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1995 Ford F-250 Eddie Bauer 7.3L Runs poor VIN: 1FTHX25F5S
Hello this thing came in running very poor and heavy black smoke out of tailpipe, had a p1298 idm fault code, pulled valve covers and found the internal harnesses fried, replaced both valve cover gaskets and harnesses no change still sets code, run buzz test n... Trouble codes: P1298 (Idm fault)
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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Monitors VIN: 2FTFF28L8V
Customer concern is failed emissions due to not enough readyness monitors run. After driving over 2 months and multiple visits to test station, customer contiues to be turned away for retest due to 2 monitors not running. The only 2 that have not run were cata...
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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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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Temp guage VIN: 1FTYR10D22
The temp guage does not rise above cold mark, and actually sits below the cold line by almost 1/4". Located the sending unit at the back of the engine and jumped the 2-wire connector and the guage pegged. I would think this down-n-dirty sort of test would pret...
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2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Speedometer, vss, oss signals VIN: 1FTVX12555
The truck was spewing trans fluid from between the engine and trans. We suspected a bad pump seal, so I had one of my techs pull the transmission and replace the seal. This truck also makes a loud noise from the rear end. Suggested replacing the rear diff, but...
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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF14N0K
It's funny as the first words of my request should have been a sign. (FARM TRUCK) After talking to the customer about spending some more money i double checked everything and all suggestions no fix i talked with the locate ford garage and they said they would ...
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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTJW36G1M
Thank you to all who responded, some good information was given. Unfortunately, customer did not want to proceed any further with vehicle at this time. Trouble codes: 26 (Trans operating temp out of range), 22 (Map/baro out of range).
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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Misfire, No spark bank 1 VIN: 1FCNF53S8Y
installed new ecm. now triggering/firing all 10 coils. Found one dead cylinder on bank 1. Bad coil, had shorted secondary windings. hard to feel miss on 1 cylinder with this engine. suspect he may have driven extend time with out knowing he had a missing cylin...
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1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4M2ZU54EXW
Sorry it took so long but customer decided to scrap the truck, thanks for all the help, kind of suspect Slipped timing chain, as exhaust was removed and run with no chanbge, compression was decent but vaccum low thanks to all who replied Larry
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Fuel Tank VIN: 1ZWFT61L8Y
I should mention, in addition to thanks for the tips, the part about me having to buy the tank if I broke it was "a fish story".. bigger than it really was. Boss here is extremely fair all the way around. The filler neck issue is in fact a type of twist and l...
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2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L No Start VIN: 4M2ZU86W34
WE PUT IN THE NEW FUEL PUMP, ENDED UP DOING A FUNCTIONAL TEST ON THE PUMP WITH THE SCAN TOOL AND IT HAS WORKED GREAT. NO IDEA WHY
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