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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 6.9L antilock light on VIN: 1FTHX261XH
Hi Guys, This guy has been a great customer & we really want to get this fixed for him! He has owned this truck for a couple of years & the "abs" (rear wheel anti-lock) has never worked. We started on it to find a missing fuse from the fuse panel. That did no...
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L tcc VIN: 1FALP13P6V
Vehicle came into shop 300 miles ago for a Check Engine light complaint. Scan of computer brought up code P1744 Torque Convertor Clutch System Performance. Code is for California Emissions vehicles only and is diagnosed by symptom., according to AllData. This ...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Cooling system, high temp VIN: 1FTYR10D53
This truck came to us with a small coolant consumption problem. We found the water pump had a minor leak so we replaced it, recommended a thermostat and fan clutch as it was also running warm on the gauge. The owner had previously installed a new radiator with...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU73K03
it will idle and not miss on accl. but it will miss under load and moveing about 1200 rpm a complete ign cut out aftr replaceing the intake set the car was fine and to weeks later it was shit this started to yhappen
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14504
Hello all. This truck has a slight rough idle and keeps setting these codes. We removed cylinder 4 plug and coil and tranfered it to cylinder 6. Same code returns for cylinder 4. There is a bulletin about updated plugs, but I am just wondering about anything e... Trouble codes: 304 (cylinder 4 misfire), 316 (misfire detected first 1000 revolutions)
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Safety VIN: 1FTWW31Y35
Hi All, I have this F350 that can be very dangerous. It was being driven yesterday and the throttle stuck in the open position and almost caused an accident. This is not the first time this has happened either. I looked it over and noticed it is throttle by wi...
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2005 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L abs/traction control VIN: 2FMDA58215
hi group- got my mother in law to do a driveby with this van and pulled codes only. she has been complaining about an intermittent abs and trac light for 6 months now and says this van is out of warranty. i only had time to pull codes as she was driving on a t...
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1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L fan motor VIN: 1LNLM82W8S
we are a medium/heavy duty truck shop but this is my own car i recently purchased. the a/c works fine as long as you are traveling down the road. when stopped in traffic the air from the vents is not as cold, just barely cool. i noticed two fans behind the rad...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L steering VIN: 1LNFM97V6W
the car pulls to the left during hard braking. Car came in with pulsing in rotors and a complaint of a pull to the left. We replaced rotors and pads (pads did not show any uneven wear). We replaced both front calipers...pull is still there. Tie rod ends and su...
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2002 Mercury Villager (Van) Sport 3.3L Axle shaft VIN: 4M2ZV12T92
Hopeing someone could give me an idea on how to get rid of this vibration in this van. It's a mercury van with a nissan drive train. It came in with a noise in the left front. The noise was similar to a bad axle joint. You turn the wheel all the way to the lef...
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2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L top engine VIN: 1G2WJ12MXR
car came in with hard knock in front valve cover/front camshaft area.took valve covers off to look for anything obvious.looked normal except for excess play in front timing chain.replace both chains all guids and both tensioners.put car back together and still...
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1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP54P5R
School is closing and customer towed car. Most likely cause is the replacement crankshaft sensor. The crank sensor shoud be replaced with a Ford sensor. The next step I would take is to replace the Constant control relay I cleaned all grounds and repaired ...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L8W
After talking with the customer myself,he admitted that the engine was replaced a couple of months ago.The codes listed have been there since the install.He claims he saw the used engine when they were installing it and the wiring loom was not swapped over fro... Trouble codes: P1409 (EVR Control Circuit Fault), P0113, P0135, P00, 155 (HO2S21 Heater Circuit Fault).
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cylinder #8 VIN: 1FTWX32FXY
ALL GLOW PLUGS CHECKED GOOD. EARLIER I CHECK GLOW PLUG RELAY WITH A TEST LIGHT AND IT SHOWED VOLTAGE. TODAY I RECHECKED WITH VOLT METER ON THE GLOW PLUG SIDE AND WAS ONLY GETTING 3 VOLTS. I REPLACED IT AND PROBLEM SOLVED. I THINK I WILL USE THE MUTIMETER A LIT...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 2.0L crank sensor VIN: 1FMYU04B5I
THANKS TO YOU FORD GUYS AND THIS IS WHAT WE FOUND. THE THRUST MAIN IS WIPED OUT AND THE THRUST JOURNAL ON THE CRANK SHAFT IS GROVED OVER 1/4 INCH THR TOTAL END PLAY REACHED .375 OF AN INCH. THIS ALSO WAS THE REASON THE TIMING BELT WAS FRAYED ON THE OUT SIDE AN...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMYU04132
Some of you have suggested to check the catalytic convertor. I unscrewed the O2 sensor which I had a fitting made up for my pressure gauge and screwed the fitting into the pipe. I started the motor and reved it up lightly and I had over 10ps, so I took the c...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L steering
most of you guys had the right idea that worked for the 95 which was a steering dampener. made a huge difference. thanks for all the help.
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