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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Brakes VIN: 1FDKF37G2M
This truck has a hard pedal when engine is not running, just as soon as you start the engine the pedal goes all the way to the floor. The truck stops really good but has alot of pedal travel. I have changed the master cylinder (other one was 1 year old), I rep...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR10V3X
Truck in for hard starting and dies and no power on take off feels like running out of gas. Check for codes had P0171,174,1131,1151, short term fuel trim running between 28 and 34 both banks, and long term in the 20's both banks,both upstream 02's are between ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1131, P1151
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX18L6Y
This truck was sent to us from another shop. The complaint is rough idle & acts like going to stall occas. at stops. Codes 171,174 were present. We "smoke" tested the engine & found no leaks, other than a collapsed pcv hose, which we replaced. The pcv hose is ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V2Y
Hello, fellow junk fixers(sorry, TECHS) We have one here eating our lunch and leaving no tip. As per related repair history, you can assume our bosses are getting pretty tired of us "throwing parts" at this truck. Close visual inspection and some guessing by 4... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0172 (system lean bank 2)
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S61
Here's a really good one! Vehicle came in about a month ago, had a misfire code (P0303). Replaced upper and lower intake gaskets and plugs, everything is fine. Now it comes back with a P0305 that doesn't reset unless it is left idling for about 30 minutes or y... Trouble codes: P0305 (cyl. 5 misfire)
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge, Rolling Idle VIN: 1FAFP58U22
This vehicle has a intermittent Idle surge,or rolling Idle, with defroster on ,or any electrical loads,and turning steering wheel. This is the third time to our shop for this problem. We couldn't duplicate the problem the first two times. First time we had the...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF21L93
This truck has been a thorn in my side.came in a month ago with codes PO171 & PO174.I checked for vaccumn Leaks. None found.Replaced Mass air flow meter & PCV Valve.Sent him on his way.Two days later back with same codes.Double checked for vac leaks(back of th... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMFU28R94
i found water in coil tunnel #4 when changing coil blew out water, does not look like coolant and coolant level is not down at all, this misfire has come back 3 times. i have used some rtv around the coil to try to seal it from water no help. any input from yo... Trouble codes: P0304
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2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNHM86S45
Hi, I have an ls that will start and stall right away after we did a throttle body cleaning and an injector cleaning, after the throttle body cleaning we tried to run on motorvac machine, the vehicle started and ran for a few seconds then died and would not re...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1985 Ford F F700 6.1L brake lights VIN: 1FDNF70H4F
I did fix this truck, I had to call MOD and ask for a factory wireieng diagram. I found the wire between the turn signal switch and brake light switch broken-it changed color 3 times before on the same ckt. Thanks to all who replied. The truck does have only 2...
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1995 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L purge hydrocabons
The customer brouht his vehicle back for more diagnosis. I smoke tested the fuel filler pipe first and now I can see pin holes in the filler pipe. THANKS! YOU ALL SAVED ME ALOT OF TIME!
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L power steering fluid VIN: 2FMZA5144X
We replaced the pump on this vehicle and bled system per ford with a vacuum pump and steering is fine now. No noise and overflow problem is gone. Thanks for all the help.
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2004 Ford E-150 4.6L caliper VIN: 1FTRE14W14
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESONDED.GOT HVBOM NUMBER AND WHEN WE CROSSED IT INTO RAYBESTOS,BENDIX,MOTORCRAFT,ETC.IT IS NOT THE RIGHT PART.MIGHT BE FORD BLUE BOX ONLY.ANYWAY GOT DISCUSTED AND REMOVED CALIPERS,POURED FLUID OUT,FLUID WAS CLEAN.LOOKED INSIDE THROUGH HOLE W...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21P54
thanks to all!!! the crank trigger was the problem. i still dont know why it didn't trip a code. this is my first time on iATN. im glad i found yall. im lookin forward to helping in the future. the one thing that i would like to add is the location of the c... Trouble codes: 2285 (injector control pressure sensor circuit low).
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L trailer brake controller VIN: 1FTSW21P35
after further conversations with the customer we found that the problem was very intermittant & would happen w/o trailer hooked - chased blue control wire & found bare spot where it could potentially hit a ground source / repaired wire as of today (2-5) custom...
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Interior VIN: 1ZWFT61LXX
Thanks for the help. I found when the #19 fuse would blow the guages would shut off and then car would stop charging. Checking diagram found that when the fuse blows. once the voltage guage is off the alternator will not charge. Mabe the pc sees no votage to g...
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