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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear wiper, door locks, shift lock solenoid VIN: 1FMPU18L4X
Vehicle had similar symptoms before. Last year we found a defective shift indicator on the side of the trans that when wet and in gear, would make the rear wiper and radio inoperative. And sometimes the widows as well. Now, one year later, After it had rained ...
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1FAFP6634X
As I explained in repair history, this is the second time the timing belt has walked off and shredded. The first time, we replaced the idler and tensioner pulleys with oem parts. The belt has shredded again. There is some damage to the idler pulley by the cran...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
I teach Auto shop at a High School in Santa Rosa California. The wife of our principal had her car in at the Ford dealer to have her mil light diagnosed (P1450). FTP out of range was the diagnosis. The FTP PID read 1.3 volts and the psi reading was -18.33. We ... Trouble codes: P1450 (Unable to Bleed Up Fuel Tank Vacuum)
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Good afternoon this one is driving us nutts. During an antilock stop the L/frt & R/rear lock abs.function starts the wheels stay locked and abs continues even with foot off brake till vehicle comes to complete stop the system resets till next antilock stop.Rep...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hard start VIN: 1FTWW32FXY
Hey everybody! We've got a stubborn 2000 F350 with a 7.3l that has a hard start when cold. We have pressure tested the fuel pump and tested boost pressure for any leaks. All tested fine. Injector buzz test, cylinder contribution test, and glow plug test all ca...
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L viberation VIN: 2EMZA53411
Good afternoon to all; This van came to me from another shop. The original engine lost oil pressure and locked up. They replaced it with one out of the boneyard, that came out of a 2000 Winstar that was wrecked. The donor van was hit on the right side hard eno...
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR44VX3
Truck came in 9 mo ago for ses light on, found codes po172 and po175, lt fuel was -25 both banks. Cleaned maf , power cleaned injectors, replaced plugs. Came back today with same codes, po172 and po175, so I cleaned injectors again and replaced fuel pressure r... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U33
Thanks in advance for any help. I have a 2003 Taurus here that is got me in a jam. It has set a P0451. I had replace the EVAP vent solenoid about two weeks ago and apparently the problem did not go away. I am quite sure that there are no leaks in any part of t... Trouble codes: P0451
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2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P13
Got one making me loose my hair here. This Focus has the MIL come on with no codes present. Sometimes on bright and sometimes flickers. Not flashing like a misfire, but flickering. I have the PDS tester. There are no codes present in any of the modules. I have...
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP53U25
runs rough with high fueltrims at all times on bank one only, i also hear a girgling or popping noise coming from the air filet intake at idle. need help guys...thinking stuck or sticking valves or maybe inj problems? Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfie)
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1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W5T
Hello I am just wondering if anyone has converted any vehicle like this from air suspension to manual coil springs. If so what springs were used to do so.
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L heater control VIN: 1LNLM82W3V
Hello everyone. The temp display on this car will switch from english to metric randomly at times. We replaced the control head for this problem a couple of years ago. Then the modes quit working the other day and we replaced the control head to correct this p...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTJW36F9S
This one is fixed. I inspected the harness under the fuse block where the splice S157 is, because I could see where the insulation on the harness was melted from another wire that was run over the top that had melted to it. But when I got the wires up to inspe...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Hesitation, No power VIN: 1FTJW36F00
Thank you to all who replied. Most of the replies suggested checking the back pressure system and operation. I tested the back pressure sensor and back pressure tube and all were good. We decided to pull the turbo and pedistal to check for proper operation and...
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2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L air suspension VIN: 1FMFU18L1Y
had a code c1790 replaced air suspension solenoid on driver side rear found some corrosion in connector cleaned and replaced and the truck is fine thanks for all the help
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRWO8LX1
JIM WITH 01 5.4 F 150 YES I FIXED THE PROBLEM THE PCV VALVE WAS LETTING TO MUCH OIL IN THE COLLECTED LOWER PART OF THE INTAKE AND LEAKING OUT THE BOTTOM IN THE VALLEY. AND THE IN TAKE WAS CRACKED I REPLACED THE INTAKE AND PCV VALVE.
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Fuel in coolant VIN: 1FDWF36F72
After all the good responses I took a second look at the injector cups and was able to find at least one that had a crack in it. Thanks a Million.
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2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56P36
Thanks for all the help. I am glad to have this one done. I found Two difrent leaks. as I applied shop air thru the icp port and 12volt aplied to the ipr I could hear air leaking from injector #5. replaces o-rings on all injectores per costumer. Re test and wa... Trouble codes: P2291.
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