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1986 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FABP27M1G
I have an 86 5.0 that will start for about 2 seconds then die. If the key is kept in the start position it will continue to run until the key is released. It has good spark. With KOEO the fuel pump doesn't give the initial prime. Voltage going to the pump puls...
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1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L Stall, flooding?! VIN: 1FTCR10U4N
Help!! This Ranger is kicking our rears all over the frozen tundra!! It normally runs well, but will intermittently stall on decel and not restart- acts very flooded when this happens- no codes on KORO or KOER self test- fuel sample was good- substituted known...
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L brake pedal VIN: 1FTCR14X1P
I have a brake problem on this thing, when you apply and hold the pedal to slow down and stop, say from 40mph as you are reaching about 30 to 25mph the brakes just keep applying and it wants to lock up even without pressing any farther on the brake pedal. The ...
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L ABS System VIN: 1FDKE37M6R
Hello Guy's Problem: Early activation of the ABS system @ low speeds Disc Brakes at he front axle position (No ABS sensors ) Rear Drums Brakes:[1] channel ABS @ rear axle housing only with a sensor that goes into the top of the rear axle housing, and a RAB...
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1994 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Speedometer VIN: 1FAPP36X1R
Help! Speedometer has me scratching my bald head. It is mechanically driven by a cable. I have pulled it 3 times, ran it with a variable speed drill(worked perfect), ran it hooked up with the cable attached(worked perfect), replaced it with a used speedo & sti...
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1997 Ford F-250 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3FTHF25G9V
Hey Guys... haven't posted in a few years now. Working for the Los Angeles Fire Dept. We have a fleet of 1997 F250's with 7.5L V-8's. Federal Emissions with the 8600 LBS. package. ALL of these trucks fail NOX. Not one of them passes with even only 7500 miles...
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FTJX35F5V
Thank you for any help in advance. this truck belongs to my landlord,he is complaining of lack of power. He pulls a gooseneck trailer with a tractor on it. I am not sure there is a problem. No codes, no smoke, passes all test with scanner. Drove with gaugem te...
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1999 Ford F-150 4.6L monitors not ready
Hello fellow techs, This 99 (9/98) F150 has its monitors go back to not ready each time the key is cycled off and on again. My local ford tech said keep alive memory circuit problem. I pulled plug off pcm tested for power at pin 55 (kamem) good battery volta...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Overdrive VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
Customer states the od does not work until it is good and warmed up. I drove it once today and it worked fine. Lock up seems to function normally and customer is aware that Lock up won't work when cold. Thats all I have for now.
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1137X
i originally replaced timing belt and had cam timing off as i did not loosen exhaust cam gear. spring in vct hub pulled timing off. reset belt with proper tools, flat bar and long crank stop plug, after several tries and re-reading procedures got belt on prope...
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2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNS24L91
last month this van was towed it stalled on the highway. the customer also said that when ever its a cold morning it was very hard to get the van running. so we found no fuel pressure and replaced pump and relay tested the van the next morning started right up...
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L 3 ,4 shift VIN: 2FAFP71WX1
hello trans techs i need your help to figure this one out.while driving this car it shifts good 1,2,3 and then when it gets to 4th it feels like it has went to neutral and then it doesnt downshift. you have to put it in 2nd gear or turn off the overdrive butto...
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4x4 system VIN: 1FMDU74E92
After previous repair customer picked up & drove, then brought back with only 4Low operable again. I R&R connectors on TCCM and then had proper operation of 4x4 for the remainder of the day. Came back in to work next day with it only switching in and out of 4L...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L abs VIN: 1FTSX31P63
We have this truck with the abs light on. Scanned for codes and got code c1230. rear abs circuit. replaced sensor and still had no luck. there was a lot of metal bits on the sensor. removed rear cover and inspected diff. no specific problems found. We were won...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F93
Sets code P1273 immediately on start-up and on injector buzz test (buzzes like the other 7 do) Followed Ford's pinpoint test NA11 thru Na15, and replaced the IDM as directed with same results. Injector harness ohms out at 3.1 from pins 21 and 24 at IDM (statio... Trouble codes: P1273 (lo side to hi side open circuit inj. 3)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L radio, electric window VIN: 1FTPW14514
When key is turned off, radio, windows, locks stay operative. These systems are all run through the battery saver relay which is controlled by the instrument cluster module. If ICM is disconnected, relay shuts off and these accessories also shut off. Also, ICM...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L engine VIN: 1FTWW33Y95
2005 V10 F-350 Super Duty using lots of oil. Truck was bought new, 25k miles, several oil changes done by Ford dealer. Used to pull a medium sized trailer. Owner has said he checks oil before any interstate trips and always low 2+ quarts engine oil. I have ver...
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1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L No Start VIN: 1LNCM9744P
I have a no-start on this Lincoln. It came from another shop . It has sit a long time. other shop replaced fuel pump. There is a salvage ECM laying in seat,not sure if it has been swapped out or not, I think it has. Fuses and fusible links OK.It has spark. I...
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1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM91V1T
Received vehicle with no power brakes, leaking suspension components, ran terrible, check engine light and oil leak. Replaced brake booster, got brakes engine ran fine and no check engine light. This car adjusts ride height at 65mph so road tested to check air... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition coil B circuit malfunction), P0354 (Ignition coil D circuit malfunction), P0300 (Random misfire)
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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L rear air suspension worn out VIN: 2MELM75W5V
Customer with very little money wants fixed cheaply as possible. Our shop converted an older Grand Marquis to conventional shocks and coil springs a few years ago, using parts from local warehouse. Could anyone tell me what can be done to turn off and keep off...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15NXL
Scope test the oxygen sensor. The readings would flat line at approx .2 mV. Replace the oxygen sensor. Retest sensor. Switch rate is switching properly. Runs a lot better now. Thanks for all the replies.
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FALP52U6V
Hey Guy Thanks a lot to every one that has help me the problem with this car was not a problem to repair. Had a bad plug customer installed 2 reman heads hime self car was running 3 wks befor this happen the # 3 Cylinder was taken on a small amount of water bu...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMEU1761V
Thanks to everybody that replied. The thing still won't act up. I recomended an IAC and the customer declined. I'll update this if the customer returns but he sounded pretty sure that he was going to trade the thing in for something smaller. thanks again John
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Speedometer/odo VIN: 1FALP6532W
Thank you for everyones help with this. I rechecked my power and gnd, then scoped signal from VSS at cluster and it was good. Replaced instrument cluster with used part and all is well. Stuart [...]
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Alarm/RAP Module VIN: 2FMZA5142W
Thanks to all the help I received in attempting to repair this vehicle. Regrettably - the problem goes unresolved. Just for the record, all powers and grounds were re-checked. A new battery was installed. A new battery saver relay was installed, and we thought...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L cylinder head VIN: 1FTWW33S7X
I appreciate the five of you that replied. I ended up recommending the head be replaced, unfortunately the customer wants a second opinion and taking it elsewhere. Again, thank you for your input.
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1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality
Sorry it took so long to get back. I went to repalce the injector o-rings in doing so I found the other shop had left 2 rocker arms loose. Which resulted in a broken lifter guide plate, lifters being out of place and 1 bent push rod. So i removed the head inrd... Trouble codes: P1690.
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 shift under load VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
We have had 12 replies and so far the truck is still eatin' us up. We have replaced the valve body, again, isolated the inputs, triple checked everything suggested, as well as whatever else we can think of. Closing request due to time limits, will post fix whe...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73X8Y
Replaced upper & lower intake gaskets. Uppers were in pretty poor shape. Car is fixed. Thank you all for the help and input. Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank-1 Lean), P0174 (Bank-2 Lean).
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L fuel level sensor VIN: 1FMZU73X2Y
Thanks to everyone who replied It was a great help it was the FL assy just waiting for the cust to make up his mind
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2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L all indicator lights plus the gauges, instrument VIN: 1FDXF46P53
Everyones help was greatly appreciated and caused me to think outside the box.The fight begins with the dealership over the turbo and the blown head gasket. The instrument cluster was repaired. The source for the fix method was the old fix catagory back in mar...
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2003 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Gauge panel VIN: 1FMSU43FX2
Thank all of you for the help. Turns out it just needs a starter. It all made sense when it finally failed for us. The starter was dragging the battery down below 9.5V. That was causing the gages to sweep. The problem was that the gages sweeping was confusing ...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTWW33PZ4
thanks to everyone who replied especially bill from alberta after reading his comments brought vehicle in shop let it sit overnight sure enough egr cooler hose left puddle on side of intake and when removed egr valve found coolant trail in passage called local...
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2005 Ford fiesta 1.6L engine VIN: 8YPZF16M25
Thanks to all who took time to help. The problem is the Pats sistem and can only be reprogramed by a dealer with the ford scanner. The owner took the car to the dealer. I am looking in to Stuart [...] helpful sugestion of the Autoengenuity scanner for this k...
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