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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Cuts out, Misfire
A real head scratcher. Truck was towed in with a complaint of losing power/missing to the point of dying. Nursed it into the shop and yes, it missed bad. Initial inspection showed several burnt off plug wires due to missing heat shields. Did basic Tune up. No ...
1992 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L firewall flex VIN: 2FDHF37Y4N
The firewall in the area of the brake booster is flexing extremely bad causing this truck to have a spongy brake pedal. I know there is a kit avaliable from Ford to fix this problem, but my local dealer cannot come up with a part number. With all the knowledge...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L door locks,dome light,keyless entry VIN: 2FALP74W2S
hello Ford techs,have this crown vic that we installed the right front door latch assembly,now customer states that keyless entry inop,also when u lift up the front door handle on both sides the dome light would come on but now its inop as well...we did the re...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L tcc VIN: 1FTRX18W91
vehicle came in with trans chugging on take off, stalling in reverse and forward engagement of trans, new tcc solenoid, wiring checked out good, no codes,
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34POY
Good day, Ford Techs- I have a head scratcher here. The front part of the #4 piston skirt has broken, making a real loud knocking noise. I do see minor damage on the top of #4 piston with my bore scope, like the piston can travel up far enough with only half o...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Accessories VIN: 1FLBH67HHG
ok ford techs. If all door locks are unlocked,I can lock them with the remote phaser,drivers switch,pass. switch, but cant unlock the pass door or two back doors.But i can lock and unlock the drivers door all day long even with remote phaser...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Drivers Window VIN: 1FAFP55232
Hey guys, Got a taurus here that is boggling my mind. I have a drivers window that is inoperative at times. All other windows funtion OK. Evertime so far during diagnosis, The window has mysteriously started working again. I have inspected the wiring for brok...
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L head light VIN: 1MEFM55SX2
comes up with code b1790

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1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L gear box VIN: 1FMDU34X3N
The new pump and box are in and so far so good. Because I can find no other cause for the box to have so many problems, I have to assume that the valve must have been the problem. We will see in the months to come. Thanks for all the input.
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L timing chain VIN: 1FACP52U2P
thanks for everyones help , tried all your suggestions to no avail . told customer to go any further we have to start tearing down engine , he declined . so no real fix thanks again
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, HARD START VIN: 1FALP653XW
car had multiple problems replaced vct solenoid, sproket, timing belt. car was better, performed valve leak down test, removed cylinder head and performed valve job Trouble codes: P1381 (variable cam timing overadvance).
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5247X
Thank you all for the replies. I unplugged the egr and the miss went away. I then pulled the upper intake, sure enough, the egr passages were all plugged except #4. I cleaned the ports and retested. Again thank you. I never would have thought about that one, b... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder 4).
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5340Y
hello again guys, i have iatn to thank again for this one.quite a few of you said that i needed to replace the valve cover and pressure regulator vacuum line.we had already done that with the plenum reseal i should have made that clear.doorman makes a good k... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17221
Thanks to all that replied. I checked all of the mechanical aspects like fuel pressure and flow to find normal. I did road test the vehicle with my Modus to gragh the o2 sensors to find bank 2 functioning normally and bank 1 slower in response. While idling I ... Trouble codes: P0171.
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FTYR14VX2
sorry customer didn't return car. says it isn't doing it that often to spend money on it.
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, floods out VIN: 1MEFM50U1X
I don't understand how this car did not set any codes, especially a P0340, but the fix was to replace the cam sensor and the syncronizer assy. the bushings were bad in the syncronizer causing the shutter wheel to hit the sensor. I found it by checking the cam ...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Lighting VIN: 2MEFM75W7Y
Well this one is fixed. The problem was a shorted key pad causing the interior lights to come at will. Thanks to Nick [...].
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM50U72
Thanks to all who replied. Everyone one was on the same page with check for a bad ground or bad connection, we did check and all grounds were tight we checked the main relay for connection or contact problem. after all checks had been done and the relay connec...
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