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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTDF15N5L
Thanks in advance. I had this trk. come in on a hook. The customer said that it started to run rough then stall. It did this several times & then it would not restart. I first noticed that It had no spark. I replaced the TFI module & trk. started fine but had ...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L NO Start VIN: 1FALP6530T
do not have break out box or other ford test equipment. was wandering about ignition ground. where to check and any other ideas why no spark
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Compression VIN: 1FMZU34E5W
Vehicle towed in...no start. No fuel pressure. Bad fuel pump. After replacing fuel pump engine still did not start.( but I now have 40 psi of fuel pressure ) Spark plugs are soaked with gas. ( origional spark plugs ) Replace spark plugs with no luck. Took a co...
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Transfercase VIN: 1FMPU1SL3X
have replaced transfer case speed sensors... I Think I got some of the wires wrong I can't find the wire schmatic for the sensors. These would be the wires for the sensors where thay go into the connector. Have looked in alldata Mitchell and had a schmatic fax...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, smoke VIN: 1FDWX37F3X
I have to ask for help on this one. This truck smokes heavy on start up in the morning. It continues to smoke after warm up but just not as heavy. If sitting at a stop light and then when you go to take off, it will be heavy for a little bit and then taper off...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR10V6Y
Hello All, Vehicle towed in as no start. Found vehicle cranking, no fuel, no spark, no comm with PCM, no "check engine" light and anti-theft light flashing fast. Checked codes found PATS with U1262 comm error with PCM. Checked info display on PATS found: m-key... Trouble codes: U1262 (Missing SCP message)
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Clutch VIN: 1FTZX17281
Truck came in with clutch pedal dropping to the floor with no clutch release. The clutch fluid was full and customer had not added any fluid. We bled the clutch and pedal returned completely and was working fine. This lasted a couple of days and problem return...
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2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L cv axle VIN: 3FAFP37302
this vehcile came in for a vibration found the center bearing was roaring, replaced the whole axle and now after a few miles of driving the axle comes out of the transmission -but- the center bearing stays in its bracket. this has happened twice both axle were...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L crankshaft VIN: 1FTNX21P83
I have this 03 Ford with 6.0 Powerstroke. This truck has the thrust main bearing worn almost into and heavily grooved. There doesn't appear to be any other wear in the rod and mains. The thing i'm wondering is, this transmission was rebuilt about 6 months prio...
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2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXW46P93
Fuel liter replaced,car is at Ford dealer,they state it needs one ,possible more injectors.We sent it there because we thought it was still under emissions warranty.Dealer says it has no warranty.What is warranty coverage for this engine and emissions coverage... Trouble codes: P0272, P2285
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2004 Ford f650 5.9L trans shifter
I have a customer that has an F650 tow truck with and allison 2000 series. His complaint is that the shifter is loose. This truck has the park position. Shifter is mounted on the column. Has anybody experienced this? What parts are required to fix this? How lo...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTSX21R48
MORE INFO: First time posting,thanks to all who would take the time for some insight on this. This is for all the Ford diesel techs.This is a family members truck.They have had this to the dealer 8 times and can't fix it. The problem is every time he takes the... Trouble codes: P0001 (fuel volume regulator circuit/open), P0087 (fuel rail/systempressure-too low)
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L unknown VIN: 1LNHM86S03
Car came in with a concern of the car suddenly pulling right almost causing the car to go in the ditch. Checked front and rear suspesion for loose or damaged components, all ok. during road test car seemed to wander and the back end seems loose. Performed a wh...
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1996 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L No Start
Vehicle came in for no start,fuel pressure 43 psi,good spark. Injector pulse seems very weak. If sprayed with throttle body cleaner van will start and continue to run. Coolant temp. sensor was changed due to being out of range.
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Wont pass e-check VIN: 1FMCU14T5J
Hi folks, I will have to close this post without a fix because the customer has not gotten back with me to fix it. The general concensus is the cat has gotten weak. I think that this is true. I did check all of the basics like timing and engine temp and they s...
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1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L rear window defogger VIN: 3FAFP15PXR
Well, sometimes you get to the point where you can't see the forest through the trees - and that's where I was. Thanks to the quick replies and nearly all of you hit it on the head, and I realized I should have thought of it myself. The wiring in the harness t...
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1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X5X
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply to me. While in the process of reinstalling the original MAF I heard a clunk from the air filter area which turned out to be the plastic cone at the front of a recently replaced filter. I think this cone was gettin... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system too lean), P0172 (Bank 1 system too rich), P0174 (Bank 2 system too lean), P0175 (Bank 2 system too rich).
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTNF24L4V
WELL HERE'S HOW IT WENT. WE TRYED HOSES (NO FIX),WE DID NOT REALY WANT TO GO AND BUY MOTORCRAFT PADS JUST IN CASE IT WOULD NOT FIX ANYTHING AND FORD WOULD NOT TAKE THEM BACK SO WE PUT ON NAPA TRUE STOP PADS WHICH I THINK ARE THEIR CHEAPEST PAD AND THAT CHANGED...
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1720Y
Cylinder 5 misfire kept returning ,no other codes came back,rechecked compressions 135 on 5,chemical checked for head gasket proplem or cracked head or block AOK.Did a leak down test that confirmed a mechanical problem with exhaust valve.Customer declined cyli... Trouble codes: P0302, P0303, P0305, P0171.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU73E42
CATS, CATS, CATS...This Ford had the upstream cats break up and plug the downstream cat. Had no idea that this was the cause since I had never seen this truck run (came in with blown motor)and it did run for awhile after I installed the rebuilt engine. Appar...
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2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L no gears VIN: 2FMZA57644
THSNK YOU FOR ALL THE REPLIES. WE RECEIVED 19 REPLIES, 17 OF WHICH MENTIONED PROBLEM WITH STRIPPED TORQUE CONVERTER OR PUMP SHAFT. WWE REMOVED CONVERTER AND COULD VISIBLY SEE THAT SPLINES WERE STRIPPED. REPLACED CONVERTER, TRAND FILTER AND NEW MERCON V FLUI...
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2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Battery light flashes VIN: 2FTRF18W54
Well we think this one is fixed. We ended up putting an Alternator on(Motorcraft) - The diode ripple came way down. Connections were all checked & ok. So far, so good. Thanks guys for all the responses.
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L noise VIN: 1FTPW145X6
HEY GUYS, THANKS FOR THE HELP REPLIES. GOING ON A HUNCH I WANTED TO TRY SOMETHING BEFORE I TORE INTO THE ENGINE. KNOWING THIS HIGHMILEAGE ENGINE WAS EXPOSED TO SOME PRETTY LAX MAINT SCHEDULE, I DRAINED THE OIL AND FILTER, FILLED W FRESH OIL REPLACING 1 QT WITH...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L abs module VIN: 1LNFM97V7W
Hi everyone, Sorry for the delay in closing this request. Thanks to all those who replied with possible fixes. It turned out that even though my Snap-On scanner was showing all wheel speed sensors to be reading correctly and the same, one of the sensor rings o...
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1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Air delivery VIN: 2MELM75W7T
Well its not fixed yet, but i pulled the dash and found the heater/door damper was sheared right off where the the hinge was. I orderd up a new case.
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