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1987 Ford Taurus L 3.0L EGR Inop. VIN: 1FABP55U3H
This 87 Taurus is a CAP smog failure. The problem is that the EGR failed functional due to no vacuum to EGR. I verified by installing vacuum guage and test driving. The odd thing is that I get no codes doing both the KOEO test and KOER test. I even monitored t...
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1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L drivers air bag VIN: 2FACP74W2N
Have diagnosed prior obd11 ford air bag codes before, but I'm not working with a code on this one. Air bag light flashes continuous without any pause. My mitchell's reference has me looking for disconnected crash sensors, which are connected, and another web s...
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1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: IFALP52U6L
Vehiclw was towed in no start...had after mkt key pad alarm which we removed..with key on eng off had injector pule light replaced ECM ...car starts and runs with foot on gas pedal only appears to be getting intermitant spark changed distributor, FP relay , co...
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FBJS31H1S
Hello group. We need help with this van. This problem has been an ongoing problem for about 6 months. Van initially came in with a no start. Found to have a bad coil. Replaced and returned van to service. It ran for about a week, then back in with the coil loo...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF15Y5T
I have been chasing a no power condition. Originally found the harmonic balancer had spun, someone subsequently timed it to the bad marks, timing was too late. New balancer from Ford, timed to 10 degrees w/spout disconnected. not much improvement. My question ...
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1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54N5V
Vehicle arrived with this code. Checked air supply to valve after startup and no air supply. Found faulty air pump and replaced. Checked, good air flow! Returned later with same code. Tested and found good vacuum supply to divertor valve and good air flowfrom ... Trouble codes: P0411
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTJE34L7V
Smoked for vac leaks and none were found. Disconnected egr but still have the same problem. When engaging in reverse it stalls. Not all the time. Never stalls going into to drive. Have checked specs on other sensors and have not found anything out of the ordin...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Timing chain VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
Just looking for some input from you folks on this one. This is my personal vehicle so I was looking for a quick fix. Okay, the timing chain tensioner broke on the Jackshaft chain which in turn, derailed the balance shaft chain... The vehicle ran fine(aside fr...
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1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71W1X
i need help trying to figure out why the compressor keeps failing. we always used a rebuilt compressor.
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAKP1138X
This car dies intermittently with customer. They can't give me any type of situation to recreate the dieing problem except that the car is at operating temp and i have never had it die on me. But customer says it will. everything seems to work properly and i h...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge, Cuts out
vehicle experience intermit surge and then dies,engine must be hot,starts back up , cust states will not start back up,it has always started at shop,no codes, will loose spark and fuel,have no scope to check crank and cam signal,i had replaced cam and crank se...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L powersteering pump VIN: 1FG3JJJIOI
i have a 99 taurus power steering fill it up it pukes fluid till its low refill it it pukes it out again im thinking it might be sucking air from somewhere, anybody else experienced this problem?
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Alarm VIN: 1FAHP56S32
This vehicle was brought into the shop recently and reportedly was at the Ford dealership before we got it, dealership said they could not help...I love a challange like this,lol. Customer said when vehicle is locked the alarm will go off at any time, sounding...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Blows tranny fluid out vent tube VIN: 1FTNX211S5
I am trying to get a jump on this "good" customers problem. Did not see anything related in the Hisory file for Ford trucks here on IATN. I have not had the truck in to do any diag and understand that overfill and over heat would be the most likely. I am n...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTPW14584
This is a friends truck. It has been dying on him at idle for some time now. I brought it in and have checked all that I know to check. There are no codes and all scan tool data looks as it should. Check fuel pressure and it checks out good also. The truck wil...
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2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X54
This car came in with a P1406. Cust request a tune up and we recomment a motor vac to decarbon engine, guess did'nt work. MIL is back on for same reason. Any Ideas?? Thanks Mirza. Trouble codes: P1406 (Diesel particulate filter EGR- downstream hose off /plugged)
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2005 Ford Ikon 1.3L Cylinder head VIN: MRTA5UA378
Have replaced the cylinder head. This car uses a cheaper version of the Zetec-SE engine. It is 8v SOHC instead of 16v DOHC and its body is made of iron instead of aluminum. Also, its camshaft is driven by a chain instead of a belt. I am not very sure of the pr...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTWF31Y75
I replaced the battery on this vehicle. I followed the idle relearn procedure in the owners manual several times to no avail. This consisted of disconnecting the battery for at least ten minutes. Start and idle at operating temperature for at least one minute....
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L dual control A/C VIN: 1LNHM87A64
Thanks in advance for any help. I've spent some time on this doing reasearch but I am meeting a dead end. Temps from duct are 60 on pass and 110 on driver this thing also has heated and cooled seats witch is controled by DATC. Has Anyone encountered this probl...
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2002 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L abs VIN: 4M2ZV1472D
this van came in for cv shafts making noise when you turn. we inspected & boots were torn. we replaced both shafts with reman. from car quest. test drove & everything was good. customer picks up van & drives about 10 miles & abs light comes on. my solus & mast...
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Charging VIN: 2FTDF15N5K
This wasn't a straight forward fix because the volt reading would go from 11 to 13 volts, anyway the fix was the alternator. It was a interminent diode.Thanks for all your help, even the sarcastic one from texas. Rick
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMDU34E9X
WELL, IT HAS TAKEN ME FOREVER TO CLOSE THIS BECAUSE THE CUST. HAS NOT YET DECIDED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. I TOOK JAMES ADVICE AND TRIED APLYING POWER TO THE PUMP TO NO AVAIL. I ALSO ATTEMPTED THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF A FEW GUYS AND LOOSENED THE GAS CAP(IN CASE IT...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Speedometer VIN: 1FTNX20F8X
I havn't fixed this vehicle yet. But, it is a fleet vehicle and I will see it again. Tanks to all who posted. One suggestion was to disconnect the speedo and see if the voltage spike goes away. This makes sense if the spike goes away, then the speedo is bad.
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Surge VIN: 1FTNW21S5Y
helloo all sorry for the long delay down 1 guy right know and i am busy here we go, smoked system again no leaks at all, fuel pressure and volume are ok, replaced both upstream o2 sensors per tsb fixed the surging problem but know had a misfire at idle in gear... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L rear suspension VIN: 1FAFP40453
well, sorry for taking a long time, i work 3 jobs. the mustang never got fixed, i put new insulators on the spring,upper and lower, the coil spring looked fine.the control arms were ok,the body seemed to be in one piece,(welds not broken.)it was not sway bar...
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU77E03
Thanks for all the responses. The pump was replaced as well as the inertia switch and this truck runs fine. I spent some time double checking resistance between relay and inertia switch and switch to fuel pump and all seems fine. Thanks for all who took time t...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L dash lights,signals VIN: 1LNFM97V5W
Thanks to IATN and the replies i received on this 98 Lincoln.Ernie [...] had it right when he advised me on how to check the multifuntion switch in relation to the problem i was having. The switch proved to be bad and after replacement, it fixed the turn sig...
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1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L throttle/cruise stuc VIN: 1MELM6537S
THE CAR SEEMS TO BE FIXED, IT'S BEEN GONE FOR 3 WEEKS. CUSTOMER PHONED AND SAID CRUISE WAS WORKING OK AS WELL. I CHECKED THE CABLES CAREFULLY, DIDN'T SEE ANY PROBLEMS. SO I LUBED THE CABLES. HOPE FOR THE BEST ON THIS ONE. THANKS FOR THE REPLIES
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