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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U1V
CKED ONBOARD DIAGNOSTICS NO CODES FOUND AND PASSED ALL MONITORS. CKED FUEL PRESSURE RUNNING AROUND 33PSI AND 40PSI WITH REG. UNPLUGGED. CKED FUEL DENSITY AT .748ml AND BEST THAT I COULD TELL AROUND 8% OR 9% ALCOHOL CONTENT. SCOPED SECONDARY BOTH COLD AND HOT A...
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1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L ignition switch VIN: 1FTJW36F8T
About 6 months ago we replaced the ignition switch on this because it was stuck on. Truck would not shut off. Switch felt physically stuck. No signs of overheating of the switch. Today it comes back with the same problem. Switch physically stuck. Pulled it off...
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L headlights VIN: 1FMPU18L8W
hello all i have checked this expedtion for and intermitant headlight issue. this does not happen all the time but often enough to test. i have done all 3 test in mitchell for auto head lamp faults and it told me to replace the relays. i did and during my rec...
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1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L ductwork VIN: 1FTNS2420X
Here is an intersting one. Customer complained that the blower speed would go down when excelarating. Started van and reved engine fan speed stayed the same. Took for test drive for brake problem. When getting on the highway airflow stopped coming out of the v...
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTYR10DX1
Truck came in for a overheat temp gets to 240 (verified with scanner) Truck was at another shop for a low heat from heater, low temp on gauge. That shop replaced the thermostat assembly twice with a Motorcraft assembly. After they replaced is when temp would g...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L left rear trailing arm VIN: 1FMYUO4152
removal of left rear trailing arm without mounting point damage ,adjuster froze in bushing
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L left rear trailing arm VIN: 1FMYUO4152
removal of left rear trailing arm without mounting point damage ,adjuster froze in bushing
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2002 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W02
this cab has a rough idle, worse in gear. will set a p0301 code, and both cat codes. fuel trims at idle long term (bank 1) -12 to -19 and (bank 2) is +20. both o2 react to added fuel and induced vac leaks, however if egr is opened only bank 1 reacts? there are... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder misfire), P0420 (cat code), P0430 (cat code)
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2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L44
hello everyone and thank you for your help in advance. this ford is a goverment land management truck so it gets beat the hell out of and it continues to set this evap code that i cannot figure out i have smoked it mulituple times koeo and koer from both ports... Trouble codes: P0442
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Starting VIN: 1ZVFT82H26
We have a customer that has this 06 Mustang she just purchased aprox 2 weeks ago. If she drives the car 30 miles or more and parks the car the next time she tries to start it she has no power when turning on the key.no dash lights and engine does not crank. Th...
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2006 Ford E-150 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14W66
i assumed fpdm tobe at fault. oem part was installed, now loss of power and ground @pump.does this sound like a pcm that isnt signaling fpdm? Trouble codes: P1233
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2006 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14546
Greetings fellow techs, Got one in today that has us scratching our heads a little bit. 2006 Ford F150 truck with a 5.4 Trition that came in with customer complaint of running rough and no power. When questioned, the customer stated that the truck started runn...
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2008 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFA46576
This fusion came in today. Cust. took car out yesterday and said radio quit working. He checked fuses and all were good. When checking fuses under the hood he noticed corrosion on the battery + terminal. He cleaned it with soda and retightened. He started it u...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Bleeder screw VIN: 1LNHM86S41
Car came in with overheating condition at idle. it was low on coolant so the first thing we were going to do was open the bleeder screw on the upper radiator to refill system and bleed air. Well the plastic screw broke when screwing it out. Half of it stayed i...
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2006 Mercury Milan 3.0L No Start VIN: 3MEFM07186
replaced pcm on this vehicle, reprogrammed it, tried to access pats function using bluestreak i flash and fmp. it says it will take 10 mins, click on the tick mark, progress bar goes across screen in 2 seconds instead of 600 secs and security access denied mes...
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1989 Ford Ranger S 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR1OAXK
first of all i want to thank everyone for their help, i receved 38 replies on this truck.The problem end up being a bad crank sensior,this is the second crank sensior from napa. im a little hot because when you buy a part you would think that it would be good.... Trouble codes: N0.
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62WVH
With this T-bird many good ideas from dpfe, syncronization (not sure how that is dne here), What we determined was the PCM, That help came from another shop that researched identifix, but after all that customer declined repair. Thanks for all the info. Jackie Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor Fault).
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L engine VIN: 1FDWF36S3X
I DRAINED MOTOR OIL AND FOUND IT TO BE MILKY. WITH THE TEMP BEING BELOW ZERO I THINK THE MOISTURE PLUGED THE PICK UP SCREEN. SAT IN SHOP OVER NIGHT AND ADDED OIL AND NEW FILTER. STARTED AND HAD GOOD OIL PRESSURE WITH NO NOISES. OIL HAD 3000 MILES WITH SHORT T...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21S6X
well technically I actually did not fix it,but I did get to the root of the problem. I better start from the start. I originally saw this this truck about a month or more ago for a miss complaint on #9, I checked it out tested spark,fuel and compression. All w... Trouble codes: P0309.
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L starting VIN: 1FMNU43S4Y
well, finally got everything from ford yesterday. Delivered the vehicle to the customer today. It turned out the a**holes that cleaned the intake caused it to melt on the inside partially restricting some cylinders and in one of the casting bosses molded into ...
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L interior lights VIN: 2FMZA51491
All the help I was offerred was unanimous, latch switch failure indicated, and they were right! It was the lift gate switches. There are two and they both were bad. For any who may have this problem in the future, one of the most important things I learned ...
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2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1FAHP6OAX4
Thanks for all the replies, this one was a little tricky. I decided to take new coil back off and reinstall old one cleared codes. Test drove until light came back on found codes po351, po308 and po358. Since I have done had new coil on number one i put it in ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0351, P0355, P0358.
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2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L power steering VIN: 1LNHM82W93
Thanks to all who have replied to my help request. Thanks for your help and time. Well guys I wasn't sure if this one was fixed so I waited alittle while before I posted the fix. The problem was the rear air suspension module. It was causing the solenoid on t...
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