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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, No power VIN: 1FALP6534T
I have a ford contour that was towed into the shop. Vehicle runs but has no power, will barely accelerate over 10MPH. There our no codes stored. I found the baro pid reading low at 149HZ, we are below a thousand feet here. After replacing the maf it now reads ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L suspension/body VIN: 1FTDX1865V
Hi everyone, thanks for your help in advance. I have a clunk/knock type sound that sounds like it is coming from the rear half of the car. It is more apparent going over bumps that are more in time with the rear suspension but occasionally it will make the noi...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTZF1727X
Very intermittent problem. It either runs fine, or has no start with flashing theft light, all with the same key. During no start, temp gauge and odometer are inop, all other gauges appear normal. During no start, no communication with pcm, airbag or IPC. Afte... Trouble codes: U1147 (u1262-), U1262 (b1352-), B1352
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Master cylinder VIN: 1FTYR10D91
Clutch will not disengage . System purged of air . Resivoir full , although customer has added fluid . There are no visible signs of a leak at the master or slave cylinders . The clutch pedal will offer resistance and then go to the floor . There is a sound of...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMYU04101
Vehicle runs great but no attempt to go into 2nd gear automatically or manually. Trans will down shift straight to 1st from 3rd. TCC functions normally. Trans range sensor checks OK. No shift concerns in any other gear or gear range. Replaced ECM due to lack o...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45E52
customer replaced spark plugs. vech still had a miss we replaced plugs there was two plugs cracked. customer took vech. brought back two days latter. vech will not rev. over 2500 rpm. thought maybe exh. may be pluged took off cat. still will not rev. over 3000... Trouble codes: P0305 (cylender 5 misfire)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L batery indecator VIN: 2FAHP72W73
hi all this car so meny times come back for same concern the concern is when put in R or D gear and slow speed or while turning the battery indecator will be on for a seconds. we replaced alternator (6 month ago), batery and same problem then we found that whe...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W3W
Hopefully someone can help me with this EVAP problem. DTC P1450 P1452. Test HX followed diagnostic chart, I tested VAPER MANAGEMENT VALVE, cycle solenoid, works and then apply vacuum 10in HG to input hose with a vacuum pump for one minute and it did not hold, ...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L turn signals VIN: 1ZWFTLIL0X
hi guys, i got this sent to me after another tech. checked it out, should have been a simple installation of a turn signal switch. he already checked everything as far as i know. sold the switch, he is not in to finish. i installed the switch and still inop. h...

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1966 Ford AC Cobra 427CID Mechanical
thanks for all the replies, i made an adjustable push rod from one of the old ones, got the length i was happy with and got a set made by smith brothers in portland. these guys are great and helpfull. as all of you have been.thanks
1989 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, lacks power VIN: 1FMCA11U4K
This one took a gallon of gas to get it running right. Replacing injectors probably fixed the problem. I originally put a half gallon of gas into this one (fuel gauge inoperative)and ran several tests and also ran it on fresh gasoline fed through an injector c...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L engine VIN: 1FALP62W2R
the customer came by and when we showed him the results of the tests we performed he decided to go with a new motor. thanks for the input guys.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F7X
Thanks to everyone who replied. Many helpful suggestions. The problem was due to a defective injection pump. I would not say I replaced a lot of these, however I have never heard of a defective injection pump. Ford supplied me with a new one and the vehicle ha...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FDAF56F91
vehicle came in today with code set,also no power and missfire.trace and found harness partialy disconnected inside valve cover.replace valve cover gasket aswell.thanks to all replies. Trouble codes: P1316.
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L Brake rotors or loose steering VIN: 1FDXE45F33
We removed the calipers and found the bearings had about .020 of end play plus the .004 rotor warpage. We machined the rotors and cleaned and repacked the bearings. We set the end play to .000 and test drove. The problem is solved for now. There is a lot of we...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L refuels (very slow) VIN: 1FTPX14554
Hello group, sorry for the delay but i wanted the customer to have a couple of chances to fill and get back with us. thanks to Jon,Dave,Neal,Andrew,Kris,Paul,Johnny for the great replies. mentioned was that the filler neck has a hose inside thats like a liner ...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Stuck in "limp in" mode. O/D light flashes. VIN: 4M2DV11W7R
Thanks to everyone that took time from their day to reply. After much testing and consultation, we found that the Transmission Control Module had failed. The part is no longer available through the dealer so we found a good salvage part. The part has been inst...
1999 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3MEFM15P2X
Well guys, sometimes a duck is a duck! This car had 1 year old Beldon wires on it. I checked the wires for resistance and called them good. They were not. Swapped my bosses tracer plug wires for the customers and the customers car runs fine. Additionally, the ...
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