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1990 Ford Aerostar 4.0L instrument lighting VIN: 1FMDA41X8L
This van has a problem unlike the other ford electronic instrument clusters. Usually we see these with dim lighting all the time and that is the only lighting problem we run into with these vans. This van when started will have nice bright dash lights and afte...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10X1R
Customer brought vehicle in starting check engine light coming on going up hills when cresting hill light goes off. We did all the basic checks everything checked out ok. When we check for codes no codes in system on koeo and koer tests. Road tested to confirm...
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G6S
Vehicle came in with a misfire/surge at around 40-45 mph when it warms up. The 172 code shows only under koer test. I did add a ground to pin 49 o2 ground at the pcm because the o2 voltage on my scoped stayed at 1.5 volts. And to let you know, the datastream a... Trouble codes: 512 (kam), 172 (o2 not switching)
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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR14A1V
Hello out there in Tech land! This one seemed easy enough with the codes it has. The upstream O2 is rich most of the time. It will start to switch when you drive down the road. I have good voltage and ground to the O2 heater, and when I ohm check the heater ... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 heater malf. b1s1), P0141 (02 heater malf b1s2), P1132 (os insufficient switching b1s1), P1138 (o2 insufficient switching b1s1 koer), P1408 (egr flow out of range)
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1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Liftgate VIN: 1FMYU24E8X
Problem is simple-broken ball studs on liftgate strut mounts.[rear door]What Im looking for is a better solution for repair.Ford wants silly money for the mounts and I wondered if any of you body guys have found them elseware.This door weighs a ton and I dont ...
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.0L transmission VIN: 2FMZA50U6Y
i can drive this vehicle 3-5 minutes and the tranny works fine,then the pump starts to whine and seems like it goes into neutral.shut vehicle off wait not even a minute and take off again for a couple minutes.any help would be greatly appreciated.
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L coolant contaminated w/fuel VIN: 1FMSU43F9Y
can anyone suggest possibilities for diesel fuel - in coolant resevior & spraying out of cap - while engine is running - ie - i think its a fuel injector sleeve i would think - any ideas
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Cam Timing & Rough Idle VIN: 3FAKP1131Y
Thanks to all that reply. I know how frustrating some of these cars can be and this site helps all of us. Well it all started when the customer brought the car in on the hook and then explained to me what had happened. As he was driving the car it just felt li...
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Whole vehicle VIN: 1FTZR08711
Hello, Thank you for reading through the issues as I see them. I am the happy recipient of two Ford Ranger EVs (electric vehicle). The Iatn request for help requires and engine and transmission selection and automatically inputs the ignition and fuel system. T...
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2002 Ford F-650 7.3L compressor wiring VIN: 3FDNF65422
I need a wiring diagram for this F-650 a/c system. The customers mechanic cut alot of wires to the compressor and relays. Alldata doesn't cover the F-650, and I am not going to guess at this mess. Thank you in advance for any diagram you can provide.
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2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDXF46P83
Hello, I have I prob that I am getting coolent in the oil pan. The eng runs fine. has no skip. no codes in system. have removed the oil cooler and egr cooler and found no reson to have coolent in oil pan. It will run in as fast as you can poor it in. has anyon...
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2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L axle/diff VIN: 1FTRF14W34
thanks for all the help in the past. have a truck that was droped off from body shop.truck was hit hard on left rear complete rear differental was replaced due to damage. truck is here for bad vibration at a very low speed 1-3 mph rear of truck will shake real...
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2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Alignment VIN: 1FMCU93158
We have a 2008 Escape with 35k miles, all 4 tire are worn hard and chopped on the inside edge, suspension is tight and alignment looks good, it drives ok once you get past the tire noise! thanks in advance for any input,
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1964 Ford Farlain 289CID Shift VIN: 4K42C12932
First i appreciate all the information i received from everyone. To clarify this is a 1964 Ford Fairlane with a five bolt 289 cid 2bbl engine. All original, still had the tag on the carb. It looks to me that in green dot we should get three shifts and in drive...
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1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Transmission VIN: 1FALP4048S
It looks as if the consensus would be to remove and inspect the bearings. I planned to overhaul the trans if need be. Thanks for the insight into the problem.
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L no cold air at vents VIN: 1FTSE34L8W
GREAT ADVISE FROM SEVERAL TECHS. THEY THOUGHT PRESSURE READINGS WERE TOO HIGH AND ADVISE HOSING DOWN THE CONDENSOR TO SEE IF PRESSURES CAME INTO LINE. SURE ENOUGH THEY DID. SUSPECT CLUTCH FAN BAD CUSTOMER IS GOING TO REPLACE AND LET ME KNOW. THANKS AGAIN.
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L speedometer VIN: 1FTNW20LX2
FOUND PINCHED WIRE ON CIRCUIT 679 BETWEEN A.B.S. MODULE AND CAB. THANKS FOR THE HELP AND TO ALL THOSE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO READ HELP REQUEST.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14594
we did a compression test only on the #6 cyl because we were afraid to break any more spark plugs and the customer did not want the added expense of that. the comp was 155 lbs dry and went up to 200 lbs wet,a cyl leakdown test showed 23% leakage and we verifie... Trouble codes: P0306, P0174.
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2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Starting VIN: 1MEFM55S81
I found that by grounding the signal wire from the PCM to the crank relay(pink wire) the car starts and runs flawlessly. I knew that it could be a bad PCM or the Pats transmiter but had know way of being sure. I called a reliable tech line and they informed me...
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