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1984 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L plug burnt ofin cyli VIN: 1FTHX2512E
came in on hook,no start, somone has already replaced glowplugs and resealed injector return lines all glowplugs are open again and there are no wait to start lights on in the dash one glow plug tip is broken off in head wundering if will stay in prechamber or...
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1990 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FABP64R8L
I have a 3.8 sc car here that runs on 2 cylinders.I have only got spark at 2 coil but all injectors are firing.I have tried a new module, coil packs and i have also replaced the cam sensor.The problem is that i only get coils 4 and 3 to fire.I have ohmed the w...
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1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
There is something I am over looking, when started up cold the idle surges up and down. as the veh. warms up it starts poping back through the air horn and the idle surges up and down even more. fuel pressure is good all readings look good but when the pop bac...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L timing VIN: 1FTCR10A3T
This truck came in with a timing belt missing about five teeth. Quit at stop sign and would not start. Simple enough. I was real busy so I gave the job to to a retired mechanic friend next door.He changed belt but had a misfire. Said he was sure timing was ri...
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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
HI and thanks in advance for your help. This truck came to our shop with a steering problem. It turns to hard and won't return on its own. Setting still at part or full throttle the steering wont turn ( Like no power steering )If you drive it it fells OK but s...
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, lack of acceleration VIN: 1FTZX172XX
Help this ones beating me down! It has a lack of acceleration and a surge right of idle. It seems like the timing is retarded. On the spark advance pid on accel it show to go as low as -10' advance. I thought I saw a problem with the pcm but after replacement ...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Won't go into 4 Lo VIN: 2FTRX18L7Y
Need some help from you Ford gurus out there. This F150 goes into 4 Hi, but won't go into 4 Lo. There are no trouble codes, all fuses are good, switch resistance is spot on in each mode. We tested the position switch by testing from each of the position switch...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L belt noise VIN: 1FTNW21FO1
Thanks in advance , this truck came in for a squeeking belt on start up and shut down. This truck does have duel alternators and the upper was changed with the idler pulley about 4 mo. ago. Alternator was changes for not charging and the idler i thought was ma...
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2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 4M2XV14T0Y
this van came to us running rough we tune it up ran fine customer left brought back vehicle a few days later with the same symptoms we have checked fuel pressure it is within specs also we pulled out plugs all are burning fine except #2 and #5 they are black t...
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86E02
I believe I have a bad pcm but at 935.00 I want to be posative. This car was sent to me from another shop. They replaced both front oxygen sensors with new ones from Ford. The car will start and run but rough, it will surge after a while and sometimes stall. I... Trouble codes: P0131 (p0132-), P0132 (p0151-), P0151 (p0152-), P0152
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1988 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTFE24Y9J
Well I finally fixed this beast with some help from Identifix. As Joe from Montana and David from Texas suggested I made a new timing mark by bringing the #1 cylinder up to top dead center and made a new one, all to no avail however. The final fix was to chec...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality
HEY EVERYONE THANKS ALOT FOR THE INPUT ON THIS PROBLEM.PCV VACUUM NIPPLE HAD BEEN CHECKED BEFORE DOING THE SMOKE TEST.THE TPS WAS ALSO CHECKED AND ELIMINATED AS A SUSPECT.WHAT FIXED THE PROBLEM WAS DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY TO ERASE ECM MEMORY.UPON RESTART IDL...
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2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1FAFP55244
Thanks techs for all the replys. Had some very useful replies. Bank decided not to repair or spend any more money on this one
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2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX14W44
Hello again and thanks for all the quick replies. I believe I was having a forest and tree issue. Once I dropped the drive shaft I was able to stick my head up betwwen the tank and exhaust and see all the connectors. Once I had all those connectors disconnecte...
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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Crank Pulley VIN: 2MELM75W0V
Thanks to everybody who replied.I ordered new crank pulley & installed without any problems.I still think its strange that belt was on like normal.
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