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1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU34E6X
TRUCK CAME IN ROUGH IDLE AND MILL ON FOUND ALL THE CODES LISTED ABOVE AND ALSO FOUND THE VACUUM LEAK ALSO THE PASSENGER SIDE HEAD HAS LOUD KNOCKING NOISE THOUGHT WAS THE TIMING CHAIN BECAUSE FOUND THAT IT WAS LOOSE. FOUND TSB FOR CHAIN NOISE AND DID THE REPAIR... Trouble codes: P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0172-), P0172 (p0174-), P0174 (testing and results)
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L erratic heat? VIN: 1FTNF21L43
this is a lawn service/plow truck. customer has replaced thermostat and flushed cooling system. complaint is inadequate air volume and erratic heat. volume was improved by blowing out heater/evap cores (full of dust and dirt!), and temp motor appeared to be ...
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1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L no-start VIN: 5LMV28L9WL
Vehicle came in with a no-start condition.Tested fuel pump and replaced.Vehicle would not start and THEFT light was flahing. Customer stated that vehicle did this in the past.Stated that they could disconnect battery cable for a few minutes and then vehicle wo...
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1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP41M9M
Well,I guess timing is everything.Posted this request day before Thanksgiving and only got 4 replies,so thanks to the four of you.Problem ended up being a bad new Ford TFI moduel.Went thru all pinpoint tests again and came up with same results.Just goes to sho... Trouble codes: 222 (Loss of IDM signal-right side).
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1997 Ford F-250 XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTFX28L8V
Okay guys well first off the problem is the rain water constantly getting in and not getting in due to bad boots or taking them off... The boots arent made to seal water that constantly gets on them.. I took the top cowl off and then the bottom cowl that scre... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cylinder 8 Misfire).
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1999 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L Rear brakes VIN: 1FTZX1722X
Most of the replies recommended replacing the shoes and machining/ replacing the drums, which is exactly what I did. Several mentioned taking care that both the shoe and E.brake cable adjustments were critical as well. The shoes were adjusted during installati...
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2002 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L alternator VIN: 1FTRX17202
Hello All, First of all thank you for all the replies. Decided to run external ground to alternator like some people suggested. Also going with OE alternator.Hopefully this will solve problem. Thanks again, Happy Holidays!!!
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2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L LR Air Shock deflates VIN: 5LMFU28565
This is fixed. Quite an adventure. The left rear bag was still totally deflating. I thought I might have some debris in the solenoid. I let the system fill, shut it down, removed the air line from the LR solenoid, and then restarted the air ride system. The LR...
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