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1985 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Starter VIN: 1FABP26A6F
This '85 has a 396 which came out of an '82 coupe. Engine and tranny were swapped because '85 had a much better body. Ever since the swap, the starter seems to be binding. When you go to start it, it just clicks, although, every once in a while the engine will...
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14Y8K
upon inspection i found throttle body leakage and repaired with new gasket. this didn't help condition at all.cked basics with good compression and fuel pressure readings. when i unplug the map sensor the vehicle runs better but the idle is higher,replaced sen... Trouble codes: 22 (map sensor input is out of selftest range), 63 (tp sensor input is less than selftest minimum), 33 (egr is not opening)
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1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32XOP
Hello, I have this Oldddd Explorer that has a lean bank 2 code Po176 that I cant get rid of.This vehicle will stall (intermittently on accel) like it is running out of fuel. Fuel press checks OK 30psi ,volume is good fuel filter also been replaced. Hooked up ... Trouble codes: P0176
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11X5X
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AFTER ABOUT 2 WEEKS WITH THE SAME CODES ALL THE TIME. WE HAVE CHANGED 1 OF THE O2 AND HAVE CHECKED FOR VAC LEAKS AND HAVE CLEANED THE MASS AIR FLOW AS INSTRUCTED IN THE TSB 98-06-08. all is fine for about 2 or more weeks and then th... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (lean rich limit bank 2)
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
Hey all, This is a farm truck and the anti theft is blinking. The cutomer tore out the ign switch trying to do something (I don't know what), but he said "I don't want to spend alot on this". I think he screwed up the pats. I Did what alldata says, did what m...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Steering VIN: 1FMNU4357Y
vehicle is hard to steer at low speed such as parking. read in archives about trouble steering when brakes are applied but this is hard to steer without pushing brakes. i can also rev engine to try to get more pressure from pump and makes no difference. any id...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15VXY
someone please help!!! this truck came in on the hook over the weekend we pushed it into the shop monday morning and got to work testing the normals of a no start sp[ark fuel pressure and injector pulse we got it all. pulled a plug and were all fouled with lot... Trouble codes: P0176 (fuel compesition sensor circuit malfunction)
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L braking VIN: 1FTSW3153Y
hello all we have a f350 with rear abs only. Has no speedo 0 to 12 mph, in this range abs engages, pedal goes hard, then falls, then stops. As if abs kicked in. We scoped the sensor at the diff. and the abs module pattern looks good. Also checked wires for res...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FDWX37F3Y
need help. new account/customer with alot of trucks. this one came from other mechanic they use. o/d light flashed on shifter after 300 yards down the road. before i got the truck customer complaint was light flashing did quick scan found oss circut code p07...
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2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP38381
Grab a drink and pull up a chair. This Focus I've been married to for the last 3 years. It originally came in for a no-start 3 years ago. When I diagnosed the problem back then, I put a fuel pump in it. When I had the tank down, I found capsule halves (as in ...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Instrument Panel VIN: 1FTZX17211
I explained to the customer how hard it is getting that smoke back in once you let it out. He didn't have a sense of humor. One thing I noticed is at KOER as the steering wheel is rocked back and forth the needles on the instrument panel gauges spike min to ma...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L oil leak VIN: 1FTNX20L33
Car cam in to the shop a few months ago for an oil leak. Another tech in the shop stated that it was the rear main seal. Rear main seal was replaced and the car cam back a few weeks later for the same reason. I took a look at it yesterday and found oil in the ...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF18243
Hello I have this pick up here and it is throwing lean codes. I have looked all over for obvious vacuum leaks and cannot find any. Tried spaying and could not hear any rpm change. Is there a vacuum leak problem on the 4.2L like there is on the 4.6 and 5.4 vacu... Trouble codes: P0174, P1151
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P34
Hi everbody and diesel techs,i have a customer with a 2004 Ford F250 with lack of power. He claims that when pulling a trailer that has no power and backfires and does not have the same power even when not pulling anything,i connect mi modis and pull code P004... Trouble codes: P0046 (turbo boost control solenoid circuit range/performance)
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Fuel odor VIN: 1FAFP4N4F7
After a hot-soak when vehicle is first started there is a strong fuel odor inside cab from heater vents. It goes away after a few minutes. I have crawled all over the truck looking for fuel leaks and cannot find any. No codes stored. Evap system appears intact...
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2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D66
the truck has code p0446 has returned three months after solenoid, cannister and separator were all replaced. it was in for an emissions inspection a month ago and passed without a problem (no codes). we cannot get the code to return between yesterday and toda... Trouble codes: P0446 (evap. emissions system vent control circuit)
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L battery drain VIN: 1LNHM83WX3
Have this Lincoln in with a drain sometimes ever day or once a week, very sporatic. We read some previous posts and replaced the alternator and light control module due to previous problems known. Can never get a drain when we test it. We also disconnected the...
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1994 Ford Mustang 5.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FALP45TR2
Thanks for your replies. I moved the center of t stat with no change block test again. no yellow just blue. i remove spark plugs and left pressure on system over night passed. this morning i will remove belt,start car and see if coolant level rises. I'll let y...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heater core VIN: 1FALP52U2V
first i would like to say thanks to all wuo replyed the info was outstanding first thing this morning i backed flushed the system and the amount of gunk that came out was (well) had to be seen !!! then used a flushing agent and flushed the entire cooling syste...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTPX18L5Y
Sorry for the delay. We finally got the truck back, scoped coils and replaced #7 and #8 plugs and COPS. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0353.
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L poor acceleration VIN: 1FAFP34P22
Well, the IATN gets A+ for this one!. Most replies pointed to the timing belt and fuel pump. A couple mentioned the secondary throttle plates and one astute individual looked to the Long Term Fuel Trim data. Well, the timing belt was off by 2 teeth, late... Trouble codes: P0192.
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lt ft wheel area VIN: 1FTSX31F52
first off thanks to all that took there time to assist me.Hassen, Richard,Jeff,Steven,Ken,Raymond,James and to charles for your e-mails and time.i installed a new ford seal,inspected all the "u"joints.these hubs did not use vacume for engament.the axel needle ...
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2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1FDXW46P74
Well guys, those of you that mentioned injector hold downs, you nailed it. Cylinder 3 and 5 both had lifted injectors due to loose bolts...these were torqued upon install, AND we found one loose when the truck originally came in 2000 miles ago having never eve...
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2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP55U14
iatn has asked me to close this post...I thought we had more than two weeks, but so be it. The customer has not yet returned, so I have not been able to do any more diagnostics. There is a TSB that was mentioned to me, and I want to check to see if that has be...
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2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FM2U72E74
Thanks to all who responded. We simply ran a new ground wire from the Fuel pump driver to the pump and it ran. That was 4 days ago, so we assume that everything is fine. Thge short was some where in the harness. Thanks again for the help Trouble codes: P1237.
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