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1987 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Start, EXCESSIVE CRANK VIN: 1FTCA14U0G
customer came in and stated that he wanted to keep this vehicle and to do a complete engine service on it. performed compression test, sold tune-up, ignition module, motor vac, new fuel injectors and fuel rail, w/fuel regulator. customer stopped in while worki...
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP5744R
Hi iATN techs! I got this customer's Ford Taurus Wagon GL in the shop for a intermittent no start. I had the vehicle in the shop yesterday all day and it stalled and wouldn't re-start one time. I put a noid light on the injector harness and went to check for i...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW36FXR
This diesel truck when cold will occasionally turn on the CEL and run terribly as if missing on several cylinders. Even with the CEL on no codes will be present. Data is available when the CEL is on with no abnormalities noted. When the engine runs smooth the ...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Locks, windows VIN: 2FTDX17W5V
no power windows, locks. Dome light lights with brakes depressed. interior lamps relay constantly clicks on and off. Had same prob one year ago, replaced battery in desparation. Lasted one year, now acting up again. Tried new batt this time, no luck. thaks you...
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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1FALP47VOV
Car came in wwith engine noise, We replaced engine with a jasper. Now car overheats when you run it around 2000 rpm's. If you let it sit and idle it never overheats. I've replaced the thermostat three different times. Last time with ford thermostat. What I nee...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L red brake light VIN: 1FAFP52U8W
Hi guys I have a 98 taurus,having a problem with the red brake light on the dash not lighting up when you turn the key on or start the car.The light comes on if you apply the parking brake or float in master goes down.Light is suppost to come on for three to f...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery drain VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
Little ol lady with a gem of a problem. Several codes has drain. Am in the process of familiarizing myself with this problem and system. how do you check for a drain if it takes 45 minutes for the gem to shut down the relay? I have checked all engine grounds a...
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2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P91
Hi, This car came in with a PO171 lean code. The long term fuel trim was and is at 25% at idle. Thye upstream O2 was working, but would stay high (900mv) or low (125MV) at random at times. The fuel trim never changed when this was happening. I replaced the O2....
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2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU286R2
Hi, guys, I need help, I have been looking at this one for two days now, maybe just over looking something very simple. Truck came in MIL light on, surging, pinging at times. Codes P1152 (rich cond. bank 2) P1711 (TFT sensor out of range) I'm ignoring the tra...
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1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM62W9S
evening Techs Have my cousins 95 cougar that all of a sudden started missing. Pulled wires and found #1 and #6 were missing. also when you kill the ignition system and crank the engine, you can here one dead player. so I started with the easy stuff, checked w...
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L ac temp VIN: 1MEFM50U4W
Cust. complaint is ac gets warm int. Ambient air temp when pressures were taken was 85 degrees f. and 80 Pecent hummidity. With mode set to max and fan speed on low ac duct air was 30 degrees f. High side pressure was 165psi. Low side pressure was 35psi. Could...
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L evap core VIN: 1ZWFT61LXX
THIS CAR LEAKS AC WATER INSIDE PASS FLOOR WE FIRST CLEANED THE DRAIN (WHICH WAS NOT STOPPED UP)& SILICONED AROUND THE CASE & DRAIN TO KEEP THE WATER FROM FALLING BACK TO THE FOAM ON THE CASE. STILL LEAKS INSIDE THE CAR .THE EVAP CASE IS 679.00 IS THIS GOING TO...
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1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L AC Heater controls/blend door?
Hello group. I`ve seen alot of Ford vehicles with blend door & motor problems, but I never seen a blend door change from cold to heat by it self with manual ac. Customer came in yesterday about 10:30 [air temp lower 80`s]& asked me to check her AC. Pressures l...
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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Stall VIN: 2FTHF25H1N
Thank you to everyone who replied. I took out the O2 sensor and checked backpressure. It was fine (about 1/2' to 1' of vacuum). I replaced the egr and there is no more pintle movement. Once again thanks.
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L rear speed sensor VIN: 1FDKE30G4R
thank you for all the replies. Marv from michigan was right. There was some wire coming out of the harness underneath the vehicle that was corroded and shorted together. We cleaned all the wires and re-soldered all the neccesary wires and ther is no more 12 vo...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L a/c clutch VIN: 1FTYR14X5Y
Thanks to all who replied, I guess sometimes you can't trust the temperature guage on the dash, although it appeared normal all the time, I was able to catch abnormal temperature readings at times from the cts. I check the temperature of the engine @ several p...
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L ABS Lamp VIN: 1FTRE14251
Well guys, I just couldn't fix this one. I had several more replies, one stating that the brake fluid level switch shorts out and causes problems. I had every input that I knew of unplugged, with no change in symptoms or function. I had more than one reply men...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Extended crank VIN: 1FTWW33P33
Well good news. The high pressure oil pump fixed this vehicle. Thanks all. And special thanks to Joe Machens Ford in Columbia Mo. for their help.
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX33P43
Thank you for your help on my problem.I still have not repaired the problem,and my customer ran out of time.He bought a new F350 and said he was not going to fix this one. Trouble codes: P0470 (Exhaust backpressure circuit problem), P2285 (injection pressure sensor low).
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L door ajar switch VIN: 1FTWW33F2E
The local Ford guru reprogramed the CSM and checked it out with no luck. After reciveing the four replies from members and looking into the door ajar switches form my local dealer (who did not keep many in stock)I came up at a dead end. The customer had to use...
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L air condition VIN: 1LNHM86S14
well this one was a tough one but i figures it out it was the post evap temp sensor so i thought well I let this car go and two full days later its back but on the same side so i check freon level slighty low add dye to system found leak on evap removed and re...
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1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM50UXX
pcm got the car running but still had other problems. after some very mind bending hours i found that the integrated control panel was back feeding to the gem. replaced and all is ok . thanks for your time and input.
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