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1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, bog VIN: 1F23456789
This turd will intermitentlly load up or bog at cruise to acell on the highway, When it does it will put out black smoke from the tailpipe. If you go WOT it will clear up but start over as soon as you get back to accell or cruise. No codes, will do it most of ...
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FALP67L7T
okay this cars driving me nuts. came in with intermittent stall a stop. found bad crank sensor put in ran fine on test drive. pulled into shop it stalled no start. now when the key is in the on position all relays activate, fuel pump runs all the time. checked...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP58S2X
A few months ago we replaced a p/s pump and pressure hose on this car. It came back in today with no p/s. We replaced the pump and steering rack and we now have p/s but when we bleed the air out of it, it seems to come back from a road test with air and makes ...
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2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Correct Labor Time VIN: 2FTRF18Z3T
Thank you in advance for everyone's help! What I am looking for is a Ford Dealership guy that has access to the correct labor time to replace the spark plugs on this 2000 F150 bi-fuel (flexfuel) truck. We started to attempt to get the coils out & can see alrea...
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2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Speedometer VIN: 2FMZA57452
Vehicle started having problems after it got stuck and sat in the snow over night. The problem is once you hit 100 kph the speedometer needle jumps all over the place. The problem is intermittent. We have replaced the transmission speed sensors, interior fuse ...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU63KX3
Vehicle came in with a no start condition. Pulled Bank 1 valve cover off and found timing cassette broke. did compression test and found bank 1 had no compression. Bank 2 was fine. I replaced all timing cassetes and chains. I used the special ford tool kit to ... Trouble codes: P2196 (O2S stuck rich)
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2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM87A62
I have an 02 Lincoln LS 3.9 V8 with a repeat DTC P1507(Idle Underspeed Error).In other words the DTC is for a low idle speed concern.The technician before me replaced the IAC Valve(Factory Part,we work at a Ford Dealership)and shipped it.It came back less than... Trouble codes: P1507 (Idle Underspeed Error)
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1LNHM86S23
All Info On Scan Data Seem Within Value if the vehicle is in drive position and demand power at that time it is ok,If vehicle is place in the park or nuteral position comand for acceleration it will give you a slow rise and the limiter will come on at appox 30... Trouble codes: N0NE
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Starting VIN: 1FMDU35PXV
lots of great replies thank you for your help, customer was unable to leave vehicle with me to keep checking it, it was very intermitten, so was unable to pinpoit the problem at this time, will update in future.
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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18W6W
thanks guys...i'm currently waitingfor the customer to drop off the truck and will take all your advise and bill him time and materials'''thank you for being there for me.
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2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1FTRX17W1Y
Thank you all again, you are the best! Replaced the #6 injector and put in a set of Motorcraft spark plugs and no longer have a misfire. Point of info-I used Global mode 6, test 53 to try pick up the misfiring cylinder, but it did no show any misfires. Than... Trouble codes: 300 (Random misfire).
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start, hard start VIN: 3FTNX21F01
It was compression zero on #8 cylinder, rest were well below 300 minimum, #8 injector wasn’t buzzing either, lack of maintenance and broken air box i believe was the contributing factors to demise of engine. I thank all who replied to my cry for help and i lea... Trouble codes: P0603, P0284, P0266.
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2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FMYU04142
Hey guys, I appreciate the suggestions. We checked everything mentioned with no problem found. Customer picked up the vehicle with no problems as of yet. if it happens again, I will post it. THANK YOU.
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2005 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L Turbo VIN: 1FMSU43P05
AFTER CHECKING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE AND GETTING NO WHERE WE DECIDED TO REMOVE THE INTERCOOLER FOR INSPECTION AND FOUND THE BOTTOM RIGHT SIDE GASKET (O-RING SEAL) BLOWN OUT.WE INSTALLED A NEW INTERCOOLER AND ALL PROBLEMS SOLVED.THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP- DAVE
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