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1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1FTDF18W1V
I apologize for the long post. Intermittent overheat on this 4.6L, usually on first drive of the day, heater will start to go cool, temperature gauge spikes (scanner data also shows temp increase), acts like an air pocket in system. I took over on this today (...
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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, noise and backfire VIN: 1FTDX1726V
Hi gang! Good accoutnbrought this vehicle in Monday with the complaint of noise, rough running and a bacfire under acceleration, retrieved code PO301 and a zeroed in on that cylinder, spark ok, injector being triggered, compresssion good and did clt and i twas... Trouble codes: P0301
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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1729V
Vehicle came in with check engine light on(code P0443) and new vapor management valve(purge) installed. Performed KOEO AND KOER tests. Code will set on KOEO test. Will also set on 2nd key cycle when driving. Tested valve for resistance 33 ohms. Has battery vol... Trouble codes: P0443
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L no start VIN: 1FTYR10C6W
Customer said he stopped and turned off the switch, and it never started again. We have B+ to coils, B+ to injectors, power to fuel pump, crank but no start. We also have ground to the coils any time the switch is on...thinking computer problem...it won't comm...
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1998 Ford Contour SE 2.0L exhaust camshaft
I am installing a timing belt on a 98 Contour with the 2.0L with VCT. The variable cam timing has caused me problems in the past. I have the proper tools to hold the crankshaft and cams. However, my problem is that after I have the belt tension set, it's time ...
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2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L red brake light abs light VIN: 2FMZA51412
Hi to all the great techs out there I have been working on a 2002 windstar abs light and brake light was on we replace the hydrolic assy and now the abs light is off but the red brake light comes on while cust is driving if she shuts of the engine and restart...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, fauls plug out VIN: 1FMZU63EX2
low rpm bog "acts like clogged exhaust" ECT ok IAT ok after warm up runs fine. some times won't start plugs faulted out after cleaning plug starts up still runs rough wont rev up until after warms up
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Holds back VIN: 1FAFP40412
Hello to all you ford techs out there. I got this mustang giving me fits.it should be so simple. It holds back on acceleration like it not getting any fuel. I drove it while monitoring the ftp sensor,and a fuel pressure gauge and they both do the same thing.th...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU63W52
need some info from a ford engine guru. Have this 4.6 which according to ford is a couple of month wonder engine. I have heads off there is a rubber spacer grommet on one head, a machined hole on the other for it. There is a special head gasket that has a bigg...
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2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14505
This truck has a slightly rough idle,but runs great UNLESS you go on a long hard accel then misfire occurs and oxygen sensors go full lean bank 1 & 2.Fuel pressure stays at 30-39lbs,fuel pump duty cycle goes no higher than 29% and scanner fuel pressure reading... Trouble codes: P0301
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2006 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Lack of power VIN: 1FDXF46P66
Customer complained about lack of power and black smoke. Took it to the dealer and they recomended; Oil cooler, egr cooler, degas bottle, cap, all cooling system hoses and oil change. Didnt need the truck for a while so it sat in the yard for a few months. Now... Trouble codes: P2614, P2617
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2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Power Steering VIN: 1LNHM81W74
Vehicle came in with a small leak at the rack and pinion. We replaced the rack with napa parts. Leak was cured but steered hard at stops and slow speeds. Drove for a two days but still hard. Has some assist but hard to turn with one hand at stops. Thought we g...
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Suspension VIN: 5LMFUZ8R94
Can anybody tell me more about the air ride calibration procedure on this 04 Navigator? It came in with the right front corner on the ground and the rf bag deflated. I found a seized rf ride height sensor and replaced it. Now the rf bad inflates, but both fron...
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2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L cy head VIN: 4M2DU66P4Y
we brought this vehicle in for a smog, failed for hc, performed a running compression for cylinders #2 and #5,both cylinders had low running compression of 40-50 psi, engine had no running noises untill the we replaced the cylinder heads, now i have what sound...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1988 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26H9J
Thank you for all your replies. I rechecked my connectors and sensors and kept coming up dry.I substituted map, act and coolant from a known running vehicle with no results. The first and last thing I approached was the TPS. No code, no scope glitch. I figured...
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1132Y
SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF YOU GUYS RAN INTO THIS PROBLEM, EXCATLY WHAT HAPPENED WAS THE IDLER BOLT BROKE. WE DID TAKE THE SHOT AND PUT A TIMING BELT KIT IN, AND WITH FINGERS CROSSED WE HIT THE KEY AND THE CAR PURRS LIKE A KITTEN. THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT REPLIED!!! ...
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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDAW57F3Y
I DID INSTALL ALL REMAN INJECTORS CYC 3 GOT BETTER BUT 8 IS WEAK NOW ALONG WITH CYC 2. I'M NOT REALLY SATISFIED BUT CUSTOMER IS GOING TO DRIVE FOR A WHILE AND SEE IF THINGS GET SMOOTHER. IT IS NOT MISSING ENOUGH TO SET A CK ENG LIGHT...I GUESS TIME WILL TELL. ...
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2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L Transmission VIN: 2FTZA54451
Thanks to all for your input. No fix yet Still waiting for customer to bring car back so we can check line pressure as several suggested and follow your suggestions from there.
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L interior lights VIN: 1FN1E456HL
sorry for the delay but found a bad switch in the rr door had to use a different scanner to see all the doors opening and closing thanks for the help
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW31545
Being that this is a business truck and has to run every day, I suggested to the customer to replace both the fuel pump and the driver module. Changed them both and havn't had a hiccup since - he says it's running great. Had a heck of a time finding that driv... Trouble codes: P0175 (System too rich bank 2), P0191 (Fuel rail pressure range/performance), P0316 (Misfire occured in the first 1000 engine revolutions), P0420 (Bank 1 cat effiency below limit), P0430 (Bank 2 cat effiency below limit), P1233 (Fuel pump driver module off line).
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2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVFT80N25
most replies said to change tps and have pcm reflashed by ind. garage. one tech said he had same codes cleaned throttle body and no more codes. i tried this and so far car is fine hope it works if not i'll bite the bullet and change the tps and reflash Trouble codes: 2106 (2135 -), 2135.
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Steering VIN: 1LNHM87A72
hello guys sorry bout the delay. sunday when whe i saw the first replies from DAN,WARD and PAUL, i raise the vehicle and set my steering straight i remove the bolts from the rack and remove my intermediate shaft with the U join and turn it and thats when i fou...
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