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1950 Ford Pickup .0L Charging VIN: 97HG332094
Need help from all you old shcool guys.Vehicle came in for a dead battery replaced batery and found that generater was not charging properly. replaced both generater and regulator and still no charging. Pollarized generator by jumping power from battery termin...
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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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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72X8Y
When the vehicle first came in the customer told me that he kept having problems with #5 spark plug cracking. The last thing he had done was have the injection system serviced. The check engine light came back on and he heard about me through a friend and brou...
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2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA51483
have intermitten high idle 2100 rpm at intersections in drive. iac % is up to 72. when problem does not occur normal is around 58% a/c only brings up 2-3% under circuit description listed 4 causes. 3 of 4 check ok. one i don't understand is atomization of fuel...
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2001 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM53U51
replace plug, wire, coil pack [no change] can hear injector popping did compression test came out OK. egr has been replaced. customer has had car to other shops before us with no success. please help. Trouble codes: P0302, P0401
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1983 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FMEU15G7D
thanks for the responses,especially [...],who took the time and money to call me at work.he told me to recheck timing,this time i had my hired hand watch the number 1 cyl come up to tdc,i pulled the distrib and reinstalled at the correct placement...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10U3T
thanx for all the replies, the ones concerning the dpfe sensor were helpful btw the sensor tested bad and a replacement brought the xsensor values back to spec, but the code came right back, i finally took the truck to a ford dealer who reset the synchronizer ... Trouble codes: P0340.
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDX1866V
Thanks for all the info on this one. I did ck all as suggested and all is good. After driving i stopped and unpluged startor solenoid and drove again, now idle will not come down even holding clutch in until I stop. Customer has cruise recall. I will replace c...
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Surge
the one and actual repair that fixed this vehicle was the intake manifold gaskets, lower , upper, and injector seals, thank you all members that replied to,and offered help in this diagnosis and repair. the advise of blocking vacuum ports and add propane to th... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0172 (system lean bank 2).
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Torque Converter VIN: 1FTZR15XXX
Thanks to all of those who replied. According to all of the great replies that I got, it appears that there are several common issues with this 5R55E transmission. I removed the valvebody and inspected the gaskets. None were blown out like I expected to see, b...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 2-5 shift VIN: BMHGIU7O09
Thanks to all of you who replied . Almost everyone that replied nailed the problem to its source . The 2/5 servo bore had a nick ,and also the piston was cracked . The band was also partially fried . The truck went back to the dealer ,they will apply a goodwil...
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Fuel and tach gauge VIN: 4M2XV11T1X
Well I will call this one fixed. I was told about a couple of grounds to check. I checked them and thye were fine. Check all connections, they were clean. Did find a lose anti slosh module for the fuel guage. Hoping that fixes the fuel gauge (I haved ordered t...
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