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1994 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L code 628, leak VIN: 1FALP5346R
After a long trip (approx. 200 miles,90*+ f), the trans pan is wet & the trans is 1.5 quarts low. I had serviced the trans & used a good quality gasket, I don't have this trouble with other transmissions. I snugged the bolts & they are fine. The vent is clear ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L no power 30mph VIN: 1FTEF14H5S
Customer said no power will not go over 20 to 30 mph at times We have'nt had it happen to us.
1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1OUOS
This vehicle came in from another shop. It sets misfire codes. P0300. This is an OBDII truck sold as a 1995. Drives and idles with a slight shake. Barely noticable, especially for 150K. In data, there is a misfire counter. Cyl 2, 3, 4, 5, all show missfires. ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11V9X
Truck came in with P0171 & P0174 codes. Customer told me motor replaced out og salvage yard recently. Smoked intake and found leaks at gaskets. Replaced upper & lower intake gaskets. Cleared codes test drove and both codes came back. Freeze frame shows engine ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Compressor VIN: 1FTSW31F4Y
At idle the compressor operates normal and cab air is cold, pressures 225-250 hi and 35-45 lo. Put it in drive and go and the compressor begins cycling on 2 seconds and off 2 seconds like on a timer until stop and back to idle and all works ok. I have checked ...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L whistle VIN: 1FTRW08L83
Vehicle came in with an intermittent very high pitched whistle noise coming from underneath the hood. Occurrence did not seem to be related to any speed, idle, etc. Tech believed the noise to be EGR related. Smoke test revealed a heavy leak from the EGR Valve ...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Front rotors VIN: 1FMPU16LX4
I have had 5 of these Expeditions in the last month that has a brake pulsation. I turn the front rotors and drive it. No change, actually worse. Replace rotors, problem solved. The turned rotors look straight from the wear pattern, but there's an oilly substan...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTWX30516
When we were changing the plugs. 2 of them come apart right below the threads were the long part of the electrode joins, leaving the electrode in the head.The Ford Technical Resource web site has a TSB (6-15-2) for this but it says to remove the porcelain & th...

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1995 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 4.9L Stall VIN: 1FBHS31Y4S
Although the vehicle is not 100%, it is 900% improved. I seriously considered the suggestions that were given me and used a breakout box and scoped the sensors. They were all working properly. The Linder Injector Co. sent another set of injectors they said ...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Accessories VIN: 1FALP45T2S
I left the vehicle sit overnight. Came back this morning and rechecked the parasitic drain. It was drawing 11 mA. A very good number!!! I tested the battery with my Snap-On Microvat and battery tested out good. I'm guessing the customer may have accidently lef...
2008 Ford F350 6.4L cruise VIN: 1FTSW31S68
Well I was hoping for some 08 specific information, 07's and earlier use two brake switches, one pressure and one position acting with each other for some redundancy protection. Both failing together on a brand new truck maybe possible but highly improbable. ...
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L abs module/pump VIN: 2MELM74W8P
Hello again gentlemen,"sorry" I'm afraid this Merc.is a pain in all our rears.First off let me say that the worst part of this trade is the ones that can be fixed fairly economically.This customer was not interested in replacing any parts in attempt to cure a ...
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