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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L61
Replace intake manifold for massive coolant leak near cyl 1 at crossover (towed in). Vehicle sets p0171 and p0174 after repairs. Fuel trims are high at idle -AND- cruise. Tested fuel pressure, volume and quality-OK. Customer reports no symptoms prior to coolan... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTNX20S91
This truck revs between 3k and 4k before shifting out of 1st gear, hard to tell if its missing 2nd and going straight to 3rd, I can manually shift it through all gears. One thing I noticed is the PCM tells it to shift into second at about 20mph, but the tran...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Sun Roof VIN: 1FMCU04141
We replaced the broken track assy with a new track from Ford as well as the switch which is also new from Ford. The sun roof module was a used one from a wrecking yard, not once but twice. The used modules acted just as the original one did in the fact that th...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L low coolant flow VIN: 1FTNW21PX3
Originally truck came in with temp gauge 3/4 hot, and the check gauges light on. Truck was not fully overheated, but hotter than normal. Upon inspection we found the radiator partially clogged, and we also replaced the thermostat and gasket as well. The custom...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSF34L24
Vehicle came in with three codes po135, po155, p1450 first tech installed upstream 02 sensors, codes came back . Next visit tech found identifix for possible alternator/ voltage regulator concern, observing data strean counld monitor 02 heaters being turned o... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Coolant Loss VIN: 1FTNX21PX4
I need some guidance on ths one. I need to find the best way to isolate the issue down to a specific cylinder. Truck came in originally for fuel in coolant. Knowing the only place fuel and coolant come together is at the injector cups. I pulled all 8 cups and ...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP28155
Good morning This car came in with the customer stating he was feeling a surge at steady speeds, which was able to duplicate. With the mileage I thought a good tune would cure the problem, NOT. customer researches and decides the fuel pump is the issue even t...
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2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L wheel bearing VIN: 1FTRF12W95
Just wondering if anyone has run into this yet? This is a new customer to my shop and they came in with a noisey right front wheel bearing. When I told them they needed a new bearing they informed me that this would be the third one in only 5 months! Because w...
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2007 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3L Movement VIN: 3FAHP08Z57
Firstly this is the FNR5 5 speed transmission. Ok so we replaced this transmission 10 months ago due to oil pouring out of the torque converter seal. So last week it came here with engine light on and slipping into 4th gear. Were busy so he was to come back in...
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2008 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Rsc/Tcs VIN: 1FMFU16558
I have a 07 expedition that the customer states TCS light flashes and vehicle applies brakes by itself intermittently during normal driving. I'm getting codes c1280-yaw rate sensor fault and c1996-active yaw rate system disabled. Initially came in and found lo...
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1986 Ford Bronco XLT 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire
found o2 sensor read it while revving engine went lean.heard primary pump working,pressures were in specs,blew thru lines,no blockage,retested,same thing,watched fuel volume,didnt change,replaced primary pump,retested,fixed.also did back pressure test when o2 ...
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2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L exhaust Camshaft VIN: 3FAFP113X1
I was originaly looking just for a exhaust camshaft but after all the great replies I told the customer that a used head is the only fix. She put the repair on hold for now. Thanks for all your help.
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Sqeak in upper engine area VIN: 1FAFP53U02
Replaced the Cam sensor and camshaft sychronizer. Would like to thank all that replied to my caase. Gilbert
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSW21P66
Thanks guys for all the help,I air tested the cooling system and found a cracked head after replacing the cups,also had the injectors tested and all tested bad---Thanks again
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