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1978 Ford F-250 7.5L Popps out carb VIN: F25JRO6491
Hello, everyone, and thanks for any and all help in advance. It all started, once apon a time, when the customer complained to a friend about this popping through the carburator issue. He said it would happen when he was under a load, reving up slowly, throttl...
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1987 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Runs Rich VIN: 1FABP60F2H
Yes only 12 thousand miles. This vehicle runs rich and surges at idle when in closed loop. Both o2 sensors are at 900 milli volts the exhaust is black and the plugs come out black with carbon. The fuel regulator is not leaking, tried known good MAP sensor, Tps... Trouble codes: 42 (Rich Exhaust Sensor)
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1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTES14N0K
Hello and Thank you. This van will not start sometimes. Does not matter when just wont start right away. Leave the key on a few seconds to a minute and it will start. Checking with brake out box I only have 5 volts from the computer to the fuel pump relay when...
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAPP36X0M
This Tempo no-start had poor spark so I changed secondary ignition parts. Still no-start, but with starting fluid sprayed in quick bursts vehicle runs smoothly. Without starting fluid I can get it to run very roughly if I rapidly pump the throttle (it must be ...
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1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR1407S
i have this ranger in here that after it sits over night it has extended crank before it will start it has had new fuel pump installed i have switched the eec relay and replaced the fuel pump relay upon testing i found that the eec relay powers up and sends po...
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Air bag & Heater VIN: 1FMFU18L6U
Customer says fan dosen't turn off and air bag light on. Found short to power on ckt. 298 between removed fuse #22 and unplugged air bag diagnostic module causing feed back to the blower fuse through the junction block. Just wondering if anyone has encountered...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L rear brakes VIN: 2FMDA5145W
the van failed inspection for uneven brake balance.Rear brakes apply before fronts. When driven on gravel at low speed rears lock up.The car has a firm petal.Flushed out fluid& bleed.
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1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4041W
Many thanks in advance. Customer brought vehicle in with CK LT on, computer stored PO340 Cam sensor circuit malfunction. Cleared code, code restored in continuous memory and in KOER test, but did not turn on the CK LT. Ran power and ground check at sensor(ok),... Trouble codes: P0340
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L ABS module VIN: 1FMYU70E61
Hi fellow techs. This one has me scratching my head. Customer had front and rear pads installed on vehicle. After about a month, a false abs condition started. What happens is at the end of a stop the abs system kicks in. What I think happed is when the pisto...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Rotors VIN: 2FTRX18L12
This F150 is warping rotors after about two months use. Originally I replaced the front pads and rotors. A short time later it came back with pulsing brakes. There was no discoloration of the rotors or any other odd braking symptoms. After a test drive there w...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU73K83
hay guyes its bi a long time so bear with me i got this ford when you shut off the truck it makes a farting sound iwhen you put your hand on the intake manifold you can feel the noise any help would be appericated
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FTNW20P04
This truck came in for busted Eng Oil Cooler,replace cooler, All hoses and Radiator. After starting up, no oil pressure on guage ,on IPC removed sending unit and checked actual presure, had 5 psi, Specs state min 12 psi, was wondering if anything may have been...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14534
truck has not been serviced very much new truck trade in.the lefthand bank is missing on all cylinders compression is good vct solenoid check good all coils fire all injectors squirt pull timing cover thougt chain jumped replace plugs after getting broken ones... Trouble codes: P0022 (variable cam timing), P0305 (cyl.5 miss), P0306 (cyl.6 miss), P0307, P0308 (cyl 8 miss)
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14594
has a misfire. customer says that 4 plugs on right side have allready been changed and 1 one the left side changed. showed me the old plug, the center electrode is completely gone, these are original motorcraft pf2 platinum plugs, looks like pre-ignition, comp... Trouble codes: P0174, P0305
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W9Y
car came in with check engine light on. came on three months ago. scanned comp. and found p0443 and p0457. ran a koeo test and p0443 comes right back. so i ohmed out the solenoid and had 35.2 ohms.disconnected comp. and ohmed from there and have the same readi... Trouble codes: P0443, P0457
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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Excessive Emissions, FUEL TRIM ISSUE VIN: 1FAFP47V5X
After talking to the customer and reviewing the above replies I let him know that his car was running in a grey area that indicated trouble in the not too distant future.I also explained to him that he may damadge his new cat.He did not want to pursue it to th...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E8X
Rob from Wis. hit it right on the head, it was the little exhaust sheild on the left pipe that came loose and rubed the O/2 Wires...thanks everyone for the replies
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55U61
OK FOLKS here is the deal. the local dealership can't pull there head out of there you know what. When it was sent over to the dealer to get the new pcm programed, when we went to pick it up it would not start this time. they reprogrammed and said it was fine,... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire number two cylinder).
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2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU74E31
Well another tech at the shop looked at the vehicle and without warning the misfire happened. After a quick visual look we found that the number six spark plug wire was intermitanly arcing to the exhaust manifold. Why this didn't show up before when we wet t... Trouble codes: P0306.
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55S11
thanks to Matthew, Pat, Eric, and Donald it was the crank sensor that failed, would have thought it would have thrown a light but it didnt. thanks again
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation VIN: 1LNHM87A13
FIRST I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR THEIR REPLIES TO MY PROBLEM.SECOND I WOULD OF NEVER FIGURED ON FOUR OUT OF THE EIGHT COIL PACKS GOING BAD.THE ONLY WAY I DID IS BY CALLING A FORD DEALER TECH.HE TOLD ME TO HOOK MY SCANNER TO IT AND MONITOR EACH CYLINDER TO S... Trouble codes: 2112 (tac stuck open), 2107 (tac malfuntion), 2110 (undocumented).
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