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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTJS34G5R
This vehicle does not give us data stream,we have replaced the oxygen sensor,map and temperature sensors.We found some chaffed wires in the distributor and replaced distributor with reman unit.Spark plugs are correct and new.Oxygen sensor reads .95 volts,Fuel ...
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6537S
hello everyone I have a 95 ford contour 2.0 auto that I replaced the transmission on now the vehicle will not start. I have no spark or fuel. The transmission I put in was from a newer model because I had to swap the speed sensor and grind one of the dowel pin... Trouble codes: 16 (IDM no signal)
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP6532T
I am working on this vehicle for a friend at home and have run into a problem. Upon inspecting under the hood I found the engine wire harness was melted.The coating on all the wires looks fine and it only burned about three inches of most of the wires right ab...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKF37S9F
After sitting for an extended period, 2 or more days, the high pressure oil pump reservoir will go empty, and the truck may or may not start after extended cranking. Filling the HPOP reservoir will allow the truck to start immediatly. I do not see a sizeable o...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Steering VIN: 1FMZU73E1U
When you turn the steering wheel driving or stationary you get a very bad shudder. The wheels virtually jump. Ball joints, tie rods etc all ok. I know it is a steering problem but is it the pump or rack. I have heard that the pumps go bad sending teflon into t...
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2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L engine VIN: IDONOTHAVE
best way to swap motor out in this thing we only swap 6 or seven motors a year alldata says it will come out top but there does not look like enough room if you have done one of these maybe you can shed some light thanks rob
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Alum, heads VIN: 1FTNX21541
I have a broken stud in an allum head. I have drilled and tried to back out with an easy out and have not had any luck. I am wondering if I can heat it up and blow it out without hurting the allum head. I am trying to avoid taking the head off. Any ideas would...
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FCNF53S4Y
Replace fuel pump last week, low fuel pressure 25 psi, 34-36 at rpm. Drive 20 -30 miles lean codes come back, long term reaches 12% and will go into drive open loop, under 6% load. above that will go into close loop. Checked for vac leaks with smoke , no leaks... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L smokes VIN: 1FTSW30P13
Vehicle came into shop running great except excessive smoke out exhaust. It smokes so bad it could kill a misquito from a mile away. From what I have learned on other trucks like those 2004 and newer, is that there is a problem with the EGR cooler. I wanted to...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L whte grey smoke VIN: 1FTWW33P44
vehicle smokes bad at idle and really bad under load, smoke is kinda of white but grey-brown under load. we have removed egr valve, cleaned valve, also had cooling system under pressure with back tires about a foot of the ground to check for bad cooler, no vis...
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2004 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA58264
Vehicle came in for A/C work. Rear lines leaking at underbody connection below rear evaporator. Replaced lines, accumulator. Recharged system. Started vehicle to test system. Vehicle started fine. Then bucked a couple times at idle like the key was being cycle... Trouble codes: B1365 (Ign. start ckt short - B), B1361 (Ign. run/acc ckt short -B), B1306 (LVL SWT ckt open), U1262 (SCP fault for J1850 bus), U1009 (SCP fault for engine torgue), U1059 (SCP fault for Tran/Ax/PRND)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, engine noise VIN: 1FTPX14574
Hello everyone i have one here that has really got me stumped.It came from the ford dealership after they had changed the right hand timing chain and guides because one of the guides broke. They also replaced the right hand cam phaser and the solenoid. When it... Trouble codes: P0011, P0012, P0021, P0022, P0340, P0345
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14555
customer parked truck for around 4 days when restarted truck ran fine until he drove down the road then it ran rough, has top end noise and momentary loss of oil pressure. both cam sensors have been replaced and oil changed with 5w20 syn blend runs fine at idl... Trouble codes: P0340, P0345, P0011, P0021
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2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56P85
Customer states vehicle is low on power. Test drove vehicle can feel customers complaint. Found codes p0272 & p0404 in computer. Replaced EGR Valve and cleaned out passage ways. Replaced fuel filters, changed oil. Removed #4 injector and swaped it with #6 inje... Trouble codes: P0272, P0404
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Power Steering VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
We fixed the vehicle, We replaced lines as suggested and power steering cooler with no fix . Pulled the new power steering pump - inspected / had debris from the first rack melting original pump. We cleaned and reinstalled did not over heat but did not control...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L DLC Dead VIN: 1FTSX31FOX
Turns out that the fuse block for fuse 3 (20 amp, of the interior mounted fuse block) has a loose/weak terminal and the fuse blade makes a poor contact, when inserted fully. If not fully seated it contacts well and circuit 40 has proper batt. voltage. If ins...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33P63
WELL GUYS THIS ONE IS FINALLY FIXED.TURNED OUT TO BE FICM THANKS TO ALL THAT HELPED ONCE AGAIN IATN SAVES THE DAY Trouble codes: P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P0273, P0276.
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A24
First I want to thank all who replied. Through the group I found that the MAP sensor is in the EGR module. Instead of relying on the MAF for a baro pid the EGR system module has two sensors in it. One to measure vacumn and one to measure exhaust backpressure. ... Trouble codes: P0108.
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2005 Lincoln LS 3.0L compressor VIN: 1LNH86S65Y
I had 4 respond to my request on this 2005 Lincoln LS, and where as follows: (1) check to make sure the compressor is operating then check the blend air door for operation check all your connections (2) Try evacuating and recharging the a/c again. The exact...
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2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L sensor/control unit VIN: 1ZWFT61L41
jumperd between computer and sensor, and still reads the same thing so im going with the computer.unfortenately i am unable to find out if this fixes problem or not because costumer is laid off and unable to pay for fix. but if he does come back for fix ill po...
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