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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14X0M
Customer informed shop that Pickup died while going along the road and hasn't started since, I have checked for spark which was good,fuel pressure was good while cranking,installed noid lite and it was flashing like it should,also checked EEC relay it was wor...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF15Y9T
any time truck is under accelration or under load like pulling a trailer it cutts out like someone turns the key of and right back on and happens at any rpm I do not notice it at when cruising. I thought there was a TSB on a wire chafing down beside the motor...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start
hello ford tech. this is my friend's suv who live a few blocks away. due to we have bad storm in NJ. i didn't have a chance to get the vin. sorry. here is what happened to this truck. 9 months ago in freezing winter, it crank but won't start. by the time i hoo...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L engine VIN: 1FTDF1761V
Truck came in with a noise, sort of a growl that comes from the timing cover. Pulled timing covers and found very loose chains. Replaced chains, rails and tensioners. Noise is quieter but still there. Goes faster and louder with more rpm. Could be in the oil p...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L spark plug VIN: 1FMRU18W0W
tried everything We could think of. Has anybody run into this problem. Nobody has ever changed this plug.
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L serpentine belt VIN: 1FAFP53S3W
Car came in on the hook with seized A/C compressor. I replaced it with a low milage used unit that had worked in the car it came out of. I charged the system and sent the customer on his way. a week after the replacement the customer returned with the serpenti...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L cylinder head VIN: 1FTNXZ1L8X
Hello all Techs, A reoccuring problem with this 5.4 left cylinder head. The drivers side(left) head errodes away, and the passage under the thermostat is thin enough to blow open a pinhole through the side of the casting. Third head, same place. Have talked ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Battery Draw VIN: 1FTNX21L6Y
Hi everyone: When this truck first came in, it had an intermitent battery draw. It took about a week to find the draw while we had the truck. We had a draw of .65 amps. There was nothing visable on, no hood lights or anything like that. We started pulling fuse...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4FSYU081X1
This car is actually A Mazda Tribute and has the V6 and 4WD. 75% of the time is runs great. This is my wife's car and every once and a while when first started it will not idle, she cannot drive it when it does this. I can drive it if I used two feet the keep ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTNW21P94
This problem seems to be fuel related. It only occurs in drive as well. You place it in park and problem goes away. I have a NGS scanner updated to 05 but I can not communicate due to not having some type of updated software the scanner refers to. I seen a ver...
1963 Lincoln Continental 430CID Transmission
Hello trans techs. I have a 63 Lincoln with a Tubo Drive cast iron, three speed automatic...I have two questions; What is the correct band adjustment for both bands. This is unique to the lincolns...The other problem is I lost all forward engagement in all for...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1LNHM82WXY
We did the fuel pump 1st and the customer about 2 weeks later complaining that it felt like she was going over RR tracks. Not a rough bumpie feeling but feels like going over a series of small bumbs in the road. This happens on a consistent basis when going st...
1929 Other Ford coupe 8.0L rear pinion
I need to find a technical manual or drawing of how this rear pinion/ diff. comes apart i have been to every thing online i can find and have had no luck any thing on servicing this would be very useful ive never seen anything like it.

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1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14A5N
sorry to keep you waiting. I feel very stupid, I happened to be checking spark by lifting wires off of coil. when i checked spark at coil with a grounded wire, voila! great spark. the problem was high resistance in the ignition wires. the wires were not arcing...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine
customer took van and has not yet returned. i will post when i get a chance to work on it agian. im pretty confident its a bad ground in the dash.
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L power steering and hydroboost VIN: 1FDLF47F4T
i'd like to thank everyone for taking time out of their busy day to help me on this truck. i replaced both pressure hoses as well as the return lines as a precaution. the customer is very happy. he's put 1500 miles on the truck since the repair. came in this m...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L tcc VIN: 1FAFP6532W
Good Day Group, Here's what I did. I replaced the 2 suspect sensors using OE. This corrected the speedometer issue and the incorrect gear ratio codes went away. However the TCC code [...] was there and the RPM data showed the TCC wasn't being engaged. Since ...
1962 Lincoln CONTI 430CID Generator VIN: 2Y86H42069
Thanks to all of you that took your time to reply. We finally got the right parts and fixed this one. It turned out that the voltage regulator was incorrect, It also had several areas that we had to repair wiring. After we repaired wires and polorized the gene...
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