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2002 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FMNU43S12
Hello, This Excursion has a violent shudder when applying the brakes. We replaced the front pads and rotors at 116000 miles. Assumed it was the rear brakes. Replaced rear pads and rotors-same condition. Measured run out on all rotors-ok. Check driveshaft slide...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FMYU04142
Vehicle originally was brought for a cel light, cyl.#5 misfire, did tune up, swapped coil and boot to #6 placement just incase of coil failure easy to change. Cel light is off, slight hesitation, cleaned iac and throttle plate, idle still speratic for hesitati...
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2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU15505
eng has a miss for sure #3, changed coils #3 with #1 still has miss.Fuel pressure in range.Cleaned injectors while there no change will check compression but at Idle cyls 1 thru 4 same bank show minus contribution at idle .cant find a vac leak and when rpms go... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2), P0300 (random miss fire), P0303 (miss fire 3), P0316 (misfire on start)
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2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Air Bag light VIN: 3FAHP07Z96
Purchased this car at auction with airbag light on, driver's air bag blown, driver's seat belt all way pulled out. Could not find out why bag was blown, no collision damage. Installed used driver's airbag, used driver's seat belt, new driver's seat belt prete...
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L idle VIN: 1LNHM86S34
Need some help with this one car came in with hard shift scanned and found no codes but did notice that engine wont idle up in park but put it in drive and revs up fine. Im thinking its maybe going into limp mode has anyone run into this before. Thanks for any...
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L6Y
Did not have this code untill new pump was installed for crank no start concern. Pressure sensor has 5 volts and good ground. reading 1.50 volts at idle. seems to idle poor with surges. sometimes lacks power intermittantly. Trouble codes: P0190 (Fuel rail pressure sensor A)
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Rear HVAC Blower VIN: 1FDWE35L92
Bus has not come back, problem seems to have gone away from our tinkering. Has to have been a connection we moved either in the taillight area or around the steering column, but we were unable to identify the exact area. Thanks for all the responses on this on...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW31P94
AFTER CHECKING ALL GROUNDS AND ABOUT 10 HOURES OF CHANGING KNOWN GOOD PARTS, ONE OF THE TECHS NOTICE THAT THE PCM HAD A SEPERATE BOX ATTACH TO IT, APPARENTLY THE CUSTOMER HAD A BANKS SYSTEM WHICH HE HAD NOT USED IN A WHILE DUE TO FACT THE SYSTEM KEPT BURNING ... Trouble codes: P0480, P0488, P0670, P0623, P0688.
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1989 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBM81F8K
Was able to test hall effect sensor. Noticed sensor snap shot would drop out every once in a while. Replaced sensor. Now has perfect snap shot reading. Car has been gone now for a couple of weeks no phone call. Thanks again guys
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2008 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75V28
The car is fixed. This customer doesn't like to part with his car so I had to do it in steps. The fix was to replace the NAPA cylinder head temperature sensor we installed in December with an OE one. It was inconsistant, at times the heat gauge would show in t... Trouble codes: P0128.
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