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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Coolant color VIN: 1FTRX18L2Y
The customer on this vehicle had to add 2 quarts of oil recently so they were looking for where it may have went and noticed that the coolant looks a darker gray color so they wanted me to have a look at it, I got it in and noticed that the coolant does look d...
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Tcc VIN: 1FMSU43F7Y
This transmission works perfectly once it is warmed up. When cold it will more often than not engage the convertor clutch and lug or stall in reverse. Does not do it in drive buy may occasionally take a second or two to engage but only when the ambient is in t...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L module coding VIN: 1FMPU16L43
According to owner he went into a Ford Dealership up North due to plug blow-out while on the road and had them fix it. Calling him to pick up they asked him about his ABS Lamp on. he stated it had never remained on before. Per the customer they had it 3 days d...
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMYU60E93
Engine is slightly running rough when warm at idle. This is a long time customer that knows his Explorer well. About 2 months ago he starts complaining of a rough idle when warm. I have looked at this with the IDS and here is what I have seen. On power balance...
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73E24
This explorer is a no crank condition. Checked wiring to start relay and PCM is not providing ground to relay coil. Vehicle cranks fine but won't start with a remote start button. Pulled codes and found B1601 PATS code. No security light. When through the diag... Trouble codes: B1601
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2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L high idle VIN: 3D7LS38C65
I am working on a 2005 f 550, another shop has installed the high idle onto this vehicle using upfitter switch number 4. when switch is engauged the high idle is inop. there is 12v at switch and when switch is engauged there is 12v at pcm. I suspect a faulty p...
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2007 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L rear calipers VIN: 1FMDK06117
First, thanks to all those in IATN whose advice has helped me many times before! Today I'm puzzled by the rear caliper pistons, which won't go in. MOTOR says to use a special tool that indexes with two notches in the piston, and turn clockwise. I have that too...
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2009 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4L Transmission VIN: 1FTPW14V49
Twice in the last month while driving this vehicle (within 1 .5 miles of cold start) vehicle appeared to go into sometype of limp in mode/ transmission not up shift-downshift and gauges would flash off,wrench symbol on dash came on would come. Customer shut ve...
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2009 Mercury Mariner 3.0L RF sensor VIN: 4M2CU81G49
Hello iatn! I have been working on this car for this tpms issue for a few days and im not really sure where to go next. On the message display in the car, it says Tire Pressure Sensor Fault, and the tire light will flash for about 60 seconds then stay on stea...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTDX1764W
thanks to all the techs that replie . I still confused about the timing change copper links do not match the crank marks . but you guys suggest ignore that , and make own marks, yes , tdc cylider N#1 crank marck at 6 camshaft mark on copper links. turn by han...
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1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FDAF57F7X
First off thanks guys for the quick responses i did replace the steer box and the truck now steers like a ford again(not saying much).I was pretty sure thats what the problem was but its always nice to have a second opinion.THANKS again
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Spark Plugs VIN: 1FTPW14VX6
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR REPLIES.WE DID EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAD ALL SUGGESTED.NEVER FOUND OR HEARD ANYTHING COME OUT OF THE CYLINDERS IN QUESTION I THINK WE WERE JUST A LITTLE PARANOID.INSTALLED ALL THE PLUGS AND THE ENGINE RAN GREAT. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR H...
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