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1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4049S
Vehicle was towed in No start. Pushed in. I made a grave mistake working on it before driving it. Customer request tune up, Starter and clutch. Asked customer why he wanted this work and he Said it ran great but his wife decided she could not part with the car...
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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FMFU18L5V
customer backed out a storage building and ground was muddy.shifted into 4 hi so he did not tear up turf.transfer case went into neutral and would no go back. truck was towed to shop and we found indicator in dash lit as switch was moved.checked codes and foun...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L driveline VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Greetings, all, We've got an unusual one here today- this Explorer came in from another shop with a banging noise on slight acceleration at 20-35 mph.Sometimes, it will happen at slower speeds, and once it did it just backing up. They thought it was an exhaust...
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP33P3Y
Sorry for this one guys but I find myself in a spot where I need to ask a stupid question.I can not find find the transmission fill on this 5 spd. focus (nor can I find the drain).I needed to pull out the axle on this car and of coarse I lost fluid (more than ...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTZR15X9Y
Hello Ford guys, we did an engine on this truck about 10k ago. Customer says the fuel economy has gone from 20mpg with old engine to 13mpg, with this one, and he thinks it's getting worse. He says it runs excellent, no check engine light, has no driveability i...
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2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMZA53401
We have an engine noise that sounded like a bad water pump with the stethoscope. We replaced it and an idler pulley for the serp. belt. The noise is still there. It is more of a squaking noise from around the water pump. The customer had also commented about a...
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L starter antitheft VIN: 1FAFP52U01
We had this vehicle towed in chugging and wanting to stall. We found a bad coil that one leg of it was no being controlled by the computer and having a P0351. We replaced the plugs wires and coil then the computer from Ford. We were told it would not need prog...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L low & rev VIN: 1FTWW33P33
Hi everyone! I need some info on a 5sp torqshift tranny. what is the transmission cooler flow rate. An if I'm right the rear line is the return line on this trans. The customer drop this truck off said it stalls in rev. we dropped the pan an it had a lot of me...
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L noise at acceleratio VIN: 1FAFP40463
This mustang has a high pitch hoot noise at about 1500 rpms during light acceleration from a stop. It doesn't last very long but if you are easy on the throttle you can make it continue longer than if you give it more gas. It sounds to me like its in the air i...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAHP71W03
I getting a intermentant missfire code on #6, I can not feel a missfire but frezze frame always shows it at 350-500 rpm and 0 mph (looks like at start-up) but I do have a rough idle while sitting at lights with a idle Long term fuel trim at -13-14% bank 2 and ... Trouble codes: P0306
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L low power VIN: 1FTNXZ21P6
Hello, I have a problem with this 2004 f250 6.0 diesel. The vehicle has low power on acceleration accompanied with a p2290 IPR system problem. I have tested and ruled out the following not to be the poblem: chaffed harness at ICP and FICM, supply fuel pressure... Trouble codes: P2290 (IPR pressure low)
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2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L timing chain VIN: 5LMEU56H84
Hello,I am doing timing chain replacement due to guide failure. My question is on the DOHC motor do you have to remove the cam followers to replace the chains? Alldata says to.We have the OTC timing set for this motor but not the tool to depress the valves to ...
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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L won't set monitors VIN: 2MEFM74W11
vehicle failed texas emissions due to monitors not being set, tried to force and tried driving vehicle halfway across houston with no luck. monitors not setting are the o2 sensor,o2 sensor heater,cat., and evap. it isn't the kam because after key cycles all ot...
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1990 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Starter VIN: 1FTCR14TOL
Thanks to all who replied, special thanks to Jim at Smith Auto Electric. He informed me that some of these starters originally came with a 10 tooth starter drive, but if the starter ever had been replaced, the new one would be changed up to a 9 tooth, the stan...
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1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FAPP13J7P
thank you for the replies after further checking I found a tech bulletin on coolant temp sensors causing this type of problem so I replaced the coolant temp sensor and also cleaned the maf sensor at this time and the problem is taken care of
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10X6S
Thanks to all who replied to help ease my headache! Consenus seemed to be a bad valve. After talking to my machine shop guru, he agreed as well. After providing the customer with an estimate, he elected to wait at this time. If he decides to have me fix it... Trouble codes: P0304.
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
Well I had a lot of great replies about changing oil, Cam sensors, IPC sensors, IPR's and Injector O-Rings. Since I had already replaced the HP Pump, IPR, IPC, and the Lift Pump and Cam sensor in the Last 6 months and it had fresh oil and filter in it, I knew... Trouble codes: P1280 (ICP Out Of Range Low), P1212 (ICP Not At Expected).
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 21VKC29450
sorry it took so long to close post. wanted to make sure it was an absolute fix. customer came back earlier today for the follow up repairs. as for dtc p1537, you guys nail it. rod was not connected on actuator. alldata info. about code description was not to ... Trouble codes: P0155, P0161, P1537, P0135, P0141.
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
After I found out that I had the wrong fuse number, it did end up being the fuel heater shorted out. Thank you to everyone.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L switch VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
I recommended to the customer to replace the 4x4 mod. The cust. declined said he wanted to wait untill winter comes back. Thank you for all your help.
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 5LMFU27R14
SORRY FOR THE DELAY EVERYONE. THIS ONE IS FINALLY FIXED. I DISONNECTED COILS ONE BY ONE UNTIL THE HESITATION WAS GONE AND ALL THAT WAS LEFT WAS THE MISFIRE FROM DISCONNECTING THE COIL. FOUND #4 COIL BAD CAUSING AN RF SIGNAL IN THE COMPUTER CAUSING IT TO FAL... Trouble codes: P00, 320 (ckp circuit), P0351.
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2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM50U62
THANKS GUYS, IT WAS THE CAM SENSOR, WE REPLACED THE SYNCHRONIZER ALSO. I WOULD STILL LIKE TO KNOW THE BEST WAY TO TEST FUEL PRESSURE SINCE IT WAS 10 PSI LOWER THAN SPEC. [SOME DAYS YOU EAT THE BEAR, SOME DAYS THE BEAR EATS YOU] STAN
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