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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTDF15NOH
We inherited this nightmare from a one man shop that does NOT own a scan tool...(that's 2 in 2 days, but that's another story...). Runs great when cold, but as soon as at operating temp, it starts running very rough, rich, wants to stall. Feels & sounds like i...
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1988 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L heater core VIN: 1FABP42E3J
I need some info from all the ford techs.1988 mustang w/A/C has heater core leaking.ALLDATA says to disconnect all connectors from main wiring harness & feed harness thru firewall into passenger compartment in order to remove dash for access to heater box.Look...
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1988 Ford F-Super Duty 7.5L unsure VIN: 2FTHF25G4J
When vehicle is shut off/ try to restart will crank but not fire.. check for spark, had no spark. tried coil no difference. try distributor no difference. try'd module no difference.. no start very irratic will go a week before acts up again let cool and it'll...
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1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: KNJLT06H4R
This Aspire as you can see failed for high CO and HC's at idle only. Lab scoping the oxygen sensor confirms that vehicle goes rich at idle only. In fact intermittently while idling the O2 signal will go rich then start oscilating back and forth. Then go rich e...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E8X
this truck keeps bowing the number 13 fuse in the underhood fuse box... i had another one of these about a year ago that did the same thing, but that one was ok after a new fuse and never came back, this one went 1 day and blew the fuse again, im assuming sinc...
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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L timing chain guide VIN: 1FAFP46V8X
Howdy again, again, Got this Cobra that started burning oil around 50-60,000 miles, you could see oil seeping out of the exhaust port on a couple of cylinders. Now it came in with a slapping noise that sounded like a piston, but turned out to be rod bearings, ...
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
Car came in a crank no start. I got in and it started but had no power. Checked fuel pressure and it was a 8 psi and would run a little. Went to start again and now its 0 psi and no start. Tested at the fuel pump driver module per Identifix where you short the...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRW08L12
Vehicle came in with a misfire under load. Can recreate miss by power braking and driving at highway speeds. No misfire codes, switch out spark plugs and coil pacs. No change. No pending codes, no misfire monitor even whan engine is misfiring. Everything looks...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L interanl engine VIN: 1FMZU73E42
I am a Nissan Techician and have very little Ford exsperance. This Explorier is a support staff personal car. With out warning engine has started to make rattle noise. It is running slightly rough and leaking oil. MIl is on and have multilpe codes 300 301 302 ...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTNW21F73
unable to return truck to customer as is. have many dollars and hours into truck. cardone tech suport out of ideas and so are we. please, any help would be appreicated. bryan
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FTPW14534
I have this fine FORD product here, customer brought vehicle with a complaint of noisy ac comressor and ac compressor cycling off and on, upon inspection i found the ac clutch completely burnt up, upon remove old clutch the compressor house broke, installed a ...
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1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM97V6V
Lincoln Techs...HELP! This one was towed in as a no start. I have no spark from either coil pack. I have no Check Engine Light at any time. I can hear the IAC set itself when I first start cranking so the computer isn't totally dead. There is only one pulse o...
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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 Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S72
THANKS for the help in advance! Was told that there are deposits on the valve or the valve is not holding pressure and needs cylinder heads removed to repair, #6 cylinder. Please perfrom initial inspections, determine next course of action for repairs or estim... Trouble codes: P0306
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAB123456
The problem went away. Must of been a sticking valve. Sonnax makes a kit fot these early units for hard 1-2 shifts. We purchased kit to ream and put new valve in. Got car back after weekend and the problem had left.
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
Thanks to all the responses This one was acutually very simple. The motor that shifts the transfercase was stuck. I removed it and was able to free it up by taping it. I reinstalled the motor onto the transfercase and shifted it numerous times with no problems...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSE34F9W
RICHARD FROM OHIO WAS RIGHT ABOUT THE PICK UP SCREEN ON THE FUEL SENDER. I DROPED THE TANK AND FOUND THE SUMP, THE SENDER SITS IN WAS MADE OF PLASTIC AND FLAKING OFF CLOGING THE SCREEN. ORDER A NEW TANK AND NEW TANK CAME WITH A STEEL SUMP INSTALLED A NEW SENDE... Trouble codes: P0476 (exhaust control valve performance), P1670 (ef feedback signal not detected).
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71WX3
I believe the car is fixed. Its been gone for a week. I cleaned the ground wires behind the battery tray that had not gotten cleaned the first time. After this, we could not get the car to act up. The officer drove that day also while we were in vehicle with t... Trouble codes: P0320.
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2004 Ford Focus LX 2.0L fuel gauge, oil guage, speedometer and tachometer VIN: 3FAFP37323
removed clustered and messed wit wiring, connecter seemed to be lose. placed everything back together and hit connecter wit diode electric silicon, problem seems to be fixed. thanks guys.
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2006 Ford E-250 4.6L dash cluster and electric windows VIN: 1FTNE24WX6
Found a loose 15 amp fuse locted to the right side of the pass. airbag. Taped to the backside of the wiring harness. As I went to grab the fuse, I heard a clicking sound and the guages started to move. Simple fix when you know where to look. As the customer st...
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