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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA514XX
Vehicle had a slight miss and would occasionally stall and hickup. Replaced IAC, EGR Solenoid, and DPFE. That helped somewhat, but customer still had issues with ocassional stumbling. Removed intake manifold and thoroughly cleaned out all EGR ports. Replaced ... Trouble codes: 1131 (Lack of HO2S-11 Switch Sensor Indicates Lean), 1137 (Lack of HO2S-21 Switch Sensor Indicates Lean), 1151 (Lack of HO2S-21 Switch Sensor Indicates Lean), 1157 (Lack of HO2S-22 Switch Sensor Indicates Lean)
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA50481
this winstar is wearing us out. all repair mentioned turned out fine. customer brought car back with a knock noise @ front of engine, belt side. we used stethescope and noise sounded like a/c compressor defect. replaced compressor and noise is still there. we ...
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L brake lamp, turn signal lamp VIN: 1FMZU77E23
O.K. I need the help of all of the BLUE OVAL geniuses out there in IATN land. Alright I this Sportrac that came in with the brake lamps and rear turn signals were inoperative. Found a broken wire at the turn signal switch that fed the right side, repaired the ...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L brakes VIN: 1FTSF31P64
FYI: Truck is used professionally for plowing in winter and towing lawn maintenance trailers in summer. On first test drive found truck pulled hard to the left under moderate to heavy braking. Inspected brakes; found slide pin for right side caliper bracket r...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1F23696948
Ok all you ford techs. I have a tough one here. It came in as a no start. found voltage pid in ficm to only be 35v. we replaced ficm. we had someone come out and program and he said that the pcm might have crashed due to the edge aftermarket piggyback unit tha...
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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A3V
All replies were to replace the MAF, but this didn't make sense to us for a few reasons. First is the pulse width was out of proportion to the slightly high MAF readings by voltage or Gm/S. When we should be seeing 1 - 2 ms pulse width we were getting 16 whic... Trouble codes: P1121 (TPS/MAF dont agree), P1132 (front O2 rich), P0138 (Front O2 heater circuit), P0141 (rear O2 heater circuit), P0756 (A.T. sol. B problem), P0761 (A.T. sol. B problem).
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hydraulic VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Robert suggested the master cylinder switch or a false abs activation @ the tail end of a stop & stated how these are hard to see on a scan tool; however they are easy to pick out if you watch the dump valves instead of the wheel speed sensors. Duane says to '...
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA55431
Thanks to every one who took the time to help me,Specail Thanks to Tim from Ontario & George from Georgia the problem was a bad Ignition Coil Pack Causing misfire on part throttle. We all learn as we go...Thank You Guys
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U53
Although the engine had even compression a valve job was required to fix this vehicle. Found sunk exhaust valve seats in all cylinders. New exhaust seats and valves. Vehicle has been repaired and release to owner. Trouble codes: P0301, P0316, P0306.
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2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L no start VIN: 1LNHM81W55
GUYS I WENT TO SHOP THIS MORNING AND SPENT 1 HOUR.I FOUND THE PROBLEM.TPS WAS THE PROBLEM AND FEEDING BACK TO ECM AND SHUTTING EVERYTHING DOWN.I NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES.
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1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM50U3S
Well, after I posted this I had a bit of a brainwave. I performed a voltage drop test on the main power wire to the PCM and found 0.5V being lost along that wire which was causing the low voltage at the PCM. After tracing the wire we found it was badly corrode...
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2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4M2XV12T3Y
well, the injectors were within spec on resistance, but when i scoped them, BAM!!, number 1 has mechanically failed, voltage spike went about half as high as the rest. almost positive this will fix it, unfortunately, mr. customer does not think he should pay f... Trouble codes: P0325 (knock sensor).
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