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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKE30F5T
Engine lost power,could only go 10 MPH. Now it cranks ,makes lot of smoke but will not run. It did the same thing ten months ago and dealer replaced IDM. It has over the 12k miles so they will not warranty it and want 900.00 for another one. NAPA says they can...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPS2422W
originaly had like a hiccup on acceland cam code cust replacedcam sensor no change (cust is an old coworker tech).then it was parked for a few months.when it was restarted it also had mass air code and wouldnt accel at all .i checked with vantage air f... Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor circuit), 102 (mass air flow)
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L pinging /lack power VIN: 1FTRW07W01
replace motor with ford reman. 6 months ago.customer never had a excessive pinging problem before.after replacing the motor the cutomer brought the truck back with the complaints of intermitant excessive pinging and mil light on.had po325 stored(knock sensor).... Trouble codes: P0325
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L courtesy lamps VIN: 1FMDU74EX2
thank you to all ahead of time for your help, what i have is courtesy lamps staying on after truck is shut on snap-on scanner shows l/f door ajar,but only with the key in off shows closed and switches to open,but will not show closed again...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L coolant VIN: 1FTNX21FX2
Vehicle comes into shop with complaint of oil leak @ right front of engine. visual inspection reveals bad radiator cap, leaking onto air induction hose. Although leaking liquid appears to be diesel fuel/coolant mixture.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L instrument panel VIN: 1FTSW21P75
I'm posting for a friend at a body shop. They replaced the plastic lens covering the instruments and a week later it came back with a crack again. Long story short they have replaced it three times and each time it returns cracked. He say's they are careful th...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Rear Alignment VIN: 1MELM62WRH
Vehicle came in for poor tire wear RR. Shake down suspension, nothing loose. All joints feel fine. Sombody replaced the right rear upper controll arm around four years ago. Measure the alighnment, specs are given in proper the field below. The tire was clearly...

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1970 Ford Thunderbird 429CID Pump pressure VIN: F0Y84N1216
Hi! Well due to lack of options we took all the lines off, blew them out, had a line made for the pressure section between the steering box and the wiper motor, it was made of 1500 P.S.I. hose and had compression fittings on the end. We alos got another pump a...
1990 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15T0L
This post isn't going to be much help because the trucks started for no apperant reason and has been starting for 6 days now.
1992 Ford Ranger Custom 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTCR1OU9N
First of all thanks guys, I really appreciate those of you who took the time to respond to my post. Got a lot of great suggestions, however Micheal from Louisiana hit the nail on the head. We did every thing to try and fix this truck, Micheal said to check for...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L parking brake VIN: 1FTCR10A2V
One of the three suggestions given to me to consider was to replace the switch attatched to the parking brake coiled spring mechanism. This did the trick. No ABS light when the parking brake is applied. Thank you all for your assistance.
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FALP6535V
Thanks to those of you that responded. We could not determine definitively if flexplate was broken the old fashioned way, however we did get ahold of a procedure that yielded a definite answer of 'not broken' (or at least not misaligned) Here it is: Remove cra...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Noise VIN: 1FAFP6636X
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions, it turns out it was the wheel bearing after all, but not in the way I thought. The noise was caused by the wheel bearing shifting in the knuckle. On this car the wheel bearing is held on both sides by snap rings, and t...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W03
Two of the replies hit on something we did not think of, contaminated oil with excess fuel. Good thought but oil is okay. Vehicle has been at dealer for two weeks, still has no. 6 cylinder miss and bank two lean. Last time I talked to dealer they call in an fa... Trouble codes: P0175, P0306.
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