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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26H7J
This one has me stumped and will be grateful for any insight anyone may have.When first started the truck Idles Nomally,when it warms and goes into closed loop the idle increases to about 2000 rpms.Disconnecting the Iac motor returns the engine to base Idle.It... Trouble codes: 29 (Vehicle Speed Sensor)
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1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14X1P
this ranger is a simple no start. we have no injector pulse from pcm. we have tested ign,fuel & sensors. the pcm has a burnt spot in the injector driver. you cant buy this pcm new or remanufactured. ford & mazdza says it is obselete. ive searched the web also....
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L ABS valve? VIN: 1FTCR10A7R
This 2WD Ranger came in with an ABS malfunction light on, with the red brake light being illuminated at the same time. A trouble code retrieval came through with a Code 4 (open/short in valve). A test of the system revealed a bad ABS module, so it was replaced...
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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FPEE14YOT
Hi techs have this van that runs lean after it goes into closed loop. Now heres the strange thing, the fuel trim is -35% IT knows its running lean and tries to run it leaner? When we disconnect the MAF sensor it starts, runs great. running rich again and st...
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1995 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FALP66L4S
Car starts fine if left in shop overnight. If left outside -10 degrees...won't start...engine flooded. Appears to flood very rapidly, try's to fire, then it is flooded very quick. Injector pulse width cold while cranking is @30 ms. seems awful high to me. Afte...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L wipers & washers VIN: 1FALP52U7T
Good Morning This car has led me on a wild goose chase. Acording to the local ford dealer they should work but according to the customer they still don't. We had the dealer fax us the wiring diagram and I beleive all the wires are good. We replaced the wiper...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L battery to alternator VIN: 1FALP653XT
I have no battery voltage to the alternator in the generator output wire (Circuit 30). The wiring schematic from Ford says there is a 175 amp MEGA Fuse in line. I looked in the underhood fuse panel an the largest fuse is 80 amps. Where is the 175 amp Mega Fuse...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FDKE37L2V
1997 Ford E350 5.4L Van ran perfect prior to parking it. It sat for two years while in military. Towed vehicle in to find that battery was dead. Replaced battery engine running rough. Drive van on highway to relean. No CEL or MIL lights. After running for a wh...
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1997 Ford Probe 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: IZVLT22B7U
Need some good input on this one. Hoping to get fixed before Christmas, Customer getting anxious after two weeks. On a cold run vehicle runs good. Preformed all repairs listed.As car becomes hot start to feel a slight miss,at this time check eng lite off. Keep... Trouble codes: P0306
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Windshield Wipers VIN: 2FTZX1728W
I checked the multi-function switch to the module and confirmed that it is working. I also bypassed the module and jumpered the relays to get the wipers to work. I replaced the module and have the same symptons. I'm at a loss here! Everything is there that the...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTNF21F2X
looking for some advice from you diesel guys.. I have a 1999 powerstroke when cold start you have to put your foot on the accelerator to get the truck to start and stay running. if not it starts and stalls and surges viloently once it runs for a minute it is f...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Backfiring VIN: 1FTZR15V1X
This truck has a flexible sensor code(po176). Our scanner gives us no data. We checked all power & grounds & were fine. Hertz output at idle is VERY high(170 HZ)Specs is 58-66. The truck is not running good at all(backfires, rough etc) The customer uses regula... Trouble codes: P0176
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F6X
When vehicle arrived we found blown fuse and could not communicate. Fixed and got ebp code. Replaced Ebp sensor and tube and truck runs 20% better. When cold vehicle surges for a few seconds and will not accelerate. After it gets warm it is better but when dri... Trouble codes: 420 (ebp sensor)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L emission failure VIN: 1FTNF21L83
Hi all, especially you Ford dealer techs or anyone with extensive OBD II knowledge. Unfortunately, this is my own personal truck. I went to my friend's shop for my annual NYS emission test, and the truck failed because 2 readiness monitors were "not ready". Th...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L current draw VIN: 2FAFP71W03
Hi, I'll try to make this as concise as possible. There is an intermittant (onset from 2 mins to 2 hours+) 1 amp current draw at the battery. This pretty much kills the batt overnight. I must mention that I had the dash out about 2 mos ago to replace the ble...
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1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNM97VXSY
90% of the time the misfire only happens when the car is cold or has been sitting for a while. Check engine light comes on and car shakes when turning the wheel. Misfire is only on number 7 cylinder and never changes. Have checked compression and cylinder leak... Trouble codes: P0307 (misfire)
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1995 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L turn signals VIN: 1LNLM61VOS
ANY ONE OUT THERE KNOW WHO SELL LIGHTING CONTROL MODULE FOR THIS CAR.FORD DO't HAVE IT. ALL REPLIES APPRICATED.
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Windows, Radio, Guages, Cluster VIN: 4M2DU86K83
I am hoping this will be an easy one, I Have determined that the GEM is bad in this vehicle not supplying ground to accessory delay relay, requiring the IP Cluster to have to be replaced. My question is does this vehicle require a NGS scanner to download and u...
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1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L No Start, HARD START VIN: 2FTJW35M7K
this one is down the road. i am not sure about how the controller sees the glow plug time and what controls it. some said that the controller sees resistance and others said that the controller sees amperage for on time. there are 3 wires to the controller fro...
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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L fuel filter dashlamp VIN: 1FDKF38M7M
I REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP AND HAD THE SAME PRESSURE, I BLEW OUT THE LINE TO THE TANK, AND REPLACE THE FUEL FILTER, I FOUND RUST PARTICLES IN THAT HOUSING THAT SCREWS INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE FUEL FILTER, I INSTALL A BALDWIN FILTER WHICH DOES NOT HAVE THAT SCREW I...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hard start VIN: 1FTWW32FXY
Thanks for the help everybody!!! Put a set of injectors and glow plugs in this truck and it worked perfect. We buzz tested the injectors and you could hear a few injectors were very weak.
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2002 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L converter
first off thanks harry for the call i missed it but it was greatly apriciated the part of the converter that was bent was the part that splines into the tranny it was bent and i took the pump down to inspect and did not see any damage it took awhile for me to...
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Fuel gauge and Speedometer VIN: 1FAFP33P43
My friend checked and rechecked ALL grounds and communication leads from the BCM, Instrument cluster and the affected sending units and found nothing missing, shorted or under specs. He even removed the Instrument cluster and wiped down the contacts with te...
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2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24253
Thanks to ALL that replied! chad, keith, and don hit the nail on the head. sure enough the balancer had wollowed out causing the timing to jump all around.checked the data stream and bam there it was.theres no way i would have found it that quick without your ...
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2005 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.8L air bag VIN: 1FMNU45S95
thanks to all that replied. it takes special equipment to see crash data. as advised by 1 menber. talked to fleet operation manager. all ok.the website i was advised was www.cdr.com. thanks
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1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L radio,steering assist,seat belt light VIN: 1MELM55U6V
well this one is still a thorn in my side now i cannot get it to act up the help that i recieved was greatly appriciated and goes like this 1, to check the iso communication appears ok 2, bad grounds apper ok but untill i can get the condition (which will be 2...
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2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L abs VIN: 1ZWFT61L22
thanks fo all the help this one turned out to b a rear wheel sensor with a cracked ring thanks again
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