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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L O/D, 3rd, 2nd VIN: 1FALP6248R
Scanned for codes, none present. This thing will intermittently downshift from O/D to 3rd. whenever it feels like it. Could drive for days before it acts up, sometimes minutes. When it downshifts it doesn't slow the car, it's like it drops into neutral. If you...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L strange noise VIN: 4F4DR17X9R
Customer had a remanufactured trans put in truck 1 year ago, after it was driven on interstate at 75mph in 4x4 and threw a front driveshaft- shattering original transfer case and back of original transmission. First shop could not find anything making the nois...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Mechanical
Hi I am replacing a timing cover gasket on this 95 mustang 3.8 due to external coolant leaks.the cover doesn't seen to want to come off. All the bolts are out {even the hidden torx by the oil pump}. Alldata says the oil pan has to come off. is this so ? are th...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heat VIN: 1FTDF17W1V
Hope someone might be able to shed some light on this one. Customer brought truck in Wed. with complaint that always had great heat until just recently. He stated that normally it can run for 5-7 minutes and it is so hot in the cab that you have to turn it off...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: IFALP53S7V
i need the help of a ford tech or ford guru,every three 3 months i must to change the crank sensor of this car.if no, it does not start.other things the spark plugs in the front are finished and the rear spark plugs are good.they was platinum.they had only 200...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L will not shift VIN: 1FTYR14V4Y
Hi guys. We have just replaced the clutch in this Ranger and now the trans seems to be stuck in first gear. Before the trans was pulled my tech unbolted the shifter and pulled it out of the trans. When the trans was bolted back up and shifter bolted back to th...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L fuel tank VIN: 1LNFM97V9W
the fuel tank is very slow to fill kicks off pump right a way on auto fill. I replaced fuel tank valves didn't solve the problem the canter system isn't pluged,has anyone had this problem I hope samebody can help

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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26F5V
Finally tested icp sensor with mixed results, so I replaced it with a new one, and got a speeding ticket on test drive. Customer has had it a week now, and everything is fine. Thank you for all your replies, some were very informative! Trouble codes: P1211.
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU22X2W
Tried both keys customer had & would not start vehicle. Ended up towing to dealer where they install a pats module, and then cut & programmed new keys. Works now. Must of been a fluke as intake obviously had nothing to do with security other then having the ba... Trouble codes: P1260.
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Flywheel VIN: 1FTZX1724X
Hi Folks, Thanks for the people who responded (see my update). We discovered an unusual wear pattern on the flywheel and pressure plate surfaces. It was as if the clutch disc was warped. It appeared to only contact about 2/3 of the pressure plate surface. One ...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82W7V
Hellow group, That 97 Town Car has been picked up by customer. He is going to install a used PCM he purchased by application and part number thru local salvage yard. We came to this determination after considering and checking those suggestions everyone sent...
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