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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start, KNOCKING VIN: 1FTCR14A2R
Hi Ford techs Missing something here. This truck was towed in with teeth missing on the Ring gear of the flywheel, replaced ring gear, starter and proceeded to start the truck. It would buck back and lock up. Just like the timing advanced. Removed the timing c...
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1ZVLT22B4S
Hello everyone! i have a strange one here to ask y'all about. This car lost all its coolant due to a water pump leak and overheeated. Once refilled and restarted the car smokes like crazy from the tailpipe. No brainer right? the car runs perfect, doesnt overhe...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L cooling fans VIN: 1MELM55U3T
when the temp position selector switch is put in defrost position the cooling fans on rad run in high speed and do not shut off , this cools the engine down and you get no heat..if you dont use defrost position the cooling fans will cycle normally.. replaced s...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lifter oiling VIN: 1FTZX1766W
We have an upper end/valve lifter noise on the right hand side of this engine. We pulled the valve cover to inspect for proper oiling & found very little fresh oil on cam lobes, followers & lifters. Pulled the rear cam bearing cap to inspect for a clogged orfi...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L power windows VIN: 1FMZU35P2W
There is a relay module under center of dash that holds 7 relays. Does anyone have the legend to identify their positions? It is not stamped on the lid, nor in the owners manual, nor listed in shop keys. Would like to acurately test the delay relay. Thanks in...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L no power VIN: 1FDWE30S4X
This is a good one, I hope all the Ford Gods are reading this! This bus belonged to a customer of mine and we had ordered $2000.00 worth of salon doors for installation on the bus body. Before these special order (non-returnable) parts arrived the unit was tak... Trouble codes: 1408 (egr), 1138 (O2 Sensor), 1151 (O2 Sensor), 1152 (O2 Sensor), 1132 (O2 Sensor)
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L heater VIN: 1FTZX1725Y
so this truck comes in with complaint of no heat out of heater so first thing i think of is blend door broken so i remove motor for heater door and door is not broken and motor works so i let truck warm up and on the temp gauge shows right at temp go out and f...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU72X6Y
This has been a problem child for a while now. We rebuilt the engine on this explorer. Shortly after job left, the engine light came on for camshaft sensor fault. We removed syncro and reset with install tool. We kept vehicle and light came back on two days la... Trouble codes: P0340, P1309
2001 Ford WINNIBAGO 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1FCNF53SX1
spark knock,no power
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Transfer case, Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU73E92
This vehicle goes into 4lo randomly and speedometer will indicate about 80mph when only doing about 20mph, cannot get vehicle to act up in the shop, pids indicate that the 4wd auto, high and low buttons are working properly, after last drive no 4wd lights indi...
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V5R
vehicle driven in with ride control not working and front and rear suspension sagging. customer states isue occured after they replace battery. i found that ride control module is not turning on air suspension compressor. if jump the air suspension relay the c...
1986 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Charging VIN: 1MEBP87U2G
Hi guys, well here's one thats got me puzzled. 3.0 v6 sable with alternator and external regulator, this thing is cooking voltage regulators. another shop installed alternator and regulator. it came to me after it died while driving. found shorted regulator, f...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1ZWFT61LOX
This car came in with the complaint of not shifting from 1st to 2nd properly. The customer said it would only shift if he let off the gas then it would shift thru the other gears fine until you stopped and it had to shift from 1 to 2 again. He also said the rp...

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1995 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L wipers VIN: 2FTDF15Y4P
the wiper switch i had replaced was bad, with the same problem as the one i had removed, i don't know if i added to the problem in diagnoising this or i just had a mess in my hands to begin with. thanx all, curt
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FTZX1766W
It turned out I thought a compression test had been done, but apparently it had not. Found #3 cylinder had 40psi and the rest were ok, therefore problem found. I appreciate all the replies, all good information.
2004 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L starting VIN: 1FTYR10D04
Well, thanks all that replied, I didn't know Ford would do something like take away a keyway that was used for years and worked just fine on everything else, but we got her straight. We did just like everyone said and got the timing just right, and then only t...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Starting VIN: 1LNHM81W2Y
well this was a tricky little basterd!! it turned out that recoding the key didn't fix it completly, key lost it's coding when customer kept tring to crank it to get it started! starter was shot that caused this mess!!
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