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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.5L clutch pedal VIN: 1FDKF38G2R
This F-350 4wd dump truck was brought in to have the clutch replaced. The customer was unhappy with the position that the clutch released witch was just off the floor. I recommended that we replaced the clutch disc , pressure plate , throw out bearing and slav...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMDU34X9T
hello friends, this explorer came in for the complaint of slow to move when putting into drive(no movement for about 7-8 sec), and no overdrive operation. i read through the past repairs and saw that the valve body on these were pretty common on failing.we rep...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L master cylinder
i suspect a failure of the vacumn pump. is there a procedure to test for a weak pump?
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU32E4W
Hey Ford techs, I need your help, I am a chevy man. I got this 98 Explorer in that is a real good customer of mine. It was towed in about a month ago with a no start. When I checked it, it cranked. He called me today, and I went to his house to check it before... Trouble codes: P1260
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Vibration , Droan VIN: 1FAFP53U3X
This 3.0l OHV vulcan taurus has a light vibration that comes in about 30 seconds after A/C is turned on and will not stop the vibration in the body till approx 1.5 minutes after the A/C is shut off or vehicle is shut off and restarted I have raised engine to c...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP3436Y
this car came in with a P0122 tps low voltage i looked at it with scanner and volt meter and the voltage was moving from .35 volts to .85 volt just sitting there at idle all other times seemed ok so i replaced the tps (with motorcraft) know at idle it is at .3... Trouble codes: P0122 (tps voltage low)
1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Door Locks VIN: 1MELM5345P
Hello, We have a 1993 Mercury Sable with keyless entry. The power locks will not unlock with the door switches. The remote will unlock the drivers door only. When you attempt to unlock the rest of the doors with the remote it actually is trying to lock them. ...

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1967 Ford MUSTANG 390CID 3 shift VIN: 7R02SXXXXX
thanks to all the people who respond to my request finaly i found a place the one is berry familyar with this vehicles and they provide me the right information to how to isntal a tko500 on my vehicle im just waiting for the tranny and convertion kit to be ins...
1986 Ford Tempo LX 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FABP23X6G
Thanks for all the replies.Checking the operation of the ISC is a good idea ,but the fix was a bad temp. sensor.The resitance it was showing equaled 80 degrees when actual air temp. was 50, so it was lean when cold.
1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, BACKFIRES VIN: IFACP54Y9M
removed timing covers to reveal someone had already replaced crank sensor and failed to tighten two phillips head screws which caused sensor to slide down and make contact with reluctor wheel. replaced sensor and adjusted using brass feeler not an easy task .r...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S5X
thanks to everyone that replied to my request for help.we found the problem in the the harness connector above the transaxle.there was a broken pin that would come and go.thanks again to everyone that sent a help sugestion. Trouble codes: P0161 (bank [...] 02 sensor circut problem).
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L camshaft VIN: 1FAFP34P2Y
most replies centered on #4 cyl valves and maintainance or lack there of. this vehicle was poorly maintained and this lack of maintainance caused low/no oil pressure causing no oil pressure due to most of the oil being trapped in the cylinder head. we took dig...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L fill up VIN: 1FAFP56S9Y
turns out that the vent tube going up to the top of the fill neck was restricted. Replaced line and problem solved. Thanks to all posts.
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Headlights, Dome light VIN: 1LNHM81W3Y
We received 5 responses and 3 were leaning to the door latch switches. 2 got it right on with the problem being in the remote entry keypad on the outside of the door. One of the keys must have been just on the brink of making contact, any movement of the door ...
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L vss VIN: 4M2DU55PXV
thanx to all that replied, the problem with this vehicle is the transfer case speed sensor that tells computer how fast you are going uses a nylon gear. the gear was ok, but the gear that meshes or the drive gear on transfer case output shaft had play. ford te...
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