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1997 Ford Aerostar XLT E4WD 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA41X2V
so i started working here 2 months ago. this aerostar comes in with a misfire on cylinder #3. i was told that this has been an ongoing problem for about 2 years or so. they changed the plug and it would be fine for about 6 months and then it would come back. s... Trouble codes: P0303
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15VXX
Have a reocuring cyl 4 misfire code. Problem started when ignition coil went bad. Did not perform origional repair but coil was changed with aftermarket and new plugs installed. After a week or so PO304 code. #4 cylinder was def. lean. Found two seals on the p... Trouble codes: P0304
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Brake pedal VIN: 1FTZR15V7X
Greetings! Customer complains that when she puts the clutch pedal in all the way it activates the brakes as well. I've confirmed that the brake pedal will be depressed slightly when the clutch pedal is all the way in. The only common element I see is the shaft...
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L pcm VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
vehicle came in as a no-start and no-communications. Found fuse 20 ecm fuse blown. Testing finds when you remove fuse 19 for the ecm we loose power to fuse 20. We found EPC solenoid is disconnected the short to power is gone with no problems. Reconnect harness...
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V3Y
we need to find the position in witch the cam sensor goes our computer does not indicate in what position it goes and is not synchronized. P1309 this codes appear after the engine was changed with new used engine. Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire monitor fault)
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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 5.4L radiator VIN: 1FMNU41L31
Customer called and said truck was overheating.Towed in and found radiator fluid mixed with oil."Milkshake"very thick.The engine oil was 2.5 quarts low on oil.Trans oil full.Loosened drain plug on engine,only clean oil,did the same on the trans,clean oil.Im su...
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2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMZA51442
this should be easy but cannot find it. my tech replaced abs unit and got lines on wrong ports, does anybody have a picture showing what port goes to what wheel? or have a windstar they look at and tell me thanks dan
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW31P63
This truck came in a few weeks ago for a check engine light and low power. I did the repairs listed below, and it ran like a champ. Customer was really happy for about 4 days, and then it started cutting out. It runs like brand new until you try accelerating, ... Trouble codes: P1614 (Cam Sensor Circuit Failure), P1617 (Crank Sensor Circuit Failure)
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTWW33P43
Hi Folks, Have a pretty interesting one here that appears to be a bad FICM module. It blows the 10A fuse in Aux Relay Box 5 which is for the FICM logic circuit. Ok I know this is a known issue due to wiring loom problems due to chaffing etc. so I ran an over... Trouble codes: P0281 (Low cylinder contribution), P1378 (Ficm supply voltage low)
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L srs SYSTEM VIN: 1FTPW14544
Hello Ford Techs, I have a 2004 F-150 4X4 and the air bag light stays on. I have scanned the vehicle and code B2294 is stored. The air bag light is also flashing a code 24. I have referenced the TSB from Ford, which indicates the vehicle has an issue with the ...
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXE45PX4
Hi and thanks in advance. 05 E450 6.0 diesel. I have what seems to me an exhaust pulsation in the intercooler tube as p in the truck is running. It also goes up and down with rpm. Before I rip this thing apart I would like to know what would cause this? It run...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21R08
check engine light comes on then power is reduced Trouble codes: P0088
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A6Y
Suspect I have a valve train/timing chain problem and customer wants to repair vehicle. Would like a little input prior to tearing into the engine -- major labor involved. Vehicle has poor idle due to misfire but drives well. This is the first 3.9L we've worke... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire detected), P0172 (System too rich bank 1)
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R53
Code received is a calibration not done code (I beleive it was a C1991) but it wont let me calibrate. No other codes. I can run pass seat weight calibration etc but not the one i beleive i need. Used vehicle and code was present before repair. Both front senso...
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2006 Lincoln Zephyr 3.0L compressor VIN: 3LNHM261X6
hello all iatn members hope all is well, have this lincoln that when you turn the ac on everything works except the compressor wont engage,the car is full of freon pressure on both sides 110psi,have no power to compressor i can add power and it works great,che...
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1996 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV11W9T
customer was driving vehicle and it shut off. it would sspin over but wouldn't start. then he got it to his house and said he was able to start it. it got towed here but it will not start. fuel pressure is good at 42 lbs, i can spray starter fluid into intake ... Trouble codes: P0400, P0325
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1997 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTCR10A2V
customer brought vehicle back to us for oil pressure test. oil pressure was good. when first brought in, truck was idling fine. when it came back in for oil pressure test it had a dead miss. we checked and #3 cylinder was low on compression. air pressure test ...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72X4Y
want to say thanks to all that replied,i am leaning towards the canister vent valve to be bad,but i wont know for sure,because the owner of the truck called today and said he sold the truck,thanks again for all your help bud Trouble codes: P0455.
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU041X1
FIRST OFF THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES TO MY PROBLEM. IT TURNED OUT THAT THE FUEL INJECTOR WAS THE PROBLEM. I INSTALLED A NEW ON AND ALL IS GOOD. Trouble codes: P0303 (Miss fire cly 3).
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Vents VIN: 1FAHP59UX2
Temp blend door the culprit. Sure enough, the door was warped slightly and catching on a small ledge that rotates when the actuator operates. Replaced with updated, reinforced door. What I didn't know was that there are two temp doors that move simultaniously....
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2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L compressor VIN: 1FMDU75W35
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES, WE ENDED UP PULLING THE UNDER HOOD RELAY BOX AND TESTED FOR A/C SIGNAL OUT OF THE RELAY ITSELF WITCH WE HAD, AND TRACED THE GRAY/WHITE WIRE TO THE COMPRESSOR...AT THE PWR. STEERING PUMP THE WIRE HARNESS IS FASTENED WITH A BRACKET THAT I...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTSW21P65
After extensive testing, we decided to tear back into it again. We found a defective Fuel Pressure Regulator. The screen on the end has caved in. After replacing, the trucks runs good and the customer is happy. Thanks for all of the replies. Trouble codes: 2284 (Injector Control Pressure Circuit Range Performance).
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2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14596
cleaning the throttle body fixed the problem also added bg 44k. we waited a week after we did this so the customer can drive the truck around and also the temp was going to be hotter this week. thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: P0345 (Cam sensor a circuit problem bank 2).
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