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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTEX14N3P
GOOD DAY FORD TECHS. THIS ONE IS IDLES AT 720 IN PARK. SHIFT INTO GEAR IDLE SPIKES TO 1040 THEN SETTLES AT 850rpm. CUSTOMER STATES THAT HE CANT STOP THE REAR WHEELS FROM SPINING ON ICE. IF YOU GET UP TO 50mph TAKE FOOT OFF THE GAS THE SLOW AS IT WILL GO ON ITS...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L hard to start VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
This vehicle came in with a long (10-15 sec) crank time. The problem seems to be that it take along time to build high oil pressure for the injectors. I do not have a gauge to check oil pressure but I am going by the sensor reading on my scanner. I would be re... Trouble codes: P1212
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6630W
Hello Group and thank you for your time, This 1998 Contour came to me with a check engine lamp on and a noise from the lower timing cover. Code related to the variable cam timing system and the noise was a bad lower timing belt idler pulley that had come apar... Trouble codes: P1383 (VCT Over retarded Bank 1)
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L p1299 VIN: 0000099991
This is well keep vehicle with average mileage. From time to time the engine warning light come up with code P1299
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L p0761, p0734 VIN: 1FAFP53S7X
Vehicle was brought in about 3 months ago for engine replacement. Original powerplant was hammering and pouring oil through a hole in the pan. Customer elected to replace with a used engine. After the engine was replaced, on test drive we noticed that there wa...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L parking lights VIN: 1FMZU73E1Y
this vehicle doesn't have parking lights, ondemand states there is a headlight/parking light relay below speedometer. i removed the speedometer and found nothing behind or below this unit. I removed the headlight switch and have powers on about 6 of the termin...
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2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Surge, Misfire, spark knock VIN: 1FDXE45S6Y
Hi all, have a real problem child here. 2000 Ford e450 local community bus with tritan v10 engine, has missfires and surges with spark knock at times and also rough idle. Did a complete tune with factory spec spark plugs, ignition coils, fuel filter,and still ...
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2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cold Start VIN: 1FDXF46F6X
Have a 2001 Ford F550 with a power stroke diesel. If truck sets over night it will not start in the morning. Glow plugs are working. There is no smoke at all. Checked for codes there are none. Check oil in resevoir it is ok. If you crank long enough, it will s...
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2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Fuel trim VIN: 1FAHP36392
This Focus is a well maintained (by me)vehicle. Check engine light came on, lean bank one. Performed a tune up checked for vaccum leaks (no smoke machine) and found a pipe to the very lower back of the intake possibly leaking. I sealed that up and drove the ve... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1)
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L injectors VIN: FC743820JX
can anyone tell me what the fireing order or cylinder numbers on the 6.0 ford diesel. thanks scott
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1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L radio,dash lights
hi guys this one came as a no start.the battery was stone dead so i replaced that.it started up but was not charging.replaced altenator with a motorcraft one and it still did not charge.checked fuses, wiring,relays,and i scanned it and no codes.am i missing so...
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2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L alarm VIN: IMEFM55SXY
Customer complaining the factory alarm goes off periodically. Wants the alarm turned off permanently. Any members know what to do to disconnect the alarm system?
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 12WFT61L6Y
This car came back in,customer saying that its doing the same thing.I test drove this car with the customer after about 5 miles this car started to buck and jerk. I noticed while this happens the rpm would drop and then it would jerk like someone slammed it in...
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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FACP74F3L
Thanks to those who replied, although the true credit for this goes to Dan [...], the instructor at the local Technical Collage who was willing to look at this for us. The end result is that it was not exactly anything we did (I think Wayne was on the right t...
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1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L rear suspension VIN: 1FMEU15H3P
A lot of great help on this one. We dropped the rear suspension to inspect the bushings in the ends of the springs, and they were good. The driveshaft slip joint felt good and moved freely, but we removed the boot and lubed the splines with Fords teflon grea...
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1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDLF47G6T
the computer fixed this truck thanks for all your help Trouble codes: 123 (tps sensor voltage is higher than expected).
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, no fire on #1 VIN: 2FMDA5142T
wep, this one is fixed. thanks to all that posted. tring to save them money costed me more in the long run like always. this compounded with lack of maintenance just brain locked me. the root problem was head gasket failure. luckily no rod damage was done. aft... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire 1).
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L safety VIN: 1FBSS31L5X
ok, thank you all very much for reading this post...a few have responded, and the information has been sent to the person in charge of this vehicle...hopefully he's already called one of you...if not, i'll kick him in the butt to get him in gear to get this do...
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation VIN: XXXXYW1100
Proceded with all your recomendations, including the replacement of the TPS and the fuel pump. Suggested to the owner to take the vehicle to the FORD dealer or to get rid of it back to the auction.
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 4wd VIN: 1FTZR45E72
Thanks to everyone who replied. After messing with the switch long enough with the vehicle in neutral and foot on brake, it took awhile but did finaly come out.
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2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K75
Well everyone said to check for a vacuum leak at the lower manifold gasket. Customer had to take vehicle so I havent had the chance to change it yet. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0305.
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71W86
Man this has been a ride. The car went to the dealer only to have them say that the ac works fine, go figure. Sure enough when he picked it up it was not working that night on his shift. So I checked for codes to see if there was anything pending to my suprise...
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1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM82W6R
I owe a huge THANK YOU to all of you who replied. I checked the wiring harness under the master cylinder carefully and that was not the problem, but a good thought. I did however discover an ignition miss on the effected cylinders 1 and 6, and the ecm was in... Trouble codes: 172 (lean exhaust not switching).
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L rear air bags deflate intermitently VIN: 1LNLM82W6V
customer never returned...Problem has not returned...I would emagine that it was just an intermitent height sensor problem, but it only failed twice and never happened again.
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2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L left rear shock area VIN: 1LNHM97Y91
thanks for all the help the fix was left rear raduis arm bushings the customer was very pleased and could not believe what we found and the persistants we had to fix his car that no one else could, even the dealership who looked at it 3 times and said it was...
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