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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTJW36G1M
Vehicle runs rough/black smoke at idle, lacks power on accel. Worse cold. Codes 22 & 26 present. O2 reading 960 mv at idle. Ignition timing at 10 deg w/ spout disconnected, does not change when reconnect spout & has no advance when increase engine rpm in stall... Trouble codes: 26 (Trans operating temp out of range), 22 (Map/baro out of range)
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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L progr. mode VIN: 1FTCR10U3S
I'm trying to set door remote control programming mode. Closed doors, five ignition on/off cycles. Ending on ON position. System does not go to programming mode (door looks will not cycle on/off) What I don't know if is ok: every of the five "ignition on" c...
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE14HXT
what I am needing it a wiring schematic for B1S1 O2 sensor, the original one was burned and someone had hard wired it. I did get new wire end and a new O2 sensor but the wires are not color coded. I could not find it in alldata. thanks Clint
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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 7.3L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26F3V
Need help please from the King Powerstroke Gurus! Truck came in with complaint of no start cold unless it was plugged in for a couple hours or overnight. The temperature here in the UP of Michigan is warming up and is approx. 35-40 in the morning warming up to...
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1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP45XXW
Sorry, this is a long post. I reflashed the PCM in this car using the IDS with the latest software update (84.03). It was done as a demonstration for my students. The car belongs to a student. After the reflash the car would crank but not start. I attempted a ... Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft Detected Vehicle Immobilized), B2141 (Non-Volatile Memory configuration failure - no PCMID stored in PATS. Reinitialization required probable cause is replaced PATS Control Systems B C only), U1262 (SCP network problem between PCM and PATS no messages received from PCM. PCM is not powered up or wiring issue with SCP circuits Bus Bus-. This is only a PATS fault if the Theft Indicator is flashing)
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2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L ride control VIN: 1FMYU021X3
Hello Techs, I have never seen a problem like this. The car is back with front struts that are locked up. You can not push down and move the car up an down any. Run the car up on a lift with the wheels hanging down. Then drop the car all the way down the car w...
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2005 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L cyl. head VIN: 1FTZRT5E35
First time customer brought this low mileage ranger in for a misfire. We test drove the truck and found that it was not a misfire, but a vibration due to a bad harmonic balancer. when we were running the engine, we heard a loud tap/pop every so often, we could...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Low power VIN: 1FDSF34565
Howdy, Got a ford three legged dog here. Customer owns a service company and is very meticulous about maintenance records. He bought this truck and tracked all repairs, he is missing a years worth of oil changes from 2010. It has been to several shops out of t...
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2006 Ford E-150 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14WX6
This vehicle is a wheelchair van fleet vehicle. In town driving mostly, extended idling. Vehicle came in for Rough idle, MIL flashing. Only happened when vehicle was sitting at long lights. Would run better above 30mph. Originally found P0307 and P0304 misfire... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cyl. 6 misfire), P0300 (Random misfire), P0304 (Cyl. 4 misfire), P0307 (Cyl. 7 misfire), P0316 (Misfire within first 1000 revolutions)
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2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on
Hello techs this is my first post. i have a ford focus with a 2.0 that sets p0340 right when you start the vehicle. the cam sensor has already been replaced. i have checked the two wires between the cam sensor and ecm and they have good contact. i pulled the v... Trouble codes: P0340
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2009 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Intake Runner control VIN: 1FTRX12809
The truck has no drivability issues, but the engine light came on with P2006, P2007 codes which are right and left intake runner control stuck closed. Also P2020 which is intake runner control circuit fault. Anyone seen this problem on this truck? I couldn't ...
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Fuel Tank VIN: 1ZWFT61L8Y
MY dumb question of the day.. I'm trying to replace the fuel pump on this car, and according to shopkey you can take the pump out of the tank through the access hole under the rear seat. In this case, the hole is smaller around than the pump so I'm trying to l...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L cylender heads VIN: 1FTDX1861V
Thank everyone for help. All inquiries were helpful in the approach for this repair. Was able to R&R heads for machining and reinstall with not a problem. Thank You Everyone Again
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1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X4W
Tested the alternator and found that it had bad diodes. Recommended to the customer and he thought that would not cure it and decided to decline the repair. So, thanks for all the recommendations to all. Trouble codes: P0320.
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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.5L anti-theft, key programming VIN: 1FAFP66L2X
First of all thank all of you so much for the help. I learned something today that many of you hit on: You absolutely NEED to make sure the key you're trying to program is a PATS key. We ordered 3 different lock cyl's w/keys; one was even a Motorcraft one,...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Abrupt engine stall VIN: 1FTNW21F12
We installed a new cam sensor and no further faults. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Frank
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Master cylinder VIN: 1FMPU16LC1
Thank you for all the replies. Alot said bad abs acuator and it was the hcu of the abs actuator.Dan thanks for the way to check at ports on acuator.One side did push out with paper clip.Customer went with used one because od price of new one.New used part and ...
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2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L compressor clutch VIN: 1FTRW12W14
As always thanks to all who took time to reply. It was the Instrument Cluster. They called the previous owner(Car belongs to a used car lot) and discovered he had changed the IPC because he didn't like the way it looked. Installed a used one from the boneyard...
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2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L reverse
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP, REPLACED THE VALVE BODY AND IT FIXED THE VEHICLE. I WENT THROUGH THE VALVE BODY AGAIN LOOKING FOR BROKEN SPRINGS, HUNG VALVES, SCARRED BORES, AND MIS-ASSEMBLED COMPONENTS. THIS THING LOOKS PERFECT, I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH I...
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2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMEU74E67
This one is fixed and it was simple in a way. Putting on a new gas cap resolved the intermitant small leak code. Checking the system while in the shop was not showing any leaks but evidently the road vibration was causing the problem. Trouble codes: P0442.
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