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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L speedometer VIN: 1TUCC528R3
the speedometer was erratic and it was stalling. i replaced the speedometer with one i purchased at a scrapyard. i now have a message on the odometer display that reads error 3. what does this mean?
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L ride quality VIN: 1FALP57UOS
This fleet vehicle came into our shop for service. The driver complained that there was a vibration, enough to rattle a pop can out of the holder. Test drive confirmed that there is a vibration. The tires were balanced, but at no help. We rotated tires which d...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFE24Y6T
Hello all, We have a E250 with CEL illuminated. scanned codes PO171 & PO174. American cars are not my forte and whant to get a heads up on what to look out for and check on this vehical. From these codes I would probably assume this vehical has a vac leak or a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L 4WD will not engage VIN: 1FTZR15X9W
This one came in from other shop. It has had both the GEM and electric shift control modules replaced and the 4WD motr replaced. The 4wd lights on dash flash 5 times every so often with no apperent reason or pattern. I have check all power sorces and it has po...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Misfire VIN: 2FDKF37F5T
truck lacks power on acceleration on any grade or trying to pass slower vehicles. when warm if you stop to make a turn and start accelerating again it starts to miss fire just as if it had bad plugs or you speed up it smooths out , and you can work it... Trouble codes: P0476
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 2FTDX08W4V
The heater core is leaking again. We've heard of problems with these and followed Ford's TSB and tested for Electrolysis. It tests per Ford's instructions with only milli-volts. Ford says to flush the system if .4V or more is present. We did flush the cooling ...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L air suspension VIN: 2FALP74W0V
Car came in and customer stated he wanted to have the air comp replaced beacause the dealer said it was bad. we replaced it and the system still does not work, the "check air suspension" light is on I cannot scan this system so i do not have any codes to repor...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZF1828W
this engine has a loud tapping noise coming from the front is the loudest around the front damper,oil pump area.pulled damper,no sign of problem.pulled front cover to check timing chain guide,tensioner,all fine.doesn't sound like bearing or piston noise...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNS2424W
van has heavy missfire under load, esp. cold , has lean codes, all systems seem ok, fuel pressure in specs(28psi on decel- 39psi under load) even while acting up on a road test.but if i pinch off fuel re-turn hose van runs fine all the time. are my pressure sp...

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1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJLT06H9R
Well...guess we can't call this one a 'pattern' failure. After chaseing my tail for a few days I found a rodent nest hidden under the battery, under the nest was a loom with ten wires on the way to the diagnostic connector. The mice didn't chew any wires in tw...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L ABS module VIN: 1LNM97V7SY
Sorry for the long wait,customer headed south for the winter before I could get car back in shop.Last time car was in I did have data stream on Solus scanner and found left front wheel speed sensor damaged,replaced part and readings from wheel sensors all the ...
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