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1986 Ford Ranger 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, HARD STARTING VIN: 1FTBR10A9G
Hello This trk is a family friend so i have been fitting this in on spare time. The trk for a while now has loss of power under a load checked codes, fuel pressure, timing and replaced both fuel filters on frame rail .On compression i found #3 low removed valv... Trouble codes: 34 (egr), 54 (p/s pressure switch)
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1997 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMDA5143W
This vehicle came in with what sounded like a chirping serpentine belt. we changed the belt & a couple of noisy rollers and still had the noise. We then removed the belt and the noise was still present. Next we removed the vibration dampener to see if it was l...
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1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FALP74W1V
This one has me stumped a bit. We did a tune-up and it ran great, and about 800km it started misfiring at 70km/h at cruise. The spark plugs all looked the same and were glazed and almost shiny brown. I replaced them and it ran perfect again,so I checked the EG...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX20L5X
I need some help from some of you ford techs. This F250 SuperDuty 5.4 engine runs great at idle. It also runs great with a load on it, or above about 3 mph. It runs like dog poo from a dead stop up to the point where the vehicle speed begins to register on the...
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2000 Ford F-150 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT2X1729Y
This truck has good start and idle. On accel the engine will start to missfire. The o2 sensors go to 0 it throws the cam sensor code. I have checked the data base and tried unpluging the alternator,egr,dpfe sensor,checked balancer for play. Not really sure whi... Trouble codes: P0340, P0443, P1451, P0135, P0141, P0155
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L no cel
i have this vehicle with no check engine lamp and no comm. w /any scan tool.ive got + and _ bus at dlc and power and grounds at dlc.i seem to be missing power at switched voltage to pcm on the 15s circuits.(green /bl wire and greeen/blue wire).alldata wiring d...
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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 52D12DDF22
dont be confused about VIN made it up dont have vehicle here now,, problem is very intermittent temp gauge goes,up engine goes into limp home mode for overheat sits short time everything normal already replaced thermostat reset computer in september hasnt happ...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMZU73K73
After installing trans and shift lever, the transmission will not shift out of 1st in drive, but will shift through the gears from manual 1st to manual 3rd. The trans fluid is correct, shift canel is properly adjusted, the trans range sensor is aligned correc...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTP14524K
THIS ONE HAS ME CONFUSED, THE FUEL TRIM WILL RISE ON BOTH BANKS WHILE DRIVING UNDER HEAVY LOAD. BOTH O2 SENSOR WILL GO UP TO .89V AND FLAT LINE THERE AND YET THE FUEL TRIM I HAVE SEEN GO OVER 20% ON BOTH BANKS. THE F/T IS PERFECT @ IDLE SO I DON'T SUSPECT A VA... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 system lean)
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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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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L noise VIN: 1FTSX30P84
hello to all..ford techs i need your help on this one it is driving us nuts.there is a ticking noise coming from the engine area sounds just like a lifter. it is coming from the injection pump area next to the fuel filter thought it was a lifter so we removed ...
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34N25
hello and thanks in advance. i have a ford focus that had a bad engine vibration its worse cold and then gets alittle better after warms up. i replaced the rear roll restrictor per a ford service bulltin got alittle better but still pritty bad. we have two mor...
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FMEU73816
This is my mothers ride. We're at 6,000 feet elevation here. Normal driving this thing runs great. Under heavy load and acceleration, " Driving up a 10% grade at 60 mph and putting your foot on the floor to pull up the hill, topping out at 80 mph", This thing ...
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1994 Lincoln Continental Executive 3.8L shift problem VIN: 1LNLM9740R
This vehicle has multi problems, trans stays in first gear, has temp sensor off resistance, 48 k ohms, should be 5k, vss is 127 ohms instead of 200-300, ecm data is crazy most of the time, ex, o to 8k rpm, sensors data, no data, etc, intermittently, checked al... Trouble codes: 636 (trans temp sensor problem)
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L lights and wipers VIN: 2MEFM74W6Y
Got a good one for you ford guys. This car came in because the headlights were dim and flashing. The radio and clock displays were flashing. The interior lights were dim and flashing. The LCM was clicking like a flasher. At the same time the bright indicator w...
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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L parking brake VIN: 1FMDU32X5S
Thanks everyone for the replies. I can't believe that I've worked on cars this many years and have never been blessed to do the parking brakes on one of these before. It was a trial and error thing. I finally decided to put only one top spring on ...
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM13PXX
Well this one is fixed, as it turns out this escort timing belt was off by one tooth on the exhaust cam i am convinced that this was set up wrong by whoever replaced the belt as it is not very old and car was just purchased. i was able to get this engine start...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Low Power VIN: 1FDWF37F5X
Well gentleman I would like to give a super happy ending to this story but it's not that way yet. I had serious concerns about this truck from the start. Lastly was the EBP sensor. Chris from California spelled some details out I will share in their entirety h... Trouble codes: P0470 (Exh back Pressure sensor circuit), P0275 (Cylinder 5 Balance/ Contribution), P0284 (Cylinder 8 Balance Contribution).
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L interior lamps VIN: 1FMPU16L81
Thanks for the great info, have not had a chance to take it to ford yet to have the lights enabled, but that is the answer. Does seem to be a ford only fix, modis does not have the option to enable or disable this feature.
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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31311
First off, thank you all who replied to my help request. Problem turned out to be the replacement TPS sensors, they ALL were wrong parts. Turns out the only TPS available was for a standard trans. Customer brought back original part he changed and the part num... Trouble codes: P1120, P1125, P0123.
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Oil pump VIN: 1FTWW33F42
Good news bad news! Pick up tube was not cracked as we thought was a possibility. Check valves/balls were ok, no missing springs or balls. We checked oil pressure with Modis pressure transducer and mechanical gauge. Both confirmed our findings of good oil pres...
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2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L vent doors VIN: 1FMZU72K53
Thanks a lot! saved me tons of time. One tech told me that the blend door motor (hot/cold door) is by your right foot by the gas pedal. Just to know that is a huge time saver. I removed the console completely, removed the face for the radio/heater controls, re...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Traction Control VIN: 1FMFU18LX3
thanks to all that replied. Well. this one is going to the dealer for ABS recalibration and possible fix. next time customer comes in I will ask if the recal is all it needed or parts had to be replaced. I do not any capability with the modus, the launch or g...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L no 2nd gear
Thanks to all of you. My inexperience in transmission was the cause of my headache. As most of you guys states, it was part of the strategy to jump over the 2nd gear on normal no load accel. I wich I could put a load on the back of this Ranger and climp a hill...
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM81W01
Thanks again to all. After a new shift solenoid, used PCM, and a trial range selector still no change. Still no codes, still no OD light flashing. But a new Jasper unit works beautifully.
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2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W54
Thanks to everyone who responded... As it turned out, my Genisys showed the misfire to be cyl #6, and like a fool I believed it. Turned out cyl #8 had only 60lbs compression... wet tested it, it came up. Replaced engine with used unit... all is well. I still d...
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