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1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L Turbo Pedestal
Hi guys, Not a diesel man but got suckered into this one.Turbo pedestal was leaking oil at epr valve, (where rod comes out)replaced with a Ford reman,and no sooner than i started it new one did it too!Has anyone seen this before,or am i missing something here?...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FMFU18L8V
Problems with air ride system on this vehicle. Found recommendations to replace air with conventional spring set-up for rear. Should you replace fronts as well? What kind of labor are other shops charging for conversion? What tips (if any) on converting these ...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L idle @ turning VIN: 1FALP13PAV
This vehical has a symtom of wanting to die when turnig to the right, after a stop. Does not do it to the left. Is there a pressure switch that could be a problem? On a different note, this is the same that had a bad motor. It now has a new/used motor in it an...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU32EXV
hey guys...my mitchell on demand is down & im lost without it...performing a cylinder head gasket replacement on this vehicle and since mitchell is down,i have no timing marks & torque specs on this vehicle...can anybody send my specs & pics of marks if possib...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11U91
hi all i hope i can get some help on this one it has me going in circles. this is a fleet ranger. gets serviced every 5000 miles and runs quite well for the miles on it. the trans was done once and other minor work and services done on a tight schedule. plug... Trouble codes: P0174
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FMZU73K83
I replaced this fuel level sensor for not reading on occation and check gauges light coming on, I had checked connections and tapped on instrument cluster no changes. the only thing I found that was not in the wiring diagram was what looked like a resistor abo...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L pinging VIN: 1FTYR14V53
No codes found.Verify concern on road test pinging all the time when hot.Problem started within last few months. Engine is not overheating,found dirty maf sensor wires,we cleaned it but still pings.We also used a snap on power injector flush. This did not help...
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Steering VIN: 1FMFU17L84
Loud noise every time(sounds just like tires rubbing) when turning left or right. Tires are NOT rubbing and has no signs of any problems. Front end is tight, has not been in accident,& original owner. It will happen in forward and reverse. Has rack & pinion st...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FDAF56P24
this truck came in with transmission burn't out, it is a 5R110, rebuilt it, new pump, all new frictions, new planetary,new cooler, new filter installed it and had computor flashed by Ford, has harsh reverse engagement, check line pressures, idle park is 50psi,...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L oil light VIN: 1LNFM97V7W
while driving this car the oil pressure light will flicker and at times stay on. we have check the oil pressure with gauge and pressure is within specs. we replaced the sender with a carquest part and then one from ford with no fix. has anyone got idea other t...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MELMW21RH
The cust brought car in complaining of cel and bad fuel smell and car was running bad. The guy had replaced spark plugs and wires and had autozone scan computer. He had egr codes,so he removed egr and plenum and cleaned clogged passage and replaced gasket and ... Trouble codes: 402 (Egr Excessive Flow)
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2MEFM75W7W
i checked for long trim and short trim on scanner , pulse on bank1 is 1.6 ms, in bank2 .07 ms. when the falts ocurred, when is normal boths are the same .07 ms, spark plugs in bank 1 ar fouled of gas ( black). i change injectors of bank1 to bank2 and is same. ...

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2000 Ford Windstar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50U5Y
Bingo! This puppy is done. The alternator was the problem. I checked the a.c. voltage and it was from .15 to .25, below the .30 recommended maximum. But I disconnected the alternator and test drove it and it ran fine. I stopped up the road, killed it, reconnec... Trouble codes: P0340.
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K23
most of you said intake gaskets and that is what i suspected but could not confirm - customer did not waht to repair at this time - i will update if she comes back Trouble codes: P0301, P0316.
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 2nd gear and 4th or possibly 5th gear VIN: 1FTZR45EX3
Well guys my service manager decided to send this truck to another dealer because we didn't have all the tools that I needed to test the things I needed to test. So I guess I will find out from the other tech that rebuilds it what the problem was.
1987 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEBM6032H
Well, Michael presented a good case about the wires chaffing and we did have some chaffing. We repaired the wires and proceeded to Check the pickup/distributor. Sure enough we had no square trigger voltage it was very erratic. Customer authorized replacement o...
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