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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X8P
Guys we got a weird one in here and there isn't alot of information available to help with the diagnosis. I have read through the knowledge base and have come up with the common choice of dpfe but this vehicle doesn't have one on it. The fuel pressure is withi...
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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP62W7S
Hi Guys. I have this 95 ford, and have intermitent problem. When ist cold vont idle , bat not alweis, and its turns of.Restart couple times , then is ok. Same times ewen when its hot ,duing same thing. Mass Air sensor its been replece, olso the idle control mo...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Controls VIN: 1FDLE40SOV
I started on this job last Saturday. I figured it would be an easy fix. Wrong! Yesterday, to my dismay, I figured out the location of the vent control problem. What were the "engineers" thinking when they put that reservoir down there? The vacuum hose to the r...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L exhaust bolt plug VIN: 1FTWW33F12
Hi all we have a strange one here and was wondering if anyone hase seen this before. We found the R exhaust manifold leaking, pulled it off, and broke the very front bolt off. we then got it out with an easy out and it was threaded into a plug into the head. t...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Alternator VIN: 1FMCU04172
First alternator failed to internal regulator failure. Replacement alternator and present alternator failing due to low charge and diode failure. Voltage drops good and connections good. These are reman ford alternators. Need to go new or am I missing somethin...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L interior lights,gauges VIN: 1FMZU73K23
vehicle blows #15 fuse in battery junction block in engine compartment(interior lamps,pcm deatc memory)and all gauges,radio ac quit working.it will blow the fuse whenever I open the doors.what gets me is it will not blow the 10amp circuit breaker in my short c...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L motor VIN: 1FTPX14504
we have a ford 3 valve 5.4 liter motor that is making a pretty noticable rattle on start up, only until it gets oil pressure. it only does it for a couple of seconds and than it sounds just fine. i checked for tsbs and there was alot of talk of cam phasers , b...
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2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU17L34
vehicle was brought in for cylinder #4 missfire. we found #4 driver in the control unit was bad, so at this time we replaced the control unit. scaned vehicle code po354 was detected. reflashed then code po204 along with po354 was detected. continuity test was ... Trouble codes: P0354, P0294
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L odometer VIN: 2FAFP71W06
I have this police car that had no odometer illumination. The numbers were there but you could not see them. I checked all power and grounds to the cluster. I put a rebuilt cluster in from Ford and the odometer lit up and all was fine. The car came back in 2 w...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L radiator fan VIN: 1LNHM86S5Y
This vehicle pulled up puking antifreeze out the over flow. The car was obviously over heating. The cooling fan was turning but seemed to be very slow when it should be at a maximum rotation. This car has a hydraulic fan motor. Im kind of at a loss as far as t...
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1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L vent temp VIN: 1MELM62W8V
replaced items above and doesnt seem cool enough(65 degrees)at 90 ambient have crimped off heater hoses and makes no difference fresh air door is on recir and all seems t be in order
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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTEE14Y1R
OK I love a good challenge and I hate loosing, and this one is finally fixed. I have waited this long and called him again to make sure. The 1st and 2nd high quality remanufactured ECM’s from Cardone were bad, and the final replacement ECM fixed the problem. ...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Pump seal VIN: 1FMCU24XXR
Well, I think I can call this a fix...Towed in, driven out... They are as fully aware as I can make them that they need a transmission, I also had his mom sign the repair order after she read it and paid for it. The transmission worked and drove after filling ...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU34X3W
the idle air control was bad thanks to all that replied delbert
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31F12
THANKS HAROLD [...] EMAIL FIRST RAN THE TRUCK @ 2K RPMS FOR 15 MINUTES IN THE LOT AND COULD FEEL THE DIFFERENCE. RAN IT ON THE HIGHWAY LAST NIGHT TOOK IT HOME. STARTED PERFECT THIS MORNING AND RAN LIKE A CH... Trouble codes: 1316 (idm codes stored).
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L rear wiper VIN: 1FAFP59U72
A wire Going through the deck lid was brocken it was a purp wire a back feed through the system would let motor work for a sec thanks for help.
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P84
helle everyone, well you all hit it on the head, got a ficm yesterday installed and programmed with the ids, got all the prodramming done hit the key it fired right away runs great, thank you everyone who took time to help.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L lack of power VIN: 1FTPX04584
Well after many hours of testing it finally came down to a bad torque converter. There are a couple of notes that I would like to pass on. First you can't disconnect the MAF and drive this vehicle it puts it into limited power mode, so we can't use that to di...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V56
I have been saved from the Ford Sea thanks to David, he hit the nail on the head, dissconnecting the A.B.S. module and the Instrument cluster allowed the P.C.M. to be programed. My guy at the dealer wasn't aware of it. Thanks go to all who responded, I've done... Trouble codes: U1900.
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1988 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L a/c system / climate control VIN: 1LNBM81F0Y
TO ALL WHO REPLIED TO THIS REQUEST: EVERYONES SUGGESTION WAS RIGHT ON THE MONEY. WE DID REPLACE IN CAR TEMP SENSOR AND REPAIRED ALL VACUUM LEAKS ALSO REPLACED BY-PASS VALVES. FINAL FIX WAS ANOTHER HARD TO SEE VACUUM LEAK EVEN WITH SMOKE TEST. WE REMOVED DASH ...
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1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L Door panels VIN: 1LNLM97V1S
Of all the information received, DK hardware was the source. They had three of the five retainers available and a cross reference from the Ford PNs. I ordered a box of each and they are an exact match even to color. IATN is a terrific resource!
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Reflashing new ECU/P VIN: 1LNHM87A0Y
Basically all the replies were correct! I was unable to get a second key because the customer did not have one. This meant we would have to tow the car to the dealer after reinstalling the original defective ECU, have a second key made, tow it back and then r...
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L engine VIN: 2MEFM75WX6
RECEIVED 17 REPLIES, TOO MANY TO THANK. SOME STATED CRACKED FLYWHEEL, STUCK PCV, INSPECT CHAIN & GEARS, WATER PUMP, STARTER HITTING FLWHEEL, BROKEN VALVE SPRING. WE REMOVED TRANS. & FLYWHEEL. NOTHING WRONG WITH FLYWHEEL & RINGS LIKE A BELL. INSTALLED EMPTY CAS...
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