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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Valve Lifters VIN: 1FTDX1724V
Hello All, I have not had the joy of working on many of these awesome designed engines and know most all of the pitfalls from reading the archives. Question is what in the world is all of the free play between the push rods, lifters and rocker arm when the lif...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Leaking VIN: 1FMZU34X7W
Hello. I got this explorer OHV because the car is overheating and using coolant. I am pretty sure it may be head gaskets but was hoping maybe the intake gaskets are bad which would save me some time and customer some expense. I looked in the archives to see if...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FBSS31LXW
Had a 1998 E250 towed in for a no start. Upon getting to the shop it started up, ran great. Drove around the block & into shop. Would not restart. It was late in the day so didnt get to far. Next morning same exact thing. Started right up, ran good, then would...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT8E1427W
Hey Ford tech's, I got a doozy.This 1998 E-150 with a 4.2 came to me after engine rebuild.Had a terrible spark knock and lack of power.Engine rebuilder stated spark knock was there before engine rebuild.I found spark plugs improperly gapped and bad connection ... Trouble codes: 1747 (epc circuit failure)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Pads, Rotors VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Please help! This truck came in for a brake pull to the left about a week ago. Another tech diagnosed it as needing new pads, rotors, calipers, and hoses. I installed all the parts on his day off, so I'm stuck with it now. The pull has not changed since all th...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Forward VIN: 2FMZA5043Y
Vehicle has reverse, but no forward, however in D2, the transmission does try to pull forward, but does not fully engage, transmission was working fine until concern ocurred. I was wondering if someone could point to what the actual cause may be, before I remo...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L a/c compressor VIN: 1FMPU16L81
a/c blows warm. check and found a/c compressor only comes on when brake is depressed. same for backup lights does not work till brake pedal is depressed. found fuse 5 burnt.customer neede car back so will reschedule.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L blowing antifreeze out VIN: 1FTWW31P05
This is probably for dealer techs. Based on this data I am inclined to replace head gaskets. Question is,has anyone had luck with the updated gaskets or would engine replacement be better? Also it seems that removing cab would be the route to go (I would if 7....
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 2MEFM75WXY
this car will misfire, and eventually shut down, the system is designed to do so when overheating is detected, however the car is not overheating. we tested the cylinder head temp sensor and circuit and found ok. we then replaced the ecm with a new unit and ha...

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2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMPU16505
thanks for all the replys,everyone suggested to replace the fuel injectors and that fixed the problem. thanks again to everyone for your help.
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L heater/air- fuse VIN: 2MELM74W6V
Dear members, thanks for your replies but I have checked on the replies to no avail and need to investigate in the future more info. The customer has not returned for more help and can not supply additional info. to the members. Thanks for all the support.
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L lighting,igntion switch functions VIN: 1MEFM6530X
I am at this time going to consider this car fixed. I still was not able to duplicate the conditions that would blow this fuse. After reading over the post from Tom on the number of chafing issues, I still was not able to find any suspect areas that would even...
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