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1968 Ford torino 302CID front end VIN: 8H43F10268
This car was brought to us from a local body shop. The car was completly restored! They brought it to us for a suspension rebuild. We replaced the upper ball joints, lower balls with control arms, idler arm, sway bar bushings, end links, steering control valve...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Need to time CMP
I am changing the head gaskets on this vehicle, and like a dingbat I pulled out the cam sensor to change the o-ring but didnt note the position of the rotor. The top of it has a plastic see-through window, and the crescent shaped rotor is painted red on one si...
1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L left front VIN: 1FAFP54N1W
after using electronic ears for this popping noise we replaced the lower control arm- the new ball joint fit loose in the spindle so we replace the spindle as well. THIS IS ALL ON THE LEFT FRONT SIDE -this popping will only occur if vehicle is in motion - it i...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAFP6632X
Car came in with broken t-belt and bad idler pulley. Replaced belt and kit (all pulleys). Starts and runs fine, ok in reverse, but dies when put into drive. Rechecked cam timing ok and all scan data matches values in tsb. Problem is not an idle speed problem a...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F2X
customer replaced cam sensor after truck died on him.ran fine for three days died again.towed to us ,I pin tested all wires from cam sensor to pcm.pcm was replaced,no help.replaced cam sensor again,truck ran for aweek ,,died again.customer just bought this tru... Trouble codes: 344 (cam sensor intermittent)
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...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FDXE4FX1H
hi all, first thanx for any help or insight. this is a e450 super duty converted into a bus that moves retired people arond the county for dr appointments and such. the complaint is a stall when going down the road. of course they loose power steerng and all ...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDE4J76HU
Hello all, I have a LS kicking my butt. This thing came in with 5 misfire codes... cylinders 1-5. Starting by replace the spark plugs and replaced 5 coils. Clear the codes and all is well for about 20 miles and then, BAM all the codes come back and it runs ter...
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L cylinder VIN: IMEFMC5374
Customer stated he would have to push in on center of ignition cylinder to get key out, it was poor, and this way when vehicle was new and dealer told him to live with it. It has been getting stickier, so we suggested replacing cylinder as we know they go bad ...

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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L pcm,glow plugs VIN: 1FTJW36F5V
Thank you all who responded. I guess the 'short' of it is the truck did have a man made 'short'. Fuse box/relay box was removed during an alarm and stereo install...need i say more? The result of the no start was a bunch of melted wires at the relay box. There...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L ecu signal to relay VIN: 3FAKP1138X
thanks to all,mitchell found and faxed the right diagram.we had customer return and found someone had rewire circuit w\wrong color.any way thanks again!!
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L tcc
it turned out that this veh had a short in the wiring harness going to the trans pulled harness found wiring had rubbed on top of trans due to not being put back in right pos and fastened at right places .this veh had the trans replaced before cust bought .als...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Shift Interlock VIN: 1FMRU15L91
As of yet the fuse has not blown again on the customer. There were not enough replies of the same to be certain. Will amend in future if situation changes.
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C71
Thanks for all the help. I'm more of a chrysler tech and when it came to this system i was unsure of how it worked. the dpfe sensor was the problem with this vech. replaced it and cleared code all o.k. and cust was happy. Thanks again for all your help. Sorry ...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4wheel drive VIN: 1FMDU74E32
Replaced the 4x4 control module and that repaired all the problems with the 4 wheel drive .Thanks to everyone for there input.
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMRU15W73
I guess I need to close this but as of yet I have not resolved the issue. I am still not clear on the egr port configuration. I think I will suggest resealing the intake and cleaning the ports. Paul.
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L cam seal VIN: 1FMCU93144
this car got sent to our other location and it was fixed there. apparently the tensioner was missing, and a belt just long enough to fit over the pump ant the pulley, so they fixed it right.not very difficult from what i hear once the parts came in. thanks guy...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W9R
Thanks for all the help. After the harness was checked and all the injectors were checked all were fine we replaced the ecm and all was well. I have to say it must have been the ecm was faulty. Thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P1407 (Insufficient EGR flow).
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 2MELM74W2V
Hello again everyone. I am going to say this one will be fixed as soon as I get the motor. I removed the timing cover as suggested by several and found no leaks from the freeze plugs I filled up the heads with coolant and monitored the level and it was going d...
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