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1999 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, low power VIN: 1FMDU34E8X
Vehicle started out running fine until driving on hiway,customer says ses lite came on and power immediately went away.found codes p0107 and p0112,checked wiring and replaced maf due to results(also have retried known good maf since intial replacement).test dr... Trouble codes: P0107, P0112, P1309
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L programing VIN: 1FAFP5524Y
This vehicle came to me from a used car dealer just purchased at the auction. It is a flex fuel 3.0 liter 2-valve engine. According to the as built data it should have an AX4N transmission. It has an AX4S in it. I assume someone put a used transmission in it b...
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L lack of power VIN: 1FTYR14U71
This truck runs like a dog. It feels like retarded timing. The timing chain was replaced when fixing a leaking cover gasket (ran the same before and after), we tried a rebuilt motorcraft MAF sensor. It also runs the same with the exhaust disconnected. I do bel...
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2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Vehicle Radio VIN: 1FTRW08L42
Intermittent problem. Sometimes the hvac control head, radio, blower fan would stay on after the key is removed. Sometimes all together, sometimes seperately. Found corrosion in main fuse panel, replaced it. Now the radio is the only thing to sometimes stay on...
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2002 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L no symptoms VIN: 1FMNU41S22
Greetings, came in for NYS inspection, will not pass because obd monitor status Not Ready o2 sensor and O2 sensor heater not ready. there are NO codes. Drove truck over 180 miles will not reset. Did 10 minute brain dead and sent customer out for weekend drive ...
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2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP31343
Vehicle intermittently has a very poor idle (bouncing almost to the point of stall). Seems to happen most of the time after the vehicle has been sitting for multiple hours (like when I go to leave work). No faults in engine module. Visual inspection found brea...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L14
Ok guys, i'm not the best driveability guy out there, and this ones got me stumped. This is a minibus that sits at idle a lot. It came to me running fine but when i let it sit at idle after 10 or 15 minutes it starts to missfire and the fuel trim goes up to 22... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure out of range), P0171 (System lean bank1), P0172 (System rich bank 1), P0175 (System rich bank 2), P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Miss cyl 1 also p0305 miss cyl 5)
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1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L No Start VIN: 3MARM15JXR
With key on engine off,injectors will fill cylinders with fuel causing a no crank,remove plugs and cylinders are full of fuel.Has anyone seen pcm short out causing this or am i overlooking something?
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2004 Other Ford London Taxi 2.4L Charging VIN: SCRD16N84C
Hi guys. I have a 2004 London Taxi Cab in need of an alternator by the looks of things. I suppose this isn't really so much a technical question, as it is more of where and how to obtain an alternator for this beast. Due to the fact that this vehicle isn't nor...
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1978 Ford F-150 5.8L Engine VIN: F15HNCG704
I'm real close to setting motor in.I can take alot of problems because this trade has always had alot of challeges that comes with it.I normally don't take anything over 12 years old,but with the economy like it is,I try to work with jobs like this.Its a 351M,...
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1996 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14H6T
this is a fix. an oil change and a quart of rislone brought fuel trims back to nominal on both sides. iguess i've been out of school too long. i was slow to jump on low running compression. many thanks to all. idle is smoother and customer thinks i'm supe... Trouble codes: P0175.
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14231
I was not able to program this with the NGS, I beleive I was using the regular OBD cable and not the flash cable. I have referred this another locksmith that has the IDS. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P1000, P1639.
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10U81
Thanks everyone !!! I removed ths upper intake and a flow test on each injector. #2 dropped 11 psi the rest dropped 16 psi, so #2 was semi pluged. For the mis on#5 removed the heads and all the exhaust values were leaking . Value job and a new injector and tr... Trouble codes: P0302.
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2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L drivers airbag VIN: 3FAFP31343
Semi-fix, took off drivers air bag and small two tailed wiring harness attached to it. Cleaned and reassembled all harness connections with di-electric grease (two connectors from bag to small pigtail harness, connector from pigtail harness to clockspring, con...
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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMZU74K64
Thank you all for help, found that crank shaft pulley harmonic ballancer was broken and caused vibration at idle. replaced it with updated part from ford. runs great:)
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2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA52284
The fix for this car was to remove the main computer.Computer will have to be replaced. you will have to let the dealer take care of this. For me it turned into a nightmare, I sent the car to the dealer with the new computer in the front seat, they reprograme...
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2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L a/c
THIS VAN IS DONE. REPLACE THE ORIFICE TUBE AND CONDENSER TAKE CARE THE PROBLEM . THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE INFORMATION . THANK YOU
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTPW14524
Hi this truck was a tough one but I am pretty sure that we got the problem pinned down: debris in the soleniod valve and/or orifice plate. However, the customer wanted to wait a few months before getting it fixed so we'll have to wait to know for certain. As...
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2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46P05
Thanks for the info, it turned out to be FICM,part was still covered under warranty, again thank you. Trouble codes: P0611 (Ficm performance), P0261 (Injector circuit low 1), P0264 (Injector circuit low 2), P0267, P0270 (Injector circuit low 4), P0273 (Injector circuit low 5 all 8 injectors).
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L air conditioning VIN: 1FTSS34S15
ok I have fixed it. The removal of excessive oil brought its cooling to an acceptable level.I am not totally happy with it but it'll work! low side went down to 45ish. so thank you all very much for the help!
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVFT80N86
Hello All that have responded. I think these were all very good suggestions, however the customer has decided not to proceed with any further repairs at this time. Should the situation change I'll keep you posted. Thank you all very much for your quick respons...
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2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEY78H13
Thanks to all that responded. Timing had jumped 3 teeth. Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor).
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2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 5LMFU275X5
THANKS FOR HELP. BUT WHAT WE FOUND WAS RT SIDE CHAIN TENSIONER WAS COLAPSED AND WOULD RETARD TIMING. ,DONT KNOW IF THATS WHAT BROKE PHAZER PINS OR NOT. REPLACE CHAINS, AND TENSIONERS,POWER IS BACK, AND NO MORE -TIMING CODE. 1934 DIDNOT EVER COME BACK Trouble codes: P1934 (No oss from trans memory code).
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