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1988 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L rear axle VIN: 1FABP41E0J
hi guys and girls.we have a noise problem with this 88 mustang.the gears have been changed to 3.55 down from 3.73.the brand is richmond.total set up done extremely well by qualified techs.tooth pattern is excellent and pre loads are with in specs.problem is th...
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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L starter VIN: 1FTHX25G9J
vehicle came in with a no start when hot condition. replace battery was very weak. vehicle started right up. hot soak 20 minutes or longer, turn vehicle over and rrrrr...rrrrr. replaced starter. solenoid got smoking hot, so replaced solenoid. same thing after ...
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1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FACP41MOP
Here we are again. this mustang will get you killed in an intersection. The best way to explain it is if you are at a stoplight & the light turns green it will be red before you get through the intersection. once you get it rolling it will go on. From a dead s...
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L od light flashing VIN: 1FMDU34X0S
vehicle came in with o/d light flashing and hard shift complaint. i scanned ecm and retrieved trouble code 645 (incorrect ratio in low gear),dlc under hood.i cleared this code and could not get the vehicle to duplicate problem.i drove the vehicle under conditi...
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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Stall VIN: 3FASP13J0S
i HAVE BEEN DRIVING THIS AND HEARD A CLICKING UNDER THE DASH WHEN THE VEHICLE WOULD STALL. I FOUND IT TO BE THE PCM AND FUEL PUMP RELAYS. WOULD THIS BE THE COMPUTER ITSELF OR SOMETHING TELLING IT TO SHUT OFF LIKE A IGNITION SWITCH.
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L front end VIN: 1FMPU18L9W
Greetings, I've been given the opportunity to fix something two other shops haven't been able to. If the customer drives at highway speed 48 to 54 mph and maintains it, the whole truck shimmies. If you "drive through it" and get above 58 or so, the problem go...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L compressor VIN: 1FTNX21F7X
HI guys, I've got one thats bugging me. This truck's a/c can freeze your behind when its operating, but theres times when it will cut off and not cut back on. Does it mostly going down the road. If your at and idle when it quits, you have to raise the rpms a...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L motor swap VIN: 1FTDX172XV
i have a custmer that wants me to put a 3.8l out of a 2001 mustang into a 1997 ford f150 with 1 4.2l. never swaped motors quite like these before. can it work with no headaches!! what needs to be done. can i swap every thing from the 4.2l to the 3.8l block? or...
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2002 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMNU43512
Hi Guys Got this Excursion that idles rough. Have checked all the basis, vacuum leak, fuel trims all good. No codes, runs great on highway, just idles rough. Just like EGR is leaking in @ idle. This vehicle has NO EGR system. Thought that was strange, but am s...
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1987 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBM82FXH
Greetings fellow Techs. This '87 Town car does not start when its cold. The car has good fuel pressure, and good spark. The injector pulse is questionable. Instead of a pulsing noid light, it appears to either be flashing extremely fast or staying on all the t...
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on, dash warning lites VIN: 1LNHM84WX1
when the check engine lite comes on with the u1039 code the abs lite,brake lite and sometimes the trac lite all come on steady. the od lite goes to flashing the the car jerks according to limo driver. we have not been able to get it to act up on road testing a... Trouble codes: U1039
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L starting VIN: 1ZWFT61L1X
Had a genius work on this car he put an engine in out of another car and the engine will start and run but you have to have the key on and and jump across starter with screwdrivers or pliers and that baby will fire right up but will not start with key looks li...
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L skips 3rd gear VIN: 2FTHF36F3T
THANKS EVERYONE FOR TAKING THE TIME TO REPLIE. I TOKE YOUR ADVICE AND LEFT THE TRANNT SHOP TAKE CARE OF IT. IF I'M RIGHT HE SAID HE MESSED UP A SEAL ON THE CENTER SUPPRORT. I'M NOT AN AUTOMATIC WIZ SO THANK AGAIN AN SO LONG.
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U9T
thank you for all the information.sending vehicle to dealer for repair.i do not have proper tools to repair.thanks for all the quick help! Trouble codes: 340 (camshaft position sensor).
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L auto shift VIN: 1FMYU24EXW
thanks for the help guys the problem turned out to be the light blue wire rotted by the left kick panel .Imissed it in my initial testing as somtimes happens. sorry to bother everyone with my mistake thanks again
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L horn VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
Thanks everyone, I recieved 7 replies to this one. Four of you said bad clock spring. One said replace sliding contacts. But I think John from Mass was correct in stating that if the clock spring were bad, the cruise would not work and airbag light would also ...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S0Y
thanks to all the replied. customer has not returned for any more repairs, but i have talked to the local ford dealer i use for parts, and they confirmed that they have seen broken valve springs on this model, and that seems to be the belief of most of you wh...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM7U63E5Y
I would like to thank everyone who replied to my request. This vehicle was a real headache. I want to apologize for not giving some of you enough information. When the vehicle came in we did a fuel check and fuel pressure was around 57lbs. We then did a spray ... Trouble codes: P0171.
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