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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Will not take fuel VIN: 1FTDF15Y3P
Hello all, I have an F-150 that will not take fuel in the front tank only, has front and rear tanks. I've verified this customer complaint on two different gas pumps. The front tank will shut off immediately when attempting to fill with gas. I've isolated the ...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55U82
A dealer (used) brought this in today on the hook needing PATS programming (PATS did not recognize either key). Keys programmed successfully. Engine turns over @280 rpms, but I have no injector pulse. KOEO tests produce P1116 (ECT out of range) although it rea...
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2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3FAFP37343
Vehicle had a cold air intake installed, witch caused the custumer to reroute the coil and maf/iat sensor wiring causing them to melt on the egr tube. After repairng wires we installed the stock intake system, and repaired colapsed pvc hose. Tested spark and f...
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L right rear timing chain VIN: 1FMZU73K44
This vehicle is noisy when cold only. Chain sounds loose. Has anyone changed just the hydraulic tensioner and have success? Is there a reason not to try replacing tensioner? Thanks for the help.
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTNF21555
engine knocks for 3-4 seconds only on first start of the day. inspected all bearings no bearings wiped - all just at max. spec.
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Auto adjusting VIN: 1FAFP383X2
Big thanks to all. I was glad to see all the responses covered all angles of this system. But the fix was the drum, Gerry was spot on the shoes were flexing due to oversize drum and not having enough clearance when relaxed.
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Start VIN: 1FAFP53UX2
AFTER I SPEND EXTENSIVE HOURS CHECKING ALLMOST ALL REPLIES, I STILL COULD NOT FIND THE ISSUE SO THE CUSTOMER ALSO WAS PRESSED FOR TIME SO I HAD TO CHARGE HIM FOR SOME DIAGNOSTIC TIME AND LET HIM TOW THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER WHERE HE WANTED TO GO. SO I DO NO...
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2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L long crank VIN: 1FDXE45F93
As per on suggestion, I took an old ICP sensor and welded a shop air fitting to it, then plugged in an air hose and went home for the night. I the morning, I could hear air escaping, and found it to be from little (weep?) holes on the bottom of the injector. I...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L low brake pedal VIN: 1FTPW14584
Thanks for all the advice on the truck , it seems there was a rear caliper seized but to top it off there was a very worn front bearing that was allowing the pads to move in and out depending on wheel movement in and out causing a low pedal. .thanks again folk...
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