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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Mechanical VIN: 1FTDF15YXS
Hello guy;s 5 speed manuel trans mazda built.. Cust. said clutch is out.. i hopped in 1st gear nothing 2nd gear same .. But third gear took right off.. so ok not the clutch its in the trans.. took trans out pulled top cover off every thing seems to be ok and w...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L spark plug holes VIN: 1FALP62W6T
Hello Ford techs.Could someone please tell me where the oil comes from in the spark plug holes of these 4.6 and 5.4 engines.I can't tell you how many of these things I get for misfires and the plug wire or C.O.P. is comepletely saturated with oil.It does not l...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26F9V
Hi Ford diesel techs, this truck is at our shop for a heater core and when I went out to drive it in on Friday, it wouldn't start. Because the weather is cold, we had it plugged in for several hours and the heater hose is nice and warm, the batteries are fully...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L drive belt VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
A chrirping noise is heard coming from the water pump area associated with an engine stall. Idler pully, tentioner, water pump and ps pump have been replaced. It seems as though one of the pumps is stalling the engine. Does not occur with belt off.
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1MEFM6534X
It keeps running off towards the timing covor and eats the belt. It comes apart. I have went by the book both times. It's driving me crazier. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I've been getting my gates belts at Carquest. Could the belts be stretching?...

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1991 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1FACP5349M
Well I just took it but the horns and pulled the dash.It was not to bad a deal.Thank you for the help guys. Jon
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X8R
Thanks to everyone who relied. This one had me going for awhile. First I replaced the MAF. Then the Purge Soleniod was bad. And last the DPFE Sensor that was the tricky one. Some Other shop had repair some wire and had crossed two of them. the CEL is out and... Trouble codes: 335 (EGR Valve Position Pressure), 565 (Canister Puger Failure), 332 (Insuffient EGR Flow).
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP5244R
The key to finding the fix for this vehicle ended up being in the knowledge of how the cooling fan operation is handled between the ECM and the CCRM. The cooling fan is turned on by defaul by the CCRM if the ECM does not supply a ground to pull the low fan cir...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L abs module VIN: 1FMPU18L4X
I am not able to complete the repairs on this one, my customer decided to put it up for sale and not spend any more money on it. Many thanks to all who lent a helping ear and keyboard, Joe, John, Tom,Don Jay, Brian, Greg and Stephen, from across the water. It ...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Hard Starting VIN: 2FMDA5345Y
Well, the replacement of the DPFE sensor cured my 1408 DTC and the emissions light is no longer on. I have not been able to find the solution for the hard starting because the individuals who own the need it and this is their only mode of transportation. The h... Trouble codes: 1408 (insufficient egr flow detected).
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMZU77E81
Thanks for the replies, Im sure a re-calibration would have done it, but we didn't have time to take it to dealer. Disconnected battery for 10 min. to reset adaptives and problem seems cured, again I appreciate all the responses.
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L speedometer gauge VIN: 1FDAF56P75
Thanks to all who offered their help. Almost all replies advised to replace the instrument cluster, which we did and the problem has been fixed! The two websites that were mentioned were helpful in determining that the instrument panel was bad; they are also a...
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