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1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L reverse gear engagement VIN: 3FAPP15J6P
i HAVE A 93 ESCORT IN MY SHOP RIGHT NOW AND WE JUST DID A NEW CLUTCH KIT, AND AFTER JOB WAS COMPLETE IT IS HARD TO GET INTO ANY GEAR WHILE PARKED AT IDLE, BUT MOST OF ALL REVERSE. REVERSE WANTS TO GRIND AS IF THE CLUTCH WASNT DISENGAGING COMPLETELY. THE REASON...
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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L overdrive VIN: 1FMDU34X15
when driving on freeway overdrive on instrument panel starts flashing after a couple of miles then when you slow down a little it stops flashing.and speedodometer does not work but when on freeway starts jumping up and down.
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
truck came in running horrible, after pin pointing 2 coils and 1 injector truck ran fine except at idle. after driving a while p0171 and 174 popped on. looked at o2 sensors on modis and both upstream sensors were pegged lean. decided to clean maf to see any di... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean), P0174
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L trans case VIN: 1FMZU34X9X
This explorer only shudders under load while turning, not power steering shudder, its from the driveline. It does it forward and reverse, left and right. It does have the limited slip/ posi rearend, could the rear diff be causing the shudder? Driveshaft speed ...
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2001 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMDA58441
Hello I have a strange one here. Customer came in with a odd no start condition. His kids sat in the van with both sliding doors open listening to the radio till battery was to low to start van. They jump van and drove 60 miles home in the daytime he let th...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L non ready VIN: 1FTNX20L81
Hello Group and Greetings. This truck has no perceivable drivabilty issues and no codes(obviously). It will not go into ready status even after multiple attempts following the FORD reset protocols. It is maintaining an 02 and 02 heater circuit non ready status...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03112
This car came in about a year ago with this code and had this problem.It would idle and then surge when to into gear. on the highway it buck at about 60 to 65 with or without cruise.This is the only code that Iam getting Trouble codes: P0102
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2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L battery VIN: 1FMRU17L32
CS clicking and no start even with a jump. I put a new battery in this truck, cleaned the negative cable and everything came alive. The charging system is working adequately, but there is a parasitic draw on the battery of 265 milliamps. I traced the draw to t...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F03
This truck will not crank cold unless you plug in the block heater for about an hour. We found the fuel heater thermostat in the filter housing to be open and not working. My question is, would a non working fuel heater cause this? The customer says it has don...
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2004 Ford E-250 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FTNE24W04
We are replacing the shock absorbers on this van and one of the front bolts (on the radius arm) broke off at the end of the threaded part close to the shank. Is there a repair kit available to replace this bolt vs. relacing the radius arm or welding the old st...
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2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW12555
hello iatn tech. this car came in run rough check engine light on # 3 misfire replace #3 coil and set of spark plug and injoector. reset light test drive still misfire rough but check engine light never on again power to the coil .good spark ,injector spray fu...
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L oil cooler flange VIN: 5LMPU28A1X
hey can u guys tell me how to replace oil cooler flange gasket. i just remove the three bolts on line but there is a last one upside down in the water outlet side. i would apreciated u help i know thats ez for you guys come onnnn. bennie
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A52
coils 3,6,7 and 8 have no drive from pcm.ohm test wiring to pcm for open and shorts. all ok when testing pcm side of these coils it has 8 volts on it with engine running coil 3,6,7 unpluged if you unplug no 8 the 8 volts goes away.coils have 12 volts on power ... Trouble codes: P0353 (ingition coil c pri/sec circuit fault), P0356, P0357, P0358
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8T
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED TO REINFORCE MY SUSPICIONS.AFTER TALKING WITH A HELPFUL FORD PARTS GUY TO GET THE CORRECT PART # FOR THE ECM(HE TOOK THE TIME TO LISTEN TO ME),I THEN PULLED THE PCM AND FOUND THAT THE NUMBER BELONGED TO A 1997 WITH ELECTRIC AIR PUMP!I... Trouble codes: P0453 (evap pressure sensor input high), P412, P1451 (evap vent control malfunction).
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N2T
First, Thank you to all of you that replied to this. I( was unaware that the DLC was powered through the cig. lighter. Well I tested the power and had none. I checked the fuse and it was good. I then pulled the cig lighter out and found that someone had cut th...
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1997 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FDLE40F9V
Friends, Thanks for all of the good suggestions. Those that suggested changing the injection pressure regulator were right on. This was a tricky one because some of the service literature implies that hydraulic pressure would have to drop below 750 p.s.i. to... Trouble codes: P1211 (Injection Control Pressure Not Controllable - Above / Below Desired), P1210 (Injection Control Pressure Above Expected Level), P1281 (Injection Control Pressure Circuit Out of Range High).
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1999 Ford Falcon 4.0L Smartlock System VIN: 6FPAAAJGCM
I fianlly got this car back in for some serious testing. All inputs tested fine and a new Body electronics module solved all problems. The new module required coding and key learning whichw as accomplished with the snap on scanner.
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF37F5Y
YAAAAY!!! All fixed. Harold, [...], Richard, and Matt all nailed it with the fuel tank strainers. It made sense when the ICP cranked up the pressure to compentsate for the lack of low pressure fuel due to a serious clog. When I dropped the tank there was about a... Trouble codes: P0472 (p1280-), P1280 (p0263-), P0263 (p0266-), P0266 (p0269-), P0269 (p0284-), P0284 (testing and results).
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2001 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L transfer case shifting VIN: 1FMNU41501
customer took vehicle from shop and trans failed 1 week later, customer opted to return to dealer. Wasnt able to complete diag. because customer had to have vehicle.
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2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L engine VIN: 1FMRU17W31
SORRY GUYS AT THE TIME WE POSTED THIS REQUEST ACTIVITY IN THE SHOP WAS SLOW AND WE WERE GOING TO DO THE SWAP TO JUST HAVE SOMETHING IN THE SHOP. SEEING THAT BOTH THE VEHICLES BELONG TO THE SHOP AND OUR BUISNESS HAS PICKED BACK UP THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN PUT ON H...
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2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L battery light VIN: 1FMFU18L84
hey thanks guys the motorcraft alt fixed the light no more aftermarket alt on the new fords again thanks for the help
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2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L AC compressor VIN: 1FMZK06155
Thank you for all your responses. The fix for this freestyle was to reflash the instrument cluster to "as built" specifications. With the help of a really great Ford dealer tech he accessed the Ford hotline and received a "pass code" to enter into Ford IDS to...
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2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34N17
The crankshaft pulley was 180 degrees out of time. If you follow the directions when putting it together they want you to install the pulley with the timing hole in the pulley,down at the 6 o'clock position which puts the big space on the reluctor wheel on the...
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2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP34N17
The problem with this car was the valves were sticking. I know it's hard to believe each cylinder had sticking valves but it did. I removed the head sent it to the machine shop and they did a valve job and enlarged the guides .001, I know it's not a lot but it... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire).
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L ac VIN: 1L1FM81W91
Alot of the replies I got said to check the blend doors and pinch off heater hoses neither of which helped. The problem ended up being with the two electric valves that are inline with the rear expansion valves. They didnt have power so they were not opening a...
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2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engine knock VIN: 1MEFM58U6Y
First I would like to thank the tech's who gave me some direction and some ideas. Thanks to Robert, Daniel, Gordon, and a few others. I removed the serpentine belt to make sure it wasnt something in the accessories area. The Noise was still present. I then can...
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