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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP653XT
Hello All,Hopefully someone has seen our problem before.We have a 1996 Ford Contour that is stumping us.Car came in and would not start.Tested fuel pressure and it was only at 15 psi.Had a bulletin from Ford about the fuel pump.We swapped the fuel pump with a ...
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L slipping shift VIN: 1FTDR15X5V
Truck came in dead with trans out. Little movement not drivable. No codes battery toast. Pulled in and pulled trans and overhauled. Front drum little scored, band gone, clutches toast. Sanded drum smooth, installed overhaul kit, and reinstalled. Now I got a cr...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L lighting VIN: 2FAFP71WX4
Intrument panel lights, parking lights and headlights will occasionally go out while driving. Then come back on anywhere from 5 seconds to about a minute later. An audible clicking is heard when this happens that comes from the LCM. The dealer has installed t...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L blower and vent mode,ac comp not ingadgeing VIN: 1FTPW12584
hi guys! i havent seen this before. the lites on the control head come on and off in sink with the blower motor. and every time it comes back on it has switched modes to defrost from vent, but not on the head display.it switches in 2 sec intervols.in a pattern...
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2004 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Temp gauge
A couple of months ago I did routine maintenance on this truck. Tune up, Trans flush, coolant flush. A couple of weeks later the customer returns with a list of symptoms. Turns out the temp gauge pegged out and it went in to limp mode. I could not duplicate it...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAFP71W35
This vehicle has had this problem for sometime now, codes are cleared when started the ABS light and traction control light will be on,..in a matter of a short time 2-3 minutes the lights will go off,..and set the codes U0073 and U1900,..no CAN communication. ...
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2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S60
I hope there is someone out there who has seen this before, and can maybe shed some light on this for me, it's looking kind of dark to me. Vehicle belongs to very good customer, she keeps it well maintained and rarely declines a repair. Came in for mil and int... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire detected cyl 5)
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2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L no gas fill VIN: 2MHHM75W45
I have a 2005 Mercury Gran Marquis 4.6l that has a common problem of the gas pump shutting off not allowing to fill up.I checked the vent lines and blew them out.I have no codes.This car is immaculate ,has never had any problems.Owner is also impatient just wa...
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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAPP6240P
Reman ECM installed 2 days ago. Vehicle would not start that morning, Popped the ECM in and has been running ever since. Calling it fixed. What I learned is the IDM scope signal is the ECM's processed view not what the Ign module is acually sending to the EC... Trouble codes: 211 (Erratic PIP signal seen at ECM).
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L power inverter VIN: 1FTCR14A6S
everyone had some good ideas the formula i had to figure amps seemed to be correct alot of people came up with the same amount of amps as i did so i put in 200 amp alt. installed larger wire for alt.1/0 now i just have to find a place for a second battery and ...
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L no start VIN: 1FTE124Y4S
Sorry for the delay in posting of the repair on this one, it's been gone for two weeks with the VSS in the rear axle unplugged. This was a no-spark related problem, not really clear why this was causing this to happen. WILL INSTALL A NEW SENSOR WHEN CUSTOMER R...
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1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L line pressure
The fix did end up being replacing a worn pump. The pressure regulator valve was sticking in the valve body, which I replaced with with a Sonnax repair valve, and I also replaced the pressure control solenoid first, but it didn't help the pressures. Once I p...
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Stall VIN: 3FAKP1136W
Thanks to all who replied to my request.Fix ended up being the ecm/after trying the wiggle test on everything i could get my hands on i brought my wifes hair dryer and heated up the computer**bingo**car died-cooling fan came on-lost comunication-replaced pcm a...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L horn VIN: 1FTZF18W3W
customer didnot return for service- we are sure problem is in gem module - thanks to everyone who responded to my request.
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L3X
Thanks to all who took the time to respond. I pulled the right valve cover and found a rocker arm and one valve spring keeper laying in the head. I have no idea where the disc that fits over the spring nor the other keeper are. Happy Thanksgiving, Glenn
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU72E8Y
Hello to all again, so far so good customer has had no problems . It's been about 4 days and we certainly noticed that it ran much better and started with a smoother idle when cold. What we did is clean T/O and MAF and replaced IAC valve. I suppose if this pro...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L turbo pedestal leak VIN: 3FTSW31FX1
THANK YOU ALL, WE TOOK THE PEDALSTAL BACK OFF AND CHECKED OIL DRAIN BACK HOLE FOR PLUGGED IN ENGINE, AND TURBO FOR CRACKS FOR SEAL PROBLEM AND ALL LOOKED GOOD.TEST DROVE AND STILL LEAKED OUT OF EBP HOLE AND THIS IS A COMPLETE UNITE FROM FORD,AFTER HOURS OF SCR...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Seal VIN: 1FTNW21P94
Thanks all who replied. Warranty was eye opening. The owner & I both missed the fact that there is still a warranty left on engine. Very cool, many thanks. Since the owner of the vehicle is a good customer, we took the vehicle to our normal ford dealer we ...
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