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1961 Ford thunderbird 390CID convertable top VIN: 1Y73Z15686
Hello all, I have a rare request. I am looking for someone who knows anything about the operation of the convertable top on this t bird. It is a very nice car, but has a few issues. I believe I have a short in trunk for the brake/turn lights. The problem is th...
1987 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L pads VIN: 2FABP73F3F
pads have been replaced three times on this vehicle and they continue to make noise (screeching, squeeking,sometimes grinding) but there is no evidence of any grinding or uneven wear in the pads and rotors.
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L no-crank in Park VIN: 1FTJE34M8P
Shop next door has already replaced the PRNDL switch (and from what I gather, the owner had also tried a new switch himself), but all along, the vehicle will only start when the gear-shifter is in Neutral. It won't crank in Park. I even removed the switch and...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L exterior/instrument cluster lighting VIN: 1FTEF14N6S
Hello techs: Vehicle blows fuse#4 (Taillights, PArking lights, instrument cluster lighting. All lights functioning properly. Disconnected trailer wiring and even taillight harnesses, no change. Found during testing, that slowly moving headlight switch from he...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L clutch wont disengage VIN: 1FTDF15Y4S
help Ford trans techs,have replaced transmission in this truck w/used trans,customer had used trans,its from a 1988 f150 its a 5 speed manual.due to bad sychronizers.according to customer.I r&r trans and customer agreeded to clutch & pressure plate.I also had ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L some accessories stay on afeter key is out VIN: 1FTRW08LX2
The customer stated that after he turned off the ignition the eatc, compass and door pad stayed on after removing the key. After it sit for a while and these items went out the headlights and parklights came on until the battery was drained. I verified complia...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5826Y
You got it Nate. This car had been a problem on and off for a few days. Turns out the scan tool had been acting up. Back to the basics and a smoke test shows a leak around the EGR valve. Replaced that and all is well. Thanks to all that had participated. Brian Trouble codes: B1318 (battery voltage low), B2425 (remote keyless out of sync).
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L brakes VIN: 1ZWFT61L4Y
Well folks, this one is not fixed yet due to the fact that the owners daughter drives to school and work in Toledo and the availability of the vehicle is very limited. As an update, I have checked the vacuum of the brake system as suggested by 4 of the 5 repli...
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