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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26HXL
I need the spec for the ohms for the fuel injectors. alldata says 3-4 ohms but would like to be sure. the ones in truck are 14.0 ohms. they were changed by customer on engine swap. thankyou in advance for your help
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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.9L Belt volt guage VIN: 1FBJS31M5P
Gentlemen, Vehicle was in in January and said he had a burning smell after inspecting vehicle told customer we could find nothing the vehicle is back this morning. Customer said that he started it and and there was a loud squeal and the volt guage reads 8v. We...
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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 E-150 Econoline 5.8L alarm VIN: 1FDEE14HOT
horn has been going off at 3:00 a.m. for the past 4 nights. unable to turn it off with key fob. have to unhook bat. has anyone run into this. clockspring??
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1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start, starts and stalls VIN: 1FAC234567
hey all, to start please ignore the vin...i dont have that info at the moment. the customer complains of vehicle running fine for awhile, then dying and then restarting again most of the time. other times not starting for awhile. i was able to confirm that ... Trouble codes: P0231
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FEKF37F8V
I have here a powerstroke that originally came in for hard start then running really rough (with no smoke and no power) till its warm, then its okay. I bypassed the EOT to run the contribution test cold came up with 2,3,4 cylinders, replaced those injectors, t...
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP1139W
This is a used car from a used car lot. When they first purchased the car they were going through a car wash and the vehicle stalled. With ignition key on coling fan would run engine would crank no spark or injector pulse-no fuel pump-no computer comunication-...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Power Door Lock VIN: 1FMZU34E6X
Hi, Hoping for some help on this one. This Explorer has a problem with the power door locks. It will unlock from the passenger side, but not lock. From the drivers side, it will lock, but not unlock. Now the rear door lock switch located in trunk, will lock an...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L pass key VIN: 1FTYR10V9X
Need help with Ford pass-key issue-customer's 1999 Ford Ranger was towed to our facility with a no start,no crank condition. Theft light is flashing on dash with key in crank position. Vehicle has two failure codes stored in pcm memory, B1681 and U1262, after ...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L oil pan VIN: 1FTNW21F6Y
vehicle: 2000 Ford F250/350 7.3L diesel. Task: Engine oil pan replacement we live in a corrosive environment and have quite a few of these to replace in our fleet. we have discovered 2 ways to do the job. 1. remove the radiator and pull the engine/trans toget...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge, LOW POWER VIN: 1FMZU73E42
The vehicle looses power at wide open throttle like a plugged converter, but we took a o2 sensor out and no change. We drove it with the fuel gauge on and the pressure never drops. At in town driving under 1/2 load the vehicle will chuggle. No codes, has any o...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E83
using modis mode 6 view missfires only cylinder 6 checked for signal at injector and coil compression crank 160 running 65 looked in cylinder with boroscope valves and seats look good idle is when you feel roughness acceleration is perfect plenty power. data s... Trouble codes: P0316 (cylinder 6 missfire on start up), P0306 (cylinder 6 missfire)
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2004 Ford Expedition NBX 5.4L Wipers VIN: 1FMFU16L74
This expedition came to us with the front wipers working all the time even after the key is out and the doors locked, They will not time out like the lights do, The intermented wipers do not work with key on or key off, the high and low speeds work fine. I did...
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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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2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAFP74V97
Hello to all that take the time. It is much appreciated. We have this Vic that had been scanned a few months ago for code c1175. This visit it was scanned again, abs, brake and traction control lights were on. Codes now present u1900 ABS CAN com bus fault, u00...
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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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2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hi, every body and thanks in advance. What I got here is a 2000 Lincoln Navigator that keeps throwing code P0355. Customer had it towed in about four weeks ago. He said it just cut off while going up a [...], he did state that the SERVICE ENGINE SOON lamp had b... Trouble codes: P0355 (coil e primary/secondary), P0305 (misfire 5)
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, pings badly VIN: 1FTRE1423W
Ok Thanks for the replies. I covered all the replies in what I posted. Nothing was makeing sense. Fuel trims and o2's said nothing wrong all were normal, Egr was good ignition and fuel good compression seemed high but this engine is 9.17 to 1. I said to myself... Trouble codes: P0340, P0302, P0306, P0401.
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Thanks for all the help folks. Ended up outsourceing to another shop for a fresh look. They used a exh. pres. transducer to determine that cyl. 5 was still the issue. They pulled injector and found no noticeable blockage. Then they swapped it with cyl. 6 a...
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE2429X
Thank for all the help. However the customer does not want to pay the labor on camp synch, he took the van back to the guy who sold the van to him. I am really amazed how fast I get replies from IATN fellows. All the infos are very helpful. I am just wondering... Trouble codes: P1309.
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56S91
thanks for all of the replies. the valve seat thing on vulcan motors is something I know about, but this is a dohc motor, and I don't think it applies. I did completeley disable egr with a block off plate, so that was not it. anyways, the customer has premium...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Door locks VIN: 1FMYU60E51
Thanks for everyones help. The information did need to be transfered to the new module even though our distributor denied it needing it unless the ecu was replaced. Unfortunatly we found out the one we got was the wrong one when the dealer tried to program it....
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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F11
This was a tuff one and I made it that way. One step I skiped was putting a fuel gauge at the cylinder head. It had fuel going in the filter housing. It would fill the housing very quickly so I knew it had fuel and since it was 8 quarts low on oil I was Sure I...
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2004 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L Compressor lines VIN: 1FMFL16LX4
Coustomer worked out of town and was just this week able to leave vehicle with us ! I appreciate the responces recieved, some indicated an oil issue and I suspected such as a little more research indicated similar problems with other vehicles with low mount A/...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L exhaust VIN: 1FMYU93195
First let me extend a big thank you to James,Michael,Chuck,Bruce and James.I received 3 relies within 20 minutes of posting my request [AMAZING] As everyone noted it comes out the bottom quite easily,AFTER removing the y pipe,drive axle alt. shrouds and altern...
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2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L strut VIN: 1ZWFT61L71
Thanks to everyone for the replies,I also thought this would be like a VW.I took it apart this morning,and my concerns were legit.The thing blew apart(I was standing out of harms way of course)someone put this thing together with just the upper nut.I should ha...
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