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1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: Y4TLA88515
truck is hard to start cold,it cranks,starts stalls out,if you keep cutting key on off it starts up ,then stalls,the more you do this the better it gets after about 10 starts it runs fine all day cranks good starts every time.after 5 minutes of driving codes p... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1995 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 3FALP66L9S
car came in as died while driving,crank but no start.found fuse under hood blown.checked circuit with ampmeter reading about 7 amps.installed new fuse test drove 5 miles no problems.released to owner short time later fuse blew again.we wiggled cycled and drove...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L starter VIN: 1FALP6531T
this car had sat for almost 9 months customer attempted to replace water pump. car would not start. found cams were not in time reset timing belt and car started. was getting clicking from turn signal flasher when key was on or engine running but lights worked...
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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FALP47V0V
Hey guys I got a 97 cobra that I'm pulling my hair out on. The vehicle came in for vibration under load, diagnosed as two broken motor mounts and one transmission mount. Repaired and verified before I returned vehicle to customer. Customer came back less then ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTYR14U7W
Well IATN, Here's another mess i got myself into. I bought this 98 Ranger because it just runs full boat rich. The O2 sensors are maxed out at.93 and .96 I checked the fuel inj ms and its 3.7 at idle. Funny thing, the short and long term fuel trims don't move ...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP52U9W
Abruptly this Taurus started a rolling idle always when cold, intermittently when warmed up. When first started it will die if you don't keep it running. We have inspected and cleaned the MAF elements, and monitored MAF voltage and grams/sec., MAF is reading w...
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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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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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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L rear power window VIN: 1FMZU77E81
well my boss bought this sportrac for winter and im workin the bugs out of it. the rear window originally would work,vent,auto down,but when you roll it up it gets to the top and would auto right back down. now the owner ordered the switch,i put it in no chang...
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2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU17L41
Hey guys Had this 01 expedition towed into the shop with a no start. customer complaint was no start and no odometer.After the vehicle sits for 5 min the odometer will show the mileage but as soon as you try to start it the engine will spin over but will not r... Trouble codes: B2139, U1147, U1262, P1260
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L31
Between 15K and 26K This vehicle had 3 CMP's and Connectors replaced to fight a P0340 Loss of CMP signal. Went from 26K to 44K without much incident. At 44K PCM freaked out causing radical engine and instrument behavior. Replaced PCM all symptoms went away. 2 ... Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire Monitor Disabled Possible cmp pcm RFI)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21PX3
when truck sits over night , starts up and runs great .then just shuts off at the same time glow plug light comes on.then restarts or runs flat till it warms up . this goes on for about 2 to 5 min. Trouble codes: 2614 (2617 -), 2617
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L ride VIN: 1FMYU93115
hey guys: had a escape in the shop with tires on the front cupped out real bad, lack of rotation we found out later. customer was complaining about a vibration in the front. replaced tires with new ones and performed alignment. corrected toe wear angle. cust...
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2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTPX12535
We replaced a leaky EGR cooler on this truck, and now no more white smoke out the tail pipe. When you drive this vehicle it does not over heat. The only thing that worries us is that the vehicle is building a lot of pressure in the cooling system really fast. ...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU93195
Vehicle came in needing coil (P0301). Replaced #1 coil and all plugs. Still poor running with P0353 and P0354 codes. No primary voltage at coil 4 (can't reach #3 without pulling intake off again) Trouble codes: P0353 (ignition coil primary / secondary cyl 3), P0354 (ignition coil primary / secondary cyl 4)
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2008 Ford F250 6.4L Brake Actuator VIN: 1FTSJDHKY8
I bought a 2008 F250 that didn't come with the in dash trailer brake actuator. I was wondering if anybody has ever added the stock actuator on to a truck that didn't come with one. If you have, any problems that you had to overcome or was it an easy install. M...
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1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM6535S
Dear fellows i vave this 95 mistique towed to our shop,with no start condition.i collected as much info anout this car from the owner, brifely this car was overheating due to head gasket then all of sudden engine stop running,check for spark no spark.a back al...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heat VIN: 1FKE856GY5
THX EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP TURNED OUT THE HATER CORE WAS CLOGGED ENOUGH TO GO THROUGH BYPASS .REPLACED HEATER CORE BUT STILL ONLY HAD HEAT WHILE RUNNING THE CAR AT 2000 RPM. REPLACED WATER PUMP AND THERMOSTAT.STILL NO HEAT AT IDLE.ROMOVED THE WHOLE BYPASS SYST...
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L stuck in 1st gear VIN: 3FALP15PXV
Well thank you for all the replies, Indeed we found Pin #33 (not 34, empty pin) had no ground, traced wiring as far back as we could without removing the dash!, also checked ground around starter, found no problems, grounded pin #33 and vehicle works perfectly...
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L engine VIN: 3FALP15P3V
well i did not fix this told customer what was wrong and they were going to try and locate a computer themself and fix it. it was a special order computer. ok most replaies were to do with IAC valve or vacuum leak and throttle body coking but Robert from West...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 6.8L Engine VIN: 1FBSS31S9W
Out the front it is!! Once the front bumper, radiator support, radiator and condensor is out you can get right in there and get the intake off and set the sling chain. It is time consuming (about 20 hours) but not that stressful. Thanks for all the replies. Al...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5142X
Ok, so I guess this was simpler than I made it out to be. Originally, when we took out the fuel pump and gave it direct battery power, the fuel pump ran fine but what I overlooked was the little control modual that sits on top of the fuel pump assembly which w...
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER CAT CLEAN VIN: 1FTNE24L62
AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR YOUR HELP,THIS IS A FLEET VEHICLE AND WE DEAL WITH COMMOM ISSUES THAT ARE INHERENT TO THESE FORDS ...DUE TO THE MILEAGE AND CODES FOR MISSFIRES WE WENT FOR THE COILS AND PLUGS OR TUNE UP PARTS. 72K MILEAGE.. RIGHT AFTER SERVICE PERFORMED T... Trouble codes: P0303 (missfire), P0304 (missfire), P0306 (missfire), P0171 (lean b1), P0172 (rich bnk2), P0174 (lean bnk2).
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FTZR15E42
sorry for the delay but the cuttomer msde a appointment to bring the truck back for further testing,... you guessed it ,we haven't seen him since!! thanks for the replies anyway.
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2005 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L mode doors VIN: 1FAFP36N25
CUSTOMER DECLINED WORK AT THIS TIME . ADVISED HIM THAT I WOULD NEED TO REMOVE BOX TO FIND OUT WHY DOOR WONT MOVE . POSSIBLY PENCIL DOWN VENTS . MITCHELL TIME WAS 5.5 HRS. CHRIS WAS RIGHT IN THAT YOU MUST REPLACE BOX AS AN ASSEMBBLY . READILY AVAILABLE FROM ...
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2005 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L dem VIN: 1FMDK05145
Code b1889 low flow output from oil pump shuts down the system and turns the light on. This is a Volvo coupling system that is found in Ford and also Volvo. There is only one fill for this found on the pumpkin of the unit. Volvo fluid required. The Ford guys ...
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