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1992 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15N1N
Has a miss at idle and under load it gets bad will accelerate out of it, if timing light on the coil wire can watch it miss in the flash also with spark tester will miss on all cylinders. Belive it is in the primary ignition but can't find where
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L b pos cable to alt. VIN: 1FMNU42S1Y
ford guys help.local dealer parts guys cant find the battry positive cable to the alternator.it runs from the starter relay(solenoid)next to battery on right front fender to alt b pos terminal.the original is burned at alternator.need part number.cable has fus...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMFU18L03
fuel trims at idle on bank 1 -21 on bank 2 +21 when driving fuel trims go normal. Its differant seeing fuel trims opposite on the banks. Short term fuel trims are always normal, so long term is adjusting the problem. both 02 sensors are switching good at idle ... Trouble codes: P0172
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Speedometer VIN: 1FTNX21L03
Vehicle came in with the speedometer jumping around. when pulling the vehicle into the shop it would read anywhere from 20-80 mph. When you start the vehicle the odometer shows the mileage, then within seconds displays dashes across the entire odoemter. If you...
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2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW076X3
This one has me stumped. This is my first time asking for help on this web site. could not find duplicate problem in fix data base. #'s 5,6,7,8, miss fire only at idle bank 2 has reached its rich limits.Used truck trade in. Dealer could not repaire, one other ... Trouble codes: P0175
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2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA56403
abs light is on scanned and have every code under the sun cleared codes and road tested ... abs lite comes back on with code for abs power relay circuit !! where is the abs power relay M.O.D. has flow chart of how to test it but it does not tell you where it i...
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2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZK04116
Boy, am I dumbfounded! Car came in on a hook having run it out of oil, knocking, banging, etc... Sold the customer an engine R&R. Got a used one with 21,000 miles on it. The timing cover, valve cover, and EGR valve were all broken (physically) on the "new" eng...
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2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Low Side Port VIN: 5LMEU68H93
Customer stated the a/c was not blowing cold. I connected the manifod gauge set to the low and high side service ports. The low side is almost 0, and the high side flucuates between 50-70 when compressor clutch engages. The odd thing is the low side will not a...
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1992 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE14H9N
First I want to thank everyone who answered my help request . The one tech was right on point about the MAP sensor! It read 130 Hz with the key on (engine off). It should show 159 Hz on the scan tool. Here are some things that may help others working on these ... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 172 (rich), 542 (intermittent fuel pump circiut), 634 (MLP senser out of range).
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1993 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMDU34X0P
There was an aftermarket alarm installed. When this device was removed and the wiring refitted to original the vehicle started. Thank you.
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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDLF47F3V
Thanks for all the information I recieved from all.I ended up on the advice of a few installing a factory idle control box that has worked out great so far.Thnks again for all the advice.
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1997 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34E3V
had to let this one go for now. found no leaks, no plugge exhaust, but fuel trims still alittle lean at idle. will get back into it later and advise in future. Trouble codes: 171.
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTNW21F22
i don't know how to update again so ill make a other request.I drove around with the scanner hooked up for 2 weeks and it never would not start,so I took it out and 20 minutes later no start.go figure.After about 15 minutes it started and I went and got the sc...
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMYU92183
Hey Guys thanks for the help what we found was the rear cat was clogged up again. But we also found that these have an update kit they want you to change the front cat, downstream cat and the egr seal or it will keep killing the downstream cat. Performed updat...
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2004 Ford E-250 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTSS34L34
thanks guys the screens on the affected cylinders injectors were completely plugged pulled all 8 injectors and cleaned the screens replaced two and viola the truck ran great once again thanks Trouble codes: P0303, P0308, P0171, P0174.
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1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU54E9W
Well, it's fixed! We questioned the customer further on the history of this vehicle and found out that the engine was replaced with a used unit prior to purchasing the vehicle. We then discovered that the engine was date coded 12/20/99. This engine used dif... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2).
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