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1985 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Distributor VIN: 1FMDU15H4F
I was doing a friend a favor by commiting to install a freshly rebuilt 5.8L HO into a Blazer, Sight unseen. When I arrived at the location, I discovered the long block undressed. When attempting to install the distributor, it would not seat. I tried rotating t...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L fuel pump VIN: 1FTEF15NXJ
After driving this truck for about 3/4 mile it will shut off and it won't restart you can't even hear the fuel pump run when you turn the ignition on. After it sits for about 3 or 4 minutes and cools down you can turn on the key the pump will run and you can d...
1995 Ford Taurus 3.2L No Start
Car came in for a noise under the timing cover. I pulled it in, removed the battery, moved the P/S resovior out of the way, disconnected the ICM, removed the front part of the intake manifold, removed the drive belt and the top of the timing cover. Put the ...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start, EXTENDED CRANK VIN: 1FMFU18L3V
this vehicle has extended crank no start only after cold soak sitting overnight. problem is intermittant. customer states it will crank for 2 minutes before it will start. i could only duplicate condition once in 10 days. after initial start problem will not o...
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4045V
I have got a strange one here. This mustang keeps recoding P0175 and long term fuel trims keep backing off to -12 -17 on both banks. I don't know why it is not coding out for both banks? I have checked everything i can think of fuel pressure is normal. oxygen ... Trouble codes: P0175
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L No Start VIN: 4UBBS0M231
truck owed by local phone co ,ther technitions could not repair so they sent it to us whith no info other than trunk does not start
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FALP6536W
stalls upon deceleration at the time of a shift between all gears wheile letting off the accelerator. sometimes stalls coming to a complete stop as well. does not do it all the time, doesn't matter if hot or cold. engine idles and runs very well all other time...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA5149W
hello all, I have this windstar in here that most of the time when you are coming to a slow stop the abs will kick on in the last couple of seconds of stopping. Unfortunately there are no codes in the computer and with my scanner cannot use live data to watch ...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FAFP71W1Y
Thanks in advance.This car came in for a hesitation on accell from idle.Intermittant rough idle and also surges at idle.Does not seem to have lost power but customer stated fuel cunsumption has increased.Scan test shows all o2 pegged at around 950mv with no ch... Trouble codes: P1138, P1158, P1132, P1152
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Steering box VIN: 1FTRW08L42
This truck was broght in for a complete inspection. The truck inspected good but the steering wheel was jerking while turning in park and acted like over and under boost of p/s in corners while driving. Tech. installed new pump. The jerking in park is now gone...
2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L convertor VIN: 1FAFP36323
This vehicle was brought to us for stalling after driven awhile.What I was able to duplicate is after an extended period of driving vehicle will stall as soon as you put it into reverse.It will do fine if started in neutral and shifted to drive.Has all pass co...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNLM82W4S
this vehicle has a misfire only on 1 & 6 cylinders. inspect plugs and wires- ok. no codes. tried swapping coils-still misfires. only can duplicate while driving, unable to duplicate in shop. any help will be appreciated. thanks
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1MECM62W8S
hey guys this one i hope is a easy one for you all, but its got me stumped. on start up when cold it doesnt like to idle. after restarting 3-4 times it runs fine and drive with no problem. its just after its sits and cools off that it doenst like to idle. clea...

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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.5L overdrive shift VIN: 1FBJ531GXP
The information I received about how the o.d. switch controll worked was exactly what I needed to help customer make his own repair. Knowing that the switch signals the computer and its inherant wiring problems in the steering coluum was all good information. ...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L converter VIN: 2FTPX28L7X
thank you guys for your help.Customer does not want to repair this problem yet.He is selling his truck and fifth-wheel and wants to wait for a buyer first. I did talk to a trans. expert and the first thing he would do is replace the solinoid pack,re-test,if no...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L2X
thanks dan from washington the ckp sensor was the fix thanks for the help... Trouble codes: P0356.
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air flow VIN: 2FAFP71W61
Ok I missed it I could say. We checked it again and this time I raised the car up on a rack and was looking at the case to see if it was cracked outside. I found the problem. the lower part of the box is melted away and allowing the air to bypass out side. It ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Air Bag light VIN: 2FAFP71W63
Hey there, This one is officially fixed. I received replies from 4 members on this post. I received a lot of help from Nick [...] in OH. Apparently this is a common problem on these CVs. The window of resistance that is required to keep the ABS light off is p...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75W1V
I have not as yet fixed this vehicle. The problem is that it is so intermitent, that it is impossible to diagnose. It has never failed to start for me, but most of the time. First thing in the morning when I start it up. It will idle about 300 or 400 rpms. Aft...
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