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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF172VK
Customer broke starter trying to get engine to turn over.Sounds like he drained cyl once before to get it started.Suspect intake gasket at his point.And it was.After he broke starter he tried pulling it to start.Then he brought to me. We replaced starter and d...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U72
Here's one I just need some back up on. This car came to me with a divability problem when wet, either rain or car wash. The complaint is it will surge stumble and die. It may start right back up it may have to sit 15 to 20 minutes. I sacnned the car, no histo...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L manifolds VIN: 2FAFP71W83
i have several 2003 crown vic police cruisers with a distinct drivers side exhaust leak, but myself as well the other techs here are unable to locate the source of the leak. I believe there is a hairline crack in the manifolds but cannot prove it. Being govern...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L rear air ride VIN: 1LNLM97V3V
this has rear air ride, customer stated that the problem came about after trans was replaced. had codes for l/rear & r/rear vent solenoid time out. has had compressor with vent solenoid replaced. car might be at ride height and then drive it and will drop all ...

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1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAPP64R7L
Before posting a help request i spent about 2 months working and testing every single thing on this car, every wire , sensor and relay , fuel quality, feed and, pressure ,the ignition switch 12 volt feed at every key position, all the grounds, a complete compu...
1991 Ford Escort 1.9L cooling system VIN: 1FAPP14J8W
well i want to thank you guys for the info the customer took the car, i unplugged the cts so the fan keeps running, he is gonna bring it back i a week or so i hope the fan stays that long. thank again
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X6P
thanks for all that responded to my help request.owner of vechicle did not want to spend the money on ecm,so he took car with lite on.i was told he bought car with lite on,and price was discounted $1000. so he was hoping repair would be cheaper. thanks again b... Trouble codes: 226 (idm signal hard code), 212 (idm signal in mermory).
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L push rod VIN: 1FDLE40E2V
After several days of pondering I remove heads. what I found was weak valve springs. Weak valve springs allowed the lifter to pump up, the springs have to be strong enough to off set the lifter hydraulics.I thank the many that offered replies and hope this fix...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14WPA
I forgot to mention, in my original post, that the idle air speed motor had also been replaced on this vehicle. What I eventually found was the plug at the TPS was not always making good contact. When I checked this in the service bay it swept perfectly on the...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering VIN: 1FTWF33F4X
thanks to everyone for some very good ideas checked them all still cannot locate the noise cust has to go out of town for a while will let you know if I find anything scott
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
Sorry for the late postThank You for all the insightful replies. This vehicle has not been fixed. I no longer work for the facility the vehicle was at. Thanks Again,
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Driverside Window VIN: 1FAFP4045Y
We found that a plastic glass stop that is molded on to the left hand end of the glass bottom rail was broken off. The break was so clean that we didn't notice it untill we started putting it back together. At the customers request, we rigged a temperary stop ...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP56S72
Hello guys thanks for all your help on this one. the fuel pressure regulator was intermittently releasing 55 psi , it would do it about evry 45 minutes. normal pressure should be 35 psi replaced the regulator and the pressure stayed right where it should be. t... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L 1st gear VIN: 4M2DV11W5S
thank you all for the quick replies.it is the general opinion that the problem is internal.most likely forward clutch piston or seals.off to the trans shop. thanks again for the quick help
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