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1977 Ford F-100 5.8L vacuume VIN: F10HLV9301
OK guys and gals, This beautiful gem had an underhood fire and we have been able to restore most of it. Called our local Ford Liason and he couldn't find any info and I'm about out of sources. Does anyone have a schematic for the vacuume lines on this? The ...
1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAPP6241P
I have this vehicle that I am suspecting the IAC to be at fault. The idle stays at 2000 RPM. My question is, can the IAC valve be tested off the car to verify the diagnosis? If so, how? I was trying to remember if there was one of those special testers that yo...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L heater&engine runs too cold VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
well this is a new one on me hope someone has had this prob too this rig came to me from two other shops the prob---runs too cold other shops installed 3 t-stats two after market and then factory stat i realize its cold out side but this thing only comes up to...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F81
Thanks for your help in advance. This is my personal truck, well maintained. We do not work on many of these so I am maybe not as familiar as I could be so your help will be greatly appreciated. Leaving work this evening truck started fine (about 40f) as I pul... Trouble codes: P1316, P1275, P1277
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L Steering Lock VIN: 1LNLM97V1V
Vehicle ignition lock cylinder does not turn. Steering Wheel lock is engage. We been at it for hours trying to free up the steering wheel so the ignition lock can turn. The wheel lock is engage, pproblem is we dont have the original keys just 2 copy of em. Bee...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Fuse #25 VIN: 1LNHM82W9Y
We are having a problem with this Lincoln. It is blowing the #25 fuse intermintantly. This fuse is for the interior lights. Sometimes it blows when you open any of the doors. Sometimes when you hit the trunk release or interior lights on the main switch. We ha...
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 5.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1MEPM62T1P
I have this Cougar that hesitates intermittently and stalls intermittently on light acceleration from a stop. It only happens when the engine is cold, but does not do it immediately after starting. Cold starts are good. When it does stall, it is sometimes hard... Trouble codes: 211 (p.i.p. erratic)
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L cooling/oil system VIN: 1MELM62W5S
ok guys here goes. this cougar had a rad. cracked and replaced a year ago, within 2 weeks the head gaskets supposedly let go and the heads were removed, sent out & gone through by a machine shop and the car sat apart for approx 1 year. ( what a real basket cas...

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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Steering box VIN: 1FTHF36M7P
Well thanks for the help again!! some where right on the money with this one!! the problem turned out to be the right side u-joint was binding up causing a random pull to witch ever way i moved the steering wheel never seen a issue like that before!! thaks aga...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L hot reverse engauge VIN: 1FTJW36F8V
Sorry taking so long to close this. Just got truck done. We did go throught trans and replaced clutches and seals. It needed them but was not the cause of the problem. Seems like we did not properly torque the 3 bolts on the valve body plate stiffner. Then we ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5142X
Thanks everyone, it was the plenum leaking. I tested for leaks at the shafts, but found none. I kept the vehicle overnight and retested when cold and found it. The advice about the Dorman kit was just the icing on the cake as I saved the customer some money. T... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean).
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34F42
Hello everyone, well the fix on this truck was a bad PCM ground as I first thought my biggest problem was finding a diagram of the pin positions at the PCM connector. I had given some thought as to how to lie my way out of this so I diddn't come off as such a ...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L airbag VIN: 1FAHP34P12
thank you everyone for your help, bodyshop has decided to hold off on repairs until they sort this out with ins. co. thanks
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L rear wheel bearing VIN: 1FMDV63EX2
it looks like the axle nut is loose. Did it work loose from the bearing deterioration or just a bad nut that spun off? Not sure we shall see. We have asked customer to come back in a couple weeks to reinspect. Remedy... replace bearing install new locking nut,...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FTSS34P05
thanks to all who responded to this post. I specially thank those who suggested to go back and check what was missed. what was missed was the early failing steering colum shaft bearings.the colum had just enough drag to keep the wheels from returning and requi...
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