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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L steering control VIN: 1FTNX21L4X
hi all when going down the road it seems like the lock outs are engaging and disengaging. it will sudenly pull one way or the other. it may go a couple of days before it does it then it may do it all the time. i have had it for 3 days and had it do it to me t...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L oil leak VIN: 1FTSF31FXX
Hi guys, I have a 7.3L diesel that the customer is complaining of losing oil but doesn't have a external leak. The customer states that he added 6qts. of oil in 4,000 miles. I'm thinking either the turbo, injector o-rings or the rings but there isn't any smoke...
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2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Reverse VIN: 2FMZA5247Y
We have a problem with this Windstar when it gets warm. After driving 20 - 30 miles, if you stop and put it into reverse it engages, and then there is a double clunk, almost like 2 more engagements. Watching MLPS on Modis shows no change in switch state. There...
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2421Y
check engine light on, p0340, cam sensor circuit, came to me after being repaired unsuccessfully at 2 dealers. new cam sensor installed at dealer 1 and new ecm at dealer 2. i have checked the wiring harness and grounds. i get cam signal on scanner, but light s... Trouble codes: P0340
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2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L fuel line retainer VIN: 1FAFP36323
This car was towed into the shop with a customer complaint of fuel running out from the top of the fuel tank when trying to start. We removed the fuel tank and found the fuel line was disconnected from the fuel pump outlet. There is a small red plastic retaine...
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2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L ABS Module VIN: 2FM2A51403
This van has a C1185 in which the tests say to replace ABS Module. In alldata it says: (CAUTION: Prior to removal of module, it is necessary to upload module configuration information to the scan tool. This information needs to be downloaded into the new modul...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W9V
hellow fellow techs . i have this lincoln towncar with the check air suspension keeps coming on . went through auto tech and found code 68 . followed diagnostic chart and came up with ride height sensor . replaced ride height sensor with new dealer one and sti...
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1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L pads VIN: 2FABP73F3F
We switched to organic pads, which where oem and it seems to have taken care of the problem. Many thanks for your replies... Marc [...]
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L water pump bolts VIN: 1FTEF15N8R
Well we finally got this thing pieced back together-Dorman does make a couple of the bolts but I went the way most suggested and srounged the stuff up a the wreckers-what a pain in the @*% thanks boys PS the guys gettin charged LARGE swinny
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L clutch wont disengage VIN: 1FTDF15Y4S
I have fixed this truck.Paul from Tenn,was correct clutch bushings were worn but not excessively.my local mac tool dealer stopped by mon,evening He's a 20+ year ford dealer tech,transmission repair,looked at it and said unbolt the clutch lever and reindex it.t...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L starter VIN: 1FAFP55U41
Well, almost all replies said to replace the transponder mounted right behind the ignition cylinder, and that did fix it. No programming was required. Apparently the code B1352 for the key in chime wire has nothing to do with the ability to start the car. I...
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2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L speedometer VIN: 2FMZA55471
Unfortunately I have to call this fixed. Tore the instument cluster and dash harness out then mysteriously stopped blowing fuse so when it starts again I know where to start. thanks to all who replied good ideas for O/D and harness but I had clearly mentione...
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2003 Ford E-250 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24L33
Got some good info from alot of people, and thanks to all. I actually had several problems, broken catalyst, downstream o2 harness damaged, and one bad coil. I replaced the y-pipe, repaired the harness and replaced the downstream o2, did an injector flush an... Trouble codes: P0306, P0316.
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L rear disc VIN: 1FAFP24165
15 responses, most all indicating design issues with 500 brakes. Must be the same engineers that gave us the VW brake systems. Will repair with the latest pads from Ford and my friend will fight Ford and Midas for some relief on money already spent. Thanks to ...
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L airbag removal VIN: 2FAFP71W46
thank you for all your help. it helps to do one side and not than the other, not top then bottom. was not the contacts on the horn switches but a broken wire in the harness.
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2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LMFU28R01
I have checked the basics and power to ECM in and out. I still do not have communication or signals for this Lincoln to start. The car is now at a electrical specialist that has more test equipement than what I have. I will post the the findings when this old ...
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1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 1MELM6537W
Thank you for all the great help! I am sorry we didn't provide more information as Chris mentioned, but Ken nailed it. Using Tom's information we checked the Blk/DkBluwire to the fan relay and the Blk/Wht wire to rthe high fan relay and found that the PCM was ...
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