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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L rf drive axlw VIN: 1FTHW26F4V
We are replaceing upper and lower ball joints on this 4wd and we noticed it needed u-joints replaced on the right front axle. My question is do you have to remove carrier and disassemble to remove axle? Mitchell seems to be very vague on this. any help will be...
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1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L injector pulse VIN: 1FALP53S3V
Was brought in for a no start, tested spark found spark good test injector pulse, none. Injector hasness has 12volts one side other gos to ecm in sequential fuel. while cranking pulse with gos from 47ms to 3.4 ms on scan toll but still no pulse on noid light. ...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145W
Van came in engine light flashing, two codes runs rough.P0301 number 1 misfire and P1512 Intake runner. Follow all data test everything is working fine mechanically. They open close when supposed to clips aren't missing, nothing is binding. On scan tool data t... Trouble codes: P1512 (intake manifoldrunner control bank1 stuck closed), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire)
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZR15X5W
hi, we are having problems with this vehicle burning oil. it will go through 4qts in 1000 miles,shows sign of oil on only drivers side head, we performed cylinder leak down and comp test also. we replaced the heads due to cracks and poor running condition. cus...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMZV32E7W
I have a weird one here. Customer complian vehicle is bogging down during accleration. First thought was a fuel filter, one of them customer that doesnt maintain thier vehicle. No check engine light , but codes was, p1000 & p0460, stored in memory. P0460 is re... Trouble codes: P0460
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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L reverse VIN: 1FMSU43F01
in september of 2005 replaced transmission (with a jasper)in this vehicle. at that time the milage was 70,966. in june of 2007 vehicle came in with a chatter when in reverse. replaced transmission again, the mileage at that time was 101,610. just a month later...
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2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start, NO COMMUNICATION VIN: 1FTRW08L63
Vehicle came on hook with crank no-start. Customer reported that SES came on and vehicle surged and died. Odometer on instrument cluster reads only dashes - this was working b4 according to customer. Crank no start with no communication with PCM. We are able t...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21P84
6.0L Diesel with 72K miles. Had been running good up until a couple weeks ago when the customer complained of the engine loosing power and sometimes stalling. He says that it is getting progresively worse. I was able to duplicate the problem during test drive,...
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2005 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L gauges, radio VIN: 1FAFP56UX5
This vehicle is showing an overcharge code on all modules. Alt has been replaced and it is a quality unit from delco. performed wiggle test and charge voltage stays consistent. Has anyone ran into this concern before, and if so, how was it handled? Thanks
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L lose pedal VIN: 1FMDU34X5P
Thanks Guys for all the help. First thing i did was replace the aftermarket Rotors with motorcraft rotors. That took care of the pulsation, but i still had the ABS Light to deal with. It ended up that the guy Installed a cd player that had wire melted on the A...
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FNFU18L5V
Thank you to everyone that took time out of there busy day to replie to our post.the truck is repaired & the pcv harnes was the culprit ruber elbow that goes to rear of throttle body was collasped & cracked.replaced that & engine would go into closed loop... Trouble codes: P0171, P0173, P0174, P0141.
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L no power VIN: 1FTPE2425X
well after going back in, i took off the serpentine belt and sure enough the crank pulley had rotating play. the crank bolt was loose and i took off the pulley with no puller tool. inspected the key way on the harmonic balancer and found it enlarged a good 1/2...
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2001 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU41F61
Thanks to all who replied!!! It turned out to be batteries and battery connections on this one. Replaced batteries and cleaned terminals and the truck starts fine! Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0340, P0605.
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L most shifts VIN: 1FTSS34F81
Dear Fellowtechs. 1 got 3 replies on this one. Garner from PA asked what trans I had and suggested replacing the speed sensor in the differetial. Sorry, but this didn't help, because the trans works off of the sensor in the tailhousing on the trans. It was a 4...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Blows tranny fluid out vent tube VIN: 1FTNX211S5
Thank you all for the information and data. Had a death in the family that took a while to deal with so my response has been delayed. My finger did not type the correct VIN as most of you caught. I should have been a [...]. The customer never d...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYRTOU13
WELL THANKS FOR THE INPUT I GOT ON THIS ONE AFTER TALKING TO A LOCAL FORD TECH WE AGREED ONE OF THE AFECTED SENSORS WERE SPORTING AND KILLING THE COMMON GROUND CHECKED ALL SENSORS NEVER COULD FIND WITCH ONE WAS CAUSING PROBLEM WHILE WORKING ON TRUCK GOT PISSED... Trouble codes: P0340, P0122, P0102, P0113.
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2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X54
Thanks to all that took the time out to help fix this bad boy. Most suggested the DPFE sensor. Sure enough when I Inspect it carefully there was a hole at the back end of one of the spout. Could'nt really see it properly cause it is right up at the firewall. P... Trouble codes: P1406 (Diesel particulate filter EGR- downstream hose off /plugged).
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2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Unknown VIN: 5LMEU88H95
Thanks to everones help, we flushed the AC systema and installed a new compressor and the proper amount of oil and all works great.
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1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L compressor VIN: 1MEFM53S7X
thanks very much for your help. it turn out the high pressure sensor is malfunction. just want to make sure before it post my fix. thanks again.
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