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1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L no timimg cntrl VIN: RETROFIT5.
PROBLEM IS COMPUTER WON'T ADJUST TIMING WHEN SPOUT PLUGED IN, HAVE CHECKED SIGNALS OF ALL RELATED WIRING FOR INTEGRITY ALL OK IDM WIRE TO ICM IS A START WIRE VOLTAGE 8v TO 9v IGN ON OR RUNNING SPOUT PLUGGED IN OR NOT CANT FIGURIE OUT WHY COMP WON'T CONTROL TIM...
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2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMRU17L01
Customer brought vehicle in for a/c repair and mentioned that she had seen smoke coming from the exhaust just a couple of times in the last few days. Drove a couple times before fixing the a/c and didn't see anything unusual, after the repairs were done allowe...
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2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTVX14525
vehicle has no start. have injector pulse, spark and fuel pressure first crank acts as if it wants to start but then just cranks over. replaced spark plugs and fuel pump driver module which was corroded and seperated. also the tps replaced on scanner shows veh...
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2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Theft prevention VIN: 1FTRW14518
I'm looking for a start/run disable method, like a remote hidden toggle switch or similar. Owner wants something more than the factory system or standard aftermarket alarm types. These have already been defeated twice! I was thinking of a toggle switch fuel pu...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
Please help! I got this car in 2 days ago and i checked fuel pressure, i ohmed the injecters, i did a balance test and pressure drop, i changed the spark plugs, i checked the ignition coils by switching them from a cylinder that didn't have a code, i checked t... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 miss fire detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 miss fire detected), P0307 (Cylinder 7 miss fire detected), P0308 (Cylinder 8 miss fire detected)
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2000 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L engagement VIN: 4MTZU76EWY
No codes for the trans, fluid is full, pulled pan and looked at the manual valve to see if it was loose. All looks fine and the only time it slips is if you put straight in drive from Park. and when you move the shifter below drive and back to drive, trans shi...
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2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Electronic VIN: 4M2XV14T8Y
Hi, this villager came in with an erratic tempature control problem. When the temp button is set to 90 degrees the heater works as it should and functional in all modes. As soon as the temperature button is pressed to its' next lower temperature (85 degrees in...
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2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L driveshaft VIN: 2MEFM74W42
this vehicle has a vibration and thumping noise starts at 45 mph and worse at 65 mph and leaves and 80 mph been through everything it is road speed noise very if any difference with torque on or off had chassis ear on everything and cant pinpoint noise or viib...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14N4T
Thank you to all that helped ...Its fixed a stretched timing chain was the problem ..We played with the timing and everything was perfectly set at tdc . So I went back to the basics ..I pulled the plug at #1 and put a spark tester to the wire . then put my fin... Trouble codes: P1351.
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1729V
Thanks to all who replied to this help request. Most replies were vacuum leak checks oriented. I had covered all the items that were addressed in the replies. I continued my search after recieving all these requests. I performed a compression test on all cylin... Trouble codes: P0174.
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L D & 2 Ranges VIN: NAJU3VP227
Hi group: The vehicle is fixed. The TCC solenoid electrically was good but mechanically was bad. I change that solenoid and the car runs fine. Thanks. Ernesto
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L #4 rocker arm VIN: 1FTYR10C5W
well, it,s fixed. thanks for every ones help. Kent (florida), paul(newyork), derrick(ohio) & david from (california). All had good ideas. BUT, what we did find after several trips to different head shops. they & we ageed that the valve was getting contaminate...
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1999 Ford F-150 5.4L electric window passenger VIN: 2FTRX18LOY
Rick emailed me the diag, from that I was able to trace fault to drivers door switch. William must have a good understanding of the circuit, he was correct. Dismantled switch as replacement not readily available, found melted plastic "pusher pin". Made tem...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Pedal VIN: 1FTYR14V7X
Thank all of you for helping me out on this. Every single reply was helpful in diagnosing this problem. My first time doing a summary so I hope it is ok. I replaced all three brake hoses (and the rear lines on the dif, too rusted to not damage replacing hoses)...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU67EX1
we could not get this one to act up enough to find the problem, I think this code was an effect code rather than a cause. the customer has decided to just run the car until it starts showing some symptoms. thanks for the help. Trouble codes: 1121 (TPS does not match MAF).
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTPW14535
Thanks guys I did rotate the motor by hand and my bore scope is brand new. (I Bought Because of this)But any way I didnít see the sleeve so I put the plug and coil on and fired it up. I was lucky and the vehicle is fine thanks for all the ideas I appreciate it...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14565
Harold from Florida is our winner!! yip eee Harold. In my town of 15,000 people and 26 shops no one had a compression hose for this engine. I had snap on mail me one over night. the whole right side has no compression, but the cam sprocket turns so the snych f...
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2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L rediness monitors VIN: 1MEHM55S31
thanks to all who replied. most said to look at things like coolant temp , and drive cycles. i ran it through two full drive cycles. tony, and willis told me to look at mode six data. everybody felt the same way, that there was a pending problem. i borrowed a... Trouble codes: P1000 (obd checks not complete).
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