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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L right side front axel seal VIN: 1FTSW31F2X
Hey Guys and Gals, I have a 1999 Ford F350 4*4 with a leaking front axel seal on the right side. Alldata and Mithel both say that I have to remove the diff carrier and take the seal out through the pumpkin. I know on the older ones you could remove them throug...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDWF37F4X
Vehicle came in for trans. overhaul. Same problem before and after o-haul. Stays in first gear until rpm and speed are HIGH, let off throttle, skips second, goes to third and overdrive. Will manual downshift to second. Will not manual upshift to second. Scanne...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L On Board Modules VIN: 2FTZA54422
Hi Everyone: I have this '02 Windstar with a 620 miliamp current drain. I work for the L.A. Dept of Water and Power, so we have several of these vehicles. They're used for work, with cabinets and bulkheads instead of rear seats and rear a/c. Another tech had t...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Heat VIN: 1MELM50U2T
I posted this help request here because I don't have an overheating problem. Customer brought car in for no heat. Checked history & car was in last year for same problem. Last year we replaced stat but this did not slove problem. Flushed heater core & this fix...

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1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L starter VIN: 1FTDE14XYJ
Most replies indicated grounds etc but the simple fact is we replaced the solenoid with a Blue Streak Heavy Duty and had no further problems. They can be identified by the blue plastic housing.
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L push button on gear shift VIN: 1MELM62WOV
Since we followed the alldata tree chart and found nothing wrong we decieded to duplicate the conditions when the problem occured. Most of you have that little air gun that when you give it air it blows hot air out of one end and cooled air out the other. We t...
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