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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Windshield Wipers VIN: 1FTYR10C8W
Hi guys truck came in with no speedo operation and this wiper problem, Installed new gem/ctm module and I had it programed at the dealer, speedo works good now. Wiper functions are and were.. wipe/wash normal...No interment operation... No low speed... High sp...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
This truck came to us hard to start and running rough with blue/white smoke. Upon driving, it totally clears out, smoke and all, like it was flooded. Able to duplicate rough running by long decelleration or letting it sit a while, and again under acceleration ...
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2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L flid reservoir VIN: 1N6AA07A94
this car pukes out the power stering fluid immediately after shutting off the engine,it has been doing this since last year,we replaced the pump per customer request,that did not fix the problem,we flushed the system with the fluid that is recommended from FOR...
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA55431
CUSTOMER BROUGHT IN VAN AS WAS RUNNING RUFF AND STUMBLING. CHECKED IT OUT AND FOUND LOWER INTAKE GASKET WAS BLOWN OUT. REPLACED INTAKE GASKETS AND CLEANED OUT EGR PORTS IN INTAKE AND STARTED VAN BACK UP RAN OK FOR THE FIRST BIT THEN STARTED TO RLS AND HAD A BA...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L overheat
Cust came in after dealer had given vehicle "clean bill of health", complains vehicle overheats at idle, i couldnt get to overheat at all on roadtest or in bay. I pressure tested system and could not get to leak, I even hooked up airlift and pulled vacuum and ...
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER. VIN: 1FTYR44V52
about 10% of improvement was noticed after repair. the main concern is no power on acceleration. crank and cam signals are ok, no glitches on scope when driving. cam sensor synchronizer is in correct position. no exhaust backprssure exists, removed twc and pro... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0304 (misfire cylinder 4), P0305 (misfire cylinder 5), P0306 (misfire cylinder 6), P0171 (bank1 lean lftrim is), P0175 (bank2 rich lftrm is --)
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L converter VIN: 1FTSW21P45
rebuilt trans. now the trans comes in and out of lock up. checked duty cycle control seems o.k.it trys to lockup even though their is not any ground on the control side of the lock up solenoid. replaced t.c.c. solenoid and still the same. any ideas would be gr...
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Oil pan VIN: 1LNHM86S14
Plate on front of oil pan is leaking. The caution that is cast into the plate states "Do Not Remove". I am unable to locate service info specific to this plate. Why should it NOT be removed and what precautions and special sealants should I use to repair this ...
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2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L 3-2 down shift VIN: 1LNHM81W76
This car came in for service and customer complained engine had no power at times while driving. I found slip when the car slowed down and stepped on gas. It slipped and banged into gear. It only happens in down shift. There is no symptom in up shifting. No co...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6247V
I picked up another ecm and the car runs great and no codes. The O2 sensor immediately begin to have a normal pattern unlike before. Thanks to everyone for helping to confirm my suspicions now I just have to deal with returning the reject one to this company...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L exhaust VIN: 1FMRU1767X
Thank you all for giving me valuable suggestions. After many unpaid hours of engine disassembly, reassembly, and re-installation, I still had not found any cause for excess water in the exhaust. But I did drill two holes in the underside of the muffler, one ...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Cruse Control VIN: 1FTNX20501
we had a bad clock spring, the one we put in first was the wrong one and would not run the cruse, after installing the right one, every thing is good. thhanks for all the help.
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Timing Belt
Sorry for the delay on this post. Car is fixed, up and running with no valve damage. Replies seemed split about 50/50 regarding valve damage... just decided to go ahead and replace belt and water pump with optimism. This paid off...engine ran fine although ner...
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L garage shift into D or R VIN: 1FMZU77K14
Waiting to hear from customer for ok of further diag. (remove unit and teardown for internal inspection.) Advised to check line pressures which we did and posted the results in the help request. Also advised to try trans-x additive from napa. We had done a flu...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, engine noise VIN: 1FTPX14574
the problem with this pickup has become more intermittent than it was before and it seems to help each time i change the oil. so as of right now the customer is not going to have me do any more to it. although i am pretty sure that there is an oil pressure iss... Trouble codes: P0011, P0012, P0021, P0022, P0340, P0345.
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF17294
HEY EVERYONE, I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET THIS TRUCK BACK IN THE SHOP. IT IS A BUSINESS SO GETTING IT BACK HAS BEEN DIFFICULT. HOWEVER I WANTED TO POST THE GREAT RESPONSES THAT I RECIEVED. 1)CHECK THE INTAKE W/PROPANE BECAUSE IT WILL NOT SHOW UP WITH A SMOKE... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MELM74W5T
Thankyou for all the replies. Turns out #2 plug wire had a lot of corosion built up between plug & wire causing enough resistence to cause this intermitten mis. These were motorcraft wires & plugs only 10k old, didnt suspect it especially with egr valve did...
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2M2XV11T2X
Thanks to all that replied. I checked this out according to the replies. The vast majority said it was the crank sensor in the distributor. After testing, I found that the pattern woud deteriorate after the engine warmed up. I couldn't sell it to the custo... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor), P1336 (Crankshaft Sensor Problem).
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