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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA513XS
car runs poor at idle then all of sudden runs perfect for a few seconds then runs poor again. O2S1 reads 938 all 3 others read between 85 and 20. short term fuel trim maxed on bank 1 @ -20, bank 2 maxed @ +33. when car runs good and then runs poor again, the t...
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW36F7T
It appears that the left rear two cylinders are dead during cylinder contribution test. Injectors ohm out at 3.1. Any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P1294 (High Side Open - Bank Two)
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
can some one help me Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1MELM50UXV
Looking for help on this trans. All upshifts seem to be fine. Down shifts, as when pulling hills are OK unless you throttle up hard as if forcing a downshift. Ta this point the trans seems to hesitate for a second or two and then shift really hard. Fluid press...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L noise VIN: 1FTDF1724V
Hey guys,how are you all doing?The problem child here is a clean 1997 ford f-150 ,well kept that came in with a really bad noise when you brake torque the engine on reverse or when you first take off on drive.I was sure the flywheel was broken ,so i removed th...
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3FALP1137W
Thanks ahead of time for the replies and effort. This car has me dreaming about it at night. Great customer, very understanding. Vehicle initially towed in a month ago. Found low fuel pressure, 30 psi, with low volume. Replace fuel pump. All was good for two w...
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L catalic convertor VIN: 1FTR324687
thanks in advance for your help. one of the sales rep brought in their husband's truck for routine maintance. did plugs, wires, oil change, coolant flush and fuel filter. after let run for a few minutes we notice the catalic convertor was glowing red and a mil...
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No power VIN: 1FDXF47F9X
Hello Power Stroke wrenches. I need some ideas on this one, This truck has no power, it starts fine and idles fine it will free rev up to 1700 RPM fine then starts to stumble and won't free rev well after that. It runs the same when driving it also. My first t... Trouble codes: P0470 (Hard code Exh Circut sensor circt fault), P0476 (Hard code Exh press control valve fault), P1298 (Memory code IDM fault), P1247, P0603 (Memory code Intern Cont Module KAM error)
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMRU17L5Y
we are currently trying to locate a good used engine for this customer...simple question...what range of years of expeditions can we use a 5.4 L engine out of to get a simple swap...obviously a 2000 will work...what we need to know is will a 99 work??? 2001???...
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No spark cyl 1 4 VIN: 3FAKP1138Y
Car came in 5pm tonight running on two cylinders. No spark to clyinders #1 and #4. They share the same coil pack. Check coil, ok. Also tried known good coil, still misfire. Anyone seen this problem before, I could use your help, Tom Trouble codes: P0351
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering wheel shakes VIN: 1FTNX21F91
We have this lovely F250 that has a problem that when cold and going down the road the steering whell will shake real bad like from 10-2 seems to go away when the truck warms up any help would be helpful thanks in advance
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2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L rack and pinnion VIN: 3FAFP11342
Vehicle has a hard popping feel and noise in steering, if steering wheel is centered, wheels straight, turn left or right and feel/hear loud pop. The kicker is only will make noise/feel with engine running(has power steering) and turn from center only. All sus...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31L12
Hello all techs, We're loosing hair with this one. The engine backfires and drops multiple cylinders on throttle snap and hard accel. We have no stored codes. Fuel pressure and volume is ok. No excessive back pressure in exhaust. We tried new coil and plug an...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L vehicle security module VIN: 1GFWERTGR2
i have a 02 ford truck that has a vehicle{central} security module setting a b1352 vehicle security module bad, code. we have a ngs scan tool but the old module is dead and will not allow the vin, config data to be removed. i have replaced clusters and gem mod...
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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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1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2MELM74W1P
this is a fun one guys and girls vehicle came in vehicle runns rough cold,misfires,backfires through intake. vehicle is under powered and runs hotter than normal.roadtested car to confirm issues and all concerns are there. suspected cat plugged. snap throttle... Trouble codes: 335 (dpfe sensor fault), 326 (dpfe sensor out of range), 181 (right o2 sensor rich limit reached), 189 (left o2 sensor rich limit reached)
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1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FALP4440S
Thank's to all, After repairing the signal return wire from the O2 sensor, we were still using the new, but "zapped", battery volt's to this O2 sensor. So, we put a new O2 in and it passed smog , all readings are good. G.T.
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14N2S
Great news guys!! I have found the problem and fixed this vehicle. Some replies were questioning what scanner I was using and it was SOLUS and MT2500. Chris from Texas was very close to what the problem was. But before I read his reply I had found the O2 wirin...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L abs VIN: 1FTDF172XV
i wish i could say i knew anything about this vehicle but i did not post this question and non of my techs did either-i've been trying to find out who might have but with no luck-this question is one i never would have posted because enough info was not disclo...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
Thanks all of you that replied to our plea for help. It was indeed a cam timing issue. Thanks again for the help.
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 4x4 high range to low range VIN: 1FTEX18L6W
the switches, range signal and speed sensor were all good the customer was in need of his pickup and is no longer at shop. if i get an answer i will let you know. thanks to all that tried to help
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L lack of power VIN: 1FTYR10D82
I could not find the problem with this truck. I had the local Ford dealer look at it and they were clueless also. I did verify that it wasn`t a lack of fuel. O2 working ok when it had a lack of power. I pulled the valve cover and checked valve timing. It was r...
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L abs controller? master cyl? VIN: 1FMYU93173
after taking the lines off at the master cylinder and finding suction on the rear chamber when you let up on the pedal, i replaced the master cylinder and the problem is fixed. i just learned the hard way that you really DO have to crack the bleeders on the c...
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2003 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCU04153
This vehicle is fixed and thanks to all who answered my request. Although the four replies I recived were all valid concerns. Thanks to Timothy,Larry,Germaine and Andres. Like I said on my post,looking for rpm on my scan tool, when the problem happend, I had ...
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2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L brakes VIN: 1FTYR10U84
WELL I WISH I COULD TELL YOU WHAT EXACTLY FIXED THIS TRUCK, BUT... CUSTOMER CAME IN TODAY AND WE REBLEAD REAR BRAKES AND THIS TIME GOT FLUID FROM WHEEL CYLINDERS.ROAD TEST AND BRAKES ARE GOOD. ALL WE DID WAS DRIVE TRUCK FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.
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1979 Lincoln Mark V 6.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 8Y89A91406
Sorry for the long delay, but Personal cars always come last...But almost everybody almost everybody was right. The mai fuel line had a small hole in it. There was no gas leak, but If you do a vacum on the hose, sure enough it did not hold vacum. I repla...
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1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4M2DV11W9P
OK, THANKS TO ALL THAT RESPONDED..HERE WAS THE FINAL SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEM. AFTER A FEW HOURS GOING OVER WIRING, AND RELAYS AND SWITCHES, IT BOILED DOWN TO AN OVERLOOKED PROBLEM IN THE TANK. IT TURNS OUT THAT THE FUEL PUMP SENDER ASSEMBLY HAD A BURNT GROUND ...
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2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S53
Sorry for the late post. Unfortunatly the customer never returned with the vehicle. I contacted the customer about the car and it seems he traded it in on a new vehicle. I would like to thank everyone for their input on this problem. I guess I'll never know on... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 too rich), P0175 (Bank 2 too rich).
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