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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Shift Interlock VIN: 1FALP65L2T
Dear ford techs, i have this 96 contour that i am having difficulty with. It came in with the customer complaining of won't shift out of park at times. I got the car in last week, and found out that when it acts up, the plunger wasn't going in far enough to ma...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L coolant guage sending unit VIN: 1FABCDEFGH
hey guys, need yor help. just replaced head gasket as part of a charitable contribution kind of a job on the side of the hiway and have no quick access to alldata on hiway 44 and need to know the location of the guage sender on this twin cam 2 litre as its run...
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Brakes Locking Up VIN: 1FMSU43F8Y
We got this in with front calipers frozen. we replaced both front calipers, Rotors and Hoses. it cam back with the same problem so we changed the master cylinder. this vehicle has hydro boost. when applying brakes on a hard stop they lock up. press the brake p...
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2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP45XX1
Okay Ford guru's, I have a good one here. 01 Mustang 4.6...the customer has spent a ton of money on it replacing parts at the advice of all the self proclaimed experts in town and finally gave up. It has a part throttle missfire that you can duplicate at 1100 ...
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07W71
This seemed to be easy but I have not fixed the P0401. The first test was to put a vacuum pump on the egr valve and apply vacuum, the engine does not die. The idle is a little lower. So it has a flow problem. I removed the EGR valve, tested ok, cleaned it. It ... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr insufficient flow), P1408 (egr flow out of range)
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L ABS Brake Pressure Switch VIN: 1FTYR10E62
Thanks to all who take time to read this post. Vehicle in for front brake service.(Pads & Rotors). Replaced both. Road tested. ABS light on. DTC C1939-Brake Pressure/Deactivation switch circuit. This truck does not have cruise control. Has deactivation/brake ...
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FMFU18L13
We put a new oem A/C compressor and clutch and pulley on this expedition and now when you shut the truck off the compressor keeps spinning the outer clutch disc for about 5 seconds like it is freewheeling, I grab it when it is done and it is very tight I can b...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Blowing fuse#17 VIN: 1FMZU73K53
I am trying to help fellow tech Truck was blowing fuse # 17 intermittenly truck was returned today now fuse is blowing all the time! Alldata is showing 2 relays on circut for batttery saver and acc relays unplug both no change would like to know what else is o...
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Horn VIN: 1ZFT80N6B5
This Mustang came in with inop. horns. When getting in the car remote was pressed to unlock doors lock button was pushed accidently horns sounded off. Checked for voltage/ground at horn button. Grounding the black wire under the air bag does not activate horn....
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Starting VIN: 2FAHP71W56
this car has a good crank for aprox 2 minutes before start. the rest of the day no problem till morning. checked fuel pressure when started ok. any help is appreciated. thanks in advance . I left the fuel gauge hooked up in the morning I WILL CHECK PRESSURE DU...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Left brake light VIN: 1LNHM87A11
This clean car has a problem, and that is the left brake light stays on intermittently, according to the customer. We cannot verify it in the shop. Wirings are intact, I am suspecting the rear Electronic Control Module (REM). Before commitment and a few hundre...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford Mondeo 2.0L engine or transmission VIN: WFOFXXGBBF
I regret the delay in closing this help request. The responses varied from a possible broken harmonic balancer or a bolt floating in the bell housing, to known faults of rapid crank thrust wear causing end float knock, and cracking of the crankshaft in the fly...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs module VIN: 1FTDX08W5V
i did find the module. it actualy mounts on top near the center not sideways on the front. i haven't changed it out yet cause i'm waiting for the part. thanks for all the info
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
Thanks to all of you that took the time to reply to my call for help. Cesar asked me to really go back over the front end of this vehicle. We found that the front sway bar frame bushings had about one eighth of an inch gap between the bar and both bushings. N...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Coolant flow VIN: 1FAFP52U3W
Well, thanks for all the speedy replies. We replaced the water pump under warranty. The replacement one had the disc on the back of the vanes. The one we put in last year did not. This may be helping the coolant flow. We also replaced the thermostat we had...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMZV32E7W
I havent actually fix this vehicle customer nevered return vehicle back for diagnostic. Alot of technician state vehicle is notorious for MAF sensor on these vehicle. My main problem wasnt firguring out what is wrong with vehicle, it was actually why the STFT ... Trouble codes: P0460.
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1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L speedo VIN: 2FMSA5144Y
THANKS FOR THE HELP. TURNS OUT THAT HASTE MAKES WASTE. AFTER INSTALLING A SPEEDO HEAD AND PROBLEM WAS STILL THERE I BACK TRACKED MY DIAGNOSTICS & AITN ,FOUND THAT I HAD A PROBLEM WITH LEFT FRONT ABS SPEED SENSOR. NOW I WILL BACK UP A BIT. IF I WAS TO READ ABS ...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX18L9Y
Sorry guys,no fix for this one. It was an old farm truck and the owner did not want to put any more time in it. Some of the replies were bad grounds,vaccuum leak,bad MAF,WOT relay,voltage for A/C shorted to PCM. All good replies. I told the owner I need to che... Trouble codes: P0172 (b1 too rich), P1132 (B1S1 Indicates Rich), P1152 (B2S1 Indicates Rich).
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L battery VIN: 2FTRF18203
Thank you both for your input. It seems that I was not patient enough letting the moduals go to sleep. I started the drain check over again and timed my results. At one hour and fifteen minutes they were still awake. At one hour and thirty minutes they had pow...
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1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L vent/manual air control VIN: 1MEFM53U8X
Found the culprit, the dash on this vehicle supports the vent part of the air flow system, took the dash back again to find that whoever took this heater core apart shouldn't be working on cars ,they should be cutting them apart at a salvage yard!, the box was...
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