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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Timing Cover VIN: 1FTZR15X8X
Truck came into shop today with very slight water leak. Put dye in cooling system and found timing cover gasket leaking at block. Will need to R&R front cover to replace gasket. I dont ever remember doing a cover on one of these engines. Alldata shows raising...
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Pats VIN: 1FAFP36331
Got myself into some deep doodoo again and seeking assistance. I replaced the lock cylinder, but both my snap on mt2500 and Ethos don't have a security access feature to allow me to erase the erase the code and program the new keys. Is there a way to bypass th...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FTNW20F41
P1316 memory code-idm dtcs stored in idm no codes in idm with my modis did all the under valve cover checks and replaced the idm. now it will cut out and stall like before only with no code at all im lost seems like when the cmp sensor fails so i took a stab a...
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire
geting missfire with knock sometimes pretty heavy knock this trk is maintained came in for stalling replaced cam sensor then was told about miss acts like fuel air will idle just fine at idle snap up to 2200rpm starts to miss and knock sometimes can snap to fu...
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2003 Ford E-350 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTSS34L53
This vehicle came in with a misfire on #1 cylinder found a bad coil & plugs wore out. Sold an new coil & 8 plugs. Here where the job goes bad. One of the other plugs removed was for the three valve engine. Used a camera & looked into the hole looks like there ...
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2006 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L tailgate latch VIN: 1FAFP36N86
Hello. Big problem. Tail gate latch opens anytime. I repared wiring harness on tail door. Trouble already present. Tailgate opens with key remote, but not with dash switch. When starting engine or close a door, sometimes tail gate opens with vibration. I suspe...
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2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Spark plug
Ive done a bunch of these plugs with no problems so when 6 out of 8 plugs broke it was par for the course. I got 5 out but on the last one the Matco extractor tool broke off almost flush with the top of the plug tip. Anyone ever had success getting the broken ...
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2008 Ford F-150 XTR 5.4L compass VIN: 1FTPW14V68
compass reads cal after a couple of days then starts reading correctly on its own.
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2002 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU43S92
As most of the replies mentioned bad coils can cause these symptoms,and that was the case. However worn spark plugs were the cause of the bad coils. Replaced all coils and plugs and all is fine. Need to mention here that a couple of replies were talking about ... Trouble codes: P1812 (4X4 module select circuit malfunction), P1832 (Unknown), P0720 (Vehicle speed sensor short/ int. signal), P0722 (No signal from speed sensor).
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2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Fuel smell VIN: 1FTPW12535
I figured we were not the only ones with this problem. I believe tightening the spark plugs fixed the first one we had troubles with, but the driver lost his job and it was a company truck so we did not get any feedback on that one. Most of the replies were fo...
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2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Ipc, Inop VIN: 1FMEU74816
SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO GET BACK, IT TURNED OUT TO BE CLUSTER THAT WAS BAD. WE GOT A REMAN FROM FORD, FLASHED IT AND IT WENT OUT. SPENT A DAY RECHECKING CONNECTIONS AND COMPONENTS, POWER AND GROUNDS. DETERMIND THAT IT WAS A BAD CLUSTER. TOOK IT TO FORD DEALER...
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L MIL Lamp on, wrench light VIN: 1ZVFT80N46
Well I will have to say its fixed, we originally put a new throttle body in it and it still acted up. Then after all of the items I stated in my post were completed with no success I decided to call my ford dealer parts man and this time I got a different gu... Trouble codes: P061B.
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