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1979 Ford F-100 Custom 5.8L power steering VIN: F14HLFC183
Splines on steering gear worn and pitman arm was slipping on splines. Pressure line has a couple of kinks in it but dont know if its enough to cause this problem which is after filling it and bleeding air out all works perfect but when you shut it off the flui...
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1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L No Start, HARD START VIN: 2FTJW35M7K
We have this 7.3 in for a hard start. the first complaint is that the "wait to start light" comes on for only a second. the second complaint is the truck takes a lot of cranking to start. Found 2 connectors off 2 glow plugs and repaired. pulled front glow plug...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L radiator cap VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Hi all, I have this 97 ford tauras that belongs to our shop. a few months ago it overheated and blew a head gasket so we put in a good used 3.0 mtr from our wrecking yard. We found that the presure tank was cracked and the cap was leaking, this is a loaner car...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cyl. #3 VIN: 2FMDA5145X
Good morning fellow techs. This windstar is getting on my nerves. After sitting out over night in the rain, the engine will hydro_lock with RAIN WATER (not coolant) in cyliner #3. Pull the spark plug and blow out the cylinder, the engine will start and run gre...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L 4WD/Lo VIN: 1FTZR15XTB
This truck came to me with the 4wd inop. and the ABS light on. I replaced the ABS sensor in the rear end. ABS OK now. Truck would still not shift into 4wd. Relays would try to operate system when shifting from 2wd to 4hi, but would not actually shift the trans...
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1722Y
Guys, I have a problem child. It sets the code on every start. Replace Cam Sensor, no change. After data base I disconnected dpfe sensor & plug on Alt, no change. One strange thing is customer stated on cold start up it makes a chirping noise. This morning I r... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Circuit)
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2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L cooling system
Car came into shop customer complaining of coolant leak and lack of heat found coolant tank and water pump leaking no other leaks found car was not over heated! Replaced pump,coolant tank and thermostat! Water pump impeller was not rotted and tank was clean! A...
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP73W61
this vehicle will only misfire at an idle and its not a dead miss...more of a hunt then a misfire. the car runs and drives great and will only count a misfire on #6 at an idle, even then it might count 97 misfires. i have found that in mode 6 the cylinder that... Trouble codes: P0306 (cyl 6 misfire)
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 3FTNX20F31
The problem we are having with this truck is it break the every couple of months. we replace the flywheel four times, also try changing the starter,torque converter, mounting rings (adapters) and bolts. but it just broke the flywheel again. the crank and the f...
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTRW08613
This truck came to me with a noise at the front of the engine. I determined the noise was the serpentine tensioner pulley and replaced it. Noise gone. Two days later the truck returns with antifreeze blown out of the bottle all over the fender apron. Customer ...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Code C1440 VIN: 1FMZU63K44
Hello all, This is the second late model Ford that I have gotten with an ABS code C1440 (pressure transducer malfunction) stored in the module. In both cases, the complaint is one of the ABS light coming on intermittently. As near as I can tell, this transdu...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L fuel gage VIN: 1FTPW14V96
After replacing a bad fuel pump, costumer returned because the fuel gage was not giving the correct reading. With a full tank it would show full one moment and empty the next. Then back to 3 quarters. Tested gage with old pump assembly with and had same result...
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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Will not run Monitor VIN: 2MEFM74W01
Will not complete Monitors. Has never had any Pending Codes. I checked for correct PCM Calibration, it is the most current. Baro is ok (157 Hz) for this altitude. IAT and CHT are with in 6 degrees after cold soak. When O2 Monitor should be running IAT is 95 de...
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1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMCU14T9J
first of all thank all of my fellow technicans for the help. i found that the o2 sensor was dropping voltage and commanding the fuel managment to go full lean. took away almost all the fuel. scope showed the voltage drop while running o2 tests. again thank you...
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Dash Illumination VIN: 1FDKE37GPH
This one is fixed for now. Thanks for the replies I received, all tho the responses were all things I had already checked. It never hurts to step back and take a look from a different view. I found some bad connections at a factory relay for the tail lights th...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L serpentine belt VIN: 2FMZA5142W
I will call this fixed. Thanks for all the help. I inspected all the pulleys and all looked fine. Cleaned them off with brake spray, and went to the Ford dealer for a new belt. After almost two weeks noise is still gone. I am willing to say the belt did th...
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1FAFP6634X
Thanks guys for the help. I believe the problem was possibly related to the belt tensioning. Loosening the tension seemed to make the belt ride farther inside. We replaced all idler pulleys and the tensioner, and ran it with the cover off to find a good ten...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Starter, Radio, PCM VIN: 1FAFP56S6Y
Thank you for all of the replys. I shipped this vehicle back to the dealer and fortunately they did not have to replace the PCM. However it did have to be re-programmed. I am simply thankful that it wasn't something that I failed to check and the PCM was not t...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTSX31F7Y
Sorry for the delay just wanted to make sure it was fixed.It turned out to be Injector Driver Module [IDM]. Thanks for all the help. Tim [...].
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2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52482
THANKS FOR ALL OF THE INFO. APPARENTLY THE MOTORING PUBLIC LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THERE VEHICLE PROBLEMS BUT CANNOT FIND THE TIME TO HAVE THEM FIXED. I WILL REPOST ONCE THE CUSTOMER DECIDES TO BRING IN THE VEHICLE. AFTER NUMEROUS PHONE CALLS NO SHOW FOR THE RE... Trouble codes: P1516 (imrc valve circut problem), P1519 (imrc stuck closed).
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2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L engine VIN: 1FAFP49Y63
this car is leaving the shop today,i check all the lifters ,i replace 4 lifters that i see suspisius,and replace timming chain tensioner w/no diference...i order a long block from ford..put it togeter..is perfect... but i never gointo know what went wrong w/mo...
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP53U25
this vehicle was given back to the city driver before I could check it, he has been running it as is, I will try to check it next time it comes in for service or gets worse. Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfie).
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