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1987 Ford Thunderbird Sport 5.0L mil VIN: 1FABP61F7H
Car was sent to us because it would not pass smog check due to no MIL with key on. Mitchell and Alldata both say light should illuminate key on. The fact is according to both wiring diagrams that the MIL only illuminates with "bulb check" during crank, or if d...
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1990 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTFE24Y1L
Thanks in advance, I have this 90 e-250 that now has a no start problem. It was in last week of a major oil leak. Lifter cover. When it came in they stated-contractor- that it would not idle, but they could keep it runing with both feet. After gasket replaceme... Trouble codes: 56 (maf/vaf circut high)
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FALP52U6S
Hello Ford Techs. I have this 95 taurus that is being a pain in the rear. Vehicle came in, customer complained of intermittant loss of power and stalling. After running 5-8 miles, vehicle acts like running out of fuel or plugged exhaust. Car gets where you are... Trouble codes: 211 (PIP Circuit), 624 (EPC Circuit)
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTDX18W8V
THANKS TO ALL THE experianced FORD TECH'S DRIVABILITY IS CRUMMY ! ONE THING IS OUT OF PLACE THERE IS A ARCHING SOUND FROM CYLD # 7 ?? IF I REMOVE PLUG WIRE FROM SPARK PLUG ARCHIN NOISE GOES AWAY, IF I PLACE A SPARE PULG INTO WIRE AND WILE ENGINE RUNNING GROUND... Trouble codes: P1000
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L starter VIN: 2FMZA51U2W
Intermittent no start, no crank. We have had difficulty duplicating the no start condition, but it's happening more often to the customer. Customer puts a jump box on vehicle, waits five minutes and it will start. Probably coincidence. Each time we checked veh...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F9K
Truck came in about 2 weeks ago for a cutting out problem...Engine would shut down like the key was turned off, but then it would recover to an idle, until accelerated over 1500rpm again. sometimes it would shut down completly, but restart ok---Replace CAM sen... Trouble codes: 1248 (No turbo boost pressure detected)
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDRE14W21
Vehicle runs and idles well during both visits to my shop. Checked for vacuum leaks (intake, PCV assembly), none noted. Checked for irregular IAC operation, none noted. P1506 to my understanding is a PCM recognized fault "expecting a data range, getting data o... Trouble codes: P1506
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 6.8L rocker arms VIN: 1FBSS31SX1
this van came in with a rough running condition & mil on. visual inspection turned up 2 coil packs un-bolted from the manifold and making poor contact with the plugs. i replaced both coil packs and all the plugs, since all the plugs were out the customer reque...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L 1/2 shift VIN: 2FAFP71WX3
Recently, car developed a 1-2 shift and a 2-3 shift, which the customer calls a "hard shift." You could also call it a shudder, it seems to be lugging the engine down. It doesn't do it all the time, but when it does, both the 1-2 shift will be hard and the 2-3...
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1994 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L suspension VIN: 2M2DV11W2R
Hello! We've been working on a Villager with a body vibration at 110kph. Customer first noticed the vibration after replaceing the 4 tires (Michellin Harmony) new brakes all around (pads, rotors, shoes, drums, wheel cylinders - top quality) and new rebuilt ax...
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1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L heater core VIN: 1MELM62W6T
owner has requested me to replace the heater core in this car. i have heard that there are 2 different housing for these cars and that dash has to be removed. looking thru the glove box opening looks like you take a plate off to access the core. as i'm a dodge...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L engine VIN: 1FTYR14X0Y
Against the rebuilders wishes we went with what we knew for sure, that there was an evident noise at the valve tip of the rocker on a couple of valves and we could depress the lifters once off of cam lift then they would go solid. We replaced all lifters with ...
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Antitheft VIN: 1FAFP34P71
Interesting fix. I asked the customer for the remaining keys in case a reprogram was needed. His seceratry gave them to him and said 'Be careful some of these are bad keys and don't work.' The bad key was the one issued to the customer. I did learn some inte...
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14001
This was a challenge for us. We received 12 great responses to this request, all with helpful information, validating that we were on the right track. It was Doug in Florida that hit the nail on the head with his suggestion that a valve may have sunken into th... Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 misfire detected).
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1AFP58S12G
HEY!!! I actually got a customer to agree to a repair. WOOO-HOOO!!. As most of you said it turned out to be a bad PCV valve. And since it was questionable, I also replaced the hose assy from the valve to the bottom of the upper intake by the throttle body. And... Trouble codes: P1506 (Idle Air Control Overspeed Error).
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