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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FDKF38K4R
I have this 7.3l DSL [not a powerstrock]that is using lots of engine oil.The customer is adding 3 liters or more a day depending on how much it is being used,travels on the average of 100 to 200 km per day.This vehicle has a dump and is used for landscaping.I ...
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L convertor lock up VIN: 2FTHF25F0T
hello everyone this truck came to me from trans shop, will not go into lock-up i have tested power and ground, i have tested lock up by grounding the soleniod and it will click when grounded, have gone into the output test and the soleniod will turn on. have...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FTZR15X7W
Hi folks, 4WD does not engaged; 4x4 light comes on, flashes 4 times then turns off. DTC P1838 is stored. Followed/utilized available info&schematics from MOD,even checked fuse no.26 (=previous fix, 03/11/2003); fuse is OK. Stuck & in need of help. Thanks in a...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31S9X
Could any tech out there tell me a good way to diagnose a misfire condition an a Ford v-10. Modis does not have the capability. Low amps probe wont help. dont believe I have the adapters for my 450 sel sunscope. Very frustrated. Thanks to anyone who replies.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L overdrive lite blinks VIN: 1FMZU67E11
retrieved fault code: p0735 with generic scantool: the fifth gear is not engaging...we are not familiar with the idoysncracies of this make and model...can one of the solenoids on the trans be sticking and not letting the hydraulic logic to function?...any sug...
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L air bag strut VIN: 1LNLM9843R
Hi and Thanks in advance for all advice!This Lincoln has just blown an airbag while hoisted! The vehicle was towed into our shop with a shattered pulley on the belt tensioner.The tow truck operator turned off the ride control switch in the trunk to tow the veh...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L ac compressor VIN: 1LNLM82WXV
Hello fellow techs, Have a strange one here and looking for help. This car came to me yesterday. ( anew customer refered by a very good customer of mine.) Customer bought this car approximately 7 weeks ago and has been having trouble with a surge since pretty...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L 2-3 shift VIN: 1MELM62W8R
Before and after overhaul, this unit has a sometimes slidy 2-3 shift. Other times, it feels like it is dragging through the shift. It has never shifted correctly on this shift. The 1-2 and the 3-4 are perfect. I have tried 2 different valve bodies with no ch...

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1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L High Idle VIN: 1FDKE37H4L
Thanks for the help. Although I stated that there wern't any vacuum leaks I had many of you tell me to check there. As I said, no vacuum leaks. The vehicle had a faulty TPS reading 1.71 Volts. I replaced the TPS, new one read .93 V and all is well. The throttl...
1992 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L oil pressure VIN: 1FACP40M9N
Thanks everyone, this is not really a close but thanks for identifying the contents of the screen. I didn't think the gasket could get in there, it looked like little balls of carbon. Replaced pump and cleaned screen, OK now.
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L cooling and heater VIN: 2FMDA5145V
i would like to thank everone for the help ive received, i purged system of air again, and installed new cap,vehicle is fine now, guess i was worried after just doing major repairs i assumed the worst and forgot to think of simple things, thanks again, shawn.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L p/s pump VIN: 1FTWW32F7X
Thanks for the responses and sorry bout the delay in closing but the guy is going to try too baby the vehicle til he's ready to tradeit in. The problem shows no symptoms unless very hard braking occurs. the one response that hit home related to a wrecker in wh...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L fuel tank VIN: 1FAFP6638X
This one is out the door Thank GOD! we verified the grommett was not dislodged each time we dropped the tank, cleaned the filler neck with brake cleaner and lubed the neck and grommett with vasoline, after the 3rd new grommett no more leaks. Can't explain this...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
we did as suggested and tapped on the iac,and the engine cleared up .we have replaced the iac and everything seems normal. thanks to every one who assisted us
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S3X
Hello all, First I want to thank all of you that tried to help with this vehicle. We ran out of time. The customer decided to get rid of the vehicle. We belive that the miss on #2 cylinder was being caused by a valve hanging open. Not sure why. I was told that... Trouble codes: P0302.
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L idle speed control VIN: 1FMYU60X9Y
It was the IAC motor. Thanks for all your help. Unplugging control was main test for this
1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L air ride VIN: 1LNCM93EXL
well guys, first off thanks for all the help. There were some good tips near the end, but at that point I already converted the car to coils all the way around. Thanks for the help, Fern
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L stator shaft VIN: 1MELM5349S
Thanks for all your help, it was the wrong spline count between the convertor and the tranny. our major supplier of convertors has never asked the number of splines needed. so when we called our second supplier, this time they asked how many. thanks for all yo...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L heater core VIN: 1MELM62W0V
Hi All THANK YOU. nine people responded, a special thanks to Russ [...], who sent me twenty pages of instructions, on removing the dash, out of the manual. All nine said dash had to come out.Cust decided not to do the job now because he didnt want to take ...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Anti-theft VIN: 3MEFM66L9W
This one's gone with minimal hair loss. I got fed up with the car and put it back together, cleared the code and walked away from it. Went back to it an hour later, tried starting it with no luck. Hooked the NGS back up and had a code B1601 which was not there...
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