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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX15N2S
Vehicle will cut out and die like it is starving for air, checked and replace IAC motor, fuel pressure regulator, and Coolant temp sensor. Dropped exhaust to rule out CAT Test drove, vehicle drove great. Customer picked it up and drove it approx. ten miles, v...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X4T
car came with check engine on, check for codes and got this code P0401 , found that the electric vacum actuator not working and i had no vacum to the egr valve, replaced the vacum actuator and now i have vacum to the egr. when i start the car and engine is col... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient detected)
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6536W
Help Ford Techs! This Contour came in with a p0440 fault. Smoke checked system with proper smoke machine at test port and found smoke leakage from the canister vent solenoid just below the fitting that goes up by the fill tube. Replaced it and re tested- the n...
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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 Ranger XL 3.0L squeking sound VIN: 1FTZR15X5Y
i have this realy low pitched squeek coming from the rear engine area customer brought from another shop where he spent alot of money in repairs that did not fix the problm the sound does change some times its really loud and others you can barley hear it. i w...
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2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L oil pan VIN: 1FDXE475F9
Hello all! Confronted with replacing the oil pan on this 02 E-450 with a power stroke diesel. Wondering which might be the best option . Removal of the cab & then the engine , or squeezing it out the front, without cab removal. One person I talked to said that...
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L ps pump VIN: 1FAHP58U12
replaced pump due to leaking. this car spits fluid after it sits a minute. if it is idling there is no problem. this pump is new from advance auto. is there a common problem on these? why is it building up pressure after shut down? any help would be apprieciat...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L rear wipers VIN: 1FMZU73K03
having problems with the rear wiper system. when you turn on the rear wipers to the int 1 setting they do not work when you turn it to the int 2 setting the rear wipers come on and the rear washer pump runs with them. have tried a combo switch. any help would ...
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2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L 3-4 shiift VIN: 1FMDU84W43
Car has a very distinct chatter when shifting during moderate acceleration-into 4th hear. Will do it with over drive off and shifting manually, this is AWD - there is a bulletin for this problem that does not apply to this vehicle. no codes- no needed updates ...
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2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX12575
Hi , thanks for your time . Two weeks ago my customer came to me with a check engine light , bank two catalytic converter . NO other codes no other problems . I sent him to a local dealership to have the cat replaced under warranty. While in the dealership the... Trouble codes: P0553, P0305, P0316
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L PCM ---TRANS Lots of Codes VIN: 1FMEU63E36
Vehicle came in with 15 trans codes and 10 other codes. P0712,740,743,748,755,758,760,763,778,798,p0960,962,964,966 ,968,970. Other codes u1900,u2510,b2501,b2503,b2293,b1257,b2097,b2013,b1681. Vehicle starts and runs. The codes will not clear through scan tool...
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L ride height VIN: 1LNLM97V3W
I replaced the rear air bags because this thing would leak down super fast when parked. Compressor kicks on like normal with key on and engine running. I found out this thing is setting codes for left and right rear timeout. No leaks visible. Is it possible th...
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2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L strut VIN: 1ZWFT61L71
I know this is gonna sound goofy,but are the front struts on these cars double nutted in the tower?There seems to be a lot of tension between the spring and body(alldata seems to be missing some info and i don't wanna lose a hand finding out).thanks for the he...
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1977 Ford F-100 4.9L Differential VIN: F10BUY4770
I want to thank everybody that took their to time to reply to my help request, I was unable to find another similar differential assy. Dana 44 Dallas Differential told me that appears to be a mexican model installed on light duty trucks, they was able to rebui...
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1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, sag/lacks power VIN: 1FDLF47F5T
Thank you everybody for your help. Once again, with the help of IATN techs, another vehicle is fixed where otherwise it may not have been. What we ended up doing was changing the oil, filter, fuel filter, and glow plugs (again). Also, I removed the fuel filter...
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDLF47F9V
Thanks for all the help. The IPR wiring was shorted just off the back of the valve. Thanks again, Adam
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTJW36F4V
Thanks guys for all the great responses. Many people gave me the piece of information that I needed to figure this one out. And it was that there is a drain on the back of the block that lets the fuel drain right down where the starter is. The valley had a pac...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L hoses VIN: 2FMZA5148W
Well, guys, at this time we have to presume that this is "fixed", because it hasn't come back, and the customer was in the other day for a service on their other car, so, it would appear that the viscosity issue in cold weather is the cause of the problem, and...
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
Guys I had replaced a the fuel pump with an aftermarket pump and today I found out that this pump was not doing a good job on start up it took the pump a long time to build pressure so I installed a pump from Ford and that took care of it. I want to thank all ...
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2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP53U11
Took the car to the dealer for an computer update. No change in the rpms. Dealer told the customer that this was normal operation for this car. Thanks for all of your help.
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA50481
TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED: EVERYONE'S SUGGESTIONS FOR FIX WERE ACCURATE BECAUSE EACH SENERIO GIVEN CAN AND WILL CAUSE PAIN IN THE BUTT NOISE. I REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYONES INPUT. THE ACTUAL FIX FOR THIS DEMON WAS FAULTY COIL PACK. WE COULDN'T GET ANY MIS-FIRE D...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L manifold VIN: 1FMCU03182
I got a few replies with sourses for a manifold. CarQuest in Baton Rouge has one, but is $40.00 more than Ford, but at least they have it.Part #641170. Someone suggested wwwcarpart.com, but it was a scratch. Also www.partsvoice.com located 3 in the USA, I call...
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L brake lamp, turn signal lamp VIN: 1FMZU77E23
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. I finally got back on the vehicle today. And just happen to notice that some of the terminals were backing out of the connector, and if I tried to puch them back in with the connector in the switch they would not mak...
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2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Engine VIN: 1ZVFT82H45
problem was from the cylinder head. thanks to all the individuals that replied
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Security System VIN: 1LNHM87A01
After the Lock shop cut a key and the car would NOT START we took it to the local Ford Dealer and had them cut a SECOND KEY and reprogram and the car started, apparently the lock shop didnt do it right, Thanks for all your help
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