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1984 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L no spark
I got the ultimate nightmare kit car. Cust believes the engine is a 1984 302 from a mustang. compaint of cutting out while driving, hall effect sensor in dist dropping out so it was replaced, as well as the coil. car started but still cutting out. I removed al...
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1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP42X2T
Please help! This car has multiple problems. Has been to several shops, now it is my turn. Idles OK till it goes into closed loop, then it has a slight rythmic lope, idles rough. P1151 is for HO2S21 not switching, is correcting rich for a lean condition. R&R H... Trouble codes: P1409 (EGR EVR circuit malfunction), P1151 (bank 2 correcting for lean condition)
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Trans, radio,warning light's, steering and window VIN: 1FALP5205T
This car is my daughter's, I got it for her in July. When it was hot out, above 80 or 85 and car had been driven for 15 or 20 miles the trans would start eratticly shift up and down rapidly at highway speeds then the radio would quit. By accident I found that ...
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1997 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L 4WD/Transfer case VIN: 1FMDU34E5V
Help! This Explorer just came into the shop with a weird complaint. The 4WD will engage intermitantly on dry roads w/o slipping. The 4WD HIGH & 4WD LOW lights will flash on the dash on and off almost like flashing a trouble code. 4 flashes then a delay of abou...
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L cam timing VIN: 37XK169673
We replaced the timing belt on this car and it ran good, no check engine light. Customer brought car back and said his gas mileage has dropped from 22 to 18 mpg and noticed that the engine would get warmer than it would normally when going up hills. We recheck...
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2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Stripped Custom 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45F02
I cannot get this van to stall for me so I'm asking a lot I know! It's a delivery van that stalls with out warning. The driver says that when he is backing up to a loading dock etc. it will stall, then restart and is ok till it stalls again happens a few times... Trouble codes: P0503, P0476
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2004 Ford E-250 5.4L vacuum reserve
This one is fixed and sorry for no vin. Comming here was an after thought. Alldata pays 3.4 hrs to remove the evap case (plus recharge) so as to remove the vacuum reserve canister. It took me about 6 hours to r and r and recharge the system. Step by step there...
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2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W75
car runs great and the only complaint is the check engine light is on. only codes are po171 & po174 both lean codes. i installed a new fuel filter ( never been changed )scanned the o2 while driveing and they both seem to change rich to lean ( slow but i've see... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1996 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Stall VIN: 1FTEF15Y9T
Well Techs, the truck is gone i checked all connections for the relay and fuel pump circuit everything tested good. I could not get the truck to act up for me. Thanks to everyone that replied Trouble codes: P0230, P0231, P1409.
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1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP4048V
I am so sorry to waste everyone's time on this one. When I said this mustang had good compression I was relying on the compression test the owners son-in-law did. I finally did one of my own. every cylinder was different some by 20-30 psi. Running comp was... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L torque convertor VIN: 1FALP52U5V
Thank you Pete and Gordon for your replies.The pcm was bad and replaced it and no problems.Didnt have to reprogram anything with new pcm
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C4W
THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED. CLEANED EGR PORT AND ALL IS WELL. LESSON LEARNED| GOOD VACUM DOSEN'T MEAN CLEAN PORTS. THANKS AGAIN STEVE Trouble codes: P0401.
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L power loss gauges VIN: 1FTNF20L3Y
I wish I had more information to offer. I replaced pcm and released truck. Because of long operation time I have not heard if there has been anymore problems. Thank You Tony Trouble codes: 1285 (cylinder head over heating), 1299 (over heating detected).
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2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L rear of vehicle VIN: 1FMZU73K63
ok, vehicle fixed. we found the e-brakes adjusted too tight and causing a slight lock up once they got warm. thanks to everyone. we had not initially done the brakes.
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU1623L
NO REAL GOOD LEADS TO MY CODES OR DATA. REPLACED THE 2 O2 SENSORS AS A PRECAUTION AND SHIPPED IT. NOT ALOT OF INFO ON THE 2 P CODES AND AS FOR THE P0174 I COULD NOT FIND ANY INDICATION OF A VAC. LEAK. CUST DECLINED FUEL PUMP AT THIS TIME. THANKS FOR EVERYONES ... Trouble codes: P2198, P0174 (system lean bnk 2), P2196 (lack of switching sen 1-1).
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP55U33
I went over the wiring diagram and noticed that the fuse powered a evap solenoid at the tank. I popped the truck and found were the wires were shorted to the body. There was stuff in the trunk that broke the wire and when the wieght would shift and press on th... Trouble codes: P1451, P1406, P1747 (pressure control solenoid short circuit), P0135 (HO2S11 heater circuit fault), P0141 (HO2S12 heater circuit fault), P0155 (HO2S21 heater circuit fault).
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2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L rear speed sensor VIN: 1FTRX14W84
well I said this was a no brainer and it should have been-the Ford techs were right-the sensor cannot be checked with an ohmmeter-the resistance values for the front sensors are 3.5-5 meg ohms-this all goes out the sunroof when it come to the rear-it reads inf...
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTSS34L57
Thanks everybody for your responses. John from Texas got this one. The chain on the left bank had jumped and the engine was mechanically out of time. Waiting for authority on a new engine.
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