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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10X6S
Hi all. This one has me scratching my head. Customer attempted to cure a rough idle himself by replacing plugs, wires and coil pack. He said it ran better after he replaced these parts. Ck engine lamp on with #4 misfire code after his repairs. I checked all of... Trouble codes: P0304
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L fuel leak at cap VIN: 2FTEF15N4T
truck has 2 tanks when front tank is full or near full and using the pump in the ft tank gas comes out of ft tank filler neck at gas cap area this truck dosent have a fuel selector valve on the lines the ft and rear lines are teed togeather the tank vents are ...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
This Powerstroke will start as soon as you touch the key when the engine is cold. If you let it get warm and shut it off it will not restart. Codes stored are P1280 and P1212 - Both ICP Codes. I Replaced ICP Regulator and High Pressure Pump with no change. The... Trouble codes: P1280 (ICP Out Of Range Low), P1212 (ICP Not At Expected)
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L engine VIN: 1FTNW21S2X
When I bought this truck a week ago i knew that it had problems. I suspected a coil or two was bad by the apparrent misfire after spark testing all the coils two were bad and replaced, it ran better but still misses so i cleaned the maf checked for cracks on v...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRW07612
My question is why would these coils fail for a third time? Customer states both coils have been replaced two times before this repair. Failures are specific at cylinders 3/4. I use a Rotunda IDS and koer test passed, power balance looks good and all fuel trim... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L oil VIN: 1FTSE34S55
Hello everyone. Hope you Ford techs can help. Have this van with the v-10 in for service. Oil is milky. I figure its the headgasket or the oil cooler. Dealer says they have never sold an oil cooler and there is no stock anywhere. Before i rip the heads off thi...
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 2-3 shifts VIN: IFAFP532X5
trans slips badly 1-2 shift and nuetralizes 2-3. checked speed sensors ,MLP, and all other input and outputs to trans. all seem o.k. cant find what amp draw of the e.p.c should read at idle through w.o.t any help or suggestions would be appreciated.we found on...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBNE31L06
Van used for transport of inmates. Officer said Friday vehicle exhibited bucking and jerking along with a flashing engine light. Code p0300,p0303,p0305, and p0316 stored. Stopped and sat for approximately 1 1/2 hours. I went and brought vehicle back and vehicl... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0303-), P0303 (p0305-), P0305 (p0316-), P0316
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1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L motor VIN: 1LNLM81W6T
I found a vacume leak under the manifold with a smoke machine.I replaced the intake gasket,but before i could pull the plugs out to get the water out of the cylenders one of my Employes turned the motor over.Then it hydrolocked,pulled the plugs blew the water ...
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L blinkers VIN: 1G50K0G441
fixed,thanks guys this was a luandry bisness van and never sat more than 4-5 hours.but one of the wires over the colum were cracked in side the plastic shield and was still attached didnt notice at first,but shes done now.
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU34E3W
We replaced the epc solenoid and adj. band to one and a half turns. Initally it still shifted bad,but after driving it about a week it cleared up. Thanks for all the replies.
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6534X
CUSTOMER DIDN'T COME BACK YET. STILL WAITING . BUT I HAVE MANY REPLIES SAID THE 02 SENSOR BY ITSELF. BUT SOON I HAVE INFORMATION . I WILL POST IT Trouble codes: P1131 (lack of h2s1 1 switch . sensor indicates lean).
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14VXY
First of all, thanks to everyone who replied. After going round and round with everything checking out ok: running compression, cranking compression, leakdown, vaccum. I finally decided to quote the customer a valve job and they approved the repair. I cross... Trouble codes: P0305.
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTNX21L23
I think most of you were right but customer said it never did it before so i was trying to find something else. normal condition.
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, IDLE HIGH VIN: 2FAFP71W04
ONE OF OUR MECHANIC'S PUT A DIFFERENT IAC MOTOR ON IT WHICH WAS ABOUT A QUARTER INCH LONGER! FORTUNATLY WE NOTICED THE DIFFERANCE. PUT RIGHT ONE ON AND PROBLEM SOLVED.
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1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Wipers VIN: IMELM50U5T
This car came in with wipers not shutting off. Replacing the New Wiper Motor with another New Wiper Motor fixed the problem. Looks like a common problem according to the majority of the responses. Thanks to all who replied.
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1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engine VIN: 1MEFM53SOX
Thank you all for your input. I got quite the variety of responses! To answer the basic question, there does not seem to be anything to support the use of 10w30 oil. It is much better to stick with manufacturer recommended viscosity. Others out there have used...
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