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1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L no data connector VIN: 1FTCF15Y1R
I have an F150 Flareside pickup with this no start problem along with no check engine light. I went to hook up the scanner and I can't find the data link connector. It should be under the hood on the left fender. I have looked along with two other tech's. Not ...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Drive Belt VIN: 1FTEF15Y0S
Hi Ford techs, I had this 1/2 ton in last week for several repairs, noticed that the belt was severly frayed on the inside, it only had 3 ribs left on it. I replaced it and today the truck came back and the new belt doesn't seem to want to stay on the pulleys....
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L unsure VIN: 1FMDU34X1T
Need help, We have a 96 Ford Explorer with customer concern of noise and vibration above 75 mph. Test drove with customer, nothing occurred below 75 mph. Above 75 mph and around 80 mph vehicle will suddenly have a clunk and vehicle will shake/shudder for a sec...
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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTFX28W3V
Greetings fellow techs, Got an interesting one we're on today. 1997 Ford F-250 4WD which came to us with a complaint of stuck in 4WD Lo range. There were no indicators on in the dash and I noticed the OD light in the shift handle was blinking when I test drove...
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L brake pad s VIN: 1FTNE2421X
this work van has a cronic fronT pad wear problem, seems like life on front brake pads is very short owner has tried various types of pads and vented & non vented rotors, in addition calipars & hose's been replaced twice as well is there any tsb's available fo...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5145X
Thanks SOO much in advance! I will probably be needing the expertise of some Ford techs here. What we have here is a Windstar that arrived at our shop with the MIL on. The customer brought it here after the last shop was unable to get the MIL off. I have been ... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire moniter disabled)
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56F91
This tow truck is neglected pretty badly. After 20000 mile oil changes for the first 100k, I finally got them into the habit of changing the oil every 5000. Replacing a set of sludged injectors convinced them. The ICP and injectors were replaced in June 05. In... Trouble codes: P0167 (Feedback signal), P0344 (Cam sensor), P1247 (Turbo boost low), P1211 (ICP pressure above or below desired)
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L o/d light flashes VIN: IFMZU67E81
hi fello techs, this vehicle came to the shop with code P0733, I KNOW IT IS THE INCORRECT GEAR ratio for the vehicle. Can any one give me some thing on the code. phil
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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L buying VIN: 1FMCU96H05
just a quick question to all ford guys my sister wants to buy one of these vehicles how is its track record, i do see several service bullitin on this vehicle, thanks for any information you can suppley
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX20555
HELLO EVERYONE. THIS IS MY PROBLEM. I HANDLE A FLEET OF 04,05 F-250S ALL WITH HIGH MILEAGE AND 5.4 ENGINES. THEY USUALLY COME IN WITH MIL LIGHTS ON AND ROUGH RUNNING.SCAN THE VEHICLES AND USUALLY P0300 CODES AND P0171&174. FIND THEY ARE IN DIRE NEED OF TUNE-UP... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank1), P0174
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 071Y663658
Greetings Ford/Lincoln master gurus. This car ran well for a short time after having the 90 degree elbow replaced at the oil separator and the ECM cleared at another shop. Soon though, the check engine light reappeared and a surge/hesitation accompanied the li... Trouble codes: P1128 (O2 sensor swapped), P1129 (O2 sensor swapped)
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, no power VIN: IFALP52U75
Well I am happy to report that this car is fixed,thanks to all that replied.Turned out to be bad PFE sensor,on scan tool pids it showed 3.08v,I had overlooked this on my initial tests because the car had so many other problems.The hose looked good on outside b... Trouble codes: 176 (Lean Bank 2), 177 (Rich Bank 2), 542 (Fuel Pump Circuit Open - ECA to ground), 543 (Battery to ECA).
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMDA5147T
Thanks for the help, all 23 replies. Everyone stated that the engine does not need to be removed. There is actually quite a bit of room once the water pump is off. There are 4 (this one actually had 5) long studs that go through the pump and timing cover, a co...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U9T
Sorry about the short post on this taurus I was in a big hurry at the time. Turned out the o2's were reading zero on the scanner because I was not giving them time to warm up so I was chasing a ghost. After checking voltage at the PCM and wasting a lot of shop... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430.
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfercase VIN: 1FTZR1548W
Thanks for all the replies, the fix was a shift motor. The genisys wasnt much help lack of info! The autoenginuity showed more pids but I am not yet comfortable with it. The switch plate status from motor never changed. power and ground at motor ok. The switch...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Noise VIN: 1FAFP52U8X
Hello, This vehicle was fixed by replacing the serpentine belt tensioner. Several people suggested this, but the best information came from Nick from Ohio who noted that these tensioners come apart internally in such a way that they look and feel normal, but...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Parasitic Draw VIN: 1FMZU34E6X
Thanks to all that responded! Everyone seemed to agree that this is Normal! We were just trying to find out if there was a number that was normal. There was a lot of responses and a lot of ( Normal ) numbers. We had replaced the battery ( was 5 years old and b...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E3Y
Thanks guys for all the input. The majority stated I was correct on my intake diagnosis and you guys have done many before. Some stated just the upper gaskets and some stated both. I removed upper plenumn by removing a few vacuum lines and connectors, took out... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0172 (lean bank 2).
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Starter VIN: 1FAFP66L8Y
Thanks to the guys that replyed, we have not fixed the car yet customer wanted car back for now. Because the problem was so intermitent and never left him stranded. The replys talked about things that I had mentioned in my post and I did recheck there sugestio...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F52
Cust. has not returned. Called him and said he took it to the dealership. They replaced the glow plugs, relay, then the injectors. Cust. still having the same concern! I think he is going to trade it in. Thanks everyone for the help, I'll update if i hear what... Trouble codes: P0272 (cyl 4 not contributing).
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2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP42X22
thanks eveyone for good response. well customer is not back yet from vacation.i will update information when he come back.
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2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRF12W75
i DID TAKE PEOPLE'S ADVICE AND BITE THE BULLET. DROPPED TANK AND DRAINED AS SHOULD HAVE. CLEANED DIESEL FUEL OUT. CHANGED FILTER AND ADDED FRESH FUEL. ALLS OKAY NOW. AS FAR AS MY ACTUAL QUESTION, I DON'T THINK YOU CAN TURN ON PUMP WITHOUT SCAN TOOL. FUEL PUMP ...
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1998 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1LNFM83W1W
Sorry took so long to reply.Turned out that the battery was low when the dealership tech tried to reprogram.Deliverd car to customer and all is fine.I learned my lesson on this one if you dont have ngs-wds.send the car to the dealer.
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L trans shift VIN: 1LNHM82W73
Thanks for all the help. My sympathy to Sherman in Texas, hope your condition improves. I did not bore with all details, more what was pertinant. The wiring loom was burned at o2 sensor causing intermittant short. so the trans was ok. I have again been test dr...
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