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1994 Ford Bronco XL 5.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1EMEU15H6R
To all; thanks in advance. I have a 94 full size bronco 5.8 v8. During warm up after running a minute of two, if you stop and idle the idle will begin to roll a little and if you try to pull away it hesitates and pops through the intake, at times it has stalle...
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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FALP62W6S
Customer states that the dealer had this car for a week and gave it back without success. The car stalls when cold. It runs for a second or two and then dies. You can keep it running and when warm, it will idle fine. Replaced IAC valve, ECT and Intake air temp...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L master cylinder (maybe) VIN: 1FMDU35P1T
Vehicle 1996 Ford Explorer. Engine 5.0-liter V-8, code T." All-Wheel Drive. 4-wheel disc brakes. Rear Antilock Brake System (RABS) (RWAL to you GM and Dodge folks) This Explorer recently had the brakes at all four wheels serviced. New pads were installed...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F8Y
This is my brothers truck, so I can't use my equiptment from work on it. And I don't typically work on diesels. I figured some of you could give me some tips based off of symptoms. The truck dies at random sometimes, and when it does the tachometer bounces ar...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L emissions rejection VIN: 1FMYU60E31
we are just trying to figure out what drive cycle this has to be driven to get the systems to reset. The truck has already been driven over 70 miles. the catalytic converter eff. shows it is not ready and the evaporative control system is also not showing read...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Starting VIN: 1PMFU18L71
Hello to the group! I have an Expedition (wifes car)won't start. Third time. Fuel pump not running. Looking for the inertia switch in order to test the connections, harness etc, and do not know where it's located. Can someone point me in the right direction pl...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Starting VIN: 2FTRX18LX2
starter worked great for 2 days,customer started truck,ran for approx 10 min then engaged again by itself,solenoid,ignition switch seems to check out ok.anybody have one like this,istill leaning towards switch but would like some other input.thanks much.
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP53U52
Customer complained of a "Belt Squeal." That is exactly what this sounds like, except it is from the bell housing area. I pulled the belt off completely and the noise is still there. I scanned for codes - none. I searched the iATN archives - nothing. I listene...
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L not knowen VIN: 1FTZR45E22
in need of your help.we have this truck in our shop.also a 2001 ranger.both with same problem.at highway speed this truck.will jerk one time very hard feels like drop cyl. but jerks so hard.you can not tell if motor or drive is causing problen. no codes.also o...
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2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L battery VIN: 1FAHP60A33
we have this thunderbird that kills batterys after two or three days of sitting customer try to start and has to jump start.we have check for draws and alternator charges fine we are hoping for suggestions.is their something that im over looking. any help will...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L transmission VIN: 2FAFP71WO4
Vehicle shifts normally/rear wheels move when veh is lifted. Speedo indicates up to 50 mph but no rear wheel movement when veh. is lowered to ground. Scanner indicated line press 10 psi idle/park and 30 psi drive up to an indicated 40 mph. Swapped transmission...
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2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDK06185
Thanks for any help you can provide. This Freestyle came into the shop two weeks ago with a concern of SES lamp on, message of "Fail Safe Mode" and engine had no power. Custermor said that this had happened three times in last six months. It was not acting up ... Trouble codes: P061B (Internal ctrl mod torque calculation perf), P2106 (Throttle actuator control sys forced limited power), U0401 (Invalid data receivied from eng/pcm)
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2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation
thanks for help in advance these truck had no power engine run very well but after 2000 rpm they had no power all data are ok fuel pressure ok fuel trim ok i never see that on a f150 there no hesitation but there a lack of power and the calibration was updated...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMPU18L6X
Hello everyone, I had six replies and there were all good ones. What I ended up doing at the end was to separate the problem circuit to four inline fused circuit for each suspected component. Thanks to Tom from New Jersey and Larry from Texas to seperate the ...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cmp synchro VIN: 1FAFP5322Y
Thanks for all the responses. It wasn't a matter of not wanting to buy the tool, couldn't find one last night and wanted to get the job finished. Bought one this morning and dropped it in. Thanks again.
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTNW20F6Y
Thank you everyone for your insight, after checking glow plug oil pressure from the pump and cranking speed I wanted to see if i had any codes present and I starting losing communication with my scan tool and every time i shut the truck off code p0603 would co...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55211
Thanks to all the replied. I did finally get clarification from my local Ford service department in regards to resettig fuel trim. Resetting PCM does NOT reset fuel trim. You have to remove a "Keep alive memory" fuse or, since I could not determine which fu... Trouble codes: P1132 (AFR Sensor correcting lean for rich condition), P1152 (AFR Sensor correcting lean for rich condition).
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2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMZU773EX
Thanks to all! Most said to check for a broken band. After a closer inspection of the servo pin hole there was no tab. Tore it down and it indeed had a broken band. Thanks again.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L blend door VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
Found out that TSB we found for re wire applied to early build and ours was late build, replaced actuator and solved problem.
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L rear air control VIN: 1F2W456GYU
we got the lady to drop this expedition off for the night and pulled down the overhead console and you have to replace the whole switch. thanks for the replies.
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power window VIN: 1FAFP58SX3
thanks for all the help. It ended up being a broken wire in the door jamb. easy, quick fix. very common problem, even though all the wires were clean, 1 wire looked like it was cut.
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP53U43
Thanks to everyone who replied to my help request. Unfortunetly my closing will not be of any help to anyone. As stated in my help request, this customer is a car dealer. As this car got fully checked out it had more issues than the customer wanted to deal wit... Trouble codes: 1132 (Lack of O2 switching bank 1 sensor 1), 1152 (Lack of O2 switching bank 2 sensor 1).
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2004 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Heater fan VIN: IFAFP33PIY
Thank you guys, I received 5 responces. To answer a few it has a 40 amp fuse. The common answer as a rule of thumb a draw of no more than 50% of the fuse rating. Also Ed and Kevin have saw switch failure to be some what common. The fix was to replace the switc...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31P35
WOW- I RECEIVED 10 REPLIES AND THEY SAID ABOUT THE SAME THING-CHECKING THE FICM--AND IT WAS THE PROBLEM-BUT THE OWNER OF THE TRUCK WAS ABLE TO GET THE DEALER TO PICK UP THE TRUCK AND DO THE REPAIR BECAUSE OF ALL THE PROBLEMS ON THAT PART AND IT WAS ONLY OVER T... Trouble codes: P0264 (2 injector circuit low), P0267 ([...] circuit low), P0273 (5 injector circuit low), P0279 (7 injector circuit low), P0282 (8 injector circuit low).
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2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Accessories VIN: 1MEHM55S22
ok guys this one was a little tuff, after finding all affected issues i came across the transmission range sensor. replaced and all my gremlins are gone. the car has been running great for a week. thanks for all the help jason
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2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1MEHM55S22
it was the transmission range sensor. the gremlins have been gone for a week now. Jim from Oklahoma thanks for all your help jason
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