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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y1N
This truck misfires most notably at cruising speeds 20+ mph. The motor was replaced with a jasper unit. All ignition parts were replaced including module. When I disconnect the Egr valve the truck runs fine. Of course this sets the check engine light almost im...
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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L harmonic balancer VIN: 1FAPP6241P
This t-bird came in a couple weeks ago with very noticable engine vib. that may come and go. Found balancer broke right in front of front seal. Each part of this balancer snout still on crank but had slipped enough to vibrate. Replaced balancer and timing chai...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMDA5142T
Hi Everyone, I have this van in the shop for a loud tapping sound. The volume changes, it usually gets really loud when the engine is revved up, sometimes it will change volume for no apparent reason while just idling. It sounds kind of like a valve noise but ...
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ss3 VIN: 1FAP52U9WA
Customer came in with ck. eng light on Checked codes with scanner found code PO500 speed sensor fault and code PO503 vss intermitant. Removed speed sensor found gear hard to move and replaced. Cleared code and drove speedo works now no problem.Drove car home w...
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6535W
this vehicle came in no start,we installed a new timing belt and engine runs ok as soon as we started engine ses light came on and a [...] was set. this code seems to deal with the electrical end of this problem. we are asking if anyone has seen problem we... Trouble codes: P0340
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FTYR10C6X
This vehicle came from a local body shop. It has had extensive front end work. Vehicle is a no start but cranks. It seems to crank hard as if it wants to rotate backward. If I unplug the front coil pack it starts and idles ok. If I replug in the front coil pac...
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2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP40461
I am working alone this week and need to bounce my thoughts off some other techs... Came in for misfire and CEL. Pulled codes and found P1233-Fuel Pump Driver Mod Off Line. Checked Module and did not see any wire problems. Replaced Mod anyhow, no change. Reins... Trouble codes: P1233 (Fuel Pump Driver Module Off Line), P301
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L park to drive engagement VIN: 1FMDU73K62
Hey guys. I've run into 2 or 3 of these 5R55S trans w/this same issue. I have replaced plenty of solenoid packs on these for harsh reverse engagement per Ford's tsb. Of course my post starts out w/the word "intermittantly". All line pressures and PCA, B & C pr...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L inst cluster VIN: 1FTRF18242
Customer brought me this f150, he stated that upon start up the gauges (tach, oil, temp, volts ) don't move for a period of about 15 or 20 seconds after engine fires, the odometer won't light up during this period of time either, after the initial 15 or 20 sec...
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2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L drivtrain VIN: 1FMZU72K33
i have a strange problem with this one. driving down the road at 50-70 mph this thing has a inconsistant "thump" on decel. it sounds like you are running over the reflectors in the middle of the highway. only on decel. and not every time. so i put it on jack s...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53233
Pulled diagnostic trouble codes; P0171 and P0174 in memory. Checked scan data and found (after re-seting codes)that LTFT jumped immediately to +26%, while STFT was around +5 -+7%. In my experience, it usually takes LTFT a longer period of time to move that hig... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean - Bank 1), P0174 (System too lean - Bank 2)
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73K54
This one came in on the hook. No codes. The car would not crank. With the key off the security light would act normal. With the key on the security light, check engine, and amber wrench light would rapidly flicker. We first checked for blown fuses or poor grou...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on, Loss of power VIN: 1FTNF21565
At full throttle the truck dies; loses power - feels like exhaust restriction or low fuel pressure. Ran it with the exhaust down - still the same. Trouble codes: P0174 (testing and results)
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2007 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on
Firstly ignore that its a 2.3L. Because its a Ranger 2.5L Diesel 2007 Model. Also known as a Mazda BT-50. The car came in a week or so ago with the MIL lamp on and DTC P0340 - CMP circ. malfunction. The sensor was replaced. Obviously not fixed. So now I have ... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction), P0606 (PCM Malfunction), P0607 (PCM Performance Problem)
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1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L circulation VIN: 1MEFM53S0X
overheats after 10 mi. drive .coolant recovery tank boils over with cool radiator
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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26M7L
Hello again, not sure if vehicle is completely fixed since the truck is now at home in the customer's driveway, while the customer has gone out to Alberta on a work term. I did find some bad wiring and connector issues on the RF fender which I fixed. Especiall...
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FTJW35MOP
Sorry for such a lone delay in getting back to this problem. Customer is have some health problems and asked not to do any more on his truck. Said he will advise what to do when he is better. I thank every one who tried to help with this problem. The truck is ...
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2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP13P42
Big thanks to all who replied!! Sorry I didn't get back to each of you individually. The low compression was also our concern and it seems that the upper engine cleaner solved it. Spoke with customer yesterday (service done last thursday) and they state tha... Trouble codes: P0302.
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW20P43
SORRY I TOOK SO LONG TO RESPOND TO ALL THE GREAT ADVICE I RECIEVED-BUT I WANTED THE CUSTOMER TO PUT SOME MILES ON THE TRUCK TO MAKE SURE WE FIXED IT- AND I FEEL WE DID-WE ENDED UP CLEANING OUT THE EGR COOLING TUBE ASSY-WHAT A JOB THAT WAS BUT IT WAS DIRTY AND... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L air bag VIN: 2FAFP71W96
i finally fixed the problem with a new steering column, the first one that the body shop sent me was used and it was collapsed as well.thank you for all the replies the pinpoint test was very useful and all of them are very much appriciated.
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L vct VIN: 1MEFM6531X
Okay, the exhaust cam was a half tooth off. I realigned and all is well. Thanks for all the input.
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