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1969 Ford Mustang 351CID radiator
This Mustang looks like it had a vanilla milkshake poured into the radiator. Car runs fine and customer said it never overheated. When I first checked the car the heater core was leaking which I by-passed and then went to put water in the rad, -Yuck. Intake lo...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14H7J
This thing is making my butt hurt! Was towed in last mon. for a no start cond. After checking evrything found it needed a hall effect switch and ign. module. Pulled dist. and replaced, fired right up, timed eng. and sent my happy customer on his way. He ran th...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Surge,
This a personal car. Vehicle not shifting properly and also hear a grinding noise between engine and trans sporadic. Fault code: p500 VSS fault code stored in the PCM. I don't have access to find more info for this fault..I know is a vehicle speed signal but w... Trouble codes: P0500
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Engine VIN: 2FTHF26F0S
This truck came in with an overheating concern. Customer stated he has replaced the thermostat and water pump and the oil cooler orings. He also said he sent the radiator out for cleaning and flow tests. I pulled the engine oil dipstick and found coolant prese...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1FDKF38F0V
we need help from a diesel man. this truck starts real hard or sometimes no start. no codes. main oil pressure takes 0-5 seconds to build to 45 lbs, resivor for high pressure pump full, installed 3600lb gauge on hi pressure pump. can take up to 20 seconds for ...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTNE24Z6W
fuel gauge stays on full with switch in either position, went thru to hot lines , ect-first time we grounded wire and gauge did go down- but now stays full??? wrong wire?? dose not seem to have power back at sending unit, Ford mechanic said they have special s...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Forward Gears VIN: 1FTSW31F7Y
Hi group: Sorry to bother you but this one needs your expertese. This trans. will work great as long as you don't back it up for a long distance say 100 yards then when you go back to the forward gears it will slip in first second & third I never pushed it to ...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L oil pressure sending unit VIN: 1FMZU75W33
We have a 2003 Ford Explorer Limited with a 4.6L motor. It has 47,000 miles on the vehicle. The oil gauge shows no oil pressure. The vehicle does have oil pressure. We did a fresh oil change. Still no oil pressure. We put in Ford's new revised oil sending unit...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMRU15W23
under normral accel. surges some, acel. moderate it has a skip like plug miss fire, but no codes when put fuel pressure gauge on it reb engine fuel pressure will not rise the car has been wrecked cust. said it did this some before, but knot near as bad.
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L security,door locks VIN: DONT HAVE
this lincoln will intermitanly lock all doors and the headlights flash and the horn blows like when you keep pressing the lock button on the remote this will go on for some time before it stops,thanks in advance for the help,there are no codes in the pats or g...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75W5N
I have this 1992 Grand marquis that will not start intermittantly after being driven for minimum of 20 minutes.I have rpm showing on my scanner, I have fuel pressure, and spark. I do not have injejtor pulse. My eec and fuel relays are good and the wiring is al...

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1994 Ford MOTOR HOME 7.4L no shift to 3rd or 4th gear VIN: BFCMF53G6R
Thanks to all who replied in helping me to perservere & stay on this truck untill I found the problem. A big thanks to Neal in NY who spoke with me on the phone for an hour. I found the harness was routed under the egr tube & was burnt badly. I should have dis...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP66L9X
It's Fixed. I tryed a new coil pack with the same problem. When it got to opperating temp the 1-5 coil would stop firing. Allan from Ontario hit it on the head. I found a bad connection at the main connector in front of the head. When I moved the wiring harnes... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ign Coil Pri Circuit Malf), P0301 (Miss fire 1 Cyl), P0305 (Miss fire 5 Cyl).
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Charge light VIN: 1FAFP3H372
One person said to send the vehicle to the bone yard which is where it actually went (sort of). Customer was a 'Note Lot' and did not want to put any more money into the vehicle so they took it to the auction. One person suggested an OE reman alt which would...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32P04
After much hair pulling, this vehicle is on the road. Special Thanks to Mike Cleary at atsstraining for the valuble info into these engines.First off without a scanner with bidirectional capabilities these will be extremely difficult to fix,since our shop spec...
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