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1964 Ford Tbird 390CID guages VIN: 4Y85Z11740
Customer has has car since new. He brought it in with top problems that i have corrected and stated the temp guage was not working. I checked the operation of the guaqe by grounding and the guage operated to full hot. I replaced the tenp switch with an OEM sen...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y4T
this truck has a intermittent stall then a no start problem. customer brought it in a few months ago and i drove it home a few nights with no problems. i wanted to try something, so with another tech's input i replaced eec & fuel pump relay, i wanted to (and d... Trouble codes: P0420 (cataylist inefficency)
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FBSS31L2X
Customer complains of stall after start, or will quit in intersection and then restart immediatly. States that it took 20 tries yesterday to keep it running and get it to our shop. Of course now at our shop I cannot duplicate the problem. All sensors and readi...
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2000 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation VIN: UNKOWN3455
I have tried to synchronized the timing(camshaft sensor) but I can't get a clear description of what's tdc. I have bump started to hear the explosion on cyl#1, then manually find the highest point of the cyl 1 piston, which correlated to the middle point of al...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FDWW36FOY
truck come in missing and smokeing ,retrieve dtc p0281 (#7cyl)on the cyl contribution test. the buzz test good.replaced injector with no luck,preform compresson test and found that #1 3 and 5 were about 425 to 450 lbs and #7 was at 150 lbs ouch!. now the truck...
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2001 Ford motorhome 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAD739350
hey guys, this one is for you ford guys. sorry the vin is wrong, I didnt have it at the time of posting. This motorhome came in a while back in fail safe with just a po 720 code. found output speed sensor wires chewed. repaired wires and installed new connecto... Trouble codes: P0722, P0720, P0503
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45E63
I have 2 codes in this one. Lean bank 1 lean bank 2,fuel pressure and flow are good. No vacuum leaks found, intake plenum gaskets have been replaced. No egr to screw up. Long term fuel trim is 25% on both banks. At idle the short term fuel trim runs up to 18% ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L air bag VIN: L94EA75178
have code 1884 for pas air bag light out, replaced switch with used one, same problem, checked wires in back are good check stereo has factory radio
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35P55
cust. says this thing will start and die numerous times when cold (eot under 100 deg). hookup laptop/ids has cam & crank sensor codes. clear codes. monitor icp,ipr,vref, vpwr,all app's,all ficm powers, maf, load, sync & ficm sync. what happens is the engine wi... Trouble codes: P0336, P0341, P2614, P2617
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2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L radio back light VIN: 1LNHM82W9Y
this lincoln has no back light power to radio buttons. all other illumination ok-door handles, inst. cluster, hvac control panel, ash tray & p/mirror back light. heres the story. mod & all data show back lght power on circuit 484-orange/black wire going to pin...
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2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Sport 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV12T4Y
vehicle came in with the check engine light on and no drivablity concerns.hooked up modis and no codes on either side of pcm.both times the scanner was hooked up the light would disappear and the drive monitors would reset.i drove the drive cycle all moitors w...
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2005 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L No Start, Stall, NO CRANK VIN: 4M2CU571X5
someone please help. this merc is driving me nuts. it is somewhat intermittant on starting and cranking. suv was towed in with a no crank, tested starter, fuses, relays. all checked good. next tried to hook up scanner with no luck will not communicate with any...
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1964 Ford Cobra replic 460CID Poor Fuel Economy,
My many thanks to all that responded! I have decided to set up both carbs different and make the driver pull a plug after the first day! 5000 feet of altitude is a big change for a carb. And it is something we take for granted in this age of fuel injection!Th...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26F3V
We got some really great replies on this problem. All of you guys really know your stuff.We performed the injector buzz test that Chris from California told us to do. It gave us a good starting point as injectors did not buzz. James from Ohio sent us an awesom... Trouble codes: P1663 (FDCS Circuit Fault), P0470 (Exhaust pressure sensor fault), P1705 (Not in P or N during KOEO/KOER).
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L engine\pcv VIN: 1FAFP663XX
Thanks to tom for the help. At idle there was a small amount of oil mist coming from the breather tube due to blowby. I poured some seafoam down the cylinders and let sit overnight. After clearing it all out the blowby was greatly reduced. I am pretty sure th...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P73
Customer took the truck to the dealer. dealer says it was a bad fuel pump. some diode goes out in the pump and will cause the check engine light code. The pcm monitors power to the pump so I thought maybe it was a relay. I wonder if the pcm monitors the ampera... Trouble codes: P0232 (fuel pump circuit in active), P0266 (cylinder inbalance cylinder 2).
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2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, engine performance VIN: 3FAFP37303
Once again I would like to thank everybody that offered help. IATN is allways ready to lend a hand. This posting was for a friend that has limited resources but I am glad to say that we hadthe tech check the valve clearances and they were not spec. seeing how... Trouble codes: P0750 (Shift Solenoid A Circuit Failure).
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L No Start VIN: 4M2XV11T1X
This van had a used ECM setting on the floor but I was not sure if it was correct . The ECM that was in it had just been rebuilt . I was pretty sure I had a ECM problem so I stuck the used one in and have put 100 miles on the van my self with no more problems ...
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2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86P5Y
REMOVED ONE AND FOUR INJECTORS FROM FUEL RAIL AND FOUND THAT IT WAS NOT INJECTING A STEADY STREAM OF FUEL TO ONE AND FOUR CYL'S. FOUND THIS OUT BY PUTTING A SMALL AMOUNT OF BRAKE CLEANER IN THE TOP OF THE INJECTOR AND POWERING IT UP WITH A LEAK DOWN TESTER T... Trouble codes: P0304 (missfire cylinder 4), P0301.
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