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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau HD 7.5L Gauge VIN: 1FBJS31G8T
Hello,need help have exhausted what I think to be all local resources.Called local fomoco foreman,to no avail.Hot,humid days and 100 degrees + will run @ A in normAl,modis ect reads @ 216 degrees-Raytec agrees except @ upper inlet (tank 230 degrees).Cannot fin...
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Starting VIN: 1FMDU35PXV
very intermitten no crank signal, I checked for power signal to starter solenoid and had 12 volts, re installed wire and vehicle started, has started everytime since, will start fine in neutral and park, had this problem once before about 4 months ago same res...
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1998 Ford F-150 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX0727W
Getting butt kick by this thing. Has misfire on #5 while under load. Spark is good. i even tried a new coil, new wires, and new plugs just for good measure. I have removed the plenum and checked the egr ports. All were good. I swapped #4 and #5 injectors with ... Trouble codes: P0305
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1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP13P0X
Thanks ahead of time for help tuis is the first time i,v poasted for help thanks again customer brought this car in and said after setting for a week she started hearing this knocking noise when starting does not hear when driving i can hear a very small thud ...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21S3Y
Thank You in advance. This truck runs perfect at idle. When I raise the idle above 1300 rpm, the engine starts to cut out and die until it gets back to 1000 rpm, then it starts back up again, popping and farting (above idle). First I tested the cam sensor and ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor signal)
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2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L instrument lights, head lights, running lights VIN: 1FTNE24L8Y
the truck had an aftermarket alarm with keyless entry in it. the horn would'nt stop honking one night so the customer unplugged it. I just r&r the blower motor, now I want to fix lights. If i pull the headlight switch out, headlights work only! push in slowley...
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP363X2
The customer states the problem has occured approximatley 6 times in the last week. Most of the time it occurs at speeds higher than 35 mph, but once it occured as slowing to a stop, and at that time the vehicle died, but immediatley restarted. We have not dup...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No power cold VIN: 1FTNW21P93
Hi everone i was one of the first to join iatn and it is great tool.My problem has exhausted the hot line at identifix. The truck will not have enough power to pull itself when cold it just creeps forward. Came to shop for not charging and a vac pump and was f...
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2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L rotors VIN: 1FTRF14W84
right on the heels of my last request, this ride has me thinking it needs the front brake hoses,but, they kinda expensive and I've already replaced the right caliper, so to get it right I'll ask another opinion. what it will do is when driving around 45 to 55,...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P24
As stated, this is one of those lovely Ford 6.0 diesels, anyone who enjoys working on these, please help me?!!! We have done the heads, as stated because of the exhaust gases being found in the coolant, once valve covers were off, we found about a 1/2 inch thi... Trouble codes: P0272 (cyl 4 contribution/balance malfunction), P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow), P0673 (Cyl 3 glow plug circuit)
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2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXW47P35
Found no high pressure oil pressure. Pressure test of system revealed leak in high pressure pump area. I expected to find branch tube or fitting on the back of the pump to be leaking. Found screen on regulator blown out and it tested faulty. Replaced regulator... Trouble codes: P2284 (ICP sensor range/performance)
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1979 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L gauge VIN: E37HHEH960
It ended up being the regulator attached to the cluster,sounds like a common problem that we had never seen! Thks to all of you who nailed it and also the other good suggestions.The gauge sits in the middle now.Cust is happy and on his way.Thks Doug
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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.3L hard to start VIN: 1FJBS31M0N
Thank you all you guys out there, you guys are wonderful fast reply, i got reply in just few minutes after posted and it all pinpoint directly to the injector pump, look like every one know the problem except me! After did all the test and check as recommended...
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1995 Ford ECONOLINE 7.5L Abs Module VIN: 1FDKE30G7S
ok, i have completed the checks for the system failure for the 2 dtcs c1198 and c1206, found the hcu to be faulty-the solenoid not working, now i am going to replace the master cylinder and the hcu at the same time. i had tried to bleed and this did not help, ...
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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTHW26F3V
Thanks to everyone that responded!! After much research the problem came down to incorrect injectors for vehicle. Vehicle is a 1997 Ford F-250, with California emissions. Turns out the injectors and engine computer are very specific to this calibration. Inject...
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP31357
The fix was a a bad intake valve. Next time I'll just do a leak down test. Trouble codes: P0135 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 heater circuit).
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Park Brake VIN: 1FTNS24292
Thanks everone for the help.i removed the axles and replaced the park brake shoes. real easy put new seals in it to.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L timing VIN: 1FTPW14564
thanks everyone for your information on this engine,i learned alot about it. the problem ended up being a bad right bank cam phaser.i also noticed after i removed the roght timing tensioner that the seal on the back was broken in two places.i check to make sur...
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FAFP34N75
I very much appreciate the responses I received. This transmission did have some internal damage so instead of repairing it we replace it with a low mileage tranny, now all is well and everyone is happy.
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2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34374
ALL THE HELP WAS MUCH APPRECIATED WHEN I MANUALLY CLOSED THE ORIGINAL VENT VALE IT STILL SMOKED AROUND IT. WHEN I CLOSED THE NEW FORD VALVE IT QUIT SMOKING. IT WAS A LEAKY VENT VALVE. THANKFULLY IT WAS STILL THE VALVE I NEEDED TO FIX THE CAR I JUST DIDNT CHECK... Trouble codes: P0455 (Evap system large leak).
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2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L low power on accel VIN: 1FMFU17535
Thanks guys, turned out to be a plugged bank 1 and plugging bank 2 cat converter. sorry for the slow response, the cust took a while to get the money together to fix. Thanks for all the great cat converter replies. also the others that seemed logical, lots o... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L horn VIN: 1ZVFT85H57
sorry for the long wait but after checking powers and grounds and terminal conections at the smart power module i could not get the car to deuplicate the problem cust has had the car for few weeks and no problem. thank for all the help i wish i knew what cured...
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2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L odometer & message center VIN: 1LNHM97V12
well im sorry to say that the customer declined the repairs. apparently the cost of a new cluster from ford scared her off. i still couldn't perform the abs or taction control self tests but the boss said that it was his belief that it was in the cluster and i...
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2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LMFU28525
someone else had done some work on this vehicle, found wiring for ecm laying on exhaust manifold. Fixed wires and now no problems, thanks for the replies Trouble codes: U0101.
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2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L steering VIN: 5LMEU68H65
Sorry took so long to close, Chris hit on the head after putting another pump on it from Ford, I started listening more closely to the noise it found that the noise is coming from the idler pulley that is just above the power steering pump. It Sounds just lik...
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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Horns won't work VIN: 4M2ZU86K94
Thanks again to those who replied. Instead of repeating everything again, if you read the Update it covers everything. However to anyone who cares to, I would still like some feedback as I didn't get may replies. Thanks Jim
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