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1989 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L pads,rotors,calipers VIN: 2FDKF37H5K
it also has a low pedal when you push it this happens all the time. we replaced both calipers, both front brake hoses, put another new master cylinder on ,checked all the tire pressure,swap both front tires side to side. and we cleaned and adjusted the rear br...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Odometer VIN: 1FTHF25H5R
Speedometer and odometer are inop. Replaced speed sensor in differencial by trans shop. No change. We have no repair manuals for this year. If any Ford techs have any information about where to start to make the speedometer and odometer work again we would app...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L oil pump VIN: 2FMDA5140S
The van came in today with a lot of upper end noise. This was lifter noise and all the noise was on top. The noise was at idle only. If you gave the engine some gas the noise would slowly go away. We took the pan down to inspect the lower end. We found heat ma...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP15PXV
hey guys, got one that's driving me nuts. this escort keeps coming back with the check engine light on. i've tuned this thing tested fuel pressure and volume. tested maf function, tps, vacuum leaks, fuel injecter function, coil pack and all secondary ignition,... Trouble codes: 0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), 0300 (random misfire), 1000 (not all monitors set)
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WZA38421XX
Hello im a dodge tech and i have this ford explorer 4.0 that needs the cam sensor drive replaced, customer wants me to replace as they dont trust any one else. long time customer. Need to know what is involved in replaceing the drive. what is needed to sync th...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L wipers VIN: 1FMR4176XX
Hello.I got this expedition a weak ago with dome light staying on all the time and wipers does not work so i put the scanner on it found code 1438 and 1450 checked the door sw`s they all shows that door closed.checked the relay the relay is closed all the time...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Accessories VIN: 2FMZA5142X
i am working on this vehicle for a used auto dealer so I don't have any history on this thing. I will describe the problem as best I can. When the key is in the off position for approx. 5 seconds the headlights will come on, the Heater/AC blower will power up ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy
recently replace cylinder heads on vehicle in our shop, tech pulled out cam syncronizer without marking or lining up, can't find info on proper procedure to reinstall, have install tool but don't know what position motor should be in etc.. please help!!! thank...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L high pressure oil pump VIN: 1FTNW21F12
Hi, Gents. Has anyone seen these high pressure pumps leak oil into the valley because of a porous casting? The leak is definitely from under the high pressure pump area and is NOT from the lines or plugs or IPC. I have already replaced the mounting gasket. It ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L power door locks/anti-theft/door ajar VIN: 1FTSX31F22
power door locks not working from remote fob or either door. radio is not shutting off when key off and drivers door opened, door "open" icon on instrument panelis staying on like a door is open (but its not), ALL of these items pullpower from the 30 amp #50 f...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71W63
A/C will not turn compressor on until car runs for 15 minutes and then works fine pressure good when working 30 low 200 high. Jumped a/c cycling switch no help. Checked for 5v reference at evap sensor ok. I have ordered a evap sensor to try. Any help would be...

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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF14N5G
A in line fuel filter was the fix. It had a substance on it similar to wall paper paste. Cream colored. Thanks for all the replies and help. Truth is, I did not even know it had a inline fuel filter on it. {about 3inches round} Fairly tough getting to, but 6 i...
1991 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMDU32X9M
We got approval to remove the intake and cylinder heads. We took the heads to a machine shop for testing and they found a crack in the right side head. The customer requested we replace the motor, so we will. We did verify that is was oil and not trans fluid i...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FLAP5749S
I've hit a brick (not a red brick) wall with this one. Thanks to all who replied. Some advised to check grounds which all were removed and cleaned and reinstalled. Another said to check the relay plug next to the radiator which was removed and cleaned. Someone...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Lighting VIN: 1FMDU24E2V
your replies were correct the gem module (timer) has fixed the problem.
1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L compressor clutch VIN: 1FDXE40F4W
I installed a new front seal in the original oem compressor (which I initiallty replaced because of this seal leak, and put a Ford reman clutch onto this well used compressor. I then reinstalled the refrigerant that was removed from the vehicle. Truck has been...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP6632X
Greetings my fellow auto tech warriors in the field of battle. This one is a fix. The problem was indeed the control arm bushings. I replaced both of them and after removing them and looking at the bushings, I really could not see any visual deterioration with...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: IFAFP56501
yes, the evap was a block of ice .looks like the low pressure cycle switch was shorted so the compressure wont cycle off repl cycle switch road test ok thanks to all who reply
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L fuel guage inacurate VIN: 1FAFP33P42
problem ended up being a fuse. Scanned body control module for codes again, found b1391 I think it was for ignition curcuit. Found and replaced blown fuse. no more codes and guages work properly Trouble codes: P0460.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Transfer case VIN: 1FTPX14524
Hello: Thanks for all the help, you were all correct on this problem. The vacuum valve for the front hubs was interm. losing vacuum. The updated Part # from Ford is 6L3Z 9H465 B. I wish that here in Canada we had access to dealer information like you have in...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36PX4
Well it has been atleast a week now and the truck now runs great. I appreciate all the replies. I have the mt2500 snapon scanner with the 'can' adapter but I could not do a cylinder contribution test like many suggested. I have done it with the 7.3L but I coul... Trouble codes: P0299.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L line pressure VIN: 1FTSW21555
thanks guys for all the good info, we fixed this one.two things i should have done first off would have made the diffrence. if i had done a better job on cooler flushing and paid more attention to the preesure boost valve in the pump. when it was torn down on ...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNM97V6SY
customer bought his own conversion kit to install thanks for all your help
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L fuel pump VIN: 1MELM62W0T
sorry guys I was waiting on customer.He took the car to two differnt electrical shops.he called me and said they both could not find the cause of the short thanks for all the replies
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cruise VIN: 1MEMF50U7X
Vehicle finally returned to shop, checked all items mentioned to no avail. (No Pressure Switch @ master cylinder) Started back at the beginning...still no problem detected but it still doesn't work. 'The Boss' comes along and decides it must be a bad servo a...
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