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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L engine VIN: 2FTZF1728W
have a 98 f150 #1 cyl full of coolant do i want to just do head gaskets or not havent had any of these with mech problems but they have been running it for a week with a few hydro locks ied like and opinion on this thanks troy
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Rear Oil Hub Seals VIN: 1FTWW33F0Y
Happy Holidays Techs, I have a problem with this trucks rear oil hub seals. Vehicle had rear brakes, rotors, calipars and parking brake shoes replaced. The bearings are oil not grease. Replaced both rear oil hub seals but after a week of driving customer will ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Intake, Valves VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
I revcently posted on this van, and thanks to all of you figured out why it wouldn't start. Initially it would intermittently misfire or not start, it finally stayed dead and we found sticking intake valves. Upon head removal we found the intake valves and por...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L No Start, Surge, hard start VIN: 2FMZA57421
This van towed in for a no start last week. Found code P0340, P0171, P0174. Cleared codes & P0340 came right back on key up. Archives showed DPFE sensors are a problem. Unplugged DPFE & code went away, van started & ran well. Plugged DPFE back in & problem ret... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor error)
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61LXX
this one goes out to are ford techs, this car came to me three weeks ago with a rough idle on cold start ups & a check engine light on, the owner starts the car with a remote start to warm up before leaving the house but sometimes when she comes out the car is... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174

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1994 Ford F F800 5.9L Starting VIN: 1FDNK72C2R
it wormed up here and it started after charging the battrys and pluging it in the school told us thay are getting rid of it. I'll beleave it when its gone. thanks for the help. I learnd to stay away from F700's.
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFDKF38F6S
Thanks to everyone who replied. I started thinking that I had not seen this feed truck for service this year. I checked the sticker the next day, the best I could tell it was due for service Aug 04. Changing the oil fixed the miss. Don't know why it was only o... Trouble codes: P0267.
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L intercooler VIN: 1FDXF46F6Y
Thanks for all that replied. It was blow by vapors/oil pulling into air intake thru drivers valve cover. I did replace the intercooler hoses at the intercooler and replaced the turbo due to rounded impeller fins. Also changed the oil and added additive. So far...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA524X1
Excuse the delay in closing this help request, I've been out of town for the last two weeks. Prior to leaving , I reassembled the vehicle and shipped it to the local dealer due to the fact that our shop does not do internal engine repair. The dealer kept the v... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl. 1 Misfire).
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTRF17222
Well guys it looks like you did it again. It's been a week now and the truck has yet to return. All of you who said intake gaskets and isolator bolts were right. I knew of the intake gaskets and isolator bolts on the Windstar 3.8l but didn't realize the 4.2l w... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1131 (p1151-), P1151 (testing and results).
1993 Lincoln Town Car Jack Nicklaus 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82W7P
After performing all the tests that made sense and some that didn't . I came to the conclusion that the computer must have been the problem. After replacing the computer I then realized that just because the computer is in a reman box doesn't mean it is perfec...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Misfire VIN: 4M2XV11T4X
Thankyou for the few who replied to my help request. I replaced the #4 injector. What threw me was that all the injectors have the same resitence, harness was pulsing and the voltage is right. Thanks again.
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