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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L Mechanical VIN: 1FDPR72PXL
Have a ford inline 300 cid industrial eng. that is blowing oil out of the breathers any tips to slow it down just to get by for the winter.its spraying out quite alot thanks to any advice.
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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L heater
I have been working on this truck for 3 years with this problem. he has just got another truck so now I can have it for some time. Have replaced the thermostat three times new fan clutch, cooling system clean. start the truck and let run temp only warms to 150...
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCR15X9P
After installing a MAF and fuelpump, the customer has the same problem. The dealer diagnoised this one and we get to figure it out. The vehicle starts fine and drives great, but after a few miles it just shuts off. The customer says it happens frequently, buy ...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L serpentine belt VIN: 2FMZA5142W
Anyone had this problem? Replaced alternator due to being bad. Also replaced serpentine belt. Vehicle came back next day with horrible squeal in the belt. Noticed tensioner leaning slightly so we installed new belt tension and idler pulley along with a new bel...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L right head VIN: 2FTZX18W1W
GUYS I need some support on this one. customer gets about 2 mile after cold start up an the Engine locked uptight. We removed oil pan everything looks fine including oil pickup tube. removed valve cover on right side and the cam is seized up in the journals ve...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L oil in diaphram VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
Customer said he had a fuel leak & he showed me where . It was leaking oil (not fuel) out of the EGR valve connecting hose at the valve. The EGR diaphram is full of oil ,If I use a Mityvac to check valve operation , It holds vacuum & seems to function properly...
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2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU70E5Y
Ok guys, I have tried hard to fix this without asking for help, but it has me stumped. First of all keep in mind that this is the new generation 4.0L V-6 SOHC with a plastic intake manifold. On cold start only it hesitates and seems to starve for fuel badly. ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYUO3181
hello I have a code for excessive egr flow the customer replaced dpfe senser at auto zone and defected 2 more. It has good ground and reference volts signal wire ok if you plug in senser it reads normal 1.04 volts about 5 seconds. It doesn't change when egr va... Trouble codes: P0402
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMZU77E81
Strange one here, at idle with A.C. or defrost on when the compressor engages the motor bogs down a little and compressor disengages immediately, motor almost stalls, accompanied by a strange "drum beat" noise from air intake area, the noise begins just a seco...
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2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L engine VIN: 1FAFP49Y63
car is been sevice since new,w/ 10w30 mobil 1 never a problem,came in w/what apears to be 1 lifter noise , from idle to almost 2000 rpm then the noise desapiars,came back at idle again.check timming chains tensioners ,like new . is any problems w/this supercha...
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1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM97V7S
hey i need a lincoln tech to help me on this one i replaced both front air bags with new bags and the system is inop i erased all the codes the car is riding low all the way around front and rear when i run a self diagnostics on the system it comes back that t...
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1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S8W
OK so this car comes in for scan for codes as MIL is on and oil change, I got this car as I am fighting to get work in the shop and jumped on it and now I have a fun one that is taxing my mind. so I find the B1S1 heater shorting/low amperage. Now from past exp...
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1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L loss of coolant VIN: 1MEFM53UXX
all spark plugs look ok. has new t-stat, flushed radiator, over heats and no heat due to coolant loss. did this befor and after t-stat and flush. no signs of coolant in oil, cumbustion chamber, or exhaust. pressure tested and found no external leaks. has lost ...
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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.3L Flywheel VIN: 1FTCR14A9K
I believe that we may have misled some of you to believe that we had installed this clutch and still had a pedal problem. It really wasn't like that. We simply had questions about the thickness of the flywheel and what the minimum specification was. After not ...
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3shift VIN: 1FMDU32XXS
i would like to thank all the techs who have answered my reply. i pulled the pan down to find small debris which looks like of band clutch material. looked towards the rear and band looks burnt cust elected for a rebuild instead of rebuilding due to the mileag...
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F7T
I MADE A PRESSURE GAUGE THAT WOULD ADAPT TO FIT THE OIL LINES FROM HIGH PRESSURE PUMP AND FOUND PRESSURE LOSS IN RIGHT BANK.I INSTALLED NEW SEALS ON INJECTORS.I WANT TO THANK EVERY ONE WHO GAVE ME ADVICE.YOU WERE A BIG HELP!I NORMALLY DO DRIVEABILITY ON GAS EN... Trouble codes: 1211 (ipc out of range).
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L dash guages VIN: 1FTEF17W9V
Sorry for not getting back earlier. My 7 year old grandson got on the computer and deleted a few things. I like to thank everyone IATN is fantastic. There is one person who sent me a walk through trouble shooting list and once done confirmed a dash unit. Thank...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L ABS Module VIN: 1FMDU35P1V
I first cleaned the sensor connections of the rust that was there, but it still didn't correct the trouble. I then replaced the left front and it cured the problem so I decided to also replace the right one because the brake backing plates were so rusted that ...
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2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L ABS Module VIN: 1ZVFT8ON65
I finally found 2 body grounds that were painted over from the factory. One was by the battery and the abs module once these were cleaned the problems went away. thanks for all the help
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L traction con VIN: 1LNHM82W9X
The fix for this car was 4 new tires even though the old ones were the same size and wear.
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1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L battery drain VIN: LNFM82W9XY
Thank you to everyone who responded. The customer took the car away to the dealer (family member worked in the service department). I called today - 15 days since it left our shop and they have not figured it out. We were actually pretty close to determining t...
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2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S60
This car is repaired. I want to thank ALL of you who responded, this service has a way of saving costly time and "parts slinging". Most of you hit it straight up and on the head. With me seeing cold engine compression varying that much, and reading all of your... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire detected cyl 5).
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