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1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L brake pedal VIN: 1FTJW35FSE
i just completed a brake job, replacing the front rotors, front pads, rear shoes, rear axle seals, lock nuts, all ford dealer item, no-off brand parts. before brake job, i had excellant brake pedal. currently, i have a brake pedal, with vehicle running, creeps...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L rear diff VIN: 2FAFP74W1W
hey guys-need help! we have a 1998 crown vic that has a very harsh engagement in reverse only if coming from park or neutral. normal engagement from drive to reverse or to drive in any gear. removed rear diff cover and found some slack in the spiders and cross...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L engine oil VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
When my customer brought this in, he said I would likely have to overhaul the engine due to some grit in the oil. He said he assumed it was metal shavings. It's not. What ever this stuff is, it is definitely not metal. It burns with a cigarette lighter and bec...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP33P4Y
When 1st started the engine runs smooth. When it warms up it starts to miss on #3 cylinder. We had the head off and replaced exhaust valves, made sure there was amble valve to guide clearance. Has new plug wires and plugs. Swapped injectors and plugs, still sa... Trouble codes: 0303 (cyl 3 misfire)
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP11361
car came in with code p301 cylinder#1 misfire, install new plugs & wires & new fuel injector cylinder#1, a week later came back with the same issue & same code & engine runing rough , no vaccum leak found & the fuel pressure is 38 psi with KOER, we install new... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F71
Hi guys, This truck is a plow truck used to open up the ends of roads for the town. It died while in use a week and a half ago we tried a fuel filter as we were told that it had a water in fuel light on. That did not fix it, so we then replaced the cam sensor(...
2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L air bag flashing 13 VIN: 3FAHP37573
Car came from body shop after they replaced both air bags and airbag computer. Scanned with Snap on scanner- had several codes related to open pretensioners, air bags and crash event detected. Cleared codes and performed KOEO, no codes returned. Started car an...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1110V
Hello all, first I'm having trouble with engine ID according to the VIN. Everything in my information system (shop key) for this 3.0 litre idenifies it as VIN W only. If you look at VIN# there isn't even a (W) in the number. This is really confusing me. The en... Trouble codes: P0325
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Surge VIN: 1MEFM55S8Y
Hello Fellow Techs. I have a sable that wants to take off when sitting at a stop in gear. The rpms just take off like someone hit the gas pedal. I found it happening when the ac engauged with the defrost on. I understand the vehicle is supposed to kick the id...

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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FTCR14X1R
THANK YOU for making me look like a genius, the repair was very simple like most of them once the real problem is discovered. At the top of transmission at the shift rail are three rubber plugs, I removed the crossmember to drop the trans down a little which p...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5148S
First and foremost let me say thanks to those who responded.. Time is precious AND expensive.. Thanks, Kenneth, David, Peter, Troy, Sherman, Christian and Linwood.. The list of help offered up was, Ignition switch/connector, EEC relay, CCRM and fuel pump issue... Trouble codes: P0420.
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU34EXW
Boy you just hate to addmit there's those out there you can't fix!This explorer came in with a check eng.light on ,slightly rough idle and a surge at 35mph.I recieved several replies-most indicating possible lower intake gasket leaks.However these tend to leak... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24L4X
I recieved alot of replys about EGR passages getting clogged, but the missfire never went away even with the EGR disconnected (it did get better though) I recieved one reply about more bad coils and the only way to check them was to disconnect them while the t... Trouble codes: P0300.
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Stall VIN: 1FAFP66L3Y
I am sorry to say that I do not have a proper fix for this vehicle. 'I still have my religion but I have lost most of my patience' but this is what I have learned...even though there is a large access hole under the rear seat the fuel pump will not come out th... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2).
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L brake pedal VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
thanks to all those who replied. after repeated bleeding of system to no avail(as suggested by most), i replaced the abs unit, bled again and all was fine. thanks again for all of the advice.
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, No power VIN: 3FDXF46F2Y
This truck is used by a local trout farm for delivering live fish and this is their busy time of the year, so opportunites to work on this vehicle are few and far between. Charles [...] of CA suggested I take a much closer look at the EBP control valve and he... Trouble codes: P0420 (Exhaust Back Pressure Control Problem).
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA55431
Ah ! The sweet taste of sucess! I am pleased to say that I have fixed this Windstar. The solution was supplied by:[...]. His? suggestion was to try swapping coil primaries to see if the miss changed cylinders, which it did. This was a good ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Number 3 cylinder missfireRecen).
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Instrument cluster VIN: 1FMZU62E92
Sorry it took so long to post the repair on this vehicle.I had something better than the right scanner or crystall ball.I had acustomer that told me he didnt care how much money or how long it took, but to just fix it.So i installed a new instrument cluster an...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Shifting VIN: 1LNHM87A81
I did find a problem on this vehicle! There is a spring that breaks in the valve body and the problem is addressed by Sonnax. They have a special spring that will cure this problem. The Sonnax part number is [...], and it comes with directions & pictures. I...
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