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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L eats distributor gea VIN: 1FTEX14H7R
tHIS TRUCK CAME TO US AFTER A NEW TIMING CHAIN AND GEARS WERE INSTALLED AT ANOTHER SHOP. IT QUIT ON THE CUSTOMER WHILE DRIVING. I FOUND THAT THE DISTRIBUTOR ROTOR AND RELUCTOR WOULD SPIN ON THE SHAFT, PUTTING THE TRUCK OUT OF TIME. I REPLACED THE DISTRIBUTOR W...
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F0V
This is one of our own trucks, stalled out going down road. Towed it in checked for codes had 344 cam sensor, replaced under recall with ford part, 1212 icp out of range, checked all info according to manual everything checks good. Checked fuel in filter housi... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam Sensor), P1212 (Icp out of range)
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14X7W
Truck came in for bad idle and ran rough.Cylinder #3 had coolant getting in it.Head was cracked and the other head had two bad valve seats.Replaced heads with new castings. Now it has a rough idle, but runs out great off idle.The fuel adaptives are +16 on b1 a...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L drivers electric window VIN: 1FTRF08L8W
The Saga of the Weird Window Hello all you Ford experts. I come to you today to make a withdrawal from you Bank of Ford Knowledge. Today’s freak show originally presented as a theft repair which required replacement and recoding of the ignition lock cylinde...
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L cooling/heating VIN: 1FMRU1864X
Hi everyone. This truck is costing me time now, and i'd like to get some help from you. Customer came to me with a complaint of no heat. A quick road test showed that truck will loose heating after afew kilometers of driving. Heat would come and go as I was dr...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
vehicle returns the following week, seems the light only sets when it''s cold out, rechecked my work no intake leaks, no vacuum leaks o2s working well pulse width equal installed a known good mass air flow sensor,light returns again pops on when cold, I took t... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank one lean), P0174 (Bank two lean)
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTZR45E72
This Truck intermittently goes into what feels like a misfire, Buck/Jerk. Seems to happen when there is a "dusty" snow on the road or wet roads. I've replaced plugs, wires, fuel filter. I checked MAF sensor,cleaned it. When I still was at the dealer I had a Ex...
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2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF57F33
I need help with this truck. It has code for open cicuit to idm from #7 injector. I ohm tested the wiring from the idm to the injector and it indicates circuit isnt open i even compared readings from other injector circuits and they are the same. I replaced th... Trouble codes: P1277 (7 open in low to high side circuit)
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cooling sys., p0171 VIN: 1FAFP55UX3
Hey iatn members, so this car came back w/ a minor misfire and a check engine light. The customer says it also overheats (steam from eng. compartment when driving) but i haven't been able to duplicate overheating condition. Theres a dtc p0171 - bank 1 lean. Up...
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2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L extended crank VIN: 1FDXE45F23
Truck came in with an extended crank problem, cranks long cold or hot but a little longer when it is cold. The glow plugs are good and injectors are not leaking externally with the valve covers off.
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2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L instrument panel VIN: 1FAFP5UX6A
hey guys i have an 06 taurus with intermittent gauges (tachometer,speedometer.battery light on,odometer blank)also a/c blows but not cold.only trouble code stored is fuel level sensor out of range.currently reads correct even with other ip problems occuring.th...
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2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FAHP71VX8
Hey Ford Fleet Techs, i was hoping to gain some insight to a repeating issue i've seen on several Ford Crown Victoria police vehicles. This car came in w/ a very low idle and a check engine light on. DTC p0506, IAC duty cycle lower than expected. I take it thi... Trouble codes: P0506 (IAC valve duty cycle lower than expected)
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L shift lites VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
Sorry for the delay, but i needed to get truck back to find the problem. what i found was 2 fold. the cust told me when he came back that when the 4x4 lites would flash his windows also quit working. so i went to all-data and found what componants were on the ...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Cooling System VIN: 1FAHP55U41
Well we repalced the tstat and another known good cap and sent the vehicle on it's way. Thanks to all of you for your help. Adam
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2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXF46F22
After reviewing the tips from othr techs, I pulled the valve cover and disconnected the injectors one at a time. I found that the # 6 injector was weak and causing the #8 injector to misfire. The problem was corrected after replacing the # 6 injector. Thanks f... Trouble codes: P0284 (cyl.8 cont. fail / pass buzz test).
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2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L p/s pump VIN: 2FMZA52453
We replaced the steering pump and pressure line. The pump was a Ford unit after many cardone replacements failed. We flushed the system numerous times to try and get any dirt out. Thanks for all the help from everyone.
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2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L monitors VIN: 1FMPU16LX4
Thanks for the quick responses on a weekend. I had been misinformed by the inspection station that all of the monitors would have to be set to ready when the actual criteria for this customer's area allows one non-continuous monitor not set to ready for 01 & ...
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2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L Interior VIN: 1ZVFT80N35
I replaced the instrument cluster per your suggestions. Thanks for all the help]
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Hey Thank you to all who replied. I can't believe the problem was a dirty throttle bore but it was. We washed the throttle bore and the car has never ran better. The main thing is we have a happy customer. Trouble codes: P0505.
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