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1958 Ford FAIRLANE 352CID Cooling Systems VIN: H8LU106699
This car overheats at idle within 10 min. We have addressed everything on the cooling system. Timing, dwell and distributor advance have all been checked and properly set. This car will run down the highway all day long but cannot idle. Customer is the only ow...
1968 Ford f250 4x4 390CID park brake cables VIN: F26BKDO487
Hi gang Customer purchase this truck and then broought it to us to go through the brakes and and chassis. We have not been able to locate any rear park brake cables, and have exhausted our resourses, also the steering column bearings are bad and need to be re...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTJW35F0S
Hi guys and gals...this one came in as a start stall situation.checked for codes and found p0344 intermittent cam sensor...i know this is a problem on ford diesels so i installed a cam sensor...still the same.sometimes it will start and run and stall or it mig... Trouble codes: P0344 (cam sensor intermittent)
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L no downshift to 1st. unless completly stops VIN: 1FTDX18W5V
Hello, I hope someone can shed some light on my problem. I had the trans. rebuilt by my builder. Trans. is AOD 4x4. while driving everything is fine until you slow down for a curve it stays in 2nd gear unless I floor it hard to make it downshift. If I come to ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L2W
intially vehicle came in dead misfire #4 w/check engine light on. replaced #4 coil pack and all sparkplugs but not sparkplug boots. since then, it has an intermitten misfire under load. any help would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: 300 (random mutiplier misfire detected)
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L pats system VIN: 1FMZU34X1X
Testing ford pats system without ngs tool? I have a Ford in here that has a problem with the pats system and want to know if there is anyway to program this without ther ngs tool. Thanks in advance for any help...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX18L1X
Hello Ford Professionals- I have this F-150 4x4 in my shop for an oil leak. The oil leak is at the right rear cylinder head. I know there is a TSB for a head gasket issue for this engine and have determined that this is obviously the problem. My question is: I...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55S6Y
Car runs fine,never stalls,no codes.Cranks great,starts right up 9 times out of 10.Then uh-oh *&%#$%^*@,no injector pulses,no spark(no pulses to the coils either). Sometimes,unpredictably it will start after prolonged cranking.Mostly it would crank until the b...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72E01
About sixty days ago this vehical came to me with a request for a tune up as it had a rough idle.MIL was on at that time with a p0304 present, misfiring cylinder #4. I got the owner to allow me to properly diag the problem. It seemed it was suffering from a so... Trouble codes: P0304
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L speedo reads fast VIN: 2FAHP71W13
customer installed a 2004 crown vic engine and trans from a police car into another crown vic but its a 2003 crown vic police car and now the speedo reads maybe two or three times faster then you are going i plugged the scan tool in and it saids i am going the...
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L transfercase/trans VIN: 4M2DU86PXY
Greetings Group, I have this 00 Mountaineer that came in with a complaint of hesitation. Upon starting I heard the sucking/whining sound of the transmission running very low on fluid. It surged and slipped into my bay. I found no fluid on the trans dipstick. ...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1ZWFT61L02
This vehicle is giving a strange situation I hope someone has seen before. It only has a very slight one time missfire when cold to warm, like a glitch for a split second about every 30 seconds. Warms up and doesn't do it again until it cools down.

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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FBJS31Y2P
Thank you all 17 members that offered help, unfortunately I do not have a fix at this time. The customer declined further diagnostics. I learned alot about these systems as far as operation and common failures. There were some TSB's for Tip in Hesitations abou...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU32E9W
Replaced lower intake gaskets fixed the big problem. Still have a slight miss fire after sitting all night. Will only last about 1 min. Will run some fuel additive to see if there might be one injector slightly sticking on cold start up. Thanks for all the hel... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cylinder miss fire).
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L fuel guage VIN: 1FDWF36S8X
i order to check the sending unit you have to cycle the key off and then back on to change the reading(because of the anti-slosh module)you cant check it like the old days it doesnt move until key is cycled.my repair after i found this was the ground for the s...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L oil in cylinders 2&5 VIN: 2FM7A514OX
this ones fixed thanks to everyone for taking the time to offer there sugestions. john from wisconsin was rite on the money, lower intake gasket sucking oil from vally.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L right side sliding door VIN: 2FMZA51U6X
I had failed to mention that this is the wife's daily driver. three days ago she says that now the rear hatch door could not be unlocked. I found that the handle/latch had stayed in the pulled open position and by pushing it to the closed position, it unlocked...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Engine overheats sets DTC's VIN: 2FAHP71W03
Techs! It appears that this one was either the result of a bad water pump, who knows why this was so intermittant, but so far so good. It hasn't actually ran with the new water pump as long as I would have liked in order to ensure that this was the problem, ...
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