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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L starts in high gear VIN: 1F3CU56ERV
This one has me really sumped. The truck came in with P0500 and P01506. Now if you drive the truck cold it works great shifts nicly through all the gears even lock-up. Then after the trucks seems to warm up it sets a P0500 code and the transmission starts in h...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM50UXX
Repeat customer came in with a repeat stalling & no start problem. This time the car wouldn't restart until I got there with the wrecker. I found no spark and couldn't hear the fuel pump run. Mil lamp was off with KOEO. Got back to shop and scan tool wouldn't ...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74EOY
OK. Vehicle comes in running bad with check engine light on. Found codes for cyl misfire on #3&4. Found burnt wire on #3 and corrosion in coil pack. Checked at coil for spark out of #3. No spark. Replaced coil pack, wires and plugs. It still has a misfire from...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F62
Hello Ford techs. Trying to fix this one for a friend. Running fine before I touched it. Replaced the hp pump as it was leaking at the plug lower left. Had to transfer the IPR to new unit. Now I have a no start. ICP voltage .22 KOEO IPR 15% KOEO IPR 65% cran... Trouble codes: P1212 (ICP not at expected voltage)
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L Suspension VIN: 1FAFP38Z04
Ok ,I have this Focus that was in an accident ,a body shop did the repairs and my customer said it has'nt driven the same ever since. It took a while for me to figure out what she was talking about. What it will do is intermitantly after hitting bumps could be...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FTPX14554
Truck was towed in after a snow storm,with a no start problem.The vehicle would not crank over so i checked starter had no power to small wire.I checked relay and found no ground from pcm and wire was good.I checked for code and could not communicate with pcm ...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Stall, Misfire, NO POWER VIN: 1FTSW21P65
help me!! customer brought truck in, would barely run, stalling and no power. would not rev. like starving for fuel. customer stated he bought cheap diesel for $1.88 just before problem began. he stopped at the mister car wash and had both fuel filters and oil... Trouble codes: P0275 (cyl. 5 contribution), P1408 (egr flow out of range), P0404 (egr performance)
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, NO POWER VIN: 1FTWW31P06
this truck came in with a hard to start in the morning and truck has started to loose power and the fuel economy has dropped from 14 mpg to about 9 mpg..after it would start it would run great all day but customer still complained about the power loss and the ... Trouble codes: P0261 (cylinder 1 injector curcuit low), P0270 (cylinder 4 injector curcuit low), P0276 (cylinder 6 injector curcuit low), P0279 (cylinder 7 injector curcuit low)
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2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U26
Customer complaint is no start when hot or cold. They say it will start fine then you could shut engine off and instantly try to restart and it will just crank and no start. Sometimes you turn key off and it will restart fine other times it will take up to a f...
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1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L water pump VIN: 1LNFM92VOW
car had water pump replaced prior to coming to my shop.car heats up (temp gauge just under red not in it) after driven for 10-15 miles or slightly aggressive driving(accellerating onto on ramp,passing another car etc.).car will cool down if you park it and idl...
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1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MECM50U3N
thanks everyone for reading this. i have a 1992 mercury sable here that has melted the egr flow sensor twice. the sensor is a plastic one vacuume hose type. when the hose is off the egr pipe it seems that excessive exhaust is comming from it. does this vehicle...
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1993 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GNCT18WOY
Many thanks to all who replied! Some of the great suggestions included a faulty EEC relay,vacuum leaks, fuel pressure and volume, ignition checks and of course the infamous MAF sensor. Even though the coil pack ohmed out "OK" we tried a known "good one"and it ...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FMDU34X2R
First off, I want to thank a lot of techs for help: Alex, Frank, Randy, John, Doug, David, Robert [...]., Kenneth, and Eric. It took awhile as we had over 16" of snow and ice on the ground to hamper me from working ...
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5146T
THANK A LOT TO EVWERY ONE FOR YOUR ADVISE: I FIND A BROKEN WIRE IN WIRING RIGHT BEFOR WIRING HARNES ON THE CHASSIS UNDER DRIVER SEAT!! ALL DONE AND GOOD TO GO, WAITING FOR SUSTOMER TO PICK IT UP THANKS AGAIN MATT Trouble codes: P0301.
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMZU35P8X
Customer never returned for repair. I think a computer may be the only thing that fixes the problem since I saw no problem with the wiring to the range sensor and the sensor was replaced previously. I will write back if he decides to come back. Thank you for y...
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Runs really rich VIN: 1FTZR15U11
Yes, I have fixed this vehicle, kind of. There were several layers of problems on this one. I already mentioned the leaking injector on cylinder #6. I took a fuel sample and found a lot of moisture in the fuel, likely what caused the fuel rail to rust. I pulle... Trouble codes: B1600 (PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal Not Received), P1132 (HO2S11 Sensor Indicates Rich), P1152 (HO2S21 Sensor Indicates Rich), P0172 (System Too Rich Bank 1), P0175 (System Too Rich Bank 2), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected).
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L left axle seal VIN: 1FMZU73W02
Have not fixed this as of yet..what I did find upon much closer inspection is this: the new seal from ford is actually a 2 piece "oil bath" type seal. The inner portion seals tight to the cv joint, and the inner portoion of the seal actually spins on the outer...
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4M2XV11T3X
Thanks to all that replied, the fix for this one was a faulty injector( thks Damian )luckily it was an easy front one. Inj ohmed out at 12.1 cold and 8.5 hot, replaced it and all is well.I ohmed the injectors at the harness connector above the belts front of e...
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