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1956 Ford Victoria 292CID Engine VIN: M6DV204520
I am looking for something that I may have overlooked. We R&R'ed the engine for rebuilding a few years ago. The engine now has about 500 miles on it and it is leaving oil puddles wherever it is parked. After the first 100 miles, the car started leaving sizeab...
1987 Ford Bronco II XL 2.9L 4WD indicator light VIN: 1FMGUI4T6G
The indicator lamp switch at top of transfer case checks OK with ohm meter. It has a two wire connector:1)Black ground 2)Yellow with black trace. Alldata does not show this wiring on diagrams, only the wiring for the 4WD electronic shift...this one is manual s...
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Radiator VIN: 2FRBP74F1K
Car came in for miss. Tech noticed oil seeping from upper hose and excessive oil in overflow. Color is dark and not pink indicating enging oil and not trans fluid. No water in oil. How can oil get into the cooling system on this 5.0 as I have never run into th...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Starting VIN: 1FACP44MXP
the car is starting like its out of time ,it bucks and jerks back while cranking. weve replaced the crankshaft sensor and the ignition control module.the customer told us it has been doing this every once in a while but now it does it on every start up.when bo...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Transmission VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
This one is very strange, I hope someone can help. There is no drive in Reverse ever. If D is selected after R there is no drive but if it is selected after 2 it takes off in 3rd. There is drive in 2 position as normal. The 2 codes were P0731 no 1st gear and P...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5220Y
Thanks in advance for the help. I first looked at this car about 200 miles ago. The customer had recently aquired this ride from prevoius owner who had been fighting a driveablitiy problem and reoccuring CEL. The car would at random hesitate and stumble and tu... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel Rail Pressure Range/Performance)
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Engine VIN: 1FAFP4046Y
This car came in for presumably an engine missfire but after some inspection I determined it was more of an engine vibration from 1200-2500 rpm in park or neutral. When I power brake the engine in Park or Reverse Vibration goes away... I can still feel the vib...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Exhaust VIN: 2FMZA55481
Hello again guys-here's my tale.Shortly after performing the above service[had recurring lean codes]this van[after sitting overnite]will emit a large blast of blue/oil smoke from the exhaust.It only lasts for about 3 seconds but its quite thick.I read some sim...
2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Brake Lights VIN: 1FAFP36323
Thank you in advance for your help. The problem is that the normal brake light do not work, center high mount does work. If you look at a wiring diag. for focus wagon you will see that CHMSL comes right off brake switch and normal brake lights runs into and ou...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21PX4
the truck will not start, checking high pressure oil will only go to 480 psi, unplugged icp, still no start, air checked the high oil circuit good at 100 psi, can make start on wd40 into air cleaner, stop spraying and truck will die Trouble codes: 2291 (icp pressure too low)
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTVX12514
Engine is missing off of idle. runs fine at idle. scanner shows VCT1 is at 0 off idle and VCT is at 25-40 off idle. Switched VCTs around and the same thing. Please Help.
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V6V
Hey everyone. I have a Mark VIII that I need a little direction on. The customer says that overnight, all four corners leak down and it's laying on the axles. Of course, it sat overnight at our shop and stayed pumped up all night with no sign of lowering at al...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
Hi guys, Read this real weird problem, Ford & Licoln house pulling their hair !!!. Customer came in, car runs rear rough (Piece of cake Hu) has codes P0305, P0307 & P0171, I replace all 4 coils (5,6,7 &8), plugs, V/C gasket w/seals on B2 (Driver side), still t...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L electronic shift VIN: 1MELM62W6R
first i want to thank anyone that can help me. this car is driving me crazy i will admit im not great with trannys but this car has all power in the world the problem is when you take off and jump on it it revs to around 5500 rpm then shifts hard into 2nd the ...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L LT fuel trim high VIN: 1ZWFT61L2Y
Eraced system after all work done- recheck data- find LT fuel trim at idle still at +14 give or take- found Baro sensor reading at 147 Hz- should be 158 Hz for this area- replaced MAF sensor- still reading to high???- any ideals
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L loss of power VIN: 2MEFM75W9Y
hello there first time posting, i have a 200 mercury grand marquis. this vehicle came in with the complaint that while driving down the road it losses power. fell just like the cat is plugged. check back pressure ok (checked at dpfe sensor on both hoses). chec...

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1987 Ford F-350 Custom 6.9L clutch VIN: 1FDJF3719H
this is going to sound weird but we had to have our roll back going so i made a extention to the push rod to give a little more travel it worked but i think the engine has crank end play thanks to all replies we will see how long it last
1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FACP41E2L
problem comes and go's, its an intermittent problem, I will continue to observe and get more info from this vehicle in the upcoming months. thanks for everybody's help. Trouble codes: 41 (hego sensor ckt indicates lean no hego switching detected), 91 (hego sensor indicates lean front left no hego switching detected).
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L shifting VIN: 1FALP62W1S
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix. The vehicle ended up having the shift solenoids shorted together. When the ecm grounds the solenoids to turn them on, because they were shorted together, it turned both of them on causing a start off in 4th gear. I found...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L high idle VIN: 1FALP6536V
Well, the customer decided to pull the plug on the Contour. The harness insulation was bad near the injectors, and the rest of the wiring was truly a MESS!! All the replies were good- Scott once had a small piece of plastic stuck in the iac valve holding it op...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2FMZA5145X
thanks for all the replies . we found a mouse infestation in the rear of this vehicle . this is now turning into a insurance issue & will require more time to complete .
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L coolant loss
I finally got my fleet guys to bring the truck back. Roy from New York had experience with these engines & informed me that yes, they will blow head gaskets. It is a shim-type multi-layer gasket. It didn't so much blow out a chunk as much as seep & corrode the...
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMYU70E7Y
The problem with the scanner was the scanner $7000 pos thanks Modis the car dealer took the vehicle 2 for after $100 dollars they said replace both front sensors, they took it back to their own shop and found the ring on the diff was broke, can't expalin the o...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24271
Well thanks again,..when everybody mentioned intake/egr ports,.this old brain remembered I had one identical to this,..check our files and sure enough almost 1yr to the day I did the same to its sister van,..and although the egr ports didnt appear that bad,..c... Trouble codes: P0302.
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L temp VIN: IFTPW12534
We replaced the control head and the truck hasn't come back..thank you
1989 Merkur Scorpio 2.9L Mechanical VIN: WF1BT81V1K
I talked to a trans shop and found out the seal in the front clutch does go out on these.It will require a rebuild so out comes the trans and all will be Ok.We have found a used trans and will have the car done by weeks end Thanks
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