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1972 Ford Mustang 351CID engine harness VIN: 2F05Q20648
Hello all.My first post. I am trying to finish a job I did not start.The problem is that I can't find the right wiring diagrams for this car that has original factory gauges and tach.The diagrams I need the most are for the engine and transmission to be able t...
1988 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTBR10T8J
When vehicle is cold engine runs fine. After warms up hesitates, cuts out and eventually stalls and will not restart until cold. The owner of the vehicle has replaced the in the tank fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator. Brought it to me and I replaced the ex...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
car runs rough under load (no codes) fuel psi is good,converters check good, just tuned up at another shop. Feels like ignition miss fire but there are no codes. feels like more than one cylinder missing. (cleaned maf sesnor did no good) (cleaned egr ports Hel...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5341X
This car was directed to me by Down The Street Motors. The car was in for it's state inspection and failed for the codes listed above. PO171 and PO174. Both banks 1 and 2 are at the lean limit. I hear a vacuume leak coming from the intake maniflod gasket but I... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean condition), P0174 (bank 2 lean condition)
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Starts out in 4th Gear VIN: 1FMZ473X5Y
Vehicle was brought in by customer (used car lot) for a transmission replacement (they supplied used trans). Old trans shifted fine but slipped when kicked down. We installed trans with new filter, external seals, and flushed cooler. Trans starts out in what f...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L 2nd & 4th VIN: 1FTNX21S7I
Hello trans techs! This truck was towing up a grade with a trailer and the od button was not pushed. It kept hunting between 3rd and 4th over and over. The fluid is not burnt and it takes off in first and then has to be reved out until it shifts into 3rd. The ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L bearing VIN: 1FTNW21F92
This truck has a noise that sounds like it is coming from the left front hub bearing. I Replaced the hub and still have the noise. I was told it could be a brake problem so I removed all the wheels and checked, the rear pads were a liitle thin so I replaced th...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L turbo VIN: 1FTWW33F42
This truck is used for hauling boats all over the country. I replaced the engine with a franklin power prod. engine complete with new turbo. Customer complains of heavy smoke and fumes entering cab when under a load. Also has a problem with oil seeping out of ...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: ILNHM87AX2
Vehicle hesitates/almost cuts out from a stop position to accelerating, more so when vehicle is cold. Coolant temperature sensor check ok.We have not came accoss this problem before on the Lincoln Ls application. We have done everything so far that possibly co...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Power Seat / Pedal VIN: 5LMFU28R53
Hello, Techs!! I have Navigator came for " Driver Power Seat and Pedal don't work". It has an Electric driver memory seat and mempry Pedal. I have checked Motors, Fuses and they are fine. Snap on scanner is not helpful at all,,, even I spent $1600 for new prog...

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1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Slipping VIN: 1FALP6534V
The problem was internal the trans had to be rebuilt.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDWF37F5X
Most of my replies had the right fix! A BIG Thanks to all 20 that responded! The problem was a cracked injector cup on number 7 cylinder. To find the problem we pulled all injectors, pressured the cooling system, and found the one with the leak. We aquired the...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSW31SXY
I recieved about 6 replies a few said that they had used Heli Coil with no problems. One person works at a Ford dealership said just replace the head and avoid the problem down the road. I called the local Commecial Ford dealership and that is what the are tol...
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP3832Y
Thank you all for the information, I was able to soundly replace the TPS for a third time without a second thought. Dan thanks for the specs and Nick you got it right on. You can only replace the tps with the throttle body if you want the right output voltage ... Trouble codes: 1120 (TPS range low).
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