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1956 Ford T-bird 312CID whole car VIN: P6FH304712
We have a vibration that shows up at 1800 rpm as more of a shake, goes away by 1950 rpm, then starts to come back at 2100 as a fine vibration, and then goes away by 2300 rpm. It will occur any time, ie: in gear or not, moving or not! We originally pulled the t...
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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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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Anti theft door locks VIN: 1FTEX15H8R
On Fuse position #12 which is a circuit breaker for Anti Theft, Electronic shift motor for 4 wheel drive, Power door locks and power driver seat. This vehivle is not equipt with 4 wheel drive. and power seat has been removed and replaced with a manual seat. Th...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L convertor lockup VIN: 1FTNW21FOY
when the truck is cold it shifts ok all is normal. when it warms up it feels as though the torque convertor locks up all the time. when it shifts from 1st to 2nd and your foot is in the throttle it shifts aggressive and goes into like a direct drive, which doe...
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2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L idle when turning VIN: 2FMZA52461
Hello Ford techs, I have a weird one-- The idle spikes when the steering wheel is turned about 1/8 turn-- I scanned and had no codes. I checked my Motor Parts Manual and they show no Power Steering Pressure Sensor.. Is there one? My local parts house doesnt s...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56SX1
the first time car came in with the p0306 we found a collasped pcv hose and a small vacum hose disconnected. It came back a week later with the code back no running problem. we swapped both the spk plug and plug wire with another cly. still a p0306. compressio... Trouble codes: P0306
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2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt 4.6L valve VIN: 1FAFP42XX1
starts very quiet from overnite then after 10 or 15 mins. develops a valve tap noise. most prevalant at 2000 to 2500 rpm. will sometimes go away at idle then come back. pulled both valve covers to look and only perfectly clean engine under there. don't believe...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Front Hubs VIN: 1FTNX21LX1
Truck Came in with a 4WD issue... Truck would come out of 4WD intermittantly... Checked and found RF Hub not holding Vacuum... Replaced both Front Hubs, Seals, Auto-Locking Hubs... Now 4WD works great but front hubs not dissengaging...Transfer Case does diseng...
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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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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Boggs Down VIN: 1FTPW14545
This 5.4 3 valve engine has a strange problem. Sometimes when you accelerate like up a hill it all of a sudden boggs down and the service engine light flashes (Misfire #1) If you let off and coast it still misfires for a while according to the flashing engine ... Trouble codes: P0301
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2005 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Front Brakes VIN: 1FMCUO41X5
THANKS EVERYONE IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP. Vehicle came with knocking noise in left front when the brake is applied. We installed new Bendix brake pads and turned the rotors. The Noise was gone. Vehicle came back 600 miles later with the same noise. We then rep...
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2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L poor ride VIN: 2MEFM74W74
car does not feel right going down hiway feels to sway too much feels like it is in the rear checked rear shocks rear springs track bars everything looks ok.
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2007 Mercury Milan 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3MEHM071X7
This car came in and the check engine lite was on and customer said it had a miss. We pulled the code PO61B and Mitchel had no real info on the code except check all sensors and do not replace the thorottle body. We cleared the code and checked for misfire inf... Trouble codes: P061B
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Gem Module VIN: 1FTDX1867V
Thanks to all of your replies. Nine of you said no programming needed and five responded yes. I took a shot, replaced the gem and fuse panel and everything worked perfectly, no programming needed. It turns out the truck started taking on water after the win...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15VXY
OK WE GOT IT FIXED THE COIL WE PUT IN IT ENDED UP BIENG THE WRONG ONE AND WE NEVER THOUGHT THAT JUST BECAUSE THE HARNESS CONNECTOR WAS HORIZONTAL INSTEAD OF VERTICAL IT WOULD HAVE A DIFFERENT FIRING ORDER SORRY TO JUMP ON HERE PANICING AT THE BIGGER STUFF THAN... Trouble codes: P0176 (fuel compesition sensor circuit malfunction).
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Oil consumption VIN: 1FTNW21F92
As a couple mentioned this has a returnless fuel system so it will not dirty the fuel filter when leaking past the o-rings. We did the test mentioned by Charles to unhook the high pressure lines and jump the electric lift pump to try and push oil back out of ...
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2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L fluid level VIN: 1FMZU72K83
well checking the unit at a lower temp and over filling it just a bit seems to be the best way to check the level on these units. thanks to all for your help.
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L shifter VIN: 1FAFP44443
well everyone was right but I did have brake lights the issue was they were extremely dim. after checking some one had put a new brake switch harness end on and used crimp conectors well they had crimped the one connector on the insulation and with high resist...
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2004 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34ZX4
well fist of all thanx for your sugestions I finaly fix it I did smoke test it and there was no leack. but i always suspected the idle air control valve. Another focus came to the shop and i ask my boss if I can barrow the valve, he sead yea as soon as open th...
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