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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTCR15X1R
This is my personal vehicle. When I purchased it the A/C was inoperative and no freon in the system. I had it charged to diagnose it and 2 days later the freon was gone from the system. I looked the system over with a UV light and did not find ANY source of th...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L ABS module VIN: 1FTZX17W8W
This truck was towed into our shop after the customer who is on vacation had a problem where the front calipers locked down and would not release overheating the front brakes so bad that the plastic lug covers melted off the truck. because of the heat it melte...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Defroster door vacuum control VIN: 1FAFP53S9X
Vacuum control will not hold vacuum to close door and then direct air flow to vents. Used vacuum pump to apply to yellow line to vacuum motor/actuator. Can this vacuum (motor/actuator)control be replaced without removing the instrument panel to gain access? Th...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Brake shoe VIN: 1FAFP3436Y
Stupid question; Which side does the thicker shoe go on for these Focus's? We did rear brakes on one not too long ago and then it was somewhere else for something else and some guy told her they were on backwards. Im looking at this, and the first thing tha...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FTYR10TB5
the vehicle had a 1401 dpfe sensor code my tech repaired the wires and backprobed one of them with 12v (don't ask why)and now the car will not start, no spark , no pulse , no communication. i think its the ecm and would like any suggestions before i spend 390....
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
hello all, our taurus has 02 heater circuit codes on all 4 o2s yes all o2s very wierd so we checked all power and grounds at ecm connector also checked continuity on all o2 wires no problems found we have batt voltage at o2s and at e.v.r. solenoid. replaced al... Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161, P1409, P0460
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F42
Hello all. This Power stroke is coming in soon. I have been talking to the customer alot about this problem but haven't been able to down truck yet. At first he broke down while pulling a hill. The engine died instantly without a spit or a sputter. Cranked goo... Trouble codes: P1000
2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, engine performance VIN: 3FAFP37303
This 2003 Ford Focus came in originally with a hesitation and stumble. Original technician tore down the cylinder head and sent to a machine shop. There is no reason left by the previous technician on why the head came off the car. Recieved the cylinder head b... Trouble codes: P0750 (Shift Solenoid A Circuit Failure)
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73K04
An explorer came in for a check engine light running rough. Installed plugs and wires, but it didn't fix the problem. Looking deeper in IATN found similar cases of misfire where plugs and wires wasn't a fix. Broken valve springs are also common. Got and ok to ... Trouble codes: P0306, P0316
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L epc solenoid VIN: 1FAFP53U36
this taurus has a code po962 pressure control solenoid a control circuit low.i have followed diagnostic tree in mitchell.all test show good.but,in the morning it will set the code.then it will drive fine the rest of the day.has anyone seen this code before? i ...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L compressor VIN: 1LNHM81W93
thanks all for taking time reading this post. I have a 2003 town car came in with no freon.. so I just recharged the system to specification and then start the car. The compressor work for about 2 sec then shut off. I checked and see that there is no ground si...

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1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Clutch VIN: ABC1056845
I want to thank everyone for the replies.I dont do many clutches but for the price it is just as cheap to replace it with a new fly wheel.Thanks again to every one.
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X7S
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L cooling system VIN: 2FTDX1769V
FIXED! thanks to all who took the time to respond. the leak on this engine oil to coolant was the adaptor that repositions the filter to the back of the engine. The adaptor also attaches to the lower rad hose. the gasket was bad and leaked oil (higher presure)...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
Well, I am going to go ahead and call this vehicle fixed. We released it to our customer nearly two weeks ago and so far, everything is going good. As I stated before in my preliminary summary, the powertrain control module seems to have fixed the problem. ... Trouble codes: P0443 (EVAP control system canister purge valve circuit malfunction), P0455 (EVAP control system leak detected...no purge flow or large leak).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21S8X
Well, now I get more information. Seems the previous owner put his own timing chain in it or at least started to about a year ago. The new owner finished putting the front together when he picked it up. After getting into this further I ran a comparison compre...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1137Y
Frist Thanks for all that e-mail's. We cover everything (at least twice) except the flywheel being broken. Customer didn't what to pull the engine to find out for sure. One thing for sure these little cars have a lot of reasons why, and problems that can go wi... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L 1-2-3-n VIN: 1FMRU1667Y
Patrick from Colorado hit it on the head, OD servo pin missed the OD band. Oops. Just the sheer coincidence that the symptoms were the same as my original symptoms made me assume I missed something, instead of just an assembly goof. Turns out it *IS* p...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U82
Thanks for all the responses. You all had great ideas . The main ones were head gasket, ignition coil, broken valve springs, and injectors. Here is what I did. First I eliminated the valve springs since the problem would come and go and not reappear for da... Trouble codes: P0301, P0316 (misfire detected at start up).
2005 Other Ford Caterpillar 7.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FVACXDC65
I replaced all fuel filters, also drained and inspected diesel for contamination. All the parameters in Data stream were within spec, SO because I had no Warning lamp On in Cluster and have no OEM diag equip for further testing , I decided to send this truck t... Trouble codes: 34 (Flash code no description).
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