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1992 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L power assit VIN: 1FABP60T7N
This vehical came in with a intermitant hard pedal, no power asist. went through the pinpoint tests and when I pulled out the relay it started working so I thought bad relay/connection. due to no parts availability i put in a bosh relay and connector, as i was...
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Misfire VIN: 2FTDF15Y5N
Recently got in a F-150 with a 300-6. Vehicle has recently had tune up. Plugs, wires, cap, rotor, and module. When the key is turned on the coil fires rapidly. Unplugging the distributer doesn't stop it. Disconnecting the module or the ECM does stop it. I also...
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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FNEE11H1R
Hi guys, I have a good one. At idle and at cruise only the engine will miss, If idling it cuts off sometimes, but cranks back up with no problem. No codes, When it misses every injector seems to pause, but there is no power loss to them. so it seems to be on t...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L park VIN: 1FTEX14H4R
Need a little help, customer phoned cant get out of park & brake lites dont work, he changed the fuses. sounds like a wiring problem to me, but he just wants to get it out of park to drive it over to me. I have never had to do this, what can I tell him to unho...
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1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMCU24X9T
truck came with servce engine light on. code P0303, #[...] misfire. we scanned vehicle. verified the code, but went to live data and 4 of the cylinder are misfiring, #4 being the worst. did tree for for #3 misfire and replaced ignition coil pack. #3 tower ... Trouble codes: P0303
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1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L drive belt VIN: 1FDEE14L5V
this van has the noisiest belt i have ever heard, have replaced belt several times, noise goes away for about one week. replaced idler & tensioner pulleys & made no difference, tried all types of sprays & even put ajax on pulleys to scuff, only helped for abou...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L converter VIN: 3FTHF26H5V
This truck came to our shop requesting a fluid change.E40D. The customer said that in the morning the engine stalled going forword but not in reverse.We drove it right away with scanner. And all was well.TCC comand was on time, TCC worked well no chatter or sl...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L camshaft VIN: 1FMZU34E9W
Vehicle came in with typical "rattle" in front. Verified timing chain noise and due to high mileage recommend replacement of all chains etc. The the jack shaft drive chain was the culprit. Found no major debris in oil pan. After reassembly engine ran great for...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW21L83
Hello and thanks for any input in advance. I have a warm up problem on this truck. If it sits overnight during the first 10-15 minutes of driving it may loose heat at idle have a fluctuation in the tempeture gauge and loose heat. And sometimes vent coolant out...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU63K63
Hi group. we got a 2003 Ford Explorer (4.0) with code P0174 ONLY. replaced upper intake manifold O rings, clean MAF sensor,came back after few days with same P0174. on my scanner interestingly I see . FUEL SYSTEM STATUS:bank 1 CLOSED. FUEL SYSTEM STATUS:BANK 2... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FDWE35L64
vehicle wants to stall out about every 100 miles when taking off. the only fault i've been able to capture is fuel pressre goes to 60 psi, then if you let off the throttle it corrects itself. this does not happen very often so it is difficult to recreate long ...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Differential? VIN: 1FTPX145X4
Vehile has vibration/shudder upon medium to hard acceleration. Shudder is way more pronounced while turning and accelerating. Doing figure eights or circles in parking lot at low speeds does not cause vehicle to shudder. After this test I pretty much elimnated...
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2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L radio VIN: 1FTZR45E95
Fellow techs, We have one we've never seen or heard of before. This 05 Ranger, everytime you start the truck and select FWD or Reverse gears the radio goes off, now the funny part is the radio display is still on but nothing is heard from the radio, if you go ...
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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 6.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTHF251XG
thanks to all who replied, like i said i am not realy a diesel guy but you guys were right on it was the metering pump and it did the trick. thanks guys!
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1995 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 3FALP66L9S
CAR WAS NOT REALLY FIXED BUT OWNER IS NOT SURE CAR IS WORTH FIXING.THANKS AGAIN TO ALL THAT TOOK THE TIME TO REPLY,ALL AGREED BAD INSULATION IS THE PROBLEM THANKS AGAIN BILL.
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14XXS
replaced ECM and was able to comunicate with ECM.vehicle runs fine now.took apart old ECM but did not see anything wrong
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1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Compression VIN: 1FALP42X9V
Removed valve covers + I found cam followers off on the intake valves on cylinders 2,3,4,+5. Replaced followers + now runs good
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1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP66L8X
thanks for the suggestions guys, I received these suggestions: 1 make sure trims are checked in ford pids, sometimes global pids are inaccurate. 2 check cam timing again. 3 check for damage to ckp sensor and/or flywheel. Customer decided he was throwing good m...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTRZ15X3X
Well, I thought i would wait a while for the problem to re-create itself and so far, customer has had no other issues. The main pro-active things we did were clean all the main ground for the pcm and checked all connetions and wires we thought may be suspect....
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, DIES VIN: 3FAHP3136Y
THE CRANKSHAFT END PLAY WAS .075". WAY TO MUCH, SPEC WAS .004-.010. PULLED THE CRANKSHAFT SENSOR OUT AND IT WAS DAMAGED DUE TO IT RUBBING THE FLYWHEEL. CUSTOMER DECLINED CRANKSHAFT/THRUST BEARING REPLACEMENT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLIES. HOPE THIS CAN HELP SOME...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater VIN: 1FAFP53UX1
thank's for all the help,most of you said the heater core was cloged and you where right.i warmed up engine then disconnected heaterhoses,turned them up and filled core with radiator flush, left sit a couple hours and then flushed again,pulled bypass hose and ...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTNX21L51
thanks for all the responses! Purchased a Mountain Brand Insert Installer kit & everything worked great. Part #MTN9200.
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Abs Light VIN: 1FTYR10D91
Thanks for everyones help. Front rotors were recently changed by another shop . and the relucter ring was pressed onto the rotor to far. causing a erratic wheel speed. but not triping a wheel speed code. Put new rotor on fixed abs light. Thanks again
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FMEU15L01
hey guys thanks for all your help, after checking out a few of the tests you suggested i found that the power to the fuel pump was intermittantly grounding out to a section of frame. the wiring harness had been routed incorrectly when a fuel pump was installed...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWF34F42
Well, this one is fixed. put on a reman idm on it fired right up and runs like a champ. will try to locate a used unit for test unit as there are a lot of these out there in our neck of the woods. Thanks for all the quick responses from you diesel guys. Trouble codes: P1668, P1670, P1316.
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2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X83
First thanks for the help that was given, it is always appreciated. The problem was sediment in the fuel rail and it obviously dumps it all in the #8 injector. I pulled the rail and cleaned everything I could, removed the tank and cleaned it and replaced the f... Trouble codes: P0308.
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