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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15N4J
This truck came in for a no start. The pump in the tank was not operating. We installed a new one and it ran, but with low fuel pressure and the engine ran poorly. We put in a new pump on the frame rail and everything was fine. It came back a week later and t...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L engine VIN: 1FTEF14N3R
Customer has 2 trucks. 94 f150 302, and 88 f150 302. He wants to put the 94 motor in the 88 cause the motor is bad. I know theses are different firing orders. Most other things look the same. Has any body been there done that? Can we switch the computers or di...
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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L tach not functioning VIN: X6SUB12641
first of all thanks to all of you who bothered to read my help petition,i have 1995 ford explorer, customer complaint is that vehicle's tachometer is not functioning and transmission wont shift,we test drove vehicle and noticed transmission will shift when tac...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHW26F5T
truck came in with a no start,scanned system and pulled code-1668-pcm-idm no communication. truck would not perform buzz test. it did have battery voltage to idm and good ground. also, had continuity to pcm on ef curcuits. i then replaced idm. truck started up...
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1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP13P9W
This car has a bad idle vibration in gear.Give it a little throttle & its fine.All mounts look ok & the balancer looks ok.Just can't seem to put my finger on it.Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU62X2Y
My question is simply how do I know when the cam & crank sensor are synched when setting them up on a lab scope.
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1728Y
Customer started it up in the morning - ran fine to work and then just coming from work problem occurred(Misfiring; rough running; low power) so he drove it to my shop from there. I scanned it with a Snap-On MT2500 - Had Random cylinder misfires and all but nu... Trouble codes: P1000 (OBD II System Checks Incomplete), P0301 (Misfire Cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire Cylinder 2), P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3)
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, NO POWER VIN: 1FTWX33F41
help, this vehicle was towed in because of a sudden loss of power, and heavy white smoke from exhaust(while pulling heavy trailor). scan with modis shows no codes, injector buzz test ok, fuel pressure at 65 lbs. running, compression ranges from 350 - 400 lbs o...
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2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP38391
i need your help on my sister-in-law's 01 focus. a few times over the past 3 weeks she said it lost power, numerous lights came on on the dash, and it stalled once and restarted. i drove it for about 75 miles and finally experienced the problem today. it's def...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTWW32P7E
ok, here is what ive got. ford f-350 comes in on a hook. customer states that truck cranks but will not start. we diagnosed and found that truck had no base oil pressure. we R&r'd the high pressure oil pump and the ipr and icp. trucked started just fine and ra...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L blower VIN: 1FMFU16W43
customer complained about losing a/c from vents when accelerating and return upon letting off gas. i thought for sure i'd find a vac leak but i traced all the lines and find no leaks, i checked the vaccum box for cracks, none found. i can replicate the conditi...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNFM97V4W
-feeds and ground to fuel pump okay - ground to the FPDM is ok - the power feed on the blk/yel wire within spec even when i supplied a load to it,(headlight) - using this power feed from the module and the modules pulse width modulated ground i could also make...
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on, vacuum leak(?) VIN: 1MEFM55S42
Thanks for your help in advance. I've got a Mercury Sable 24 valve car with rich codes for bank 1 and 2 (PO172 and P0175). Codes appeared after another shop did a tune up which included removing the upper intake. Original complaint was for misfire codes and t... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank 1), P0175
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP58CXX
thanks for the replies. found bad v.s.s. using lab scope seen occassional glitch only between 5 and 7 mph. very odd because signal was allways good at all other speeds.
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L abs VIN: 2FTRF18W3Y
Thanks for all the great information everyone! Turn's out it was a clogged up toner ring with 2 missing teeth on the RF wheel. Thus causing false ABS activationl. Thanks again everyone.
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2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDWE35F4Y
sorry it took so long struggled with this one the problem took a week or more to reoccur finally the symptoms got worse the brake pedal got stiff and all the brakes started to hang up. replaced the master cylinder all is good now thanks for the help
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2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L compressor VIN: 1D46GY7777
Tested wiring harness to CCRM and found all wires have power. Changed CCRM and a/c works.
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2003 Ford E-350 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSS34F83
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED ,AFTER FURTHER TESTING I FOUND THAT #8 INJ WAS SHORTING OUT AND CAUSING THE NO START.I REPLACED THE INJECTOR AND HARNESS TO CURE THE NO START. Trouble codes: P0282, P1278 (cyl 8h- high to low side open).
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L air bag VIN: 1FTPX14525
Customer took the truck to the dealership they put in a new clock spring and air bag (driver side). scanner would comuincate after that and the only code that was in it was a code 19 (air bag high resistance). They could not tell him why it went off and For...
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1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W3T
well, this one is fixed. thanks for all of the responses. steven,dennis,darren,ted richard, ken,terry and tom hit it right on the head. I found the air susp. module and snipped the dk green with light green tracer and all is well! . the funny thing is , ju...
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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNFM91V8W
the reply did not help because we already knew the bags were ok-but we traced the problem to the control unit-replaced control unit and car has left-thanks for the help
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L cruise control VIN: 1LNHM87AX2
Hey guys. This vehicle is fixed. It was the clockspring. Excessive resistance was skewing the voltage drops that the pcm was looking for. Thanks to Eric for his input. I had never seen a clockspring affect cruise only. Thanks
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1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L blowing fuse VIN: 1MELM62W1S
this cr is fixed found the left upstream o2 was replaced by another shop and the harnes was not atached t bracket and over time had rubed the wires againts trans case cuasing the short that would blow fuse at random
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1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L alternator VIN: 1MELM53SBT
ONCE WE SURVEYED THIS HERE IS OUR STEP BY STEP.REMOVE SERP.BELT W/16MM GEAR WRENCH KIT.REMOVE RT FT WHEEL.REMOVE INNER SPLASH GUARD.REMOVE BRAKE LINE CLIP.REMOVE 3 UPPER STRUT PLATE NUTS.REMOVE BOTH RT CRADLE BOLTS LOWER SLOWLY.REMOVE RETAINER CLIP(PAIN IN A**...
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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Odor/Leak VIN: 2MELM75W1V
Thanks to everyone who replied. I appologize for not closing earlier but we just completed the vehicle today. The customer needed it back & just dropped it off again Wednesday. The leak turned out to be a very small hole in the filler neck leaking into the ...
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2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L headlights VIN: 1MEFM552X1
Hello All, I want to Thank the people who responded to my problem. If you remember the "check engine light" was on only in the AM and then would go out after driving for a bit or when you turned on the the parking lights. After reading some of the tips that we...
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2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L srs VIN: 2MEFM74W94
Hi, thanks to the good people here. It turns out that the bulk connector, which does have to be disconnected in the right hand foot well to change the heater core, was not fully engaged. After tightening the 10 mm head fully the communication with the SRS is ...
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