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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L stuck axles VIN: 3FASP15J4S
I began to replace the 2 half-shafts starting with the left side. The support bracket for the transmission must be removed to access the area to pry on to remove the shaft. Unfortunately, I cannot get the axle to pop out in the manner that my Alldata says is h...
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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L ccrm VIN: 1FALP5745R
check engine light  and fuel pump are on constantly with key on  . ccrm  constant control relay module [ 5 relays inside] suspect fuel pump relay is the relay buzzing.flip ignition a few times and ccrm stops buzzing, momentarly car will start/stall. known good...
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47G4V
This truck came in for a intermintent no start. Have replaced module and ign. coil and ran fine for a few days. Now I have a no start. There was no cranking rpm or fuel pulse width on the scanner in the morning and now in the afternoon there is. I have scoped ...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hydraulic VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Good Afternoon all; I am looking for a solution for a low/ fading brake pedal. No leaks are present. Rear shoes are adjusted properly/ drums within specs, new rotors/ pads/ caliper's on front. Brake hose's are not 'ballooning'. New master cylinder (that is goo...
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1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hard Starting VIN: 1FAFP45X6W
Well here we are again. I've been getting some good ones lately. Upon receiving the car I verified what the dealer found and they were right with the O2 wires but not the relay. When I checked the circuit I found the wiring to be fine. I noticed that the power...
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Lighting VIN: 1FTZX1720Y
Hi, guys. Got a 2000 F150 that customer just bought at an auction. Runs and drives fine till you turn the headlights on. I've pulled the Gem module and Fuse box to inspect for corrosion. None found. Checked grounds and all are secure. Pulled the multifunction ...
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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 Ranger Edge 3.0L Runs really rich VIN: 1FTZR15U11
This Ranger is hard to start, I had to put the pedal to the floor and it started as if flooded. It runs rough and has a definite lack of power, the check engine light flashes when driving. It had the below noted codes stored in memory. I searched the archives ... Trouble codes: B1600 (PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal Not Received), P1132 (HO2S11 Sensor Indicates Rich), P1152 (HO2S21 Sensor Indicates Rich), P0172 (System Too Rich Bank 1), P0175 (System Too Rich Bank 2), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected)
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU73E92
Hello I have a weird one hoping some one has seen this before. The Speedometer will read 120 mph while you are doing maybe 25 to 30 mph. I have hooked it up to a snap-on modis scanner and see that the computer is seeing the same thing that the speedometer is s...
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FDXE45P44
I am faced with replacing the engine in this short bus; This is my first (I understand it's a huge project). Jasper has a "complete running engine assembly" that we are proposing to use. My question is: Is it possible to r&r the engine complete or does the int...
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2004 Ford E-250 5.4L interior lighting VIN: 1FTNE24L44
OK, we're usually pretty good at these oddball problems but this one is starting to aggravate us. After driving for a short time, shut off engine and interior lites flash very quickly (2-3 times per second) with clicking from dash behind radio and accessory de...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L cooling system VIN: 1LNHM87A61
this vehicle is very confusing. it overheats intermittenly. customer states that it dosent do it all the time but has been happening more often. I have check the CHT reading and compared to it a manual reading with a temp gun they are both reading the same as ...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X8U
Thank you everyone for all the wonderful help. The problen was the upper intake manifold leak. Customer is very happy... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1997 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEE1128V
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED,I HAD DOUBLE CHECKED MY WORK AND WIRING BEFORE I POSTED,I WENT WITH MY GUT FEELING AND REPLACED THE PCM WITH A USED ONE MY LOCAL SALVAGE YARD SUPPLIED FOR $35.00 VEHICLE RUNNING FINE AGAIN ,WAITING TO SEE IF CUSTOMER WANTS A NEW PCM,... Trouble codes: P1100.
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FDWX37F3Y
NO MUCH ON HELP WITH THIS TRANS. GOT RIGHT SPECS FROM FELLOW TRANS SHOP ON TESTING TSS, FOUND DROP OUT AND VOLTAGE TO BE LOW. BASICALLY AN INTERNAL PROBLEM WITH EXCITER RING FOR TSS. HAVE NEW TRANS ON ORDER. THANKS TO ALL WHO DID GIVE ME SOME INPUT. IT DID NOT...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L braking VIN: 1FTSW3153Y
well all; when presented with the cost the customer declined to fix it. I have a strong feeling he will be back because it is not safe to drive. we used a differnt speed sensor just to see what would happen no change. I believe the module to be bad. maybe we w...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L tmg chain tensioner VIN: 1FM2U63K23
thanks to those who replied. i do apreciate the help. i found the fix in the archives dated dec 5,06. by jerry henry. the plastic button had broken of the drivers side rubbing block on the primary tensioner, and stayed in the hole when i installed the new one....
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2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Hesitation, VIN: 1FTRF14W35
this is a fleet vehicle. instead of reflashing to the latest calibration, they decided to use this truck in a different department that wouldn't need 4XLOW. the t/case switch is a two stage switch with two terminals. push the switch plunger in half way grounds...
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1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L oil psi gauge VIN: 1LNLM9849R
Some replies mentioned that I should check oil psi with a manual gauge. I know that would be the thing to do, but I failed to mention that the owner bought this car 6 months ago from someone that she knows, and this problem has been going on for years. So, I s...
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