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1984 Ford Bronco II 2.8L Starting VIN: 1FMCU14XE3
vehicle came in before i arrived at this shop and mechanic wanna be before me chaged out the distributor. coil, tfi module. vehicle still has a no start condition. not real great at these older fords and not sure exatly where to start. looking for help where t...
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1986 Ford Bronco Custom 4.9L steering VIN: 1FMDU15Y4G
Hey folks, think I got myself into something I probably should have not. A gentleman brings me his Bronco saying that it is hard to drive. So I test drive it and he was right, this thing is all over the road. So I suggest we perform a wheel alignment. Thats wh...
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1990 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Starter VIN: 1FTEX14H8L
This started in January, the starter solenoid shorted and burned up the original starter. We replaced the starter and it started fine. We did inspect the flexplate and there was slight tooth damage in a couple of places but not enough to cause problems in our ...
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTDF1721V
This truck began hesitating off the line like a bad accelerator pump in a carburetor a couple of months ago. The customer brought it in because it began misfiring and losing coolant. I repaired the the head gasket but the hesitation is still present. The plugs...
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.6L Passing Condition (Kickdown) VIN: 1FDRE146XW
Trans worked find for 30 days. Then customer calls with rpm flare up with slight accel. at 40 mph, and a delay in downshift gear engagement. Worse at 60 mph and higher rpm's downshift and engagement bangs in gear during downshift. Scan tool shows down shift fr...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Charging VIN: 1FTNX21SXY
a customer bought this truck and brought it to my shop. the truck did not charge. the battery light is not on. i noticed the alt looked new. i went ahead and changed it anyway. i also replaced the battery because it was old and dead. it still is not charging a...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX31L92
truck needs to be inspected. check eng light comes on, for o2 heater codes, but neither one of the monitors are ready. o2 heater or o2 sensor?? checked harness after o2 replacement. seems to be ok. weird that mil comes on, but the monitors arent ready?? need t... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU72E52
hate to waste a help request for this but i am at a loss.if you have the selector switch in panel vents and go to any other position it will not switch it stays on panel.if you go to off position and then go to any other position it will work properly. i have ...
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L ride control VIN: 1ZVHT85H86
Hi there fellow techs! I have this 06 Mustang with body vibration which starts at 40 KPH and disappear at 80 KPH.We duplicated the same vibration which the customer is concern about and it happens always and it is excessive.We tested with MTS 4000 vibration a...
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1984 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L no spark
If there's one thing I learned from this car it's if I ever run across a kit car again where lamp wire has been used to patch electrical work run away, run far away. after a couple hours of painstaking wiring and component checks,(even the tach as one member s...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L master cylinder,booster? VIN: 1FDKF38F38
Thanks to all the ones that replied. Some of you spoke of needing the brakes adjusted. Right On. We adjusted them and sent it on its way. al
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L fuel pressure VIN: 2FMZA52404
There was no cover on fuse box under hood,water must have corroded the terminal that is opposite the 12v side of fuse. Once I traced down the wiring back to fuse and found 12v not going through fuse,only 6.40 volts must have been backfeeding .There was only 6v...
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2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMZA5744B
THIS FIX MAY HELP ALL OF YOU IN FACT IT WAS THE CHECK VALVE IN THE FUEL PUMP IN THE TANK FORD SUPPLIED ME WITH A CHECK VALVE WHICH IS ABOUT 3 INCHES LONG SNAPS ON FUEL LINE COST $60.00 CAN. WE DIDNOT HAVE TO PULL TANK AND REPLACE PUMP WHICH WOULD HAVE COST $65...
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2004 Ford E-250 5.4L vacuum reserve
Thanks for all your replies. I have looked @ aldata severial times trying to find combos for this job. I am sure there is somthing that I was missing. My next step is to contact Alldata and get them to help. I guess we live and learn. Hope to see another one s...
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2005 Ford E-150 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14W05
Thank you for the help.After removing fuel rail and checking cyl.#1 and #3 injector, noticed pattern was shooting fuel jet stream only,meaning there was no atomization.Checked others and they sprayed like fine mist.After swapping cyl#1 to #4 misfire cyl#4 set... Trouble codes: 0171 (lean code), 0174 (lean code), 0301 (misfire cylinder 1), 0303 (misfire cylinder 3), 2195 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 O2 sensor).
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2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L radio VIN: 1FTPW14546
we found someone had installed a jumper wire from the hot at all times wire for the power mirror to the light blue wire for the power window connector in the driver door. it was backfeeding power to the radio through fuse 22 keeping the radio alive intermit. t...
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L heater VIN: 2FAFP71W06
the problem was the blend door actuator. apparently common on police and taxi fleet cars. the replies i recieved confirmed my thoughts, but i just wanted to be sure as this is labor intense. did find some good tips on shopkey to shortcut the 5.5 hours. so the ...
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