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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRX17L1X
This truck is blowing soot and burning gas like crazy. We only can get codes B1884,B1869 and P1780 using a scanner. We had the machine work all done at a good machine shop and it makes know sense to me what I am overlooking. While using the scanner both o2 sen...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Oil Pan VIN: 1FAFP55U1Y
Need to reseal oil pan due to a blown out gasket, My question is do I have to remove or even mess with the headpipe/converters to gain access to remove or can the pan be weaseled out? Also is there anything else I should look for or check other than the pvc va...
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Criuse Control VIN: 2FMZA51431
Hello techs, I have a 2001 Windstar (neighbors) that had a failed Cruise Control. Scanned and everything checked out All switches showed when pushed. Seen the ground went to a splice with several other modules all which are fine. Figured must be bad actuator/M...
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L air bag VIN: 1FAFP38Z54
got this focus in for resale. there were no air bag or other codes on. we changed the front seats strictly for cosmetic purposes after replacing the sets the air bag is giving code 52. We put the original seat tracks back in (changed the cushions ) disconnecte...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSX21565
bad hesitation, bogs down after 25% throttle.then gradually picks up speed.fuelLvllnp never goes over 40%. hesitation is is not near as bad when cold.
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2011 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L rear wheels VIN: 1FMCU0D7XB
Hey guys. Just a quick question. Maybe someone working at the dealership knows an inside trick to these. Ive replaced the rear wheel bearings on this 2 wheel drive escape and still have a lot of wiggle, up and down and side to side. On both sides of course. I ...
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1LNHM87A94
The engine has not set any Engine over temp codes.. the engine temp hand will go high temp and the engine coolant will boil out of the degas bottle... The lower engine hose stays cold.. The cooling fan come on high and never stops.. No hot air coming thru the ...
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2006 Mercury Montego Luxury 3.0L transmission VIN: 1MEHM41156
Thanks in advance. I hate asking for help, but this one is eating my lunch!TCM has most current programming, flashed ECM with current program. I know com codes should be addressed first, but I'm trying to figure out the connection, also it doesn't always set c...
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1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTJW35G3K
The customer called back today. There is a improvement in gas mileage. Looks like it was a few things, not just one problem. The list of what we replaced again : Catalytic converter (probably the most improvement), Oxygen sensor, EGR valve, and thermostat. T... Trouble codes: 33 (Egr).
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTZX17W4W
Thanks for all who helped my post. Sorry for the late post, as I learnt this morning that the customer decided not to fix his truck, instead trade for new truck. Anyway, I do appreciated for the help./CMU
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Drive VIN: 1FTSW31F81
Thanks to all for the support. The Trans builders know what happens to these and they were right. Pulling the VB down showed the three bolts to Center Support loose, and there was a good bit of sediment one the separator plate even after a good flush. We pulle...
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Will Only Idle VIN: 1FDXE45S35
I thought I had already closed this. The problem was a weak throttle actuator. It could move the throttle plates with the engine off but didn't have enough to pull them against engine vacuum. Trouble codes: P2104 (TAC Forced Idle), P2112 (TAC Stuck Closed).
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