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1989 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y8K
Hello to all. I can honestly say I do not like to work on the older Fords.Due to lack of data stream and diagnostic capabilities. But I will fix what ever my customer owns if I can. It seems I can not on this one and am asking for help. This f150 run good most...
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1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
Truck has a shudder @ 1500-2000 rpm, In sync with a single firing event. Does not miss at idle or get worse under load. No codes, no misfire monitor, no mode 6 available. Smooth at idle. Contribution test yielded even results (done @ 1650 rpm). Fuel trim, pw s...
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Suspension VIN: 5678785677
hey guys a got a used car special here .local lot sold and cust complaining of front bouncy,vehicle was air ride the rear was converted(ask the lot mechanic if they have he swears he didnt do rear but spring are brand new not even dirty yet)of course no air fo...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMYU04161
Customer dropped off truck for rattle noise when turning steering wheel back and forth quickly. Pin pointed noise to right front motor mount (on right side of engine between frame rail and engine) with chassis ear. Brought truck in and took top of mount loose ...
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2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L oiling VIN: 5678567856
I have a ford 5.4 motor that has been neglected in its oil changes, the inside of the valve covers, heads, oil pan, and timing cover are caked with sludge. This is by far the worst one I have seen. The engine runs very well but has worn timing guides which are...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Lighting VIN: 1FTPW14564
Thanks in advance for help on this one..I am lacking information on the "u2023 vehicle communication network fault" code that is in this truck. The radio stays on when doors opened also interior lights do not come on when door is opened. Also the 4x4 is not en...
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2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMZK01155
Intermittently vehicle will crank but not start. There are no codes, pending or otherwise. Sometimes vehicle will start and die, and be unable to idle. It will run with your foot on the accelerator pedal, though. When I saw this vehicle, I cranked it 15 times ...
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2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16506
Hi! We have this finer ford product with a definate problem. Customer limped it in Monday running very rough and light flashing. The vehicle is subjected to short drive times. We checked fuel pressure @ the fuel filter (replaced) and with Genysis scanner @ 3... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake Cam Pos. Timing Over advanced), P0022 (Intake C. P. Timing Over retarded), P0305, 7, 8 (Misfire Cylinders 5 7 8), P2198
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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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2002 Lincoln LS LSE 3.9L Wont go into gear VIN: 1LNHM87A12
Okay I am not a transmission guy I thought I could save some money and learn. So here is the story. I got off work went to my car started it and tried to put it into gear and nothing, It didnt even feel like it dropped into a gear or anything. So i sat in the ...
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L saggs, no power VIN: 1MEFM55SX2
I just put a duratech engine in this car runs and idles fine until you put it under load. found a code for the fuel rail pressure sensor (FRPS), and lean o2 sensors. Well, I then realized that the vacume is missing from the FRPS. I cannot find it. I looked eve...
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1985 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 6.9L fuel system VIN: 1FTCF15N4F
Greg was the first one to hit it on the nose. Taking out the glow plugs more than doubled the cranking speed and bled out all the air almost instantly. This time I only unhooked half of the injectors. Thank you also for the location of the cold advance switch....
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1986 Ford Ranger 2.3L Hesitation, Stall, HARD STARTING VIN: 1FTBR10A9G
Hello thank you for all the info . Replaced complete dist runs like never before i think when i have time i will goof around with pickup coil thank you again Trouble codes: 34 (egr), 54 (p/s pressure switch).
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1988 Ford Bronco XLT 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMEU15N1J
WELL I THINK THIS ONE IS FIXED. IT WAS THE WIRE TERMINALS TO THE IGNITION COIL, THERE WAS A BAD CONNECTION THERE AND I BELIEVE IT WAS LOOSENING UP AS THE ENGINE GOT WARMED UP. WE INSTALLED NEW ONES, HAVE RUN VEHICLE FOR OVER 8 HOURS AND DRIVEN ABOUT 100 MILE...
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1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L No Start VIN: H4PCA04971
Thanks to all those who took the time to reply,I know many of you have busy schedules.The ECM cured it and I will deliver it tomorrow.After I removed the ECM I found it had rust all over the bottom.I will recommend that the customer stay out of the creek LOL!
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FTDX18W1V
Thank you for taking the time to reply. What it turned out was the wiring harness that runs to the trans was butchered by someone else. Repaired numerous wires that where rubbing together and replace the gem module. thank you all again.
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L no cel
i rolled the dice and got a pcm for it. it started right up.inew it would when i saw the cel illuminate.apparently the pcm powers up the 15s circuit which was missing power.i wasnt sure if this circuit was a input or output it was hard to tell with the crappy ...
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Noise VIN: 1FAFP40483
Customer did not want to go any further on the vehicle he said he needed to think about putting any more money into the car. Thanks for all the replies.
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2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Z23445360
Thanks to all that replied we have found a break in the wires at the connector in the crank sensor thanks alot guys you really rock Trouble codes: P1351.
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1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L Amber ABS On VIN: 1LNCM93E7M
Guys thanks for the 5 replies I received-I replaced the ABS unit with a used part (only 2 NIB in the country;both outrageously priced @ $1400 my cost! This even for a long discontinued part bought by the holders for pennies on a dollar from closed Ford Dealers...
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