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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timming belt VIN: 1FALP6535W
It all started the ford contour came in on a hook died on freeway. We pushed the contour in the shop pulled the timming cover and the belt was broken. The plastic idler pulleys froze up and flatened out on one side and of corse broke the belt. So we sell idler...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRX18L3W
customer complains of poor fuel economy, used to get approx. 500 miles from a tank of fuel, now getting 240-250 miles per tank.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L rear driveline VIN: 1FTNW21F82
Hey guys I have a 2002 f250 4wd powerstroke with auto this truck has a vibration only on take off I removed rear driveshaft and drove vibration was gone reinstalled rear driveline jacked rear end up and powerbraked on jack stands driveshaft shakes when vibrati...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L steering VIN: 1LNLM82W7T
This car is in a GM dealer with what feels lke full power steering assist at 50 and up mph. Customer states almost wrecked on there way home the other night. Sent vehicle to local ford dealer said it was a bad intermidate shaft and bad control arm.could not ge...
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV1WORD
Have a 1994 Villager that came in initally with a drivability problem. The van would surge or felt like a miss if you depressed the throttle at cruise speed. Also, it would cut off if you turned the steering wheel at a stop. Test drove to varify complaint, whi...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1MELM50U0V
when driving car speedometer will drop off and car will down shift engine rpm doen,t change,car looses power and then will run fine for a while. i'm looking at speed sensor,you get glitch but no change in mph rearing on scan tool.

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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Hydraulics ?? VIN: 2FTJW36M5P
Thanks for all the awesome help replies. The fix for this truck was a new pressure plate and clutch disc. The clutch had worn and the fingers came out on the pressure plate so far that the release bearing hub was rubing on the input shaft colar. This truck had...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L high idle VIN: 1FTHX26GXT
i havent gotten a chance to see this truck again so either he is living with high idle or it works properly.the tps voltage and iac duty cycle tips are the direction i will go if given the chance.thanks to all that helped fred
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMFU18L9V
Time and a national warranty were a factor so we replaced the transmission with an exchange unit. The majority of replys mentioned the 1-2 accumalator spring. Dave from Oklahoma summed it up with; '... the 1-2 shift accumalator spring is propably broken if...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case? VIN: 1FMDU34EXV
i installed a rebuilt transfer case and solved the problem,,thanks for all the help.
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L serpentine belt VIN: 1FAFP53S3W
Thanks for all the replies and most hit it on the head! It was the crankshaft pulley. This one had the old style with the bracket that attaches to the block. The clue that I missed was the rubber ring that connects the outer pulley to the center had a shiny ed...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L technical VIN: 1FMZU73W63
Thank you tech. who take precious time to answer to my unusual request.I work with All Data and i pay for. All of you tech. now All Data or Mitchel have not all the time the info we need, because the car factory not release some info.This is wy i ask for infor...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L Steering VIN: 1LNLM97V1S
As most of the replys suggested, we added a friction modifier to power steering system, in this case it was the Lucas Power Steering additive. This solved most of the vibration/buzzing and seems to have satisfied the customer. Thanks to all who responded, and ...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L control head VIN: 1LNFM82W3W
This one fooled me for awhile, but I finally got it. The red/white power wire was losing voltage periodically from fuse 19. Found loose connection in fuse box. I checked this power wire 10 or 15 times throuout this process and 12V every time. What I did find o...
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