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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L engine VIN: 1FTRE1421X
Engine runs fine when cold, but looses power as it gets hot. with the exhaust system dropped, the exhaust manifolds get red hot. fuel pressure stays good, timing is good, doesn't loose spark, replaced the catalytic convertors and fuel filter with fuel pump. wo...
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2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1136Y
I have this Escort that has no spark on cylinders 1 and 4. Customer had engine replaced at another shop and I was told it ran for awhile then died other shop found flywheel hitting crank sensor they replaced sensor still no start. They took back and replaced f...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14C9Y
Greetings Ford techs, This one has me stumped I am the 3rd shop to tackle this problem. The truck will intermittently stall after coming to a stop. It will stumble, and seem to misfire for a few seconds before it dies. Usually I can create the condition, if I ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 missfire detected)
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Alternator VIN: 1FDWE35P14
The glow plug control module failed...replaced with new unit from ford, glow plugs all ohm out at same reading. This truck has had at least 6 alternators installed in the last year or two. The first two rebuilt here..then cust took to Colonial Ford..they said...
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2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Shifting VIN: 1FAFP42X64
Grinds from 3rd to 4th after "friend" changed clutch. Other gears okay. Possible pilot bearing? syncros? help?!
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2010 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Noise VIN: 1FAHP3FN6A
Vehicle came in with what is best described as a turkey call noise as if you are scraping a turkey call box. Not necessarily rythmic. We thought it was belt related, but after removing the drive belt the noise was still prevailant. Using an electrnic stethisco...
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2011 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTKR1ED7B
This vehicle was brought in and was running fine. Driver said check engine light was on and would barely run. Retrieved codes listed below and performed pinpoint test KG for the DTC P0210. Unable to find any failed test and we drove car for a week with no conc... Trouble codes: P0201 (Injector Circuit Open fuel Injector 1), P0219, P0301 (Cylinder 1 Missfire Detected), P0316 (Missfire Detected On Startup)
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2010 Mercury Mariner Premier 2.5L Exhaust Valve VIN: 4M2CN8H73A
Hi Everybody, This vehicle came in with a misfire thst we traced to a burned exhaust valve on #1 cylinder. Had Low Compression on #1 the rest were fine about 160psi. We replaced the valve, sent the customer on his way, now 250 miles later, the vehicle is back ...
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1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6536V
thank all of u guys i finally i fix the car the catalytic converter was the problem it was clog it kept the egr open the change the converter the problem thank you guys so much
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L bent valve VIN: 1FAFP57U3W
Hi Everyone, It's a stretch to call this "fixed", but it's no longer my problem. The owner was a student, traveling and the cost of a proper repair (replacing the questionable engine) was about $2500 with a used powerplant... I received some very good suggest...
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36F42
What a pleasant experience IATN was this time. I will summarize replies and thank everyone. As Ryan [...] said --it's the hpop or high pressure oil pump. It certainly was. Pump wasn't changed immediately due to cost and that high pr... Trouble codes: P1212.
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2005 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR44U45
Thank you to all who took the time to reply. We greatly appreciate your input. The customer has declined any further repairs. We let him take the truck over the weekend and the light has not returned for him. I am assuming he does not drive it very hard an... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire).
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2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28RX1
So we pulled the intake off to gain access to the EGR valve once the intake was off i smoked the egr and found there was a leak in between the egr and the egr adapter pulled it apart and found that the egr adapter was all pitted causing a vacuum leak it took a... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank two lean).
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