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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L All gears VIN: 1FMDU34X8S
Customer had no serious complaints with the transmission before service but was educated that transmission services extend life. After the service he took on a trip and occasionally it would make whining noise like slippage. Next day he's towing a trailer and ...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heat VIN: 1FKE856GY5
looking for some help from the ford techs out there.i have a 96 taurus that has no heat.blend door is working and flushed out the heater core.this car has been here every fall and we flush out the heater core and heat works.this year flushed core and flowed go...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Gem module
Hello I have a 1997 F-150 that doesn't go into 4wd, it has shift on the fly. The 4x4 light on the instrument cluster lights up when the key is turned on. I tapped on the shift motor but nothing. I checked codes and have a P1820 in the GEM module, current hard...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L wipers,windows,radio,cluster VIN: 1FMPU18L2X
Came in with no wipers,windows,radio,and the cluster has no mil or other lamps till engine is cranked, then cluster will light up, still no wipers,windows or radio. Under self test with solus, I get the drivers window will come down 3" by there self,and I get ...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTRZ15X3X
We have a headache in the shop today. Vehicle stalled on the road and towed into shop, customer concern was a crank, but no start. Vehicle cranks fine and fast. Checked spark and fuel injector pulse. We have no spark and injection pulse only for only two secon...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5142X
Hello all you Ford techs out there. So we have a 99 windstar and the car was towed in for a no start condition. The car has good spark but no fuel. Tested the relay. Removed the pump from the car and gave it direct power and the pump is working fine. The filte...
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP66L8X
Ltft1 -25% ltft2 25% at idle come off of idle goes to normal, cleaned maf sensor, PIDs look normal, O2 senors hooked up correctly. Checked for vac. leaks no leaks that i can find new intake gaskets (upper and lower). EGR fine, iac fine, o2 switching correctly,...
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P3Y
car came in for smog check, it failed the functinal test due to mil on with the p0171 code present. The emissions are perfect. we are in a basic area so we don't have to check for N0x. we just check the egr functional. at the beginning I thought it was a vaccu... Trouble codes: P0171
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2000 Ford KA 1.3L alternator VIN: WFOBXXWPRB
Hello everyone , can someone tell me how the alternator is removed on this KA, it looks like the engine needs to come out. Thanks Ron
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D63
vehicle came in with check engine light and code po505.checked power to iac and continuity, all good.suspected iac but you can remove iac from intake and it runs normally. there are 2 ports on intake,top one is a blocked hole and bottom is a through hole to in... Trouble codes: P0505
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2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1ZVFT80N55
This is a new customer, no history of car. It presented with an inoperable speedometer. The odometer works. We checked all fuses and hooked up our mt2500 scan tool. We get a " no communication " message even when we try to use generic setting. Pulled the pcm a...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 2FAFP71W35
Code will set after car is ran for a few hours. It doesn't always set a code, but usually before it does it will spark knock real bad. Acceleration doesn't seem to be quite as responsive as it should be on take off.Without any other codes or indications of oth... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2)
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2002 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM82W22
Hello: I got kind of a tough one here. So thanks for taking your time to help. The symptom is the car will loose the temp. guage after 20 - 30 min. of driving, then will shift erratically and hesitate or stall. One time it stalled and wouldn't restart for a co... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cyl 5 Missfire), U1073 (ELEC IPC Code Missing ECT Data), U1262 (ABS Code Communication Protocol Bus Fault), U1073 (ELEC IPC Code Missing ECT Data), U1262 (ABS Code Communication Protocol Bus Fault), U1059 (Communication Loss for Transmission)
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2002 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L unknown VIN: 1LNHM82W22
Customer hears a noise coming from the Engine compartment at light throttle between 20mph-35mph when cold. The noise usually last about 3sec-30sec. I did hear the noise in 2 different test drives and both times the noise lasted 2sec-5sec. To me the noise sound...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Transfercase VIN: 1FMPU1SL3X
I found a transfer case out of a Expedition at salvage yard that still had the sensor on. Found on the connector at transfer case,connector number c1019 wire colors on transfer case side are as follows pin 4 Green/blk,8 Gray/red,7 green,2 Blue,3 Green,6 Gray/r...
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4048Y
YUP...THANKS EVERYONE, IV RAN INTO A PROBLEM WITH A ECONOLINE VAN 4.2L WITH PLUGGED EGR PORTS THAT GET DISTRIBUTED TO ALL CYLINDERS. BUT IT GAVE A EGR LOW FLOW CODE NOT A CYL #1 MISSFIRE. ANY WAY YES THE PORTS WERE PLUGGED COMPLETLY EXCEPT CYLINDER #1.REMOVING... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 missfire).
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L cruse control VIN: 1FTPW145X4
THE CONSSOUL INTERLOCK SOL WAS THE FIX. WITH IATN AND ALL THE GOOD TEC OUT THERE MAKE ARE JOB A LITTLE BETTER THANKS ROBERT
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Shifting VIN: 1FTSW21536
Thanks for the replies! The thing that was throwing me off, was the description of the code. I was not associating actuator and solenoid as the same thing. Sometimes it just take a little thump on the head to see the light! Thanks for the thump! I did che...
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1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: IMEFM53U5X
Hey everyone out there that sent suggestions,went to the bone yard and got another cruise unit,that didn't fix it,checked the cruise release switch next to the brake light switch for the 10th time if you got brake pedal just right it wouldn't work new switch e...
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