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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Hi folks. I'm out of ideas so I turn again to you. This Windstar came to us with a concern of MIL on and running rough. Found P0174 and PO305. Then I found #5 plug wire had been "repaired" with electrical tape. Also inspected plugs and found green residue on a...
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2000 Ford F-150 5.4L cruise control VIN: 1FTRW08LX1
truck came in for cruise inop.well cruise works but disengages itself.performed self test and system passed. hooked up dvom and back probed cruise module@ pins 4,9,7,6,3,5,1,and10.im not loosing any of my inputs going down the road while backprobing each of th...
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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F11
This trauck came to me a no start after some one else had been working on it for the same thing and got no where. It has 53 psi fuel pressure at the heads, 2800 psi icp on my scanner data, and does pass injector buzz test. when I received the truck it was 8 qu...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L manifold VIN: 1FMCU03182
I am looking for an exhaust manifold,front near radiator. This one is broken where the front port connects to the plate at the head. Ford and Mazda are both back ordered. Napa and O'Reilly's don't offer it, and Steven's has one for a year earlier that the O2 s...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU83K93
Hi guys, I don't normally work on fords but, this vehicle belongs to a good friend of mine so, I need some help. The vehicle runs fine but, occasionally when she puts it into reverse is stalls. and sometimes it doesn't. there are no codes and, the only lead I ...
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2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA50614
Hello all, I have this van that is not giving up to easy. This only happens about once every 10 stops. It has rear disc brakes but just before u come to a stop it makes a noise like a drum brake would sound when the shoe snaps back at the backing plate. i have...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW145X4
We have this truck we've been going round and round on, this thing is low on top end power and runs rich. Upon checking for codes I found a P0172 and P0175, the customer replaced MAF with used and also a remanufactured one. Checked data and found MAF off. Baro... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich), P0175 (System too rich)
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2005 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14U65
Cylinder #1 misfire. This misfire is present all the time. compression is 160 as are all others, running compression is 90 as are all others. Good spark, tests at 50kv available. we swapped spark plugs with #3 cylinder with no difference. we swapped injector w... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire)
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L draw VIN: 1FTRF12235
vehicle came to us with no history.(USED CAR) customer complained of a no start,and thought it was the after market alarm system. we found the battery was dead and it was the wrong battery for the car. we installed correct battery and began to check for a draw...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L ABS light VIN: 1FAFP42X8Y
Thanks to all that replied. Special thanks to Cormac in Ontario who sent me specific tests to run . The fix was an ABS module assy. and a reprograming. IATN is GREAT !!!
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2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDAW56F32
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED THE PROBLEM WAS THE 2 SCREENS IN THE PICKUP WERE PLUGGED WITH ALAGE. THE DEALER CHARGED THE CUSTOMER 3,OOO.00 AND THE CUSTOMER LEFT WITH THE SAME PROBLEM BUT WITH THE HELP OF IATN AND ALL OF YOU WE FIXED IT. CHALK ONE UP FOR ALL OF ...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L oil VIN: 1FAHP27185
Ok I found that the front section volvo oil has no service schedual. When I checked the fluids Both oils looked good. It is important to replace the rear (Gear oil) due to warranty and our local dealers amazing ability to get out of doing any warranty work. ...
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2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTPW12545
I did not have enough room at the rear plug to weld any thing to the broken extractor. Its just too far down inside. I tried several types of drill bits with no luck. I had pre-warned the customer that spark plugs could break and our procedure if that happende...
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2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1MEFM55S44
Thank you for the help. Numerous hits for fuel quality, fuel samples, spark plugs, etc. One very interesting web site It talked about rolling resistance of new tires. It was something concrete I could ...
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