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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L front drive axle VIN: 1FTFX28LXV
front drive axle does not engage unless you come to a stop and shift into netural.has 17-18 inches of vac. at vac shift motor. sol. do shift,vac motor holds vac and transfercase doe engage
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L electronic steering; electric windows; seat belt l VIN: 1FALP5228V
Dear Techs: This poor Taurus is having electrical system struggles. The problem is intermittent, but will happen on a short test drive and sometimes in the bay. The most noticable things are the steering wheel jerks (has electronicly variable assist)and the se...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 1FTYR10CXX
engine has a small knocking noise sounds like one rocker or lifter problem, when cold, noise goes away when warmed up, i pulled valve cover and none of the lifters are spongy feeling none of the followers are broke, found in the fix data base about a updated t...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU35P4X
hi guys and gals.i have a good one here.this truck came from another shop with same code they replaced sensor with new ford one.cost.brought to them they said it must be wiring problem cost. did not like that answer so it is here now. i removed sensor to check... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L speedometetr VIN: JFMZA51431
Vehicle speedometer has 20 to 30 mph fluctuation above 35 mph. It has no trouble codes related to vehicle speed. Did have a code for evaporative system leak (small) but has not reset. Customer said that it did have a ABS light on at one time but it had been re...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Transmission VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
This Vehicle came into us from another shop with the check trans light on. We scanned the vehicle it had Three codes p.o. 731, p.o 733 and p.o. 567. We know that a common problem with these is that the 4-3 pre-stroke valve spring is broke so we removed the val...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L 1-2 3-4 shifts VIN: 1MELM65L4V
This car came back because it is veerry soft in second and 4th is about half. 1st and 3rd are solid and so is the TC lockup. I pulled the 2-4 servo and found no problems. I am going into the valvebody next. Any experts on these POS's out there? I have heard th...

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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Battery Light VIN: 1FDKE30M2P
This Vehicle uses a relay to control the batt light. When it charges the stator wire opens the normaly closed relay which ungrounds the light. the relay is between the right battery and the radiator. All the replies were right on. My relay is toast. Thank you ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141W
Thanks to all who replied, Just a quick update, the upper and lower gaskets were replaced, the MAF was cleaned and the fuel filter replaced, Isolator bolts were also replaced, we did use the smoke machine on the intake, smoke leakage was minimal, but any kind ... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174.
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP44481
Thank you all so much for the help. It seems the most popular suggestion is ignition coils. I agree, and I've been waiting for the car to come back so we can try it, and then wait another 2,000 miles for confirmation that it worked. I have seen coils cause sim... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cyl. 1).
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L High Volumn Oil Pump VIN: 1FDXE45F22
After replacing the oil pickup tube, new o-ring and oil pump o-ring, we also replaced timing cover gasket. then bled oil and fuel system vehicle started and ran well but had no power we noticed that the turbo was blowing air out of it instead of sucking air in...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU63P11
The fix was having the dealer do a PCM reprogram. The car has been driven for about 100 miles after repair without stalling. Thanks to all who replied but after checking the cam and crank sensors and the other items recomended I deceided to have the PCM flashe...
2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLS 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FMYU60E33
Thanks for replies. I believe it's the fuel pump module assembly. Customer decided to wait.
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