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1992 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L MIL Lamp on, engine races VIN: 2FTHF36H6N
The mystery driver is under the hood throttling the engine up to about two thousand RPM. With no notice on the road, the RPM will raise to higher than it should be, causing great concern for the driver in traffic or hills. We have been able to disconnect the I... Trouble codes: 123 (tp above max voltage), 327 (evp circuit below min voltage), 328 (evp voltage below closed limit)
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5145W
tHIS VEHICLE HAD THE ENGINE REPLACED WITH ONE FROM A WRECKER. NOW IT KEEPS SETTING CODE P0301, MISSFIRE #1 CYLINDER. HAVE CHECKED ALL GROUNDS AND POWERS. ALL SENSORS AND INPUTS TEST OK. AT APPROX 60MPH YOU CAN FEEL THIS THING TUGGING AND HESITATING UNTIL THE C... Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire 1 cylinder)
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRX18L2W
please help . we only have so much hair .we have a noise at cam speed. we have disabled 1 through 4 one at a time by removing rockers.. noise comes and goes from cylinder to cylinder.. have plenty of oil pressure.. pulled front cover and found tensioner was qu...
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Pre Tensioner VIN: 1FBSS31L9X
Customer stated came out Sunday and air bag light was on. Flash code 47 for passenger seat belt pretensioner resistance. Looking at seat belt buckle it is definatly deployed. My problem is I don't see any reason for the thing to be pulled and I am a little afr...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP65Z3X
this vehicle has no spark-customer replaced coil pack-and crank sensor-all fuses good-we have injector pulse and 35psi of fuel pressure.any help would be appreciated. thanx brian
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
Hello All No start explorer with PATS light flashing. P1260 theft detected, vehicle imobilized in PCM. B2139 PCM ID does not match stored value and U1147 No communication PCM to PATS stored in PATS. Code is hard fault, erase and U1147 resets immediatly. Engi... Trouble codes: B2139 (pcm id does not match stored value), U1147 (no communication pcm to pats)
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2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F5X
This customer brought this truck in 2 months ago, just purchased it, it ran horrible, someone that delivered it filled it with gas, after 8 injectors and some services it left and showed back up 3 days ago with a rough idle and smoking white on start up and mi... Trouble codes: P1298 (idm failure), P0266 (cyl 2 contribution fault)
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Will not crank VIN: 3FAFP3136Y
This thing is a big headache, will only blow fuse #8 30 amp maxi-fuse (under hood)occassionally and customer states that it happens when the key is turned on, not while cranking. We have not been able to duplicate the pronblem but she has had it towed in twice...
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FDAF56F61
Hello all you Ford techs out there. This problem is almost impossible to diagnose because it never lasts long enough. The engine will just stop running suddenly but it will start right back up and run fine. Sometimes it will do it six or seven times in a row a...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on, output speed errat. VIN: 1FTSW31F21
erratic output speed signal. Well It has been a long way and I have ran out of knoledge, this powerstroke came in the shop with an intermitent output speed sensor code that would make it take off in the wrong gear. After looking at my data graph I discoverd th... Trouble codes: P0720
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L locks VIN: 1FTSW30F92
I need help accessing the as build screen on the PDS. I tried reprogaming several times and was told the as build screen SHOULD display after 4 tries. I have the as build info. I have the NGS also but does not communicate with the VCM. told I need a body cabl...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTSS34PX5
hi everyone, i have this ford van that pulls hard to the right when you apply brakes. nothing is hanging up. rotor temps are all within 15 to 20 degrees. could the abs unit be at fault. dont have much to go on. need help
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1978 Lincoln Continental 6.6L Charging VIN: F8Y8259535
hello i have a no chage here thats been around shop to shop now its my turn i have 12v to alt/ 12v to regulator stator/field are good at connectors when i jump s/f it will charge at about 13volts i have also ran ground to the regulator
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1LNHM84W83
the cluster intermittantly will illuminate the abs light, the traction control light, no odometer (just dashes), no driver's information data. wait for awhile and everything is displaying properly. any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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1965 Ford mustang 289CID brake booster VIN: 5F07A64106
Thank you for all the great ideas. IATN members are the best!! A lot of great feedback and ideas, most of which had been checked and rechecked again. An extra special thanx to 'Steve, from California', who went out and measured the pushrod clearance on his own...
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X9P
Thanks to all those who replied. I replaced the DPFE and the hoses (I used high temp silicone hose). The exhaust back pressure never exceeded 2 psi despite an extensive dyno testing. I replaced the muffler because the baffles were loose. I belive the primary r... Trouble codes: 332.
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FALP6535S
Thanks for all of the replies.the proper method is to lock in the cams with special tool,loosen the gears and release the tensioner and let the spring do the work. thanks again
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
thank you for all the help and a special thanks to j-edger from florida. first of all i grabbed our red brick and got some codes that made sence. master tech is really good but dosn't always work well with ford or chrysler. with the red brick i got code 1211 u...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Shift D to P VIN: 1FAFP55U32
No codes present to offer any help. No external transmission problems found. Removed pan to inspect. No transmission pieces/parts in pan or filter. Replaced filter & fluid. customer didn't want to go further as they are selling vehicle as is.
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Front Brake Pads VIN: 1FTYR44E42
Sorry about the delay, no real fix but here is some info for others and hope this doesnt drag on, We used ceramic pads the first time, Wrong choice, not a pad to cure premature wearing, Called Bendix and was informed Semi Met would be the choice, Ford factory ...
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2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Compressor Control VIN: 1MEHM59S83
Ok We fixed it The EVAP TEMP Sensor Repaired this condition I went to our local body shop and borrowed a PCM from a crashed Taurus (Same S Type Engine) After installing that PCM I got a code 1437 That led me down the Path of the Evap Temp Sensor Installed new ...
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