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1992 Ford Ranger 2.9L hydrolic clutch
can not find any leaks but have added one pint of fluid and still have no clutch pedal
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Excessive mechanical engine noise VIN: 1FDKE30M7P
Hello fellow techs. This ambulance came to me with what sounds like all eight rods knocking, very pronounced bottom end noise. As you see in the testing above I have done all the peliminary checks that would normaly diagnose a bottom end problem but I found th...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Steering VIN: GH344YUEW4
-steering wheel saws back and forth at about 10-15mph -as if the belts are seperated on the tires and a front tire is out of round -but i checked front tires and they seem fine nice and round! -steering wheek shimmy or sawing goes away at higher speed and car...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Steering wheel VIN: 1FMDU35PXT
(Thanks to all, that make this great tool operate.) I have a tough one here. While going srait down the road this explorer's steering will seem to stick in the center position. A simple lane change is hard to turn the wheel. The power steering will then kick i...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU1764V
Hello. I am having a problem with this vehicle setting the codes listed. I have replaced the EGR valve and solenoid but the codes keep returning. I have made sure the EGR tube is clear and hoses to EGR Sensor are clear. Does anyone have an idea what could be w... Trouble codes: P1131 (EGR Out of Test Range), P1408 (Oxygen Sensor Lean), P1402 (Excessive EGR)
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Battery VIN: FC3TXE4332
This is a fully loaded municipal fire command rig with all the "bells, whistles, modem, laptop, sirens and lights". I physically disconnected wiring to these add-ons with no improvement and problem lies with vehicles electrical system. The battery is new, the ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L speedometer VIN: 1FTNX21F8Y
Speedometer does not work. All the manuals show the vss going through the abs module, the problem is this truck does not have abs and I can not find any more information on a none abs truck. I tested the vss sensor ok I replaced it with a known good sensor sti...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L 3rd gear VIN: 1FTZR15X1Y
says its a 5 speed,but it shifts 1-3-4-5 on my genysis.when its cold it works great but the hotter it gets the worse it shifts.feels like it goes 1-3-then 2.but scan tools says i guess it slips for a instance and then shifts fine.pressure gauge runs arou...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L transmission VIN: 1FTRX17233
While test driving this vehicle a whine noise becomes present around 10 mph and gets loudest at 45 mph. Above 45 mph the noise starts to get quieter and is almost gone around 70 mph. With the truck on a hoist the noise can only be duplicated in reverse. Noise ...
1995 Mercury Mystique LS Young America 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1MELM66L8S
Vehicle was brought in for no start condition, checked and found broken timing chain tensioner on rear bank, also bent intake valves, replaced timing components & cylinder head. Now cylinder #4 is not firing, have spark, compression, and injector pulse, had in...
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L speedomoter/odo VIN: 1MELM58S3T
Hellow to all, I've got this nasty speedo problem that has me going in circles. Guess I need some expert help...that would be you guys and gals. This sable has an inoperative speedo and odometer. I have gone thru the wire harness tests as described in ALL DA...

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1995 Ford F800 5.9L engine crankcase pressure VIN: 1FDNF80C3S
Sorry about the delay on this fix post. Thanks to Matt [...] for responding to this post with the help I needed. We tested the engine further using the Cummins method and a water manometer. The crankcase built over 14 inches...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L air ride VIN: 1FMFU18L5V
Well I didn't get this one back yet-the used car dealer decided to have the trans problem fixed at a local trans shop first-will update this closing if vehicle returns-Thanks to everyone who responded-Deke
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU18W9V
Through all of the replies that I received, the comman denominator was either fuel injector problem or valve train problem. I have not had the chance to get my customer back yet. I hope they didn't give up on me!! My next move is either to replace or swap inje... Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder misfire 3 cylinder).
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L rear wheel sensors VIN: 1FAFP3836Y
Thanks to everyone that has replied, I was given the part # to the bearing kit and low and behold there was the tone ring. Someone must have done a brake job and never replaced the parts. Special thanks to Nick [...] he set me straight on how the parts where...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73E9Y
i found a leak at the lower intake manifold gasket. seems to have fixed it.Thank you for all of your help
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Electronic Rear air ride VIN: 1M2KLM569S
Hello guys and gals again. Thanks for your care and help. We decided to fix this air ride problem once and for all, and we replaced the airbags with coil springs. The installation was very simple and quick, and the moog coil springs came with the spring seats ...
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