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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP5747S
no start in morning cold- no start in garage until foot on accelator pedal. idles fine when started then starts to surge in park & drive. MAF has ben cleaned, values of that goes all over depending on engine speed. disconnected MAF & did not make a difference....
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L heater VIN: 2FTHF35F5T
this truck came in for no heat. i put a new t-stat in and took it out on the eway. after a 15 mile trip at 70mph, i am only getting 93 deg temp on top hose and 135 and 139deg on the heater hoses.i figured that the fan clutch was not releasing,allowing any heat...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L rocker arms VIN: 1FDXF46P03
This truck came in for not running. thier was no oil press. I replace oil pump and oil cooler. oil press is noe 45 psi low side and 670 on high side @ idle. I performed a koer no codes. I went to test drive and only mad it 500 yards when a code p0278 cylinder ...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L suspension bags VIN: 5LMFU27R74
Vehicle air susp compressor lifts vehicle to correct trim height and maintains this setting during operation, lowering correctly to kneel trim with KO and driver's door opened. However, when left overnight the bags collapse. Bags rarely fail-my parts tech w/ t...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM74W01
cust. brought in car complaint mil light. checked the car out only one code p0301 cyc. 1 misfire,removed coil and plug and checked cyc. comp. it is 120 psi. along with all the others on that bank. replaced all plugs and the coil on cyc. 1 clean fuel sys. and r... Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyc 1)

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1986 Ford F-150 5.0L starter and solenoid VIN: 2FTCF15W6G
Thank You everybody, I received over 20 replies and 90 percent said oem solenoid, so that's what I did along with a new battery cable end and a good starter,I wasn't getting battery voltage to the starter, so I cleaned everything and used quality parts. cheap ...
1989 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 shifts
Vehicle is fixed. Anthony from CT & Tom from PA hit it on the head (as did several others, theirs were the ones I read prior to heading out into shop to fix it). The problem ended up being a stuck/sticking TV valve & misadjusted cable. Cleared up the sticking ...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L thrust bearing VIN: 1FTEF15N8T
well I'm calling it a fix,,, sent the engine back once again, they told me that i have a trans problem and this is no longer warranty, but they called back and said the wrong crank was used, they put a .010 thrust crank in it with a std brg the second time (NO...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14X7W
Thank you to all who replied to my messege, i especially thank larry from texas who mentioned a ground issue near the battery.. I was intermittenly getting a bad connection to my MAF ground. Strangly enough i checked the ground when testing the sensor, but at ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System to lean bank 1), P0174 (System to lean bank 2).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L NOt eonough heat VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
I was able to track down a former owner (two owners back) from receipts in the car. She stated that it had a low heat problem back when she had it too, but she just lived with it. Well, at least I didn't cause the problem when I replaced the degas tank. The ...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFAFP53U8X
thank you guys very much,this vehicle had two problemsand they both happen at the same time.the problem when the car dies was the fuel pump,it began to lose pressureafter 30-40 minutes of driving.fuel pressure drop tremendously on fast acceleration.second prob... Trouble codes: P1309 (manufacturer controlignition system or misfire).
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMZU73E1Y
Thanks again to all who replied to my request. This is the most amazing group of people. Most of the replies said to replace upper and lower intage gaskets so I went with the majority and sure enough, when I pulled it apart, the gaskets were brittle and flatte...
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