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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X4S
vehicle came in with an idle problem. scan tool showed air flow sensor out of spec. at idle.unplugged sensor vehicle clears up and runs fine. replaced airflow sensor and idle air valve, checks good for about 2 wks. vehicle returns with same trouble. no codes f...
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1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L alternator VIN: 2FALP73W1X
HELP!!!I've got this car here that will not charge at idle , under load .If I raise the idle speed by 50 rpm it charges fine.If I shut part of the accessories off it will charge fine.If I put it in gear(like at a stop sign)it will not charge.Output voltage @ i...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L oil in coolant VIN: 1FMZU32X9X
Hello to all. Especially the Ford techs. We got this 99 explorer 4.0l ohv engine in today and the oil is in the coolant. Not coolant in the oil pan!!! It does not have a oil cooler. Over head valve engine so I would assume the oil goes through the camshaft to ...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Lurches forward VIN: 1FTSW31S0X
Again thanks in advance. This [...] truck lurches forward in park at startup only in the morning, and only when the weather is cold.Transmission flushed last year,fluid still clean. There is no other driveability concearns. any ideas or thoughts? Marv
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FDWX36F11
No codes present and the oil was changed recently, On cold start up there is a lack of power, Vehicle runs sluggish, after about 10 minutes at opperatting temp the power returns. In other words when cold the truck wont get out of its own way then after it has ...
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2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FDRE14W82
Hello fellow techs. I have a problem child here and hope somebody has the missing piece of information. When the van wont start I have good power to the pcm at all power supply pins(enough to light a headlight brightly) and I have good grounds to all pcm pin...
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMZU74E22
Vehicle has knocking from rear of motor that sounds like the flywheel hitting the starter or a cracked flywheel. Removal of the torque convertor and starter had no affect. Engine performance is normal and noise is not affected by temperature. Also no change in...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPX14514
this f150 came to us with the overdrive light flashing and trans fault displayed in the information display. we scanned for codes and got p0712 - trans fluid temp sensor signal output low and p1783 - trans fluid over temp we check fluid level and added 3 qts o...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAHP71W65
vehilce is a police car and driver states abs and brake lights come on intermitently, code in the system is u0073 bus error. i have checked for rubbed through wires and a good visual inspection of brake system. several miles of test drives and cannot get the c...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L only wipers VIN: AXYY934681
customer came to me with wipers only working on high speed, the other fuctions are inop. ie intermitent, auto, or slow speed. checked for power at motor, only has power on high speed. checked and replaced relays for wiper system, no luck. pulled a wiring diagr...
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1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S1W
Hello! I have a P0135 Oxygen sensor heater circuit malfunction code that is intermittently causing me problems. Customer came in with 2 heater circuit codes, Both upstream sensors. Checking continuity on heater circuit of sensor, B1S1 was open; B2S1 had high r... Trouble codes: P0135 (Oxygen Sensor Circuit Heater Malfuntion Bank 1 Sensor 1)
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1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L throttle plate linkage VIN: 1FTCR14X5N
Good morning! After a few conversations/faxes with our Ford Parts Dept they say that part is available only as part of the throttle body. I took the suggestion and sent the piece as a sample to the auto wrecker who supplied one in decent shape. Thanks for th...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L ABS valve? VIN: 1FTCR10A7R
It was proved to be a faulty master cylinder causing a pressure drop. Upon removal, it showed to be leaking from the back of the cylinder. Once replaced, the problems went away, and no sign of return of the ABS light.
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14X9W
thanks to those that replied. it was a bad injector. #5 it was a hard one to get to test being stuck under the plenum. i only have the snap-on scanner at this time, in the process of getting a master tech which i beleive would of made my life much simpler. tha...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L noise in exhaust VIN: 1FTNX21F3X
THANKS FOR THE EDUCATION ABOUT THE COLD WEATHER EXHAUST NOISE, VERY INFORMATIVE. THE OWNER HAS NOT DONE REGULAR SERVICE ON THIS TRUCK. HE IS A FARMER & THINKS IT IS A JOHN DEER. 8K TO 10K BETWEEN OIL CHANGES IS COMMON EVEN THOUGH WE'VE GONE OVER IT SEVERAL TIM... Trouble codes: P1211 (injector control pressure high/low), P1248 (turbo boost pressure not detected).
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP40462
Overall The advice given to me on this repair was limited but sometimes any help is better then none. For this repair all i have been given the oppertunity do was correct a battery terminal issue. Still waiting to get car back in and try taking more measurment...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L interior lights VIN: 1FMZV73K63
Most replies were for a door latch switch or broken wires. We found an open ground wire to the door switches. Ran new ground wire through jamb loom and spliced to harness. Evidently some of the modules were detecting the door latch switch in closed position an...
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2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L lighting VIN: 2FMZA52254
THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP. UNFORTUNATELY THEY PICKED THE VEHICLE UP TO BRING ANOTHER IN FOR MORE URGENT REPAIRS. THE VEHICLE SHOULD BE RETURNING SOON. I WILL TAKE ALL THE ADVISE YOU GUYS HAVE GIVEN TO PROCEED WITH THE FURTHER INSPECTION. RIGHT NOW I WILL...
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2008 Ford f350 5.4L wiring VIN: IFTZW1389F
Thank you everyone for the help the wires are on the driver side below the headlight switch taped to the wire harass going to the relay center for the uplifter switches
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