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1965 Ford mustang 260CID No Start,
65 Mustang 260 V8, customer had motor built 2 yrs ago at machine shop. Never attempted to start it till now, after he failed he brought it to me. Compression is around 100, adjusted rockers to 0 lash, on cranking you can hear what sounds like exhaust coming th...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Anti-theft VIN: 1FALP52U8V
I recently acquired this car for my grandson. After determining that the no oil pressure was due to a failed drive gear on the cam synchroniser, I replaced it and put a good battery in. Car has window stickers with Ford Security System on them, siren/speaker u...
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L thumps on accel VIN: 3FAFP3135Y
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this Focus in that makes a thumping noise from the right front when driving, mostly on acceleration. The vehicle stopped in last week and we drove it. I heard the noise and it sounded to me like an axl...
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L high pressure VIN: 1FAFP33P81
cannot find high pressure fitting did ford build these without one .thanks inadvance matt
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L converter seal VIN: 1FAFP53U21
I have a 2001 taurus that will leak trans fliud out the front pump seal after getting hot, we have replaced the trans cooler,we installed a new vent per the tsb, pulled the trans and we don't see any thing wrong, the seal is grayish/brown color, I guess why do...
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2000 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Power Draw VIN: 1L1FM81W7Y
This vehicle is an electrical nightmare. It's a limo that is having electrical problems. The owner seems to think it's the PCM. I've gone done this road with the owner, and find out that most of the vehicles needed a LCM. This is losing power at high speeds. I...
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2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L warning chime VIN: 1LNHM84W91
this vehicle has an audible five beep tone with no other visual warning lights. beep begins within 30 seconds and will sound again every 30 minutes. no gem codes present. tone began just one day. unable to duplicate tone with other audible known tones.
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1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L compressor VIN: 2MELM75W6V
we have this mercury that came in for a/c not working customer said that he heard a clicking noise then a/c quit. checked and found blend doors not working, found tsb on problem. replaced blend door actuator and doors working great. also found that a/c compres...
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1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L No Start VIN: 2FTJW35GXM
thanx to all who replied...and jim u do recall correctly...this thing passed every test that i could throw at it for components and wiring. ended up an intermittant pick up in the distributer...it finally lost spark during the countless hours of testing. how i...
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1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FACP44M7P
well guys this one went away im sorry to say because i really wanted to find out what was wrong. after driving this car for close to 100 miles off and on in the 100 plus degree heat we have had here recently the head gasket took a dump and they do not want to ...
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1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FALP45X7T
Well, we found that the negative battey cable was not making proper contact requiring the current to find its way back to the battery through the TCC solenoid. The owner had replaced the terminal end with a temporary end and the main cable was not making conta...
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1999 Ford F550 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDAF56FXX
Thanks for all the help, special thanks to Christopher and Patrick for pointing out that There are 2 chack valves, one in each head. There are screens in each one. When checking fuel pressure for symptoms were there are misfires in one or both banks, it ... Trouble codes: 1247 (Low boost Presure), 1670 (EF Feedback circuit no signal), 0263 (Cylinder 1 contribution/balance fault), 0269 (Cylinder 3 contribution/balance fault).
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L high pressure VIN: 1FAFP33P81
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED .SOMEONE HAD PLACED A PIECE OF PLASTIC OVER THE OPENING PROBABLY BECAUSE THERE WAS NO CAP ON THE PORT.REMOVED THE PLASTIC AND THERE IT WAS.ALL DATA SHOWS IT DIFFERNT .MAKES ME FEEL LIKE A FOOL.THANKS AGAIN .MATT
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP55U31
I recieved 15 replies. Two made no sense based on the problem, but the other 13 showed that this trans has 2 very common problems causing this symptom. The replies were split between a broken pump shaft or stripped splines in the convertor for the pump drive. ...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FMFU16L93
Well the fix here seems to be that we shopuld have replaced the right side caliper when we replaced the left one. The truck did not come back for a while, don't you just love the customer complaints and their poor response when they don't bring 'em back, and ...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14574
Thanks you to everyone who responded. This network is the best!Well I think we got it fixed. I forgot to mention we did replace the fuel filter last time and we used OE pump and filter. And the voltage drop was fine. We replaced the filter this time too becaus...
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1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W9V
well this vehicle is fixed and gone . replaced the rear air suspension module and all is ok . the module was not sending voltage down one sensor wire causing the system to think the sensor is bad . thank for the replies and the help offered .
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L communications VIN: 5LMPU28L6X
ABS module was disrupting communincations on the "K" line, disconnecting the module, cycling the key and retesting got us to talk to the Air suspension module, ended up having a bad vent solenoid, we ordered the parts...and presume that once the ABS module is ...
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