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1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L lacks power VIN: 1FTHX26FOT
truck runs fine majority of the time did find programmer in truck have removed programmer to verify it is not the cause when you drive the truck it will lose power blow black smoke and have no boost reading we have tied the ebp valve open after disconnecting i...
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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L bumper bracket VIN: 1FTCR11X3V
i need to know if the frame extentions can be heated and bent back or do i have to cut them and weld new ones?
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Reduced power mode VIN: 66VNC68722
Service engine soon light comes on intermittently, has happened 3 times in about six weeks. sets code P0020 and engine goes into reduced power mode. oil light comes on in dash and will have coolant dripping from overflow bottle. engine is running at normal tem... Trouble codes: P0020 (Intake camshaft position sensor open bank 2)
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L vct overretarted VIN: 1FALP653XW
Did a oil pump on this engine. Customer drove it about 8 miles with no oil pressure. Fixed that and now the engine stumbles at about 1100 RPM. The code that keeps coming up is PO1383. Vct overretarted. We have did just about everthing we can think of, includin...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21L2X
Thanks in advance . This truck was towed in and customer stated thet he was merging from one freeway to another under accelaeration and the truck just shut down and would not restart. When i looked at it first thing in the morning it fired right up . Scanned c...
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2000 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF17261
Guy's I need help with this one.The customer is handy and has changed all the parts listed below on his own and I have smokedthe vehicle warm and cold and found no leaks, so his intake sealing job is ok.Fuel trim is adding by about 15% and the mil is off now b... Trouble codes: 172 (lean), 174 (lean)
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Speedometer VIN: 2FAHP71W94
Speedometer is inop as well as odometer there are no pcm codes pcm shows mph while driving every thing else works on cluster I have installed known good cluster and pcm and replaced signal wire from pcm to cluster circuit # 679 Thanks for any help
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K14
hello got a strange one here. this truck came in with fuel contamination in the cooling system. rh head had low compresion in two of the cyil head gasket was replaced. after repair on cold starts within about 1min of start the truck runs rough and the engine l... Trouble codes: P0395, P0316
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2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L transfer VIN: 1FAFP28185
Please a little help here. I am not familiar with this AWD 500. The AWD malfunction light stays on and sets a p1889 oil pump performance code. I found a TSB 08-4-11 that describes this scenerio to the T. The TSB said to replace oil pressure temp sender part #7...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31P36
Good afternoon, I have a ford superduty 350 deisel with a cold start problem.It dumps a lot of fuel,chugs real hard.misfires and stalls at least 6 times before I get it to the point where it runs smooth and perfect.Once the the truck warms up,it starts and run... Trouble codes: 0611 (fuel injection module performance)
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1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L EGR Tube VIN: 1LNLM97V1V
I am looking for help finding an egr tube for this Continental! Lincoln obsoleted the part and it only fits 1995-1997 Continental. Anybody know of an aftermarket source as this car is dead in the water without the tube.
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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14NXS
I WENT THREW THE WIRING, AND ALL THE SENSORS ONE BY ONE AND ECM NEVER CAME BACK UP. REPLACED ECM WITH ANOTHER NEW ONE AND THE TRUCK HAS BEEN GONE FOR TWO WEEKS SO FAR WITH NO ISSUES. THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO.
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
HI and yes this thing is fix I have waited a few weeks to be foreshore this truck was fix and checked in and guy said thing is running great now to what I have found was after lots more reading and checking found that the -16 long turn fuel trim was not the ca... Trouble codes: P1151 (up stream o2 senser bank 2 no switch lean).
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FMPU16L71
WE FOUND THE RIGHT MARKS, THE FORD KIT DIDN'T HELP, THE CRANK HAD TO BE AT ABOUT 10 O'CLOCK AND EVERYTHING WENT OK. THANKS FOR THE HELP.
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L gem VIN: 1FTRW08L21
SORRY FOR THE TECHNICAL PROBLEM. I CLOSED THIS WEEKS AGO BEFORE OUR COMPUTER CRASHED AND WAS REPLACED. I WAS UNAWARE IT DIDNT GO THROUGH UNTILL IATN SENT ME THIS E MAIL. WE REPLACED THE LEAKY WINDSHIED AND THE FUES BOX ASSEMBLY. THE GEM HAD NO SIGHNS OF WATE...
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2001 Ford Ranger 2.5L MIL Lamp on, RADIO DIES
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES. I HAD THE VEHICLE FOR THREE DAYS AND COULD NOT DUPLICATE PROBLEM. I RECEIVED SOME REAL GOOD ADVICE TWO WERE TO CHECK FOR A SHORTED TRANS RANGE SWITCH. ONE REPLY INFORMED ME OF A TSB FOR A GEM MODULE TO BE REPLACED AND THAT IT WOU... Trouble codes: P0500 (speed sensor loses signal to ecm).
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L harsh shift VIN: 1FMZU73E82
Vehicle returned after a week and I was able to test systems. Found problem to be in the 4X4 shift control module. Dealer had it in stock but customer refused the work.
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2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Power sliding door VIN: 2FMZA56473
Hello all. Sorry for the delay but after talking with customer he has decided that the power sliders weren't worth fixing. I was sure that the van had a separate problem for each side but I wasn't able to continue with the diagnosis. Thanks again, Stev...
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 5LMFU28R44
Thanks for all the help. A couple of you guys talked about going into mode 6 in generic obd2 mode and check peramiters of 10-53- one through eight.When i entered in and checked max. and min. specs. coil #3, min . spec was at 813 and the other seven were at 0 ...
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1998 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU55PXW
Many thanks from Brian for his advice of using the crankshaft reluctor wheel to set TDC for #1. Apparently somewhere in its life the crank pulley has been removed and the timing marks were not aligned properly. Sure enough though I just set the crank relucto... Trouble codes: P1309.
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