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1983 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FMDU15G8C
there is no spark the +wire to coil shows no power unless it is disconected vehical sat for 3 years
1994 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Master Cyl VIN: 2FAPP36X7R
Here's one that I'm pulling my hair out on. I have a Ford Tempo that has virtually everything replaced on it. The customer replaced his calipers first and brought in to our shop to bleed because of soft brakes. We bled manually and sent him on his way. He came...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L cooling tube VIN: 1FTJS34H7S
We are looking for a part E8UZ 18B402 A .Ford is telling us is obsolete and nobody have it in stock. Any place to find it. Thanks to this great place. Gilbert.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 1FTDX1766V
Hi guys I have a ford pickup that is making me go bald from all of the hair pulling. It came in my shop the first time for a coolant leak. We found the heater core was leaking, replaced it and sent the customer on his way. Three weeks later the heater core was...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L anternator VIN: 1FALP6537W
i need charging system wiring diagram on 98 contour,all the fuse is ok ... the alternator is ok i'm ready test out side doesn't charge ,is only show 11.03volts and the speedometer doesn't work, fuel.gauge doesn't ,temperature gauge doesn't work either... i nee...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cold Start VIN: 1FDXF46F6X
Have a 2001 Ford F550 with a power stroke diesel. If truck sets over night it will not start in the morning. Glow plugs are working. There is no smoke at all. Checked for codes there are none. Check oil in resevoir it is ok. If you crank long enough, it will s...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYUO3121
Hello everyone Im new at this so I will try to give as much info as i can.This Ford belongs to an old customer of ours that moved out of state,he is back now so he droped the car of because the car had a miss.I scaned the vehicle and saw that cyl no 1 has high... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition Engine Speed Input Circuit Malfunction)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Alternator VIN: 1FTSW31F73
rig was brought to us with alternator melting down. RandR alternator waranty unit napa/raylock. same prob alt was hot within minutes. check batterys tested fine. remove and clean all grounds. check all connections clean any that where questionable. check glow ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L headlights VIN: 2FAHP71W13
We've been chasing this lighting complain for a few months now but have been unable to affect a repair. Drivers report that sometimes during night patrol the headlights will go out. One officer reported the he was unable to get the lights to go back on by usin...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L coolant leaking VIN: 1FDWF36P14
hellow diesel techs. hope you all can enlighten me a lot. new at posting and modern diesels in general. the diesel i have here is a 6.0 ford diesel. its a late build by looking at the intake manifold, the rear of the intake doesnt go all the way around. the...
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Dual heater/AC controls in cab VIN: 2FMDK49C37
Dual control heater will put out heat on both sides in manual to feet selection only. Dual control heater does not respond to "Dual" control or any temp. change. Blower speed will change when changing temp. setting, but temp. of air coming out of heater stays ...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride VIN: 5LMFU28R63
Hey people, and thanks for reading. I have this Navigator that came in with the air ride inop. There was a code for the right front height sensor. Checked sensor and found it was open in almost all positions. Replaced sensor and cleared codes. Air ride began w...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L interior lights, power door locks, windows VIN: 4M2DV111XV
Hope theres a mercury or nissan tech who can help us on this one! Vehcle came in with power windows and locks inoperative along with interior lighting not working. windows will work with car running and door locks in unlocked position with the door shut only. ...

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1978 Ford Thunderbird 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 8J87H15512
ok sorry to everyone!!! I am the worst at iatn, I have been out of town in washington at a car show, The carb was takin off and was very clear that it needed to be cleaned and rebuilt and the fuel pump was indeed bad we got er done and runs like it came new ou...
1985 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FTEF15N8F
when first talked to customer, he advised that the fuel filter has been replace befor he brough to the shop, took a chance and checked the fuel filter, found 3/4 full of mud, pulled both tanks. rear tank contamiated. both low pressure pumps not working.learnt ... Trouble codes: 41 (system lean).
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L can't fill fuel tank VIN: 1FAPP15J2P
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTEX14N3P
First of all thanks to all that replied. I took all advice and removed the plenum cleaned it inside and out, relaced iat, ect sensors. Tps was in spec. Did pcm relearn al is well again.
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L drive belts VIN: 1FTJS34H9P
yes yes yes great web site as usual,found the bracket on the a.c causing the belt to ride 1 rib off crank ,it started at the crank and eventually worked up to the a c compresor recommended replaced ac compressor and the fem bracket thank's to all mick sl...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L injectors VIN: FC743820JX
was just looking for info on fireing order so i could replace the injectors
1966 Lincoln continental 460CID Misfire VIN: 6Y86G43590
concensus was ground problem, lots of good ideas, customer took vehicle wanted to drive while it was still summer, will be bringing back by end of October, gonna pull motor and rebuild, I'll make sure I got plenty of grounds, 8mm spark plug wires and good plug...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L radio,dash lights
Thanks to everybody who replied to my question.It turned out that I overed look the number 15 fuse in the i/p.The fuse was missing.THANKS AGAIN!
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Detonation/ Pings VIN: 2MEFM75W3W
Thankyou for all the replies received and for all your help. Most the replies suggested cleaning the MAF or cleaning EGR passages. I did check the operation of the EGR and cleaned the MAF. I afterwards allowed the customer to try the vehicle for a while. Since...
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L alarm VIN: IMEFM55SXY
Took your good advise and sent customer to dealer. We do not have the correct scanner to get proper info to find the problem with the alarm system.
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 12WFT61L6Y
This car is fixed,thanks to SAM from Arkansas who said to check the MLP sensor.I call this a rang sensor,prindal switch.After replacing this part Iwent back to the old tranmission that came out of the car and found that my tec. had used the old part instead of...
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