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1991 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 5.8L engine VIN: 1FBJS31H3M
i have a driveability problem. i can start with it cold drive it about 1 or 2 miles stop and start off and the engine stall like the egr valve is opening to soon. i plugged it off. still same problem and only can get it to happen one time aday. it will not sta...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL On VIN: IFTZX1723X
Customer came in check engine light on. Scanned for fault codes and received code P1780 Trans controll sw. out of range. Road tested and all seems well customer said that he had not experinced and driveability concerns. I replaced the trans controll sw.and cle...
2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt 4.6L All Gauges VIN: 1FAFP42X31
All the Gauges have a rest position of 1/2 the full travel. I have checked the battery and alternator. Before I exchange the cluster I thought I would check if anyone has seen this. The needles look normal (not bent) I can't understand how all the gages are re...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Cylinder heads
Sorry for posting without vin but I am at home and forgot to write it down before I left work. We got this duratec 3.0 in for overheating and "shaking". Once we hooked up scanner we saw misfire in number 4 we checked it for HC's in coolant. There were about 40...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Not cooling VIN: 4M2DV1112V
Customer said he went out to cooldown his van and noticed that it was blowing warm. He said it had been working fine. Going down the road he said it would work. We hooked up our RRR machine and turned on the AC and the high pressure climed up to 375 very quick...

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1989 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L coolant VIN: 1FABP54Y0K
Well we only recieved three responses, but the instincts of all three of these guys were correct. Sometimes we can overlook the most obvious scenerio. We put the SHO engine back together and flushed the cooling system a few times and so far so good, no oil in ...
1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L steering wheel VIN: 1FMDA31X7R
thank for the replies, we tried bleeding the system again and the vehicle still has some shutter, the customer is going to take the vehicle and drive it for a few days to see if the condition cures, thank again for the help.
1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L power windows VIN: 1FMCU24X6S
Thanks for the input but at this time I can only update thi post as the customer has not authorized any more diagnostic time. I did get the problem to occur for me and sure enough there was no power window action and the 4wd lights flashed on and off as if the...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L whistle noise VIN: 3FALP1135W
thanks to a couple of the replies about the crankcase breather. that was plugged causing pressure to build up in the crankcase causing a whistling sound.
1999 Ford Chassis 6.8L Spark Plug hole VIN: 3FCNF53S5X
Thank you for more information. Upon another pressure test overnight, I found more problems. The intake was leaking. I also found that on this chassis, there are heater hoses that are on a tee. These were above #1 spark plug hole and leaking onto #1 coil. (The...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W3X
Thanks to all who lent a hand/thought on this vehicle, I did check for a vaccum leak first as alot of the feedback pointed that direction, I felt that it idled to good to have a leak, but at this point would try anything within reason to fix, plugged all ports... Trouble codes: P0308, P0174.
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