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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L oil pressure VIN: IFALP52U6T
Hello,I acquired this 1996 ford tarus 3.0L vin u from another shop.The original symptoms were that the car was misfiring intermittently and losing more and more power as the car had been operated until the it would not run.The customer said that the (fuel pump...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L 4-low VIN: 1FMPU18LOW
This vehicle will not shift into 4-low. Neutral and brake inputs are correct. However, the clutch lock PID says d-engaged on my Solus, which I take to mean not engaged. According to the Ford pinpoint chart, I should next check the trans range sensor and also t...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDWX36F6X
this truck has had problems for about [...]. customer first blamed on bad fuel so ran power service in it for about 5 tanks before coming in. found exhaust back pressure sensor faulty so replaced and cleaned tube, that problem gone. now the only codes are ... Trouble codes: P1209 (icp crank not detected), P1211 (icp high/low), P1212 (icp malfunction)
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L TCC control circuit in PCM VIN: 1FTNX21S0Y
No codes. Dies when put in forward gear, goes into reverse with out stalling. TCC control Circuit in PCM always grounded. can pull wire out of PCM and it doesnt stall. Can also reconnect at highway speed and disconnect and tcc applies and releases.
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2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU62E11
Hello, I need help with a 55e transmision. Customer brought vehicle in 15k mile ago for ses light on & no power sometimes in reverse & slips in forth & overdrive. We checked it and the fluid was burned & did not have reverse and had codes p0734 & p0735. We did...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FAFP58551
I replaced the evap vent valve due to not sealing Retested system for leaks and new valve also allows smoke to come from vent valve. I am using a OTC genisis and commanding it to 100% and testing with a smoke machine If anyone can help it would be great Thank ... Trouble codes: P0442
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L unknown pid VIN: 1FTNX21F42
I hope im not wasting anyones time but i normaly dont service diesels and im try to figure out what the pid perdel percentage on the solus is
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2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Hard Shifts VIN: 2FMZA51674
This O4 Freestar with AX4N tranny came in with no drive. We had seen this before, so tore down and found typical stripped converter splines, stripped oil pump drive shaft, and broken oil pump pieces. Replaced all, checked for any other problems, and put back t...
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Accessories VIN: 1FAFP34N85
Vehicle will sound alarm all by itself when it wants to.The only thing i can see is the oil light will stay on after car is shut off.It will be bright red and will fade as time passes.Will go out in 5 to 10 minutes.It is mother inlaws car so any help would sur...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1LNLM82W5V
hey all.this is my personal car,took the family on a 400 mile trip .gased up 100 miles before destination,went into a small town 50 miles or so later came to a complete stop ,smelled gas fairly strong,car in front was an old truck assumed it was it running ric...
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1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L heater core VIN: 1LNFM81W4W
hi ford techs we replaced this heater core 4 months ago. what a nasty job. well guess what? it came back leaking. we used a ford part. the parts guy said that the heater cores are made in mexico, and are not very good. the cooling system was a perfect green co...
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1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DU55P9X
Code P0340 and check engine light came on some time ago. Cam position sensor with sync. shaft assembly, ECM (used)and programed at local Ford dealer have been installed. Wires from Cam position sensor to ECM have been ohm'd and check good. P0340 keeps poping b... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Circuit Fault)
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1991 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 5.8L lifters VIN: 1FTGS24H8M
Thanks to all who replied, I really appreciate your input. It turn out the oil pressure was fooling me because I would have an oil pressure reading for the first 15 minutes of engine running. But after about a half of an hour the oil pressure would drop like ...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14Y3R
I had it in my mind it was a bad part. But who would have guessed 3 bad rebuilt distributors? I ordered a NEW Motorcraft. I installed the next day and customer came in today to say truck even seams to start better. He is happy. It was the general consensus to...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR10V3X
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED AFTER DRIVING WITH SOMEONE WATCHING SCANNER FOUND MAF READINGS WERE OUT OF RANGE SAID BEFORE TRIED 3 SENSORS FOUND FOREIGN MATTER LODGED IN MAF HOUSING ORFICE A LITTLE SHOP AIR AND TRUCK RUNS FINE THANKS TO ALL PS NEXT MAF REPLACEMENT...
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
Well, I guess I will take the blame for mentioning the theft light, all responses but one went right to that, even to the point to tell me I wasnt qualified to work on it on one. Well, sorry fellas, but I HAD A DRIVEABILITY PROBLEM. It smelled to me all along ...
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2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L driveshaft VIN: 1FTZR15E91
thanks to all that replied.. although the new u-joints removed 90% of the vibration we had the driveshaft balanced and that took care of the problem joe
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FMYU03163
Sorry for the delay I almost forgot about this being still open. I have not fixed this on. Customer did return so I could double check all front end parts. Can find nothing out of the ordinary. Did check the rack and pinon as one member suggested by putting it...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L Instrument cluster VIN: 1FAFP2415G
Thanks to all for the help. I had a Ford field tech come from out of state. The car was dropped off with the cluster dead and all dash lights on. we immediately disconnected the battery and found 120 ohms of resistance between pins 6 and 14 at the DLC. This me...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P46
Thanks for the help with this one. After the high pressure pump replacement, we had a little problem with the enigne building back oil pressure. I assuming that all the spinning that was done prior to arrival and the spinning we did might have caused the oil p...
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1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L abs VIN: 1LNLM81W7N
thanks to all who responded. i have purchased the phoenix bleeder and look forward to using it on clutch bleeding and hard to bleed abs systems. i took this car to the dealer and they bled it. as i suspected they were unable to change the peddle feel and heigh...
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