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1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Surge VIN: 1FABP44E6K
Hey guys and gals, I have this '89 mustang with a 5.0l that every time I run a KOER this idle kicks up for a split second and then nothing, the Modis just goes back to main menu. If I disconnect the iac and hold up idle the scanner will then go to snap throttl...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, BUCKS VIN: 1FTCR14X0R
Hello all, I have the ford that cannot be fixed. Vehicle presented with a severe bucking under a load. Another shop had already installed plugs and wires. There was a history code of P211 erratic pip signal. Routine checks showed the plugs to be clean and the... Trouble codes: P0211 (Erratic PIP Signal)
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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 E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJE34H5T
This truck came to my shop with a fuel pump in a box and the customer request to put it in. We did and the customer paid and left. The truck returned a day later on the hook. The truck would only start with starting fluid according to the customer. I,ve checke...
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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L abs module VIN: 1FALP53S5T
It has a C1178 code on lite brake pedal effort, ABS activates. Checked wss with scope nice pattern scoped it at the module also nice clean pattern. Perform flow chart test. With modis in graphing LRWSS has alot of drop outs from the DLC connector. But when iso...
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Charging VIN: 1FALP6534W
After replacement of remanufactured alternator, secondary fuse and a new battery. There still is a voltage fluctuation on the cars output. When driving with a voltage load (lights, radio,etc.) the battery light will flicker and headlights will dim and brighten...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hard Start VIN: 1FTNX21F6X
Intermittently when first started cold, this Power Stroke is hard to start, acts like it has several bad glow plugs. When it does start, it runs really rough for several seconds, then instantly smooths out and runs good. There are no codes. I monitored the RPM...
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F9X
tRUCKTURNED OVER GOOD BUT NO START i tRIED EITHER AND GOT IT TO RUN AND STAY RUNNING. IT WAS SLUGGISH AND MISSING AT FIRST BUT AFTER DRIVING FOR A AWHILE i BELIEVE ITS BETTER. i THINK THE THE HIGH PRESSURE OIL PUMP LOST ITS PRIME AND THE OIL DRAINED BACK DOWN ... Trouble codes: P0231, P0340, P0562, P0266, P0272, P0275
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF182XY
tHIS TRUCK CAME IN WITH A PO174 CODE. CLEARED CODE TEST DROVE SEVERAL TIMES CODE DID NOT COME BACK THE COUSTOMER TOOK VECH DROVE FOR SEVERAL DAYS CODE CAME BACK PO174. WE SWAPED O2 SENSORS TO SEE CODE PO174 WOULD RETURN ON BANK 2. IT DID.CHEAKED FOR VAC. LEAKS... Trouble codes: P1709 (pnp switch out of self test range), P0174
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU77EX1
Couple of things - The VSS signal is Zero and wiring is found not to be shorted to ground or power. Where does this system get its VSS signal from as all documetation is WRONG or incomplete - Some say the Differetial sensor is the feed - So I check it again an... Trouble codes: P0500
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP56S12
car came in few months back with misfire on several cylinders plugs were carbon arched and wires were original equip. we replaced the wires and plugs w/ motorcraft equip. and sent car down the road. the car is back now w/misfire on cylinder #4 intermed. after ...
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L drums VIN: 1FAFP55263
while stopping right rear drum area makes a thumping noise i turned drums and repalced springs and this made it some better.still i have this noise shoes seem ok.any ideas
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2004 Ford E-250 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDNE24M34
hello iatn techs i would appreciate any help on this one this is the first vehicle i have had to put in here but i need help. ok i got a 2004 e 250 on factory natural gas towed in to the shop with a no start. this is a fleet vehicle but we see it for most of i...
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2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Master Cylin
To The Ford Tech's We Are Building A Street Rod And Using The Brake Assembly Off A 2005 Freestar. Can Anyone Tell Us What Port On The Master Cylinder Are For The Front Brakes? The One Closes To The Booster Or The One Away From The Booster? Thanks
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR10ASR
Hey, this one is on its way, to being fixed, thanks to IATN. All the responses are greatly appreciated. Michael from California nailed it. This thing is loosing compression in cylinder #2 at idle RPM. It doesn't show up on vacuum gauge, but has excessive leak...
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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
Thanks again for helping with the problem we realy didnt have. The famous twin I beam bit me again. One tip went right to the promlem. You cant turn the wheel full travel with the brakes on. Steering worked OK The front springs are beat down good changing th...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S9W
Thanks to all but a big thank you to Samuel from Colorado and Terry from West Virginia. The voltage was off with a new dpfe switch. We went to the Ford Dealership and got the right new one. Everything is great now reading are fine and all is well in D town Th... Trouble codes: 401 (emmision control insuffencient flow).
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, lack of acceleration VIN: 1FTZX172XX
customer has decided to take to transmission shop for second opinion. I dont know when I'll hear back from him. All items discussed in your help replies have been tested and confirmed good. THANKS for all your help
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Won't go into 4 Lo VIN: 2FTRX18L7Y
Lots of good help on this one. The responses ranged from water leaking onto the GEM, transmission range switch, shift the transfer case manually to make sure it actually works, to understanding that you have to have the brake pedal pressed and the transmission...
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L trans temp VIN: 1FMDU64E52
thanks to all who helped. I am not positive this one is fixed but its been gone for 2 weeks so I'm hopeful. I cleaned the connector (although it looked perfect) and very carefully squeezed the terminals to tighten them and its been OK (so far) MARTY
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU74E22
Hi everyone: Thanks to all who replied, this is a fix. All replies were right on the issue. I learned, that 99% of the time, the cause of DTC P0174 is due to intake leak on upper "O" rings. Sometimes the PCV hose is collapsed and could cause the same problem.... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2).
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FDXE45P84
AFTER SPEAKING TO AFRIEND AT THE FORD DEAlerHE SAID TO BRING TRUCK IN BECAUSE INJECTORS ARE COVERED TO 100000 MILES THEY REPLACED THREE MORE INJECTORS TRUCK NOW RUNS FINE THANKS FOR THE ADVICE
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1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L steering gear VIN: 1LNFM82W7W
WELL GUYS, THANKS, I FIRST CHECKED THE LEFT FRONT BALL JOINTS WITH THE TIE ROD END OFF THE STEERING KNUCKLE, ALL CHECKS OK, I THOUGHT THE BALL JOINTS WERE OK, UNTIL I CHECKED THE RIGHT SIDE!!! A SET OF BALL JOINTS, AND A GOOD ALIGNMENT MADE THIS MACHINE DRIVE...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM82W4X
well I had multiple replies, from plugged exhaust, coil problems, and fuel trims problems. I was leaning more toward a fuel trim problem though o2's seemed steady while it acted up. I was most suspicious of the intake gasket possibly leaking as fuel trims and ...
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1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1114V
Much to my dispare this vehicle is not fixed! Customer declined any further diagnoses. I recieved seven replies with helpful questions and advice. It did have a rough idle however the fuel pressure never dropped so I don't beleive I had an injector bleeding. T... Trouble codes: P0172.
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