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1978 Ford F-250 5.8L leaking at axles VIN: F26SNAJ018
Replacing ball joints, and going to stop it from leaking from where the axle goes into the housing. looing at alldata but it only goes back to 1980, and thats a twin I beam, this is a solid axle. How would it leak, can't see a seal unless its behind the ring g...
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15H1L
This truck was towwed to shop I was told it ran the day before. I have no spark or injector pulse and the scan tool will not read, I unplugged spout connector and no change, the fuel pump relay and the ecm relay appear to be working correctly but the wires are...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
installed rear brake shoes and wheel cyl. on the truck. after adjust and bleed, pedal very low and soft. replaced brake master cyl, rebled the system. pedal better but still low and not firm. seen this once before on older gas car. ended up being the brake pow...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FTSS34F3W
Customer stated vehicle lack power until very warm. I checked the code with no engine light on, boost pressure not detected was the only code. I found one of the manifold exhaust pipes with a bad gasket and thought this was the problem and repaired it. I servi...
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ABS module VIN: 1FAFP5351G
This Taurus came in with a complaint of low brake pedal, and the ABS light staying on. We replaced the wheel cylinders, and rear shoes; taking care of the low pedal. The ABS had stored a DTC C1266, "power circuit failure", only step in the test is to replace t...
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2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU72E11
very intermittent crank no start, acts like it's flooded. pulled new spark plug to inspect(black). tends to happen more cold than hot. have got fuel pressure gauge, noid light and spark tester hooked up trying to catch concern. won't act up. exhausted all know...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 3FTNW21F61
had vehicle come in about 4 months ago for this problem but could not duplicate at that time. customer brought back after a couple of weeks later complaining of the overdrive light blinking and at that time we scanned and test drove and found that sometimes th...
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F21
We have a nostart cold f450 in the shop and we think we either have bad injectors or a bad IDM. Scanner shows a very high control pressure of 5000psi which could be computer generated from the no start. When we first crank the engine the pressure regulator cli...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Surge VIN: 1FDWF36L11
Went and picked up truck this morning and started rough but smoothed out and drove fine back to shop about 15min. drive. Let it set for a couple hours and went out and put scanner on it see nothing out of ordinary other than long term fuel trim is -25% on both...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L airbag VIN: 1FTSW31F31
The truck has an airbag light that continually flashes a code 16? With scan tool code B1925 came up. B1925 description is passenger air bag circuit short to positive. We have tried erasing code and it returns immediately. We have disconnected connector at ai...
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2AD8214853
i have a 02 windstar that needs a fuel pump.problem it has a full tank of gas. cannot find way to drain the tank. maybe i have to take it down full. if some one has a way i would appreciate the help thank you.
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2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Lack Of Power VIN: 1FMPU16536
On hard accel this truck will missfire and engine will not run past 3800 rpm it pings and also has no power. Will also surge after accelerator is let off trying to maintain a cruise after this happens. Had two different plugs in it, both are the correct plug b... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected)
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2007 Ford E-250 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24W67
Dear fellow techs, Vehicle came in with check engine light on,fuel trims on banks 1 and 2 are maxed out at 25%. I did the traditional check for vacuum leaks. Attempted to clean the mass air flow sensor. Checked for any bulletins and came up empty. This parti... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank one), 174 (lean bank two)
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1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Excessive Emissions, VIN: 1LNLM91V6V
attn. Ford driveability techs I have a dilema im building a custom 34 street rod.the engine im using is a 92 town car 4.6 the question is the egr valve sits right behind intake manifold & exhaust tube goes to right exhaust manifold.we are having clearance prob...
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2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55S3Y
This is a Mercury Sable with a 3.0 DOHC motor. The car came in on the hook as a cranks but no start. I scanned the pcm with no codes present. I checked fuel pressure and it had zero. I got a wiring diagram, and realized this was a dwell system, and am unfamili...
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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX17L2X
Greetings, techs. Yesterday, I removed the intake manifold and inspected the metal water line for holes. I poured water in the heater hose and halfway down the water line it started running out. Replaced the water line, flushed the cooling system and all is we...
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L loses power VIN: 1FDXF47F2X
Thanks everyone for responding to my question. I pulled the Sending Unit Module out of tank, pulled apart and the screens were clogged. Cleaned and retest drove the truck. Truck ran fine and fuel pressure stayed in spec.
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2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMRU17L01
Well this one remains a mystery, after the one time I experienced the smoking that the customer complained about I could never get it to do it again, returned vehicle to customer, hasn't happened again for them in the last week. Got many replies including brak...
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2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP383X2
we have determined that the noise on startup is caused by the serpentine belt tensioner actually hitting the stop at the end of its travel. we have not determined why it is hitting its stop or how to correct it.it almost makes you think the belt is too long o...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSF21P95
Yes doing the new update program cured the problem, replacing the injectors was not needed. Trouble codes: P0269 (cly 3 contribution/balance fault), P0272 (cly 4 contribution/balance fault), P0275 (cly 5 contribution/balance fault), P0299 (turbo under boost), P2614 (camshaft pos output ckt/open), P2617 (crankshaft pos pos output ckt/open).
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L ac heater VIN: EEL4KJ6599
hi all after reaDING THE RESPONCES AND GETTING THE CAR TO ACT UP WHILE WE WERE WATCHING THE INSIDE TEMP SENSOR WITH A METER WE FOUND THAT THE INSIDE TEMP SENSOR WAS BAD AND CAUSING THE PROBLEM. WE CALLED FORD AND LOW AND BEHOLD THEY HAD 5 IN STOCK. THINK THEY ...
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM6534K
The alt was replaced with after market parts from three differant part company. I replaced the alt with a Ford OEM alt and this solved the problem. I believe the problem was the after market voltage regulators that were installed in the alt causing voltage spi...
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