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1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L spark plug holes VIN: 1FALP62W6T
Hello Ford techs.Could someone please tell me where the oil comes from in the spark plug holes of these 4.6 and 5.4 engines.I can't tell you how many of these things I get for misfires and the plug wire or C.O.P. is comepletely saturated with oil.It does not l...
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1997 Ford F-250 5.4L ride control VIN: 1TFTFX28L6
i SUSPECT A BAD MOTOR ASSEMBLY DUE TO THE FUSE HOWEVER IT NEVER REBLEW AND OTHER ITEMS ON THAT FUSE MAY HAVE INTMITTENTLY CAUSED THE FUSE? IF I HAD PROPER WIRING SCHEMATIC OF COMPLETE CIRCUITLY, AND OR SUPPORTED GENYSIS 2 code read and system accuation authori...
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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTFX28L6V
the noise 1st was audiable lightly for a few seconds 2yrs ago, slowly the amount of time and decibles given increaces,certainly not to concernable in a say farm beater, but this owner desires to prevent further damage. before wildly dissasembling the valve roc...
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Long Cranking VIN: 1FTDR15X6V
This ranger p/u has a hard time starting. When it starts constant black smoke.. Fuel pump and pressure are within specs. Ignition is fine. Runs very rich (when it runs) Could it be the pressure regulator? Any suggestions are appreciated..
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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L oil change reminder VIN: 2FMZA5343X
Ok, here's the dumb question of the day for the Ford Fanatics- we repaired the system lean condition caused by a vacuum leak in the manifold. After changing the oil we tried to reset the oil change back to zero- following the owners manual carefully. We can ge...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L noise in exhaust VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
1st. cust. complaint is 'when first started in am, after idling for a minute or so, it will start making a blowing noise out the exhaust. light tapping on the brake pedal will make it stop. if continued to idle, the noise returns until the engine warms up. we ... Trouble codes: P1211 (injector control pressure high/low), P1248 (turbo boost pressure not detected)
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hard start VIN: 1FMZU73E02
Hi guys I have this ford explorer that is losing fuel presure,when you start it runs poor for a few seconds then smooths out.Almost like the regulator is leaking.I have looked and can't find a regulator on this truck.only a fuel pulsation dampner on the fuel r...
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P73
This car has the MIL illuminated for 1 to 3 minutes after a cold start. No codes are stored, neither hard nor pending. There are NO drivability complaints. The MIL may be on bright, dim, or flickering. The car needs a 3 to 4 hour cold soak before the light com...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FBSS31L46
Here is a good one for the Ford techs here. This van has a no start issue from time to time. At one time I had a code for no power to the fuel system . I do not recall the code number. Cleared it and could not get the van to act up again. Put it in service . A...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF37P16
Towed in no start. No DTC's. IPC is only 37 psi. New software on laptop has not been upgraded to include enhanced Ford information. Snap-On and MAC Taskmaster do not display IPR %. Have read many posts indicating test IPR. Where is the IPR located? Where is ...
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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86K84
greetings to all! this car is running rough and is not idling properly. i looked for vaccum leaks and none found. checked charge system and all checked ok. checked fuel pressure, pressure is within specs (70psi). replaced mass sensor and problems remains. do a... Trouble codes: P0506 (idle control system rpm below expected)
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
Thanks for all the helpful replies. Most pointed to a defective IAC valve. A couple mentioned the TSB for 96 that involved a new resonance chamber in the air duct (this car already had that update). Replaced the IAC and heard from the customer this morning tha...
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Mechanical VIN: 1FTDF15YXS
Ok were good... Many repley's on checking shift forks...I thought these knuckleheads dont think i looked at the shift forks thats the first thing i looked at apon dissasemble.. how ever after realy intrully looking at the shift forks.. the i/2 fork is warn ...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX08L8W
Most said we still had a bad coil or a new coil that was bad. We had both: one more bad coil and one of the new ones we put in was bad. Thank you to all who replied. The lessons are: 1) Must have over 1/2 tank of fuel for missfire monitor to function on this m...
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing VIN: 1FAFP6638W
Well,the old saying the little things get you,really got me.Talk about feeling useless!!After driving the car 5-6 times,I finally got codes from the PCM.0303&0304.Before that,not even a pending code.According to the customer the plugs had been replaced within ...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs sensors VIN: 1FMZU34X1X
Thanks guys, I had problems removing sensors from hubs so replaced both hubs. Problem solved. Apparently at low speed and turning while stopping, the abs sensors did not put out enough or incorrect information, thus tripping a mild abs activation. There wa...
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2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMPU18L3Y
I'd like to thank everyone for their help with this one. I still haven't fixed it, and lately it hasn't been acting up as much, but a couple of people suggested checking for the anti-theft light when it happens, and someone sent me a Napafix bulletin concerni...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU04B81
We got frustrated trying to make aftermarket,pass-through flash tool (Bosch) work. Sent car to Ford dealer to flash the PCM they sold us. Ford's flash tool (IDS) worked fine. Tim [...]... Trouble codes: P0443 (EVAP purge valve circuit malfunction).
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, rattle noise VIN: 1MEFM653XY
Problem was corrected by installing new timing belt and performing other maintenance issues. Thanks so much for all the helpful input. Saved us time and made us more proficient. What through me off was the unusual noise. Any other time I would have immediately... Trouble codes: P0340.
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