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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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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FTHX26F7S
Hello fellow techs, this is the boss man's truck and its puzzling us. Turning left or right we have a horrible growl only sometimes. The front tires start bouncing and it feels horrible when this happens. We have replaced tie rods, draglink, pump and have alig...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHW26FXV
Hello Everyone, Well we need help on this vehicle. We do very little diesel work here but have some experience with them. To start the vehicle was towed in, the customer replaced the cam sensor with one from Auto Zone, he also replaced the fuel filter. We fou... Trouble codes: P0344
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTZR15V9X
I have NO 4 Low by using the dash switch (YES I am putting the truck in neutral and brake on and NOT moving ) however have 2WD and 4WD HIGH and can switch between those two only using the dash switch. There are no codes in the GEM module I can "motor" the sh...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L trany VIN: 1FDWF37F21
Just want to see what you guys think out there. This truck belongs to a friend of mine. He recently had the transmission rebuilt at $3500. They said to him that this was an upgraded trany.67 days later it went on him again and they then charged him again anoth...
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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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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21515
these cam codes are coming up,but having bank 1 & 2 with open circuts? also any throttle after 1500 rpm's has a dead spot in throttle,all the time,if you floor it it responds well,+ gas mileage is down. Trouble codes: P0010 (intake cam position act/infoint.cam pos.actuator circut open), P0020 (same as above but bank 2), P0579 (cruise multi-funtion a circut range)
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM87A41
hello again-this vehicle has dual climate control - the customer states that while driving the passenger side will start blowing warm air even when the temp setting is at 65 degrees-the drivers side stays ok--when u shut the vehicle off and then turn the clima...
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L brake system VIN: 1LNHM86S12
the customer complains about a soft brake pedal(it feels like low vacuum or it takes a couple of pumps to build sufficent pedal), so we checked the brakes and they were fine. customer wanted to try a new master cylinder we put it on and bled the whole system, ...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L engine VIN: 1FTEF14N3R
Went ahead and swapped motors. Swapped intakes and distributors. Used 88 firing order, which are different. Runs great. Thanks for the help.
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR10V1X
Thanks to all who took the time to read and especially those who took the time to respond. Most everyone focused on fuel , and or the driver. 12 MPG is not normal , especially considering he got 17mpg before. Unfortunately the issue with the Baro reading goes ...
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP34P7Y
Based on replies, focused again on vacuum leak. RERAN SMOKE TEST ON THE INTAKE MANIFLD LOOKING FOR VACUUM LEAK AGAIN. FOUND VACUUM LEAK AT THE EGR VALVE AND ALSO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD RUNNER. DIRECTED CARBURETOR CLEANER IN AREA OF BOTH AND AT FIRST DIDN'T NOTI... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FAFP73W21
Thanks for all your replies. It turns out that someone had installed some used converters and they were bad. The one with the side mirroring o2 sensors was burned out. The other side was partially clogged.I thank each and every one of you. all the feedback was...
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU02122
Lots of lessons learned on this one... Thanks for everones help both through the help request and online chat - got my a** kicked a little on this one - but like i said learned alot so not all is lost. Fist despite my protests, and lots of time wasted on diag...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L message center VIN: 1FMDV75E82
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THAT REPLIED SO QUICKLY TO OUR REQUEST, MOST ALL SUGGESTED SWITCHES AND A COUPLE EVEN PICKED THE CORRECT DOOR.LEARNED A LESSON THAT EVEN WHEN SCANNER SAYS A PART IS WORKING IT MAY NOT BE DOING THE JOB RIGHT. THANK'S AGAIN
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L poping in air filter VIN: 1FTWW33P04
Thanks for all the replies most of them where very good advise. The customer has not given the ok as of yet to tear down any further. Looks like we wont be repairing. THanks again for your time and help.
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2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L Rear stop lights VIN: 1FAFP33324
Thank you to all that replied. Some responses were more helpful than others. We are going to have the new Ford GEM module falshed. As of yet we haven't got the car back to preform this service. All roads lead back to the GEM module. Thanks again for the hel...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L26
Found the problem, it appears that the either the lifter malfunctioned and broke the #8 exhaust valve spring or the valve spring broke and caused the lifter to malfunction, ordered a lifter and a valve spring I'll put it back together tomorrow and see how it r... Trouble codes: P0352, P0353, P0354, P0357, P0358.
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNFM97V4W
Located four pin plug connection of theft deterrent transceiver that had one of pin wires only held together by one strand of wire; repair; excellent
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