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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1135X
We swapped out the timing belt on this little Ford three weeks ago. My son took it back to college, but something went wrong, and the belt came off. I enlisted help from a shop where he goes to school--350 miles away--to replace the motor, and clutch while the...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L engine VIN: 1FTYR14C7Y
Replaced thormostat twice, then replaced housing with Motorcraft. Wants to run 120 degrees farenheit. Removed fan to allow temperature raise enough to push any remaining air to resevoir. Still runs cold driving on highway. Backflushed core, has heat if and whe...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Heat VIN: 1FTPX12534
Truck came in complaint of intermittent no heat from the vents. This hvac has fully automatic dual temperature control. We've never been able to experience the customers complaint of no heat from the vents. Was wondering if the systems have any specific proble...
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2004 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP40414
This car came in with a surging idle and intermittently stalled at idle. I have checked the maf sensor seems to be good. the egr is closed at idle and dosent seem to be sticking open. I have smoked tested several times both cold and hot found no leaks. Checked... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51654
This van has me stumped. About two to three years ago a new cam sensor was installed, and tune up was performed. About 8 months ago the SES cam on with a cam sensor code. Replaced the sensor and syncro with a new NAPA part. Then after I replaced the sensor the... Trouble codes: P1336 (Cmp / ckp), P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0305-), P0305
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W95
Came in check engine light on, hook up IDS for codes,.P0443 I have never seen this code in any of my crown vic fleet.Visual obviously because they have bottom out damaging canister and things. All OK,...With IDS run EVAP test everything is good until it wants ... Trouble codes: P0443 (Canister Purve Valve Circuit)
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L abs pump motor VIN: 1FMYU96H36
Vehicle was towed in for dead battery. Charged battery..would not pass load test. O.E. battery 6-7yrs old. Replaced battery. While doing visual check..with old battery still in vehicle..after charging..noticed that ABS pump cycled on for a few seconds. Thought...
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1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Abs VIN: 1FTHX26M0P
Thanks for the replays to my help request. Just us I suspected the RABS module was defective, I was able to find that the module does a self check during ignition to both solenoids, in this case there was no self test going on this module. Got a used module an...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
THE VEHICLE IS HAPPY AND BACK WITH THE OWNER AFTER PASSING ITS STATE INSPECTION RETEST.EVEN THOUGH THE PCV HOSE ON THE BACK OF THE MANIFOLD WAS A VERY OBVIOUS INTAKE LEAK,IT STILL KEPT SETTING LEAN CODES FOR BOTH BANKS.AFTER CLEANING THE HOT WIRE FOR THE MAF,... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2).
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU16W61
thanks for all the help , we checked all that we were told to check from bad cat, low compression, leaking intake, but they all were fine, still has left bank cylinders misfire after it runs for about 15 minutes, car is customer third car so we are using as a ...
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2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRW08L31
Thanks again for all the help!! Did a kam reset and test drove for a few days and the baro slowly returned to normal along with the fuel trims. Never found any vac leaks or exhaust restrictions at be the culprit for the fuel trim issue.
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