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1985 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHX2619F
This all started because I changed the fuel filter. Before I did this the vehicle started and ran fine. The customer only wanted it done for maintenance, I know this truck pretty well, although I am no diesel expert. I work on all this guys vehicles and he is ...
1993 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP42E8P
got this 93 stang gt 50 that will not start, car has been sitting for over a year. At first we had no fuel pressure, but replaced the fuel pump relay, now when I turn the key on I do get fuel pressure. When I crank I do have spark, fuel pressure but no pulse t...
1994 Ford F450 Super D 7.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FDLF47F7R
Customer (side job) complained that the truck was smoking (white) profusely. And no power. Checked codes the only code at the time was P0470 EBP was at constant 53 PSI Changed EBP sensor and cleaned tube also changed thermostat at customers request. Road tes... Trouble codes: P1211 (ICP too high or too low)
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N6T
The customer drove the truck here and said he could be going down the road and the engine would suddenly cut off. He said the first few times this happened he could switch the fuel tanks and it would eventually start up (maybe just coincedence?).Then it got to... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition engine speed PIP input circuit malfunction)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAB123456
This is an AX4N transmission. Car was towed in for trans inop. No movement forward or reverse. Found damaged forward drum, piston, steels, and clutches. Rebuilt unit and now have movement but hard 1-2 shift. All other shifts are good. What pointers can you g...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L case VIN: 1FTZR15X2W
I have a 98 ranger with bad case without the overdrive drum sensor. I've got a 97 case with the overdrive drum sensor. Is that the only difference on these? By looking at them I don't see any other differences. Can I use this case? These are both 5r55e transmi...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L switch VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
We have this exploder with the t-case not engaging. Snap-on modis will not communicate with the 4x4 mod but it does communicate with all the other mods. We pulled the switch to check the input and output to the 4x4 mod. The output from the mod is only 1.7v at ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L programing VIN: 1FTRWO73O2
ooo great and resourcefull minds of iatn. Now that i have you're attention lol. I have installed this 2002 lightning motor and trans into a 1995 ford f 150 flare side for a customer/friend the problem i am having is that the pcm provided from the auto wreckers...
2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FMSU45P94
Hey guys this is one of our first 6.00 litre diesels beasts we have touched to date. We have replaced the glow plug controller but need to replace the glow plugs at the customer request. Has anyone got a technique for removing the right bank set? We have noti...
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTYR10D26
This truck came in last week with a blown up tranny. Ran it out of fluid due to a bad tailshaft bushing. I replaced the trans and just as a preventative I replaced the slave. Now he's back saying the clutch is too soft. Freeplay at the pedal is perfect, a...
1994 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L egr VIN: 2MELM75W4R
My question is how much vacuum should there be with the EGR valve off. My experience has been when the paages is cleared on most vehicles the engine almost dies due to a huge vacuum leak. I can feel a good vacuum being applied at the port when I put my finger ...
2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S64
I am totally at the end of sanity. Vehicle had a skip in cylinder 4. Replaced the 1 coil and vehicle was fine. Several days later developed another skip cylinder 5 replaced coil good for several more days. Then cylinder 1 & 2 went bad replaced those 2 coils an... Trouble codes: 300 (MISFIRE etc), 301 (MISFIRE etc), 302 (MISFIRE etc)

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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L brakes VIN: 1FBJS31HXN
Its always the simple things that bite the hardest. Its a dual caliper system and the bottom piston didnt move when I took a closer look the bottom slide was stuck. I cant believe I missed that. Broke it loose and greased all of them works great. Thanks for ev...
1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L not sure VIN: KNJLTO5H7V
found that the right control arm bushing was bad. thanks for all the help
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L VIN: 1FALP54N4V
pulled alternator fuse and light went out,replaced alternator.did recieve one reply explaining that on some generators the components go bad and send current back through wiring lighting up indicator light when shut off and draining battery but still work norm...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Thanks for the input. I did check the tank the baffles were intact. I replaced the anti slosh module again and it seems the car is fixed. It was too low on fuel when I replaced it to really tell if it was fixed. But I have not eard back from the customer yet s...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FMZA5142W
Thank you all for your replies. I apologize for the delayed fix post, we have been busy here. Anyway, I was able to get the engine at tdc, using cylinder 4 as a reference. There were no timing marks on this crank pulley so the post about the keyway being td...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 3FAFP66L9Y
Hi Guys, It did turn out to be a spark plug wire. Sheesh. Can not see the forest for the trees.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14574
Thanks to all that offered help on this Truck, This was not a typical case, The initial problem was that the truck quit because of the fuel pump module on the frame above the spare tire, After the truck would not start for the customer, He ran the battery de... Trouble codes: P1235.
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM91V1V
after re spraying whole system down again finally seen some small bubbles at the new air pump assembly. replaced again car has been gone for about two weeks now all is well again. thanks for all the help.
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1MELM6241R
We did the last thing that we could to fix this problem and that was to replace the ECM. After replacing the ECM, the problem went away and the vehicle runs very good. Customer has driven for 4 days now and said no problems after customer followup call was m...
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