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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Clutch VIN: 1FTDF15YKN
Hi folks- we've just overhauled this tired old truck and upon completion we have a clutch failure to disengage. The pedal feels spongy and doesn't quite push itself completely up. We've pressure bled, vacuum bled, and pedal bled many times with only a slight i...
1993 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, bogs when accel VIN: 1FALP5845P
this car bogs when you accelerate and has no power just like if your converter was plugged. we replaced the converters and did diagnostis, there are no codes,fuel pressure is 32lbs.,checked for vacume leaks,none found.ignition system checks fine.iac, tps, maf ...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FTFX14H7S
I need some help on this 95 f-150. The engine dies on acc. when you first start out. What I see is the computor going into closed loop to soon. The O2 sensor is still flat lined,the coolent temp.is around 80 deg.. The engine dies when it gose into closed loop....
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Right Rear sensor VIN: 2FMDA5145T
Ford techs I could sure use some help on this one. This windstar originally came in with abs codes c1226 and c1156.The rear sensors were raplaced and gapped .020. The master cyl and resivior were also replaced for a faulty level sensor.The vehicle came back a ...
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L S anduspension VIN: 1FAFP53S0W
Popping noise in front end. Hello everyone, I hope this finds you doing well and having a great day. This vehicle came to us with the complaint of a popping noise under vehicle. Customer also reported that both struts and upper mounts were replaced by a For...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6539W
Help! I cant find info on MOD! how much time and how do i remove variable cam timing soliniod at top of valve cover.
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP33POY
Car came in for a noise, sounds like water pump, pulled acc belt noise still there, pulled timing cover and used stythiscope to listen for noise, sounded like most of the noise was coming off timing belt tentioner, replaced, noise still there,replace water pum...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
i have tried checking the coils individually with my scope but the misfire is sporatic i wanted to know if anyone knows a better way to check this coil on plug system, better than individually. i have all coils ordered but there has to be a better way to diagn...

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1975 Ford LN900 534CID hard to find part VIN: F90LVV9052
thanks for all the help on this oldtimer. i found a carb. at bfic inc. in burbank ca. had to make some modifications but looks like it is going to work. thanks again.
1989 Ford Probe LX 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVBT21C3K
The diagnostic lead IS the red/wht single wire connector. This allows the MIL to flash codes, when grounded
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX15N6R
Thanks for the help from everyone sorry to take so long to close this but my customer was away.The problem looked like it was corosion from the battery had wicked its way into the oxygen sensor wiring harness causing high resistance in the circuit which put th...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP5854T
Didn't get the usual number of replies to this post, only 5 but we did get a fix from Ray in Michigan. He stated that he has run into several bad coil packs on this type of engine. We had checked spark output on #2 cylinder and the fact that # 6 the companion ...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Starter VIN: 3FALP113XW
Greetings, Well, it's been 3 weeks since I sent this Escort on the road, and it hasn't had a problem since. The fix in this case was eliminating a series of butt connectors in the wire from the ignition switch to the solenoid, at the base of the steering colum...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L clutch VIN: IFTWX33F6X
wel i must say thanks to all the truck did end up having air in the system i replaced the master and slave with the updated line from ford and i must say what a nice piece it is it comes as a complete system already pre bleed i sure was impressed and to anyone...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDWW37F01
I replaced trans again and flushed coolers and checked flows and they are 2 qt in 20 seconds, OK range. Rechecked oil pressures and they were simular. I have since found that the 3 Jasper trans that I installed all had 2nd clutch burned. Replaced PCM and reche...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Battery light VIN: 2FAFP71W93
Thanks for the help guys. As most of you suggested, I put the wrong replacement alternator on this vehicle. An alternator for a 98' to 02' will not work on an 03'. They appear to be the same and they will bolt right on and charge but the red battery light will...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engaging VIN: 1MELM50U5R
Thanks for all the responses. The most common answer was that the front piston is cracked, a common problem with these transmissions. We are closing this because we have decided that the best thing to do is have the transmission pulled and rebuilt. Again thank...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L actuator VIN: 2MEFM75W8W
thanks to all the replies. just had to lower steering column and pull dash down and back. Do not have to remove steering column as indicated in manual or instrument panel. turned out to be pretty simple. took about 1 1/2 hours. hardest part was getting the act...
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