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1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE37HXJ
hey guys i thank you for any help on this vehicle. this has been the hardest one all year, and it' s been here all year 1/31/08. i have a 1988 cube van that came in and would foul all the plugs.and run poorly if at all. this is a acr lot car so there is no his...
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1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FALP74W9T
hello ford techs- we got a crown vic. that seems to miss under slight load- idle and full throttle ok, found EGR vavle coming on to soon- replaced EGR solenoid--still seems to miss Ignition pattern looks ok- but low amped coils to have patterns at times goes b... Trouble codes: P0420
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L locks VIN: 1FMZU32X0W
Locks on this truck are going crazy, customer said this has been going on for some time however has just recently gotten worse. Starting and shutting off vehicle will cause the locks to operate rapidly several times. And sometimes when locking with the remote ...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Oil Pressure Sender VIN: 1FTZR15V0X
Greetings! I feel pretty dumb about this one - the oil pressure guage is inop - cannot locate the oil pressure sender. Location diagram in Alldata leaves a lot to be desired. Labor guide shows 0.4 hours to replace so shouldn't be that hard to find. Anyone out ...
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1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FTRX18XXK
vehicle would barely run and trans would not come out of 4wd -- to begin testing , i found i could not power up scanner to retreive codes, even though the cel was on.checked pin 16 @ dlc and had battery v. checked pin 10 (dlc) and had approx 5.00 v = avref sho...
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2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L suspension? VIN: 1FAFP5220Y
Hello ford Techs. I have a very wierd problem. This taurus will vibrate very violently when it is driven past 40mph. It is a very severe vibration, can feel it from drivers seat and back seat. All alignement checks have been done. Another shop installed rebuil...
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2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNM97V4YY
customer started vehical & miss fire was there. checked spark, check injector pulse, fuel pressure is 54psi. & holding.i also switch coils. pulled spark plugs fuel soaked. did a compression test cylinder 4 120psi. cylinder 5 0psi. i can see that no compression... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L vents VIN: 1LNHM82W51
ac is ice cold, and air flow seems ok in all positions, defrost, floor, and vents. but very little flow through the vent, i replace motor last week and resistor yesterday. all actuators seem to be working. thanks for all your help.
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1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L overdrive VIN: IMELM65305
I have limited ford electrical and need a ford tech to help me out if possible. I have ck voltages at fuses and at the back of fuse box inspected connectors at fuse box all looks well also ck engine harness connection for corossion. Car had a new battery and s...
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4MZXV11T6X
thanks in advance for any and all help the van is a strange one came with complant of not idleing correctly got into shop and running a little bad noticed all the new parts and called to see what all was done listed in related history so took on a test drive r... Trouble codes: P0225 (knock sensor), P1336 (crank sensor), P0304
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1977 Ford F-100 4.9L radio VIN: F10BRY6901
Thank you to Paul from North Dakota. He got me lined right up with my diagrams. purple was left green was right and the double blacks were ground. The blue was illumination and orange was the power. The case is the ground point.
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1FTEF14Y8M
Replaced MLPS with updated Motorcraft part as per recommendation here, seems to have fixed all the symptoms. Customer is going to drive the truck for a few days and report back to me. Thanks to all who offered suggestions!
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1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L ABS accumulator and pressure switch VIN: 1FAPP62T8N
Although I am not happy about it, the fix is to convert the vehicle back to a non-ABS configuration. There are instructions on several of the T-Bird and Cougar forums. Liability concerns prevent me from saying anything more. It is simply not cost-effective to...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Lock-up VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Hey guys thanks for the help. We changed the drive sprocket and installed the correct chain. We also changed the converter bypass valve as we found that it had some wear.Problem solved!Thanks again! Howard
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Overwelming replies to follow tech bulletin for plenum gasket leak. Thanks to all, I have ordered the parts and will try this repair.
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L chime VIN: 1FAFP55U62
FURTHER DIAGNOSES REVEALED SOME PREVIOUS OWNER HAD REMOVED THE AIRBAG LIGHT FROM THE CLUSTER BECAUSE OF A BAD AIRBAG SENSOR. WE REPLACED THE AIRBAG BULB AND REPLACED THE AIRBAG SENSOR, PROBLEM SOLVED. MANY THANKS TO ALL THAT RESPONDED!!
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1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L radio VIN: 1LNLM81W6S
The Terminals in the door that was replaced were not making connection at connector in door. repaired terminals and all is working fine now.
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S94
The customer took the car to Lincoln dealer and they sold her all the ignition coils and another set of spark plugs. To the tune of 1100.00. Thanks to all who responded. Trouble codes: P2107 (TAC Microprocessor), P2110.
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