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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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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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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
at first seemed to change moving harness (engine) took apart harness from coil to pcm load tested primary wires pcm to coil (good) has one new injector #3 new intake orings also changed pig tail on coil test dive feels like secondary ign. Trouble codes: 303 (no 3 misfire), 304 (no 4 misfire)
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTN524L6Y
Thank you in advance for reading this. We have a 2000 E250 that misses on cylinder 3 all the time. Should be easy enough, not quite. First I swapped in a new coil, no change. Then I swapped cylinder 3 and 4 coils, and plugs, no change. Checked for vacuum leaks... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylindrer 3 misfire)
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L fuse # 10 20amp VIN: 1FDE3T53W0
ok guys need a little help,the van has a blown fuse for the parking lights and dash lights. i did find a pool of water in right front parking light lens. removed the water and replaced the lens, light, and socket. took van on a test drive and fuse blew after 5...
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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FDWE35L22
Hey techs, We have had this truck in the shop about 1 year ago, b/c it had a misfire on # 4 cylinder what we found is that the spark plug was somehow blown right out of the cyliner and in pieces and we put new plugs in it and one new coil and bracket on that c...
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU74E22
This truck will stall when comming to a stop and when trying to park. I have replaced plugs and wires. Fuel pressure is 65 psi. I did have a code for IAC malifuction {P1504} . Have replaced ICA and cleaned throttle plates and MAF sensor with no difference. The...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L noise VIN: 1FTPW145X6
hey guys quick help request, high mileage f150 develops a knock / tap noise in the driver side valve cover front area when warm. r&r cover shows nothing odd. anyone had any experience on these 3 v motors?
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTPW14536
This customer says he hears a noise like the 4WD engaging, and if he shifts into 4h, the sound will go away. Looking through the fixes, the other trucks had this issue at low speeds where this truck has the issue at higher speed. We replaced a front hub earl...
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2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMPU28A2Y
THIS TRUCK KEEPS SETTING CODE p0174 p0171. MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH KNOW GOOD ONE. YOU CAN DRIVE THIS TRUCK ON THE HIGHWAY FOR 2 HOURS AND NOT SET THIS CODE. DRIVE IT AROUND TOWN AND IT SETS 174 171 LEAN BANK 1 AND 2. THE INTAKE MANIFOLD WAS... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2002 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Digital Dash VIN: 4M2ZV14T62
Have tested all.Dash stays on when engine is off.Even remove key stays on.With key out you can cut turning signal on and dash starts to flash on and off. Have checked ign switch,light control module,turning signal switch,and all relays.Can remove relays and da...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHW26FXV
Thanks everyone for your help. Well we checked fuel pressure again and it was too low so we removed the mechanical pump and the shaft was broken / slightly bent. We replaced the pump and the heater element. Double checked the oil in the front sump like many... Trouble codes: P0344.
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L no second gear VIN: 1FTHX26F0V
Learned about these transmissions with thanks to the reply's from you guys. Lane had the same thoughts i did with the intermediate sprag. Very fine chatter marks on it and would catch and release once and a while. Replaced the Direct drum, sprag and race an...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Heater Core, Radiator VIN: 1FTDX18W7V
Thanks to all of you who have responded. You guys are great. We are getting the truck back in later this week but I did talk to another mechanic who at one point checked the truck and didn't know what the voltage level allowance in the coolant should be. He sa...
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2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU92154
THANKS FOR THE HELP. THE REPLIES I GOT WERE FOR CHECK MAF, SWAP COILS, CHECK FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR AND CHECK TIMING. ALL OF THIS WAS DONE BUT SOME OF IT WASN'T POSTED. WHEN IT COMES TIME TO POST A REQUEST- ITS HARD TO RECALL EVERY THING THAT WAS DONE UP T... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 miss), P0306 (cyl 6 miss).
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU63K34
Hello All, Thanks for the responses. I did recieve some diag info from Josh and Conrad, that's exactly what I was looking for. Although it helped I have to admit I am a little humbled today. I had checked for buildup in the ETC before I posted and for whatev... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle air control system lower than expected).
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM87A41
WELL I HAD AT LEAST 7 REPLIES-AND 99 % SAID LOOK INTO THE ELECTRONIC HEATER CONTROL VALVE-SURE ENOUGH THE MOTOR THAT RAN THE PASSENGER SIDE CLIMATE CONTROL WOULD STOP WORKING-SURE WAS A PAIN TO GET TO THOUGH-THANX FOR THE HELP-BRIAN
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L lights/inst. lights VIN: 1ZWFT61L8X
Some vehicles equipped with a V6 engine may exhibit a flickering condition of the headlamp, instrument cluster, radio, and interior lights during engine start-up and may continue during the first several minutes of engine idle. After several minutes, the flick...
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