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1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15HXR
About a year ago this customer had a new long block installed at a local ford dealership. It came to our shop with a surge at idle. We replaced the control module and the egr. The vehicle recently showed up again with an mil light engaged. The light comes on i... Trouble codes: 311 (air system inoperative), 332 (low egr flow)
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1995 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTCR10A35
Vehicle was brought because the fuel gauge and temp. gauge wasn't working. Checked it out and found that speedo head wasn't working. Replaced speedo head and now temp. gauge works and fuel gauge doesn't. Customer tried 2 other speedo heads but we got the same ...
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L TFT sensor VIN: 1FTZF1725W
P0713 TFT open stored. Scan tool reads -40. On a quick fix I replaced the transmission temp fluid sensor which comes with the circuit harness. Jumped the gun. I don't seem to have a 5volt ref. at the gray/red wire and it seems very weak at the other sensors un...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L 4x4 in op VIN: 1FTZR15XBY
when starting 4hi/4low flashes 5 times and will not engauge 4 wheel drive
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start, Surge VIN: 1F34U78C01
Vehicle came with the check engine light's on,run rough at idle and under load.Found spark plugs worn out and #3 coil out of spect,ohm the #3 coil primery circuit show 1.2ohms the other measure all 0.8-.09 ohms.Replaced the coil,plugs the mis is gone and vehic... Trouble codes: 303 (misfire on cylinder 3)
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTYR44V03
Other tests / info: Verified no vacuum leak into crankcase, no fluctuation on vacuum gauge needle, no change with CMP disconnected.
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Overdrive VIN: 1FAFP33P6W
I have a Ford Focus with 4F27E 4 speed Trans. Complaint: goes into neutral after 3rd gear shift. Verified complaint, trans manual shifts 1,2,3 ok.. applied overdrive switch on lift at 60mph, trans goes to neutral then into 3rd gear fail safe. We replaced shift...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW20525
vehicle came in for a ceo lack of power , and rough idle . cleared codes and was able to get to code for #2 cylinder 2 times . at freeway speed at 2800 to 3000 rpm steady tip in accel will ping when the light comes and flashes . once it lost alot of power and ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple missfire), P0302, P0316
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L auxiliary coolant pump VIN: 1LNHM87AO1
Thanks in advance for your help. I have followed the test procedures from the Ford Factory Manual and they seem to contradict each other. Problem is "No heat at idle". Test "I" in the service manual sends me though a series of steps to check for power and grou...
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2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Interior lights door locks VIN: 1LNHM97V72
Hey guys i have a 02 contenental interior lights have a mind of their own when you shut the door lights go out but minutes later you look out the window lights on and also door locks lock overnight i dont know if these are related please help
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1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L heater core VIN: 1MELM62W3T
I have got this 96 Cougar that has a problem with heater output. Customer says it does not keep the vehicle warm enough on the road. She previously had the radiator replaced and had several thermostats replaced with no change. This was all done at a different ...
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L front brakes VIN: 1FDKE37HXP
Everybodies general consensus was that we are dealing with a brake pad or caliper problem. We tried new calipers pads rotors and still have the pulling problem. We still contend that the rig is overloaded as the rear springs sag and this is not allowing wei...
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1994 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FDHE27Y4P
Thanks to all who replied. Especially to the two who said PCM. I hadd been leaning that way just could not bring myself to throw one at it just to change parts. To give a little more info here we go. A couple of clues for others to look at for themselves are t...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, LACKS POWER VIN: 1FTJW35F2S
I really want to thank everybody who responded to my problem. It turned out to be just what most all 11 replies said. The valve cover plug on the inside. They were both melted down really bad. I replaced the electrical gasket and both side injector wire ha... Trouble codes: P0261.
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L axle VIN: 1FDLF47F2V
I would like to thank everyone for their replies. Ultimately the only thing I found was the threads in the bolt holes were a bit loose. Rather than replacing the hub we opted to fabricate lock plates much like the ones you see on header bolts. So far it appear...
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4th gear VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
THANKS TO ALL WHO TOOK THEIR TIME TO HELP ME. AFTER HOURS OF THINKING AND CHECKING ALL COMPONENTS OF THE TRANY I HAPPEN TO HAVE THE ORIGINAL VALVE BODY THAT WAS REPLACED BEFORE. I INSTALLED A SHIFT KIT PUT THIS VALVE BODY BACK IN THE CAR AND ALSO TIGHT THE OD ...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Automatic Ride Control VIN: 1FMFU18L8V
Thank you to all you took time out of your day to reply to my request. Suspension= Customer did indeed "pop" air springs. Customer decided to go with the strutmaster conversion kit. This is a little more cost efective and should be a 1 time fix. Starter con...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start
Il solve my situaiton with this van. I make a mistake i dont adjust the fuel pump bolts. The pump was not working. I take out the turbo and fix my situation. The 2nd situation that i have was a code P1283 IPR CIRCUIT FAILURE. I disconect the electrical conecto...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Radio
First, a thx to those who replied. Was able to pull up TSB 06-9-3 which discusses PCM failure and electrical accs intermittent. There are some procedures for dealing with the effects of water intrusion on key connectors including the fuse panel. Pulled fuse bl...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21F41
The high-pressure oil reservoir stays full about 1 inch. From top, Albin from wash was right I did provide bogas data on the original post my scan tool is a BDM Pro made from bluestreak my settings were on data enlarged which shows the Min. & Max. Of the data ...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Driver Power Seat and Pedals VIN: 1FTPW145X4
Tore into this one, had to remove both seats, console, most interior trim to remove carpet. Found a corroded splice located under carpet in the console area. Fault was in the Orange/Green power wire to the module/power mirrors.
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2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Stall VIN: 2FTPX18L24
Thanks to everyone who responded,your input was helpful. I asked the customer to bring the truck back to run some more tests ( I wanted to try soaking the engine to recreate the problem) but then he told me it had been stalling even when not raining. So after... Trouble codes: P0104 (MAF Signal Erratic).
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1989 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L No fire VIN: 1LNBM82F2K
Thanks for everyone's advice. Did a bit more checking and found that indeed, the timing chain jumped a few teeth. Odd too, as I stated in the original post, the car only has 41k original miles.
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