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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L no cold air at vents VIN: 1FTSE34L8W
Van came to us to get the ac repaired. We replaced compressor, all ac lines, evap, condensor, reciever dryer, o tube. In effect everything was replaced.(evap was leaking and so was compressor - condensor had a hole in it - one hose had a pin hole at fitting ad...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L coolant tank VIN: 1FAFP52UXW
engine does not over heat by gauge or temp readings on scan tool. no boiling. tank does not overflow idling on floor. the pressure does reach 15 psi though. the cap is new and tank is new. tank has ruptured before. road test car and shut engine off and tank wi...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
vehicle came in with a intermittent no start. had one day and the next morning it would not start and hasen't since. engine has good fuel pressure but no spark. crank sensor is producing a magnetic pickup waveform. this was checked at the pcm and the sensor. p...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Opposite LTFT, VIN: 1FDSF35LXW
Pulling out my last three hairs. Looking for ideas to try next. Iíve got a pickup (cab & chassis) with utility bed from a fleet. The customerís main complaint is low engine power and rough, unstable idle. It has a code P0175 for bank 2 running too rich. Long t... Trouble codes: P0175 (Bank 2 running rich)
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2002 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L monitor will not run VIN: 1FTRW07342
truck came in for california smog inspection, failed for egr monitor not set. all emission readings were good. checked egr soleniod, and all pids to run that monitor. ect, iat & iat2, ckp, maf, tp sensor, all within limits. customer drove truck for 2 months, s... Trouble codes: P1000 (system incomplete)
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L fuel guge erratic VIN: 1FAFP552X3
i have a taurus that the fuel gauge will randomly work or not,wander's around then stay's below empty,low fuel light on,code p0460 stored,fuel level sensor circuit malfunction. connector at tank clean and tight terminal's,replaced sender in tank,same result? n...
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2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: IFAFP48Y64
I'm working on 2004 svt cobra 4.6l dohc supercharged. When the car warms up there is a misfire type stumble on the motor. There are no trouble codes. You can feel misfire a little on low rpm range. Replaced all plugs.Fuel pressure is ok . Cleaned mass air flow...
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2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S0Y
Car Has Misfire But No Misfire Codes. When It Arrived, Misfiring, #5 Cyl. Coil Had Aready Been Replaced At Some Point. Misfire Now At Cyl. #1. Switched Coil With Coil At #4 (Easy Access)& Misfire Followed #1 Coil. So, Replaced Coil From Standard Ign. Although ...
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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A7L
Thank you to all of you who replied, I tested the cam and crank sensor there were good and the ign mod tested ok. I retested the coils that the outher tech said were ok and found no spark on cyl 1 and 2 on the intake bank and intermittent spark fallout on cyl...
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L converter VIN: 1FTRW08L91
Well this one is fixed, I only got 3 replies, first was to check for exessive crankshaft endplay, this vehicle had none. Both of the other replies felt that the problem was possibly confined to the converter, I did not take the chance. I changed the entir...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L converter seal VIN: 1FAFP53U21
We installed a new front pump seal and speedi sleeve on the converter, reinstalled and test drove still leaked, pulled trans again,it tore the seal when we installed the converter,we used a seal driver and alot of trans gel when installed the converter,this ti...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L vents VIN: 1FTRW08L72
Thank you very much to all that replied, 99% of you were right on target with the problem being the vacuum check valve. It just so happens that one of my techs has the same kind of truck, so when I read your emails about that check vavle I kindly asked him if...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86SX1
WELL I DID TRY TO GET THIS REPAIRED BUT NOTHING I DID HELPIT.I DOUBLED CHECKED THE AIR PUMP AND THAT WORKED AND WIRING LOOKED GOOD.CUSTOMER TOOK TO DEALER AND THEY COULD FIND NO FAULTS.CUSTOMER OPTED TO TRADE CAR IN. Trouble codes: P0412.
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1988 Mercury Cougar LS 5.0L Fuel Fill up slow
Well I am pretty sure the damage was done previous to it coming to me, I think I my self remember a tube when I worked on these years ago that used to travel down the Filler tube into the tank when removing the tank as Dave [...] Illinois has stated.The Filler ...
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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L engine VIN: 4M2ZU86K14
First I want to thank everyone for repling. This is my friend's vehicle. I wasn't trying to fix his vehicle here, I was looking for support in my defense, but that wasn't an issue, he never blamed me for the engine failure, however, I did show him all the repl...
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