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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Front seal VIN: 1FMDU34X5P
Vehicle came in with the front seal leaking and transmission fried. We replaced the transmission with a used one and used the same torque converter that came with the used tranny. 3 weeks later it came back with the front seal leaking again. We removed the tra...
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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Cylinder head and pistons VIN: 1FASP15J5S
Car ran fine, went to start it up and heard a rattling noise and then the engine stalled. Disassembled the engine and found the combustion chamber area was badly chipped away (not where the valves or spark plugs are), the pistons were chipped too. Looked like ...
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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A3V
This truck had a head replaced and then sat for over a year. At times when you try to start the truck it wants to backfire and not start acts like it is out of time. when the truck does start it runs fine for a while until you turn it off. Only happens sometim...
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTZR15V3Y
Where to start? truck came in ac inop. Vacum, install dye,recharge. System empty in 5 minutes. Check for leaks with tracer light and glasses cannot find dye leaking any where outside. Open evap case no dye there either, where is it going? help!
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2004 Ford Focus ZTW 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP35Z24
Since installation of the new intake and pcv hose, when engine is cold or cool, when engine is started, idle speed will surge up to 2000 rpm, an audible noise is heard in intake, then engine will make a sound like a vacuum leak, then stall. Vehicle will restar... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed higher than expected)
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Engine perf VIN: 1FTPW145X5
The customer is complaining that between 45-60mph there is a vibration that feels like an engine misfire, he said everything in the cab starts shaking. He said if you drive 70-80 it goes away. We cannot duplicate the concern. We pulled the p2600 code: it was l...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNF21545
Customer brought vehicle in stating vehicle looses power intermittently. I disconnected camshaft solenoids and it does not make a difference. I watched the camshaft sensors on a lab scope and there patterns differ. I switched the camshaft sensors and I still g... Trouble codes: P0022 (Timing over retarded Bank 2), P0171 (Lean), P0174 (Lean), P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfires), P0316 (Misfire at start up)
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2006 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP07136
This vehicle needs bank 2 cam solenoid replaced, I have removed it and found it is broken just above valve portion. The replacement from ford comes with the housing. Question is, does anyone know if you can just use the solenoid without replacing the whole hou... Trouble codes: P0022 (Variable Camshaft Timing Bank 2 Solenoid)
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2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMPU16596
Need some Ford Tech help. The vehicle has had intermitent no starts and now there is a no start all the time. Engine cranks good, may fire two or three times now and then. I am not too familiar with this security system to know what to do next. Would appreciat... Trouble codes: B1602 (PATS received invalid FMT/ key CD)
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX21P16
Hello all, i'm working on my uncles truck. Got an 06 f250 6.0 with no start. Truck was parked and has not started since it was overnight.Data is giving me around 200 psi on the icp at cranking. I unplugged the sensor, and spiked the pressure but still no start...
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2007 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP56U77
Smoked upper intake. Found PCV connector MELTED at the rear face downstream from the "O" ring that is supposed to seal the connector from vacuum leaks. The connector fits between PCV tube running from PCV valve to the upper intake manifold where it is held in ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
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2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L engine runability VIN: 1FD3E35P78
I have a 08 e350 cutaway (minibus)with the 6.0 D-I turbo diesel.With the engine running,cold or warm,it has a muffled pop or backfire through the intake.Its intermittent and happens every few seconds.Less at higher rpms.Ford suggested that it could be the turb...
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 5LMFU27R44
Ok so here goes this car cam in with a possible over heating problem , i let it run for 30 min and it was fine so i test drove. My test drive was to be 8 miles long and half way through it over heated, when i got back to the shop i tested it for a head gasket ...
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2013 Other Ford transit 2.0L Stall VIN: NM0KS9BN0D
This is a CNG and Gas vehicle and at idle it will stall while setting at a stop light. This is intermittent and only happens when operating on CNG fuel.Driver states that he heard what sounded like a vac leak or belt squeek. No codes found we were able to dupl...
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2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP42X74
well... like everyone kept saying.. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr aftermarket idle control... also pcv... customer tried 4 different idle controls.. had him bring two of them to me.. they were bought off ebay.. first one was from way down south and after close review it...
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2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMYU94165
Hello, I have fixed this vehicle. I replaced the pcm, 4 coils and spark plugs Thank for all of the great replies. Jeff
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2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Rear Hatch VIN: 1FMEU74E38
SORRY FOR THE LATE REPLY. THANK YOU BRIAN FROM MICHIGAN, GAVE GREAT DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM OPERATION AND LIKELY FAULTS. WE FOLLOWED HIS ADVICE AND UNPLUGGED SWITCH FOR SOME TIME, THEN REPLACED SWITCH AND GAVE VEHICLE BACK TO OWNER.
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