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1995 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, POPS THRU INTAKE VIN: 1FTEF15N9S
customer returned shortly after the recent related repair complaining of the same symptoms. the only trouble code was a knock sensor code. the base timing is spot on. any help with this would be appreciated. thanks.
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, heavy black smoke VIN: 1FTJW36F8T
vechile came in poor starting smoking cold smoking went away hot found left rear valve cover gasket pins melted replaced gasket and pins and harness also 2 glow plugs that were dead still ran like crap replaced cam position sensor no help after running codes p...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F2X
friends truck , has a stumble when cold ,, if you let the truck warm up for 5 to 10 minutes its ok ,, truck has low miles ,, driven back and forth to work ,, no codes and never any issues , regular service ,, belts ,, water pump ,, brakes ,, etc etc runs smo...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32F71
Hey guys, this truck was towed in after dieing on hwy without any warning, no start, spins good, no smoke from exhaust. Checked code, p0340 cam sensor, so i replaced cam sensor. No change. Check fuel system, all good, over 1500 psi oil pressure during cranking...
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2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA51402
We've either got a weird one or we're overlooking something. My tech and I have this 02 windstar here, originally had an EGR no flow code and sys too lean both banks. Fixed the EGR w/ a DPFE, no problem. It will miss a little cold, and we checked the most comm... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Headlights VIN: 1FAFP34Z93
This car has been burning out headlight bulbs. The bulbs last no longer then 2 months. Customer also stated at idle in the dark the light intensity varies. This time the RH connector at the headlight module is melted and it appears the high beam wire was the h...
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2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L cam overretarded VIN: 1FTPW14V57
Customers complaint, hot at idle in gear vehicle will start running rough with spark knock. Speed up the engine problems go away. Codes poo12, poo22 were present. Oil was fresh, but has some signs of light sludge. Oil press. reads good on gauge. This problem i...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no communication VIN: 1FAFP52UXT
thanks to all that replied, i eventually found a corroded wire in the harness behind the intake, it was the bus+ wire, after correctly repairing wire it passed thanks again
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1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L ABS Module VIN: 1FTCR15X2T
Thanks to all who responded. The problem was indeed the Module. The best help tip was to hook up the wheel speed sensor directly to the Module and not go through the wiring harness a tip not listed in Mitchel 1. The owner said the truck is going to an Agave ra...
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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L electric windows VIN: 1FTDX172XV
thanks to each and everyone that replied. a new gem is what it took and it has been wet at times. but i don't think he will get the glass resealed. i did note it on his bill so i won't get stuck ain't coumputers great. thanks again
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5146W
Hello there I got this thing fixed. Turns out it was a bad injector on #2 for the lean code and misfire after it warmed up. The egr code tured out to be the DPFE sensor. I removed the upper intake and looked at the egr ports and it was very clean. After more t... Trouble codes: P0171, P0302, P0401.
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10C2X
after correcting timing belt issue it still stumbled but quit stalling...i took everyones advice and flushed injectors and vehicle is now 90% better customer picked it up yesterday and he is gonna try tank additive to see if it helps ...thanks BRIAN
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L door ajar light VIN: 1FMZU63K13
hi all thanks for your replies, jumpered all the ajar plugs and the light went out, then just plugged in one at a time to find the one thats bad, lift gate switch. yea I do know that theres two switches on each door, my post said they were all unplugged. repla...
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 5LMPU28A2X
Hello there I got this one fixed. After many replies about a bent rod or something hitting the crankshaft or skirts I took a very good look at everything in the bottom end and came up with nothing. I reinstalled the pan and looked up top. Still could not see a...
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