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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21LX1
Good morning all, This vehicle will not idle when cold, has a K&N cold air system on it, no codes, we did spray intake both when cold and warm, no change in idle, once warm, about one minute depending on outside temp, idles fine. Thanks, Tim
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72E92
Ok guys, thanks for the help on this one. Here is the story; this is my own car, I bought this car from a customer last year who could not afford to pay his bill, and was going to scrap it. The timing chain guides broke and crashed the valves. Since the genius... Trouble codes: P0172 (System Rich Bank 1)
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31P33
When engine is hot, it runs absolutely fine, sounds good, lots of power, starts good, etc. But vehicle will barely start in the morning. I cycled glow plugs 3 times, then cranked engine for 15 seconds straight. It puffs white smoke from tail pipe as each cylin... Trouble codes: P0266 (Cylinder 2 contribution or balance malfunction)
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2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Sorry for no vin car is not here now. This came in with p0300 random misfire code. You can almost feel a very slight miss at idle. Has a poping sound like "popcorn" coming from air filter. Not sure what is causing noise anyone see this before? I have a feeling... Trouble codes: P0300
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Noise VIN: 1FMYU93155
This Escape is baffling to all of us here in the shop. Customer originally came in for noise from engine that was rpm related. Best way I can describe the noise is back in the day when we used to put baseball cards on our bicycle spokes. Imagine that noise onl...
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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on, Hard start cold VIN: 1FTHX26F4V
after looking at this for many hours the fix was simple, california 7.3 and econoline are the only vehicles that use the plastic base and metal shunt located next to gpr. the metal strap or shunt? that goes from gpr to plastic block with glow plug wires attach... Trouble codes: P1931 (4 glow plugs open right bank), P1393 (4 glow plugs open left bank).
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Speedometer/Odometer VIN: 1FMCU70E01
Found that on test drive odometer/speedometer is likely, but not always, to drop out on right turns. Scan tool points to speed sensor but could be a wiring problem. Since vehicle is scheduled for brake and front hub service will repost when all work is comple...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTSW21P75
HEY THASNKS TO YA LL FORE ANSWERING MY SPECFIC QUESTION AS TO WHERE THE RELAY BUX WAS LOCATEED ... THE PROBLEM WAS OBVIOUS ONCE WE FOUND THE #3 AUXILARY RELAY BOX. IT HAD BEEN MOVED FROM IT ORIGINAL MOUNTING BRACKET WHICH ALLOW IT TO BE EXPOSED TO THE OUTSIDE ...
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2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L alternator VIN: 1ZVFT82H76
Well.as.of.current.I have not.heard back from customers again so I assume.all.is.well. when it left my shop everything ran and tested OK. Went back to body shop for do.overs with door panels and door.locks they left undone. I will repost with any updates. Than...
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2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM97V51
I only got the car back from the customer 1 time sense opening the reply. It was 10 days before it did the crank & no start. But it finely started and she brought it in. Again it would start every time for me. I found out Snap-on Solas Pro scanners delay the r... Trouble codes: U1147 (SCP Data Fault Vehicle Security), U1043 (SCP Data Fault), U1027 (SCP Data Fault engine RPM), U1059 (SCP Data Fault Trans/AX/ PRND), U1051 (SCP Data Fault Brake System).
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2000 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L rev/manual 1st VIN: 4M2ZU76E5Y
After reading thru the replies I realized what I should have from the get go, The line pressures were too low for the selected gears. Believing that the pressures were probably good before I worked on it, just a hung valve was affecting the upshift from 1-2 a...
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