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1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Clutch VIN: 1FABP45E7K
Hello everyone we have this Mustang in here for clutch problems. What we are having trouble with is the clutch has to be pushed so hard almost right through the floor to get it into reverse without it grinding. We have replaced the clutch assembly, cable, self...
1993 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L abs VIN: 1FTCR1OU5P
This truck had a rusted rear brakeline. It lost its fluid and the pedal was on the floor. After making the repairs we now have a hard ABS light (code 12 -Loss of hydraulic fluid for one second or more during anti-lock stop). I ran through the flow chart and it...
1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP40413
ok, this one is making me scratch my head. Intermitenly the truck will run rough, doesnt matter if its hot or cold, but it has a definte misfire. Power balance test does not reveal any one clyinder, and does not seem to have a vacuum leak. It doesnt smoke, and...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHF36F7V
Hello all, We have a nightmare, approx. 2 months ago truck was towed in for no start, We replaced crank sensor, high pressure pump & regulator, Truck started & truck was picked up, Here we go again (towed in). Truck will start after cranking for about 20-30 se...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S2V
car came in with 3 codes po401 egr flow po445?could not find meaning and po443 the 443 is my problemon this one I jumped the gun when I started checking I found the management valve full of oil assumed the valve shorted out BAD call I replaced it and on test d... Trouble codes: P0443
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FAFP66LOW
this car came in on the hook customer says he went to start it in the morning it tried to fire but stalled he tried again and it wouldnt start ive tested all the ovious it has spark and fuel good compression it acts like it not firing in the right order custom...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transmission VIN: 1FMPU18LXX
1999 expedition 5.4l w/4r100 trans that after sits approx 8hrs or overnight & put into drive slight delay, have to tach a bit & goes good for rest of day...had updated trans filter put in 5k miles ago & conditioner with no change. fluids are full & little colo...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33SOX
Hello, I have a po171,po300, and a po401. The dpfe was not showing the proper voltage so I replaced it ,now working and no more 401. This truck pings uphill and runs very badly,(feels like miss) but runs perfect with no load. problem occurs only under med to h... Trouble codes: P0171, P0401
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF21L7Y
I have a problem with this 5.4 ,it had a misfire on #1,i replaced plugs and new coil pack on cylinder.I still have no fire on #1 coil pack,has voltage to coilpack.I have changed it with other coil packs and it always is still dead on #1.My main question is,cou...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L air inlet tube VIN: 1FTRX18L0Y
Hi, I have a strange noise from the engine and would like some input. It is a low groan or whine like a p.s. noise. It appeares to be comming from around the air inlet tube to the idle air control valve. also the pcv makes a noise and rattle that is rather lou...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTRW08L71
the truck originally came in for a misfire. it had a po304 misfire code. we replaced all the plugs and a new coil on #4 cylinder. it corrected the problem for a month. the customer then brought it back for a misfire situation. it has no codes stored but we fee...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L cd player VIN: 1LNLM97V7T
Customer said that the car was fine. The cd player stopped working (will read all discs but won't play). After that car started to have some other weird electrical problems. I retreived a code for the radio U2005(audio rear icp unit not responding) any help on...
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L alarm VIN: 4M2DU55P1V
cust complaining of alarm being sensitive, going off for no reason. i have checked for codes none found. there are six door switches and one ignition sensor. before we tear apart dood panels and column covers, does any body know if there is a common problem wi...

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1980 Ford Bronco 5.8L assembly
Well, since I was rebuilding a junk yard unit instead of the original I figured I would retrieve that deflector out of the unit coming out of the vehicle. What I discovered was that the unit I rebuilt was from and 85' Bronco and the unit I pulled was from an 8...
1988 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Dual wheel conversion VIN: 1FDKF38M6J
Thank you Thank you! This is such a great place. Been a member for 8 yrs I think and can't say enough about it to anyone that will listen. ( Yes, I know they are getting tired of hearing it). So here is the skinney: J C Whitney has a pair of adapters with ...
1990 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTCR10T2L
after reading responses pulled valve cover and pressure tested sure enough slightest crack on rear and front spring seats thanks iatn members
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L compressor VIN: 1FALP5248R
Several people had fixed Taurus a/c with a bypass of the relay control unit but had to install a toggle switch to prevent the compressor running too much and freezing up. I followed most recommendations for a lower cost fix by getting a used a/c relay control ...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L abs VIN: 1FBJS31H5T
Hello fellow Techs. I am happy to report that the van has been repaired successfully. After driving the vehicle for about a week, and ABS light tripped a Hard Code for the 'Rear Iso-Valve'. Upon inspection of the circuit from the HCU to the ABS control Module,...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Front Washer Inop VIN: 1FMZU35P1W
In the many years doing all this for some money to eat and sleep and do other things with, this time I can explain 'I have deffinitly seen it all' To summerize, I knew this was some type of wire problem. The washer pump has twin outlet ports so depending on ...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3FAFP3138Y
I have to close this because I am running out of time. The responses included checking the IAT, ECT, TPS, and electronic fuel pressure regulator. I have checked all the readings on these sensors, and no abnormal signals or readings. Another response said to ch...
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