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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FASP15J1S
This car has me pulling my hair out, so here it is. This ford came in with the MIL on and a stalling / hesitation problem. I scanned the computer and got no codes? I thought I might have been my scanner so I started to do some checking. I went right to the com... Trouble codes: 111 (system pass)
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1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDA31X3V
This van is rough idling, like missing one cylinder. Vacuum guage shows steady at 18 in (idle), but at the tail pipe end, you can feel the sucking. Seems like burnt exhaust valve, or leaky exhaust valve. Scope reading shows normal ignition pattern and injector...
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1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L noise VIN: 3FAFP15P7W
Thanks to all in advance for your help. What I have is a very well maintained '98 Escort Wagon w/ a SOHC 2.0l. The customer came in with a complaint concerning an intermittent "rattle". The vehicle makes the noise more often "cold" in the morning but will make...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRX17L4X
We have a 99 F 150 with an intermitant A/C problem . Usually after a long drive 20 miles or so , it will start to blow warm air a/c charge is good and if you turn the truck off it will start working usually again and its very hard to get to do it but definatly...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L seat belt pre tensioner VIN: 1FMZU72E82
on 5/31/2007 the truck cam in the shop for air bag light. we scaned the vehicle found code p2292 that same as be for tested the vechile is is showing a problem with the front pre-tensioner. but we just repleced them. i am not shure what the reason the light is...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L abs VIN: 1FTNX21F12
Hello everyone. I have this super duty with a brake problem. The right front wheel is stuck. I pulled it down and found the caliper pistons move one at a time. but you cant push them both in. I removed the brakfe line at the hose and the pistons push in normal...
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2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear brakes VIN: 2FMZA51433
hey all, we have a tough one here! vehicle originally came to us from a local dealer who could not seem to fix the problem. originally it had an abs light on and brake warning light on. the dealer had replaced brake shoes, drums, master cylinder, both rear abs...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTNX21L03
Hi Everyone, Need some Ford help today. This truck came in for e-check failure, slightly high HC, but it had been run on the dyno when the preferd check in ohio is for a computer check. After checking I found that the O2 sensor monitor had not run after 600 re...
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2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU185X5
hi guys, i need a little help on this one. this expedition came in with lean exhaust codes. freeze frame indicated codes set at idle. i couldn't find any vac leaks but replaced intake gaskets anyway. no good...(should have known better). fuel trims are very hi... Trouble codes: 171 (174 -), 174
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L cooling system VIN: 1LNHM87AX1
First time user so bear with me. Engine overheats (gauge pegs and light comes on)in short period of time. Replace thermostat and bleed air from system at bleeder hose near master cylinder. Two DTC's P1285 (cylinder head over temp) and P1299 (engine over temp) ...
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1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L cv joint VIN: 4M2DV1115V
I am replacing the left outer cv joint boot on this Villager. If anyone has any tricks to getting the cv joint apart I'd be obliged to them. The axle is in a vice on a bench and I have been using a good, solid brass punch and a hammer to no avail. My previous ...
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L battery light VIN: 4M2ZU86W72
Vehicle was purchased with battery light on.Alternator looks new,we have put two alt.and ecm on.Wiring checks ok to ecm.I wire 0v. KOEO 12v KOER reg.plug disconnected.KOER charging voltage at all three wires(14v).Identifix could not help.
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2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S2Y
a big thanks to all who replied. as many suggested we did try feeding propane all around the intake plenum while monitoring fuel trims, to no avail. we ended up outsourcing to a neighboring shop so we could use their lab scope and were able to determine that w... Trouble codes: P0304, P0171.
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FDAF56F61
Sorry for the delay. I wanted to make sure that this help request had a definate fix. As I stated before I am embarassed to report that my tech's missed a very low oil level. When brought up to it's proper level the problem disappeared. I still can't believe t...
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