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1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L speedometer VIN: 1FABP44E7K
this car has a t-5 man. trans. a 140mph speedometer. it used to be a police car. the cable was broken at the trans and at the speedo head. i replace the cable. my friend says the needle bounces around quite a lot. could it be the head sticking a bit and needs ...
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1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FARP14J9R
I checked all the timing marks and they are right on. Car idles great, runs great until it gets hot and then it starts sputtering. It continues to sputter no matter how much fuel you give it. Return to shop and lift hood and it idles fine. Give it a little fue...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA5148T
This was our original diagnosis. "CHECK INJECTOR PULSE, OK CHECKED SPARK PLUG AND WIRE FOR DAMAGE, OK. ENGINE IS MAKING NOISE. BALANCER IS COMING APART AND CAUSING CRANK SHAFT VIBRATION. CYLIDER #1 IS THE CLOSER CYLINDER. RECOMMEND REPLACE VIBRATION DAMPER". T...
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMU18LXVL
Vehicle just stall in a turn. Was Towed to me and was a no start. No mil with key KOEO . Fuse # 30 on the interior panel was blown. Replaced fuse started and ran for approx 20 seconds then blew new fuse. Installed circuit tester (circuit breaker type) Breaker...
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34P3Y
hello everyone this system is really new to me, i have not had much experience with it, if somone can shed a little light on it it would be great. vehicle came in with a stall problem at stop, checked fuel filter which was restricted severly, replaced with new...
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L battery light VIN: 1FAFP33F62
Battery light comes on after 30 seconds of engine running. We tryed a different alternator. Also replaced ecm & had it flashed, with no change. Alternator is charging. When engine is first started you due need to rev engine to start it charging , after that it...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, P0191 VIN: 1FAFP55U12
Hello All, We have a Taurus with a very intermittent C.E. light (approx every 4 months or more). Each time its P0191, last time (Nov 05) freeze frame indicated the pressure spiked high 62 psi & fuel trims were -10%. By the time we saw it all values were back ... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel pressure range problem)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L instrutment panel VIN: 1FTNW21P93
please help with the following: customer has replaced blown fuse f2.46 several times, time between blowing varies. we have not seen fuse blow and have had an amp meter at fuse panel, have not seen anything close to 10 amp draw. what i did notice is, fuse #46 i...
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1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L speedo VIN: 2FBKF37F5T
From the infromation i have gathered we need a dash from a F450 or motorhome to get a conversion of 1. Cannot find one for reasonable price.
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling system VIN: 1FAFP52U7W
Most suggested to put tracer dye in the system, which was done before I posted. Well car came back on hook. They hit a deer and desroyed front end, releasing A/C and coolant dye everywhere. Insurance has written it off so no cause was confirmed. There was defi...
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDRE14L7X
Did you ever have one of those weeks where you wish you would have just stayed home? Well, let me tell you... After 20 years fixing cars, I just plain screwed up, didnt see the forest for the trees. You guys were all right..the cam timing was off. In fact, t...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater control knobs VIN: 1FAFP58S1X
Thanks for all replies over the weekend. I was able to switch assemblies with another vehicle verifying the diagnosis. I just wanted to find out if there was a less expensive way to repair. I guess I sometimes forget when it is not my problem. Thanks again.
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20F4X
I am sorry i can't post a fix yet. The customer has not returned for anymore service yet. I had several replies about checking the amperage at the glow plugs, when i checked them they were lower than the specs i recieved here. I am almost certian that i have b... Trouble codes: P1280.
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P1Y
Well the Focus returned to me for a simple oil change & I asked if she would like to pursue the CEL for code P0171 any furhter. She said 'Oh, you must of fixed it, the light has been out. I did not do a damn thing other than gather info last time in!! Sure eno... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L wiper motor VIN: 1FAFP38Z34
Most of the replies said to replace the wiper relays. One replay said there was a recall for this concern. The car has not returned for service so I have not fixed this vehicle. Hope this helps other techs.
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1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L digital speedometer VIN: 1LNLM82W8T
Thanks to everyone for their replies. Jim from Alberta, said to use a DVOM to check for A/C ripple. I neglected to say I had done this, and got .129 vac. This is what led me to suspect a bad alternator. The question I actually had, 'was if a bad alternator, co...
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