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1980 Ford LTD 5.0L 1-2-3-4 shift
--- --- HAVE A 87 RANGER WITH A 1980 5.0 & AOD ,BOUGHT IT 5 DAYS AGO.. THE TRANS HAS A B&M SHIFT KIT HERES THE PROBLEMS... FROM A STOP i TAKE OFF AND THE TRANS WILL SHIFT 1-2-3- BEFORE 20 MPH,NO MATTER HOW MUCH THROTTLE I GIVE IT.. (WITH NO SLIPPAGE ) IT G...
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1986 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FA8P28M7G
runs rich and surges at idle. vehicle came in idling very rough and blowing black smoke. this happened after starter problem customer "repaired"(main engine ground was loose he said. i had personally cleaned and tightened this 1,000 miles ago). found 40ms inje... Trouble codes: 42 (92 -), 92 (32 -), 32 (testing and results)
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1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP54Y7M
hello iatn buffs got this 91 taurus that came in stalling checked fuel pressure was good but dropped of right away. so i put a new fuel pump in and all ok. shipped vehicle customer called next day saying would not start. went to check out vehicle checked servi...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start, no injector pulse VIN: 1FTDF15Y7M
Towed in for no start. Had dead battery and found when I hooked up the charger to it that the fuel pump was running. Tapped on the relays for the fuel pump and EEC and the pump shut off. (both relays were broken off the mounting box and resting on the fender, ...
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKE37HXR
Good Evening, We have a 94E350 that we installed a Jaspen engine in. After the install the van has a miss at idle only. When spout connector is removed,miss goes away. We did injector clean (motor vac), distributor was swapped out and control module was instal...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C2W
Bank #1 lean, replaced maf and egr tube for exhaust leak, still has light on.fuel trims and o2 looks normal. are these engins knowen for intake gaskets leaking? Trouble codes: P0171
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2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Mechanical
truck came in w/noise sounding like collapsed lifters.had no driveability concerns.noise gets faster w/engine speed, but does not dissipate at all(like when oil pressure is low at idle). cust. states noise has been there for about 3 mos, and has not gotten muc...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L tim chain noise VIN: 1FMYU60E31
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This Explorer has quite a loud timing chain noise on start up after its sits for a couple hours. The noise goes away immediately after starting. It is quite obnoxious. I have known a couple of these OHC engi...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L temp gauge VIN: 1FTRX17292
this f-150 is driving me crazy it runs hot according to the temp gauge but we installed aftermarket gauge and we saw that when oem gauge show hot it is not the scanner shows it hot as well we have replaced temp sensor in back of head on driver side is there a ...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55S11
hI GUYS NEED SOME HELP WITH THIS ONE, GOT AN 02 TAURUS WIFES FRIENDS CAR, AFTER SITTING FOR 5 TO 60 MINUTES AFTER DRIVING IT HAS NO SPARK, LET SIT LONGER AND IT WILL RESTART. NEVER ANY CODES, TRIED A CAM SENSOR TO NO AVAIL. NOT ALOT OF TIME TO WORK ON IT SO I ...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRF17283
new customer,starts o.k cold once hot stalls at idle idle loaps and spark knocks.replaced upper and center intake seals and bolts with only one change,set dtcs po171 po174.rechecked seals o.k.also checked balancer for damage or broken.please iatn fix my ride..... Trouble codes: P1131, P1151, P0171, P0174
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U83
I am uncertain if this could be a module or pcm problem. I suspect its the pump due to high mileage and the volts rising within one hour of run time. I am unable to test rail pressure manually due to no schrader valve or the correct adapters. I cannot rely on ... Trouble codes: P0191, P1233
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2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L pilot brg VIN: 1FTYR10D64
has anyone had repeat t/out brg-clutch or pilot bearing failures on the 2004 rangers?? we replaced a clutch in a 2004 ranger 4cyl for our parts supplier(parts delivery truck) 4/6/06@73981 miles due to a bad pilot bearing(noisey and clutch drag when depressed a...
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2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55S5Y
this car will start ok run ok shut it down try to restart will not start. next time it will. has pats system. cks ok on scanner is enabled. replaced cam and crank sensors.replaced ecm. had it reprogramed.new key.lost spark.try again have spark.next few times i...
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2005 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Going crazy VIN: 4M2ZU86E15
When you turn the key on the rear window washer and wiper starts going. Car will start and run at idle and will display Failsafe Mode, Check Advan Trac. Accidentally left key on one night and battery went completely dead. After that all codes went away and car... Trouble codes: P0606, P2104 (TAC Sys Forced Idle), P2106 (Throttle Actuator Control Sys Forced Limited Power), P2110 (Throttle Actuator Control Sys Forced Limited RPM), P2135 (ETC Throttle Pos Sen A/B Volt Correlation)
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L case VIN: 1FTZR15X2W
Sorry for delay in closing. Completely forgot. Any ways,I used the other case with no problems, and everything worked great. Thanks again.
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Battery lamp VIN: IFAFP383PY
First of all I would like to thank everyone for all 23 replies. After replacing 3 alternators, battery, positive and negative battery cables, pin fitting all connectors, and the pcm, this car is fixed. We replaced the alternator with a motorcraft and the probl...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTZR15X9Y
This truck has left the shop unrepaired. Not sure there was anything wrong with it. I'll attempt to summarize the replies, which had a lot of different opinions, some I believe were just guesses based on old-school theorys, others from actual knowledge only ...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Exhaust VIN: 1FTSX31574
We finally found the problem. I got a lot of helpful replies unfortunately we went in the wrong direction at first. We thought the exhaust was the cure and had a new front pipe sent up. Just before we put it on we drove it on the lift blocked the tires and ...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, 3 Dead Cylinders VIN: 1FMYU03145
Thanks to everyone who replied. Those of you who referred me to the TSB regarding this problem were correct. This vehicle had the incorrect factory installed plugs. The customer ended up taking the vehicle to the dealer & argued a free PCM out of them, but had... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ign. Coil B Malf.), P0353 (Ign. Coil C Malf.), P0354 (Ign. Coil D Malf.), P0355 (Ign. Coil E Malf.).
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSS34P05
FIRST OFF I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO REPLYED,MARK FROM CA,MIKE FROM IN,GREG FROM NEV LARRY FROM TEXAS KEVIN FROM CA DON FROM ONT WILLIAM FROM GA GREG FROM ONTARIO AND ESPECIALLY KIERAN FROM CA WHO HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD,WHICH WAS HAVE THE COMPUTER RE... Trouble codes: P0269 (cyl 3 contribution), P0272 (cyl 4 contribution), P0528 (fan sensor circuit no signal), U0105 (lost communication with fic module).
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU73E66
Most Replies mentioned a stuck vent solenoid and/or a restricted Canister. Unfortunately the customer decided to take it to their local Dealer. I'm closing this post for now, but will re-post a fix if the customer returns. Thanks for your replies. Trouble codes: P1450.
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