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1985 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMDU12NXF
Hello group! I hope someone can shed some light on strategies on this early Ford EFI. This one came in for a NOX failure-2000ppm @ 15mph. HC & CO were very low. I confirmed the condition with the 5 gas. Installed breakout box, watched O2-cycles for 3-10 second... Trouble codes: 34 (EVP closed signal high)
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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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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Suspension VIN: 1FMCU24X3P
This will be a bit long but. This is my vehicle, I got it with 138000 km's and since I've owned it there has been a vibration in the right front like a wheel out of balance. I've balanced the wheels several times, I've rotated and have changed the tires to new...
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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP62W8R
hello, this t-bird idles very erraticly when cold. It does not have a fast idle. it's the opposite, it starts out very low for about 10 seconds then jumps around. after about 2 to 3 mimutes it finally smooths out and is stable. all data looks ok , i cleaned th...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF25H5S
Engine runs great but every time it's driven service engine light comes on during normal driving conditions but never sets a code. Scanner says it's running rich at .06 -.08 voltage, but doesn't smoke or ping or anything.
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5144W
Hi gang, I have a 98 Windstar here with a no-start situation. I have no power to injectors, no spark, it seems like a bad ground or power source. I've checked the fuse boxes and all connections are clean and fuses are good. I've checked grounds, seems good. I ...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP53S6W
This is a coworkers personal ride) he has been getting poor mileage for last year. Egr code set first and he replaced it. code did not return but after another couple months P0171 and 174 started coming up, so he replaces the front O2 sensors After about every... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr), P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L noise VIN: 1FAFP66L8X
Hello there, I have this Contour here and when it is cold while you drive it around the streets it will make a real loud fog horn sound when you turn the steering wheel a little. The noise will stay on until you give it a little gas and then it goes away until...
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L transmission VIN: 3FAKP1138Y
ok trans techs i can use some direction on this one. we mo this 2000 escort zx2 just came in. it has 118,000 k on it and we are trying to help out the custome with the least expensive fix. the cars runs and shifts fine forward but all gears except parks are fo...
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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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2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L starter VIN: 1FAFP3430Y
I have a very inermittent problem with this car, 2 or 3 times in the last 6 mo. Every time I get everything works and tests fine. I asked the customer to tell me as much as she could when it happens. She says that when she turns the key to crank all lights on ...
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3FAFP3135Y
Hello Techs On this focus customers complaint is under load car will start bucking and black smoke comes out of tail pipe. The only way i got to duplicate is runnin 35 mph in 2nd gear then load engine down by switchin to 5th gear. Fuel pressure is normal. I c...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L heater VIN: 1FMPU16L9Y
before heat wouldn't work at all when the car came in. Found that the blend door was broken and replaced the door and the actuator. the heat would then work but not very well, flushed the heater cores in the front and the rear of the vehicle. The heater got a ...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L o2 monitors VIN: 1FAFP55SX1
hi fellow techs i have this 01 taurus 3.0l dohc got this from another shop customer brought to other shop for ses light they found p0301 misfire cyl #1 did tune-up and replaced coils cleared codes all was well till sticker time car has failed for p01000 system...
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2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56F82
I got this one after several others took a stab at it. sets code 1211 regularly. looses power on hard acceleration. Ipc will read (at WOT) 62% with 1900psi. I immediately thought I might have a HP leak or weak pump, but power loss goes away after a few seconds... Trouble codes: P1211, P1282, P1280
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1992 Ford Tempo GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FAPP36U2N
Thank you everybody who helped me to found the problem. I replaced the engine coolant sensor because it is out of specifications it has 26 mega ohms, I put a new one and the car is running ok. Thanks.
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L high pressure oil pump VIN: 1FTHF36F9T
Sorry guys! its been a long time i have never close this help request for the reason that im on training for 2 weeks. I just close this because till now the parts has not yet arrived.And thanks a lot for your reply guys I have done all your sugestions and it h...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L cmp VIN: 1FALP52U2V
I got a lot of good responses on this on: guess I'm the only guy in the world who has not done one of these! Most all respondents said I should replace the synchronizer assembly along with the sensor. When I pulled the sensor, it had the center broken out of i...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW20F8Y
wow this one was wierd... turnes out that there was a crack in the in tank pickup tube at about the 1/4 line... and was sucking air into the fuel line... customer declined repair and was advised to keep at least 1/2 tank of fuel in the truck... thanks for all ... Trouble codes: P1670.
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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Hesitation, BOG VIN: 1FMSU43F41
TEST DROVE REPEATEDLY AND DID NOT FEEL THE BOG DESCRIBED BY THE CUSTOMER. AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS OF NOT EXPERIENCING HER SYMPTOMS...CUSTOMER PICKED UP VEHICLE AND AFTER FOLLOWUP STILL HAS NOT REPORTED ANYMORE TROUBLE...HATE NOT GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF THINGS... Trouble codes: P0541, P0677, P0618.
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