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1990 Ford Escort LX 1.9L alternator VIN: 1FAPP919XL
Customer brought Escort in that he attempted to repair for elderly neighbor. Battery lite was on, so he replaced the alternator, battery & wiring lead to alternator. He brought it to us when that didn't fix the problem. Checked & found no voltage at alternator...
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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L battery drain VIN: 1FALP4442T
If I remove the Audio fuse from the underhood fuse block, the drain goes away. I removed the aftermarket radio and the drain is still there. According to Alldata wiring, the yellow wire from the audio fuse goes to the radio or amplifier, depending what kind of...
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L transmission cooler line VIN: 1FALP51U9T
I have a 96 tauras with 3.0 v-6 came in for a trans leak. found moderate trans fluid leak from the bottom cooler line fitting at transmission, beleive it is the outlet to cooler. . replaced fitting with a new ford fiting and the line still leaks. will leak les...
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1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW36G4T
I know the egr valve and tube is bad, however I have blocked off egr to see if a difference is made. It only seemed to change the rich reading from bank 2 to bank 1. After it runs for a while this will flip flop from one to the other and the long term adaptive... Trouble codes: P1131, P1132, P1152, P0175
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1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L heater VIN: 1FMDA31U9V
After new parts were installed, we ran engine at 2000 rpm, with the front of the vehicle raised up in the air, to make sure rear heater does not have any air trapped in it. The engine seems to warm up to only about 199 at the thermostat housing, and has very l...
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Heater VIN: 1FMPU18L4W
Vehicle came in for "no/low heat from heater", radiator was leaking so we replaced the radiator, engine temp was slow to climb, upper radiator hose never gets above 80f or so thermostat housing gets to about 145, temperature gauge stays at the lower part of th...
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14VSX
I know there are a few Ford guru's and drive ability experts out there and I ask for your help and thank you in advance. There are no DTCs. This Ranger is my wife's that she bought new. Loved it till now. Now it seems to have a problem starting after a cool pe...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Excessive Emissions, failed nox VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
failed high nox 3.0 gpm limit 2.0gpm, has new aftermarket cats, egr kills engine when applied, dpfe 1.25 volts idle and with manually applying vacuum to egr goes to 4.99 volts, i monitored dpfe while driving and egr percentage never gets past 60% and dpfe sens...
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2000 Ford F-150 5.4L starting VIN: 1FTRX18L2Y
good evening, we have this f150 here it came in with an intemittent crank no start. we were able to get this too act up for us a couple of times. we noticed that the theft light flashes and the odometer has --- on it and trouble codes u1147 spc data fault for ...
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L abs,red brake light VIN: 1FAHP56S32
hello got a strange one here. this car came in with red brake light on. I checked the brake system for leaks and found none. I followed the pinpoint test for red brake light on in aldata. the parking brake switch,leval sensor,and gem module all checked out to ...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31P84
vehicle was towed in last week as a no start. verified condition. checked engine oil level:good. no contamination detected. fuel level good. hooked up scan tool(PDS) and performed KOEO self test. recovered DTCs listed. inspected FICM harness and connections: o... Trouble codes: P0611, P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P0273
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Coast down VIN: 1FTWW31YX5
After truck is warmed up, when letting off the throttle, on coast down, I get two or three hard bangs (sometimes more)like truck is downshifting or binding in two gears. No Codes. I had local Ford dealer reflash. Recorded data when happens and trans went from ...
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2007 Ford F-150 FX2 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FTPW12V37
Hello. I have a loud rotational creaking noise in the left front of this truck.Only when rolling and turning at the same time.I first suspected ball joints but it doesn't make the noise when turning the wheel back and forth and not moving. It has low miles and...
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2008 Ford Mustang 4.0L Clutch replaced 2 times VIN: 1ZVHT80N98
wore out 2 clutches in 19,[...].
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1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Ride control VIN: 1LNLM92VXV
Car towed in with dead battery. Air ride bottomed out. After charging the battery, when air ride starts working you hear all 4 solenoids click at each shock, then the pump starts working a few seconds & starts struggling till it shuts off. When running its moa...
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2006 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM84W56
this car is from a limo company came in with code p2106 and rough idle complaint and wrench light on.road tested car no problem found owner went to dealer and they relaced throttle body and said egr vave was no good. came back to us and we relaced egr valve. n... Trouble codes: P2106
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2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72X7Y
I RECIEVED VARIOUS REPLIES SOME STATED TO DISCONNECT THE BATTERY AND LET IT SIT A WHILE TO RESET FUEL TRIM BUT THAT HAS NOT WORKED OTHER REPLY SAID TO CHECK FOR CORRECT INJECTORS JUST IN CASE OF POSSIBLE ENGINE SWAP,CUSTOMER HAS PICKED THE CAR UP AND HOPEFULLY... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
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2001 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FCMU69K51
well i apologize for the lengthy delay, but i wanted to be sure the vehicle was fixed and wouldn't come back. it seems that the TPS for the correct year vehicle fixed the stalling issue when it came back. thanks a bunch for the replies everyone! happy holidays Trouble codes: P0172, P0705.
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2003 Ford E-350 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, idles fast VIN: 1FTSS34L53
Thanks to Tim, Jerry and Richard. The fix turned out to be quick after beating my head on this van for a few hours. Disconnecting the battery and Resetting the KAM did the trick!
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