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1987 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L clutch quadrant and pawl VIN: 1FABP41AXH
When you depress clutch pedal it starts to disengage clutch and then you here ratchet type noise and pedal goes to floor with no clutch action, for some reason the pawl disengages from the quadrant.
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1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP54Y9M
Hello everyone and thanks in advance for help during my week of nightmares. I had this SHO towed in for a no start. It cranks but has no fire or injector pulse. The customer had a used engine put in it by another shop. He then drove it for 4 days and it stall...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A5R
this vehicle dies intermittently, its been to couple other shops, with no success. ignition module, ignition switch, ecm, crankshaft sensor and coils have been replaced in an attempt to repair this vehicle. i tested the ecm relay and it is ok. i tested all my ... Trouble codes: 218 (idm open or high)
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1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Blend Door VIN: 2FALP74WXS
Hello, This Crown Vic is driving me nuts it orginally came in for no tempature change from vents we found that the blend door actuator was stuck replaced it and everything was fine. One month later its back again stuck completely hot we test system again and f...
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1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L fuel guage/tanks VIN: 2FALP729XT
ok guys i am working on a 96 crown vic natural gas. it has 4 tanks and one of them is not taking or using fuel (customer says it takes 25% less fuel and 25% less milage) i don't have schematics for this so if someone could email them or fax i would really app...
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1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5149V
GOOD MORNING FORD TECHS. I HAVE GOT A MISFIRE ON CYL NO 6 ONLY. CUSTOMER STATED IT HAPPEND ALL AT ONCE. COMPRESSION IS 150psi, GOOD SPARK AND INJECTOR PLUSE. BACK PLUGS WHERE A LITTLE BACK BUT NO 6 WAS WHITE. ORIGNALLY HAD A P0 151 CODE NEW O2 TOOK CARE OF THA... Trouble codes: P00, 306
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L wipers, dome light, Head lights VIN: 1FTZX1868W
Greetings, I have 1998 F150 that has an intermitten inoperative dome light and wipers I think that they are caused by a faulty G.E.M. but other times the high beams go out while driving and I was wandering if the GEM would cause that to happen. I am thinking t...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMPU18L8W
this expedition idles around 1200rpm. fuel trims are both around 0. didn't find any vacuum leaks either. Iac is reading 24% at idle so its opening even though the idle seems high. thought the tps might be reading off. its about 1.09v at idle, throttle is readi...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU34X3W
Intermittanty it feels like the abs pump is kicking in (racheting) at the end of a slow stop. There are no codes and the abs light does not come on when it happens. With solus it passes the KOEO test. I could not make it happen with the scanner connected but d...
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1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MISSFIRE HOT VIN: 1FAFP54N1X
Hi,ford experts!I've got a taurus sho with a idling problem.Idles fine for a long time(hot)this morning.As soon as i put in drive idle comes up for about 1 min.Then idle starts coming down (iac)starts going up starting at about 28%.At about 45% car starts idli...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L door chime VIN: 1FMRU15L5Y
The truck came in with the seat belt/door ajar chime going off. I pulled code 1428/belt indicator light not operating corectly (chime ok) even though the belt light and door ajar light worked properly . All the door switches and belt indicators are working per...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L buzzing noise VIN: 1FMYUO3181
CUSTOMER STATES THAT THERE IS A HIGH PITCHED SQUEAL FROM DASH AREA.IT DID HAPPEN ONCE IN THE SHOP . BUT IF YOU STEP ON THE BRAKE PEDAL THE NOISE GOES AWAY.THIS IS NOT THE DOOR BUZZER.IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS ON THE PASSENGERS SIDE.IT IS NOT CONSISTENT .THERE ARE N...
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXW47Z01
this truck runs fine on gas but when switched to propane runs with a miss talked to a ford shop that is familiar with this system they said to try to stress test the coil packs did the poor mans version by disconnecting each coil individually found miss on #3/...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L master cyl VIN: 2FTJW36M1M
Again I would like to thank everyone who took the time to reply to my call for help. I'm sorry it took so long to get back to you but the customer is from out of town and didn't get in untill yesterday.The most prevalent answers I received were to either repla...
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1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAPP14J4P
Thanks to all this one is fixed. Several members pointed out to me that this is a Mazda built trans,a call to my local dealer got me one ordered. Mazda calls it a pulse generator. Installed yesterday,all good. Thanks also to Matt in Ontario who had one collect...
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1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Cruise and Horn VIN: 1FTEX14NOS
Once again, thanks to everyone who replied. Fix was indeed a bad wire powering the horn relay.
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6633W
Hi and thanks to all. I replaced the upstream 02 and it seems to have taken care of it. I started to go off track. So Thanks again to all that replied. Trouble codes: P1131 (HO2 Indicates Lean).
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6537W
exhaust cam was off on tooth. overlap problem. thank you for all your help. great iatn team,,, rich Trouble codes: 1131 (corecting rich for lean condition).
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1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Ball joints VIN: 1FMYU24E7X
Everyone has the same opinion on this underdesigned suspension. It is a wonder why the manufacture wants such low tire pressure in the front tires. .030' is about no play to me and I understand about El Cheepo parts use on these rigs. Thank you to all that res...
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L spark plugs VIN: 1FAFP4046Y
we removed the pistons an did find that the oil rings were collapsed we replaced rings and all is good thanks everyone for the help on this one
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
thanks to every one who replied.almost every one came up with a fix to the 2000 ford windstar van that was making the chirping noise.it was the cam synchronizer just like you all said.the chirping noise was from cam synchronizer ,shaft was binding.each time it...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L torque convertor VIN: 1FMZU67E71
I posted the fix in the wrong place.see the 9th reply . New solonoid and retainer seemed to do the trick.thanks to all that replied.
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Stall VIN: 1FDWF36PX4
Well I had to swallow my pride and bring it to Ford because they are able to do a live cylinder power balance test while the truck was acting up. They told me that #2 and #5 cylinders were real weak while it was acting up. They recommended new fuel injectors f...
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1988 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1LNBM81F9J
Hey techs, I do appreciate all that replied to my lincoln problem. Most suggested that I had a valve train problem, and with the tests that I ran on this car I tend to agree. I did check the ecm output to the injector and found it to be good, I also did a smok...
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2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L 17 codes, no power VIN: 5LMEU27R72
First I want thank all the guys who responded and although no one 'hit the nail on the head' some were very close. The problem was that the wiring harness that snakes through the left front wheel well was the victim of oversize tires. The the left front tire h... Trouble codes: P0740, P0743 (TCC Fault TCC Electrical Fault), P0750, P0753 (Shift Solenoid A Shift Solenoid A Electrical Fault), P0755, P0758 (Shift Solenoid B Shift Solenoid B Electrical Fault), P1747 (Pressure control solenoid short CKT), P1754 (Coast clutch solenoid CKT Fault), P0141, P0135, P0155, P0161 (All 4 O2 heater codes.).
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2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1MEHM55S42
Ok guys, there is a vaccuum leak coming from the upper manifold. I'm closing the request because the customer has some family issues to deal with, and this isn't a priority. Trouble codes: 1131 (Lack of H02s11 Switches-sensor indicates lean), 1154 (Lack of H02S21 Switches-sensor indicates lean).
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