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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Fuse #24 VIN: 1FTZX1726W
Long story short. Install circuit breaker in place of fuse. Unplugged all four o2 sensors. Circuit breaker stop resetting. Plugged back in rear o2 sensors still ok. Plugged back in front sensors still ok this time. Test drove truck around my buliding and did n...
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L clutch pedal VIN: 1FAFP46V8X
Howdy every one, This Cobra has had a stiff clutch since new. He takes good care of it and doesnt beat on it but it recently developed a piston slap. We are going into the motor and would like to resolve the clutch issue at the same time. I also have another c...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21L1Y
Hello: Truck is no start W/no fuel pressure. Fuse OK, however I would like to know location of the fuel pump relay. Alldata only states in center of cluster(!) I would like to check the relay before removing the pump. Safety switch checked and not tripped and ...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FBSS31F62
This vehicle has been in a dealership for 2 mo..The customer has spent over 4k on this van.He has gone has far as to ask Ford to send a rep.(why then bring it to me?)It starts and runs great when cold. After driving, it wont start, glow plug systems seem to be... Trouble codes: 603 (Loss of Comm)
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L oil system VIN: 1FTNW21PX4
I have a 2004 6.0 Power Stroke that is pumping oil into the coolant bottle. Probably a simple problem for some, however this is my first with the 6.0 and nobody around here seems to want to work on them...As I understand the possible causes are head gasket or ...
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNLM82WOR
This car came in with a running rough problem,check engine light on with all of these code.We found the vac hose over by the PVC val broken.REPLACED the hose car begain to idle.Removed the throttel body neck and cleaned the carbon horse shoe and replaced the D... Trouble codes: 335 (egr pee/dpee signal out of range), 172 (ego not switching exh /bank1), 176 (ego not switching lean exh-bank2), 214 (cyl ID CID CKT fault), 332 (egr valve not opening EVP/PEE/DPFE)
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L dash lights,signals VIN: 1LNFM97V5W
This Lincoln came in with dash lights, turn signals, lower brake lights on rear only working sometimes. Now nothing works pertaining to these items.Brakes lights stay on when key is on. No speedo, check eng. light, nothing.Fuses #6,12, and 18 are not hot.I hav...

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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L convertor VIN: 1FTJX35F9S
Thanks for all the suggestions...tried almost every one before we found the problem.Seems the filter had fallen off,as was suggested.Installed new filter and refilled transmission with fluid and retested.The truck runs great now.No stalling what so ever.I will...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L blend door VIN: 1FTZX1763W
I probably wont be fixing this because the guy who bought it will take it to a dealer. I did get answers to my questions though.Most said you have to replace the whole plentum,at about 8 hours labor, but one guy,James [...] said you can get the door assembly ...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L dies VIN: 1FDPE24L6Y
Thanks to all.I found the main harness melted to the exhaust manifold.Tested for short by unhooking inertia switch and bypassing with a 20 amp maxi fuse.Fuse blew when put in drive so we knew the short was between the inertia switch and pump.
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15E91
This vehicle is fixed. We decided to bite the bullet and we disassembled engine to check cam timing with proper tools. the cam timing was off, even though local machine shop who originally did the repair swore up and down timing was right on. Oh well, vehic...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L right shaft seal VIN: 1FMYU041X2
Well I will call this a fix I recieved 3 replies and Bob [mazda tech this unit is same as a tribute] hit it right on, I actaually emailed him for more info. There is 3 seals in this unit, the outer right side which we changed out but this only seals the shaft ...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Cooling system, high temp VIN: 1FTYR10D53
Replaced the thermostat again, all OK now. Also it had a bad AC clutch which my tech thought was cutting out due to high temp. Thanks again to all the help. Temp gauge runs at 1/3 now.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTWW33PX5
Many thanks to all who helped me with this one, after I had fixed the transmission fault [that turned out to be a bad converter] I tested the truck under load up a 1in4 [...] for 2 or so miles with a pressure gauge in line,I had replaced the coolant cap that wa...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on
Have send the car to local ford dealer to carry out warranty update for boost pressure sensor and ecu re-program. Big thanks to Tom for the extra effort in running the vin for me, thanks again. Trouble codes: P0299.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 2MEFM7AW4Y
I'd like to thank all that replied. we found 2 problems first there was a bad ground where the battery cable went into the clamp and the second was a leak in the air tube between the MAF and the throttle body. the vehicle seems to be running fine now thanks a...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM55S5Y
After hours upon hours of inspection and testing I did find a glitch in the communication wire between rear electronic module and ecm. I was able to isolate the problem area after completely removing interior trim and all external wire protectant, by perform... Trouble codes: P1235.
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