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1984 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L fuel VIN: 1FTHF2611E
Hi guys, I'm having a problem with getting this pickup to run. We replaced rt. side cyl. head and is back together. We've bled the fuel system repeatedly and the engine fires for a second then has a hard time getting it to run again. We made sure the timing ma...
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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Mechanical VIN: 1FTHX25G6N
this vehicle hase a zf s5-42 5spd trans.we are hearing a loud rattling clunking noise at idle coming from the transmssion.the noise appears when vehicle is hot.it does not sound like bad bearings,you can not hear the noise when driving.it will stop when the cl...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTDF1868V
Thanks in advance for the help, This truck came in for a miss on cyl. 4 & 7. The spark was weak, truck had 175000 miles so, I replaced both coils. It had new plugs and wires put in a few thousand miles ago. Now I have weak spark output on the coil tower for #4...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L engine VIN: 1FTDX1769V
i am working on an engine noise. a rattle coming from the top end. i removed valve covers and found slack adjusters collapsed. 13 out of 16 were bad . I replaced them and the noise went away, just wondering if anyone has any idea why they might have went bad. ...
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2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45F2Y
First like to say thanks this everyone is a big help. I have this 2000 ford E350 ambulance 7.3 powerstroke has a p0261 low side number one short replaced Idm under warranty all wires under valve cover and number one injector. What happens is after been running... Trouble codes: P0261
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2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 2FAFP71W3Y
View related repair history. After rebuilding transmission, vehicle now does not have 2nd gear while manual lever in OD position. 2nd gear works fine if commanded into second with manual lever. All other gears work good. Tranny work isn't my specialty, but it ...
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L speedo VIN: 1FAFFP33P1
this vehicle after driving it for a while will intermittently increase the speed on the speedo. The car does not actually go any faster just the speedo increases untill it gets to 180 kms at which time it will shut off (rev limiter) I have not seen this before...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L rear axle VIN: 1FMZU73E02
This one's for the ford techs.Initial test drive had a slight vibration after coming to a stop then taking off again.If you touch the brake pedal it will stop.The best I could describe it would be the low hum from a brake lathe when it is chattering on a drum ...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L 4wd VIN: 1FTRW08622
thank you agian, this truck has a problem when disengaging the four wheel drive from four high to two wheel drive while the truck is moving it will not release you have to pull over and stop or pull over and stop and just roll back a little, it did at one time...
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2004 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L interior lights VIN: 1FBSS31L64
This problem started about 2-3 mounths ago, it came in for interrior lights staying on for an unusually long period of time. We checked circuits, poewrs and grounds, checked for any bullitens, followed fords flow chart, still found nothing. We borrowed another...
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2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFJ28A5Y
Hello all Navigator came in at proper height but customer says sometimes drops and stays down for a while. thought it was height sensor changed, month later down again scanned suspension got code C1830 (compressor relay) performed test with alldata which was i...
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2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP5221Y
Ok this is a wierd one(i bet that is said all the time here). I have this 02 merc sable that when it is just sitting and idling it runs fine. If you turn on the ac it runs fine until the ac compressor cycles off. Then the idle speed surges up and down, like th...
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2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWIT61L42
This vehicle came in with a rough running problem with the check engine light flashing. Scanner displayed misfire on cyl # 1,2 and 3 bank only. Bank one shows lean, pulse width 2.3 and bank 2 shows pulse width 4.2.I've checked the cat conv, replaced the upper ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 2FTJW35M7R
Thanks for all your help guys. Turns out we had a lack of communication between the service manager and another tech in the shop that had already diagnosed the problem. The truck has a leaking fuel distributor that needs to be replaced. neither I nor the servi...
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1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP73W8X
Thanks to all who replied, I did find this P1512 code to be a ghost code. After making the repairs for the other codes, customer took car and has put a little over 200 miles on it with no repeat codes so far. Thank you all again! Trouble codes: P0430 (bank 2 cat efficiency), P1117 (ect sensor intermittent), P1289 (cyl. head temp sensor high input), P1512 (int. man. runner control bank 1 stuck closed).
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17L9Y
during an update class that i attended we had a discussion reguarding phantom missfire code setting and a suggestion that i perform a crankshaft corrolation relearn procedure to relearn the pcm adapt for the miss fire monitor. i could not find the information ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder miss fire 2), P0308 (cylinder miss fire 8).
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L headlamps VIN: 2FMZA5142Y
Thanks alot guys,the power feed to the instrument cluster from fuse 16 would dissapear,used a low impedence led test light to check for power,but after the sugestions i took a closer look at the power feed and used a old headlamp to load that circuit ,the volt...
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Accessories VIN: 1FTNE24LH2
sorry about taking so long, waiting in customer. It turned out the instument cluster was the problem. After dissambly of cluster found a burnt spot on behind the speed head itself. Thanks again and God bless.
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Rear of Right Head VIN: 2FTRX18W12
Thanks for info guys. Will be starting job Monday. General concensus was head gasket problem. Vehicle only has 83000 kms on it. Disappointing design and awkward repair sequence.Thanks Kevin
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2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24L46
We replaced the PCM as recommended by 2 of the 3 replies and this van is FIXED. The computer was on national backorder which is always a good indication that we were on the right track. We had rechecked the wiring, connections and coils many times and the code... Trouble codes: P0354 (Ignition Coil Circuit D - Primary / Secondary Circuit Malfunction), P061B (Internal Torque Calculation Performance), P2105 (Trottle Actuator Control System - Forced Engine Shutdown).
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1986 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L cruise control VIN: 1LNBP98M8G
The customer finnally brought the vehicle back for repair. Thanks for all that replied. the problem was found to be a connected but poor ground supply for the survo . With all the ground problems that ford has I should have checked further than just a resistan...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L traction control VIN: 1LNHM87A2Y
Thanks to all who replied. I was able to calibrate the sensor with the NGS and the green service card. The procedeure was: 1.Start engine and enter service bay, 2. enter ABS, 3. enter IVD calibration, 4. press trigger again, 5. At this point screen will say 'S...
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