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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L overdrive VIN: 1FMDU34X3S
Suspect wiring problem but trans shop tells us problem could be input sensor which is internal and want to sell overhaul. Alldata says to attach "breakout box" to PCM to test wiring. Don't have one of those or way to locate wires at PCM. MIL connector is OBD...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K22
thanks in adavance for any help, i am working on this 02 explorer with a check gas cap light coming on int. and check engine light comes on not long after. i have ran a smoke machine on system, found vent valve sticking , replaced vent valve and figured i had ... Trouble codes: P0457 (small evap leak check gas cap)
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L coolant VIN: 1FDXF47F22
This engine has several problems. THe most pressing one is that it pushes antifreeze out of the resevoir as it warms up. It may take a gallon of water a day. Now also the injectors are not firing when it is cold. We need to plug it in to make it start. IT is N...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTNW21L83
customer concern is a low speed growl. you wont hear the noise above 25 mph. it is noticable when taking off or slowing down. the inner spindle bearing was not dry or damaged. noise is hard to hear on hoist. almost sounds like brakes are draging a little or ru...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Ping on Accell VIN: 1FTYR10D13
Hi all I have this ranger that's driving me nuts. I replaced the camshafts and since that this motor pings on acceleration after it warms. i bought the cam alignment tool and retimed the motor but the ping is still there. there are no codes in the system..I'm ...
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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1995 Ford Mondeo 2.0L Evaporator VIN: WFOFXXGBBF
Hi everyone, well I have quoted this customer but she hasn't yet returned. The general feeling was that it was about an 8 hour job involving a full dash and heaterbox removal. The genuine parts were very expensive eg $1725.45 for an evaporator and $719.95 for ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMPU18L8W
the fix on this vehicle ended being that someone before had adjusted the idle screw on the throttle body, not sure why, and not sure why idle valve showed being open a certain percentage even when it knew it was idling higher than it should, but turned idle sc...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, POOR POWER & CODES VIN: 1FTNX21P63
Many thanks to all who replied to this request. I had no idea their were so many extremely intelligent tecs. We recieved 11 messages. The majority considered egr plugged and one suggested a crack in exhaust on left side of engine. Several tecs suggested lookin... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr low flow detected), P2263 (turbo/super charger system performance).
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A41
Thank you to all who took time to read my post and those who made suggestions. I probably led you all down the igniton path so the replies I got were in that direction. Larry described a procedure to catch misfires by clearing memory through disconnecting the ...
1986 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L No Start VIN: 2MEBM79F2H
Thanks all for your input, the culprit was the ignition coil. Replies varied, about half said t-chain the rest said EVP sensor, bad dist stator & vac leaks. The ones who replied with weak ignition hit it dead. Original coil ohmed near the same as the new & I d... Trouble codes: 32 (egr position).
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