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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Runs rich VIN: 1FTEF14Y5J
Got this truck as a no start, the guy's son had been messing around with it. First the schrader valve on the fuel rail was missing, installed valve. Found the fuel pump relay wired to the EEC check connector, properly routed fuel pump wiring. Got engine to sta...
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1994 Ford F-150 XLT 4.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N4R
vehicle will not accel. off idle in any gear position, however, when doing the KOER test"snap open the throttle" command it revs freely. Fuel pressures are good w/ new filter, new map & coolant sensors, no restrictions in exhaust system. Any suggestions
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L starter VIN: 1FAFP3639Y
Greetings fellow technicians. I have this Ford Focus driving me crazy. It all started about 3 months ago. Customer called up with car sitting outside of town. Was driving down road when car stalled and lost all power. He waited a minute, tried starting and sta...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Abs Module VIN: 1FMFU16L2Y
Help please?feals like by passing master cyl. Suspect abs unit is by passing how do we check this unit.thank you
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No power VIN: 1FDXF46F21
Hi diesel techs--power stroke 7.3l turbo recurring p1247 & p1248-- with no power upon acceleratiion, customer states ocurreed suddenly. Fuel pressure 67 psi-good-. I'm not to familiar with diesels. I checked map sensor readings, to my knowledge i'm not suppost... Trouble codes: P1247 (Turbo boost pressure low/not detected), P1248 (Turbo boost pressure low/not detected)
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Hard to Start VIN: 1FDWF37F72
This truck is intermittently hard to start cold and when it does start it runs really rough for a few minutes. Occasionally it will start right up, most of the time not. Once warmed up it runs pretty good but has a little bit of a shake at idle. No codes in an...
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2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire, vibration VIN: 1FDAF57F42
This truck has a miss or shake at all rpm. It is worst at approx 950 rpm. It sets a PO284 (cyl 8) during the balance test, but no other koeo or koer codes. It runs strong and doesn't have unusual smoke. We have tried removing the serp belt and unbolting the tr... Trouble codes: P0284
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive smoke VIN: 1FTSX31P03
This truck came in for excessive blue/grey/white smoke. It does not smoke until it runs for about 5-10 minutes from cold start. I unplugged each injector one at a time and restarted. Smoke was gone when #2 was disabled. Replaced #2 injector. Had no smoke until...
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2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L Alternator VIN: 1FMSU45P64
Vehicle was dropped off last week with a complaint of rough running to the point of almost stalling. The customer also mentioned that his wife saw the battery light on the dash flicker for a short time. A quick diagnosis of the engine reveled a misfire from #...
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2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FAFP522X4
Thanks in advance everybody. This taurus came to us with the fuel gauge inop. Code b1204 in icm and p0462 in pcm. I jumped to conclusions and replaced the level sensor. No go obviously. So i followed the test for the b1204 code to a tee. I have a good signal f...
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2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNE24LX5
Hello, I have an 05 E-250 with 5.4L engine that's giving me some trouble. This van belongs to a good friend of mine. He's owned it since 30K miles and has maintained it religiously. 2 weeks ago he took an 8-hour trip down south with a moderately loaded trailer...
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1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Blown Out Air Bag VIN: 5LMRU27L6W
I got this car through a friend, he heard a bang when driveing rear droped when driving . He says now rough ride of course!! i inspected and found a blown out rear drivers side air bag. Compreesor works and pumps air any one seen this before and any ideas wher...
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1990 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Misfire VIN: 2MECM74F6L
Hi techs.This EEC-1V system driving me nuts.Vehicle came in for poor power,loosing speed uphills.Test drove to discover an engine miss.Vehicle drops a cylinder under load[light or heavy].When lockup occurs,misfire is enough to cause bucking.Will only pick the ... Trouble codes: 34 (egr voltage greater than expected at idle)
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1968 Ford Mustang 5.0L Right rear caliper VIN: 8T01T20784
Thanks to all for your help! The problem was 2, yes 2 faulty brake calipers! The 3rd one that the kits manufacturer shipped works perfect.As stated by a replies from "Carter from New Mexico","Mike from N.J."and others from IATN ,the calipers probably had a lef...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21S3Y
FOR NO RHYME OR REASON, I REPLACED THE 1 YEAR OLD CRANK SENSOR, AND IT FIXED THE PROBLEM. WHO KNEW? Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor signal).
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2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Lttrimswitching VIN: 1FAFP44401
AS WEIRD AS IT MAY SEEM,IF MUSTANGS HAVE LESS THAN 1/8 TANK OF FUEL,IT SEEMS FUEL TRIM,LONG TERM,WILL NOT STABILYZE.WE ADDED FUEL TO 1/2 TANK TRIM STABILYZED,AND ALL MONITERS RAN,EVEN THE EVAP .,WHICH ENSURES NOTHING WRONG WITH EVAP SYSTEM,OR FUEL MIXTURE OR ...
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2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L interior lighting VIN: 1FTRW08L62
thanks to all that replied,i'm sorry to say that i could not find the short,it was very intermitant,i did check the harness that runs down the passenger side door sill and could find no chaffes or corrosion,customer decided to take it and try it for now,if the...
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2003 Ford E-250 5.4L all gauges VIN: 1FTNS24L53
I want to thank everyone who helped , whatever he did changing alt and that short harness he shorted and burned out the cluster and radio -we installed a used radio and cluster -lot of time and money and stess on me and truck is back on road -thanks joe
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2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51654
tested vent valve by attemping to open and close with the scanner. replaced vent valve and rechecked with scanner to make sure vent valve opened and close. Trouble codes: 1450 (Excessive fuel tank vacuum).
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1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L heater core VIN: 1LNCM81FXL
Well I got conflicting responses on this one, what I did was re-check the electrolisis with all accessories on like Thomas suggested it was still good. I checked with the dealer to make sure it was regular coolant it was, so I flushed 5 gallons of water throug...
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