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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
Vehicle came in for A/C inoperative. Found fuse 18 (15A) in the I/P fuse panel blown. Fuse will blow when I reinstall the WOT relay. Disconnected the compressor clutch connector but fuse still blows. I'm thinking the A/C diode is bad but my Alldata doesn't giv...
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1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L timing chain VIN: 1FMEU15H2S
I am trying to determine the wear on the timing chain and gears without removing the timing cover, ford specs in my mitchell on demand say .500 inch deflection. well that is great if you have the timing cover off, but I am trying to check it by degrees. I have...
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1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 3.0L O2 moniter won't set VIN: 1FMDA11U7T
This 96 Aerostar came in for ck. CEL on.Scanned system and found O2 heater circuit code,did not write down and don't recall exactly what the code # was.Replaced O2 sensor with motorcraft part,repaired harness where it was damaged from contacting driveshaft yok...
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FTDF072XV
Hello everbody, I have a ford truck that the idle fluctuates after it is warmed up then turned off and restarted a cople of minutes later.Condition only happens warm. Truck drives normally and does not surge at stop lights. Turn off the truck, restart after an...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive smoke VIN: 1FTSW31F1X
I'm hoping for some suggestions from any diesel techs. I have this PowerStroke that is running really bad and huffs grey smoke like a freight train. It will hardly run, but I can get it to idle when cold and run some tests. It has a whole laundry list of codes...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on, Lacks power VIN: 1FTSW31F1F
Hi diesel techs! I have this 99 Powerstroke that came in with a serious lack of power. It seriously took 5 minutes to get up to 40 mph. I had some turbo boost codes and we checked those but came up with nothing. We cut off the catalytic conveter and it was abo... Trouble codes: P0476 (Exhaust pressure control valve performance), P1247 (Turbo boost pressure low)
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTZX1723X
lack of power removed o2 and still no power fuel press ok heats exaust red hot all cyl firing all computer systems ok all fuel trims ok
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2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5220Y
Thanks in advance for the help. I first looked at this car about 200 miles ago. The customer had recently aquired this ride from prevoius owner who had been fighting a driveablitiy problem and reoccuring CEL. The car would at random hesitate and stumble and tu... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel Rail Pressure Range/Performance)
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU83P6Y
came in shop with mil on check codes found po137 bank 1 down stream. replace o2 ,light still on, found other code po136 replace that o2 light still on and no other codes. Trouble codes: P0136, P0137
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Slave cylinder VIN: 1FAFP33P0Y
I was wondering if any one has dealt with the slave cylinder on the Focus? It seems to be leaking where the fluid line enters the bell housing. Hard to get a good look at! Does any on know if there are o-rings that can be replaced or is it that the slave cylin...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAHP56SX2
This one has me stumped. This vehicle will die intermittantly after setting in gear at idle. The owner will get stuck in traffic, be stopped and for no rhyme or reason the vehicle will die. Just before it dies it starts hunting idle, drops to less then 400 rpm...
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2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L TCC Operation VIN: 2FMZA57694
Hello and thankyou in advance for help. This trans shifts properly through all gears and properly locks TCC initially. TCC desired slip speed, in IDS data, while driving begins to go high in what appears to be 15 - 20 sec intervals. During re-engagement, TCC ...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21536
Need some help. This truck is begining to be irritating. Here is the issue. Truck was in a couple months ago with a failed fuel pump. Truck has no provision for checking fuel pressure. Instead scanner displays desired and actual fuel pressure. At that time des... Trouble codes: P0174
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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW35F96
Just like all the replies said, the glow plugs were the problem. They were only $15 each and we replaced all eight. The leak was an 'o'-ring in the low pressure pump. Thanks for all the help-I couldn't do it without ya!
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP65Z6W
Thanks for all of your replies, they mostly accounted for either a broken flex plate, or cam timing still misaligined. we are still trying to decide if it's worth going on. maybe just for the educational value of it. If or when we solve this, I will post t...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6538X
thanks for all the replys i found a bad idler pulley i replaced that and and the timing belt and the car runs perfect but all the replys are greatly appreciated
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L brake warning light VIN: 1FMYU01132
After pinpoint testing the problem with the brake light and the radio stopped and no cause of the problem was found.The car was back in last week for other repairs and the customer said that it has not happened again.
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L dome light VIN: 1FAFP53U73
I am going to say this vehical is fixed. We had the snap on brick and solus scanners on the veical. they would read if the door ajar light was on or off. but not which door. snap on man was in the other day saying the new up date may take care of that. W...
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2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTVX14594
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED, IT SEEMS THAT PATRICK HIT IT. GOT FORD OIL FILTER AND OIL. RETESTED AND VEHICLE SEEMS TO BE FIXED. IT HAS BEEN 5 DAYS AND HAVE NOT HEARD FROM CUSTOMER YET. THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE.
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L knocking noise right bank VIN: 1FTPW14585
Upon original disassembly found loose timing chain with slack on right side bank and left side had no slack. Replaced chain tensioners, all guides, and right side phaser. Engine still still making noise out of right side. Disassembled again and found right sid...
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2005 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L trans-axle VIN: 3FAFP37NX5
THE CUSTOMER HAS ELECTED TO DRIVE THIS CAR UNTIL NOISE BECOMES LOUDER. THANKS FOR ALL THE IDEAS OF WHERE TO LOOK FOR THIS NOISE WE CHECKED THE RIGHT SIDE AXLE CENTER SUPPORT BEARING NO NOISE THERE.I BELIEVE THE NOISE IS AN INCORRECT LASH OR PINION BEARING.THAN...
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Steering Hoses VIN: 1LNCNNAVI2
First of all thank you to all who took the time to reply. Here's what we did. We removed the pressure & return lines right out of the vehicle. Put some smoke through them & found nothing. We ordered a pressure line because we could not reproduce the high p...
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