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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Mechanical VIN: 1FTHX25G6N
this vehicle hase a zf s5-42 5spd trans.we are hearing a loud rattling clunking noise at idle coming from the transmssion.the noise appears when vehicle is hot.it does not sound like bad bearings,you can not hear the noise when driving.it will stop when the cl...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6530T
thanks in advance for your help. we are not sure what ford is looking for on this one. power and ground good. ohmed wires to pcm (ok). replace vmv and checked all hose connections. we don't see anything else in this system. tell me if i am missing something or... Trouble codes: P0443 (check vpwr ckt voltage)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L power steering pump VIN: 1FALP52UXV
the car came into the shop with a very loud whining noise typical of a power steering pump when you would turn the wheel it would get louder. we first bled the system and that did not help so we replaced the pump and resevoir with an aftermarket and then bled ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L obd11 monitors not r VIN: 2FMZA5149X
Thanks a bunch for any and all replies. vehicle came in running badly with alist of dtc's. po171 po174 po401 insuff. egr p0402 excessive egr p1518 imrc stuck open p1000 obd11 moniters not run/drive cycle not complete,two times. I replaced dpfe valve and... Trouble codes: P1000
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FTRX18W6X
came into shop with a code history of po302, p0307, p0308. popping in the intake and missing badly under accel. had recent tune up incl. plugs, wires, fuel filter. found #2 plug electrode melted, and compression 0. oil in the cyl did not bring up the compressi...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F5X
Hello, I have this low mile F350 crew cab, that was parked outside for about a month here in Oregon, when it was tried to start, it acted like it was flooded or something. It would barely run trying to get the RPMs up, and then it died. It hits occasionally wh... Trouble codes: P1294 (open in high side circuit bank 2)
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1723Y
This truck had the classic problems. Lean codes, broken pcv tubes. Replaced pcv tubes,checked intake for leaks with smoke machine, no leaks found after pcv hose repairs. Checked fuel pressure 35 at idle and 2000 rpm. Volume is good. The baro pid is below 157 a... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank-1), P0174 (Lean Bank-2)
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1MELM62W7T
A regular customer referred this troubled-car to us, we had not seen the vehicle (or its owners) before now. It cuts out and bucks on light accelration, such as going up and over an overpass. If you kick it down out of overdrive, you are excellerating to hard...

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1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAPP64R8L
I have to say thanks to everyone who responded. Dan from Texas was right on the money.It just trough me off because I was figuring that if one side of the coil does not fire than the sister cylinder would not fire . I was wrong.Also the plugs were soaking wet ... Trouble codes: 21 (coolant temp sensor).
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Accumulator springs VIN: 2FMZA5141X
This is an AX4S. Thanks to the 3 who replied! The colors were not visible(remanufactured trans), it was quite obvious how they went once I studied it. The light smaller diameter spring did go in the 3-4 accumulator. I just wanted to be sure, way too much work ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 2FTRX17262
For some strange reason or a another the computer is the problem i have installed a new one the the truck is repaired thanks for all who help.
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNHM82W7X
Sent car to dealership.Customer had purchased two new tires at Sam's club.Same brand, same #'s, same size,BUT the word high-speed.These two tires were 3/4 inch taller.Auto Traction was being applied.Tires, with auto-track, must be within 3/8's in. same size.Di...
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