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1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L ignition control VIN: 1FAPP64R2L
did the basics; check fuses etc...car will sometimes start but will run kinda rough...koeo slow test gives codes 19 and 96...replaced numbers matching eec for code 19 and traced circuits for code 96 to no avail...when it acts up it cranks like its outta time. ...
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4049Y
CAR HAS COOKED FOUR ECM'S, THEY LAST BETWEEN 10 MINUTES AND A HOUR. WE HAVE REPLACE IGNITION COIL, PULLED ALTERNATOR AND SENT TO REBUILDER, REPLACED CLEANED ALL GROUNDS AND POWER CONNECTIONS. WE SENT ONE OF THE ECM'S TO REPAIR AND THEY SAID SPIKE CAME IN ON PI...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L 1-2, 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTNW21S7Y
This is my own personal vehicle. The overdrive light was flashing and trans. shifted hard and leaking fluid from front seal. Had several shift codes and overheat codes + lost overdrive. The o.d. light had been flashing since I bought it. Replaced transmission ...
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21S22
I got into this truck and after a lot of tests we pulled the drivers side head and sent it to machine shop. Found one valve was not seating. He touched the valve and truck seemed to run good for 30 days. Customer does not use this every day but it seemed ok fo... Trouble codes: P1000
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2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAHP36312
Hello everyone. I have a 2002 Ford Focus ZTW with a 2.0 litre 16 valve ZETEC with 109510 KM I am working on. It has terrible gas milage and (intermittant) lack of power. At the end of September my customer came in with a complaint of lack of power going up hil...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73K03
This one really is messing with us, it started as a nostart about a month ago came in on a towtruck, customer stated that it does crank and does not start, after it was towed to us it started right up, so we checked all the basics and advise the customer that ...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L only the door locks work. VIN: 1FMDU63K33
Hello hope you Guys can help me. Vehicle showed up as a no crank/no start. I get in the turn the key and I get nothing no power. no lights on dash,no light on inside.Performed a few quick test all pass. Ok time to speak with the customer. His story is the f...
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2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA53423
Thanks in advance for your time. I have this windstar that is starting to get the best of me. It came from another shop who has been throwing parts. When I saw the new cam sensor and shaft I figured this would be easy, I hooked up my scope and sure enough the ... Trouble codes: P1336 (Crankshaft/Cam signal problem)
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2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15E65
we have a 05 ford ranger here today customer complains of the mil on. he took it to another garage but they couldnt find anything. i first looked at the short term fuel 2% bank 1 and 2 and long term 12% bank 1 and 2. i sprayed carb leaner around the intake wit... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU17586
Hello everyone. I REALLY need some help with this Ford! It came in with a P0340 and P0344 and a rough run. I replaced the Camshaft Phasers and cam sensor and these codes will not go away. It runs a lot better but triggers the codes immediatly. I replaced the a... Trouble codes: P0340, P0344 (Cam Sensor Circuit Malfunction Intermittant)
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2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU27R13
I'm at a loss on this one. This is a bank 2 lean condition only. No bank one involvement or apparent concerns. Hot idle trims stft b1 0%, ltft b1 0%, stft b2 0%, ltft b2 18%. 2000 rpm stft b1 0%, ltft b1 0%, stft b2 0%, ltft b2 10%. These are all within +/- 6%... Trouble codes: P0174
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Crankshaft VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
The general consensis is don't swap the cranks. No one offered any information as to them being interchangeable. I think it will, but will probably use the crank that came in the motor, as I like to keep the same rotating assemblies together. Why did I want to...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Battery Light ON VIN: 1FAFP59S43
I finally figured this one out. I found that every time the vehicle warmed up and was shut down the problem occured. So what I did was had a fellow tech crank the vehicle when it was a crank no start. I blew air into the PCM to cool it down and the car star...
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1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNLM91V0S
OK guys, we really skipped the ball on this one and I'll have to say I'm a bit embarrassed for skipping the basics Turned out that both catalytic was clogged. Installed two new catalytic on there and the vehicle sounded like a dream. Thanks for all the repl...
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2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 5LMEU88H94
Hi guys thanks for the help I believe it is fixed what I did was drained the radiator again and lifted the rear of the car to help drain any fluid from the engine and used my vac. to pull a vaccum and filled that way but I noticed the heater hoses would not su...
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