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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L drive line VIN: 1FMDU34E1V
this ford will drive fine until warm. after hot the drive line will bind on accel approx 40-50 mph only on incline. i have replaced the drive chain, clutch pack, shift cam, range hub, sun gear ford fluid. checked for codes all ok. in 4wd the noise is still the...
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1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU24E0W
Hoping someone has seen this before. I have a 1998 Explorer that has an intermittent no start condition due to the anti-theft system activating. This only occurs if the vehicle is parked in the sun on a warm, sunny day. Customer parks in a garage at home and i... Trouble codes: P1260 (theft system enabled), B1602 (PATS received invalid FMT/Key cd)
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
Steering wheel shakes violently side to side while applying the brakes at 55 mph. There is no brake pedal pulsation at all. Has anyone encountered this problem? Tires and brake pads are good. Thanks!
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2000 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L supercharger VIN: 2FTZF0730Y
Hi Everyone, Customer complains of oil leaking at air intake hose and we verified same. The dealer told him its okay and I almost have to agree but I thought I'd put it out there to be more assured. I found codes po171 (system too lean bank one) and po174 (s...
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2000 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDSS34FDY
HELLO ALL YOU POWER STROKE TECHS. I HAVE THIS AMBULANCE THAT HAS A DRIVEABILITY ISSUE THAT OCCURS INTERMITTANTLY. NOW MOSTLY EVERY DAY. THERE ARE NO CODES IN MEMORY AND NOTHING TO TELL YOU WHEN I DO KOEO OR KOER TESTS. I'M NOT A EXPERT ON DIESELS BUT I KNOW TH...
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L lights VIN: 1FAFP66L9Y
Customer brought car in with noisy alternator. We replaced the Alternator with a new one. The old alternator had a bad bearing but was working fine. Customer returned complaining of headlights pulsing. We found the battery cables corroded and insulation missin...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMYU60E01
well here we go again with another ford transmission problem.when the truck came in the trans. would slip real bad when shifting from second to third gear and the od light would start flashing with a code po733 stored. i found the tsb in alldata about replacin...
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1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S3W
the car will buck while accelerating or sometimes just at a cruise code p1100 comes up the wiring seems ok all grounds were cleaned as well as the ecm and maf conectors the baro will always read low from 26.9 to 27.5 at 150 to 152 hz at sea level. it will not ... Trouble codes: 1100 (mass air flow intermittent)
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1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Compressor VIN: 2FACD74F6M
I was looking for cases other than a/c clutches blowing the fuse but no one posted such. Due to the intermittant problem (I couldn't duplicate it) I can't say for sure, but I feel strongly the a/c clutch was getting low enough in resistance to blow the fuse un...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14N7N
I want to thank everybody who responded to my request. The coil was the problem. At first I had my doubts that it could be the problem, but after so many suggested it, I replaced it with a new one. Now it didn't even fire. Tested it and was open on both sid...
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1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L convertor VIN: 3FCMF53G6R
Most replies said to check brake switch which I failed to say had been replaced,however the problem was in the brake light wiring. I opened the harness & found a green factory splice in a very hard to find location,anyhow it,s down the road. Thanks again
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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FASP15J1S
Here is what happened. I have no idea why the scanners I used would not pull codes but if you jump 2 terminals together in the ford data link connector you can get the computer to flash codes using the CEL. It flashed a code for a bad cam position sensor. A... Trouble codes: 111 (system pass).
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTEF15Y8T
advice owner to replace pcm, owner decline repair and bring it home. thank you to those who help. thank again, [...] Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P0155.
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTDX0861V
As it turns out, The intake valve was not spinning like it should and was getting stuck causing intermittent hang up and no compression. Removed heads and also found parts of the spark plug pounded into the valve seats. Repaired heads (told customer ot get a r... Trouble codes: P0113.
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ANSWERED,DROPPED TRANS PAN AND FOUND CLUTCH MATERIAL IN THE PAN AND FILTER.REPLACED TRANSMISSION
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L idles high VIN: 1FAP4040XF
thanks to all who replied most said look at the tps i did and it was a little high so i replaced it its been 2 days so far its good again thanks
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L ABS module VIN: 1FTNX21S81
Thanks to all that helped give more ideas to fix this truck. Doug [...] said he takes a temp. reading on each rotor so I made the brakes work over ...
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU67E53
Thanks again for all of the great help. I have narrowed it down to pcm bieng at fault due to bieng able to maually make iac move. He took it to dealer for second opinion and hopefully under warrenty. Thanks again. TM
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FDXE45S95
Thanks to all who responded. I cleaned the throttle body really well with a rag and parts cleaner and that seemed to stabilize the idle. Thanks especially to James [...] for the TSB info. There are updates for the PCM and throttle body.
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1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L fan motor VIN: 1LNLM82W8S
thanks a bunch to all who replied. found connector on side of fan shroud melted internally. i'm replacing fan motor and relay hoping to avoid repeat failure.
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