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1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L high head pressures VIN: 1FACP40M5P
considering poss. wrong type of condenser designed for r-12 but we converted it to 134a
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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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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP653XT
hi techs, i have a contour that is giving me problems. customer complains of stalling at intersections. it has a poor idle quality and no check engine light on. i first cleaned the throttle body with no luck. i then put my scanner on it. when the vehicle is fi...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FTDX0761V
The story with this truck is that it is used exclusively to tow a camper a couple times a year. Two years ago while going up a long hill the truck started misfiring. Customer pulled the heads and found that several valves had tuliped. Complete valve job was pe...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5147W
has code 401 and 402 with a p1000 first 2 codes are opposite insufficent and excessive egr flow and vehicle only getting about 10 mpg last time known computer reset 2 months ago so p1000 should not of set suspect pcm but not sure thanks Trouble codes: 401 (insufficient egr flow), 402 (excessive egr flow), P1000
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2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start, VIN: 3FAFP13P8Y
This car was towed in, customer had to push emergency park lock button to get out of park the other day, today car quit seems to have no power to computer, ignition and fuel pump turn key on, it cranks fine, horn and lights work, and there is no check engine l...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP5827Y
we have a ac system that ices up after driving down interstate for 90 miles or so. system has been evac and recharged to proper specs. (34oz). when it ices up, blower is unable to blow air out vents and drain will not flow condensation. gauge readings are 230 ...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L 4x4 low range VIN: 1FTSX31L04
This is the wrong vin for vehicle. I have a 2000 ford ranger that will not engage in 4x4 low.I have checked the steps you take to engage it,in nuetral,clutch depressed, stopped.The switch is good and the 4x4 motor is good.Customer states that he started having...
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cooling fans VIN: 1FAFP53U42
Customer brought in vehicle stating it was overheating. Upon initial inspection we found it low on coolant. Topped off the coolant and watched vehicle for a few minutes. Here is where we are seeing a problem. When testing the cooling fans with the scanner I ca...
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Passanger seat belt VIN: 2FPTF17252
I recently purchased a 2002 Ford Ranger 3.0/ 6 cyclinder 4 wheel drive w/ 100,000 miles the selt belt lite flashes on with a code 47 and stays on. Having down time I purchased a new seat belt and decided to remove the old one and install the new one. I went to...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering wheel VIN: 1FTSW31F93
customer stated when taking off or decelerating 9-13 mph steering wheel shakes and truck feels like its hopping when braking, feels like on a wash board. thanks in advance for any help you can provide
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L no power VIN: 1FTWW32P34
After replacing the EGR cooler assembly ,the engine runs perfectly except for the turbo quit working.There was a lot of coolant in the exhaust system.I had the RPM held at 2000rpm to clear the exhaust of coolant when I heard a noise then the turbo quit.What di... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo underboost)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTPW14564
This truck was originally brought in for an engine noise, the noise was as described in TSB's and here as cam phaser noise. I replaced both cam phasers using the ford procedure found on another forum with ford tools to wedge the timing chain and remove 3 rocke... Trouble codes: P0340
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVFT80N66
Car towed in with no start problem,checked fuel presure and found 60 lbs ,good spark,injector pulse, tried crank sensor and coil
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L a/c air tempature VIN: 1LNHM87A52
Customer complant when out side tempature is 85 degrees or higher, with both driver & passanger settings at 72 degrees, after driving 15-30 minutes when driving the drivers side a/c vents blow hot air. He said if he shuts off the car & restarts it the air woul...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford Pickup F250 5.8L slave cylinder
THANKS FOR AL [...] AIR OUT.PHENIX INJECTOR ON ORDER.THANKS AGAIN,HOPE I CAN HELP YOU SOMEDAY!
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Brakes VIN: 1FTEX08LXV
Although we followed all the proceedures outlined in Mitchell 1 as related to bleeding the brakes on this vehicle we still had the problem with the poor brake pedal. My shop is not one to throw parts at a vehicle in the hopes of fixing it, I want to confirm th...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
AFTER TALKING MORE TO THE CUSTOMER, HE SAID THE PREVIOUS SHOP HAD CHANGED SOME KIND OF PLASTIC PIECE.??? SO AFTER DECIFERING HIS BROKEN ENGLISH I DECIDED TO DOUBLE CHECK TIMING. PULLED FRONT COVER AND VALVE COVERS TO MY SUPRISE BANK 1 WAS DEAD ON SO I THOUGHT... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean), P0174.
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX17W5Y
Tech's, this Ford is down the road. Had never seen this one before. Replaced OE VSS with second OE and VSS code gone. Rechecked all wiring, recleaned all grounds, computer related and not. The problem still existed. Had one reply about DPFE sensor causing... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position snesor circuit malfunction), P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow), P0720 (Output speed sensor circuit malfunction), P0722 (Output speed sensor circuit no signal), P1131 (Lack of HO2 sensor B1S1 switch indicates lean), P1151 (HO2 sensor B2S1 switch point indicates lean).
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L non ready VIN: 1FTNX20L81
The Ford ABERRATION. After baby sitting the State Inspector and advising him to input a 8800LB GVW the inspection protocol changed. Once the right peramters where inputed the inspection criteria changed from OBDII to ASM/OBD1 and it passed. Further more, I be...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L trans temp guage VIN: 1FTSW31FX2
Thank you for all your help!!! repair instrument cluster now the readings with the pcm match the cluster temp guage.Also infared temp transmission and that also matches.
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW21F72
ILIKE TO PLAY THINGS SAFE. RADIATOR AND FAN GOT REPLACED TO OVERCOME PROBLEM AS MOST PEOPLE SUGGESTED. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. NOTE- SINCE THERE'S NO MANUFACTURERS SPECIFICATION ON ACCEPTABLE INLET AND OUTLET TEMP OF RADIATOR WHEN CHECKING FOR RESTICTION OR IN...
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2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L battery VIN: 1FMRU17L32
Okay, it looks like I wasn't patient enough. I must have opened a door or something within the first hour of testing. I left the ammeter on and worked on other things and came back 75 minutes later and the draw had dropped from 265 mA to 19 mA. I'm okay with t...
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2004 Ford E-250 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FTNE24W04
I used a lower shock bolt kit that was in with the shock for a 77 Monte Carlo from NAPA - If you use the boltkit in the box with the carriage type bolt head on one end, all you need to do is cut off the shank part of the broken part on the van at the buldge/sp...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L gauges,power windows, radio etc VIN: 1FTPX14574
Well I was able to convince the owner to get us online with some wiring through one of our local jobbers. I tested all the wiring to the instrument cluster as well as removing the fuse panel and dismantling it, and the security module. Took an educated guess a...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P45
WELL FOLKS THIS ONE IS FIXED.COME TO FIND OUT MY SECONDARY FUEL FILTER HOUSING ALWAYS SEEMED LOW ON FUEL EVEN THOUGH I HAD GOOD FUEL PRESSURE.SO I REMOVE THE SUPPLY LINES FOR BOTH HEADS AND TURNED THE KEY ON TO MAKE SURE FUEL CAME OUT IF NOT A FAULTY INTERNAL ...
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2006 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L driving comfort VIN: 2FMZA50246
I have yet to see this vehicle to complete the diagnostics, tech posts were as follows, look for loose moldings or window seals, one case had similar noise from leaking intake seals causing problem to be heard mainly from inside vehicle, more than one cure of ...
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