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1988 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26H9J
Ive never had a stumper like this before. When cold, truck hardly runs unless you keep your foot in it. I have had it floored and it runs almost like it is on 4 cylinders. Once it can sustain an idle it is very erratic and puffs small amounts of black smoke. f...
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Swaybar VIN: 1FALP67L3S
Rear swaybar bushing bracket is being pulled away from frame. At first the bolt was broken. After putting a new bolt,bracket and bushing the car was fine for two weeks. It came back with the same problem. The sway bar is not bent, and the suspension seems fine...
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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Ignition VIN: 1FAFP4040W
Greetings… First of all I will like to thank everyone in advance for all the help that I will get through this wonder tool… Here is the problem this mustang came with a no start problem and after getting all the information from the customer mention that he ha...
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1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L firing VIN: 1FALP62WXV
This one puzzles me hopefully some of you can help. It will not start, meaning it has no spark for a while then it starts and runs fine. When yoiu turn the key to run the fan runs and if you crank it before the fan shuts off it will not have any spark. Once th...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Drive-axles VIN: 1FDKF38FXV
this truck first came to us with loose bolts in the left rear axle shaft and the customer stated that he had (within the last year) had someone put a ring and pinion gear in the truck. We removed all of the bolts, cleaned them and added loctite and reinstalled...
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1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L blend door motor VIN: 2FALP74W2V
Customer came in with hot vent air no matter where temp was set.I got codes from heater control(24 and 25).Trying temp buttons again,the temp worked for 10 min when working the temp buttons back and foreth from cold and hot,then it quit.Motor didn't work when ...
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1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FTRF18W7X
Customer recently purchased this vehicle and was told there was a weak coil. Replaced coil idles fine but will misfire when going uphill, if accelerator is increased misfire goes away. Checked spark plugs for 4 & 7 and found them to be fine and barely used. Ve... Trouble codes: P0100, P0153 (O2 Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 1 slow response), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4), P0307 (Misfire cyl 7)
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMRU17L8X
Shifts bad when hot. Runs like misfire. Cannot duplicate for now. Fuse #24 is for the Heaters and Shift Solenoids. Test good, Power is at the O2's. Trans appears to be 4R100 I cannot find the Shift Solenoid connector on the trans. Alldata shows a picture but I... Trouble codes: P0755, P0141, P0161
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20F1X
Vehicle does not appear to have a glow plug problem. I see it as the PCM not recognizing GPR energizing both side GP's. Computer appears to work the GPR properly, it energizes GPR when EOT is less than 131 degree. In AM or when completely cold the GPR stays en... Trouble codes: P1361 (Glow plug circuit low input rt bank), P1393 (Glow plug circuit low input lt bank), P0605, P0603
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Pats VIN: 1FMRU156XY
The Ford Expedition came in with a defective lock cylinder. Repaced it with BWD CS742L now can't reprogram the two pats keys.performed self test and found B1213 and B1602 Theft codes. we are useing a NGS Star scanner with XL Locksmith and the green locksmith c...
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2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRW08LX1
Came in for loss of power ender load the codes where in history cant get them to come back- i smocked system for any vacuum leaks none found- o2's reading ok along with fuel trims,temp ect. Checked cats for blockage the truck runs fine until you get on the gas... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (System lean bank 2), P1131 (Lack of heated o2 bank 1 sensor 1), P1151 (Heated o2 bank 2 sensor 1)
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L interior lights VIN: 1FN1E456HL
hey ford guys i have this 03 expedition that came in with interior lights staying on and door ajar message on in instrument cluster. hooked up scanner and found left rear door switch saying open door when closed replaced door ajar switch now says door is close...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21P74
this is a 6.0 liter powerstroke deisel ..has been around to a few shops!! has codes PO0262,PO0264 PO0267 PO0269 POO270 PO0273 PO0279 PO0282 PO0284 ALL THESE ARE INJECTOR CIRCUIT LOW AND #3 #8 BALANCE .. DONT HAVE MUCH DIESEL EXPERIENCE BUT IM LED TO BELIEVE TH...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Lack of power VIN: 1FTSW31P24
Owner has 2 complaints, do not think they are related. 1.)Around 8 months ago customer took vehicle to dealer for a simple service, when they left they claimed they could not hear the normal whistle of the turbo and a complaint of no-power. They returned quick...
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2007 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14D47
I have a ranger bought from auction, supposedly a repo with 1 previous owner. Alldatas flow chart is practically useless. I have a ltft of 25% and stft around 24%. This truck went to the dealer, they charged him 400. to reflash pcm and replace both o2s then th... Trouble codes: P0171
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U7V
WELL CUSTOMER IS GOING TO JUNK VEHICLE, BESIDES THE NO START PROBLEM IT NEEDS $1500.00 WORTH OF SUSPENSION WORK, TO MAKE IT SAFE TO DRIVE. THE NO S.E.S. LIGHT WAS A BAD BULB, ALL FUSES POWER AND GROUNDS CIRCUITS ARE GOOD. SUSPECT POSSIBLE ECM.
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU35P3V
Well who would of thought that 2 ECM's could be wrong. The cust supplied website only sells ECM's based on calibration code in door jam. Both new ECm's gave same code so I resorted to an Ebay search for the actual part number. Found another CA 5.0 explorer in ... Trouble codes: P0443 (solenoid purge valve electrical fault).
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP6634Y
Thanks to all, this one is fixed it was a bad aftermarket pump. I replaced it with ford pump. When pump got hot voltage and pressure would drop. With new pump all is good. Trouble codes: P0190 (Fuel pressure regulator).
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Pat VIN: 1FAFP444XY
Thanks for the replies. It ended up like most of you said, and that was to take it to the dealer and reprogram it there. Customer been driving the car for a couple of weeks now and is very happy. Thanks for the help!
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2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt 4.6L engine VIN: 1FAFP42X71
Thanks for all the replies. We found no problems in the cylinder head so removed engine, pulled oil pan, found bad rod bearings and didnt go any further. Ordered new motor.
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2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1XDXF46F52
Thanks to everyone. Geoffery and Charles really gave me more repair and diagnostics than I needed. HPOP Bolt was stripped, Replaced pump and heli-coiled the threads. Lt side injecter seals were bad on 2 cylinders. The blockoff test would't work until the threa...
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L fans VIN: 1FALP765R2
TURNS OUT DURING MY CHECKS WHILE HEATING UP THE CHT WITH A TORCH AND THE FANS WOULD KICK ON. ONLY MENT THAT THE HIGH SPEED FANS WHERE WORKING. PULLED OUT THE FAN RESISTOR AND SEEN THE PROB. REPLACED THE RESISTOR AND ALL IS GOOD. GOSE TO SHOW YOU DO LEARN SOM...
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2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Turbo VIN: 1FDAF57P8E
Once again thanks to all who replied, we took your advice and removed the turbo (no special tools needed and it is not that difficult to remove) upon removal it was rust that had our vgt ring seized, not a lot of rust but enough to keep the ring from moving f...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21575
The vehicle had the #5 missfire when it came in, we did install motorcraft plugs, boots and 1 coil, still same problem. Switched 5 and 6 injectors, still same #5 missfire. Forgot to mention engine does have a spark knock. Removed #5 plug and used a borescope t... Trouble codes: P0305.
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2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Compressor VIN: 3FAHP08Z26
thankyou to david who had the answer and all the others who had imput. the fix was to reprogram the instrument cluster with as built data.the climate module communicates to the cluster on medium can and is then sent to the pcm via high speed. the clusters data...
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1995 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L poor power VIN: 4M2DV11W0S
Well, this one was fixed by clearing the adaptive memory, and resetting the ignition timing. Frustrating experience, live and learn.
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