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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U6V
Vehicle came in on 1/2/07 and 101579 miles on odometer with code P0430, found bank 2 convertor bad, all other tests within specs, replaced with universal convertor, one year later on 1/14/08 and 108722 miles, came back with P0420 and no other problems - all wi... Trouble codes: P0430 (Bank 2 catalyst low efficiency)
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMZU34E6W
CUSTOMER ARRIVED WITH AN EMISSIONS FAILURE. CHECKED FOR CODES AND FOUND P0133 AND P0153 LEAN CODES BUT NO MIL ILLUMINATION. GEERIC OBDll DATA SHOWS 02 SENSOR READINGS ALL 0.000 AT ALL O2 SENSORS, FUEL TRIM AT -100%.VEHICLE SPECIFIC INFO LOOKS NORMAL. LTFT IS +... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153 (right and left bank os sensors lean)
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F5Y
This F350 was towed in leaking oil from high press. oil pump. Added oil to check for leak and engine started. Replaced high press. oil pump from dealer. After installing pump engine will not start. icp press. at o psi while cranking. Fuel press. within specs. ... Trouble codes: P1212
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP52291
Looking for some help from trans techs. When cold, this taurus slips going into 2nd gear. After about 2 miles, it's better, but if I push it it'll have a small lag when it goes into 2nd gear and it'll actually squeak when it aplies. All the rest of the gears s...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L white smoke VIN: 1FTNX21F71
pulled vehicle in verifyed white smoke longer crank, checked relay bad replace with new ford relay. start faster still white smoke checked glow plugs found three bad on the right side, replace all four. still upon start up white smoke not alot just a nice poof...
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2007 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45S86
both bank 1 and sensors reading lean neither one of them are switching, i am leaning to outside influence creating concern, but have one question , my scan tool shows milli amp reading also in datastream, i am not sure if this vehicle uses milli amp for o2 res... Trouble codes: P2195, P2197
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Starter circuit VIN: 1LNLM91V4V
I have narrowed this down to the wire going to the "S" terminal on the starter. This wire should be Yellow/Blu coming from the starter relay, but is is NOT. It is a heavy gauge(#10) RED wire. The voltages at the relay socket are:#30(12Vdc LOAD enable, unswitch...
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1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1MELM50U3T
vehicle came in running very rough customer said cel on for long time .scanned anyhow found code po340 cam sensor circuit. found cam sensor dangling by connector and cam synchronizer housing destroyed .could not determine location of plug originally.rolled eng... Trouble codes: P0340
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2002 Mercury Villager (Van) Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4M2ZV12T82
This villager came in with a slight misfire, we replaced plugs, wires, dist. cap and rotor. We reset ignition timing, cleaned t/body, test drove, vehicle ran fine. Gave back to customer, came back 2 days later. Complaint is that it will miss at idle, it will s...
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L ignition system VIN: 1FALP13P9V
Just a brief overview, the wiring was reversed at the crank sensor connector. I had 3 replies to check the rewire job. To answer the question about DTC's, there was none and I appologise for leaving that out of my summary. After rewiring the connector, the car...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Pinging VIN: 1FTPW14524
Bad plug in hole #8. I got tunnel vision due to a P0304 code and didn't check the other cylinders. I believe that 8 is next in the firing order. Thanks to a tech line that sponsers this page, I was directed away from checking other cylinders, and moved on t... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire).
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L whte grey smoke VIN: 1FTWW33P44
THANKS TO ALL TO SPEEDY REPLIES FROM STEWART,BRIAN,KEITH,JIM,GERRY,CARTER,VICTOR,AND CHARLES WITH MUCH HELP IN FIXING THIS VEHICLE. WE ENDED UP REMOVING #1 AND #3 GLOW PLUGS, RAN A COMPRESSION TEST ON EACH CYLINDER, WE HAD 340 PSI. AT THAT POINT WE GAMBLED AND...
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2007 Ford E-250 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTNE24W17
I received 3 replies. First said to check grounds. The next two recommended checking the crank sensor. The evening I posted, I scoped the crank sensor and it looked good. The true test was going to be the next morning. I set up the scope on the crank sensor an...
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2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge VIN: 1MEHM5OU32
thanks for the help it had a small vacuum leak around the pcv valve and intake manifold put a clamp on just to be sure
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