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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW36F6T
Hi, folks. See above codes please. Please note the cylinder contribution tests were taken and codes set when the problem was occuring, which is intermittant. When it runs fine, cyl contribution tests pass. I started by looking @ the tan and red wire that the I... Trouble codes: P0236 (MAP sensor circuit performance), P0279 (Inj 7 circ low), P0263 (1 contribution problem), P0269 (3 contribution problem), P0275 (5 contribution problem), P0281 (7 contribution problem)
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2001 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Hydroboost booster VIN: 1FMNU41S21
I am converting this truck from vacuum to the hydroboost system. I purchased all the parts new from the dealer to find out there is a reducer fitting for the high pressure line. I have been to 5 dealers in the area and they can not even find a picture of it. I...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L tailgate door lock VIN: 1FMZU72EX2
Hello Ford techs! This is a good one. This truck came to the shop with a complain of battery discharge (slow), the truck would not start if let sit for 5 or more days.Ford dealer changed alternator and battery and sent her on her way and told the owner that ev...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33F12
Dear fellowtechs; To all the 7.3 Powerstroke experts out there. This Powerjoke came to me with the complaint that it has to be plugged in to start and run good, even with 70 degree nights. It was just as the owner descibed; hard start with severe misfire, gett... Trouble codes: P0773 (gear ratio 3 incorrect), P1670 (EF feedback not detected), P1247 (turbo boost pressure low), P0476 (exhaust backpressure sensor voltage), P0284 (cylinder 8 balance), P0269 (cyl 3 balance)
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2004 Ford Focus SE 2.3L shuts off AC Compressor VIN: 1FAHP36Z24
Drove w/scanner; CHT went to 346` temp indicator moves up & down in increments quickly revving or not, replace CHT a month ago, seemed to solved the problem, however at the time we had a hot spell, then a cool off when CHT was replaced and it ran cool/normal. ...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW30S54
Hey guys. Here's the situation. I work in a governmetn fleet, and have a troublesmoe Ford Super Duty pick up. Complaint Vehicle hesitates/cuts out under load (long incline) at around 55-60mph @3000RPM in 3Rd Gear. VSS reads fluctuating vehicle speed at idle,... Trouble codes: P0502
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTNW21P24
The fuel tank goes empty when the gauge shows 1/4 tank. sending unit has .9 volts with tank 1/4 full, open circuit voltage of 11.6 at all times(key on or off)All data mentioned "slosh module" with no discription of location or operation. we used a variable res...
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2004 Ford Mustang 3.8L cooling fan,odometer,pcm communacation VIN: 1FAP40454F
Calling all ford mustang experts i need your help with this one.The car came in with the odometer reading dashes so i check all the fuses. Found none blown tryed to scan the pcm no commun.But when i scan the GEM it works fine, no codes. While i had this car in...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Steering VIN: 1FTPW14565
OK, this truck has a subtle but very noticable knocking/slight shudder when turning a corner ( like at a stop sign) the problem has been there prior to the ball joint problem. The vehicle has to be under power, do not feel anything when coasting, mild corners ...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Keyless Entry Code VIN: 1FTWW30P66
Hi, Customer does not have the keyless entry code for the keypad on the door. On some older ones I was able to find a sticker on the drivers door module that had the code on it. Does anyone know where/if this sticker exists for this model? I don't have easy ac...
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2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM97VXY
car came in with no fuel presser but run ok for me.changed fuel pump,reg,filter and driver still intermittently no fuel presser.
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Condensor VIN: 1FACP57U1M
As suspected the Chinese Condenser was the problem. The condenser I got was made by Visteon and made in Mexico. Was not painted and weight 3 time less than the Chinese one. I also got rid of the Chinese Accumulater Assebly. I should have saw something was ...
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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Stall VIN: 1FASP11JXS
Thanks for all your helpful suggestions. Rob from British Columbia nailed it. The PCV hose was restricted, almost plugged shut and had a crack in it. We had sprayed this hose several times with choke cleaner but it did not pick the engine up. My tech squeezed ...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
Had a lot of good suggestions on this one. Topping the list is a 5 volt sensor shorting out - dpfe would be the prime candidate. also possible loss of ground or power to pcm. Unfortunately customer took vehicle during the time I posted the help, and has not ...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33F8X
SORRY I DID NOT GIVE ALL OF OUR TEST RESULTS YESTERDAY BUT WE HAVE TESTED WIRING AT THE VALVE COVER ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE IDM. FOUND .02 TO .04 OHMS OF RESISTANCE WE ALSO TOOK COMPRESSION ON ALL OF BANK 2 #2 350PSI #4 360PSI #6 350PSI #8 325PSI WE PERFORMED ... Trouble codes: P0284 (cylinder 8 contribution).
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2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Cruise control VIN: 2FMDA56491
Thanks for the replied, I order a used cruise control servo, plug it in and go for the road test, it works. I try it for couple times it pulls every time i hit the set button. I know the servo very seldom to go but I guess I 'm the lucky one. Thanks again for ...
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1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L front end VIN: 1MEFM58S5X
Sorry I took so long. The customer took the car and re-scheduled for the right side front bearing replacement that I did today. The howling is gone! I did order a set of chassis ears to hopefully avoid this mistake again. I was sure the noise was coming fr...
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