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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L master cyl VIN: 2FTJW36M1M
Irelaced the front calipers and pads as the calipers were seized and the pads were burnt up. The pedal was still spongy so I put a new RABS vave on but that didn't help. I have had bad luck with rebuilt master cyls so installed a new unit. THE TRUCK HAS GOOD P...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L control panel VIN: 2FALP74W3V
We have a very low mileage vehicle with auto temp control all setting work accept for the vent setting when you push the button nothing lights up and there is no change in operation from the previous setting all other buttons override the previous selection an...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FALP52U3V
help, ford people, help! good ole 3.0L "U" engine has unstable / fluxuating idle after our shop put head gaskets on. heads re-done at local shop, compression 75psi running, 120psi cranking on all cylinders. did have B1S1 slow response code. replaced. both oxyg...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDXE47F6X
This is a good case. Customer uses dual wheel box truck as his daliy driver. He has always achived 10.7 miles per gallon for the last 3 years. Now he is at 8.5-9.5. Being one of our better customers, he has authorized any repair that will improve performance, ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTWW32FOX
Hello everyone. Wrecker brought this one in. Truck will crank up and then stall after about 1 minute. Sometimes it will crank back up and sometimes it won't. Both batteries checked good, spins engine over 150 rpm. Engine oil is clean and filled. Checked circui... Trouble codes: P1668 (PCM to IDM communications error), P0470 (Exhaust pressure sensor), P1294 (High side open 2 left bank)
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Surge VIN: 1FTRE1426X
well im hoping someone can sort this one out. idle lopes; surges when warm. In any gear; drive as well. Rpm fluctuates between 900 and 1150. feels like its lean. Snap on 2500 provided data but I'm afraid I don't know this system and have no data at the moment....
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Hello everyone, We have this vehicle in shop with code c1185 and are going to replace the abs control module above the HCU unit. I know you can do this with out disconnecting the lines from the HCU but my question is, does the new module have to be reprogramed...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L all VIN: 3FTNX21F51
Cust states: all brakes apply to the point he can not drive the truck. Has to put the truck in 4 low to get off road. After he lets it cool for 1-2 hours it will drive again. He stated the brakes are touchy at times? I thought froze caliper but the Customer sw...
2001 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FBSS31F7H
this van keeps blowing o-rings on the oil lines. this time it will not build oil pressure-due to oil leak and no start...we'll fix that. But why do the oil lines/orings/fittings keep comming back and leaking? Can anyone lead me in the right direction here? we ...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1FMCU04171
Hi All, This truck came to the shop with no forward engagement. I pulled the trans and overhauled it after finding a broken planitary gear set and burnt intermediate clutches. There was lots of metal through the trans so I replaced the torque convertor and pum...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 2FAFP71W82
This Police vehicle has had the heater core replaced 5 times in the last year. We have tried four different manufactures including Ford. We have flushed the cooling system each time. What we have determined is electrolysis is the cause of the repeat failure, b...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L battery light VIN: 2FAP71W13X
car was brought in and and had battery light on and voltage going up and down ranging from 13.5 volts to 16.2 volts. replaced alternator and battery light would stay off for about 1 min. then will come back on. upon futher inspection found that the 3 wire plug...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L idles rough VIN: 1F32OWU323
hello Ford techs, Cust stated vehicle stalled out while cruising. Then restarted on its own. test drove, couldnt duplicate. power a little low, other than that everything seems fine. My biggest concern. While performing snap throttle test, to test MAF, the rev...
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Brakes VIN: 1FMZK04175
Installed cermic front & rear NAPA pads and 4 new OEM Ford rotors. Road tested and was all fine. Customer took car and came back about an hour later, brakes smoking. Inspected and found all 4 wheel locked on. Removed all 4 brakes. Calipers, pistons, slides, e...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L left front control arm area VIN: 5LMFU281YL
Hi to all the Lincoln / Ford techs. Thanks in advance. I have this 2000 Navigator that has a popping/clunk type noise from the left front suspension area. I checked out the front end and found a bad idler and replaced that and retested. Noise still present. I...
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, pops through t-body VIN: 2MELM74W8P
Thanks in advance to any replies. I have a 93 Grand Marquis (4.6) which missfires,hesitates and pops up through the intake only when COLD, runs like it should under full throttle.After 5-10 minutes of driving, the symptom is gone. I have cleaned the MAF hot wi...
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...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L blend door VIN: 1MEFM53S2X
car came in with no heat, tested and found blend door inoperative and code b1249. tested and replaced module, as there is no signal to the actuator. also replaced actuator, and still does not work. alldata has no test for control head. any help would be apprec...

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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTDF15Y3M
We didnt have a chance to go any further on this, customer bailed on us.Thanks for your time and efforts.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L a/c VIN: 1FTNW20561
Thanks to everybody that replied. We pulled this system down and apart. The orfice had quiet a bit of metal in the orfice screen, so we replaced the compressor, condensor, drier and orfice tube. We flushed it and then recharged it with the factory fill. The sy...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L coolant VIN: 1FTNX21FX2
The overwhelming opinion was coolant leaking at the brass cups that the injectors sit in. Coolant circulates around the injectors. We removed the injectors and pressure tested the cooling system and found coolant in the injector area. Thanks to all that posted...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L safety restraint system VIN: 1FAFP34372
I had a feeling that the module would have to be replaced but I thought I was doing something wrong. After reading all the replies that said replace the module I was reassured replacing the module was the next step. I got a used one from a near-by wrecker that...
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