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1991 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L limp mode VIN: 1FACP5343M
car drives fine when cold,after approx three minutes car will not shift out of 1st gear.the first time cust came in we check'd the n/s switch and found it to be loose.we adj it and car shifted fine.cust drove car for approx 1 month then prob.returned.it has th...
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1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L tensioner pully VIN: 1FALP54Y2N
Not a technical question, but have not been able to loacate a tensioner pully for the Taurus SHO motor. The original pully bearing seized & the pully was damaged beyond using again. Does anyone know of a place that lists a replacement pully, or another applica...
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1993 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMEE11YXP
Stalls on long trip in HOT whether. I posted last month on this Van, at the time I was unable to duplicate stalling and customer was uncertain as to weather it was stalling with throttle off. He returned last week with notes on the multiple stalling occurrence...
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on, runs fine then dies VIN: 1FDEE14H6T
this van is new to us. came in, customer stopped to eat came out van wouldnt start we towed it to our shop. ran multiple tests replaced coil powertrain controll module ignition controll module distributer so on and such the only part not replaced was the trans... Trouble codes: P0320
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs module VIN: 1FTDX08W5V
im actually trying to find the abs control module to do some test. but alldata's location is not very clear. i looked at the ford website. it goes into a little more detail but still not to helpful. i called the dealer and they say that the rwal system doesn't...
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1827W
The left bank on this vehicle does not fire. The compression is good all the way around.The injectors are getting a pulse. The spark is good. I pulled the valve cover all rockers are in tact and moving properly. It is running extremely rich. We put plugs in fo...
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1999 Ford f550 6.8L engine VIN: 1FDAF56S9X
to start out back in dec 06 we put a used engine in this truck that had around 90,000 miles on it the owner has put another 21,000 on the used engine now oil is coming out of the coolant jug strait oil not mixing with the coolant took the oil cooler line off a...
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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L clutch VIN: 1FAFP4445W
car came in shop with no a/c. when testing found a/c compressor clutch not engaging at all. checked system. recovered freon and recharged to a full charge. compressor still would not engage. had voltage present at both high and low pressure switches when a/c s...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX18L9Y
I have this F150 that runs good until I turn the a/c on. Both front o2 sensors voltages jump to exactly 1.67 volts and then stay there a while and then the truck loads up with gas and surges up and down. Turn off the a/c and o2 voltages come back to normal. I ... Trouble codes: P0172 (b1 too rich), P1132 (B1S1 Indicates Rich), P1152 (B2S1 Indicates Rich)
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L red brake light VIN: 1FMYU7OE1Y
Help me please, fellow techs, I have been doing this for so long, we refer to this kind of vehicle as a "hairball". Vehicle came in with complaint of low pedal. No abs or red brake light on. First tech inspected and found leaking master cylinder. Replaced, ble...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP53U31
This car came in a couple of months ago with a check engine light and a misfire.I found that some of the valve seats were leaking.The customer also complained of overheating.After removing the heads I found a slight head gasket leak.The heads were sent to the ...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L warning lamp VIN: 1FMCU04121
Hello everyone. I have this 2001 escape in the shop with a flashing oil warning lamp on the dash after the truck warms up. I removed the a/c compressor and removed the oil pressure switch and installed a manual guage and checked oil pressure and found when col...
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L valves VIN: 1FAFP33PO1
tore apart and found #3 INTAKE VALVE BENT NO CONTACT ON VALVE OR PISTON ,VALVE SEAL HAS NOT MOVED,SEAT IS GOOD. WHY IS THIS BENDING VALVES WITHOUT CONTACT.
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2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FDAF56P33
Major problems. Before I got to it, they had replaced the turbo, egr cooler, egr vavle and some other odds and ends. After spending some quality time with the truck, discovered bad heads. Replaced heads w/ ford units. Had some hic ups on the isntall, bad brand...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L reverse lights VIN: 1FDSS34P84
This vehicle devoleped this problem soon after we did the transmission. as a favor we replaced the trans range sensor which I felt wasent going to help as its just a hertz signal to the pcm, but we did to cover all bases. Just as we're getting somewhere testin...
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1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L overflow VIN: 1MELM55U2V
Cutomer towed car in for a coolant leak. Found that cooling system empty, filled cooling system started car ran for about ten minuts and purged coolant out cap, with a banging coming from passenger side of radiator. Replaced water pump as a sugestion to me sam...
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2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S53
Hello everyone, Im pulling my hair out trying to fix this one. I have a 2003 sable 3.0 DOHC that continually throws codes P0172/P0175 system too rich. The long term fuel trims are constantly around -15,-16,-17 and up at idle. The car is well taken care of and ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 too rich), P0175 (Bank 2 too rich)
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1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L no scan tool com. VIN: 2FTHF26M8P
Thanks for the info everyone. After double checking everything we went on a wiring hunt to find that under the hood on the drivers side beneath the relay center there was a wire corroded almost right off. Now after repairing this she is purring like a tom cat ...
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP45T0R
hello, well I replaced the pcm and as was well for a while. the vref voltage is now at 4.95 volts, but tps still goes to 0v sometimes. I started pulling on wiring harness and tps voltage definetly goes to normal. the connector is in the rt hand, rear side of ... Trouble codes: 998 (koer), 122 (koer tp signal low).
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15Y1S
Thanks for all the help I was lost it turns out that the speedo head was sending the wrong signal to the pcm the pcm would turn the injectors off I found this by watching mph on scanner while pushing the truck forward by hand the mph would jump to 120mph and t...
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Spark VIN: 3RFALPG535
"Sean [...] is the best technician in the world", he had seen this before, the crank sensor connector was rebuilt with the wires reversed and when we switched the crank sensor wires it started. So even though we were getting a great crank sensor signal it woul...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L power steering VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
Another one out the door, Thank you all. 5 replies 3 said most likely the pump and solinoid which comes with the new pump.One reply said to unplug the solinoid at the pump and see if symptom is gone. I replaced the pump with a ford reman. Problem solved.This t...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L shuts off VIN: 1FTSW31F4X
Thank god I got it, it was a toss up between PCM relay or Aftermarket Chip in PCM. Switched PCM relay with another relay and removed aftermarket chip. Truck ran great for a solid week, installed aftermarket chip, problems returned instantly. Customer picked...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZV34X6X
We told the owner that we have to R&R the heads and insp. them. He did not wont to do that so we put a new plug in the cyl. with the miss. Note (we have put 20+ plugs in this truck it is not a permanent fix; but he can sill dive it) Trouble codes: P0300, P0303.
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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L reverse VIN: 1FMSU43F01
WELL JASPER JUST GOT BACK TO ME AND AGAIN THERE NOT SURE WHY THIS IS HAPPRNING. THEY SUPECT SOMETHING IN THE VAVLE BODY. RORY, I DID SHARE WITH THEM ABOUT YOUR UPDATE AND THEY WERE AWARE OF IT. THANKS TO ALL THE REPLIES. P.S. THEY DID COVER MY LABOR.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K22
Thanks to all that replyed. This one kinda stumped us. It turns out we fixed the ignition miss with the tune up parts. This vehicle is a flex fuel truck and the customer had been running E85. I added gas to the truck while test driving. The customer electe... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank rich), P0175 (Bank rich).
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2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L MIL Lamp on, LOSE OF POWER VIN: 1FDXE45F12
HI EVERYBODY WHO HELPED ME WITH YOUR RESPONSES TO FIX THE BUS,I WILL THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME A KNOWLEDGE,THE BUS GOT FIXED AND THE PROBLEM WAS THAT WE TOOK THE GAS TANK OUT AND WE CLEANED THE TUBE INSIDE THE TUBES,WE REPLACED NEW FUEL FILTER NOW EVERYTHING...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W25
We compared out fuel pressure against another 2005 Crown Victoria and learned our fuel pressure was below the other car. The other car has pressure of 55 psi, while we had 43. We then tested fuel volume and we had of course less volume. So I have to develop... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 cylinder misire).
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 1LMHM87A63
Customer took vehicle and I was unable to further diagnose the problems. If he returns I will post what I find. Thanks to all for the information. Trouble codes: P1744, P2104, P2107, P2110, P2112.
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1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S5T
thanks for all the replies this car was fixed by replacing the injector on #2 cylinder it was leaking causing the high compression readings
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