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1989 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 5.0L rolling/hunting idle VIN: 1FTFE24NXK
the van has idles issues when cold... only about the first couple of minutes or so. idle speed fluctuates 100-400 rpm, occasionally stalls. i've set idle speed, adjusted TV cable, spark plugs are a little dark, scoped secondary igntion, scoped PIP and SPOUT, s...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L 3rd gear
I need help on my personal truck. The trans shifts great cold, but when it gets hot, it seems to shift early on light throttle, but when it goes into 3rd under light throttle it seems to feel like fourth but it is not, and the vehicle jerks and bucks. this doe...
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Thump on 2-1 shift VIN: 1FMDU34X5S
This vehicle is in top shape and runs great except for the 2-1 downshift. Sometimes between 15 and 5 MPH, it feels like the transmission thumps on the 2-1 downshift. It thumps hard enough that the ABS will come on if your foot is on the brake. Sometimes it wil...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14Y5S
Hello everyone, have this 1995 Ford f150 4.9 automatic that was towed in with a no start condition. Performed a tune-up just to get her to start and run. Our problem is she has a buck and surge condition at anything past idle. We can make her run almost perfec...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14N9T
hello and thanks in advance for any help you can offer. this truck has been an ongoing problem.customer came to me about one year ago for brks and tune up.and said once in awhile it would not start and would take several tries. seemed to buck and spit and back... Trouble codes: P0385
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U5V
hello tech's, thanks in advance. check engine light on; code P0443. test purge control valve operation & ohm circuit. smoke system; no leaks. no other codes. clear code and in two weeks or so the PO-443 returns. ohm computer to purge valve wiring. tested fuel ... Trouble codes: P0443 (evap system purge control valve fault)
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L brake lights VIN: 2FMZA5146W
the cust said he could not get the van out of park. i found the #7 fuse was blown. the #7 fuse is for the boo switch. i replaced the fuse andfound it blows as soon as i push the brake pedal. i have unplugged the brake lights, multi function switch, shift inter...
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAHP3831Y
Customer came in complaining of engine noise. Sounded like lifter tapping. Removed valve cover and ran engine. Found noise coming from cyl 4 exhaust valves. Check lash, found at .36 mm should be at .27-.34 mm . A few others were like this. Perform cylinder lea...
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2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP36312
Customer came in said was over charging sent alternator out tested bad regulator. replaced alternator and still have over charge issue. checked reulator plug wiring and found the wires to be folded and twisted so i replaced the pigtail and still the same.. che...
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1986 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L No Start VIN: 2MEBM79F2H
Towed in, customer says died while driving. Have spark, fuel pressure at 40 & have injector pulse. Compression 120 on the 3 cylinders I checked. Visual inspection, all looked in place. EGR code, I verified pintle closed. I got it started by advancing timing, r... Trouble codes: 32 (egr position)
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1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM66LOW
need help with this one. I have the bank 1 sensor 2 oxygen sensor keeps going bad. have been replacing with oe sensors.The sensor will work for about 1000 miles then it goes open. I have checked the harness all looks good there. When its replaced the oxygen wo... Trouble codes: P0136
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L lighting,igntion switch functions VIN: 1MEFM6530X
I have a 99 Mercury Mystique(8-99 build date)2.0L DOHC automatic that was brought in first thing this morning by new customer stating that a 20 amp fuse in the under hood fuse box blows intermittently. When the fuse blows he states the engine cuts off and all ...
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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L cold start VIN: 2FTEF26Y7H
Thanks everybody, for your replies. Turns out that the customer got bad gas. When he checked his fuel mileage with good gas, he said there was a big difference. I told him that these are the kind of things that he has to watch out for when bringing it in for r...
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L dome light circuit VIN: 1FALP4443R
Thanks for the help everyone most people said watch out for the lights such as mirror lights and glove compartment,trunk lights ,dome lights exc. One piece of very helpfull information that i recived was the proper draw this vehicle is around 22 ma This vehicl...
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1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX25G3R
To all that sent in a response I thank you. So I rechecked timing marks and balancer, fuel pressure, the T.S.B. and power and grounds. I removed the distributor to restab and verify on it was on the correct tooth when I noticed the toner ring had a scratch on ...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Timing Chain & Ballance Shaft VIN: 1FMDU34E1V
All is well in Explorer Land! Thanks you everyone who replied and Henry for sending the timing procedures. After doing a pres. balance test and confirming no bent valves I carried on with doing the repair. 1- With the timing chain cover & valve covers off, t...
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L proximity sensor VIN: 1FMSU43F8Y
Just a few responses seem to indicate bad grounds, speaker failure poosible, a volume adjustment... even a normal for this model ;-) I did check as best as time and circumstance would allow and have concluded that the control module for this circuit is at fa...
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1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L EATC controller VIN: 2MELM75W2T
thanks to your insight, i decided to change the blend door actuator. that was about two weeks ago, and so far so good...i delayed closing this as long as possible because i wanted to see if it would stop working again! if it comes back dead, i'll open a new po...
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