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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 E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEE14NXK
hEY GUYS I HAVE THIS 89 E150 5.0 CAME IN THE VECHICLE RUNNING POORLY THE CUSTOMER STATED HE WANTED A NEW ENGINE SO I REPLACED THE ENGINE WITH A CRATE MOTOR NOW THE VECHICLE RUNS POORLY I INSTALLED NEW PLUGS AND WIRES FUEL REGULATOR MAP SENSOR COOLANT TEMP SENS...
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1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L abs VIN: 1FMEU15H5T
96 bronco - changed ball joints in front and front brake pads with rotors. after completion vehicle abs engages at 5mph. bleed entire system in sequence. no change. replace all 3 speed sensors and still made no change. vehicle did not have this problem before ...
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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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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heater VIN: 1FAFP53U2X
We have this 99 Taurus giving us fits trying to get sufficient heat. Everything seems to be working, the blend door motor is fine, and even when it is removed and the blend door is moved manually, there is still very little heat output. The fan moves air fairl...
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2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP45X11
we have this 2001 ford mustang with a 4.6 sohc for a running promblem. it cuts out according to the cust. but i believe it goes into limp mode due to a cyl head temp code P1288. but through my diag. found that this car has no sensor or and my missing something... Trouble codes: P1288
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Fuel gauge and Speedometer VIN: 1FAFP33P43
Posting for a friend at another shop. This vehicle's speedometer and fuel gauge worked fine until after the transmission was replaced. When the transmission was replaced, the mechanic test drove the vehicle and it shifted correctly. However, he found that t...
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L overdrive VIN: 1FAFP33P43
hi all, this focus came in with the check engine lite on and a complaint of it going into neutral. on test drive alkl was well for te first 15 minutes the sure enough it went into neutral from overdrive. i hit the od button and it went into 3rd and all was w...
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2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L ratio error VIN: 1FTZR45E94
im running in to a lot of ford 5r55 with gear ratio errors replacing valve body sometimes fixes them. were tearing them down and finding nothing wrong. not much bulletin help. any ideas would be appreciated.thanks
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2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: AFADXXMJDD
Thanks Again Car came in MIL on. Possible slight hesitation, logs codes straight away, intake manifold runnners working fine, egr operating fine checked circuits all are fine. EGR and Swirl Control valves share same ref. voltage. Ref. voltage all ok. Thinking ... Trouble codes: P0403 (egr control circ.), P1549 (intake manifold runner control circ.), P2008 (swirl control open circ.)
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1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
Vehicle wil stall on intial start up with no power after a few starts engine will idle./no codes in system but you can induce a code/have replaced one injector and ECM in the past Once warm the vehicle runs normal with only a slight exhaust smell. coolant temp...
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2004 Mercury Monterey (Van) 4.2L head lights VIN: 2MROA20274
Thanks in advance. This came in lights come on intermittly and have to pull relay or fuses to turn off. three days can not dupilcate. customer picks up next day problem happens again. back in shop no problem. Any ideas help.
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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR10A2L
HELLO-SORRY I TOOK SO LONG TO POST A FIX-MY INTERNET SERVICE WAS DOWN FOR 9 DAYS-THIS THING HAD ONE IGNITION MODULE TO RUN BOTH COIL PACKS-ONE SIDE OF THE MODULE TO THE FRONT COIL PACK WAS BURNED UP- REPLACED COMPLETE MODULE-THIS THING RAN ON BOTH COIL PACKS-I...
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFALP5744R
Replaced with a remanufactured ECM , no FORD remans available. The CCRM (constant control relay module) checked out to be OK as cooling fans and fuel pump worked OK after ECM was replaced. I double checked the ground wire near battery and all were good. This t...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L wont reset monitors VIN: 1FDNF21S5X
hi, never got these monitors to reset so we returned the vehicle to the customer to put mileage on it. I cant say im to familiar with mode 6 data, however I did find mode 6 data that showed a couple of components out of parameter.I was unable to determine from... Trouble codes: P1000.
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT2X07271
Thanks again for all the replys. Sorry it took so long to post a fix. A inlaw and I were traveling when I made the post, since then we have returned to Florida and I have been trying to fix his truck over phone ,he lives on other side of state. After reading... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean).
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hard start VIN: 1FMZU73E02
Well It was a dealer vehical and they decided to take the truck and I have not seen it since.But by the way it started I pretty sure it was in the fuel pump that was leaking back.The fuel trim was right in specs.
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Overhead Trip Computer VIN: 1FTNW20F62
Well, not many replies, mostly that old unit might be able to be repaired, actual problem was the dealer's scanner, some kind of software glitch, they had it updated and now it programmed ok. Thanks for the help anyway.
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L eng. noise when hot VIN: 1FTRW07613
i pulled the front of engine down and discovered worn tensioner and chains. engine inside looked good, replaced both parts and guides. guides looked pretty good , but changed them anyway. cured problem and no noise,juist hard to believe they could go bad so ...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L turbo hose VIN: 1FTNW20P34
THANKS... so many responces in so little time...We are going to clean the hose and new clamps and torque to spec's.. this man pulls a loaded horse trailer and that is when hose blows off,has had truck since new and problem just started. Will have to wait on ne...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L MIL Lamp on, EXTENDED CRANK VIN: 1FTNX20P94
Sorry about the slow post ...customer called us back yesterday and told us what the dealer said...The recall for the icp was the fix. Even though the prod. date was out of published recall specs the dealer said it had been extended to include our customer's t... Trouble codes: P2285 (injector control circuit pressure low).
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Code C1440 VIN: 1FMZU63K44
Most of you pointed out that on this vehicle (without active brake booster), the brake pressure switch acts as the transducer. I monitored the brake pressure PID while stepping on and off the brake, and found it opening and closing intermittently. Pinpoint t...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FCWE35S24
SORRY ABOUT TAKING SO LONG TO REPLAY WITH THE FIX, WHEN THE FUEL PUMP WAS REPLACED, THE EVAP HARNESS WAS PINCHED. I DON'T KNOW WHY IT WOULDN'T START WITH THIS HARNESS PINCHED, BUT IT DIDN'T WANT TO START. AFTER FINDING THE PINCHED HARNESS, THE TANK WAS DROPED ...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW30P05
WE COULD NOT GET A SCANNER TO USE THAT WOULD WORK FOR DATA, BUT A CALL TO THE FORD DEALER PARTS DEPT SAID DUMP THE THE GLOWS BECAUSE OF MILEAGE,(I THINK HE WAS REPEATING BACK TO ME WHAT I SAID) AND ALSO THEY COULDN'T KEEP GLOW MODULE'S ON THE SHELF. WE REPLACE...
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