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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L First Gear VIN: 2FDKF37H3R
Hello all thanks in advance for your help.I am the third guy in the shop to get this truck. Truck was in two weeks ago for State Inspection tech that drove it then said it felt bound up like parking brake was stuck on. Truck was towed in three days ago had to ...
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FTJW35H95
Customer has replaced map sensor, iac valve, we replaced tps sensor and dist assembly. Tried new ignition module and a tester computer with same results. Replaced spark plugs and cap and rotor. Has new fuel filter
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5141S
95 Windstar/start stall at part to full throttle,but wont rev...acts like plugged exhaust(removed exhaust at manifolds no change).have checked all i can think of. code P1116,changed ECT sensor checked wiring code still returns (KOEO).timing @10 deg base,checke... Trouble codes: P1116 (ECT out of range)
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1FALP653XW
hi, i have a 1998 ford contour in our shop and our problem is when u go to start vehicle in the morning it is hard to start, cranks ok wants to start but the plugs get gas fouled, had an engine code p1381 for vct overadvance, took car apart found that the vct ... Trouble codes: P1381 (variable cam timing overadvance)
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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W6W
cold start will not stall,...when warm put into gear and stalls everytime,...no codes,..vacuum good,..exhaust back pressure ok,...fuel in spec,.with WDS hooked up all pids appear in spec...did the mass air flow cleaning,..no change,..swap processor from known ...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
this ford has a miss on #3 cyl. has 150 psi compression spark is good, fuel signal & pressure drop also visual on spray. a slight popping can be heard from air intake int. dissabling fuel has no effect. top engine cleaner has also been tried. i have read of va...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
Ford Techs. This is my mother in-laws truck! It just started acting up with no warning. It will surge twice in between the 1-2 upshift. The fluid looks and smells normal. The check engine light came on and set P1762. I suspect a torn valve body gasket. What el...
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L emergency brake VIN: 1FDAF57F81
CUSTOMER BOUGHT TRUCK BRAND NEW. E BRAKE NEVER WOULD HOLD VEHICLE SAFELY ON A SLIGHT GRADE. HAS TO PUSH SO HARD ON PEDAL THAT IT BREAKS CABLES OR RUINS RATCHET MECHANISM UNDER DASH. FORD SAYS NO TSB's FOR THIS PROBLEM. EVERY PART OF THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN REPLACE...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Right front door VIN: 1FMYU02181
Right front door will not open. Found TSB #02-9-3, publication date 2002-05-13, for doors not opening. Both Ford dealers near here claim to have not experienced problem. TSB details removing airbags, seat, pillar molding, etc... and using special tools to plug...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FM2U73W73
Vehicle is 4wd and brought in for a misfire under load. Turns out it's more like a ring and pinion or chain jumping teeth as to a description of the symptom. I'm not a trans tech, and it feels like something in the transmission or transfer case skipping teeth....
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2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM50U64
this car is a can car iam having trouble communicating with pcm we have a can scan tool. in the other high speed can modules there is mutiple u codes for network bus faults followed alldata diag just ran me in a circle codes are u1901 u0020 u0002 u0073 has any... Trouble codes: U1901, U0020, U0002, U0073
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2006 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L message center VIN: 1FMCU94196
I can not seem to find any info in alldata or the owners manual for a message "service emmissions system" on the message center located in the cluster.Is this just a maintance reminder messsage or is there a dected issue ie. loose fuel cap? I can not find any ...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Hi everyone. This one is driving me crazy! This is my friends car and he first complained about it stalling while driving and hard to restart. He changed the fuel filter of course same problem. He let me have the car to check out. No codes in the computer but ... Trouble codes: U1242, C1805
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1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4M2DV1115V
We did a full tune-up on the vehicle and it came back in with a rough idle. We replaced the distributor cap again and that did not help. Cylinder #2 spark plug was black so we replaced that fuel injector. Problem worse. We then switched plug wires from cylinde...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L radio VIN: 1FALP52U5V
Well guys thank you all on this one I cant believe I forgot about the TSB for those MLRS(neutral safelty switch). HAHA even my service manager was skeptical,,,till I fixed it! I have went into a new shop and instead of being the backup diag guy I am now the fr...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L spark plug ejection VIN: 1FMRU17LXX
WOW!!! We really appreciate the help, guys. I wasn't willing to invest in the tool set, 'cause I really hate buying stuff I'll use once every two years. The machine shop a half-mile down the road said 'bring it on', and that's where the customer took it. N...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L power steering & brakes VIN: 1FTNW21F52
We tried a new pump & reblead & didn't have a pressure guage to check it so we sent it to dealer & they put a hydro booster on it & all is ok.
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTNX21F73
Aaron from Ca., You were right about the accumalator valve. There was one jammed toward the spring and 2 others that were very sticky. The truck shifts perfect now. Thanks all for all your help.
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