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1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L torque converter VIN: 1FTCR14T3J
Hello trans techs, what I have here is when I place the gear selecter into drive or rev, the torque converter applys and stalls the engine. Is this a valvebody, solinoid problem or the torque conveter itself? Thanks for the help.
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L master cyl VIN: 2FTH26HXNC
if you push the pedal the first time it will go almost to the floor second pump is good.have checked all tsb and mad sure all were done.had this same problem before an after brake work,it dose have rear abs.
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FMRU18W4W
Replace the head gaskets and sent the heads to the machine shop all was ok got the truck back together and it ran fine for a few weeks and then it started making noise in the valve area after running for a short time. If you shut the truck off and then start i...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Speedometer VIN: 2FTRX18W6X
The following codes are present. "P1502 VSS fault from ABS" / "P0500 VSS fault ".This truck does not use VSS in transfer case.VSS signal comes from ABS module or GEM.Speedo and cruise control not working.This is 4 wheel ABS system.I perfromed dignostics on HEC...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU73W22
Customer brought it to me with a missfire complaint. Checked for fire from the coil and found fire. Checked for injector operation with noid light and it was fine. Replaced spark plugs. Crank sensor was cracked and leaking oil though connector. Replaced crank ... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFAFP40452
I have this mustang that keeps returning with po172-175) We are her second shop new o2 sensors have been put on. I check the fuel pressure it reads arounf 60-65 psi. Micthell spec says 35-55 I tried a new pressure reg. no differents the LT fuel trim on both ba... Trouble codes: 172 (rich bank 1), 175 (rich bank 2)
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP31383
this vehicle came in with a code po 128 (coolant temp below thermostat regulating temp) customer also had a vague complaint that the car was a little sluggish since the light came on. all sensors involved such as the coolant temp sensors and the intake air tem... Trouble codes: P0128
1989 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on, MIL Flickers VIN: 1LNBM81F5K
Vehicle came in with no start condition. MIL flickers and all relays and solenoid type components under hood including fuel injectors click. After a period of time everything stops and vehicle starts. Have replaced EEC relay and no fix. Thinking an ecm, but it...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2MELM75W4S
this trans buzzes ,only in neutral and hot.do these have a common fault? trans has worked good for me but customer says sometimes its like neutral for a few seconds,after coming to a stop.

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1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L trans VIN: 1FDLF47FXV
Thanks for all the help received.The fix was to replace trans with jasper remaned,throw away daul mass flywheel replace with soild unit and new clutch. It could not be any better.Thanks joe [...] at dependable diesel you realy went the extra mile.
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L glow plug relay,fuel line heater,pcm VIN: 1FTJW36FXV
Thanks guys, removed filter assy. found heater coil wire broken, the reason it wouldnt show a short sittin still was because truck had to bump the wire hard enough to make it short. From what ive been told heater isnt necessary in warmer climates, main functio...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L cylinder#5 VIN: 1FDWE35S22
thank you to everyone that replied.thread insert worked great customer very happy.customer opted for thread sert instead of new cylinder.we did replace other 9 spark plugs & found 8 out of 9 spark plugs where only hand tight but thread were still in good shape...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2FAFP71W43
I think William nailed it in his reply 'Almost sounds normal.' It turns out that the other 03s in the fleet do exactly the same thing, despite my assumption that they didn't. Apparently the thermostat was the key to the repair, and the over-analyzation that en...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Interior Lights VIN: 1FMDU73K73
You guys are great..Firstly this vehicle had dual problems with the interior lights. The ground that comes from the cluster some idiot put an external ground on it, i removed this but the lights were still on, so i took out the WD40 as suggested sprayed all th...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTSW21P55
Thanks to all that responded, I talked to a ford rep and they are going to check it out again. I sent all the postinsgs that were sent to me. Maybe they will follow the advice that you sent. hope so. Thanks again to all that responded. I will post what the res...
2006 Ford E-150 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14WX6
Thank you for your response. We cleaned the injectors and both the short term and long term fuel trims went to almost zero after cleaning. The car has not come back. Trouble codes: P0304, P0307, P0300.
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50U81
Thanks to all who offered help. The Sable long term and short term fuel trim readings are back to normal. Two of you, Andrew from Tennessee and Bob from Alberta both suggested that intake valve deposits may be the problem. I had considered this, but dismissed ... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 lean).
2003 Mercury Marauder 4.6L tires VIN: 2MEHM75V43
i want to thank all , you have convinced the customer and myself that the problem is the speed on take off from a stop.the vehicle has a posi rear and even with no effect the vehicles rear tires spin on acceleration from a stop; that is causing the tire wear i...
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