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1991 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Binds in reverse VIN: 1FTHX26M0M
To solve problem, but so far but without success, the transmission case (from an 89 case to a 92 case), valve body, separator plate, center support, gaskets, and solenoid pack have been replaced, and the checkball locations have been confirmed. No success. Bin...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP74W4V
hey guys...thanx to all in advance...vehicle came for failed emission test due to MIL readings the smog tech just told customer its an automatic fail...customer took vehicle to local Ford dealer where they replaced intake manifold due to coolant leak..... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system too lean), P0174 (bank 2 system too lean)
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07W01
Sorry, I forgot to bring the code number with me. Throttle position sensor voltage too high. When code was cleared it came back within a couple of minutes driving. Couldn't find anything wrong with tps but replaced it any way. Long test drive later and no ligh...
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L engine oil VIN: 1FAFP34244
hi everyone, got this 04 focus in with water in has no oil cooler.has anyone seen this,i hate to just assume the head gasket is leaking.have been unable to reproduce any symptoms of a leak.thanks for your replys
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L rear air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W7T
two months ago, i inspected this vehicle with the air suspension light on. found two fuses blown. replace fuses, perform auto test and function test. all system pass but during road test light came back on. reinspect system and found air compressure running fo...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L SRS light ON VIN: 1LN012N003
Hi there! I have this 2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L with SRS light ON. Sorry for VIN#. The light is flashing code 36 and using my OTC I've pulled code B1994. Driver's air bag high resistance. It is possible to have a bad air bag? Car has'n been involved in any collisio...
1987 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L starter VIN: 2MEBM74F8H
The starter stays engaged unless the battery cable is disconnected. We have replaced the starter, starter relay, battery cables, ignition switch several times. Each time we replace the components, the car is fixed for about a week. The car is then towed back i...
1991 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Starting VIN: 1MECM50U5M
This vehicle came in on the hook cranks but won't start. Customer has replaced the coil, ignition module, and told me to replace the pickup in the distributor I did and the car still has no spark, I went back and checked everything he did and it was all done p...

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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5141S
The rear speed sensors were corroded enough to increase the gap causing the signal to drop out at very low speeds. Wilfred and Norm were excatly right. Thank for the help.
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU32EXV
thanx to all those that replied...everybody mentioned the special cam tool kit..but special thanx goes out to Techman who send me an OTC part # 6488 & even told told me where to buy it at a reasonable price at carquest $189.95 + tax.Life is much easier when u ...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1LNLM97V4S
Most of the replies said the 1-2 accumulator spring is the most likely problem, after proving to myself you can't do that in the car, I removed the subframe, exhaust, and trans. When I got the chain cover off, the all accumulator springs were good and the pist...
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2MELM75W9P
Finally pulled the fuel pump relay to let the fuel rail run dry. Then put pump relay back and cycled the key to put fuel pressure in the rail. Pulled the plugs and sniffed in the holes for raw fuel with 4 gas and found a leaky injector. Thanks for all the quic...
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