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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Spark/ No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A0L
Before I begin, thanks in advance for your time and help! It's greatly appreciated!! My mechanic is bangin his head on this truck. He changed the engine with a used one. The original blew due to the oil pressure sending unit cracking, and blowing all of the o...
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1999 Ford MOTORHOME 6.8L speed sensor VIN: 3FCMF53S7X
hey ford techs i got a good one and need some help. i have this motorhome with a ford 450 stretched chassis 6.8l v10 w/4r100 tranny. the complaint is erratic shifts upon take off looked vehicle over initially found to have a bad vss and fluid wicking through s...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
Truck came to us on the hook. Stalls everytime you put it in gear. Thought first the lock up was on, but if I put it in four low and give it a bit of throttle I can drive vehicle although still stalls at idle. When in park or neutral on snap throttle vehicle g... Trouble codes: 1747 (743 -), 743 (750 -), 750 (755 -), 755 (testing and results)
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2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: IFTNE242IY
hello everyone. need some help on this headach. van was towed in. tried to start but wouldn't, just turning over. pushed it in the shop. was told it just shut off while idleing. checked fuel pressure, 40 psi. checked for spark. fine there. tried to start, and ... Trouble codes: P1100 (MAF Sensor Inter), P0232 (Fuel Pump Secondary Circuit High), P0302 (Cyl. 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl. 3 misfire)
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSX31F6Y
there is s hissing noise from the exhaust / turbo especially first start up and cold if you hold rpm at 1500 it will hiss like a clog in exhaust building up then releases. this happens over and over and engine rpm will drop when it happens.after it gets hot no...
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2424Y
Customer had a new termostat and radiator cap installed. We pressure test cooling system for leaks, none found. This truck is acting strange ways the symtons are check engine light on. I drive for about 5minute temperture needle steady and all of sudden shoot ... Trouble codes: P1285 (cylinder head overtemp sensed), P1299 (cylinder head ovretemp protected)
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21F21
Retrieved codes P1271 and P1275. Engine is definately misfiring. I followed pinpoint tests and have come down to IDM fault. I checked connector at valve cover and is little melted at glow plug terminal but checked resistance on circuit 555 and 559 to circuit 1... Trouble codes: P1271 (Injector high low open), P1275 (Injector high low open)
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E42
Thanks in advance for any help I can get on this one. Vehicle came into the shop from a Ford dealer needing a rebuilt engine (not currently running). Customer stated that vehicle did run fine before it started knocking and cam chain broke. Installed a Jasper r... Trouble codes: P0174
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2006 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 63ED842121
hi all and thanx for any help in advance, i have this 06 f450 with the diesel in it and it has set a code for the icp sensor. i was able to look at the data and it reads 0 volts all the time. i found the location and it is under the up exhaust pipe to the turb...
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2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L engine? VIN: 5LMEU78H13
when this suv is started the first time in the morning you will hear a clunk somewhere under the hood.It will only do it the first start.It almost sounds like a electric cooling fan with a loose blade on it .I hope some of the Lincoln techs have run into this ...
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1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L starter VIN: 4M2DV11WOS
Starter has twelve volts from battery. No voltage to solenoid from key. Starter relay clicking,snap-on vantage shows starter on while key in cranking position,and vehicle in park shown on snap-on tester. Does not seem to have any type of security system. Thank...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 2.3L proportioning valve VIN: 1FABP64T6J
I don't know how this will help anyone, but the fix is that the customer had a parts car that he didn't tell me about until a lot of time was spent looking. I guess with the price of scrap metal so high the salvage yards aren't hanging unto these old cars. A...
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1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L speedometer VIN: 1FAFP54N2W
THIS VEHICLE DOES NOT USE A VSS. IT GETS A SIGNAL FROM THE ABS MODULE. IT IS VERY TIGHT UNDER THE HOOD AND MORE WORK TO PULL THE HARNESS TO FIND THE BREAK THAN TO RUN A NEW WIRE, SO I RAN A NEW WIRE FROM THE ABS MODULE TO CRUISE MODULE, PCM & INSTRUMENT CLUSTE...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Smokes VIN: 1FMRU18W1W
Well, after thinking about this all week-end I have decided to take the advice of several who wrote and send this one down the road. I discussed with the owner, at length, the possibility of finding more or different damages once this thing is torn down. Since...
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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Misfire VIN: IFAFP34P42
thank you guys this car is fixed and it was a loose connection between the the coil and pcm at under the hood. car runs great. Trouble codes: P0302, P0303.
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MFRU15W53
sorry guys, customer took vehicle and was suppose to make arrangements to leave vehicle more than one day.havent seen or heard from since. everyone kept directing me to pcv system, but i already had been over all that. this was a problem that was going to take... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTNW20P54
I was able to verify egr cooler was leaking by removing egr valve, jacking up rear of vehicle, pressure testing cooling system and inspecting for coolant in egr passage. Thank you Brian and Craig for that test information. I replaced the egr cooler. I did remo...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L fuel tank wont fill VIN: 1FTPW14564
Hello fellow IATN members and thank you for all of the great replys , the fix turned out to be a stuck gas tank neck one way flow valve on the top of the gas tank was jamming up freed it up and the problem is (could not fill tank) and the check engine light h... Trouble codes: P1450.
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2004 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L not cold VIN: 1FBSS31L84
thanks to all that help. cutomer did not want to pay any more diag time your replays were very good ideas that i think would have fixed this vehicle but money was an issue in this custumers mind thanks for your time hope & can return the favor soon
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2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L abs VIN: 1FTRW14WX5
Customer always dropped it off at knight for us in the morning. We would drive it a couple miles and could not get it to act up. Finally found after driving 10 miles on the freeway the front differential was locking up. Put vehicle on rack and found differenti...
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1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L AC Contol module VIN: 1LNM82MOPY
All replies confirmed what I had suspected, that the control unit is the issue. As the AC does work, except all discharge is though the defrost vents and the cost of repair is high (dealer $500.00 plus), the owner, my daughter, has decided not to repair the ve...
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