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1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IFTCR14T8H
truck has erratic idle,boggs under accel.,occasionally spits back.will not hold idle in drive with brake on.on hard accel,or cruising speed truck mostly performs normanly,but occasional surges also. poor fuel economy also.when truck is cold it idles up correct...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU35P0T
have had many egr problems with fords, 75% have been the dpfe, archives show same, alldata flow charts suggest same, dealer had many in stock, go to put it in, and can't find it, it appears not to have one, this is a 1996 built in 7/96 bit i even checked 97 sy... Trouble codes: P0402 (egr excessive flow detected)
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5149T
It's back!!! I posted this a month ago when I replaced head/intake gaskets. I put a new #1 plug in because of coolant intrusion, the rest looked ok so I left them. It was listed as: [...],cooling, intake gaskets ...If you would like to reference that... I... Trouble codes: P0306
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
This vehicle comes to us with a miss fires (P0301,305) and Codes P0351 and 352 (Ignition coil A(351) primary circuit malfunction and coil B(352). Vehicle runs rough for a few minutes and sets these codes. Scope testing shows no secondary ignition problem and s... Trouble codes: P0351 (ign coil A primary malfunction), P0342 (ign coil B primary malfunction), P0301 (1 missfire), P0305 (5 missfire)
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMDU34X3T
Thank you for your time. This explorer had a starter falling out of it several months ago. We resecured it, and it was OK for several months. Currently the starter will not engage at one position on the flyweel. The ring gear teeth aren't brand new, but in 35 ...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
thanks in advance to all ford engine tecs-we mostly do bmw- vw- we have an odd oil pressure issue- the customer stated at first he noticed after the engine started to warm up the oil gauge needle at idle would bounce so violently it would actually flip over th...
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L oil in coolant VIN: 1FDRE14L8W
we have a ford van that came in with oil in the cooling system.the van was in a recent front end collision and upon inspection we noticed the oil cooler had external damage.We replaced the oil cooler,flushed the cooling system, but oil returns to cooling sytem...
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMRU17L8X
this truck will die when you come to a stop. it only does it after you go through a car wash. the egr is being applied. i disconnect the hose to the egr valve & it does not die. i can run water on the passenger side around the windshield & it will apply egr & ...
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L high idile VIN: IFAFP4040Y
THE VECHICLE IDILES ABOUT 1200 RPM I CHECKED FOR VACUUM LEAKS UNDER THE HOOD A CANNOT LOCATE ANY. mY IAC READING ON THE SCANNER ARE AT 3.63 AT THE CURRENT IDILE WHEN I PUT THE CAR INTO GEAR THE IDILE IS 720 WHICH IS WHAT IT SHOULD BE A NORMAL IDILE IN PARK THE... Trouble codes: P0455
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP53U52
Hello All, We have this 2002 Ford Taurus that won't charge. It also won't continue to run after started for 30 sec to 1 min. after started. The battery light is on and there are many codes in the computer including: p1779, p0740, p0743, p0750, p0753, p0755, p0...
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1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U8V
dtc code sometimes sets in 1 day but sometimes as long as 7! freeze frame always seems to show speeds between 40-60 mph. replaced vapor management valve (vmv) and fuel cap, checked all hoses (visually). canp solenoid also tests ok (resistance and operation) Trouble codes: P0453 (evaporative emission malfunction)
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13P9V
Thank you all for answering. These style motors have had problems with the heads. After doing some checking, the customer decided to sell the car as is. The replies were very helpful. The car wasnt worth a new motor. Trouble codes: P0302, P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected).
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
Another on fixed, thanks to you guys. Tony [...], ...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transmission VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
we removed trans pan from vehicle and found a ton of little meta chips. we finally found out from customer that transmission has been acting up for a while, and we ended up installing a used trans. thanks for all your help
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6635X
Well, we believe we have this one fixed. we tracked it down to the 'ignition relay'. Using a 2000 model in alldata instead of 99 gave us the correct wiring diagram which matched what we had on the vehicle. From their it was simply finding that the ignition rel...
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Parking assist system VIN: 3FMDA5349Y
Turns out the parking aid module was the problem. Installed the new one and everything is back to normal. Thanks for the help!
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L noise VIN: 1FTNX21L1Y
Thanksfor the help i still have not located the noise . the truck is coming in in the morning and i will try again i think i will pull the transfercase and see if i can still hear it. thanks again for trying to help. dale
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L lights VIN: AB675T6412
thank you for all your help i just got the headlight module yesterday and you guy's were right of course the old one was all eaten up by salt thank you once again!!!
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Fuel line connector VIN: 1FTPW14554
Thanks to all who replied. There ended up being no ' smoking gun' after all, it is just a matter of using extreme caution when servicing these filters as the Ford geniuses have decided it is a good idea to use the most fragile plastic clip possible to hold the...
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1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Wipers, Radio
Well this one is fixed and i can put the advil away for now. Carl had the answer, It ended up being the yellow wire under the drivers fender right where it goes into the grommet on the firewall. i had to pull the plastic inner fender well off to get to it. loo...
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