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1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 2.3L proportioning valve VIN: 1FABP64T6J
this t-bird has a swollen cup seal in the proportioning valve. The valve is obsolete and an internet search has not turned up one. My question is,has anyone ever found a source for seals to repair these valves? Ford part # for the valve is E7SZ-2B091-b in case...
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X7P
vehcile originally came in running very poor & intermittent hard to start. found heads cracked & leaking coolant into 3 cylinders. replaced engine. vehicle would not start. found no fuel pressure due to cracked pickup/sender tube inside fuel tank. replaced pum...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L no power VIN: 1FTSW31P23
Hi everyone, this rig I'm on first came to us with a intermittent surge and smoke at freeway speeds with excessive turbo noise "typical" unison plate sticking in the turbo. Sure enough we pulled it down and the plate was a rust pile. Scale and warpage were for...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW20P54
truck was towed in with no start condition. found engine is hydrolocked. there is coolant slowly dripping out of rear exhaust port on right bank. talked to driver, he states engine has been losing coolant and engine overheated. suspect egr cooler failed. my qu...
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2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMEU65816
Transmission clunks on decelleration coming to stops. and some time delays shifts from park to drive. The symtoms are just what TSB 08-4-16 describe is there any other solution. I have a customer that wants Ford to buy it back. Has anyone seen this before?
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L a/c VIN: 2FAHP71W46
Deputy states while driving down the road, a/c quits working, battery light comes on and headlights go off. I have tested the charging system and disassembled the central fuse block to inspect for damage or loose connections. The reason I have done this is the...
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1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 6MPCT01ZXM
Hello to all, I've got this Capri here that has an idle speed problem. 1.6L Mazda engine. I got it in originally after it had been sitting for about 5 years, we found plugs, cap and rotor worn, replaced them. Also put a battery in it. When I was road testing t...
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2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L headlights VIN: 1MEFM552X1
the check enginre light comes on and off with the headlights.
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford Thunderbird Sport 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP61F0J
Thank you everybody that responded, I have tried and checked several of your suggestions, while working on the car the other night, I found a very, very slight misfire at around 1300 rpm. o.k. what has been done since last time. New plugs, wires, cap, rotor, t...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJX35F5S
I want to first thank all of you who sent replies and helped me fix this truck. It turned out to be the HP oil pump. which i am replacing. Checked PIDS as advised. After letting the truck warm up, i shut it off and sure enough, not enough pressure on the HP ...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L ign switch VIN: 1FAFP55U81
thanks to sam and all that replied after reading your help posts i did see the problem that the pin was broken i dont think this guy is going to return for the repairs we had unhooked ign switch so we could start car because customer needed car while parts wer...
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U83
THANK FOR ALL HELP I FOUND THAT #3 INJECTOR WAS THE WRONG ONE IT HAD AND FLEX FUEL INJECTOR THIS TRUCK HAS TWO TIPES OF INJECTOR.ONE FOR FLEX FUEL AND NO FLEX FUEL Trouble codes: 301 (302 -), 302 (304 -), 304 (303 -), 303 (testing and results).
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2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTVX12524
Many thanks to all who helped. Scottie, Gerald, Thomas, Bobby, Keith and Craig helped steer us right. We ended up having multiple problems. One problem was both of our phasers had sheared rivets. We also had timed the right bank wrong. Alldata and Mitchell... Trouble codes: P0021, P0345.
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2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L 3-2 downshift VIN: 1FTPW14555
Hello again and thanks for the help we recieved on this one! There was a TSB out on this Ford, as a few of you suggested. The TSB reference number is 05-10-12 and the date of issue is 05/30/2005. The TSB was for a reflash for the PCM to the latest calibrations...
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