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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, hard start VIN: 1FTJW36F9T
hard starting after sitting over night fuel presure drops to 25-28 lbs after sitting over night excessive smoke on start-up seems to crank longer than normal (before starting) most of the time very poor fuel mileage from 22 mpg to 10 mpg no codes found in comp...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L braking VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
the abs activates on this 98 explorer just before you come to a complete stop. suspecting a faulty wheel speed sensor, i hooked up the modis and went for a test drive. it only does it about once every 5 minutes, but every time it does, all three speed sensor g...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L headlights VIN: 1FMYU60E81
have no power to high beams, low beam works fine, flash to pass does nothing either. replaced bulbs (9007), tried dimmer/combination switch and GEM module. Any thoughts? all wiring I can see looks fine.
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRE14211
crankshaft thrust gone Had motor rebuilt/new crank not cheep.trans was suspected pressure on tork converter but trans was in good shape they up dated it shift kit wire harness and solenoid.new tork converter . the job lasted 3000 miles.back to .190 end play in...
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2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: 1FTNE24221
Vehicle has a lack of power when attempting to accelerate, especially t higher speeds. Camshaft position sensor and gear were installed by using proper positioning tool. Code P1309 (continuous memory) seems to return after several day of driving. According to ... Trouble codes: P1309 (Continuous Memory DTC)
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 3FAFP11391
no service engine soon lite on. no codes stored. there are tids and cids in mode 6. list follows tid21 cid00 fail. tid22 cid00 fail. tid53 cid05 thru 0a fail. tid56 cid00 fail.if anyone can direct us to a published chart please respond. thank you very much
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L abs module VIN: 1FMZU77E82
good afternoon everyone, had customer come in for abs coming on under 10mph. just the last week it got very bad. scan for codes none found, call friend at ford and say there is a problem with rear axle sensor. so i replaced it , still same problem . u come to ...
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2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no crank VIN: 1FDAF56F82
Thanks in advance, this is a odd one. Customer states truck stalled out after going over railroad tracks. Now truck will not crank at all. scanned computer and we have a vss code and a system low voltage code ( i may hav triggered by disconecting one battery t... Trouble codes: P0500, P0562
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1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MECM74W0S
hey ford techs this mercury is killing me it keeps popping a code p1409 when you run the koer test or if you drive it long enough. replaced the evr solinoid valve no change. i have 12v on the power feed wire and the control wire to the ecm is good. when i run ... Trouble codes: P1409
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2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L clock VIN: 1ZWFT61L62
Customer "Everet Sinchew" says since we put 2 tires & front brakes on their car the clock isn't working right. The clock is a digital display in the speedo. It works with key on, but when the car is shut off the clock stops where it's at & doesn't start up aga...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L open loop VIN: 1FTDF15Y2R
Replies included: check engine control grounds, voltage drop, etc., erratic thermostat, and this is normal. Most indicated that this is normal ECM strategy among pick-ups. I have advised owner of vehicle and proceeded with routine engine maintenance. Thank...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L gem VIN: 1FTDX1866V
Replies included: use different scanner, identify truck as '98 on Snap-off scanner, leaking windshield, bad shift motor. Most replies were correct as to water from leaking windshield settling on GEM circuit board. Water marks were hard to see but were defini...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L no take off VIN: 1FAFP52UXW
thanks to all that took time from their busy day to respond, Ted from mi, Bill from mass, and Bruce from Ont had the perfect fix. the sonnex valve #96296-07k and tool #96206-bst once installed fixed the problem. the trans works great now. its a tough job but c...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L heater plenum VIN: 1FMZU35P2W
pwell after looking and not finding mate to connector i installed plenum and hoped for the best two out of three replies have seen empty harness on explorer be fore after install all is working well thanks for all replies
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTZR15V4X
Thanks all you wonderful techs. After I found out from you gents that this gauge works backwardas from most it was not a problem. It did need a sending unit, again thank you Mark
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Power Steering VIN: 1FAFP53U3X
Thanks for the insight! I got 12 replies, with pretty much all acknowleging air in the system. The tip on using vaccum to remove the air was a new 1 to me, and is filed away for future use. The actual problem was, in fact the rack. The end seals were seeping, ...
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6631Y
this one is on the road again, the fix was the timing belt which was missing about 5 to 7 inches of teeth and it still ran ok at idle. the second problem as noted in the update was that the exhaust camshaft (with variable timing) was always slightly off. some ... Trouble codes: P1383 (mfr controlled ignition timing or misfire).
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2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA56481
First of all, thanks to all who replied to my request. I hope I have this one repaired. I'm sorry to take so long, but this problem was intermittent and would not show up for days at a time. I replaced the intake gaskets and seals and even installed the recomm... Trouble codes: P0171, P0305.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L 4wd buttons inop. VIN: 1FMZU73WX2
Well I recieved 8 replies to this post. I am very thankful to belong to such a beneficial network of excellent tech's. Most of you said it would be the 4 X 4 module. Well this fixed the vehicle. The customer was happy. Thanks to all who took the time to respon...
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1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L no 3 or 4th gear VIN: 1MELM2W7RH
Sorry for the late closing. Salesman just picked it up today and running great after a reman unit installed. 3 people said to check the TV cable as they sometimes seize or break off. I checked both ends and they looked just fine. A friend scanned for codes a...
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2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L starts and dies VIN: 1MEFM50U24
on initial testing we had unplugged the maf with no results , but after replacment of the fuel pump when we now had proper pressure , we had not tried to unplug the maf . i think we may have damaged the maf w/ a backfire through the intake on initial testing ?...
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