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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L shifting VIN: 1FALP62W1S
Hi ford trans techs, I have a 95 ford thunderbird that starts off in 4th gear when placing trans in OD position. If you put the trans in manual low it starts off ok. Checking shift solenoids show that both shift solenoids are being commanded on when it is in t...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP57U4T
veh will run perfect for up to a week and then will have a missfire on cyl #1. This will happen in open loop and temp readings of 50 t0 60 degrees. light will flash for about 30 seconds and then the missfire will go away and veh will run perfect until the prob... Trouble codes: P0301
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1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L high idle VIN: 1FALP6536V
Greetings! This lovely Contour is eating our lunches while it delays it's inevitable trip to the crusher to start it's new career drying clothes!!! It came in with a complaint of idling too fast- It races at between 1800-2200 rpm in park or neutral and refuses...
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU24X1N
initially found dpfe shorted to power(reading 4+volts at idle.replaced dpfe.1.07volts at idle.koer test indicates 5psi.vacuum to egr.removed egr for cleaning.opens at 3psi,holds vacuum.egr tube clear(newer also recently.)removed egrbracket to intake(clear.)sta... Trouble codes: P0401
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP53S0X
I thought I had a defective alternator so I replaced it. I have checked all fuses and have battery voltage at all leads at alternator. This is a three hour job as the alternator is buried(DOHC) and I can't get to the full field pin. I just noticed I have no ch...
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRW07653
This one was towed in yesterday and when I first tried it, after charging the battery, it fired right up and idled for about 10 minutes. Then it cut off like as if you turned the key off. At that time, the only code was the B1318. After about 20 minutes, while... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit), B1318 (Low Battery Voltage At Module)
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FTSW31P93
this truck was traded in to our dealership shortly after it started having a hard start concern. after cranking for a while the truck started. always cranked over very well when it starts tons of smoke out the tailpipe. now it sets a code right away p0683 glow...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPX14574
good morning ford techs I have a 04 5.4 3valve returnless fuel system that will not start intermittently . when it does start it will run normal fuel pressure at 40psi. if I watch pressure on solas scanner I will have 0 pressure when it does not start.Rail sen... Trouble codes: 191
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W84
This 04 Crown Victoria has been in several times over the last 6 months with a complaint of dying when it goes through a car wash and dying sometimes after driving for about 15 to 20 miles. When it dies the check engine light will not turn on when the key is i...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW14584
I have this 2004 Ford pick up that will intermittently shut down as if the key was turned off.No codes, fuel pressure in spec but no spark on the two coils I checked.I checked the pattern of the crank sensor and it looks good, could it still be a faulty sensor...
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2FAFP74W06
We have this crown vic that has the cooling fan running on high all the time. If you cycle the key, it will stay out for a few minutes. Another shop has aleady replaced the thermostat and the head temp sensor. It does not show signs of overheating and the air ...
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1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR1407S
THANKS TO EVERYBODY WHO REPLIED THE FIX WAS NOT EASY I SEEN ON A HELP POST THAT DIDNT HAVE EXACLY THE SAME PROBLEMS BUT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT NOT COMING ON WWHEN THE KEY IS IN RUN POSITION THEY WERE SAYING THAT IT COULD SIGNAL THAT TH...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU18W7W
Thanks to all who were concerned to answer. Derek from Washington hit the nail on the head with the vaccume leak. The hose into the canister apart on the intale manifold was cracked. Fixed that and readjusted the TPS switch and no more light. So I saved a few ... Trouble codes: 171 (lean condition bank 1 2), 174 (testing and results).
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP52S4W
Hi and thanks to all, you have lead us in the right direction. First we cleaned the idle air valve and ports and still had problem ,so we replaced the valve and all was good. Thanks again George
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZRJSV5X
Well as many of you guys said I found out that this truck had the problem befor I even saw it. I asked the customer and he admitted that it did this before. Thanks for all the replies.
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2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74EXY
after a long time of being stumped and trying everything - we finally diassembled the enginE and found a crack in the brand new cyl head CYL #1 - sent is back to ford and got warranty ---WHO KNEW??? - THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES
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2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Glow plug and intake heater circuits VIN: 1FDXE45F7Y
Well this problem was not related to any of information offered, the problem was and remains to be a no ground signal from the pcm that controls both the glowplug relay and the intake heater relay. All recomendations were checked unfortunately none proved the ...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU73K83
thanks to all techs that replied replace the pcv valve got rid of the noise
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