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1965 Ford Mustang 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5F9A703942
Hello fellow techs, This nice 65 Mustang GT with 110k original miles came in with a coolant leak at the timing cover, the vehicle ran well when it came in. We pulled the timing cover and as suspected the old school nylon covered timing gear was mostly in the o...
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1990 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 4.9L No Start, Hesitation VIN: 1FTEF14Y1L
Customer has a 1990 F150 with a 4.9 that will not start if it sits over night or all day. I have tried both fuel tanks with no change. Fuel pressure and volume are good. Spark is good. I can give a shot of carb. spray into throttle body and it will immediate... Trouble codes: 13 (Cant control idle at low RPM), 25 (No Knock signal during KOER test)
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1994 Ford F-350 XLT 5.8L Pressure Solenoid VIN: 1FDKF37H7R
Truck broke down / tow in. Key On - constant spark, constant fuel pump, inside of PCM absolutely smoked - no data, no injection pulse. All grounds test good. All under-hood fuses and wiring good. I started to test all computer outputs, relays and solenoids f...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: IFMPU16L8Y
this truck was here before me but i have it now what i have notice is that the theft light is on when cranking.history states that the key was broken so it got towed here and that's when the fuel pump was put in didn't work so it got towed to the dealer and th... Trouble codes: B1845
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FMZU77E12
This vehicle came in with shift concerns. PO734 and PO735 codes. We removed the pan, very clean fluid, very clean pan.I can operate all the shift solonoids with a scan tool and they all 'click'. When I bring EPC up you can hear it work.I swapped SSA solonoid w...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Power windows VIN: 1FTNX21P33
Thanks in advance for your help guys. This truck got me going in circles. The customer installed a DVD/Stereo on this truck and now it drains the battery within a couple of days. The main issue is that the illumination for the power window buttons stay on all ...
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2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L cooling system VIN: 1FDXF46P64
There are small bubbles in the de-gas bottle with turbo unplugged. Plugged back in and accelerated the bubbles increase dramatically. With the turbo unplugged the engine will never overheat. With the turbo plugged in the engine will overheat quickly and the de...
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2006 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FMPU18596
This truck makes a clunk or pop type noise (only one) when stopping and turning right at the same time. Must be going 30-40 mph then apply brakes and the moment you start to turn it pops once loudly. Nothing i have done so far has made any change in the noise ...
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2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L no power VIN: 1FTPW14556
This ford is sluggish/under powered on accel.On road test it feels exactly like restricted exh. symptom. No codes & data looks ok w/ driving with exception of spark adv.,which will drop close to 0 or slightly neg. at times.Has a slight tap from rt. side valve ...
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1987 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L high idle VIN: 1FTCR14T2H
although there were some useful tips, this problem still wont go away. everything that was mentioned was tried but this vehicle still acts up only after warm.it seems that there is a stray voltage spike sent to the iac on warm start up, if the key is shut off ...
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL HD 5.8L ign/start switch VIN: 1FBJS31H9T
Thanks for all the help. What a community of helpful people!!! I feel silly, but the solution was a new fuse #7. I checked the fuses three weeks ago and all were good. The starter solenoid was original and didn't have a healthy click to it, so I replaced it...
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1997 Ford Aerostar XLT E4WD 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA41X2V
this thing only allows one update so im going to close this out for now. we put dye in the coolant heated it up and pressurized it, next morning the pressure was gone and there was a little puddle of coolant under the van, the timing cover was leaking out t... Trouble codes: P0303.
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1997 Ford F F700 7.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDPF70JXV
For what it is worth, I got this truck fixed. It had a bad(aftermarket) distributor(imagine that). The truck shop had come to pick it up, and it stalled and wouldn't restart, so I went through my testing again, and it came down to a bad distributor. On t...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Clutch Pedal VIN: 1FTNX21F1X
Fixed... the Gas truck has a longer master cylinder pushrod
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2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12525
Many of you were right(and I figured you were because the alterative was too coincidental). The trans shop pinched the wiring harness causing the DTC to set and turn "ON" the MIL. I finally talked the customer into bringing the truck back to the trans shop a... Trouble codes: P0141 (Heater circuit Bank 1 post cat sensor), P0161 (Heater circuit Bank 2 post cat sensor).
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2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L abs VIN: 5LMEU88H44
Thanks guys for the excellent suggestions. The vehicle came in on Monday and we replaced the master cylinder pressure switch, which seems to be a Ford only item. The test drive proved ineventfull (which wasn't a suprise) and we haven't heard back from the cust...
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