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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26M7L
Hello everyone, Customer already had this problem starting many months ago. When it was raining or on a bumpy road, the truck would intermittently lose power, transmission shifting erractic, TACH rpm bouncing up & down ... but never actually quit. But anytime ...
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1992 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP41M7N
spark plugs only firing on one side.# 1 and 4 only fire on the driver side and # 2 and 3 only fire on passenger side.swap coils ,no change.back probe signal wires to coils,no pulse signal from tan and green wire or tan and white wire.i think i have a bad crank... Trouble codes: 172 (o2 lean), 186 (inj pulse width high), 222 (loss of ign idm signalright side), 223 (loss of dual ign control), 224 (eec processor detected coil malf), 998 (hard fault fmem)
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1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: XXRPB09263
Came in to shop with complaint of no power when cold. Let set over night and sure enough trying to go forward or backward engines misses and has no power.Once engines warms up it runs great. Will run all day without missing or having a take off problem. Tried ... Trouble codes: 159 (MAF Sensor)
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1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L no forward
okay, i know i was not to bright doing it this way, but here's the situation. i was helping out a friend... anyway i agreed to overhaul this E4OD...my first one... someone else pulled it, and then it was brought to me. everything went well, or so i thought. it...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1F12345678
car is idleing at 1557 rpm. on start up it flares higher then drops to this. also when you accelerate it's slow coming back to 1557. iac shows 27% short term fuel trim is 0 average. so I don't see that a vac. leak is in the picture, also I took the iac off and... Trouble codes: P1506
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L auto shift VIN: 1FMYU24EXW
first time asker please bare with.have codes p1804 hi shift circuit fail.[...] speed sensor circuit fail.replaced sensor&shift motor cleared codes road test hit 50 same problem isthere a tsb or something iam over looking like i said first timer asking
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L anti thieft VIN: 1FTZR15V8X
!!HELP!! This truck came in for a fuel gauge stuck on full. I jumped the sender wires at the tank to see if the gauge would move. I must of jumped something wrong. I blew the, (I think?) #10 (7.5) fuse and now it's stuck in anti-thieft. I had the battery disco...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L computer VIN: 1FMRU1760X
ok ford guys once again we need you and your expertese. we have a 1999 ford expedition in our shop for a miss fire repair that turned out to be coolant down in #5 spark plug hole. the intake gasket is leaking right at the left front corner.we get the intake ga...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L motor swap VIN: 1FTDX172XV
i have a custmer that wants me to put a 3.8l out of a 2001 mustang into a 1997 ford f150 with 1 4.2l. never swaped motors quite like these before. can it work with no headaches!! what needs to be done. can i swap every thing from the 4.2l to the 3.8l block? or...
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU77E03
Hello, I received this wonderful Ford from another repair shop. Over the past four months, 3 Motorcraft fuel pumps have been installed. If you haven't already guessed, it needs another. During my testing, I manually ran 12v power and ground to the fuel pump. Y...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L central timer VIN: 1FTRX17W83
hi guys customer came in complaining battery dies, upon cheking found battery had about a 205 milliamp draw.illiminated it down to generic central timer module,by removing battery saver relay draw drops to about 56 millamps interior lamps gets power from this ...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L speedo. tack.temp.volt gauges VIN: 505EB34866
hi this truck came into my shop with check gauges light on .. no tack speedo temp. volt.. the eng light is on too with the abs light. the truck runs fine. i checked eng. codes ...no communication trans codes... no communication transfercase code no communicati...
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2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12535
Hello techs: This truck has a misfire always although it runs fairly well. Codes P0171 and P0174 are present and also P0345 and P0349 related to cam position sensor on bank 2. We replaced VCT solenoid for bank 2 with no difference. We noticed a lot of oil gunk... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2), P0345 (Cam Signal), P0349 (CAm Signal)
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L cooling fan VIN: 1LNHM87A2Y
hey guys got another good one. Thanks in advance for all the help. I got a 2000 lincon LS the fan is not working on high speed or low speed it does turn some just not fast enough. I know it is hydraulic cooling fan. The fan motor was leeking and replaced. When...
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2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S61
hey guys. got this 01 sable with the dohc 3.0. misfires intermittently on # 4 cylinder. ignition system is in good shape as is the engine itself. a scope isn't available to me, so i used a stethoscope to determine that #4 injecter goes away sometimes. i swappe... Trouble codes: P0340
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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A6L
Alright guys, I guess I needed to go back to basics, I actually went out and bought a new vantage pro for this truck. Tested dual crank sensor, good pattern, checked tps, also good. recheck timing marks on timing belt, ok. I finally called customer back to att...
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1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMEU15N9T
I believe the pickup coil in the distributor was the culprit to begin with( I caught it withe the Vantage), and getting the wrong ignition module added the P1351, which is a 2 trip code, and came back after every second start. After getting the correct igniti... Trouble codes: P0320, P1351.
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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14A2V
THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED. WE FOUND THE MAF SENSOR FAILING INTERMITTENTLY, REPLACED AND NO MORE CODES. Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean b1).
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18L5V
Found that the pcm was intermittantly not grounding the tps circuit replaced pcm with used one same numbers for 75.00 roadtested for 75 miles no problems occured.thank you everyone that replied you input was very helpful. Trouble codes: P0122 (Throttle position sensor A circuit low input), P1120 (TPS out of range low), P1121 (TPS inconsistant with MAF).
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L case, flywheel VIN: 1FTHF36F5V
IT WAS IN FACT THE FLYWHEEL. THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOU QUICK AND ACURATE RESPONSES. I HAD NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE BUT AFTER REMOVING FLYWHEEL IT WAS PLAIN TO SEE THAT ALL THE BALL BEARINGS HAD SHIFTED TO ONE SIDE OF THE BEARING RACE WHICH HAD THROWN THE FRICTION...
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1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Air Bag Light VIN: 2FAFP71W8X
Thanks to Stanley [...], who were right on. The problem turned out to be very simple--a missing fuse. But the story behind it is also pretty good. Before I started on this job, I spent time looking at the archives, to see all the possibilties...
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5343Y
Information offered by professionals is very useful. However, I decided to giveup fixing because a tech recommended to download and upload when replacing the ECU. I do not have the equipment. Bleeding recommendation is very interesting. If the customer comes b...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18L2Y
Thanks again to all who replied. You guys are what makes this a great tool. Samuel hit this one on the head. I did a block test first thing this morning on it and it failed. Let truck sit whith pressure tester on cooling system and it had a tiny leak that ... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire [...]).
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2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Mechanical
Thanks for all the advice. I used new head bolts, but not the rods or mains,The local jobbers and dealers could not supply the rods or mains(back order only from the dealer). several machine shops that i called never used new ones either.this as well as some r...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F9Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES(A COUPLE OF YOU HIT IT ON THE HEAD)AND SORRY FOR NOT POSTING FIX SOONER,BUT WANTED TO MAKE SURE THIS THING STAYED FIXED. THE PROBLEM WAS THE FRAME MOUUNTED FUEL PUMP,IT WOULD RUN SOMETIMES AND LUCKILY LOCKED UP WHILE TESTING FUEL PRE...
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1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Spark plug holes VIN: 1LNCM81W4M
Thanks guys, your information is highly valued. This car only sees the odd trip to the grocery store, so we won't be seeing it for quite some time. At first I only changed the wires on the passenger side bank (this was the side that didn't have coolant in th...
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2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S83
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP FROM EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED. AFTER 3 DAYS OF GOING OVER EVERY POSSABILITY I COULD NOT FIND A SOLUTION. WE SENT THE CAR TO A DEALERSHIP TO CHECK AND SEE IF A PCM OR A SOFTWARE UPGRADE WOULD HELP. Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank 1), P0175 (system rich bank 2).
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