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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L long crank VIN: 1FTEF25N1H
This truck is hard to start in cold temp after sitting overnight.Cranks for about 45 seconds before it will start.After that its fine until a cold soak.Fuel pressure is fine and jumps right up at key on.Spark is good jumps a 3/4 in gap.Tried different TFI and ...
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1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L all shifts VIN: 1FMCU24X2S
vehicle had a whine or grind on decel for several months. noise would go away immediately upon acceleration. occassionally lost reverse, shifted several times and then reverse would return. then it would hop out of 3rd gear so decided to exchange unit with a u...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs system VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
hi every one, we have been fighting with this explorer for hours, finally decided to ask for help. the truck came in for intermittent abs light. pulled code: c1096. pump circuit. after testing the pump circuit, pump relay and main relay and the pump itself, no...
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L blower connector VIN: 1FTNS2429X
need picture of black front blower switch conector the one i have is burnt alldata does not show this conector fax [...]
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Drive-axles VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
truck came in with poping in front, going straight and mostly turning.acts like its in abind,.it has a4wd and 4x4 high,and 4x4 low.put in 4x4 it does the same.acts like wheel hopping, feels like missing atooth on defientral.it jumps like front wheels locking u...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L oil in coolant VIN: 2FMZA514XX
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 99 Windstar in for an oil change. I opened the coolant reservoir to check the coolant and it has a large amount of oil on the top of the coolant. I know GM will do this sometimes when their plastic intake ga...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L hard start VIN: 1FAFP53S6X
This car is in for a hard start. Will crank fine, theft light does NOT flash, but bulb check works fine. I installed fuel presure gauge and found 40 psi for 1-2 seconds at key on, then 0 (zero) then rises well cranking, hits 30+ and it'll start. Immediatly aft...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTNX20F1Y
owner complaints of loss of power, hard or no start verified. only when fully warmed up. alldata tells me engine controls increase exhaust back pressure when cold to warm up faster. coolant temp sensor bad, low resistance or shorted, but new motorcraft sensor ... Trouble codes: P0471 (exhaust back pressure sensor circuit performance), P0720 (output speed sensor circuit malfunction), P1248 (tubo boost pressure not detected)
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA51481
i would like to know what to do whit this : no start, no injector pulse, no spark and no comunication with the pcm. i`ve checked all voltages at the pcm and continuity at the harness and look ok. anti.thef ligth goes off with ign. on. mil lamp (chek engine) of...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Rear wiper VIN: 1FAFP58U2G
Rear wiper will only run as long as the button is held. Works fine on the wash function. Found no loss of power or ground at either end of circuit, did find a crack in the insulation of the black/pink wire at the gate. If the black/ pink wire is supplied suppl...
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2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Leak VIN: 1FMZU62E82
Not sure if this is the right section, but I didn't see another for leaks. This Explorer leaks fuel when the tank is full and it's parked facing downhill. I pulled the tank about 3 weeks ago when it was 3/4 full. I had the tank angled with the sending unit fu...
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2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Lighting control module VIN: 2FAFP73W02
This car came in with a dead short in fuse 23.Disconnecting lighting control module removes short.Alldata says module needs to be programmed.New module is 500.00 plus whatever Ford garage is going to charge to program.Older couple,fixed income,you all know the...
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2005 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Charge Indicator VIN: 2FMDA58205
This vehicle originally came in with a dead battery and current draw through the Smart Junction Box (BCM) Car was inoperative until the batt was changed, charging system and terminals were ok. Dome lights did not function properly and accessory delay relay sta...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX21P96
hi evreyone, have an 06 6.0 that will start every time when cold. run for an hour and shut off will not start for at least 1 hour. then starts fine. have replaced icp and regulator with updated bracket. am wondering if relief valve in h.pressure manifold has a...
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1986 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FDKE30H5G
Thanks to every one that responded, I ran a rubber hose from 5 gal can to pump feed, the van ran great . Dropped tank and found the fuel sock clogged with rust, this van has a steel custom gas tank I think it rusted worse then your normal stamped tank, Thanks ...
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1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F0S
WELL SORRY I DON'T HAVE GOOD NEWS UPON FUTHER INVESTIGATION WE FOUND A REPLACEMENT IDM FROM A JUNK YARD RAN THE #'S TO SEE IF IT WAS COMPATIBLE AN IT WAS WE RECOMMENDED TO THE CUSTOMER THAT WE REPLACE ONE INJECTOR PERFORM INJECTOR BUZZ TEST TO SEE IF WE HAD PR... Trouble codes: P1275 (hi to low side open cyl5), P1277 (hi to low side open cyl7).
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11V6X
Thanks to all who reponded to my post.I learned alot about the flex fuel system on the Rangers.If the htz from the ff sensor is between 40 and 70 with non alcohol fuel,the sensor is operating properly.The flex fuel sensor does not control fuel pressure.Your fu... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 heater malfuntion), P0136 (O2 heater), P0141 (O2 heater), P0172 (Rich condition), P0175 (Rich condition), P0401 (egr flow).
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F12
Thanks to all who replied to this post. Checked most of what everyone suggested without tearing into. Oil & Level were OK. ICP looked good, Tried Teds ideal of Fuel heater shorted, Unplugged it and didnt change anything (wished it had)In the most part customer...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34P54
Sorry for the delay but I was off for a week. The vehicle is fixed. seems the high pressure oil pump died after only 4 months.Thanks for all the help.
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1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1LNLM82WXR
Well first i want to say thanks to all who replyed. this car was one of those that drives you nuts. we have fixed the car it was a maf. we thought that was the problem from the start. we went through three new maf sensors before getting a used ford part. it le...
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2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Brakes VIN: 1MEFM50U6Y
There is a lot of useful info here but between shutdown time for the holidays and my friend dealing with a family matter there hasn't been time to make the repairs. The vehicle has been removed from service until it can be repaired. I will try to update later ...
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2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L AC does not turn on VIN: 4M2DU66K53
thanks for all the info I did already bypass hi press. switch and AC WOT pip would read off but compressor still did not turn on, also bypass low press. switch no change. Was unable to do resistance test on temp. sensors, customer wanted car yesterday and will...
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