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1986 truck running rough and intermittent fault codes. Faulty capacitor?

The one in your image seems to have some burn marks so I'd be suspicious about it. Get yourself an LCR component tester for about €$£10. This will allow you to remove each capacitor, check its ...
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Engine exchange using non-turbo for turbo version

Both your 1.0L EcoBoost engine and the 1.6L naturally aspirated engine are part of the Sigma family of engines. Therefore the bolt pattern for the transmission should be the same and the 1.6L engine ...
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1986 truck running rough and intermittent fault codes. Faulty capacitor?

It may not be a bad idea to replace the capacitors, but make sure you buy automotive-grade parts rated for 10,000 hours minimum at 100C or more, from recognized distributors like DigiKey, Mouser, ...
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Tires on my Ford fusion

Can you put them on there? They'll fit, so you can ... however the better question is, should you? My answer to that is, no. You should, if at all possible, stick with the size which came on the ...
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AC issue after repairs

What looked like smoke will have been the refrigerant leaking from your air conditioning. It will have created the steam noise too, since it will have leaked under high pressure. It is possible that ...
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Mustang 2015 v4

It gets pretty hot here in the USA too. The highest recorded temperature in Saudi Arabia was 52.0C in Jeddah. The highest temperature ever recorded in the world was here in the USA in Death Valley, ...
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Red 2014 Ford Fiesta clear paint coat starting to peel

The clearcoat in the image is peeling for one of two (or both) reasons. It has either lost its mechanical or chemical adhesion to the base coat. Unfortunately, once the peel has started, there's not ...
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High (ish) fuel consumption Ford Focus 2016 1.0 litre EcoBoost

You didn't mention a country or the name of the authority that regulates fuel consumption ratings in your market, so I will tell you how the U.S. EPA regulates them. The car is tested with pure ...
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Mustang 2015 Manual Transmission always grinds when switching into 4th gear

As @paulster2 said, your 3-4 synchronizer is worn out. There is a synchronizer between each set of gears, i.e., 1-2 and 2-3, etc. The synchronizer is like a little friction clutch that encourages ...
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Why does my 2000 ford ranger start when I push the clutch to the floor I just need my key on on and it starts with the clutch

Had same problem 2007 Ford Ranger V6 vulcan engine. Mine was a bad ignition switch. Moveable electrical contacts move in every switch positon-Acc, Off, Lock, run and start. Different years I know, but ...
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Switching to heavier oil for hot weather

Generally, do not change the oil from what is recommended. The main thing this has to do with is the variable valve timing (VVT ... or whatever Ford calls it). If you go to a heavier oil, you will be ...
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ford E150 wiper modular

Wiper motors usually have a built-in switch that keeps the power on to the motor until the wipers are in the parked position. If this switch becomes faulty, one fault mode is the wipers keep running ...
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Securely storing toolboxes in a truck bed

Your truck bed should have built in dividers in the side of the bed. I don't know what year your vehicle is, but the ones I've seen have multiple ridges in the back. Here's an image of an F150 where I'...
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Fuse keeps blowing, "wrench" light is illuminated, and poor start-up idle and acceleration

Following the suggestion by @Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2, I disconnected all of the components listed in the question. Using my multimeter, I confirmed that there was no longer a short on that circuit. I then inspected ...
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Check Gauge is on for Temperature when the air conditioning is on

Your vehicle has a thermostatic fan clutch. This is a disc with fins mounted between the fan pulley and the fan blades. When the air coming through the radiator is not very hot, the clutch does not ...
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Loud ticking engine noise

Before you replace any more parts, buy an inexpensive oil pressure test kit. It's a hand-held pressure gauge with an assortment of fittings, one of which should fit the port for the oil pressure ...
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Loud ticking engine noise

Thank you for trusting us with your issue! What I do when I'm tracking an odd sound is use a stethoscope. Automotive stethoscopes are super cheap(I paid $3 for mine) and come with a handy solid metal ...
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Can a 97 f150 4.6 motor be swapped onto 2001 f150 4.6 triton body

I would suspect the engine long block would fit just fine (physically), but you'd need to change over the entire wiring harness, coils, manifolds, and all electronic bits/pieces. So physically it ...
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Safety of running without clutch start sensor Ford Ranger 95 STX SuperCab

I take it by "clutch start sensor" you are meaning the neutral safety switch, the sensor which won't allow you to start the vehicle unless the clutch is depressed or the vehicle is in ...
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What are these filters getting clogged with plant material underneath the hood?

Those aren't typically known as an air filter. They are strainers to allow air to pass without all of the debris, sort of like you are describing. This most likely leads to a plenum area for either an ...
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99 Ford f150 power window

More than likely, it's the window switch in the door on the driver's side. The switch on the driver's door provides power for both up and down actions to the passenger window. You can test this by ...
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Best Method / Products to Cheaply Slow Rusted Roof

Does not look too bad, possibly not through-rust. Sand the roof to bare metal and use a rust-stop product, such as POR-15, following the instructions. If desired, sand with fine sandpaper after and ...
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Massive torque dip specifically at 1500-1700rpm

EDIT: This answer was written before engine codes were supplied. I’m not going to answer the question “What causes my massive torque dip” because (1) you have not provided essential information about ...
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New odometer needs adjusted

There are two things you can do about it: Take it to a Ford dealership or other shop which has the odometer tool and have them reset the numbers. Don't worry about. Just record what the old mileage ...
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Handbrake won't hold MK 7 RWD Transit unless all 4 rear wheels are on the ground

I agree with GdD that the 2 vs 4 wheel thing is a red herring. The bottom line is that if you get two more ramps and put a ramp under all four rear wheels, you will get the same result: with the ...
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Handbrake won't hold MK 7 RWD Transit unless all 4 rear wheels are on the ground

The 2 versus 4 wheels on the ground/ramp is a red herring, there's no difference in how much braking you get. If it's rolling with the handbrake on it's because your handbrake isn't working properly. ...
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Ford Fiesta 06 diesel 1.4 new battery but car will only start if I bump start. What will cause this iv done a voltage output test on the alternator

Step 1: Clean battery posts and terminals. They may look clean but may not be. Step 2: Have parasitic draw test done. You either have insufficient amps getting past your battery terminals, or ...
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Hole in one, 2000 Ford Mustang GT

I think your biggest problem is, you're using the wrong type of magnet. You need to use one which is permanently attached to something. It is typically called a "Mechanic Pickup Tool". You'...
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obd connection issue

If you think you're having a wiring issue, I'd suggest taking the data link connector (DLC) plug down and examining the wiring there. I doubt it's a soldering issue. More likely, one of the pins in ...
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