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1989 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L lean VIN: 1FABP54Y3K
see repair history. Code 41 keeps coming back and under accel the engine pops through the intake (lean) as the code says. rpms slow to return to idle after accel but I cant see how that would be a problem. I assume there is a vacuum leak but spraying carb clea... Trouble codes: 41 (lean right hego)
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1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: HUJI393930
came in had code 173 in it replaced o2 seamed ok test drove after 2 miles mil light came on and it had same code in it. o2 volts switch slow after you drive it and then go to 900 plus and stay there. checked for vaccum leaks none found.what should i check next Trouble codes: 173 (o2 sensor)
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Battery Light VIN: 1FDKE30M2P
This ambulance alternator charges good but battery light doesn't go out. Has the Leese-Neville 165 amp alternator. Alldata doesn't have a wiring diagram for this alternator. Diagram for motorcraft alt. shows one of the small wires to the alt. grounds the bulb ...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6533T
HI FORD TECHS CAR GETS A PO171 ONLY AFTER DRIVING 72 MPH OR HIGHER. CAR HAS GOOD O2 READINGS GOOD BARO PID GOOD MAF READINGS THE ONLY FREEZE FRAME DATA THAT I DONT KNOW ABOUT IS FULSYS1 OL DRV DOES THIS MEAN FUEL SYSTEM 1 OPEN LOOP IN DRIVE? THE FREEZE FRAME D... Trouble codes: P0171
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1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEE1421V
Hi Guys..vehicle came into shop for running rough and check engine light on. Scanned for codes and pulled P0340, tested cam sensor and found bad. We replaced cam sensor but not synchronizer because the magnet did not look that bad on sensor. Vehicle still has ... Trouble codes: P0340
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L dies VIN: 1FTRX08L8Y
The customer reports the truck will some times start and die 3 or 4 times then runs good. The theft light flashes dimly with the key off. The engine is about 1Qt low on oil. The C1284 indicates oil pressure sender is at fault,could it be that simple, replace t... Trouble codes: P1260 (Pats system), U1147 (SCP data fault for vehicle spec), C1284 (oil pressure switch failure), P3003 (miss on 3 cyl)
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L rf speaker VIN: 2FMZA534XY
hey guys, need some help. van showed up with no radio operation and remote keyless entry not working. power door locks work via the switches but not through the key fob. found blown 36 FUSE UNDER DASH . popped in 10a as required ,clock came on as expected, all...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C8Y
dpfe reads 1.0 volt at idle & ect at 117 dpfe starts to jump around as temp gets around 180 then dpfe reads 5.12 at idle. thank u for your time Trouble codes: 1401 (dpfe ckt high voteage)
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2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L steering VIN: 1FMYU60X8Y
After installing engine, road tested and while steering, the steering wheel willchatter. Shakes whole car. Seems strange. p/s whines a bit Im thinking rack or pump We are going to play with it tomorrow. need a start point. flush It?
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L drivetrain VIN: 1FMU18LX1L
We experience a slight driveline jutter at slow maneuvering speed (5 to 15 mph) when turning the wheel slightly right or left off center. Tight turns are smooth and normal. Vibration is felt through the floorboards, hard to define if it is front or rear.
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge, high idle VIN: 1FAFP55UXZ
customer complaint is that the car surges while driving. more after a period of time driving it, but will happen even when first driving. car idles high @ 12,000 rpm when cold for about 10 minutes even when driving. there are no codes. i can't find a tsb with ...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L fuel level VIN: 1FMZU73K83
I wanted to update but couldn't do it because of previous update, what I want to know is how can I check the flex pump module if I dont have a solus (I have modis)or if gauge can be checked after the pump conventionally by grounding and removing ground to have...
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L air bag VIN: 1FAFP33P33
we now have a lite on no codes untill you run self diag test get [...] crash data full now what ??? motor says to replace both air bag mods niether deployed just driver side seat belt tensioner went bad help
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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU64W24
HELLO FRIENDS:THIS IS A CHALLENGE;this truck runs nomally and between 105-108 km/h at cruise,the warning of engine failure at the message center appears and the MIL iluminates.always do this. We try another throtle body,and no diference,the freeze frame data d... Trouble codes: P2106
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1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L braking system hydraulic and mechanical servere pu VIN: 1LNLM91V6S
hello fellow nightmare lincoln techs, inserted hydraulic pressure testers at caliper bleeders. pressure is equal and appears to have no flow restriction. inserted pressure testers in caliper assembly. 500 lbs pressure dif, more towards driver caliper. everyth...
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1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Steering column VIN: 1LNHM97V9X
Customer states that steering column "smokes" (electrical short) when driving interstate speed 75 mph whith cruise on for at least 30 min, i havent been able to duplicate yet but i will try to find time meanwhile i was going to see if you ford techs run into t...
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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2MEFM75W11
This Ac will only freeze up when the customer drives on the highway and works great in town. I guess what Iam looking for is that besides water in the system what controls the cycling of the clutch that would allow this to freeze up only on the highway?? About...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L axle u-joints VIN: 1FTEF14Y2T
Thanks for all who replied. After replacing second axle u-joint on truck #2 the condition was still the same. There were responses to check things like tire circumference etc. and all was very close and should not have caused a problem. At the end of the day I...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L intermitant brake booster operation VIN: 1FTHX26FXV
you guys were right on vacuum pump took care of the hard pedal after pump replacement pedal effort was restored then found pedal going to the floor brake master was also bad thanks
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Thanks for the help. After multiple attempts to locate wiring problems we couldnt not locate any. We did have other issues pop up while searching, which were the 4X4 light and OD light started flashing and the 4X4 would lock in low, the windows and sunroof sta...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF1723V
Well this ones finaly fixed.After checking everything all of you suggested turned out to be dpfe hoses hooked up backwards.Most of the replies stated to check egr passages inside intake.Thoses were gummed up but not plugged.While intake was removed noted 'junk... Trouble codes: P0401.
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1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP13P8W
what i found was that someone had tried to replace this module with one out of the salvage yard . The only problem was they didnt match the numbers. There are severel different number of these modules. I had to go to the dealer with the vin to get the correct ...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FMZU73K83
Almost everyone is pointing to the flex fuel module which upon investigation is part of the fuel pump assembly. I would still like specifics on what readings and type of measurements could be used to check the fuel gauge (microporcessor). customer has not retu...
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