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1986 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR11T4G
Truck will not start when hot. Cranks fast (cyl.'s washed out possibly) has spark at time of problem, can smell fuel while cranking.
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1989 Ford F-Super Duty 7.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FDLF47G7K
Thanks for any help... This is a Cab and Chassis Dump Truck. This is going to be the third cat installed. This Cat Lasted 6months/7k Miles. After The Cat was replaced last time we had emissions tested and all were with in Spec. Sorry I dont have those numbers ...
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1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Rear defroster VIN: 1FMEU15N7L
My question is has anyone out there ever heard of the rear defroster blowing out the rear glass. Right before this happen I did smell what I thought was an electrical burning smell. No wires are burned in rear tailgate or at switch. I am going to leave the swi...
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1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L starting vechile VIN: 2FALP7363T
when cold vechile tries to start barely catches and dies this happens around a dozen times then catches. know if you put your foot on the gas while its trying to catch you can hear popping out the intake. fuel pressure key on is 42 psi and doesn't change while...
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1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FASP15J2T
hi group this thing failed the smog test, readings at 15 mph hc 63, 25 mph hc 50, limit is 15 mph hc61, at 25 mph hc45, barely failing, fuel pressure is perfect, ignition system checks out good, maf sensor, ect, iat,baro all reading properly, came timing is ok...
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2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Batt Drain VIN: 1FMRU17L4Y
This vehicle was brought to us from another shop, that shop installed a "Battery Saver" and shipped it to me. The complaint is after 3-6 days the battery is dead. We have not been able to duplicate a completely dead battery but we do see a drain that we cannot...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L leakage VIN: 1FTZR15X6Y
I don't do much engine work anymore, so I would like some advise before I start on this truck. The customer informed me that everything was fine and the temp went to hot, he stopped the truck and check the coolant to find all of it was in the oil pan. I check ...
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, LONG CRANK VIN: 1FTSS34F51
VEHCLE COMPLAINT; HARD TO START - LONG CRANK - BUT ALWAYS STARTS: THEN RUNS ROUGH, LOW POWER, ENGINE LOPES. WHEN WARMED UP RUNS OKAY. AFTER READING HISTORIES ON THIS VEHICLE AND WITH NO EXPERIENCE I HAD A QUESTION ON SOME PARAMETERS (pids) KOEO ; AP VOLTS .66... Trouble codes: 1211 (pending icp press. above/below expected), 1212 (pcm memory icp not at expected)
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSX31PX3
this truck will cut out almost stall very sporadically when it is doing it badly it will barely even move itself in low gear (4wd) and almost dies under higher speeds, where this is a deisel i am kinda on the lost side it was taken to a ford dealer previously ...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge, noise on decell VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
Hello Everyone. This truck came to us. It was stolen, there is a banging noise coming from the air filter area on decell, it also surges intermintantly. Trouble code p0488 is hard code, but can not do diagnosis on this code, our scanner will not do the contro... Trouble codes: 0488
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FTNW21PX4
Ok here goes this truck has been in a number of times for a intermiton no crank. I first tested the starter it was fine.at htis point it would go back to starting and I would be donecostomer picks up truck couple days later same thing.So to determone with curc...
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1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MELM5549P
this car came in with a idle and stalling problem, it has been to many shops including dealer. the problem is this. at idle the 02 sensor goes lean and the engine will flood itself and stall,however if you unplug the mass air flow sensor it runs perfect.there ...
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1MEFM6539X
Hey guys. Vehicle towed in with failed timing belt. Removed cover and confirmed. Noticed belt was missing 1/4 thickness on outer edge( walking away from engine while running). Replace timing belt and components(idler pullies and tensioner assy.) with new. Inst...
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1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP54Y9M
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I received replies stating to check the grounds closely and that crank sensor failures are common on these. I tested the sensor and the grounds and found no problems. When i lowered the ECM, to my dismay, i f...
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1134W
thanks to all that replied...with the special tool installed in the side of the block and the crank up against it, the piston is actually past tdc.
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAHP3831Y
Well, I took and pulled the oil pan. Could not find excessive movement in lower end. Removed the caps and found them very scored. Plasti-gage, and found number 4 at .003 and measured the journal and found it tapered .002 over spec. Advised the customer and rec...
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1988 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBM83F2J
Thanks to everybody who took the time to help. Most replies were that the timing jumped or restricted exhaust. Well I checked the timing several times & it was good. I removed the exhaust with no help. Then I finally decided to move the distibutor around anywa... Trouble codes: 34 (egr evp closed valve signal too high), 84 (egr vacuum regulator ckt. fault).
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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNFM92VXW
Had a lot of good replies, the one that fixed it was a complete relearn procedure on the idle. Had to kill battery power to wipe out the kam. The idle flare up is perfect now. Thanks for the help..
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82W9X
hi guys this car got fix with a tune up & fuel injector cleaner car came back a week later for other repair & no light thanks all that help Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L turn signals VIN: 1ZWFT61LOX
Thank you for the replies as some of you suggested I wiggled the hazzard switch and this made the problem reoccur, so I went ahead and replaced the turn signal switch and I put a new relay in the new switch just for good measure. It works perfect now, thanks f...
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2005 Other Ford motorhome 6.8L abs light on VIN: 1F6NF53S04
hello well, spoke with customer about spending sometime to isolate problem, let customer now that the speed sensors are operating properly but without the proper info time would be involved, he decided that he is going to the manufacturer and will let me now o...
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