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1984 Ford Ranger XL 2.8L valve stem VIN: 1FTCR11S4E
what is the trick for removing the keepers from valve stem to remove the exhaust spring? Intakes have all come off with extra pressure in the cylinder to hold the valve up while popping on the spring compressor. this has not worked for the exhaust spring. i ha...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTDFI720V
Truck came in misfiring badly.Checked ignition wiring routing,its ok.Spark is good and the injectors are all firing. Then checked compression-150 on all.I then plugged off the egr by putting a plate in between egr and intake.No difference.Dont know where to go... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L heater controls VIN: 1FTYR14V91
customer came in with complaint of no air out of vents. checked and replace broken vacume line. now has air out of vents but when you are driving and put truck under load air quits coming out of vents. put a vacume gauge on engine and when you put truck under ...
2004 Ford E-150 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14L14
have tested all o2's and every time it is in and they are operating within specs. have replaced one upstream and one downstream on the affected side. but yet it still sets the code after a few drive cycles. has anyone got any ideas...or seen something similar. Trouble codes: P2197 (oxygen sensor signal stuck lean)

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1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCA11U6P
Thanks for all the replies sorry it took so long to post a fix, the owner took vehicle after 3 days and said he would return, which he did not. Anyway a had some time to work on this. Most responses said clean injectors, one said replace IAC. I tried new IAC a...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L abs VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
Well the problem for this taurus is the brake control module but the customer did not want to fix it at this time , We know this is the problem because of the intermitten problem we noticed with the ABS light it didn't light up with a bulb check when started s...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5241X
Well this one is fixed. I want to thank everybody that replied. We took every reply into consideration and checked them out. What it ended up being is the cylinder head. We removed the head to inspect the valves and saw nothing obvious. We sent sent the head o... Trouble codes: 172 (02 sensor lean), 174 (02 sensor lean).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP58S0X
Sorry for such a long open request. The customer has not yet returned so I can complete the fix. I left off with a broken vacumm supply line to the EVR solenoid. I repaired that line and the code still set. I still need to confirm EVR solenoid operation. I bel...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Master cylinder VIN: 1FTYR10D91
Well , it was a master cylinder failure . The thing that threw me off was the noise that it made when it bypassed . I had never seen one fail that way . Most offered techniques of bleeding this beast . I've done quite a few but did get some good new methods . ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53U21
Thanks to all who replied,turned out customer filled car with diesel.Drained tank ,filled with gas and sent them on their way happy. Thanks again.
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTSE34F51
Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions for us. All our scan values seemed to look fine including the IPC (INJECTOR PRESSURE REGULATOR)& ICP (INJECTOR CONTROL PRESSURE). We started looking at electrical connections, we heard of the main connector under the ...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTWW33P25
I took everyone's advise and took the vehicle to the dealer for warranty repair. Number one and seven injectors were replaced, alongwith EP sensor and pigtail and powertrain control module was reprogrammed. Thank you for all your help. Trouble codes: P0263, P0281, P0528.
2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L pcm VIN: 1LFM815W54
Thanks for all the help. The problem was the pcm was recieving all the right pats info but not grounding the starter relay. I sent the vehicle to the dealer and had a new PCM put in and flashed. So far the vehicle as had no problems.
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L turn signals VIN: 1ZWFTLIL0X
thanx all for the great info, as i stated before, i got this after the check outs were complete. the fix for this car was replacing the new carquest flasher/relay with a dealer unit. again thanks. great site. great info.
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