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  • jason
    jason - 2001 Ford F-150 - Preventive Maintenance - 9/16/2014
    My F-150 truck has a new aircondition compressor and new dryer and the compressor only runs when u first crank it
    I flushed the system and added a new compressor vaccumed down the system made sure there where no leaks and charged the system with R134 the only way the compressor will cycle is if i dissconect a plug directly above the dryer (Not) the clutch cycling switch which i ...
     
    • Williams auto repair
      I would a try to fill up with more re fridge not over 4 lbs also check relay take one from horn and switch with ac relay
  • shelly
    shelly - 1996 Ford Aerostar - Preventive Maintenance - 9/15/2014
    Alternator/battery charge
    have a van new alternator ever since putting on alternator the battery charge doesnt seem to registor for example the van will registaor full charge, ill shop for couple hours and the battery charge will be low low i dont know if could be a short
     
    • CVO
      9/15/2014 CVO
      A 3/4 charge battery is 12.50 volts
      A discharge battery is 11.75 volts.
      A battery under a cranking load and it is reading less than 7 volts,it will be a recycled battery.
  • teresa
    teresa - 1994 Ford F-150 - Preventive Maintenance - 9/14/2014
    Truck loses all power from 60 to 30 after going about 10-15 miles
    this just started after I started losing power I went in to neutral acted like it was taking gas when I went to drive it wouldn't go like not getting gas pulled over after a few it started right up after a few miles same thing over again after setting for a min when ...
     
    • alex
      9/14/2014 alex
      no check engine light? if their isn't i would look at your fuel pump.
  • Drudreams
    Drudreams - 2007 Ford Taurus - Preventive Maintenance - 9/10/2014
    Why does my battery, that tests good, keep dying?
    Okay, what happened is months ago, the check charging system light started blinking on for around 20 seconds at a time, a few times a week. Then it kept becoming more frequent. But never stayed on longer than a minute. I had the alternator checked, battery and ...
     
    • jdl
      9/10/2014 jdl
      I can help you do some testing. That means you have to do the testing. I can't go by what somebody else said. Can you use a digital multimeter? The generic spec for a full charge battery is around 12.6 volts, meter leads across battery posts, everything off.

      If the problem is intermittent, you have to test when the problem is ongoing. You could have too much drain with everything turned off. The generic spec is around 50 ma, that .050 amp, not even a tenth of an amp. If too much drain, check for a light left on, somewhere, exterior--interior--under the hood. Best time to check for a lite is in the dark. If that checks ok and still too much drain, pull/replace fuses one at a time, when you pull the fuse on the faulty circuit, the drain returns to normal. Then you check everything that is on that fuse circuit.

      Like I said I can't depend on what somebody told you about the battery or charging system. I run into this all the time. Sometimes the auto stores are correct and sometimes they are wrong.
  • Drudreams
    Drudreams - 2007 Ford Taurus - Preventive Maintenance - 9/10/2014
    What's causing my battery that tests good to keep dying?
    Okay, what happened is months ago, the check charging system light started blinking on for around 20 seconds at a time, a few times a week. Then it kept becoming more frequent. But never stayed on longer than a minute. I had the alternator checked, battery and ...
     
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  • Drudreams
    Drudreams - 2007 Ford Taurus - Preventive Maintenance - 9/10/2014
    What's causing my battery that tests good to keep dying?
    Okay, what happened is months ago, the check charging system light started blinking on for around 20 seconds at a time, a few times a week. Then it kept becoming more frequent. But never stayed on longer than a minute. I had the alternator checked, battery and ...
     
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  • jbcuda
    jbcuda - 1996 Ford Explorer - Preventive Maintenance - 9/4/2014
    My headlights don't work. Parking & running lights are OK, however. Replaced both headlights and they still don't work.
    When my headlights suddenly would not go "on", I replaced both bulbs and still out. I hit the internet and found out that this was an ongoing problem with these 1995-1996 Ford Explorers. I saw several videos that told me that the problem was in my Light Out Module ...
     
    • jdl
      9/4/2014 jdl
      Did you check for voltage? Hi beam is a lite green wire with black tracer, check for voltage with the headlamps turned on. If no voltage, check fuse 33--15 amp, interior fuse box. Not only check the fuse, check the fuse circuit for voltage, headlamps on hi, if no voltage that leads back to dimmer switch.

      Do you have auto-lamps and drl?
  • jbcuda
    jbcuda - 1996 Ford Explorer - Preventive Maintenance - 9/4/2014
    My headlights stopped working, even though I put in new lights.
    My headlights just decided to NOT come on a couple of weeks ago. I replaced the bulbs, but didn't fix it. I got on the internet and posed the problem. Several web sites popped up with the reason and the answer: The problem was that my" Light Out Module" had shorted ...
     
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  • hank
    hank - 2002 Ford Escort - Preventive Maintenance - 9/1/2014
    The clock on the radio will not turn off when the key is removed from the ignition.i have to remove the radio fuse.
    this is only way to disconnect power or my battery will need a jump to start the car.
     
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  • Bertha
    Bertha - 2003 Ford Expedition - Preventive Maintenance - 8/30/2014
    Failed to start. Replaced starter. Is issue with starter or chip in key?
    Previous problem. Stopped to refuel, upon trying to start engine, failed to crank even after attempting to jumpstart. Had to tow. After replacing key hadn't failed to crank until recently. Failed to crank, couldn't jumpstart, had to engage directly from starter. ...
     
  • Bertha
    Bertha - 2003 Ford Expedition - Preventive Maintenance - 8/30/2014
    Failed to start. Replaced starter. Is issue with starter or chip in key?
    Previous problem. Stopped to refuel, upon trying to start engine, failed to crank even after attempting to jumpstart. Had to tow. After replacing key hadn't failed to crank until recently. Failed to crank, couldn't jumpstart, had to engage directly from starter. ...
     
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  • Bertha
    Bertha - 2003 Ford Expedition - Preventive Maintenance - 8/30/2014
    Failed to start. Replaced starter. Is issue with starter or chip in key?
    Previous problem. Stopped to refuel, upon trying to start engine, failed to crank even after attempting to jumpstart. Had to tow. After replacing key hadn't failed to crank until recently. Failed to crank, couldn't jumpstart, had to engage directly from starter. ...
     
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  • Greg Follador
    Greg Follador - 2004 Ford Explorer - Preventive Maintenance - 8/25/2014
    Why does ABS light come on when using cruise?
    This happenned the last 2 times I used cruise. It goes out the next day. Mechanic checked it and said there's no problem
     
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  • Tadric
    Tadric - 2001 Ford Ranger - Preventive Maintenance - 8/16/2014
    Low idling when truck stop
    Morning start engine idle so low the engine cuts off and runs good once gas pedal is pressed and engine service light comes on too
     
    • CVO
      8/16/2014 CVO
      DO NOT SKIP THIS TEST. Check the vehicle for fault codes to see if there are any sensors were involved to the malfunction of the engine.

      1.Local auto parts stores such as Autozone ( not in California) or Advance Auto parts or Pep Boys will scan and retrieve any diagnostic trouble codes ( dtc ) stored in the powertrain control module for free of charge..

      2. Amazon.com has the code reader for $18.39 dollars + shipping
      Autel MaxiScan MS300 CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool for OBDII Vehicles

      3.Re-post the dtc's in here " answer question " for further assistance.

      Note: we need the dtc's to identify the sensor, there are a dozen different ELECTRONIC sensors to operate the car.

      Visit this site and see all the different sensor definitions.

      Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
      Throttle Position (TP) sensor
      Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
      Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor
      Idle Air Control (IAC) valve
      Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT)
      Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S)
      Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor
      Knock Sensor (KS)
      Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS)
      Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor

      www.freeautomechanic.com
  • Tadric
    Tadric - 2001 Ford Ranger - Preventive Maintenance - 8/16/2014
    Low idling when truck stop
    Morning start engine idle so low the engine cuts off and runs good once gas pedal is pressed and engine service light comes on too
     
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