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1988 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Electric belt driven hydro pump VIN: FDKF38M6JN
Hi Folks! This dump truck has an engine mounted, belt driven, electric clutch operated hydro pump that operates the 4 way snowplow, dump body & sand auger with spreader. Numbers on the aluminum pump housing that bolts to the electic clutch with 2 bolts 4 1/2...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L ign. no spark VIN: 1ZVCT20A3P
have no spark injector pulse ok fuel pump ok fuel pump light on in dash goes out if you unplug altanator. have all the ford service manuals have done all pinpoint test says to replace eec have replaced with [...] used ones have replaced distributor with u...
1993 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Lock Up VIN: 2FDLF47M1P
Customer bought vehicle at auction and on way home at freeway speeds, overheated transmission. result. overhauled transmission and installed new T.C. Also, installed new valve body. On road test all shift points, quality normal EXCEPT transmission only goes in...
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L valves VIN: FM2W4YTH3C
here is a wired one!!! car was towed in on a hook. tried to start it. no compression on any cyls. checked cam timming with spcical tools and ok.hooked up a cyl leak tester and found air presure leaking into all cyls!! i know it sounds wierd but theres more,1 o...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L starter/computer VIN: 2FMZA554X1
customer was driving. van quit. no crank. tried to scan for codes. no communication with pcm.(ses light DOES light up/goes out cranking.)DOES communicate with FEM,GEM(with data errors).Only code retrieved V1262 SCP DATA FAULT FOR J1850 BUS. when key to crank ...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Heater VIN: 1FAFP52U21
Heater does not operate, what are the common problems and best test methods? Thanks, Jim
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F22
hi teem this is my personal trk. it started a couple days ago it has actted up only twice so far, when i leave the shop and go maybe a couple blocks it starts missing and has no power i put it in nutural and give it fuel it misses and then tries to stall, al...
1990 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: IMECM53U4L
This car was towed in, it doesn't want to run. The plugs are black, it has good spark and it has injector pulse. The injector pulse seems to be the problem it is about 24 ms while cranking. the engine is about 60 degrees F and the sensors all report normal. W... Trouble codes: 12 (cannot raise idle)
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L winshield wiper VIN: 1ZWFT61L3Y
The vehicle came in with really two problems- 1 is the windows motors would not work, which turned out to be door switches and 2 is neither the front windshield wipe motor or the rear wiper motors work. The front windshield wiper motor shorts out and we are su...

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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L rear brakes VIN: 1FTEX14H1H
First thanks to all of you who responded to my help request. I replaced the RABS valve with a customer supplied used one (he did't want to spend the money for a rebuilt one) because of the ABS code 4 and bleed the whole system and all worked well (as I let him...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FTDF18WXV
Seems the problem is in the transfer case, clutches. Our shop doesn't do Transmission or transfer case repairs. We advised the customer that we could send it to our trans, guy or he can take it to one of his own choseing. Thanks to all who responded it was ver...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L eatc climate VIN: 1FMDU35PZW
Greetings, Thank you for the numerous replies.Since most of the responses dealt with accessing through the actuator, that was my first course of action. I initially felt for actuator operation by placing my finger on the top. Feeling the movement of the shaf...
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