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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Misfire
So someone was upset and switched the sparkpulg wires on this persons car.i was looking for the correct sparkplug mapping for this car. I already bought a book wth the mapping but the layout in the book still causes the car to misfire. i have tried several dif...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA5142X
99 ford windstar has a rough idle after a hot soak until it goes into closed loop. STFT show +28 or so KOEO, LTFT show 0 KOEO. as soon as its started, short term trims increase (approx +30-35) LTFT jumps up to about +12 and it idles poorly until it goes into c...
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2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU84P1Y
First of all I would like to thank you in advance for your time. This explorer came in to me with the service engine soon light on which had been on for nearly a year. It is time for mass state inspection so it was time that he finally had to get it fixed. I s... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU031X1
this engine will start with a unspecified misfire and SES light code P0355 - after approx. 60 seconds the misfire goes away. I can erase the code P0355 after misfire goes away and drive it and no codes will set. Let it sit for 30 minutes and it repeats this. Trouble codes: P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire), P0355 (coil E circuit)
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Reverse, Creep Forward in Nuetral VIN: 1FAFP58U93
Vehicle came in for no transmission operation in forward or reverse. Upon inspection found no main line pressure at test ports. Removed transmission and performed internal inspection. Found torque convertor splines stripped inside of convertor. Performed compl...
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX17263
I have this headache... It is hard to start cold or hot soak. engine floods when trying to start. if you put new plugs in it will start. i have replace the crank sensor cam sensor with syncro and the pcm, spark plugs, coil, wires and maf. I think i may have ba...
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2003 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, lean misfire VIN: 2FMZA57453
Vehicle came in with no start. Fuel pressure was check and was okay. Sparkplugs were wet so we changed them, oil had fuel in it and was changed , still no start. When vehicle start is attempted , it sometimes will start but labours and throttle movement will m...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, No Tach Operation VIN: 1FTNW21P14
Customer stated the truck quit running at the gas station, he added fuel and jump started it, it ran. He took vehicle home and it would not restart. The truck sat for a month before coming to us. Both batteries were dead. We replaced the batteries, cleaned con... Trouble codes: P2285 (ICP Low)
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2005 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L Wheel Bearing? VIN: 2FMZA51635
After driving vehicle for 15 min., it begins to make a whistle noise in front, seems in right front, sometimes the noise is louder when steering to left slightly. Sometimes the noise doesn't change when steering but always disappears below approx. 20 mph. It s...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Limp Mode VIN: YV1TS90D5X
Hi sorry for bogus VIN. trying to find any TSB's for a possible faulty APP sensor or any Ford tech starting to see these problems. Customer complained truck would go into limp mode and idle down, would cycle key and problem would go away. Only happened a few t...
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2009 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L tire pressure sensor VIN: 2FMDK48C99
WE NEED TO DESABLE A TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM IN THIS 2009 FORD EDGE . WE JUST HAVE A LAUNCH SCANNER. DOES THE LAUNCH OR ANY OTHER AFTER MARKET SCANNER HAVE THIS CAPABILITY OR JUST A DEALER ONE. I HAVE BROWSED w/ THE LAUNCH AND COULD NOT FIND IT . IF S...
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: LMFU27R64L
only thing not ckecked idle air valve performance any help would be thankfull Trouble codes: P0316
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1989 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L no 4x4 shift VIN: 1FTCR15T4K
Thanks for the responses. After resetting controller (white button on top), Tapping with hammer worked. Customer does not want to replace motor at this time. Thanks again IATN rocks. F.R.E.D Frustrating Ridiculous Electronic Devices.
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1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L unable to fill tank VIN: 1FTCR14A9T
thanks to all who responded, took awhile to get the vehicle back in the shop, found 2 problems here, 1 is when smoking the tank through the filler neck very little smoke out of it when pulling the vent line off the roll over valve no smoke, ulled roll over val...
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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: IFTZFO763W
Well thanks everyone for youe help! As I learned, if the engine light comes on with ignition on, than computer is getting power. If engine light turns off when you crank it cam and crank sensors are good. Center wire of coil three wire conector has voltage wi...
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2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Steering Wheel
The issue turned out to be a slightly bent driveshaft. Thank you everyone for the replies and emails! I wound up jacking up the rear of the vehicle and driving it to 55mph on stands, where the vibration was obvious. Looking at the rear of the driveshaft at ...
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2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L No Start, strange codes VIN: 1FMDA51695
I got one response that said the water that gets into the ECM can actually wick down the wires and into everything. I think this is what happened. I took all of the most easily reached connectors apart and cleaned them and put dielectric grease in the socket...
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