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1997 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34E3V
Guys and girls, what changes the baro reading on this vehicle, i know the pcm calculates baro based on mass air flow readings at wot but every time this thing sets a lean code the barometer reading is at 129 to 137. We replaced the maf and relearned it and it ... Trouble codes: 171
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1997 Ford F-150 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX18L4V
this ford is one that drives you crazy it will not set the code till you think it is a fluke and do not have scanner plugged in. have ran the trouble tree for code several times and comes out intermittent there are way too many items to check on the intermiten... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor)
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L taillamps VIN: 1FAFP52S7W
When the young lady picked up her car she mentioned the taillamps did not work but failed to mention this along with the transmission issues. Repaired alot of little things left from the gent that installed the trans. The blower motor for the heater is also ...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMRU1660Y
need help diagnosing a 4R70W transmission with no codes. when vehicle attempts to shift from 2nd gear into 3rd it occasionally will freewheel. if i easily accellerate it will shift into 3rd most of the time. if i drive it fairly hard when shiting from 2 to 3 i...
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP34382
This vehicle came to us 1 month ago with no start problem. it occasionally would need 10-20 turns of the key before the guages and lights in the dash would come on and then would start and run normally. we replaced the ignition switch after checking power and ...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Driver's air bag VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Alldata's pinpoint tests of driver's air bag (see Tests and Repair Data below) comes back normal (less than one Ohm) but stores a hard code B1932 consistantly.
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2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5LMFU27515
This vehicle has great power, and no codes. At idle about every 2 minutes the vehicle will stumble.. Feels like a single misfire, and then idles fine again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
After at operating Temp, shutters and bucks on accel. worse uphill. after stop and sits a little bit will run smooth but starts acting up again Check engine light flashes some times but goes out. had codes pulled, has knock sensor and 2 gear ratio codes Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor), P0731 (gear 1 ratio incorrect), P0733 (Gear 3 ratio incorrect)
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMNU42SXY
The transmission fluid was a little low. Filled it to the correct level, this seems to have fixed the problem. It also turns out the transmission mount bolts were loose as well. Took care of the vibrations.
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L blown fuse #2 VIN: 1FAFP53UX1
Problem was in harness by ft. of engine as it turns back to pcm. No signs of any previous work but 2 wires melted together. Never seen it before and hope to never see it again. thanks for replies
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2003 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L message center VIN: 2FMDA53493
Talked to customer. Gave them the option. Alt or IPC. Our gut was ALT. Put Motorcraft ALT on. Fixed! The Alt was original.
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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L fuel guage VIN: 23989JOSO4
THIS ONE IS STILL A MYSTERY EVERYONE DESCRIBES THE NORMAL FUEL GUAGE OPERATION,THIS IS A FLEX FUEL CAR WITH A FLEX FUEL MODULE BUILT INTO FUEL PUMP MODULE.RAN OUT OF TIME CUST TOOK VEHICLE
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33PX5
This one is fixed! for now... it's a 6.0, I want to thank everyone that responded. What I did was change the ICP switch that is in the right valve cover. The owner has been driving it for a couple of weeks and NO problem! This truck would act up daily, so I fe... Trouble codes: P2285 (ICP Injection control presssure), P0528 (VDF Visctronic Drive Fan), P0341 (CMP Cam sensor).
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: 1FAFP53235
did not really get any help that led me to any discoveries. also checked identi-fix. there were some similair cases. but everytime the fix was listed as replace transmission. apparently not to many shops actually fix transmissions. well in this case we decided...
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2007 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L poor braking VIN: 1FMFU16597
Thanks to all who replied. The final fix was the hydraulic assembly. Several individuals who replied stated they fail due to pushing fluid back into the unit when depressing the caliper pistons back into the calipers, however this vehicle exhibited the low pe...
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