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1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U1T
car was towed to my shop. It's a no start we first checked fuel pressure it was fine. as we looked deeper we found that one plug wire was no good and coil was also shot, replaced all wires and coil also replaced crank sensor car still does not start. no spark ...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L tiing chain tensioners VIN: 1FTDX1HWXV
Truck came in with noise coming from timing chains predominatly on the passenger side. We replaced the tensioners, gears, chains and guides. Still noisey. Removed timing cover and tensioners, removed oil pressure sending unit and put air pressure on sending un...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU04131
Hello, Customer's complaint was AC inop and check engine light "on". We found code P0353. When we cleared the code, the AC started working again, no big surprise. Having seen a lot of bad coils, we changed #3 and all the spark plugs. However, this didn't fix t... Trouble codes: P0353
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2003 Ford E-150 Club Wagon XLT 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FMRE11L53
Hi, I have this van that the a/c is not cold enough 61f driving down the road. The truck came in a week ago not blowing cold found a bad compressor( bad valves in comp high side pressures fluctuating 150 psi). Replaced compressor, orifice tube, accumulator, a...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L evap core VIN: 1FDSS34P74
This is a shot in the dark. We have an ambulance here we replaced the copmpressor because the pressures were going all over the place and it was not throwing cold air. The compressor fixed the problem of the pressures and it blows cold air out of the front ven...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FTSW31P44
2004 ford 6.0l diesel,4th failed turbo in 40k, 2 broken shafts and 2 center bushings worn out babdly, each turbo lasts about 10k, this is a fleet truck that has 7 of this trucks, this is the only on that is having this problem, checked oil pressure (33 psi) ch...
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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNF1V2WY6
Car came in with MIL flashing a code P0307, it also had a code P0411 storied. the customer knew about the P0411 and did not care, it has been on about eight month's. The flashing just started that morning, the tech replaced #7 coil and the spark plugs, they we... Trouble codes: P0307 (misfire cyl 7), P0357 (ing. coil cyl 7), P0411
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2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82W33
hello,and thanks in advance for any help on this one.this town car also came in w/7 trans codes.all problems were due to blown fuse 20(15a)in underhood fuse block.replaced w/15a fuse and poked around(koeo) for about 1 hr to try to induce another short-to no av... Trouble codes: P0443, P0446, P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L engine VIN: 1LNHM87A83
Replaced hydraulic tensioners both of them to chains from crank to heads. I heard of tensioners loosing their prime. This one didn't fix it. If any one has had good luck on this type of rattle and how to repair it please let me know. The rattle is there for th...
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2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L power steering VIN: 1LNHM82WX3
was told by the dealer that by disconnecting PS solenoid I'd get full power assist-I found out by applying 12 volts to solenoid that they are ass backwards. When I apply 12 volts I get full assist. I understand that I should have a duty cycle controling soleno...
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Charging VIN: 1MEFM55S82
Brought car in about two weeks ago with charging system problem. We did our normal check and condemned the alternator. Customer took it back to original shop for warranty replacement. Two weeks pass and same problem. This time we found [ perhaps was this way o...
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FBHS31H2R
I CHECK EVERYTHING YOU GUYS TOLD ME TO CHECK STILL CANT FIX IT SO I SENT IT TO THE DEALER AND THEY SEEM TO THINK ITS THE ALTERNATOR DROPING VOLTAGE THEY ARE PUTTING IN AN ALTERNATOR TODAY SO I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF THAT FIXES IT THANKS
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF18201
Ok yes it is fixed. Here's what happened. I did not receive any more info on testing on a 5 speed trans for this code. I reviewed the wiring diagrams again. found no link between ABS and PCM. Decided that I would go with the PCM replacement. Called the custo... Trouble codes: P0722, P0720.
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FMYU04161
Gerry from New York Thanks for you input it help me out greatly. I kept looking at the output speed shaft sensor circuit what I did not look at was turbine shaft speed sensor. I did look that up on alldata and there was a TSB for it but not related to codes I ...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Stall VIN: 3FTNX21L23
After much time watching all the sensors I was able to record a momentary spike in the cht sensor signal. Most of the replies pointed to a bad cht sensor and or wiring. When we pulled the intake off there was coolant leaking into the cht connector and that had... Trouble codes: P1285 (Cyl head temp high), P1299 (Engine protection activated).
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2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1FTRX12W14
thanks to everybody ,sent truck to dealer,they said it needed to be reflashed with the new throtlebody,lights are off truk runs good,as far as the tire ratio problem,he needs tires.thanks to every body,my freind at the dealer said some need reflashing after re... Trouble codes: P2106, P1635.
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTSW31P04
I'am not real excited about closeing this with out a fix. But I do want to say thanks again for the excelent input. We tried a ton of things on this truck. Here is a list of the things it left with,the lastest flash,new air temp sensor(old one was totally plug...
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2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRF12W15
this one was stange, all we did is clean out the throttle body, reset the KAM and drove it to get monitors to set, and passed emissions. Trouble codes: P0506.
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
thank you all that replied, we found the correct air bleed procedure and we were able to purge over 1 quart or air out, it has been running good since for about 2 weeks now.
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2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Misfire VIN: 5LMEU88H23
ok.most of you told me to disconect alternator reset it and re-test it.& no fix.others told me to get oem cam sensor & i did.same thing.othes told me that the coils may be the problem but i did not replaced any.i did check timing marks look good.customer when ... Trouble codes: P0340, P1336 (malfuction control ignition system or misfire).
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: 1LNHM86564
WELL GUYS..HERE IS A TIP THAT YOU ALL PROBABLY KNOW BUT SOMETIMES IN A HURRY YOU ASSUME.THIS VEHICLE HAD A TOTALLY PLUGED CONVERTOR ON BANK 2. THAT IS WHY THE SCANNER READ LOSS OF ACTIVITY ON BANK 2. I WAS TOLD THAT ALL THE BASICS WERE CHECKED, BUT THEY WERE N... Trouble codes: P0190.
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