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1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FACP44M5P
I have +30 years as a diagnostic technician on GM cars/trucks but have had very little experience with these older, non scan, Fords and am not sure where to go from here. Thanks in advance for any assistance!!! Problem I am dealing with is, on initial check o...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start
Alright, I am working on a 97 f-150 4.2l that stalled out going down the road. After checking fuel pressure/volume, spark, compression, and doing some scanning I found that the injectors pulse width is much too large. LOAD values are at around 65-70% while cra...
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6634W
This vehicle has a interminent no start due to no fuel pressure as stated before new pump filter and relay. Any help on this one would be appreciated. Power and grounds have been checked and inertia switch has been checked. I believe we put a motorcraft pump a... Trouble codes: P0232
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2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L vacuum check valve VIN: 1FMFU18L5Y
on heavy acceleration air flow from dash vents go to defrost checked system found leaking a/c control head replaced control head truck came back 2 days later same complaint found check valve not holding bench test new check valve ok install in truck will not h...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRW08L32
Light brake applied only .Start braking at 50mph.When vehicle reaches EXACTLY 40mph vehicles starts to jump or hop off of ground for 3-5 seconds then it is gone.(It makes my stomach fat bounce rapidly)I forgot to mention this will only happen with one person i...
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2002 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMRE11L52
Vehicle will crank and not start. No injection pulse or spark, and no fuel pump relay engagement. Scan for codes, none stored. Scan tool data inputs in normal range (coolant temp, etc.) Data showed no rpm input and fuel pump driver monitor @ 0%. Labscope crank...
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2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L erratic no power VIN: 1FTYR44U84
I just don't get it. One time it will run up to 5 grand even though it has no power whatsoever, then it will instantly drop to 2500 or so and won't rev any higher.This thing runs like there are pieces of cat hopping around in there and erratically plugging the...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTWX31P56
Truck runs great down the road with no apperant problems. The trouble does not start untill you set the cruise control. No matter what speed you set it to, it does great on flat road or going uphill. When the truck starts to go downhill it acts like it doesn't...
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1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L valve timing VIN: 1LNLM91V2S
Hi, I'm having some issues with valve timing on this engine after reassembling without the dealer tools. I have the dark links on the chain lined up with the crank and cam sprocket marks on both banks, and the keyway on the front of all 4 camshafts pointing do...
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L radio/dr. seat VIN: 5LMFU27R04
never seen this problem before or has electrical/drivability man at local dealer. car came in with dead battery, customer had to jump it off multiple times over 3 days. charged battery over night & load tested next day-checked ok. had numenous codes in practic...
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2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1NHM87A55Y
misfies at idle.after cold or hot soke,goes in to mim power, mode found one bad voil replaced warn spark plugs,code 2014 and 2110,cleaned t body,car runs great but if it sits for 30 minute mise fire on restart,some times,and no misfire codes,and no mode 6 misf...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L noise VIN: 1FAFP5327Y
Thanks Nate and Bruce for the fix. My customer is back on the road. The bushings on the motor mount walked out and the mount became "grounded" and the noise traveled to the cabin of the car. Thanks everybody!!
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FMPU18LOY
The problem turned out to be spark plugs and coil boots. They were original. Now the vehicle runs great! Thanks to everyone with their ideas. The customer said he had just tuned it up so I didn't look at the plugs right away. I will always follow my heart from... Trouble codes: 0171 (lean b1), 0174 (lean b2), 0307 (misfire cyl 7).
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L high idle VIN: 3FAPP11391
well most said to check for vacume leaks and bad pcv systems i have seen many of these issues this however the tps reading was slighty above speck even with a new one ...ended up being a slightly bent throttle stop by the cable how it got bent is beyond me ......
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2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP42X61
thanks everyone! wiring to ign coils shorted to intake manifold bolt driver side rear of manifold.
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L parking brake system VIN: 1FMZU72E32
As suggested, replaced bearing and backing plate. noise is gone. There was no play in bearing but like mentioned, loose isn't always the problem. Thanks again for the help.
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTSX31P34
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP. FOUND BAD WATER PUMP. PUMP IS A YEAR OLD??? PULLED RADIATOR TO CHECK AND CLEAN, WAS NOT DIRTY. WE HAD PUT A NEW WATER PUMP IN A YEAR AGO BUT WAS EASY TO GET TO AFTER RADIATOR WAS OUT SO I CHECKED AND FOUND PLASTIC PROPELLER WAS SPIN...
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