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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26G4J
vehicle came in for stall at idle/low idle. was not able to start vehicle tested spark and fuel pressure. fuel pressure would drop found fuel pressure regulator leaking into vacuum line. replaced fuel pressure regulator. was able to start vehicle but would idl...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Gem Module VIN: 1FTDX1867V
This truck came in with a GEM module that has seen moisture and is fried. The radio and ABS indicator to the right of the radio are staying powered up key off. I can hear sizzling and popping coming from the module key off as well. When I called Ford on availa...
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1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMYU24E9W
Hi Guys, I have a 98 Explorer that was giving me a ABS code 1230 and the ABS light wash flashing on start up. we replaced the rear speed sensor even though it looked good on the scanner cause they fail so often and The sensor did not fix the problem. It acts u...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Stall, No communication
Vehicle towed in as a no start. Found the pcm is not pulsing the injectors or working the fuel pump relay. Unable to communicate with the pcm. Replace the pcm and sent the vehicle on its way. Towed back in two days later. Same symptoms and a resulted in the pc...
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51421
this van came in with an egr code p1401.so i replaced that and the solenoid.cleared the mil light and in a half hour it came back on.but now it had a p1518 code imrc stuck.now if i replace this will that help me get the emmision test because my egr will not co... Trouble codes: P1401, P1518
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTWW33F12
I HAVE A 2002 7.3 POWERSTROKE FORD THAT SMOKES HEAVY IN MORNING STARTING ENGINE IDLES OK AND STARTS RIGHT UP. AFTER A mile or two its stops. after warm up there in no smoke. ALSO ENGINE HAS SMALL MISS AT 3200 RPMS. OIL HAS BEEN CHANGED FUEL FILTER CHANGE ICP S...
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L shifter VIN: 1FAFP44443
VEHICAL TOWED IN CUSTOMER STATED SHIFTER WILL NOT COME OUT OF PARK. i PULLED COVER OFF OF SHIFTER AND CAN TRIP THE LOCK OUT DOG AND WITH BATTERY DISCONECTED IT AND THE CABLE ARE FREE TO MOVE. BUT WITH THE BATTERY CONNECTED IT WILL NOT MOVE UNLESS YOU CYCLE THE...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FM2U72E74
Thanks in advance for your help. We cannot get a ground to fuel pump. Relays and fuse are okay. Thinking of running a new wire from driver back to fuel pump (orange and Black wire) Trouble codes: P1237
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2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L wiring VIN: 1FDAF56PX4
post for friend at other shop, vehicle had ign. left on over weekend to the point the batteries went dead, towed to shop and charged batteries, still won't even crank and no scanner comunication, tried test ecm and it smoked as well, pin out test seems o.k. no...
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1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L rack and pinion VIN: 4M2D411WXS
mitchell rack and pinion removal procedure is not working,is there any easier procedure to remove?rack will not fit through left side opening.
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Vibration VIN: 1ZVCT20A0P
Thanks everybody, who took time to reply. I did see same vibration on simillar cars with 2.0, but never got involved. Especialy thaks to Edvwin, Patrick and Steve. Who stated that it is common to have this type of vibration, which is uncurable completely. ...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX25H4T
16 Replies, Thanks to everyone. This one will remain in memory for a while. As I said I pulled the fuel pump relay and jumpered it with the key off. Fuel pressure would hold and not bleed off.This was proof that I was losing the pressure electrically Through t...
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MLP sensor VIN: 1FMDU32XXV
Well this one is fixed. As I thought it was the pcm internal short that was the problem. Installed and bam shifts perfect. As to what caused this we'll never know as I was hired to clean up someone elses repair. Thanks to all that helped. David
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32F7Y
I want to thank all that replied, I am sure that the injectors are to blame here, but the cheapest injectors are still 100$ a piece on ebay and the customer just doesn't want to pay it. This customer had me put the vehicle back together and wants to sent it t... Trouble codes: P1670.
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L no heat VIN: 1FTNE24292
thanx for all the replies. the fix was in the blend door vacuum diaphram.It would not hold the vacuum for an extended period of time. replaced diaphram which solved problem.
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.3L Monitors Not Ready VIN: 1FAFP33Z03
Thanks to all that replied. Unfortunately, the customer has not returned the vehicle as we would like to try a factory front O2 sensor as a few have suggested. I will update when the vehicle returns. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0457 (Evap System).
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Surge, Cuts out, No Power VIN: 1FTSX31P73
This truck is fixed. Had the battery disconnected overnight and in the morning did the turbo relearn and this truck goes like crazy now. Thanks Trouble codes: P0603 (PCM KAM error), P0670 (Glow plug module control circuit), P132B (VGT Solenoid Overboost Underboost).
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2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX12W64
Again I thanks every one who respond to our request.After taking off all spark plugs which has been replaced before by somebody else and all of them bosch spark plugs .Any how the #4 cylender spark plug felt loose while trying to open after taking off the spar... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300, P0304, P0305, P0308, P0354.
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2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTVX12504
AFTER REPLACING MAF SENSOR WE CLEANED THE INTAKE AND TEST DROVE VECHILE AROUND IT ACTED UP FOR ABOUT 15 MILES AND THEN STARTED TO DRIVE JUST FINE IT HAS BEEN RUNNING THAT WAY NOW FOR TWO DAYS SO WE'LL SEE IF ANYTHING ELSE GOES WRONG. THANKS FOR THE REPLIES AND... Trouble codes: P0104, P0113.
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAHP53U25
We had either already tested and confirmed the suggestions or did not learn anything new. Now that the temps are warmer, the car is starting well. We are going to do an upper intake cleaning suspecting carbon build-up on the intake valves and see if it gets co...
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