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1972 Ford mustang 351CID Mechanical VIN: 2F04H14828
Hello All, I was wondering if anyone had any experiance with an engine company called Rhino Engines. I'm trying to decide if I should rebuild this engine or go with a long block from Rhino. I have never heard of this company and I would feel much better if I ...
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1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP44E5N
cAR CAME TO ME ON THE HOOK. NO START. HAD NO SPARK, SO FOUND PICK-UP BAD IN DIST. REPLACED AND NOW IT WILL RUN IF YOU SPRAY CARB CLEANER IN THROTTLE BODY. TH EINJECTORS ARE NOT PULSING. I HAVE POWER ON RED WIRE BUT THE OTHER (SIGNAL WIRE) IS NOT GROUNDING WHEN...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L four wheel drive VIN: 1FTEF14N5S
I received this truck after another shop worked on for two months. I cannot find a lot of info on Mitchell on demand to help test the four wheel drive components. I have heard that the motors go bad on the transfer cases but I cannot find any pinpoint tests. I...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15U6W
this vehicle came in as no start has no spark with no injector pulse on scanner saw no crank output replaced crank sensor still nothing tested wiring to computer has all the readings its supposed to tested with multimeter. i checked all grounds they alllooked ...
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1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP73W4X
we had done a tune-up on this and was brought in running rough and missing a little. replaced plugs and ran great gave back to customer 2 weeks later... it had a small miss or stumble shut off let set over night next day ran great. now after running for 45 min... Trouble codes: P0430
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L shift soliniod a VIN: 1FAFP52U5X
help ford techs! this is our loaner car - we do mostly imports. the vehicle will set a p0750 shift soliniod a malfuntion once in a blue moon. we can never duplicate any abnormal shifts- what should we be looking for? thanks in advance- greg and crew
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge, COLD HARD START VIN: 4ZECF18253
when vehicle is cold, (first start after sitting for 8 to 10 hours, outside temp.) engine is hard to start. once started, idle surges for about 45 seconds, then engine goes to normal idle. glow plug system has been tested twice. system checks good with power a...
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2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU63P61
Truck came in for misfire. Scanned and found multiple misfires on several cylinders. Found wires incorrectly routed and wire seperators all gone. Plug wires were routed using nylon wire ties and several had arc spots. Replaced wires and plugs, rerouted correct... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P0307 (Cylinder 7 misfire)
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L low/reverse VIN: 1FTNW21F42
My son bought this truck on a theft recovery: was stolen in the S W and the back seat taken out, filled with illegal aliens and drugs and run back and forth across the border until caught...anyway, the truck ran fine the first day or two, now it does not want ...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNFM97V0W
Vehicle came to shop w/ engine misfire & check engine light on. Initial inspection found fault codes for cylinder misfire in cylinder #3 & #4. Found long term fuel trim reading lean. Further inspection found barometer out of specs for altitude. Found MAF senso... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank1), P0174 (Lean Bank2), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4)
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1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L hard start VIN: 1LNHM97V2X
Hello everyone thanks in advance for help Car was towed in cranks but no start. Meas fuel preas while cranking 35 to 40 psi. Car starts on 5th try fuel preas at 40 then drops to 34 & stalls, this happens 3 times, then stays running at 36psi 10 minutes later p...
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1976 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L emission failure equ VIN: U15GLB0000
thanks to all who replied. john from nevada suggested i call the emissions locator. that worked super. ten minutes later i had the part ordered. part is installed and vehicle passed emissions and is gone. again thaks to all of you who replied.
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1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVLT22B5T
well first off, tried another distributor to eliminate that. no difference, same problem. checked crankshaft sensor with vantage meter as spark was really lazy the first couple revolutions, but the pattern was weird on the meter, so eventually replaced the cra...
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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L heater VIN: 2FTZX18WOW
replaced heater core with one from the factory and made a new seal for around the core reassebled heats good inside and outside
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1999 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L Oil Gauge VIN: 1FMUDU32PS
Thanks to all but the problem ended up begin the oil gauge i really thank everone so much.
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMYU70E61
Hi techs. well this one is in the books.after inspecting the rear servo area for a gasket peeking out.that is exactly what i found.most of the 14 replies stated,to replace the valve body gaskets and the epc solenoid.i did just that and the vehicle,shifts just ...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31P43
Thanks for all the replies. I replaced the injectors, and the glow plugs (since I was there), cleared the codes and the truck runs great! The customer is happy(except fot the bill) Thanks again Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow), P0683 (Glow plug contorl module to PCM comm ckt), P2290 (ICP too low).
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W85
The Fix for this vehicle was replacing the Throttle-by-wire motor assembly. After replacing with known good unit engine idled fine. Ordered new assembly and installed. No other problems found. Thanks for all your assistance. Trouble codes: P0316.
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1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L alternator VIN: 1LNLM97V8T
Thank you to all who replied. The problem in volved the virtual instrument cluster (VIC). There was a broken solder point on the circuit board. A new unit fixed our problem. Thank you all for your advice - IATN is truly helpful.
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1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1117V
FIXED!!! The old saying goes... Just because its a new part don't mean it's not junk. The VSS that another shop had installed was the problem. My tech skipped over testing it because...'it's a new part' I started all over with this thing and found it -- replac... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor), P0725 (Engine speed signal problem).
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