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1965 Ford MUSTANG 289CID frame rails VIN: 5F08T65875
I was just wondering if anyone out in our world has done extensive floor and frame rail repairs on early Mustangs. I Bought this car for a song but its in bad shape the floors have been amaturly repaired with what looks like the sides of a refrigerator and the...
1996 Ford Mondeo 2.0L engine or transmission VIN: WFOFXXGBBF
After a fatal overheating episode we put in a used engine (100,000 km) and it was as sweet as a nut. Sold it to a friend of a very good client and now, a month later it is back with a severe engine knock. The engine gives a few deep knocks while starting (or m...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX25H8V
first of all i would like to thank all the tech's who take the time to help!! we have a 1997 f-250 heavy duty pick up, it came in running extreamly rich, black smoke pouring out the exhaust. and ran very poorly. the next day when we went to look at it, it wo...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Alternator? VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
Having a problem with this explorer with charging can't seem to get the alternator to charge. The wiring diagrams on mitchell shows altenator with internal regulator but this one has only two wires coming out a "A" and an "I" terminal. I have battery voltage a...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17L7X
truck came in and found the below codes in the computer. replaced all spark plugs and they where at 80-85 thousands gap when i pulled them out. finished tune up and restarted truck but was still not idling very good. started to check for other codes and found ... Trouble codes: P1401 (dpfegr code), P0302 (2 misfire), P0304 (4 misfire)
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP34P51
Hello ,I have a ford focus that surges under load as if low on fuel pressure.scan data shows fuel pressure at 35 to 4o psi at cruise.when driving under load the pressure drops to 8 psi,as long as you are under seems to me this car should die if fuel pr...
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Unknown VIN: 5LMEU88H95
Hello fellow AC techs this is my personal car and its still under warranty and no one can seem to repair the a/c. on a long trip no stop after 30 mins it will freeze you out come up to a stop for less than 1 min, will blow hot air. This started after the first...

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1956 Ford countrysquir 292CID Hesitation VIN: M6EY209828
First, I want to thank everyone who replied to this post, I received alot of good ideas. Quite a few people thought the exhaust might be plugged, which was very possible, but not the problem. A couple of people thought the valves might have been stuck when I a...
1986 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR14TXG
I am sorry to take so long to get back to you with this, but I had to wait for the car to come back. I did indeed find a missing graound!!! Some one had "scotchlocked" the computer grounds together and made them into 1! When load testing each circuit indivi...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTJE34L7V
After getting numerous replies and talking to a transmission shop, it sounded like a common problem. We replaced the torque converter and front pump. We then had our shop rat test drive it and report back to us. He said it still had the same problem that it al...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L starter VIN: 1FAFP42X1X
I replaced the flywheel and all is good. I had already checked all wiring and even pulled wire from starter after engine was running. I should know better than to install aftermarket parts!
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L owner has no key VIN: 1FTRX17W93
thank to all of you very knowledable individuals who provided information to take care of this situation. I'm amazed how much you know - this is truly an open-source solution oriented group of professionals...we will find exterrestial life with the likes of p...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L mode door VIN: 1LNFM82WOW
Thanks to all of you out their,I had several replies saying that the problem was in the blend door moter or the door it self I found the door to be broken.After replacing the door I also replaced the blend door motor.Thank all of you for your help.
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