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1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Wont pass e-check VIN: 1FMCU14T5J
This truck won`t pass E-check because of the nox. The odd part of it is that there is no egr system on it. I always thought that nox. was the only reason for the egr system. This truck always passed before and has not been altered.
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1992 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L radiator VIN: 1FTFE24YDN
vehicle has ballooned the radiator enough to allow top tank gasket to leak ,never overheats,or loses colant untill gasket leaks has had 3-new radiators ,cap has been replaced , last time with a 7-psi cap , engine came with a melt tab on head, still ok,engine n...
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKF37H2P
Help!!! lol. Engine seems like it has a fuel problem. If I instantly go to WOT, it cuts out and almost shuts down. If I slowly give it gas its fine up to about .25% and then it does the same thing. Fuel pressure goes to about 38psi, fire is at the plugs and TP...
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1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L electric window VIN: 1FMCU24X8S
intermitally the electric windows will not roll up and down,at the same time the 4x4 light will be flashing on the dash. If light not flashing the windows will work. I replaced gem module with a used one and that seemed to make no difference. Before I order a ...
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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L abs hydraulic control VIN: 1FDKE30G7S
Bus (converted E350) came in with complaint of erratic ABS lamp. after road test retrieved c1206 and c1202 (inlet valve circuit fault/ rear dump / outlet valve circuit fault) Static resistance check of these circuits at the HCU showed open circuits... (BAD HC...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L dim head lights VIN: 1FMDU34X1T
customer says the right side head light went out on dim 1st then left side went out. i have no power on dim of either side i've checked head light switch and replaced dimmer switch. i have no wiring diagrams to go by and not sure if this veh. has day tme runni...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L right front door glass VIN: 1FMRU17LXX
Right front window glass binds when lowered all the way. It will not move after going into bottom position. The only way to get it out of bottom position is to tap motor/regulator with a hammer or to loosen the motor mounting screws. When the screws are remove...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR10V1X
Hi after tune up , and cylinder head job the customer is still complaining of poor fuel mileage. 12 miles per gallon . Used to be 17mpg. According to customer it dropped suddenly. No codes are present all scan values are normal except for the baro reading is a...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP653XX
This car came in stalling. Found code p0340 camshaft position sensor malfunction. I replaced can sensor and check wiring looked ok. There was a TSB about changing oil and using a Motorcraft oil filter. That made no difference. Car is still stalling and setting... Trouble codes: P0340
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L altinator VIN: 1FTZR15V6X
customer brought to me after replacing batery and altinator. I had to replace the belt and tentioner due to the squealing noise it made. test all the powers and grounds and connectors all in good shape. this altinator doesnt make one amp. told customer to retu...
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2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5CMEU88H84
code p0107 and 109 keep returning - cannot find if this has a seperate sensor of if its built into pcm - mitchell has been no help - anyone ran into this before - mitchell shows 3 diff systems how do you know which one you have Trouble codes: P0107, P0109
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1982 Ford Mustang 5.0L and Barckets VIN: 1FABP12H8C
Thank you for all the replies. Here it goes. 1982 - 1992 Crown Vic's with a 5.8L have a two belt serpentine system. If you want a/c , both belts will be needed and the smog pump can be deleted. If you want to race, just the driver side of the system would be u...
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1986 Ford F-250 6.9L engine
Thanks for all the great replies. I have ordered an adapter for my cylinder leak tester that will fit my engine. As I said, this is my personal truck, so when I get some time, I'll pull the valve covers to see if anything it broken, and do a leak test. Agai...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34E4V
This vehicle is fixed. The drive gear in the transfercase was the culprit. There was so much vairience in the gear that ecm would think that the vehicle was either slowing or speeding up. Since it controlled shifting and timing, it would cut out and try to shi... Trouble codes: P0503 (Poor VSS performance), P1500 (Intermittent input from speed sensor).
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1761W
Ended up disconnecting the battery for over 10 minutes, on test drive made several wide open throttle accelerations. Baro releared at about 148. adaptive memories settled in at about +12 to + 15. Gave vehicle back to customer, will wait and see what happens. Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1), P0174 (fuel system lean bank 2).
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1997 Ford F-250 7.5L transmission VIN: IFTHX26GOV
Customer decided to not fix truck at this time.Found overdrive wire pinched in column as several replies had suggested,Unpinching wire did not fix.Several other replies went right back to torque converter being stuck/locked up which i would say is the problem....
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L timing belt VIN: 1FTYR10CXX
OK here goes Thanks to all that replied - I will store away the fuel pressure specification 44psi its not listed in Mitchell - my logic on the 360 turn is it takes two full revolutions to bring the timing marks back in line so 1 turn would be 180 on the cam? I...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L wiring VIN: 1FMZU73W92
I wanna say thanks to all that replied,..all were very good suggestions,..which I will use on my personal vehicles when they go into storage. The only problem is that I very rarely get to see this vehicle,.the Sheriff is bad at getting this truck in.So, alot o...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX31P46
THIS TRUCK HAS BEEN FIXED BY THE DEALER, UNFORTUNATLY, AFTER I FOUND THE 50AMP FUSE I CHECKED CAM AND CRANK SENSOR, ALL CHECKED OUT OK. I DETERMINED IT MUST BE THE PCM. DEALER PROGRAMED AND THEN IT RAN BUT WOULD INTERMITANLY STALL, TOTALLY CUT OUT, THE CODE WA... Trouble codes: P2618.
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air suspension system VIN: 5L1FU27R74
Well guys I looked into all the suggestions that were given but unfortunately all connectors and relays etc. checked out OK. Thanks for the help but I am sad to say the vehicle changed hands and we were unable to continue with the repair.
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