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1977 Ford F-100 4.9L radio VIN: F10BRY6901
I have a factory stereo for this truck but no wires in the truck so I need to find a wiring diadram for a philco factory radio with am/fm.
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP6530S
I have posted before without any resolutions. Issue: Car will refuse to idle. It keeps dying out when cold start. And after it warms up, it roughs so idle, that the only way to drive it and when coming to a stop, is put it in nuetral. Replaced every imaginabl...
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1995 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L High Idle, VIN: 1FTDR15X3S
Hope you are all well. Here we are again! Ranger came from a trans shop with complaint of Hi Idle and Harsh engagement into gear from park or N. They looked into it, checked all power and grounds and replaced PCM. OOOps, not it. Now it is my turn. I started by...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26F3V
Truck was brought in on a cranks no start complaint. We do not do a whole lot of diesel work on this type of vehicle. Where would be a good place to start, any common problems? Runs on ether , won't stay running. Trouble codes: P1663 (FDCS Circuit Fault), P0470 (Exhaust pressure sensor fault), P1705 (Not in P or N during KOEO/KOER)
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 2FAFP74W51
Found electrolysis in cooling system - flushed and added an extra ground. Electrolysis still there. Has anyone seen this before and know of a fix. Thanks.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FMZU72E82
Good afternoon to all and thanks in advance for your assistance.I have this 02 explorer that the battery keeps going dead (after a day in a half/ two days).I have charged the battery,checked the charging system that was ok at 14.53 volts.The battery after char...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F42
Hello all. This Power stroke is coming in soon. I have been talking to the customer alot about this problem but haven't been able to down truck yet. At first he broke down while pulling a hill. The engine died instantly without a spit or a sputter. Cranked goo... Trouble codes: P1000
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2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDAX57PX3
truck runs a little rough at idle, but also put out alot of black smoke. when i try to check the icp code in alldata-this code is wrong. but watching modis in graft mode, ICP & ICP desired match close to identical. First 6.0 i have worked on. i have good knowl... Trouble codes: P2290
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L popping VIN: 1FTSW31P53
belongs to a friend of mine who has taken it to the local dealer-they can't find anything. dealer asked if he could put stuff in the bed to make it heavier(not very bright)-- when going up hill (load),he says he hears a popping noise from center of truck-no ho...
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1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1F2CBJ56WA
hello everyone i have a 93 grand marquis 4.6 this car runs rough backfires through intake has no power came in with only dpfe code low flow we also replaced plug wires they were arcing but did not make a difference. does this car have eger ports that plug up o...
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2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV14T3Y
Car was towed in , Died while turning left & check engine light was on before car died says customer. Car started right up for me & ran fine . Checked for codes ,NO CODES FOUND.Let car run in stall for a half hour , no die out no check engine light coming on... Trouble codes: P0325
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1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L prake pedal VIN: 1FTHX25K7R
thank you to all those replies. we installed a larger master cylinder like suggested and then continued bleeding the hell out of the brake system, and that seemed to do the job. once again thanks alot every one.
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1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FARP15J5R
Thank you everyone for the help. It's amazing the things you over look once your mind goes on a certain track. I would like to thank Glen from Ontario and Patrick from Nebraska. the flywheel was cracked and hard to see. replaced flywheel and the drivetrain...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU32E3W
we used a diff. scanner then we could see data, found one o2 sensor dead, replace 02 sensor, emission were ok after that. thank you for your help.
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2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Reverse VIN: JCOCU04164
After doing some pressure tests and trying a set of new solenoids and other checks, decided that the unit had to come out. After removal and inspection found the low/reverse piston outer seal had premature wear and a split about 3 inches long. We have polis...
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2004 Ford Expedition NBX 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMFU16L44
sorry, I have nothing to add at this time, this vehicle is a company vehicle witch has many branches this side of the mississippi & has not made its way back to zion il yet. I have a hunch that because this problem is only at idle that we have some kind of thr...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
I pulled left V/C Ck cam timing,found exhaust cam was off one tooth, tensioner was missing top plastic piece ( Causing so much play on exh. cam chain). Replace tensioner, realign cams, runs great now, thanks all you guys, especially Greg, thankyou very much fo...
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1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6531T
First of all, thanks to all that took the time to reply. Unfortunately, none were correct - although I did recheck cam timing marks and attempted to locate any and all vacuum leaks as suggested. I guess the key here was the MAF reading that was 1.34V (4 g/m)... Trouble codes: P0171 (O2 sensor Bank indicating lean).
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