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1990 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 5.8L turn signal cancel VIN: 1FTEF14N7L
okay guys, here is the deal with this f-150. my customer (decently mechanically inclined, owns a sucessful small engine repair shop) He replaced the ignition switch (mechanical portion) and for some reason tore down the steering column to do so. when he wen...
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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Transmission VIN: 1FDHF36F8V
I have a strange one here this ford feels like it locks up in reverse shift into to nutral or drive and it frees the truck right up.Checked for rear brake problems and found none.Removed drive shaft and you can turn the rear freely.Has someone ever seen this b...
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L pats VIN: 1FMYU041X2
Customer states alarm will go off for no known reason. She also states she seems to relate door ajar light on the IP the same time she is resetting alarm. I have used NGS, SnapOn and OTC- the NGS actually has less inormation than either of the 2 aftermarkets. ...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAHP55SX3
This 03 Taurus has stalled and ran rough for customer,test drove never acted up,sat idling in front of bay,went to pull it in car had stalled,started right up has not died since. Only code is the po320,plugs wires coil all seem ok,"wiggle" test reveals nothing... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition engine speed input circuit malfunction)
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2006 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU72E66
FOUND CHARCOAL CANNISTER STUFFED SOLID, AND WET WITH WATER. WE HAVE HAD TORRENTIAL RAINS LATELY, BUT CUSTOMER DENIES SUBMERGING VEHICLE. i AM INSTALLING A NEW CANNISTER, BUT HOW DID/DOES THE WATER GET IN? I DON'T WANT TO TRASH A $386 CANNISTER. Trouble codes: P0451
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2007 Ford Expedition EL Eddie Bauer 5.4L ABS Module VIN: 1FMFK18527
This truck will randomly turn on low traction light and go into ABS stop or traction control mode for no apparent reason. Could not get truck to act up for 2 days, gave truck back and customer called and it happened again. Will get truck back in would like som...
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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L oil pan VIN: 1LNFM91VXW
i am wondering if any ford techs know what can be done to stop an oil leak from the can, reatangular box, that is attached to the passenger side of this oil pan? it is leking from the seam and doesnt appear to be welded. this pan is not available but does some...
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2004 Mercury Monterey (Van) 4.2L Misfire VIN: 2MRDA20244
hello, its my first request for help on the site. the customer came in with the van complaining of a miss at 40 mph, no codes. i drove the vehicle and the miss wasnt related to speed, it happens under a heavy load at low rpm. so we replaced the plugs and wires...
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1984 Ford F-250 6.9L engine VIN: 1F1HF251XE
I would like to thank all who responded. I learned a couple things here. One there is an update to replace the old style glow plugs with a newer style that should at least reduce any glow related failures and hard starting problems. Two, when someone has tamp...
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1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP15P4V
thanks to everyone for your help. after MORE testing, I finally tore the front of the engine apart and found the timing belt 2 teeth off on the crank gear. installed new belt and car runs GREAT. thanks again for all your help. keep smiling. Mike Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P1519.
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L stating relay coil side, turn signals are inop VIN: 2FAFP74W84
I found an open wire in the harness on the passeger side of the car in the fenderwell, the wire was showing the blue/white corrosion threw the harness. The was the main 12 volts for the ignition switch, once repaired everything went back to normal.
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1992 Mercury Capri 1.6L No Start VIN: 6MPCTO1Z4N
it was 2 bad dist. out of the box from napa and i couldn't find any test for the dist to confirm fault. i called napa tech line for a bench test for dist and they couldn't give me one,they told me to mark it defective and send it back.my problem was i had a 10...
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