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1997 Ford Contour GL 2.5L 4th-3rd downshift VIN: 1FALP65LIV
Hello Tranny and Ford guys. We have this contour with unknow if has engine problem,tranny or pcm problem. This is the symptom: While going up on hill at 40mph and on 4th gear vehicule start to loose speed but tranny don't downshift to 3rd until speed is at 31m...
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1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHE24L2V
A CAR CAME TO MY SHOP AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON. WE CHECKED THE TROUBLE CODE AND IT WAS P0171 AND PO174. I TESTED THE CAR OUT, AND IT WAS RUNNING WELL. WE REPLACED THE SPARK PLUGS AND TWO 02 SENSOR. tHE WE GAVE THE CAR BACK TO THE CUSTOMER. AFTER TWO W... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfercase VIN: 1FTZR1548W
looking for some diagnostic help on 4wd system, vehicle has a selector switch with 2hi, 4hi, 4lo. On initial key up 4hi and 4lo indicators on ipc flash 6 times. I cannot find anyinfo on this in alldata. The gem has a P1808 4-wheel drive low indicator circuit f...
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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP73W9W
this crown vic seems to have no problem starting but immediately after start up it runs like a pile crap.it feels like it is misfiring on at least one cylinder it also seems to surge at the same time.the problem with this condition is it only lasts about 45 se... Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0300
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L transfer case VIN: 1FTNW21SXX
This 4X4 transfer will not shift into low or high unless I ground the shift relays, then it will shift accordingly. The PIDS show shift switch to be working. The indicators in the dash work and shows low after I activate the relay to make it shift into low. My...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L engine noise VIN: 1FAFP55U9Y
Intermittant chirping noise,mainly cold or partially warm, can be initiated at acceleration. Noise seems to be coming from the center of the intake manifold under the plenum. Aprox the #3 injector area.
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P4Y
The vehicle is running lean at idle long term fuel trim is up to 23% and short term fluctuates from 1-5%. When your driving vehicle runs ok under load and cruising. Once throttle is released precat O2 sensor goes dead lean and vehicle starts to miss. Occasiona... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF25Z0T
Many thanks to Robert, Stephen and Bobby. The fix turned out to be a bad ICM. I looked at the ICM and it read made in Costa Rica. I replaced it with a motorcraft and after a two trip drive cycle and another 30 miles all check engine lights are off and it breez... Trouble codes: P1351 (distributor), P1359 (distributor).
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L charging VIN: 1FALP6534T
we removed alternator and had it bench tested at high rpm- It failed. we requested warranty replacement from NAPA (raylock's best line) we had it bench tested before installation- What we really believe is that the wire we replaced was causing altermators to f...
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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L transfer case VIN: IFTZX18W2W
Thanks for all the help. I learned more about these systems on this one. It was the shift motor assembly.Got to tapping on the shift motor and it took off. Bingo! The motor was o.k. but the contact plate on the motor was bad. So, it would work on the bench bec...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10C7W
Flustrated with our progress we parked the vehicle out side. The temperature dropped well below freezing. Now we have a no start condition. No fuel pressure? The pump is running no pressure. Removed fuel filter found water. Cleaned water from fuel filter insta...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L pats system VIN: 1FMZU34X1X
Thanks to all the responses. It was luck but I had not replaced the pats module or the ecm to have to go to ford. The main key that the customer had lost its programming. So the customer by luck had two good keys so I was able to gain reprogramming with the cu...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L timing chains VIN: 1FMZU73E12
well have not fix this one yet due to customer not returning. he is arguing with ford about warranty. several of you said that the leht chain & tensioner are usually the culprit, so i ordered the kit from ford and am waiting to hear back from customer. will po...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FAFP71463
Thanks to everyone that responded to our request for help on a rough running 2003 Ford Crown Victory. We replaced both timing chains along with the related guides, tensioners, and gears. We are happy to report that the engine runs great now. Thanks again to ...
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1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53U9X
I want to thank everyone who suggested areas to check.Most thought vacuum leaks. Some said injectors.Turns out extreme carbon buildup on the valves was causing the problem.Disassembled and manually cleaned heads.Problem cured. Thanks again to all that helped. Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl. 1).
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2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L transfercase/trans VIN: 4M2DU86PXY
Once again you have been more than helpful. I pulled the transfer case and replaced the input seal to the t-case. As many replies suggested- this is a common problem and that there is no output seal from the transmission- just an input to the t case. The trans...
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