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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32E2W
This is a nightmare. The truck came in with complaints of a miss, rough idle, and dieing at a stop. When we checked it (actually just started it up) we heard a terrible knocking noise. Research showed that to be a timing chain issue. We found the timing guide ... Trouble codes: 1132 (lack of ho2s b1s1 rich), 1151 (ho2s b2s1 lean), 1152 (lack of h02s b2s1 rich), 1158 (lack of h02s b2s2 rich)
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L horn VIN: 1FTZF18W3W
horn works fine until you turn key on
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTRX18L9Y
Intermintant cold stalling! Very puzzling to say the least. On the cold mornings this truck will no hold an idle for the first 4 minutes of driving, problem happens 2 out of five times. I first advised the customer to have the PCM reflashed, he took it to the...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L heater VIN: 2FMZA5046B
this vehicle is not blowing warm air. when moving controler from hot to cold it definately gets cold. when moved back to hot there is a very slight change. pulled off the blend door motor to check it. it is in good shape and rotates when commanded. i am able t...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Seal VIN: 1FTNW21P94
Inspecting vehicle for fluid leaks. Have only found wetness (drips hanging) around lower half of bell housing area. Customer complaint or indicates vehicle will leave 6 to 8 inch dia puddle of fluid under vehicle after sitting overnight. Initially customer tho...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF20535
Does any one have a way to ck secondary misfires when scaner does no record any. Other than injector balance test.
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNLM91V4R
we have tested air ride and found it working with weight in it and lowers down when weight is removed,we think problem is in the shock dampening control. car seems to set level.any suggestions,what are we missing???
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Stall VIN: ILNLM97V3T
Looking for a little guidance here. Cust had car a local ford dealer for stalling problem. dealer diagnosed bad tps, o2 sensor 1/1 and post cat sensor. too expensive so it is here. replaced parts at cust. request. he didn't want diagnosis confirmed. Car starte...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM82W4X
hi group, I have long hair but not for long if I don't fix this car. Sorry for the long post, but there's lots of data here, and It reflects that I've had the car about a week. I got this town car from a transmission shop down the street that I do troubleshoo...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L motor VIN: 5LMFU27R73
motor makes a very light noise but the noise comes more from the missfire and backfire.
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55SOY
Hi everyone. I feel like it's my week in the boxing ring, so here we go. This vehicle came in with the above codes stored for lean exh. Problem is occurring at idle and set fuel trims at around 30% ST and 20% LT after idling approx. 1 min. like this suddenly f... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53UX1
I am pretty sure what is going on with this one but I wanted to get some feedback first. It came in originally running rough and we replaced the plugs and wire with motorcraft parts. Replaced coil. We also repaired vacuum leaks at the intake spacer and the pcv... Trouble codes: 301 (misfire cyl 1)

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1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 2FTJW35MXK
Hi Guys, It took some time for the customer to make up his mind but he did. We informed him that the pump was out after checking it out, thanks to help from you all, and he went for the pump replacement. Now it runs like it should and sounds 100% better ...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Clutch assembly VIN: 1FAFP42X7W
Well, this horse is gone. To all that replyed, thanks for the help. I installed a manual adjustable cable to tighten up the pedal and get the clutch to fully release. I personaly feel this is a crutch, but the customer was getting impatient and was presented a...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L rear ticking noise VIN: 213A725539
we replace the drive shaft because with chassis ear it sounds like it was coming from around it and ford had a couple in stock so we tried a new one and it fixed it. thanks for all the help from everyone
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride VIN: 5LMFU28R63
Well Jeff from Texas was close. These are totaly rebuildable air shocks and the mount for the right front was leaking around one of the mounting studs. The upper mount is a two piece and there must be a seal that is not replaceable between the two parts. A new...
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