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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L compressor
Vehicle came in had already been changed over to 134 the compressor was leaking, replaced compressor and clutch assembly, drier, oriface tube, flushed system. On startup it ran great and cooled great, pressures 35/225-250. once the compressor cycled off when i...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L alternator VIN: 1FTHX25F8T
Customer brought me the truck with all the parts replaced by himself. I tested the system and found the third alt not charging, removed and bench tested bad. Customer brought a 4th alt(different brand). Alt charged for about 20 seconds 14.4v at idle and won't ...
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1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L cooling VIN: 3FASP13J7T
Ok, This is really gotten me thinking. Vehicle is overheating at idle WITH A/c on, guage will go up within minutes after cold start with a/c on at idle after short drive, turn off the a/c and the temp drops to normal operating temp very rapidly. Block tested a...
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTDX1721V
Popping #24 ,30amp fuse in power distribution box while cranking or running.Powers up pcm,fuel relay,o2s,maf,inj,evap sols,egr sols,iac,cam sensor,trans,intake tuning valve and runner control monitors.I unplugged or replaced a lot of the above and still blew f...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L low low end power VIN: 1FTWW32F1E
Hey this truck came in for a low power complaint. The turbo is working when the rpms get up pretty good but at the low end it is very weak. The fuel system is fine and the truck has been fully serviced. The map sensor circuit is suspect. At some point someone ... Trouble codes: P0237
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L shfts VIN: 1FMPU8L7YC
Customer concern of harsh\delayed shifts. Road tested and verified concern. When gradualy accelerating shifts seem normal. Anything faster than a gradual accel then all shifts are harsh. We seviced the trans and let the customer drive it for a week, no improve...
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Misfire VIN: IFAFP34P42
I want thanks for every one in advance car came in runs very rough have bad misfire for two cylinders #2,3 replaced coil,wires and plugs. still doing same. there is a very little spark coming out of the coil #2,3. I removed the 3 wires from the coil and check... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MFRU15W53
HI GUYS, I RECIEVED THIS TRUCK FROM ANOTHER SHOP. THEY SAID IT CAME IN WITH A CODE PO171 AND ROUGH IDLE. THEY FOUND FUEL FILTER HAD NEVER BEEN CHANGED. REPLACED IT AND CLEARED CODE AND CUSTOMER CAME BACK WITH LIGHT ON..THEN THEY BROUGHT THE TRUCK TO ME. HERE ... Trouble codes: P0171
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2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L pcm communication VIN: 1FMRU15W14
truck came in for no ac. so i checked ac relay. relay wasen't getting signal from pcm so i replaced the pcm. the problem is trying to program the pcm my ngs say new pcm wont communicate.the new pcm came from ford not aftermarket.ive done alot of these but neve...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P54
This truck won't start hot. you have to let it sit for 2 hours and then it will start. The ipr is at 650 psi while cranking , mfdes is 26. once running cold it mfdes is 20. hot mfdes is 22. I have a code for crank sensor but I am not sure if it is a false code... Trouble codes: P0336
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1993 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Stall VIN: 2MELM75W9P
vehicle came in with stall problem, only under load. checked with scanner and drove vehicle, no noticeable problems with data, but very sluggish under moderate load. hooked up fuel gauge, idle pressure 42 psi, driving pressure 41 to 45. checked throttle plate ...
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2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L anti theft VIN: 1MEFM55S9Y
Hi all need some help. I have a 2000 Mercury Sable V6 3.0L that one of our used car company brought in that the computer is bad. (YF1F=12A650-ADB ALPI) WITH ANTI THEFT. They want us to put in a used computer out of a Ford Taurus same year same product code on ...
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2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S43
After replacing tps the car came in shortly for a lean code on both banks. I have removed all vacumm hoses and blocked every thing I can think of. I still have LTFT +25 @ idle and cruise. I replaced maf because i had 2.67 gps. No significant improvement, 2.89g... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Anti-theft VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Well, as most of you said it was the dealer installed system. Following the suggestions, I simply reconnected the starter wires and removed the module. I would like to see if it can be made to work in the future as it also provides remote lock unlock and trunk...
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L air bag light VIN: 1FMZU73K14
Thanks for all suggestions. Since the work was done in the left quater panel, I pulled the inside trim off there, and found that the body shop had the resistor disconnected from the harness.
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Misfire, long crank VIN: 1FTWX30P36
Well guys and gals, this one was a learning experience to say the least. The first thing I did was to remove the turbo and inspect the fitting (quick-connect) and ipr.Both looked ok so I pressurized the branch tube and oil rails. Found air leaking at the left ...
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