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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEE14Y4S
Vehicle came in for state inspection. during the dyn run, melted the vmas hoses. failed for nox. replaced cat converters and o2 sensors, passed emmission test, however, still running lean. cats will start to glow after a while of driving. replaced the mass air... Trouble codes: 136 (No EGO HO2S-1 Switch - Lean Exhaust bank 2), 172 (EGO Not Switching Lean Exhaust - Bank 1)
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X9T
Hi thanks for just reading this post explorer came in complaining that it ran very bad I test drove after siting 4 hr started first crank all seamed fine test drove a couple miles parked it started it 2 times then test drove it 1 more time I found nothing I ch... Trouble codes: P0301
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP52S4W
Hello Ford tech's, we have this Tarus that came in with an empty A/C system. now she says that when she uses her defrost that the idle will jump 200 rpm, from 700 to 900 rpm when turned on and also when cycles. This may be normal for all that we can find, no c...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L power windows VIN: 2FMZA5147X
Good morning to all.I am posting this for my Boss who is out of state and asking me for possible causes for both front power windows to be inop.He was told rf quit 1 yr. ago and the lf front quit 1 month ago.He states lf window making a clicking sound when try...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZRJSV5X
This Ranger came in the customer wanted the trans filter replaced. I took the pan down replaced the filter and put it back together. Now it hesitates going into drive and shutters. I took the pan back off to make sure the the O-rings on the filter were not out...
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L Electronic VIN: 1FTSS35L7X
Vehicle came in with transmission fluid pouring out of the front pump seal. Removed transmission and noticed that the tranmission has been rebuilt or repaced recently (last 20K). This is a new customer and have never seen this vehicle before. Replaced front pu...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15V8X
Upon start up, after a couple hours of not running,and overnight, the cylinders load up with fuel and the plugs are soaked. All scan data appears normal and not codes are set. You have to go into Clear Flood mode to get the truck running. After running for a m...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPV18L03
trying to cover my rear. truck came in running fine but with mil on and complaint of occasional misfire. road tested fine but plugs were originals. tuned up but didnt see any obvious coil problems. noticed that misfire codes were all for last 4 plugs in firing... Trouble codes: P0320 (p0354- ign failure cyl4), P0354 (ign failure cyl4), P0355 (icn failure 5), P0356 (ign failure 6), P0358 (ign gfailure 8)
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2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L Rear a/c air flow VIN: 1FMSU41P13
Repaired some refrigerant leaks on the system, cools great front and rear. Noticed that you can barely feel any air coming out of roof vents for rear air and customer stated her kids are complaining about the same thing. Switch it to floor and it switches with...
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2004 Ford Expedition NBX 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMFU16L44
VEHICLE FIRST CAME IN THREE WEEKS AGO WITH RICH CODES BANK 1 AND BANK 2. CUSTOMER SAID LIGHT CAME ON WHILE DRIVING BACK FROM FLORIDA. PERFORMED BASIC CHECKS. fUEL PRESSURE WAS GOOD. CLEANED MAF SENSOR, O2 SENSORS SWITCHING OK. CHECK CANISTER. CUSTOMER STATED T...
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1985 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBP96FOF
OK This thing has got us. Came in on the hook. We have good spark and good fuel spray. The fuel pressure is 40-42 psi when its cranking. The timing chain was replaced 5000 miles ago. The module was replaced last week. We replaced it again today. Still no start...
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1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L park lamps VIN: 1LNLM9742R
This lincoln came in with no tail lights complaint,actually no marker lamps,front or rear work.No tail lamps and no license plate light.Headlamps seem to work normal,it does have auto headlamp option.Checked the headlamp switch unplugged per Alldata test proce...
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1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L altenator VIN: 1MEFM66L4X
greetings to all, this car has a battery light that comes on, when the light comes on it still charging.the customer has had it replaced three times in one year.i also noticed that when my head lights are on they actually flicker.when i put my interior light o...
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L back up sensor VIN: 4M2DU86WX2
vehicles alarm is going off when it sits for 4-6 hours. customer says that back up alarm quit at the same time. ive checked for codes and power and grounds but found no problems. the backup sensor can be turned on but turns off automaticly when put into revers...
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1988 Ford Country Squire LX 5.0L Charging VIN: 2FABP79F5J
chris you hit it right on the head mr i wen't to the heated windsheild diagram found the correct wiring diagram ,and to find out the power feed to the windshield was open ,customer declined to repair the windshield so i took the red 518 circuit and tie'd it...
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Air bag & Heater VIN: 1FMFU18L6U
Water leaking into GEM Module. Fixed windshield leak and replaced module. Works great. Thank you to all who helped. Paul.
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 2FTRX18L3Y
thanks for all the ideals- this morning got the truck back- in mode 6 we now have only misfire on 5 cylinder- monitored igntion and injector again all ok- replaced coil and spark plug-removed battery ground and turned light switch on to reset the peramitors- t...
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Therft PATS Concern VIN: 1FTYR14U81
Thanks for all the help, The code for the ECU failure was throwing me off. I wound up cutting and programming another key, and now it works great. The customer is an older gentleman and swore that was his only key, but who knows for sure.
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2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTZR45EX4
Thank you very much to everyone who has given input on this matter. I wound up replacing the tps connector and Ford warrantied the throttle body that had been replaced a couple months prior to me getting it. After a ton of koer tests the code did not return. ... Trouble codes: P0122 (TP Sensor Low Input).
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14534
AFTER STUDYING VTC OPERATION I FOUND IT DONT KICK IN UNTIL ENGINE HITS OPERATING TEMP. PULLED TIMING COVER AND CHAINS REINSTALL CHAINS ON MARKS BUT CAM GEARS DID NOT MATCH PITCURE ON MITCHELL SHOP KEY SO I ADVANCED LH CHAIN ONE TOOTH. THEN IT MATCHED PITCURE.... Trouble codes: P0022 (variable cam timing), P0305 (cyl.5 miss), P0306 (cyl.6 miss), P0307, P0308 (cyl 8 miss).
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1LNHM87A32
Thanks for all the help. Found a funny fuel pump relay not coming on all the time.
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