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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTEF15N0S
After this vehicle sits overnight the upper radiator hose collapses. When you crack the rad cap it expands like its supposed to be and it stays that way until it sits again the next time. Replaced the upper radiator hose as well as the rad cap to no avail. Doe...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8T
i have noticed that after sitting overnight that the sensor is warm to the touch(key off).it seems to me that this sensor should not have power going to it when car is not running.my thought is that power and ground are touching somewhere,but i have been all o... Trouble codes: P0453 (fuel tank pressure sensor input high)
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE30SXW
Hi guys - we need help on this one. Customer driving through from out of town and has power problems for some time already. We scanned ecm & found codes as listed. Road test found moderate lack of power up to 80km/h and at 80 would hardly go any faster even wi... Trouble codes: P1151, P0310, P0174
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTSE34S7X
This van was brought to me for a blown out spark plug that had already been repaired. the repair did not work right and took out the piston. Replaced the motor with a used one. Flushed the cooling system, and did all the normal new parts with an engine swap. W...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L transfer case shift motor VIN: 1FTNX21L4X
hello. I have this truck back again with a bad transfer case shift motor for the third time in two years. it arrived the first time with the 4x4 completley inop. I diagnosed the problem. replaced the shift motor and the system worked fine for 6 months or so th...
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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 Charging VIN: 1FAFP53U42
the vehicle came in for dies when put in gear i checked out had battery light on and would start and die and then after starting and dieng a few times it would not start till sat awhile fuel pressure is fine has spark injector pulse weak it is acting like it i...
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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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2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34Z63
Greetings. customer states that there is a clicking noise from under dash near feet/fuse panel area, car loses power, all dash warning lights come on, and heater comes on by itself. After sitting overnight the car starts and runs fine. Customer states after dr... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0622 (generator field terminal circuit), P1235 (fuel pump driver circuit out of range), B1342 (GEM/CTM defective), B1601 (PATS received incorrect ign key code from transponder), B1681 (PATS transreciever signal not recieved by PATS control)
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Noise VIN: 1FTRW12WX6
Once truck is started there is a loud noise that sounds like and exhaust leak, it goes away after a few seconds. No codes are present. Any one with any ideas please give advice.
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L engine VIN: 2MEFM75WX6
sorry for long post. with over 60 years of combined experience we are stumped. never heard noise quite like this from a 4.6 engine. my first thought was rod knock. customer stated noise was not there day before. upon starting next day noise started. noise is c...
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1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2MEFM74W5X
this is a good friends car thats kicking my butt. i use the red brick box and i notice that injector #3 and #4 have a fault according to the data both banks are running lean +20% i also went through mode 06 to or pin point any misfire and nothing turn up,but t... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition coil secondary circuit malfuction)
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L security sys VIN: 4M2XV11TOX
Hi, I am trying to help my mailman with this one. He has not been able to duplicate this at our shop, but this is the problem he is having. He locks the car with the power locks,and when he returns and unlocks the car at the drivers door(he does not have a key...
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
ATTN, FORD TECHS,CAR CAME IN FOR A CATALYIC CONVERTER.AND SURE ENOUGH IT WAS MELTED DOWN ON THE LEFT BANK.IT HAD BEEN SO HOT IT HAD BURNED THE DRIVER SIDE CARPET UNDER THE FLOOR MAT.REPLACED THE LEFT BANK CAT'S AND CRANKED IT UP FOUND ENGINE MISS. CHECKED FOR ...
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1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF57F3X
THANKS TO ALL YOUR HELP THIS WENT JUST LIKE TEXTBOOK PULLED VALVE COVER COLD AND #2 INJECTOR HAD NO OIL FLOW AT ALL OUT PORT WHEN COLD ,REPLACED INJECTOR AND ALL WORKS GREAT KNOW THIS IS MY OWN SERVICE TRK SO IM GOING TO GIVE IT A TRY WITHOUT REPLACEING ALL IN...
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L camshaft VIN: 3FAKP1136X
Thanks to all who replied. Well the problem came from the machine shop. They did not size the valves after the valve job. This engine does not have hydraulic lifters and they are not adjustable, they need to be sized at the machine shop. We found a used head, ...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4F4YR16C6X
HEYYYYYYYYYYYY. I FOUND A BAD VAVLE SEAT ON #4 REMOVE A HEAD AND IT WAS HANGIN OUT.THANKS ALL OF YOU WHO RESPOND.YOUR GUYS ARE GREAT... Trouble codes: P0304.
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP53U0Y
Thanks everyone spent time to help me to solve this problem. I tested the vehcle follwing some of your suggestions. when the noise came on over 60km/h, I turned to left, it got light, when I turned to right, it got lounder, so I belived it should be the left f...
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34P41
Thanks so much for the great recommendations. One quart of ATF added to the engine oil, then running the engine at idle for 30 minutes to clean the oil passages, then changing the oil and filter and using 10W-30 (thicker oil) seems to have fixed the car. It ...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F03
Took the advice of some of the replies and customer replaced all 8 injectors. Pricey but it works great now. Thanks for everyone's help, we don't do much diesel work, so your input helps alot.
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1ZVFT80N76
The customer has not returned to shop to have repaired, there were aftermarket but top of the line pads and rotors installed on front and rear, thanks to all for help, sorry can't give better answer.
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