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1995 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FALP71WYS
Car came in with no idle. It is acting like the IAC is not working. I am getting no codes. I have installed 2 new Ford IACs with no change. I tested the wiring to the PCM and it is good. I also checked the wire to power and it is ok too. The IAC reading is abo...
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1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L tcc VIN: 1FALP54N5T
Here's what is going on. Driving down the road with TCC at 100% and A/C everything is fine. A/C clutch cycles off and TCC still at 100%. When the clutch comes back on, the TCC goes down to about 20% and climbs back to 100%(you can really feel this at highway s...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX08L9V
vehicle starts to run bad after sitting at idle accelerates ok. performed smoke test found small plastic line leak repaired w/no effect. inspected plugs o.e platinum looks ok very clean no discoloration. getting ready to sell fuel filter and injector psi clean... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5143B
Vehicle came to me with mil flashing and running very poorly. I test drove vehicle cold and experienced lack of power, rough running after it warmed up. Vehicle belongs to a friend and admittedly I am not that familiar with Fords. Found 4 codes-1 EGR excessive... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire)
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L unknown VIN: 2FMZA514XX
This van has a 1st order driveline vibration starting at 45 mph, worst at 55 mph. Swapped everthing that rotates in the front and rear of this thing, including tire/wheels, half-shafts, hubs. Running on the hoist can feel the shake, stopping one wheel at a tim...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA514XY
engine has a fairly major miss at idle when first started and then within 15 seconds or so it mostly goes away. its done this several times in a row. any ideas (note repair history above) thanks
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2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU83P21
as described in repair history..had no clue where to start..low engine vacuum(10-12")exhaust manifolds cherry red,removed convertors,no change.crack open throttle about 1/4 loses all vacuum,slow recovery back to 10"..remove heads found bank 1 head gasket on ba...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTWW33PX5
Hello Gentlemen, this vehicle came in today with loss of coolant problems, I have tested it and suspect a head gasket failing under load. My question is which is the easy way to pull the heads off I have no shop manual for this truck or any torque settings. I ...
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2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Aux. A/C VIN: 1FDNS24L85
Customer says the rear A/C isn't blowing cold air and front one is cool. Orifice tube was bad. Replace one with OE orifice tube. Recharged system to 3.75 lbs. System has an auxilliary A/C unit in the rear. Vehicle is a hotel conversion van. Felt both lines goi...
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45S06
hi guys, hope somebody has heared of this problem!i have a fleet of these & they are all doing same thing,driver will report that vehicle will be underpowered stall buck you name it he says it. by the time thay get it here its running normal again! he says ck ... Trouble codes: P0061, P2106 (throttle system forced limited power)
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Battry Drain VIN: 1LNHM87A9Y
Hello All, I Have A 2000 Lincoln LX That Has A 6 Amp Drain On The Battery, We Have Narrowed It To The 40 Amp Fuse In The Trunk. Also If We Remove Fuse (#18 Radio, CIA), (#20 FEM Cluster Rem), And (Fuse #7 DDM VFM Theft Led) In The Right Dash Fuse Block The Dra...
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L temp guage VIN: 1ZWFT61L2X
HELO ALL THANKS IN ADVANCE HAVE TEMP GUAGE THAT ONLY MOVES 1/3 WAY AND WILL NOT GO ANY FURTHER,ALL OF THE OTHER GUAGES WILL DO A FULL SWEEP MIN-MAX, IT IS NOT!!! OVERHEATING AT ALL, IT WILL PASS ALL IPS TESTS,KOEO,KOER AND MEMORY, ? IS HAS ANY FORD TECHS SEEN ...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTEF15Y1T
Thank you to all of ya'll with your input. The problem with this '96 (P.O.S.) was in the fuel pump in the front tank. When the original tech worked on this truck, he was running off the rear tank where pressure was at 60psi and LTFT was at 0%. When the custome... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2).
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2000 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L supercharger VIN: 2FTZF0730Y
Thanks for the help. With all the responces saying that a little oil at the air intake tube was okay convinced me and the customer too. Seems he thought the dealer was lieing to him. We did change the oil using 15/50 synthetic and replaced the PCV valve and ai...
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1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM5840P
Thanks guys, cat was the original culprit, got both parts installed and it all seems to work properly. Thanks for all the info!!
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1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L blower motor VIN: 1MELM6537V
THE PROBLEM IS FIXED!AFTER TESTING ALL COMPONENTS IN THE SYSTEM,AND ALL TESTING OUT GOOD,IT WAS BUGGING ME AS TO WHY MY TEST LIGHT DIODE WAS ONLY LIGHTING UP VERY DIM WHEN CHECKING POWER AT FUSE #37(30 AMP),BUT LIT UP BRIGHT ON OTHER FUSES.EVEN MY FLUKE METER ...
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