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1965 Ford mustang 289CID brake booster VIN: 5F07A64106
this pony came in with no brakes, pedal goes to floor. wheel cylinders leaking at all 4 corners. we replaced all 4 wheel cylinders, along with all new shoes and hardware. also replaced master cylinder and brake booster because master was leaking into booster. ...
1987 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP41E4H
i am losing my mind with this one please help me... i've done everything i can think of. it seems that every time i do something, it gets worse, now won't even run i've check compression, fuel, spark.. did complete tune up check entire electrical system
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X6S
found bad camshaft sensor. We are about toreplace it all data calls for 1.2 hrs. I do not see space to be removed without removing intake manifold. Any sugestions. Thanks to all. Trouble codes: 214 (cylinder id ckt fault)
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L No Start, Hi Fan always on VIN: 1FAFP13P9W
Car came in on hook, crank no start. Checked the usual and found the fuel pump circuit had b+ to blue/white wire and good ground at the tank. Fuel pump was dead and replaced with AC Delco unit. Quick fix, right? Wrong. Went to start it and the pump didn't fire...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6635Y
This is one that has just about finished my days as a tech which extends for more that 5 decades. we have what I thought to be the best equiped shop around but nothing we have has helped solved this problem. Now to get to the problem. This car came to us from ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Moniters VIN: 1FAFP5824Y
This vehicle's monitors will run exept CAT, EVAP, and AIR. When you drive it, accelerating up the road the CAT and EVAP will run and show READY, but switch back to NOT READY within a mile. We repaired the broken wire to the PCM from fuel pump module to fix the... Trouble codes: 1233 (fuel pump driver module off line)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTSX31F9Y
This one has me stumped. I work on 7.3's al the time and usually have no real issues. This truck will only die in the rain. Usually a misting rain. When it first came in I replaced the CMP for a P0340 I used OEM Ford Parts, It was gone for a month or so then b... Trouble codes: P0344 (Intermintent Cam Sensor Fault)
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP58U02
Vehicle stumble when accelerating from 80k to 110k at app. 3500rpm, as when passing. Quits when throttle baked off. Doesn't do it all the time. Customer says has been doing this for a while, no code. Just started to quit when coming to a stop. Will start if le... Trouble codes: P0340
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52483
This one came from another shop. Had code P0315 and they replaced crank sensor. After that it sets P1336. Code sets in 2-5 minutes of driving. We reset Cam sensor and double checked with scope. Scoped sensors and found no problems. Files are in test results. T... Trouble codes: P1336 (Crank Cam sensor Erratic)
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, black smoke from exh VIN: 1FDXF46PX4
we received a 2004 ford f450 for a complaint of blowing black smoke and no power over 45 mph. we removed the turbo and cleaned all veins well along with replacing the turbo control solenoid as per bulletin. we also removed the egr and cleaned according to anot... Trouble codes: P0404

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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU35P7B
well we did get this gear out finaly, but the pb blaster alone just would not do the job. we ended up having to pull the oil pan and removing the oil pump to gain axcess to the bottom of the cam drive. then we drove it out from the bottom with a long punch. on...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L engine noise VIN: 1FALP54N1V
Thank You Ed. You nailed it. The small timing chain gear had come loose from it's swedging onto the cam. What an odd noise it was making. This 3.4L seems to have a common problem with this. There are many web sites regarding the issue of welding the cams. V8Sh...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L torsion bar
Well the dealer torsion bar was the right one.After moving adjuster arm to the level angle position from straight up and down and started to push end of arm up with 10''arm puller,I knew this was right.Thanks for all your help.
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L tcc VIN: 1FTRX18W91
thanks to all those who replied with fixes for this truck. I replaced torque twice and r&r valve body three times, replaced front pump, checked wiring and replaced solenoids, still could not get truck to keep from locking up torque converter upon trans engagem...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L four wheel drive VIN: 1FTRX18L7Y
thanks for the replys, it turned out that mice had got into some wires behind glove box area, we repaired the wires and truck works good !!
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L cooling system VIN: 1FDXE45F31
Thanks a lot for your replies I'm thinking as mentioned in some of the postings that if it ran fine most-likely injectors aren't leaking oil. For a couple reasons 1- if it were to leak high pressure oil from inj., area we would had a larger amount of oil in co...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge
Sorry that I took so long to reply...Thanks to all who took the time to help, but customer has decided to trade the vehicle in for a new one.. Sorry I could not post a fix... Again thanks to all...
2007 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Trailer Lights VIN: 1FMYUOBZ07
Hi Guys - A man and his IATN - A beautiful thang . I had a lot of useful info on this. At this time I am going with Jon from Mass. It seems that the trailer guys in my area are familiar with this drawtite modulite conv. # 118176 . I feel confident this will wo...
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L fault code VIN: 1MEFM58U3Y
The vehicle is fixed as far as the customer will allow. The 'CHECK ENGINE' light no longer illuminates and the evaporative emissions system is functioning properly. The PCM still sets fault code P0460-fuel level sensor circuit fault. The customer does not want... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evap system leak detected), P0460 (Fuel level sensor circuit fault).
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