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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L front brakes VIN: 1FDKE37HXP
I have a 1993 E-350 that pulls hard right during slushy or icy conditions. We have replaced all braks and hoses and also bypassed rabs. Still pulls, we have not replaced master cylinder and calipers were replaced in 2006. checked slides and mounts and all is g...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L lacks power VIN: 1FTZR15VXX
Hello all, I want to know what normal exhaust backpressure is on this truck. I suspect my backpressure is slightly too high. The car ALMOST drives normal, its only at the very top of the power band that it starts to lack power. Also if someone could please...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU22XOX
got about 8 hours in this and please help me!! this is my first posting so bare with me. vehicle came in with the p0340 cam position sensor curcuit fuilure code. i have seen multipul problems with these sensors and the sycnronizors failing and breaking, so whe... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position signal curcuit failure)
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMDA57491
Have this windstar in here with intermittent loss of abs communication. The brake light will come on when stepping on the brake making the van come to a stop over and over. mainly going in reverse but sometimes going forward. code comes up for u1262 scp commun...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 4wd shift solenoid VIN: 1FTSX31L42
This truck has no 4x4 operation, hubs good but does not have power to the shift on the fly solenoid. According to Alldata there is a light blue and pink wire that is suppost to be hot with key on and it is not, checked fuse and it is good. Any help would be ap...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L dash lights VIN: 1FAFP53UO3
I have a 03 taurus with an intermittent dash lites coming on, ( I haven't seen this condition occur yet) customer says they stay on for a few seconds then go off and vehicle continues to drive normally. I have done a road test and tapped on the dash to make th...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53233
Car was towed in as a no start, got it started with just a squirt of carb cleaner. Checked fuel pressure found within spec. Noticed engine light on found 2 o2 codes. Car was running fine then idle would drop down then come up, and kept rolling up and down for ... Trouble codes: 1132 (lack of o2 bank 1 sensor 1 switch indicates rich), 1152 (lack of o2 bank 2 sensor1 switch indicates rich)
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21P54
This truck was towed in, died on the freeway. No CEL but it had code 284 stored in memory.All of the injectors pass the buzz test. If we crank it long enough it will try to start and sometimes even idle. If you step on the throttle, the rpms only slightly incr... Trouble codes: 284 (cyl 8 power contribution)
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L oil system VIN: 1FTWW33P24
Vehicle came in shop for an injector problem and also an EGR problem. We replaced misc injectors and cleaned all of carbon out of egr cooler, installed the updated connector pipe at the high pressure pump. Had to change the oil filter stand tube which is a bla...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air spring VIN: 1LNHM81W8Y
the customer did not want to replace the air springs so we replaced with coil springs would like to know if anybody knows a way to turn off the air sup. light on dish this is a 2000 and has the sterring stab unit in the modultator help

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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X4S
We tried several of the suggestions, but was not able to fix the vehicle, so the owner took it to ford. He said the fix was replaceing the vapor management valve. The part was $30 & labor was $385.76,( must be nice), but the good part is that it is fixed. T...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L camshaft chain VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Thanks to all that responded. Still unsure of what caused dr.side cam chain to break. Investigated all areas that could have possibly been the reason. No signs of lack of lube to camshaft or excessive fuel concern in cylinders which caused hydro-locking during...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L oil in coolant VIN: 1FMZU32X9X
Well it is gone and repaired. Thanks to all who replied. Especially Brooks from Texas and Kirby from Manitoba. This engine does suppy oil trough the head tolube the rocker shaft and the gasket blew right at the right spot to dump oil into the coolant. Went to ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTWXZP64E
Thanks to all that replied. Half of the replies asked if it had been chipped. Since this is a car lot truck I had no history of vehicle. Some replies said to use a stud kit from ARP, that they would hold up better than the Ford head bolts. I pulled the heads...
1999 Mercury Tracer GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM10PXX
The Tracer is history The pcv valve was the culprit as it was stuck open Thanks to all that replied Trouble codes: P1506.
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