3 seconds , then dies. has 55 psi key on engine off -- 35 running and cycles as directed by regulation strategy, has new pump from ford and fuel filter also . will idle and keep running on propane. has injector pulse width
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1993 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L no shift/no speedo VIN: 1FAPP36X9P
Hi guys, this one will be fixed as sson as the parts arrive. Twelve of the replies were dead on. Lane from Michigan, Nate from Michigan, Ted from Michigan, Barry from New Jersey, Bill from Massachusetts, Roger from Colorado, Aaron from Northern California, Bri...
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1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP45X9T
The car has not been brought back to us yet. I realy do think that the problem is in the mas. Thank you all for all of your help. I cant wait to see the car again, and fix it. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1158 (lack of ho2s b2s2), P1138 (lack of ho2s b1s2), P1152 (lack of ho2s b2s2), P1132 (lack of h02s b1s1).
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Fuse #13 VIN: 1FMZU32E2W
Thanks for the replies. I didn,t actually fix this car. Haven,t seen it back here, so I called the customer. Says he took it back to the Trans. Rebuilder and they replaced the solenoids, and then told him the EGR Solenoid was the culprit. It's possible, as it ...
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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5346X
unfortunately i have not had the option to apply the responses to this vehicle the customer has failed to bring the van back.thank you all of you that took time out of your schedules to offer me help it is greatly appreciated thank you Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA5147Y
thank you to all who replied. i chk the vehicle several times and could not find anything wrong. the noise is intermintant and i can't duplicate it. thanks again.
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1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L wipers, tach, engine VIN: 1MEFM53U3X
Thank you to those who took time to respond. We did look for problems in the areas suggested, all replies had an excellent chance of fixing the problem. Three techs suggested checking the ignition switch and harness; both parts checked out good. We were very e...
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