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1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FABP45E8K
Need help please with this twin turbo-charged Mustang. Engine itself is bone stock, right down to the throttle body, stamped steel rockers and cam. We are running 36 lb injectors and 255 lph pump, Mass air pipe was sent out and calibrated for these injectors T... Trouble codes: 66 (MAF/VAF low circuit ground)
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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L drive belt tensioner VIN: 1FALP54PXP
customer tried to replace drive belt by moving tensioner with a tire iron and tensioner retaining pin broke off in mounting bracket. tensioner part # is [...]. ford can't get it, neither can napa or carquest. tried all my usual scrap yards - no luck. even...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L cmp VIN: 1FALP52U2V
Hi all: got this Taurus 3.0 that needs a cam position sensor, as it winks out occasionally. Question is, Alldata says a special tool is needed to get it back in position: I was going to just set it on TDC and eyeball it, but Alldata says this will cause proble...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU35P2V
greetings to all this came from another repair shop,it has o2 sensor heater fault codes the previous shop did install a new o2 in bank 2sensor 1 to see if the code would go away but it did not.i checked for power going to the heater at the o2 and all is good.i... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
This vehicle came in with a flashing 4wd light both low and 4high.The customer was on his way back form a out of state trip and the lights started flashing. There was no drivability problems. Pulled a code from the gem modual p1850 contact plate b cirit fault....
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Fuel leak VIN: 2FMZA5144W
I have a fuel leak at the pressure connection at the fuel rail. Can anyone tell me where to get a repair kit to repair the connection with. I need a new barbed quick connector to plug into the fuel rail and need to atach it to the hose which is 1/4 " ID and a ...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
This car died in front of my shop. Customer asked if I would look at it. I am a TRANNY GUY, but with business the way it has been have been looking to expand somewhat. Scaned and had a P0340? CMP sensor, told customer I would replace sensor and hope for the be...
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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 Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55U61
Thank you all in advance for your comments. This car came in the shop with a misfire code number 2 cylinder. Test ignition and fuel system found plugs are worn replaced plugs made no difference. Further testing includes compression test number two cylinder is... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire number two cylinder)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21L23
tested all grounds and power input on pcm,tested wires to crank sensor the problem iam haveing is that the truck will idle for ever and will stal out after awhile when it is in drive.it will start back up and then dye again. found that the injector close down ... Trouble codes: P0170, P0301
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2006 Ford E-250 4.6L dash cluster and electric windows VIN: 1FTNE24WX6
This is one of my rental vans. Customer states while driving he hit a bump in the road and the dash guages and power windows stopped working. We are missing power to the ign side of the relay under the hood. If you are looking at the relay cube is would be #86...
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM6533X
ive read the tsb about setting tensioner and followed inst. starts but wont idle held off idle runs poor set and reset timing sewveral times with differnt peopl still wont idle
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Left Bank Cylinder Head VIN: 1MEFM55S72
Well heres a good one for you ford techs out there. The customer complains of excessive ticking from the engine compartment. He also notes only hearing the noise when the engine is fully warmed up. Upon inspection of the vehicle we were able to confirm the noi...
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1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJLT06HXS
Thanks to everyone who offered help... I'm sure this was a bad coil. Installed used dist...car fired and ran like new. Customer was in a hurry to leave so I did'nt get to run it on the scope to compare patterns. Again, thanks to all who helped. Mike.
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L EPC Solenoid VIN: 1FTZX1763W
Thanks for all the help-the fix was a pcm.This code is unique to Ford only & with no problem with the wiring or solenoid-pcm failure was the root cause.Thanks again. Mike
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V11
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP,I HAD 19 REPLIES ALL WERE HELPFUL, MATT FROM ONTARIO WAS DEAD ON, I RESET THE K A M WITH MY SCAN TOOL. HAVE ROAD TESTED MANY TIMES, LONG AND SHORT TERM FUEL OK AND NO SERVICE LIGHT.AT TIM [...] OF REPAIR DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT RESETING THE K A M.... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S8Y
Well, thank you to all who responded and you were right on the money. Test 53 in mode 6 gave me a misfire cyl 2 so I swapped it to a different cylinder and the miss followed it. New coil and all is well. Thanks again!!
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2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU70X1Y
i took ed's advice and reset adaptive memory started it up with scanner hooked up and all the o2's were full rich st trim +11 lt trim 0 that made me look harder for a vacumm leak i looked before but i only checked the hoses and the intake it was the egr tube w... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Steering VIN: 1FTWX33571
As noted by most this is a common problem on these trucks. The alignment shop that it was at had another one come in for a different problem and they checked it= SAME THING. Advised customer of all of your advise and what alignment shop found and he seemed to ...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L programing VIN: 1FTRWO73O2
well i geuss i will call this one fixed . O.K. not really but thanx to the other techs. on this web site I am soooooooooooooo. much closer I actually fired this truck. However i quite right away as some of you geussed pats. thats alright i have in insturme...
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2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L reverse sensing system VIN: 1FMZU84K23
sorry guys, i know its been a while but the custtomer finally brought the truck back. found out the truck was hit in the right rear. went right to the harness at the corner of the fender, connector was smashed. replaced pigtail everything works again. thanks t...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L abs VIN: 1LNHM86S6Y
RF outer tie rod end has a slight amount of play so we replace with OEM (no aftmkt avail) and we replaced Brake lamp circuit switch on a whim to see if data stream would continue and it seems to have worked. Did not test in between replacement of parts to see...
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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L won't set monitors VIN: 2MEFM74W11
Well first off I want to thank all of you who replied to my post, but the award goes to Tom from Jersey. After looking over the mode 6 data I found that bank 1 sensor 2 was just out of it's parameters. I don't know why the PCM wouldn't set a code but it didn't...
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