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1992 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Starting
hey guys this is my "beater" hunting truck i was gonna move it around last night i started right up and i turned the wheels to the right and it died like shut the key off i could smell "hot wires" in the cab i have checked all the fuses none blown it cranks/no...
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L master clinder/abs pump VIN: 1FMEU18WXV
An ambitous customer tried replacing brake lines and left a brake line loose at abs pump. When the vehicle arrived at the shop tech tightened line, replaced a faulty master cylinder and bled abs pump as according to proceedure with computer and all four wheel ...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 6.8L Front Rotors Pedal Travel VIN: 1FMHE31S4V
Here is the story two years ago he lost the pedal in this truck and he has been burning up front brakes ever since and nobody has been able to revive the braking efficency. So he came in for leaking rear wheel seal and asked me to bleed the brakes Whene I pull...
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1998 Ford Explorer Limited 5.0L pedal VIN: 1FMZU35P5W
when cold acts as if there is no vac. to the booster have between 17 and 20 inches of vac. when it gets warmed up it stops just fine. you have to apply a lot of force when cold compared to when warmed up not sure if i should look at the abs unit or go to ford ...
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2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRWO7L11
hey thank you in advance.came in with a p0402 found dpfe at fualt the only problem is this truck has gone through 3 dpfe's alreadly. once removed i can see it is filled with water i know water can be in the exhuast but i was wondering if anyone knew what would... Trouble codes: P0402
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSW31F32
About 150 mi. after the repairs were done(see repair history) the truck lost power and started smoking bad on initial start up.I monitered injector pressure with snap-on verus scanner and it is about 200 to 500 psi while cranking.The pressure goes up to about ...
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2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FAFP17460
Hello all you ford techs and thanks in advance. So we have a 2002 Explorer 4.0l manual tranny. the customer pretty much destroyed the cutch plate to the point there was no friction material left. Anyway, this car has been a complete nightmare because with the ...
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2004 Ford Focus ZTW 2.3L engine VIN: 1FAFP35Z94
car came in on a hook with no start condition. we found engine had no compression. customer stated that engine ran fine but on some mornings it would spin over and sound funny,but would always start up until now. we replaced the engine with a 38000 mile used e...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86SX3
car came in with a bad hesitation. found bad coils so i replaced spark plugs and 3 coils on right side under intake. car runs 80% better but i get a code of p0108 map/ baro sensor. problem is i cant find it and the dealer tells me there isnt one there. plus un... Trouble codes: P0108 (map/baro high input)
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2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Steering VIN: 5LMEV88H6Y
Good morning forum. This vehicle came into our shop with the complaint of the steering binding when turning, this is the first time we seen this vehicle. The condition occured when turning,the steering felt like it was locked and they hit a wall, she also said...
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1994 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4M2DV11W5R
This van has a severe hesitation/bucking on accel when cold. After it warms up, is almost always OK. From a stop, accel, it bucks severely. While driving, if you accel ,is OK. You can powerbrake it and make it act up. The customer replaced plugs, cap, rotor, a...
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2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1MEFM50U42
Hi fellow ford techs. Customer complains of hesitation at steady cruise above 45mph. Verified concern, installed scan tool(modis & gen)found no codes, while watching pids found tcc & a/c are shuting off at the same time. Found wot relay being turned on & off w...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FTDX1862A
After only receiving a few replies that suggested the lifters (lash adjusters) were the culprit, I was certain this wasn't lifter noise, I pulled the intake Friday. The intake manifold tuning valve had a lot of play in it. It had to be ordered and while waitin...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L timing VIN: 1FTEX18L9V
thanks for your help i would of closed sooner but went on vacation i bought new chains to be able to see the marks and went together great thanks for the help
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6634W
I did not find any thing with this vehicle it has not acted up in two weeks. I wired a 194 bulb in with the fuel pump wiring and gave it back to the customer to watch every time they start it and have not heard any thing yet Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0232.
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2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA534XY
Hey again guys and gals. This story is amazing. I was on the phone for the pastor, trying to get a grid on more symptoms but the ford dealer he took it to this time finally got it. It was the traction control module. I couldn't believe it. They had an accident...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP24105
We removed the sending unit fuel pummodule and checked hoses connections etc. Found nothing wrong. Put it back together and now has fuel pressure of 22psi and is consistent and runs smooth with no codes or check engine light on. ??? Perhaps it was a connec... Trouble codes: P0191 (p0183-), P0183 (p0452-), P0452 (testing and results).
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1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L blend door? VIN: 1LNLM82W9T
All replies were for the blend door motor or blend door broken limiting movement. With dash pulled back we fired up car and system was working perfectly - the usual. Door was free and moved exactly as it should. We installed a new blend door motor. Car has bee...
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1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L steering VIN: 1MELM5OU1V
Sorry for taking so long to finalize repair, however I wanted to verify vehicle was correctly repaired before responding. In addition to replacing rack and pinion unit, we also by-passed the VAPS actuator due to a lack of power signal from this unit. Although ...
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2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Surge VIN: 2MEFM75W64
Thanks for everyone's help. We checked TPS, EGR, MAF, etc during occurance. We saw nothing unsual. We graphed the torque converter during a road test and found that when the converter is commanded into lockup it attemps to lockup but isn't always successful. A...
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