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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Passanger's power window VIN: 1FTEX15N0M
I am basically an import tech but occationally get a few domestics. This one belongs to a good friend at church (the worst kind of customer's car to work on). The passanger's window will go down but not up. Checked switches, fuses, wiring, connections, grounds...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L thrust bearing VIN: 1FTEF15N8T
GOOD DAY FOLKS AND THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY INPUT ISN'T IT ALWAYS THE FAMILY ONE THAT BITES?? THIS IS MY BROTHERS F-150 THAT DEVLOPED AN ENGINE NOISE ON ACCELERATION AND I WAS TOLD ABOUT IT AND THEN IT HAPPENED, THE STARTER GOT JAMED UP. UPON INSPECTION FOUN...
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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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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FBJS3151V
Vehicle came if for intermittant misfire. Customer agreed for tune up (new plugs ann brand new coil over plug boots), still misfiring. Cleaned up MAF, checked for vacuum leaks - good. P0300 Random Misfire. Scan Data gives the following freeze frame: RPM 222... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Mulitple Misfire)
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L tcc VIN: 2FMZA51U7W
This Windstar is a friends and we put in a new TCC solenoid(white connector F7OZ-7G136-AA) because it had a code P1742. After 100 + miles the same code set so he installed a different solenoid (blue connector) and now the code is back. TIA Dave [...]
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L air bag VIN: 1FMZU34E0V
air bag light was on. had a passenger air bag open code. while we were waiting for the air bag to come in the customer had a new key made with the transponder built in to it so you have to reprogram the key to the car.we replaced the air bag and the code went ...
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2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L diff or t-case VIN: 1FMZU83P41
Hi, we have this 01 Explorer with fulltime 4WD that has a whine noise which SOUNDS like it is the front diff. We replaced all 6 bearings in the front diff and reassembled. The ring and pinion showed no signs of trouble and the front wheel bearings are not nois...
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfer 4wd VIN: 1FTXR15U32
the transfer case won't shift into 4wd. no indicator light, no power going to the transfer shifter motor. checked wiring, fuses, relay and can't find the shorted wire, or maybe the 4wd drive control is bad. how to check the control, without replacing it, or ca...
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1987 Lincoln Continental 5.0L dash illuminatio VIN: 1LNBM97FXH
Thank you in advance. I have this lincoln that has no dash illumination-digital. It blows fuse # 16-4a. This fuse first goes to the cluster, then to a/c control head, to the message center and finaly to the radio. With out the cluster pluged in, all is good,pl...
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1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNLM91V9T
Hello all, had this car towed in was at 2 other shops, is unclear what they did or found. what customer told me was was running (ok) shut off noticed glowing under car. they removed exhaust. I tried to start sounded like has good compression. has spark acts li...
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2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Starting VIN: 1LNHM81W2Y
Good afternoon, and thanks for the help in advance!! I have this towncar thats got me going crazy! Car was towed in foR A no cracking condition no power was being sent to starter, replaced ignition switch thinking that would fix it!! Boy was I wrong, well it t...
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1998 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L complete van VIN: 4M2ZV111XW
need help !!! you all know when it comes to family members car something will go wrong. van was brought in for front brakes tech found c/v boots broken. replaced drive axles with reman units customer picked up van and started driving about 10 miles and van sta...
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1990 Ford Ranger S Plus 2.9L Engine VIN: 1FTCR11TXL
Thank you to all that replied. I did remove the valve covers & found both cylinder heads cracked. The customer decided not to repair the vehicle.
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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A5M
Thanks to all tree of you that answer. Even this vehicle had some other problems, the stall problem was fixed with new Ig Module. However the intermitent no start problem still there. What I descovered is that when the car won't start, the voltage to the Crank...
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Valve Lifters VIN: 1FTDX1724V
This engine is like all others in the aspect of 0 valve lash at any given spot in camshaft revolution. It just goes to show you anything is possible in this line of work. I have never seen an engine where all of the lifters were bad. A few were obviously bad b...
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF1729W
As I did not have the tool to set cam sensor I advised the customer to go to the dealer, As for the metal sensor setting a code I was advised this was because of Plug wires being near the sensor & picking up electrical pulses, Changing to a plastic sensor didn... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor).
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L a/c compressor VIN: 1FMPU16L81
followed instructions from steve and disconnected speed servo found servo and connector melted. replaced fuse 5 a/c now works ok and no longer burns fuse 5. customer will take vehicle to ford dealer to have servo speed fixed. thanks for all the replaies i reci...
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L front suspension VIN: 5LMFU27RX3
thanks to everyone who emailed suggestions. i repaired the navigator front air suspension due to your help. it had a very small leak at the passenger side air spring that was detected only by using a tire leak detector spray. thank for the help. troy [...]...
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1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Stall VIN: 2MEFM75W5X
all of you were correct...this was an erronious data line on the mastertech tool screen.it also did have a bad iac valve..thanks for all of the support.mark
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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L sensor VIN: 1MECUX2W04
My customer has decided to sell his Mountaineer instead of putting this rims on it. Turns out that the sensors in the wheels wont work due to diffrent systems. Customer did not want the expense of swaping sensors from his old rims. 2006 Rims use CAN and have s...
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