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1987 Ford Aerostar 3.0L relay VIN: 1EMCA11U3H
ac not working on its own .diode was shorted .reading 12v at connector to diode harness but it must not have enough amperage .if i take out the relay and jump 2 of the wires in the harness the clutch will come on.what tests can i make to the harness that will ...
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L clutch pedal VIN: 1FTCR10A8P
This truck has a problem of not releasing the clutch if you push the pedal all the way to the floor. If you push the clutch 75% to the floor, everything works fine, with no difficulty engaging the gears. If you push the pedal all the way to the floor, the clut...
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L spark & fuel VIN: 1FALP5247S
when the car came in it was not getting any spark or fuel pressure. we looked for loose wiring and found the plug on the back of the intergrated controller was not pluged in securly. after installing screw in connecting, this is when the fuel pump started runn...
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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 Taurus SE 3.0L steering VIN: 1FAFP52U9W
well this car came from some other shop regarding the hard steering it had.the other shop has already tried various things like they have installed 2 power steering pumps and two racks tenshioner and serpentine belt and pressure hose. after doing all that work...
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1999 Ford F-800 5.9L No Start VIN: 3FENF801XX
This truck came with a external coolant leak on head gasket after slight head resurface only! and gasket change, this sucker will not re-start. i have no scan tool conpatible with this vehicle, and very little info to properly diagnose, the only thing i can te...
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAFP3130Y
The oil dip stick breaks off about an inch from bottom of stick. Customer has replaced several times. Had dealership pull oil pan to find problem with no luck. Has anyone seen this problem? Thanks in advance.
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L readiness tests VIN: 1FTNX21L62
This 02 F350 SD 5.4 L 4x4 auto will not complete either "O2 heater" or "O2 sensor" readiness tests no matter how far/long it has been driven. Sensors are clearly operating normally (quickly). Does not activate a code either. Has been driven over a month and st... Trouble codes: P1000
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2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L power windows, radio, switched dome light VIN: 1FDAX57F42
NOW, MORE SO THAN EVERY NOW AND THEN, THIS WELL USED FIRST OUT TOW TRUCK ACTS UP. THE RADIO WILL GO OUT - WHICH ALSO NOW MEANS THAT THE POWER WINDOWS QUIT WORKING AND THE OVERHEAD DOME LIGHTS W/ SWITCHES DON'T WORK...DON'T MIND LOOSING THE RADIO BUT WINTER IS ...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Electronic VIN: IFMZU73K93
hello, i have a 2003 explorer, and problem im having is a harsh engagment, when shifting trans from reverse to drive or vise-versa. my experence with this problem is adjusting the low reverse band, ive done that isuzu, and gm auto transmissions for this concer...
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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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1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L No Start VIN: 1MELM62W2V
Been a member for about a month, answered many GM questions but this is my first question asked. During crank, there is no PCM communication untill fuel Pump prime is completed. Suspecting PCM, but also see CCRM in ckt as well I read of a shorted DPFE sensor ...
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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15N4J
Thanks for the posts. I wanted to wait a while to post the fix due to the number of times the vehicle came back for the first mechanic that worked on it. The in tank pump had a loose connection and was causing the booster pump on the rail to work excessivly,...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L alarm system VIN: 1FMDU32X1T
Thanks to Jim and Mike who responded, I took Jims advice and disconnected the hood sensor, the customer took the vehicle will see what happens. Thanks again, Paul at Powell Garage, Santa Barbara, California.
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L NO Start VIN: 1FALP6530T
sorry took so long no spark was crank sensor, but had other problems throttle body gasket vac leak, tp sensor,and #4 spark plug fouled, running great now
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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR14A8V
I believe the customers complaint is fixed. Turns out about a year ago, I put a timing belt on it and lined up the wrong marks for the oil pump drive, that shaft has the gear for the cam sensor, which is only used to sync. the injectors. Opps.. Truck does s...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Gem module
Hello Thank you Eric and Curtis, you guys answered my questions. It did have a bad GEM module like I expected, but I didn't know where the relay was so that I could verify the wiring to the module from the relay, and the relay itself. The relay is behind the ...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP52U9W
The responses I received all suggested replacing the IAC, that it was a frequently failing part in this application. A couple suggested cleaning the throttle body, and performing an idle re-learn. We installed a new IAC and it idles perfectly under all conditi...
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2002 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L cv axle VIN: 3FAFP37302
AFTER READING ALL THE REPLIES I DECIDED TO GET A NEW AXLE FROM FORD AND THAT TOOK CARE OF MY AXLE ISSUES
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L vacuum leak VIN: 1FTPX14564
We finally have this one out of the shop. Thanks for all of your replies that ranged from ETB's to VCT's. The weak compression numbers and 30,000 mile oil with a compromised filter led us to recommending a new truck or motor. In this economy the customer co...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21515
after talking to owner ,has allways changed his oil on time and uses ford synthetic & filter. after determinig that it was probably not an off timing problem. 1 rreply suggested that evap code,may play part ,so I pulled a wiring schmatic ,& no evap was fused... 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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2002 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L unknown VIN: 1LNHM82W22
Thanks for your help members. The cust didn't want to repalced IAC,but we cleaned throttle body and did fuel injection service to see if it helps. Thhanks again
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2002 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM82W22
Well, after a call to identifix and 3 replies saying put a coil in, I replaced the #5 coil. I have driven about 100 miles and so far so good. Thanks for your help. 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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