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1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L shifting VIN: 1FTCR14U0S
truck has soft shifts and all gears work,after a few miles o.d. light flashes then starts out in 3rd or 4th,ngs shows 3rd comanded when 1st should be for take off,when holding o.d. botton down shows tcc on but its not, in manual 1and 2 it feels locked up,hard ...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L orfice tube VIN: 1FASP15J2S
Hey guys I feel like a fool asking but I'm not sure which end of the orfice tube to put in the ac line. I was distracted when I took it out. I only do one compressor replacement a yr and I didnt notice whether the brown end goes in first or the white end of th...
1996 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDLE40G4T
good morning fellow tech's, i have this rv here that be long's to my neighbor. he had this rv into a shop to have the heads repaired do to cracking. they replaced the heads and also the exhaust cross over pipe, o2 sensor and also they performed a complete tune... Trouble codes: 172 (exhaust system lean)
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTDX1725V
Customer had installed plugs trying to get vehicle started. Plugs were dripping with gas, I removed all six, cranked engine over with fuel pump disabled to clear cylinders, installed fresh plugs, they too got flooded within a few seconds. Vehicle has strong sp...
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L runs hot VIN: 1FAFP34341
Hey guys this is actually my second post on this car. First one was last summer. Last fix was t-stat and new fan relay and connector due to being burnt up from faulty connection.This worked great for about 8 months, now its back! Today we replaced water pump a...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling Systems
customer states after repair to vehicle home and it overheated on them brought it back i bleed the system again as per ford manual no rad kit left came back today saying it was overheating i checked it and coolant level is ok as vehicle is running it did overh...
1991 Mercury Tracer 1.9L no power VIN: 3MAPM10JXM
the problem we have now is that the vehicle has no intial power. for the first 100 feet the car goes about 10-15 miles per hour maybe and then it revs to 4500 and shifts and has power. up hill as long as you have a good run is no problem but has trouble going ...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W13
Car came in with a slight jerk or bucking under load. Will also do it in the bay under load. Scanner shows only P0300 as far as codes but Mode-6 shows misfire counts on all but three cylinders! One thing we did discover was however that when you unplug the EGR... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)

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1986 Ford F-250 6.9L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YFTHF261C8
Thanks for all the help on this one. We have fixed the truck. I checked the NEW injectors and found 2 bad so replaced them but it took a injection pump rebuild to fix it. Thanks!!! Mickey
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L clutch
Well we started doing some checking and I had never had this much troble with hydralic clutches before.But we found out they do make shims for this engine but for the difference we feel we are going to need is too great for adding shims. And as we priced the s...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L no power compressor VIN: 3FAKP1133W
Thank you to everyone that replied to this request and would help to take on the burden of the all mighty blue oval (haha) lots of people dont like them but they also pay the bills. After repeatedly beating my head on the wall and following wiring diagrams i f...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1136X
HOly Cow! What a nightmare! We were finally able to get this thing fixed. As suggested, we adjusted the tension on the timing belt while the car was idling (good thing the insurance man was not watching)We were still unable to get the belt to stay in the exact...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1562Y
Thanks everyone, I replaced the canister and vent valve and problem solved. The canister was not completly blocked but restricted enough to cause higher than normal vacuum in tank. After repairs the ftp volts never went below 1.4v and vacuum was releasing norm... Trouble codes: P1450.
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L AC,Theft,Speed control,abs VIN: 1FAFP55271
Thanks for replies, Chris hit nail on the head. He wrote. I have seen a few taurus's (dont remember what year range i have seen with these problems)that have problems with broken wires and corrosion inside inner fender well on drivers side.havent seen to many ...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cruise,A/C,ABS,odo,speedo VIN: 2FMZA51462
I apologize for the long delay in posting a fix. This was case where tech A thought tech B checked the fuse and tech B thought ...you get the idea. We both had checked the fuses under the hood. Nobody checked the fuses under the dash...till I got the e-mail fr...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.6L hub bearing VIN: 1FMZU73W74
Thanks to all of you who replied! It appears the fix is to cut the inner bearing with a torch. NAPA has the hub and bearing assembly for a reasonable price. These things are just a BEAR!
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