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1987 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L Starting VIN: 1FTFF25Y0H
Hi all. I've been working on cars a long time and thought I knew these Ford systems, but this one is kicking me in the pants! The starter will stay engaged after starting, found there is 4.0 volts staying on the starter signal wire any time the key is on. Have...
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1988 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Rich VIN: 1FTCR15T0J
This Ranger is running rich at times and has noticable black exhaust smoke when the throttle is goosed. Will stall at times, and hard to restart if at all for a bit, then when fired up, it is loaded up with fuel somewhat. Was running rich enough to contaminate...
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1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Starting
Vehicle will not start-no power to start terminal on fender mounted solenoid-traced to neutral start switch-power going in, but none coming out-replaced plunger style neutral start switch-vehicle started right away, and restarted a dozen times. Next day-no sta...
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1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP4048V
vehicle came in on hook would barely run. replaced intake and all tuneup parts coil and cam sens(came in out of sync). now under a light load will hesitate and stall. runs great at idle and wide open. scoped-tps,mass,injector drivers and coil drivers - all loo... Trouble codes: P0300
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L master cylinder,booster? VIN: 1FDKF38F38
Customer came in for a brake line and a master cylinder. Truck sat for a few months needing repair before bringing it to us. We installed brake line and master cylinder. Bleed brake system. If engine is not running pedal it fine. If engine is running pedal goe...
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2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF17Z1Y
it keeps blowing the coil find crack at top of coil, i ran new wire from ecm to coil,also put scope on signal wire it looked fine both amp spike and volt signal, found u code in cng module coils last any were from 10 m to 1hr why does it keep blowing the coils... Trouble codes: 304 (missfire 4 cylinder)
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3FAFP11381
First started engine runs great, after about three miles injector pulse to number two cyl. goes away, put in another pcm, checked driver output right at pcm, nadda. all power and grounds ok. injectors around 14 ohms hot or cold, injector does work if I tap the...
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2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA52432
Hi everyone, my neice lives long distance from my shop location,she has been unable to get a good fix so she called me for help! I had it towed to my shop and have been roadtesting it for about 50 miles so far.I have not verified stall,no start yet but have fe...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L brake shoe VIN: 1FMZU73E32
Does anyone have a shortcut for replacing the rear parking brake shoes without pulling the hub?The lower pin is impossible to get a clip on.Very frustrated,Mike.
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2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L Oil consumption VIN: 2FMZA53442
My next problem vehicle this week is a 02 windstar that is burning oil. Started last winter with a Misfire, and plugs looked to be burning oil, especially cylinder 5. Changed plugs, checked crankcase for vacuum by plugging PCV and breather ports, changed the P...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT Sport 3.0L rotors VIN: 1FMCU92Z15
2005 ford escape after 2000 miles returning with brake pulse steering type when brake is applied. ford garage had same issues with customer. they kept turning frt rotors. symptons also returned 1500-2000 miles later .customer finally gave up with them and gave...
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2000 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L oil pressure VIN: 1LNHM83W3Y
Looking for oil pressure specs at idle and 2500rpm
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1969 Ford Mustang 6.4L engine VIN: 9T02S19089
39 REPLIES ON THIS,WERE PRETTY MUCH COVERING YOU-NAME IT.I DISCOVERED I LEFT OUT SOME INFO THAT I SHOULD HAVE INCLUDED,AND SOME OVERLOOKED WHAT I HAD POSTED ANYWAY.IT DID STILL HAVE FACTORY FAN SHROUD AND AS I HAD POSTED WE CHECKED FOR COMBUSTION GASSES TWICE....
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1993 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14N6P
This one is fixed. My problem was trying to identify what was happening when it was acting up. All my test were done with the engine at idle. Held the rpm up during an event and finally could see the injectors dropping out. Replaced the ecm and problem solv...
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cyl. VIN: 2FDKF38F6S
First off I want to thank everyone who replied. I was over whelmed by the number of responses. Many suggested the RABS valve might be leaking, but as I said in my post it had been bypassed. (I called it a proportioning valve) We put a F450 master cyl, as well ...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Door Locks VIN: 1FTDX18WIV
Got plenty of good replies on this one and was prepared to dive in. Pretty sure we had a wiring issue in one of the doors causing the problem. Mentioned to the customer that it could be a simple fix or a long drawn out ordeal and they decided not to spend the ...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hunting at idle VIN: 1FMEU16W61
Well, sorry guys, I really wanted to post the fix on this. My customer doesn't have the time to leave the truck at the dealer in time for me to get a fix posted. I really appreciate all the responses, learned about some common issues with this truck, but not...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L rear power window VIN: 1FMZU67E21
WE WERE TESTING THE WINDOW MOTOR OUT OF THE REGULATOR, IT WOULD NOT REVERSE UNTIL IT IS IN THE REGULATOR, DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY IT WOULD OPERATE THIS WAY. WE TRIED THE NEW AND OLD MOTORS, OLD WOULD ONLY MOVE DOWN, INSTALLED. THE NEW MOTOR MOVES UP AND DOWN AFT...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTPW14514
I have checked fuel pressure, plugs and baffle in tank, thanks for the advice. This truck also had a ecm update/flash from the dealer. Gave back to customer without repairing problem. Thanks again for the help, Kerry
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P5E
hey guys thanks for all you help, i replace the IFCM and programmed and i got the truck to run thanks! Trouble codes: P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P0273, P0276.
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