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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Heater Core, Radiator VIN: 1FTDX18W7V
The heater core was leaking in this at 77K so we replaced it. The radiator was leaking at 80K so we replaced it. It was a wrecked truck so we thought maybe it was getting flexed. The radiator lasted until 130K and it was leaking at the tank again. Put on in, i...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
Hey guys, just to start off I am an import tech. However I just completed a lot of work on 1998 Ford Taurus Sedan 3.0 L. I test drove the vehicle before inspecting it, the vehicle had many noises i.e. strut knock/thump, bang sound in the front, major brake pul...
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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L power steering VIN: 2FAFP7W8X1
Vehicle came in with lumpy steering and no return to straight ahead. Resivouir over full. flushed the system and steering was about 80% but still no return, no noise , no leaks. Fluid flow return to resivour. Replaced pump and NO power assist with or without E...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5247X
This vehicle as well as a 1999 Ford Explorer comes back approx every 6 to 8 months with a P401 code when itest sensors on both of these vehicles i always have reference voltage shorted to the signal wire the pressure hoses are allways attached and there is no ... Trouble codes: P0401
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP34P7Y
Vehicle was brought with idle problem. Will initally idle ok and then starts to idle rough and will eventually stall. Fuel pressure is 45psi - 52 psi. At idle short term fuel trim bank 1 is 42% if you bring off idle and up to about 2500 rpm, fuel trim goes to ... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17LX1
I was looking for some inpput on a melting ignition coil. I have a 01 F150 that only cylinder # 5 ignition coil will start melting after 20 miles. We have replace the coil & plug twice so far. After replacement the vehicle runs fine. There are no other missfir... Trouble codes: P0305 (cylinder 5 missfire)
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2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAFP44461
Dies while driving looses fuel pressure, bypassed driver module and hot shotted fuel pump - still does same thing - by the monitor fuel pressure regulator sensor is working
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP55U81
vehicle dropped off customer states that vehicle started to run rough while driving down the road and has no power Vehicle has no power under accel heavy black smoke pulled plugs all plugs black check cam and crank sensors good fuel pressure 55psi check back p...
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2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDAW56F12
Got this truck in for a low power complaint.driver said sometimes it is very slow to get up to speed and some times it stalls .I checked for codes and found a p1670 feed back signal code in history.I cleared code and hooked up ford ngs scan tool and went for a...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU63K34
Hello All, I am searching for diag info for this P0506 code. Alldata has nothing for this vehicle with the electronic throttle body/integrated IAC. Engine has no Idle control under load, cold start, starts and stalls cold just like a mechanical system. I woul... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle air control system lower than expected)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L vacuum leak VIN: 1FTPX14564
This vehicle came in with a plethora of adverse conditions. It was towed in due to an alternator failure. Customer said he put a charge on the battery but the vehicle woudn't idle and would die. I charged the battery and replaced the alternator and was able to...
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2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L no gears VIN: 2FMZA57644
customer came in for maintenance flush on trans. road tested prior no shifting problems. we performed transmission flush using pf5 tran machine and chemical kit. we used mercon v fluid as required. 3 days later customer states she was driving when all of sudde...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L26
truck came in shop with multiple codes po352,353,354,357, and 358. ran pinpoint tests and all tests were good. did compression check all cyl. were 190-200 except for #8 which is 0. truck had no symptoms and did not let customer know anything was wrong. custome... Trouble codes: P0352, P0353, P0354, P0357, P0358
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
Well customer elected to live with it. I think it HAS to be in the valve body or accumulators. They disclosed the symptom has been present and largely unchanged for 3 years. They drive a lot, anything in the gear/clutch train would have given up the ghost ...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L altinator VIN: 1FTZR15V6X
First thanks for your time and all the replies. I did over look the batery light in the instroment cluster it wasnt coming on. removed the ic cluster and seen the conector pins wernt making good contact with the cluster. repaired and 14.7 volts charging. so i ...
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2002 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Engine V-10 VIN: 1FMNU41S82
I thank the wonderful techs at Iatn once again. I used this posting and response from the other techs to convince the customer that what I had recommended about staying with the same engine as it was designed for. After the owner saw all the responses from o...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L control mod VIN: 1FMZU73E72
Thank you all that replied. I rechecked all power and ground connections at the module. They were ok. I unplugged the module to reset it to see if that would reset the software. It did. 4x4 would work for a while and then start acting up again. I replaced the ...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L hydrolic fan VIN: 1LNHM87A72
THANK YOU TO ALL THAT REPLIED! WE PERFORMED THE ALL DATA TEST FOR PROPER RETURN PRESSURE (LOWER FLUID LEVEL IN RESEVIOUR TO 1/2 AND VERIFY FLOW BACK INTO THE RESEVIOUR). WE FOUND THE PROPER AMOUNT OF FLOW BACK INTO THE RESEVIOUR. ONCE WE COMPLETED THE TEST W...
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1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14292
I AM SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG I WANTED TO MAKE SURE ITS OK LIKE MUST OF YOU SAID I REPLACED THE SPARK PLUGS WITH MOTORCRAFT AND ALSO THE ECM PROBLEM SOLVED NO MORE CODES .THANKS ONE MORE TIME FOR TAKING OFF THE HOOK. Trouble codes: 352 (primary/secondary ig nition), 303 (missfire cyl no. 3).
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