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1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Headlights VIN: 1FTRF18WXX
This trucks headlamps stay on after shutting off headlamp switch and key. If you pull the battery cable the lights go out (of course) and stay off when you reconnect. If you then turn the headlamps on again (with key off, engine off) they will operate correctl...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
Hey 7.3 techs, need help! truck came in w/rough idle, low power. P1298 kept setting on self test(IDM fault), also P1294(high side open bank 2) Replaced idm, still P1294. test/inspect wiring from idm to valve covers-seems ok. remove valve covers to inspect unde...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L hard start VIN: 1FTNW20F6X
I Have A 1999 Powerstroke that cranks over for about 20 seconds before it will start. Cold , Warm or hot does not matter if it sits a few minutes it is hard to start. I put new Motorcraft Batteries in. Removed Valve covers and looked for oil leaks while runnin...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: L6YLB31592
We tuned vehicle first of last week. Cust couldnt remember last time plugs done but weren't original. Customer returned on friday saying it was jerking. Today data streamed on modis and coils were showing missfire all over the place. Holding throttle on road t... Trouble codes: P0126 (Bank 2 sensor 2 circuit fault)
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 1FMDU73E82
Need a second opinion. Right answer is probably replace engine but maybe not. Original problem is low/no oil pressure. Towed in and pulled pan to check oil pump and bearing damage. Found piece of chain guide in pan and pulled front cover. Balance shaft guide d...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21P73
Good morning all,I got this diesel back today running poor. It has a turbo boost code, making a hissing sound when running. Customer complaint was the hiss. It sat here for a few days before we could get it in the shop. Started it up to bring it in ran like cr...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36P73
Happy Monday everyone. I hqave a 6.0L here that wont start when its at operating temp. The Truck wont stall it runs great, untill i turn it off. then it wont restart. If i let it sit for a while it will restart. The ICP sensor reads 360 when it wont start.I un...
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2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, No reverse VIN: 2FMZA51605
Have a problem vehicle here, was wondering if anyone encountered this before. Car came in for s.e.s. light on, code p0340. Replaced cam sensor and seemed to correct problem until the next time it rained. Found p0340 again, checked with lab scope and found patt...
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2007 Ford Fiesta 1.3L Misfire VIN: WFOHXXGAJH
Hi guys, Have this Fiesta here which has repeated problems with ignition coil.The coil starts arcing and causing misfires every 5k kilometers or so.Replacing coil will help for other 5k kilometers then its the same story again.Also replaced plugs and wires wit... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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2007 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Cooling Fans VIN: 1FAHP25197
Cooling fans run all time. Checked power good and ground good has blue activation wire from pcm dont know if ground control or power control cant find any good diagnostics.
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2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L starter VIN: 2MEFM75W84
This vehicle has a intermittant no crank no start.There is no power to the starter when this problem occurs.the key chime does indicate the key is in the ignition.the theft detterent light is working properly there are no codes in the pcm i can not access bcm....
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F5V
This truck finally quit and would not run at all. found the injector driver module that another shop put on was no good. Waiting for the replacement module.
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2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L dome light operation VIN: 1FAFP36P2Y
The problem was in the wiring on rear deck lid . Wires were broken from the movement of door opening and closing. Put new connectors on wires and all is ok now. Talked to Ford dealership and they said this has been a big problem on the Focuses.
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Pushrod VIN: 1FTNW21F81
Not sure if I have fixed this one or not. Possible causes in the responses included slight coolant loss into the cylinder causing a slight hydrolock condition, weak valve springs and sticking valves. Engine has low mileage and is well taken care of, with the e...
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2003 Ford E-250 4.2L No power VIN: 1FTNE24253
WELL WE FOUND THE INJECTOR SCREENS ON CYLINDER NUMBER 4 AN 5 PLUGGED. WE REPLACED THOSE TWO INJECTORS AND THE TRUCK IS RUNNING PREFECT. THIS IS VERY ODD BECAUSE THE FUEL TRIMS NEVER INDICATED THIS ISSUE. THE TRIMS WERE -2 TO 3 ALL THE TIME. ALSO THE KOER TEST ...
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2011 Ford f250 6.7L antifreeze VIN: 1FT7W2BT6B
Thanks to pat, john and (Jim [...]) ford has a speacial test kit and procedure for testing their coolant in the 6.7 every 15K. If anyone wants to see it, check Jim's reply it is the most informitive. I will try to get one of the test kits soon.
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1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Starter, Fuel Pump, Injector Pulse VIN: 1MEFM66L2X
Thank all Who Replied! However this one got away! Customer couldn't wait any longer and sent it to the dealer... who still has it! LOL! Thanks again for the replies!
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