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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6538T
Car has history of no-start and engine gets flooded with gasoline. Was towed in 2 days ago and it fired right up. Drove it around the neighborhood and turned it off, then fired right back up with no problems. I let it sit outside running for 30 minutes then tu...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26F0V
Need help. Replaced fuel pressure sensor on reg block for leaking, cust took truck and returned in 2 days stating started fine, idled for about 5 min and died. On restart would try to fire and then buck and snort ant shut down. When reached shop would not sta...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21SOX
When it doesn't want to start pumping the accelerator causes it to start. This was discovered by a young teenager that didn't know that wouldn't help. Don't know why that helps. Had it instrumented for a week and it started every day every time. Disconnected i...
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2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDXF46F7Y
Ford guys,I got a strange intermittent start and die problem with this f450.If you drive it everyday it has no problems at all.But if you drive it and let it sit for two to three days it will start, run for a few seconds and die,when it does die there is very ...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L spedometer
This 2001 F150 truck has a 4.2 v6, 5 speed manual transmission, and a 3.55 differential ratio. I inhereted this mess from another tech. The trans was replaced with a used unit for a noise only. Now the spedometer reads very low, about 1/2 true speed. The speed...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L unknown VIN: 1FAFP55U52
thanks in advance to all. i have a 02 taurus that the customer is complaining of a belt squeal. upon inspection, found that belt was not the cause of the problem. sound seems to be coming from the rear of the engine/transmission area. sound(squeal/chirp) seems...
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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L speedometer VIN: 1FBSS31L02
Hello I am having trioble with a speedometer not working,however the odometer works and the trip meter works.Using scan tool we seem to have a normal vehicle speed reading.We swapped complete cluster with a supposed to be a known good used one with the same re...
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L odometer
Good afternoon gentlemen,i am actually looking at this car for another repair shop.I am sorry for the vin code i left it on the desk when i left.The car came in running just fine but in need of a clutch so the clutch was replaced and it all went well.The mecha...
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Audible Warning Chime VIN: 1LNHM81W63
hello fellow Techs, Thanks in advance for your time. The instrument cluster warning chime sounds when you first turn the ignition to Run or immediately after it is started. (Three tones) I have many years of experiecne with Ford products (particularly Lincolns...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FABP43F3G
i replaced injectors with 19 lb .it helped but still has slight miss under load only when driving.the fuel pump fixed most of the problem.i cked o2 sensors and grounds.i am not satisfied but i am going to let customer take it.thanks for all the replies.
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1990 Ford Probe LX 3.0L alternator VIN: 1ZVPT21U7L
Thanks to all. Everyone that suspected the belt was right. The customer had an aftermarket A/C installed and the pulley was smaller and the new stock belt we put on was too big and slipping when hot. We went two sizes down and now all is good.
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKE37G6R
I'll call this one a draw. The PCM did fix the rich running condition, which is what it came in for. It did not restore communication. I rechecked the data lines and they were still good. The customer smogged it and it passed. He chose to not pursue the co...
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1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L high idle VIN: 1FALP42T5S
Thank you all for responding to my post. I am sorry i did not post alot of info in my post due to end of day dead brain syndrome. I finnaly figured I could pull maf up to fresh air side block it off at the same time blocking off the pcv. Still ran barely. I re...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L noise on accel VIN: 1FTNX21L5X
Thanks to everyone who responded. I feel pretty stupid for not checking the basics first. All of you were correct, the right rear manifold studs were broken on cylinder #4. I removed the inner fender to help gain access to the manifold. We smoked the exhau...
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2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L oil pan VIN: 1FDE45F91H
Taking out the motor as I write this. i bid 23 hrs to give me plenty of time. Looks ugly but it pays. thanks evryone for your input. to our friends in Calif. I'll take the rust over wildfires,earthquakes and the fruitloops. at least the rust PAYS!!!
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2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA52463
Thanks to all who replied! It was the cam synchro shaft bearing starting to seize up. Replaced the synchro shaft and all is well. Thanks again, guys!
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2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, running rich VIN: 1FDXE45545
Found no real problem. customer reports bus is fine. Trouble codes: 172 (175 -), 175 (testing and results).
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Horn VIN: 1ZFT80N6B5
Customer took car back to dealer and it was fixed under warranty.
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1983 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MRBP99FXD
I RECIEVED SEVERAL REPLIES STATING TO CHECK THE EGR VALVE,AIR TEMP SENSOR, AND THE T.P.S. HOW EVER ALL OF THESE SENSORS CHECKED OK.I STILL HAVE THE CAR HERE SHOULD I FIND THE PROBLEM I WILL REPOST.THANKS TO ALL
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