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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FMRU1763W
hi fellow members this truck is driving us nuts.it came in for lock of power a while ago we check all possible items ,fuel press,timing, baro.maf,all read within specs.no codes we change fuel filter and seems to be better the truck came back with no forward so...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTX21L3XE
I have smoke tested twice, check fuel pressure ok, checked pcv hose to back of intake tested mass air flow sensor according to bulletin, checks ok, will a bad MAF cause only po171 lean code, freeze frame is 1105 rpm, calc load 41.1%, coolant 204 degrees F, st ... Trouble codes: P0171
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V8X
vehicle came in running rough and check engine light on. pulled codes and had misfire codes and system too lean bank 2. removed spark plugs and found discolored plugs on #5 & #6. ran compression test with plugs removed and compression ok. ohmed injectors and f... Trouble codes: 174 (system too lean bank 2)
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L wont drive right VIN: 1FTZRISV8X
Good evening guys and gals, I have this ford ranger here that the customer tried to fix himself.It all started out with a bad wheel bearing.He says he changed hub and bearing and bearing noise went away.Now he says the overdrive light flahes,it wont shift righ...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start, NO P/W VIN: 2FMZA5145X
hi guys wont start problem fuel pressure gauge shows 38-43 psi no p/w at the injectors no spark. crank is ok anti theft system was reprogramed, their is power and ground at the dlc conector, power in the #16 and ground signal at #4 & #5. power and ground at th...
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP663XY
car came in with a complaint of hard to start, coolant fan stays on with koer. scanned computer for codes. none. checked data reading and found ect was reading 190 F. Car was completey cold. disconnectd ect sensor and it fell to 86 f. disconnected sender and r...
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2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L lifters VIN: 2FMZA53491
customer complaint noise lifters when cold ,after driving noise is gone after 5 MIN BOSS IS MAD BECAUSE ITS A FREE BEE LOOKING FOR PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE NEVER SEE A OIL PUMP HOUSING WITHOUT A RELIEF VALVE /BALL SPRING
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP53U35
On cold weather start up the car starts fine but will always stall once after initial start. Just turn key back off and restart and it is fine. Car runs awesome, no codes and all systems are within spec Ex, cooling, fuel pressure etc. This is a small problem b...
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSE34P75
truck came to shop hard start,runs rough, lots of exhaust smoke.codes p401,p0404 in memory. removed egr,cleaned egr ports.installed new egr trucks runs good. still wont pass engine running test p0404 & p1408.removed exhaust from egr cooler,removed egr.blew air... Trouble codes: P0404, P1408
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2006 Ford E-250 4.6L long crank time VIN: 1FTNS24W46
This van developed a long crank, mainly cold after sitting all night. Company does all the service on this van. It acts like drain back problem-air in system rough idle first 30 seconds. Driver thought acted like his car did with bad fuel regulator. Have seen ...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTWW31P96
This truck kicks the coolant out of the degass only on days with temps of -20 or more out. Truck has had extensive work in the past. Has Banks intercooler, PDA, intake, Exhaust etc on it. Has had head studs installed head gaskets and egr cooler delete installe...
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1995 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L windows and radio VIN: 1LNLM83WXS
This car will drain battery in 2 days, when turn ignition off windows and radio stay powered, open the drivers door and radio will continue to play for about 15 min. but windows ALWAYS will work. Help please, Kenny
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2002 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L door hinge VIN: 1LXHM84W72
How do you get to the top drivers door hinge stud nut? It appears the dash may have to come out to get it. The bottom hinge stud is no problem but the top one is buried. Thanks for your help in advance. Neither Alldata or Mitchell are any help You will have...
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Low speed cooling fan does not run with ac VIN: 1MEFM50S7W
The low speed cooling fans only run when first started for the day. When a new cooling fan motor is plugged in to either cooling fan supply plug, the remaining fan and new motor will run constantly, as designed, when ac request is made. Without new motor insta...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP54Y5P
thanks to every one that took the time to help. turns out my parts guy sent me the wrong control relay. the sho relay i had ended in ba insted of aa. the ba part is discontinued threw ford so he sent what he had, bad parts guy. napa was able to cross my part ... Trouble codes: 543 (fuel pump open batt to eca), 542 (fuel pump circuit fault), 211 (ign pickup circuit fault), 556 (fuel pump relay fault).
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L rear end VIN: 1F54515462
Right now we just unloaded the air out of the air bags and this has taken care of most of the vibration. We definately have more test to do. I don't have the truck to do any test yet. It will be back in a few months when I purchase it and fix the problem. I...
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDXF46XEC
I ended up putting a reman engine at the customers request,but for my own curiosity I pulled the drivers valve cover.I found #4 intake lifter had come apart and bent the push rod.Thanks so much for everyones help I really appreciate it.
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L right rear blinker VIN: 1FDWE375XH
I ended up running a new wire from the right rear directional wire at the mutifunction switch to the green wire under the hood that goes to the right rear light assembly. Thanks to all who responded.
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU1565Y
I got another similar truck in and it is doing the same thing, throwing 81 counts around at various different cylinders at different times. So I just left it at that and its running great. I guess that the mode6 strategy is just not that cut and dry. My master... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire).
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU73E92
Sorry for the wait but the used car dealer took a couple weeks off and could not back in touch with him. But the cure was the VSS that I did locate. Ford seems to use the output speed sensor on the transmisson as the VSS. Thanks again for all your help. Ralph
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPW14564
PULLED INTAKE AND REPLACED GASKETS. NOT A FUN JOB!! HAD TROUBLE WITH VACUUM HOSE FROM BRAKE BOOSTER TO LOWER CORNER OF INTAKE ON INSTALLATION. WHAT A STUPID PLACE TO PUT THAT? RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD, CUSTOMER HAPPY. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP
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2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Autolamps VIN: 1MEHM59S42
Customer is a serious penny pincher and has not returned vehicle for repair. Kevin [...] for taking ...
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