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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTDR15X2P
Vehicle came in with a surging and hesitation problem. Costumer just finish washing the engine and it starting doing that.scanned it and code 211 and 212 pop up, took it for a drive and started misfiring under a load it had no power it ran rough and it hesitat... Trouble codes: 211 (Ignition pick up erratic), 212 (Lost communication with tach)
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Stall VIN: 1FTEX15Y3R
Truck will intermittly lose power and sometimes die.restarts & may run fine for a while.When in lost power mode ,noid lite flashes dim then suddenly gets bright & then runs fine. Happens at all temp but more when cold.Tested & replaced ign module,checked & cle... Trouble codes: 213 (spark output circuit)
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1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FALP74W8T
Hello all, I've just replaced cylinder head gaskets and the timing chain, guides, and tensioners on this vehicle. After completing repairs and attempting to crank the engine over with the ignition coils unplugged(I was wanting to build up oil pressure before ...
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1997 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on
After finding a cracked head, client wanted a rebuilt motor from Ford. So we got a motor and installed it. The vehicle runs great but 2 issues are happening right now, we are getting a lean code in bank 1, which there is only 1 bank anyways, and the battery li...
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1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP42X8W
New customer, no vehicle history other than visual. Hotdual exhaust, no cats, lots of cobbling over the years. Vehicle came in for stall complaint, stalled twice in parking lot trying to get into shop. Customer stated whenever car dies it starts right back up,...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5141X
Help.. No start or long delay to start on first start up of the day. The fuel trims are about 45 and the injector pulse width starts out around 140+ and slowly reduces while the engine spins. If we press the pedal to the floor, the injector pulse drops to zero...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTSW30F32
vehicle came to us from another shop it dies intermittently and wont restart right away customer said he could make it restart by unplugging the icp sen it had a code p1211 when we first got it and we replaced the ipr roadtested and no other problems found now...
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2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L left cyl head VIN: 5MLEU78H93
vehicle comes in with c.e.l.,p0106 and intermittent misfire.replaced plugs,tested coils,no misfire,no lite.2 days later comes back,misfire#6.tested compression,failed #6cyl.ford has a tsb for left cyl.head on this motor.repair instructions say to remove eng.to...
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2006 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L Power retractable Mirrors VIN: 5LMFU28596
Power folding mirrors go out to far forward. Tried to sync them with no luck.
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2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45S3Y
Thanks for All the help. This unit had the fuel STFTs maxed out and the upstream O2s showing lean. Although we did smoke test, I took some advice and used some nonflammable brake cleaner around the intake and hoses. We found that someone had replace the PCV ...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMRU15L01
I came to the conclusion it was with 1-4 cyl only when i would start the 02 would read 1600 if i leaned it out would go down so o2 was good no extra fuel was entering that side. i took the 4 plugs out replaced them found no conclusions with the old one except ... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Starter. No communication with ABS, PATS, or PCM VIN: 1FMZU67E22
Thanks again to everyone for taking time to help me. The new PCM did fix the vehicle. The car has been running for about a week now with no problems. THANKS AGAIN.
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMYU93183
UPON REPLACING THE FIRST TWO CATS VEHICLE WAS STILL IDLING POORLY AND HAD NO THROTTLE RESPONSE NO CODES STORED. FROM TALKING TO FELLOW IATN PEOPLE REMOVED THE THIRD CAT AND TEST DROVE THE VEHICLE PERFORMED LIKE NEW SO REPLACED THE CAT AND RETURNED TO THE CUST....
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2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L coolant syystem VIN: 1FDXF47P93
thanks to all who replied, the head gaskets were bad. Matt had a good tip on how to diag, and thanks to bill for the youtube tip on pulling cab it was pretty easy. definately not as bad of a job as it would first seem. once i got the heads off to the machine s...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L A/C control panel, radio, door ajar light, air bag VIN: 1FTPX12544
Well all this continues to make me crazy. Fortunately I didn't have far to go. We have ordered a new instrument cluster under warranty but it has yet to arrive. I jumpered past all the wiring and ran my own and still I have this issue. All things point to the ...
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2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on
The car was sent to the dealer and the instrument cluster was replaced. Trouble codes: P0462, P0690, P1260, P2072.
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Inverter & Generator VIN: 1FMYU95H06
Thanks to all who took the time to respond. I think I may have solved this, but as always only time will tell. Here is what I did based on the great feed back from everyone: Replace the electronics water pump with the updated one, replaced the blend door actua...
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2008 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Air bag VIN: 1FTYR10D78
Going to call this one fixxed. Got my motorcraft account set up and updatedthe PCM and reprogrammed the RCM. All is well with that but ofcorse there is still one code that wasnot there befor its code B2292 Driver pretensioner circuit fault (should have seen th...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire, Runability VIN: 1LNHM86S31
First I want to thank everybody for taking the time to respond to my request for help. Finally this car has been repaired. The original problem stemed from the vacuum hoses under the intake, however after replacing the hoses, we created a new problem. the oil ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0401, P1131 (Fuel trim at limit ho2s fails to switch due to fuel at or exceeding a calibrated limit).
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2006 Lincoln Zephyr 3.0L sub frame VIN: 3LNHM26126
I have discussed the options with the customer and we are going to try and lube the suspension first and try to narrow it down. Thank you for all your input.
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