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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX25F8S
Thanks to all.We have f250 that will shut of while driving.Customers original complaint is that trans shifting erratically and not shift at all sometimes,speedo worked erratically an O/D lite flashing.check codes P0500,p0344,p1663.Replaced vss in rear end hous... Trouble codes: P0500, P0344, P1663 (fdcs koeo)
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L water pump VIN: 1FALP6531T
We have an unusual problem with water pumps leaking on this Ford Contour every 5-7 months with an avg mileage of 7-10,000 miles. This problem has been a pain in our side since Dec of 2001. Totaling nine water pumps at our shop. Customer had a problem in July o...
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1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L Spider gears VIN: KNJLT05HXV
I have the transmission disassembled and am having problems finding spider gears. The dealer is telling me parts are no longer available through Ford. I am searching for used parts or new, but haven't found any yet. Does anyone know where spider gears can be l...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1729V
Vehicle came into our shop on 10/09/08 for smog test. Mil lamp was on and that is an automatic failure. Scanned system for trouble codes. Code PO174 in memory. Code set at 11 mph, 1254 rpm 180deg temp. Monitored emission data. LTFT BANK 1=3.9% LTFT BANK 2=10.9... Trouble codes: P0174
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Tachometer VIN: 1FMDU35P6V
Hello fellow techs. I have an Explorer with the tachometer inop. It does not work at all, just rests on the 0 peg. The crank sensor, cam sensor, and coils are all working properly (as far as i can tell, no check engine light, and car is running fine.) I have c...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L door locks VIN: 1FTWW33F32
this truck can in with the power door locks cycling by themselves when the drivers door is open. Other doors do not affect the locks only the drivers door. As soon as the door ajar switch indicates an open door the locks start locking and unlocking.I have trye...
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14U82
hello all ford techs need your help on this one...when you first start after its been sitting a while and you put in gear the theft light comes on and it starts to misfire and then stall... it occasionaly does it while driving.after it runs maybe 30 seconds it...
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2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L radio / charge indicator VIN: 1FAP33Z44W
Received vehicle as a no-start. Starter was bad, pysically damaged as if it never shut off after starting. Replaced starter, checked battery and alternator as I always do when a starting/charging system fails. Both tested ok. Upon test-drive after repairs, fou...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FTPX14596
This one is making me scratch my head... Battery goes dead after several hours. Instrument cluster inop. Tach, Speedo, Fuel Gauge do not function. Check engine light on, ABS light on as well as red Brake light. Yellow wrench(service req.) light on. Airbag ligh...
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1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L Security VIN: 1LNLM82W5T
Hi Guys, I'm a bit out of my league on this one as I mostly deal with vehicles with immobilizers and this one is pre-immobilizer but still getting a no-start due to security (I think). The battery in this car went dead and we replaced it. After we replaced it...
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1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Starting VIN: ILNLM8IW2T
Hello, This problem started when the car was being serviced and the battery went flat,and the alarm went off,since then there has been no start,it will crank over(the alarm has not gone off since),there is no pulse to the injectors or coil,i have put the code...
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2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L steering VIN: 5LMEU88H55
this vehicle has a steering shudder when turning all the way to the left...left only. it occurs in the last third of the travel. there is no binding of the steering only a shudder. does anyone know if there has been a problem with pressure hoses causing a puls...
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1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FABP74F6K
Finally got ok to tear off timing cover.Had jumped chain,& weak coil.Thanks to everybody that responded.
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FTJW35MOP
Thanks for all the help on this problem. I changed out the injector pump and this fixed the problem. I also changed the glow plugs at the owners request. Sorry for the long wait but I wanted to be sure it was fixed. Thanks again to you all for the help.
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1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: Y4TLA88515
THANKS TO EVERY BODY HAD LOTS OF PROBLEMS ON THIS ONE.TO START WITH THE PUMPS SHOWED 35LBS PRESURE,THE BACK PUMP WAS PUMPING GAS INTO FRONT TANK SO WHAT WE DID WAS CHECK PRESURE COLD 15LBS ON BOTH TANKS REPLACED FRONT TANK PUMP GOT 45LBS PRESURE NOW RUNS GREAT... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1999 Ford F-150 4.6L rear brakes VIN: 1FTNW21F21
I want to thank Richard (AL),Matt (ONT),Larry (NE), [...] (AK),David (NC),Wesam (TX).You guys were right on the money.Changed out the proportioning valve at the master cylinder and everything works great. Thanks to all that responded.
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P3Y
Hi, tank you very much for your help, after the fuel injectors replacement, the ltft stays below +24% and the stft stays at -2 to +2 % I know those reading are not acceptable, but I drve the car untill al;l; the monitors got ready with out setting up the p0171... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 3FAHP31302
Replaced OSS and all is well. Thanks for the help.
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU74E22
Canister purge valve was stuck open. Was able to see it open on the data stream. Monitor did not run long enought to set code or code was cleared before I worked on it. Truck came from auction. Thanks for the replies.
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L integrated wheel end actuator VIN: 1FMFU18LX3
After smoke testing,and repairing connections and resmoking,found slight leakage from left front actuator,replaced actuator and all is fine.
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2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXW46P93
Thanks for the info guys. We got the truck back from the dealer and got it back to our customer. Seems fine so far. They replaced #2 and #4 injectors then told us the next day that it wouldn't start. They told us it needed an ICP sensor. They replaced that and... Trouble codes: P0272, P2285.
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2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMSU45P24
Thanks for all the suggestions. Charles(CA), had the right idea of performing a balloon-test. There are 4 lines on the secondary fuel filter housing. Two lines output to the heads (fuel rail). Take these two lines loose at the filter housing and tie powder-f...
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