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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FBSS31L3X
Hello ford techs, We are a GM only dealer and have a used van deal going bad. We need some help fixing this one. When driving vehcle from a stop, just pushing the accel pedal a small amout it will hesitate, cut-out, even stall. If you jump on the accel pedal h...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Intake or timing cover gasket VIN: 1FTZR15X4Y
Hello to all. last week this ranger came in for over heat problem. Noticed that the engine oil was very clean-cutomer just drove in from a quick-lube. We topped off their cooling system,tightened some bolts with no other problem found.A day goes by & the coola...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Transmission Temperture VIN: 3FAFP31341
Good morning, Thanks for looking at this post. Customer had stated they had started the car up and the speedometer went up to 100 mph then came back down and the car shut off. Customer then restarted the car then both the check engine light and transmission wa...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L slippage in 1st /rough downshift into 1st VIN: 1MEFM6538W
Hi car came in with slippage in 1st and harsh downshift from 2nd to 1st. codes 755 and 743 present. erased codes and started vehicle and read codes without moving vehicle. codes 755 and 743 appeared again. also "o/d off" light stays on-button on gearshift doe...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Airbag system VIN: 1MEFM50U3X
Customer bought this car at an auction. It had been previously wrecked lightly on the passesger side. The front door was replaced, and fender repaired. It was not damaged in the front, so the bags are intact. The Snap-on MT-2500 scanner came up with the messag...

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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L smell VIN: 1FAHP3830Y
I have not had a change to update this yet since the customer has no yet returned for service - I will update this post when she comes in for the next service -many responses suggest an oil leak and not rubber -there was no signs of any external oil leaks but ...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Engine VIN: 1FAFP444XY
Vehicle fixed after we found a short to ground along the MAF circuit. Although we had painstakingly looked for a short previous, the multiple suggestions of MAF being bad prompted us to look one more time at the MAF and circuits. A gound had become corroded an...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53UX2
Thanks for all the replies I changed the cmp sensor and syncornizer and light came back on so I sent to dealer. Trouble codes: 1336 (misfire).
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM91V1T
After running tests recommended by fellow mechanics: leak down. compression, and oil pressure test all of which the car passed I went back to what I knew to be true. The primary waveform was messy old coils and new coils. I replaced the computer, car ran perfe... Trouble codes: P0352 (Ignition coil B circuit malfunction), P0354 (Ignition coil D circuit malfunction), P0300 (Random misfire).
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