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1966 Ford AC Cobra 427CID Mechanical
A good friend just acquired a fresh built cobra replica (fiberglass}.He installed a 427 ford side oiler he bought on E bay?now it's at my place with some issues. The cylinder heads have been machined an excessive amount, so the push rods rub on the holes where...
1970 Ford Mustang 351CID power steering VIN: 0F04H14813
Hi all, I am hoping someone has experience with this old power steering assit system. This car came in with the stationary bracket for the power steeing cylinder torn off the frame. To gain access to repair the frame and bracket, the control valve was removed ...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L flywheel VIN: 1FTDR15X5P
installed aftermarket flywheel due to flywheel breaking. found original flywheel had the three welds on the center hub. found bulletin for this condition. vehicle returned with broken flywheel again. checked converter mounting face and found it not competely f...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10AXT
Vehicle came in for a smog, check engine light on and hc's were high. Found PO340. Checked the cam timing and the marks were right on the money.Lab scoped the cam and crank sensor with a dual trace scope. Patterns look excellent. suspected the pcm as the probl... Trouble codes: P0340
1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNJLT05H1V
I have this Ford Aspire that the EGR passage is blocked. I need to know if these passage can be cleaned without removing the Intake Manifold, I'm not that familiar with this 1.3 Engine Trouble codes: P1407 (egr system)
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Glow plug VIN: 1FTSW31F52
Hey Ford diesel guys- Hoping someone has had this happen, and has an easy solution: I'm replacing the glow plugs (one failed), and all but one came out just fine. Problem is that the #6 glow plug casing threaded out, but left the electrode/center pin still stu...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P24
truck came in for oil in the coolant system we found bad oil cooler we replaced it put everything back together. it took a long time to get it started it ran for about a half hour . we shut it off and it would not start again . we did a few test and after talk...
1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MELM53U3P
Need some input on this Mercury guys. Failed California emissions dyno test for high nox. I have checked for vacuum to the egr and at 15mph I have 8 inches of vacuum to the valve at 25mph the computer stops controling the egr solenoid and fails test. I have ho...

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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L ecm VIN: 1FTEX14N0P
This truck is done. My costumer decieded to to use a jasper 302 instead of 351. I shared with him all of the responses I recieved. He decieded it was to many new parts needed. We installed a jasper 302. The costmer is very happy his old one was completly wore ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
Albert, Tom and William hit it right on the head, within a couple of minutes of posting I might add. The problem was the wires that go from the PCM to the coil. We used motorcraft pig tail # WPT207 (which we got from our local ford dealer)and ran the wires dir... Trouble codes: P0351 (ign coil A primary malfunction), P0342 (ign coil B primary malfunction), P0301 (1 missfire), P0305 (5 missfire).
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTZX1727Y
This ford is fixed at last. Sorry it took so long to post fix but customer would only let me have the truck one day a week for a couple of hours. Most of the sugestions were MAF senor which we replaced with no difference. Fuel pressure was mentioned, which was... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean b1), P0174 (system lean b2).
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L p/s pump VIN: 1FTRW08L61
Problem was two defective p/s pumps. Two different suppliers but the same reman. Ford reman took care of the problem
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP53U52
We did inspect all the fuses no problems found. We came to the conclusion that the problem is for sure in the ECM. Thanks to Tom from New Jersey for mentioning the ECM is under an 8 year 80,000 mile warranty. The customer is returning to dealer for warranty. T...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L P Codes VIN: 1FMZU73F82
Hi to all Thanks to all for your assistance, it has been a great source of assistance and will continue to assist and support as well. Sorry for the time on reply but I need it to have the parts downhere from US, and got them today. Problem was from the 4X4 ...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP34Z23
The fix for this vehicle was the motor mounts. Moving the motor with a pry bar changed the vibration-that was a hint that they were bad. However visually the mounts looked good and when loading the engine there was not much movement. On disassembly the passeng...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Hard start VIN: 1FTRW08L73
I want to thank everyone who replied. I had already checked most of the things mentioned. One thing I did that wasn't mentioned was I cleaned the throttle plate. This is one of the first things I did when the truck came in. I wasn't really expecting this to be...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L94
Well this big Ford is fixed and on the road again. I would like to send a special thanks to Mark from Conneticut for pointing out that if I were having trouble with a lean condition I should have positive fuel trims. This makes since, however this one time it ... Trouble codes: P2197 (O2 sensor stuck lean), P0172 (System too rich), P2195 (O2 Sensor lean).
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L transfer case/abs VIN: 5LMPU28A7X
I'm going to have to close this request without a fix. The vehicle has not been back for a recheck. I didn't get much help on this one. A couple of you stated I shouldn't have a front shaft speed unless it is in 4WD. I know we had to raise a front wheel to get...
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