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1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L fuel siphons VIN: 1FTDF15Y7R
hi, customer came in about a month ago with fuel siphoning between tanks, found a bulletin showing check valves to be installed on fuel tank pumps, installed those. vehicle still will siphon fuel between tanks once one tank gets lower than the other. pumps don...
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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L heater VIN: 1FTCR10A1V
cust had his heater core backflushed, and t-stat replaced some place else,came to us with poor heat. test drove with scanner, engine temp only running 150 at highway speeds. checked the flow of heater core at outlet was ok. replaced t-stat with oe part, no imp...
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1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMYU22X4W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1998 4.0 explorer in for failing a smog pre check. The car has a P1131 stored for lack of 0x sensor switching bank one. I plugged in and have absolutely no 02 sensor activity on any oxygen sensors...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU03191
Hi Everybody, I need some help and or advise on this one. This escape has a misfire on cyl's 1 and 2. Here's what happens I cleared the codes and started the vehicle and for about 40 sec there is no missfire then the missfire begins on cyl's 1 and 2 and at tha... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355, P0356
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Power steering pump? VIN: 1FAFP44482
The car came in with a whine in the steering system. We replaced the steering rack twice with remans, replaced the pump 3 times with motorcraft, replaced all hoses pressure and return. We bleed the system according to alldata proceedure, and used Dextron-3 for...
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L clutch master cylinder VIN: 1FTYR14D72
the clutch system keeps getting air into it which makes the clutch not release properly.
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP53U53
need some help with this one. car starts and idles fine, but on first start-up (only when cold, like overnight) car has a very bad hesitation and falls flat on it's face. this occurs for about the first 1/2 to 1 mile driven. as soon as engine temp. comes up to...
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2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L door ajar light VIN: 1FMZU72K43
i have a 2003 explorer that has a door ajar light on that wont turn off. there are cylindrical switches on each door latch. tried pulling the connectors off one by one to see which one turns the light off but to no avail of finding the faulty switch. i even tr...
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2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L transmission VIN: 2FMDA51644
customer says that she went to the store shut off vehicle, when she returned started the vehicle put it in reverse the vehicle didn't move, no forward, no reverse. I put the solus pro on it, no codes present, used the fast trak data to compare actual values, e...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start, Hard Starting VIN: 1FTPW14556
Truck acts exactly like a Silverado with a bad fuel pressure regulator, meaning cold starts are fine, but if truck sits for and hour or so, it cranks for 3-4 seconds before starting, it does not misfire when it starts, when it starts it is running fine, it doe...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L oil pressure guage VIN: 1FTWW30P86
Dang guys, I guess all the easy ones are gone these days. Got this diesel rig, runs perfect no noise, been driving a couple of days. Shows no oil pressure at all, one of our fleet vehicles, was in another state when this started. Guage dropped and driver took ...
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1994 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4F4CR12A6R
Thanks to all who replied to my post. A good number of the responses indicated that I should pay attention to the EGR code 335 (faulty DPFE sensor). I had no idea a defective DPFE sensor could reek so much havoc. I ran a circuit test on the sensor. (installed ... Trouble codes: 335 (pfe sensor voltage high).
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L air bags VIN: 1FALP13P5V
thanks for all of the great information it solves my issue. yes airbags on a 1997 escort sedan can go off when the car is parked and ignition is off. because there is voltage supplied to the srs computer when the ignition is off. it is on circuit 9, white with...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L airbag VIN: 1FTSW31F31
We replaced the module and had to get it programed. No more light.
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2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU43S83
IM GONNA CALL THIS ONE FIXED.WHEN CAR TRUCK ACTED UP VSS WAS READING 25-45 MPH AT IDLE .TOO MANY GUYS MENTIONED COIL ISSUES TO NOT LOOK INTO THEM FURTHER SO EVEN THOUGH I HAD NO MISFIRE ISSUES ,I STARTED UNPLUGGING COILS ONE AT TIME TILL I GOT TO CYLS #6 AND ... Trouble codes: P0720, P0722, P0733.
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17W13
Well, this one is looking much better. Even though cats were replaced, they were plugged. Got normal accel, but fuel trims still whacked out. Replaced all injectors, OEM# on injectors didn't match what is supposed to be on truck. Fuel trims responded well, cus... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0304-), P0304 (P0172- Bank 1 rich), P0172 (Bank 1 rich), P0174 (Bank 2 lean).
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2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L rear manifold VIN: 1FMYU93164
First I like to say thanks to all who took time from work to help with my problem. The upstream o2 sensor on a v6 escape awd is at a 45 degree angle to the firewall right under a wiring harness, almost impossible to see, so heat or any welding is almost imposs...
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2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hard start VIN: 1FAHP53U96
Well guys, thanks for your help. What I found was that the scan data in all of our scan tools, when under vehicle specific info, was wrong. I tried three different scanners and got the same results, negetive or very low readings on the ect and iat. Finally had...
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