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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Reverse clutch VIN: 1FBJS31H3T
Hello all, Got an E40D we built 30K ago for no reverse. At the time, reverse clutch was fried, all others looked great. At time of overhaul, when bottom pan was removed found half the valve body bolts laying in the pan or hanging from the valve body by just a...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP13P3V
Hello Everyone, I have this escort that has no power at the fuel pump. Ive checked all basic things like fuel shut off switch and all fuses and checked for codes. I changed the fuel pump relay and still have no power to fuel pump. I ran a 12 volt wire direct t...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L compression
Hi,i can't seem to find a compression spec for this 2000 powerstroke.any info would help.thanks
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU01141
first time working on this vehicle was recomended by a friend his never done anything to this vehicle since he bought it. it barely made it to the shop it seems to be running on 3 cylinders. checked compression its good on all cylinders. it sounds like detonat... Trouble codes: 1309 (misfire monitor disabled)
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L detonation VIN: 5DUUM12103
I am ready to have a car-baque with this one. This truck detonates off idle horribly. Fuel trim are up 8% and pulse with for the injectors is 10 ms just off idle. I did an injector cleaning with the snapon canister. O2's are switching even when it is pinging. ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L no 4x4 engagment VIN: 1FTRX18L13
Hello ford techs, F150 will not engage 4x4 on slick surfaces at a stop. I was only able to duplicate to problem one time. I got the truck stuck in the snow in the parking lot, after getting it stuck I placed the selector switch in 4 high and the light on the d...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21P44
Hello all and thanks in advance for your attention and any future responses. I am dealing with an intermittent issue on a 6.0 liter Ford Diesel Pickup. The issue began while the customer was driving down the road under a considerably heavy acceleration. The ve...
2005 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Charge Indicator VIN: 2FMDA58205
This vehicle originally came in with a dead battery and current draw through the Smart Junction Box (BCM) Car was inoperative until the batt was changed, charging system and terminals were ok. Dome lights did not function properly and accessory delay relay sta...
2005 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L brake light on VIN: 1MEMFM55S3
please help i have this 2005 sable that the brake light switch on the dash wont go off.i have junpered the fluid level switch and the parking brake switch and nothing happens,the power for all this comes out of the smart junction box.and it doesnt have a propo...

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1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Odometer VIN: 2FACP74WOP
Thanks to everyone that helped to prove my point to managment that used parts are not always the way to go...yes the cluster was sent out and repaired and works fine now..thanks again to everyone.
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FBJS31H8S
Hello all, Interesting fix. Ever seen a parking brake apply itself on the road? Now I have. Turns out the left cable was siezed and it was not detected by me or my tech first time around. But it was siezed in the OFF position, not applied. The par...
1997 Ford Contour 2.0L No Start
ok we messed up.always verify that the harmonic balancer marks are accurate.screwdriver down the hole for tdc the balancer was out 50 degrees.go signs of the balancer rubber distorted or loose.forgot the #1 rule never trust the manufacture. thank you...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 4x4 VIN: 1FTSX31F71
Most replies mentioned having problems with aftermarket shift motors. We replaced it with a new OEM unit. It may still be too soon to tell but as there is snow on the ground so I would have expected it to fail by now. Must be poor quality gears in the dorman ...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P7Y
thanks to all who replied.I pinched off the pcv line and rechecked fuel trims, with no effect.I finally found a substantial vacuum leak at the point where imrc shaft exits the intake.replacement of imrc assy. was the fix. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean condition).
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L intake valves VIN: 1FMRU17L71
Well we pulled the heads and found a brown powder subastace in cylinders (about a teaspoon full). The same subsance had gotten under intake seats and caused leaks. We can only assume some contaminated fuel can be the culprit. Whatever it is, it did not plug up...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
Thanks to all who took time to answer my help request. I caused the problem when I put the kit in the valve body. I assembled the EPC relief valves I put the check ball on the wrong side of the spring. This allowed boost pressure to bypass, and did not have pr...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX31P03
Thanks for all the great responses. Problem was as all had stated, the icp sensor had a problem. A few people suggested I replace the icp connector as well and this was very good advise as when I checked the old connector to the new sensor the pin cavites were... Trouble codes: P2285, P2614, P2617, P1328, P0401.
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L transfer case locked in VIN: 1FMDU73WX4
Hey all. I boo booed on this one. Ralph and Peter were both very correct. All replies were good. I even checked on the warranty period as Terry suggested. There is nothing wrong with the 4x4 system. All of the jerking and clanking is normal when on the lift. W...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L fuel delivery VIN: 1LNHM97V9X
The Lincoln is fixed. Gary from Pa. hit it right on the head. We had found the problem prior to his post, but he alone was exactly right. Three of four wires about 12" from the transceiver were broken. We replaced the transceiver as the dealer had it in stock...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Air Bag system VIN: 1LNHM82W41
Thanks to everyone who replied. All of the replies agreed that the new RSM needs flashed. Nick mentioned that the best route is to let the dealer actually do the swap as the best method is to pull the data from the old module first, install the new part and f...
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