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1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L trip meter VIN: 2FACP74W3N
this is one of our best costumers they are over 80 years old and take excellent care of their car. the other day after we changed their oil (of coarse) there milage meter and there trip meter quit working but the speedometer needle still works. this car doesnt...
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Starter flywheel VIN: 1FTDR15X3P
The owner had a no crank . After his friends replaced the starter motor they noticed a loud grinding at the starter after the engine started running . They then replaced the solenoid on the fender and alternator . We replaced the flywheel since the front flat ...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU35PZW
MIL lite comes on just after readiness monitors are reset, and is on steady. Alway are the same 2 codes. These 2 codes return simultaneously every time, is why we did not condem oxygen sensors. Trouble codes: P0133, P0153
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L compressor not engaging VIN: 3FAKP1135W
ac freon full, new high and low side, preasure switches.. ac wiil work only when high side preasure switch unpluged..
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E5Y
vehicle runs rough in reverse only.has p1409 code the egr valve opens while opening the throttle in reverse only.so when you let off it will stumble and misfire.i used a noid lite on vacuum solenoid it lights when you crack throttlle in reverse which then open... Trouble codes: P1409
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2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L will not shut off! VIN: 1FMYU93184
this 03 escape will not shut off!!! i tried disconnecting the igntion switch, and it still kept running. i had to pull the pcm power relay to get it to shut off. i checked some connections under the battery and at the left kick panel as per a tsb, and could no...
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU93143
This vehicle came in with the check engine light on and a code p0457. After smoke testing the vehicle, the vapor canister was replaced along with a new vent solenoid and gas cap. The vehicle returned two weeks later with the same code. Smoke tested the vehicle... Trouble codes: P0457 (evap leak/ gas cap loose)
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Eng. DTC lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D23
Found this code relating to the intake manifold runner, its condition is said to be "Stuck open". ( re: P2004 code ) Any ideas. I can't seem to find P-codes that go past 1900 in my database. One person said that it's a switch that causes this. What switch? Wha...
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2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L trans oil VIN: 2FMZA56493
Hello everyone,I have a 2003 windstar here and it came in with strawberry milk.I flushed it and installed a remote cooler thinking that maybe antifreeze could be getting in there.Gave back to the customer and a few hours later the strawberry milk was back.Ther...
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45M54
Hello fellow Techs. I have a fleet passenger bus (E450SD) with a 5.4 CNG V8 that is giving me a headache. It came in with a P2195 code originally. Observing O2 switching when cold, seemed a little lazy so replaced B1S1 HO2S. Cleared codes, test drove after coo... Trouble codes: P2195 (B1S1 Signal Biased/Stuck Lean)
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2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U76
We have a 2006 Taurus throwing a Cam sensor code. Put in new synchro & sensor from Ford. Tested wires from sensor to computer. Lab scope it looks good. Clear codes, & it will reset within 3 start ups. Tried disconnecting DPFE, no help. it is 100% lined up ...
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L kills battery in a week VIN: 5LMFU28R64
Hello, We have an 04 lincoln navigator that kills a battery in about a week. We've tested the charging system,tested the battery, replaced it, charged it and checked for battery drain more than once. The drain after all the modules go to sleep is 50mA(high si...
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1992 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1FACP5344N
OK, successfully fixed the flare. A flare is just a momentary neutral period between gears. For example, my 2-3 flare means that second gear turns off before third gear turns on and there is a moment between where its in neutral. Since the intermediate ...
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10X3P
yes this truck is fixed. customer has been driving it for a wee k now .called him today and he said it runs great.the problem was the pcm.after calling all over the usa found one in a small yard not far from town . most replies were power and grounds that i ch... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFMDU35POV
Hey all... First off thanks to everyone that replied. Got a bunch of possible fixes. I got two different people saying that the alternator can cause some erroneous codes...Checked that, not the problem. When i changed the cam shaft position sensor i did not se... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSX31F6Y
thanks for all your replies. turns out this is normal operation cold. stops at 170 degrees. thanks agian.
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21F21
Well I went after what most of you said and that was to replace the valve cover gasket and under cover harness. The harness was partially unplugged and also I had a glow plug that was in 2 pieces. Replaced cover gasket, glow plug and harness to repair. Thats a... Trouble codes: P1271 (Injector high low open), P1275 (Injector high low open).
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF17262
CUSTOMER TOOK TRUCK TO FORD DEALER. I STILL FEEL MAF WAS AT FAULT. IT READ A LITTLE HIGHER THAN ALL INFORMATION SPECIFIED. AT ONE TIME IT WAS 6.8GMS/SEC WITH A HARSH PATTERN ON THE SCOPE. INJECTOR PW WAS UP TO 7MS AT SOME TIMES. EVAP, OIL, VAC LEAKS, FUEL PRE... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank1), P0175 (rich bank 2).
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L no power VIN: 1FTSW31P23
Well the relearning procedure worked great thanks for the heads up on that, something you would expect ford to mention when they reflash to the latest mod. We had more boost than ever just before the turbo locked up. Apparently the dragging turban exacerbated ...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L driveline/tcase VIN: 1FTPW14514
WELL THIS ONE IS FIXED. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO HELP OUT. THE MAIN PROBLEM WAS INDEED THE PLANITARY GEAR SET, REMOVED PAN FOUND LOTS OF METAL FRAGMENTS THAT ALONE WAS ENOUGH TO CONDEM TRANNY. ONCE THE TRANNY WAS DISASSEMBLED THE PROBL...
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2006 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 63ED842121
hello all and first thanx for all the help. this site rocks. the icp sensor was indeed bad on this truck and it was also leaking oil. this was the other concern that the truck was in for. so we have fixed two problems with one part. some said change the sensor...
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