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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L unknown VIN: 1FDKE30M6R
Hello Techs, I've got a strange one here. This cube van came to my shop with no brake pressure. The right front flex hose ruptured at the upper fitting. New flex hoses were installed along with pads(rotors were not turned). The shoes were replaced at the same ...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Injector Nozzle Leak VIN: 1FTJW35K1R
Vehicle towed in for a no start.Found fuel filter bleed down. Bled system & got started. Vehicle has a pretty good fuel leak on two injector nozzles on the right side. Mainly the last one in the rear. I have searched the archives & found plenty of info on what...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FALP53S8T
This well maintained vehicle is burning about 1 qt. of oil every 100mi. It also had a p0306 code stored in memory we inspected #6 spark plug and it is slightly oil fouled. The engine runs well in the shop and on a road test and the code did not return. The plu...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X8V
the car came in with code po171 ,stft1 and 2 both at -100.o2 sensors both read 0 volts .ltft 1 and 2 both at -100. maf sensor working and i cleaned it as well.i spray carb cleaner into intake but no chage to o2 sensors,i have disconnected battery but as soon a... Trouble codes: P0171
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JF6G54HTF
Need help on code 1451-- it sets soon after start up, purge valves have been replaced with factory parts. No rat chewed wiring evident. Trouble codes: 1451 (Evaporative Circuit malfunction)
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FTZR15X4X
cust. states battery drains after two hours of sitting. I immediately hooked up amp probe to check for draw , low and behold 180-200 mili-amp drain(I suspect good #'s should be closer to 10-30)I removed fuses one at a time, the 50A maxi-fuse in under hood rela...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1FAFB66L1X
this car came in on a cold day, complaining that they couldn't keep it running. I was able to but had to keep foot on gas, Had PO171,174 codes. tuned up & weather warmed up, was OK for a week and a half. now its cold again & It's back. Fuel pressure is good, O... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMZU62X9Y
After oil change engine very noisy. Oil press ok.
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L tires VIN: 1FAFP36371
good morning all, this focus s/w se is driving the customer to the bank with tire problems. this is not the first one we have seen with this problem but can not find anything that shows to be the cause of the problem. after a complete alignment and another ali...
2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P0357 VIN: 1FMFU18L82
This is a coil over plug system. The coil and fuse #30 was replace once already but this symptom has come back. The symptoms are as follows. Vehicle starts to misfire then will stall and won't restart. Diagnosis reveals blown #30 fuse in central fuse block. Th... Trouble codes: P0357 (cylinder 7 circuit fault)
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Valve Spring VIN: 1LNFM97Y2W
Hi there and thanks in advance for the help. I have this Continental in the shop with a miss at all times. There is 0 psi of compression on cylinder #6. I found a broken intake valve spring on cylinder #6. Before I put a valve spring in this vehicle I would li...

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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L clutches VIN: 1FTRX18LXX
thanks for the replies and info guys, we have a otc and spx catalog on the way,also watching a ford diff. tool set on ebay that looks like the stuff we need. The next job we going to cut a axle shaft and square off the end opposite the spline, this should give...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 1FAFP34P12
Well thanks to all that replied and even called. Fix was replacing the cruise module/actuator itself. Before I posted the problem I searched the e-mail archives for any references with similar symptoms and everything led us back to our original diagnoses, the ...
1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L power assist VIN: 1LNLM9840K
Most of the replies that I got were to tell me that it should have a vacuum booster, which it doesn't, or to tell me where I could find the information that I was looking for, which I don't have access to. Some only confirmed that I was correct in my assumptio...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 1LN81W7W69
Thanks guys, We got it fixed. We found a small peice of plastic bag flaping in left front wheel reluctor ring area, and we are not sure if it had affect but, William [...] mentioned checking tire size. Tire sizes were ok but one rear tire was a differant bran...
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