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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L water pump bolts VIN: 1FTEF15N8R
Morning all-This thing came in on the hook.The customer decided he was going to change his own water pump and save a buck or two.Well that ship sailed!Broken bolts and a broken T cover.My problem is trying to find the bolts.Ford cant come up with anything beca...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTCR14U9R
Here is a strange one to ponder and I have a question as well. This little Ranger came in yesterday with a turn over no start after it was warmed up. It never really stalled it just didn't want to start back up after it was turned off. After confirming the pro... Trouble codes: 113 (Intake air temp input high), 118 (ECT input high), 122 (TPS low input), 123 (TPS high input)
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L brakes VIN: 2FMDA5140S
This van came in with a complaint of soft, low pedal. The pedal was very low and soft. Adjusted rear brakes brought the pedal up very little. Replaced master cylinder to correct bleeddown. Ok, the pedal doesn't bleed down now, but still very low(almost on floo...
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE14H6T
Hey guys, Last week this E150 came in with the check engine light on. Pulled code p0385, misfire dection sensor failure. Suggested replacing sensor. Back this week with same code. Did code reset and raised rpm's above 1500 three times, code reset itself. Check... Trouble codes: P0385
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L mil light for airbag VIN: 1FMZU24EXX
air bag light blink on took back to dealer couple days light came on dealer cleared out codes but still had a memory code B1994 B1869 dealer has no clue the snap-on com. B1994 DRIVER SIDE MNT ABG OPEN CIRCUIT B1869 AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR LAMP CIRCUIT OPEN ...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L master cyl VIN: 1FDWE35L82
we replaced the master cylinder 4 times on this truck in the last 6 months the first three were remans the last was a new one. every 30 to 45 days this truck comes back with the front half of the master by-passing, we try bleeding it with a power bleeder each ...
2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L vents VIN: 1LNHM81W45
There is no air flow from the dash vents, it will switch between floor and defrost. I can not find any postings or TSB's for this problem, have tested the body computer- no codes. Information hard to get. I do not want to explorer into the dash if I do not nee...

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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L hard start VIN: 1FTCR10A3M
i tested fuel pressure it was good and some said pcv valve issues..i ended up putting a new iac in and on cold start up it ran good customer took truck and has been using for about 3 weeks with no problem. thanks to all that replied. Trouble codes: 41 (ego not switching).
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP55U22
thank you to everyone who helped and gave their input. Out of the 43 replies that i got for this problem id say about 40 of them all said to check the cam syncro. All of you were right, thats exactly what it was. I cant believe that i have never run into this ...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU93193
I would like to thank all those of you who responded to my help request. Unfortunately I was not able to repair this vehicle. The customer decided to take the car to the dealer. This is what I do know about this vehicle. I had fuel and spark. the new spark plu... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304 (Misfire cyl 4), P0306 (Misfire cyl 6), P0316 (Misfire occurred in first 1000 rpm).
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L climate control VIN: 1FAHP56S93
thank you for your replies. it does appear,like all of you said, that the dash control was at fault. i am really surprised that no more than 3 members had experienced this same problem. Ray
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX20565
Thanks to all that replied.After coming up empty,I thought I would retrace everything the other shop had done and see if they left anything loose or out of place.Turns out they did. After pulling on all the harnesses and vacuum lines,I checked all the Ignition... Trouble codes: P0301, P0305.
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L a/c evaporator VIN: 1L1FM81W5X
Hey, thanks for all the information on removing the evaporator from this car. I had a hard time getting the side cover onto the housing but found a quarter inch wood shim pushed it away from the firewall and it snapped right in. Thanks
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Starting VIN: 1LMHM81WX1
vehcile had PCM flashed and started right up, not sure if it was the used IC that was put in the vehicle that put the pcm into antitheft mode. new PATS key was made also.
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