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1975 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FABP12QX1
where are the old cogers?---I've been doing this for 30 years but my memory a bit rusty here---came in a couple of months ago and found reluctor hitting pick up-replace dist-all was well---towed back in month later and had to advance timing 10 degress to get i...
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Electronic VIN: 1FBSS31L11
Car came in in limp mode. It was starting in second. We pulled these codes out and cleared codes. After clearing codes the trans would shift normally. I sold customer a turbine sensor. After installing new FORD sensor it is acting up all the time. Turbine spee...
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA51412
This vehicle came in a couple of weeks ago with a left rear wheel speed sensor failure. I replaced the failed wheel speed sensor cleared the codes and test drove it no problems now its back with a C1185 ABS power relay output circuit failure. I have checked th...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L wiring VIN: 1FMZU73W92
I have my Sheriffs Explorer in here with several wirings harnesses and EVAP hoses that have been used as dinner or dessert for some critter,..IE: mice or squirrels,..Does anybody have or know of a way to keep them away??? I know the mothball trick but I know d...
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2003 Ford Explorer Sport XLS 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMYU60E33
cust. came in on sept. 3rd requesting we change fuel filter,not giving any reason why.cust.returned on sept. 8th asking for us to diagnose dying while driving problem.found inertia switch and connector badly melted and bad connection.repaired problem,returned ...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L rattle VIN: 1FTPW14564
customer stated rattling noise from engine at about 2000rpm, underload, pulling weight and going up inclines. noise is loud enough to hear while ac is on and radio. noise stops as soon as customer takes foot off gas pedal,does not make noise when driving casua...
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2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU92154
thanks in advance, this vehicle had been driven for a while with the original issue of miss and back fire. when it came in it had the left hand cat and under car cat restricted along with bad front o2 sensors and flooded spark plugs. after fixing these issues ... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 miss), P0306 (cyl 6 miss)
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2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L underhood fuse block VIN: 1FDXW47P35
The underhood fuse block has started on fire. Its only affected the #9 fuse( trailer turn signals). The fuse is so badly damaged I cant tell if it was the correct amperage fuse.No other fuse or relay in the fuse block is damaged, beyond discoloration, although...
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1992 Ford Escort GT 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAPP1282N
guys i was right, it was simple and i feel more like a bone head than ever! Intake cam off two teeth and exhaust cam one tooth. found customer had installed timming belt themselves and failed to tell me that it ran bad ever since, but that is no excuse for me ...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU62X2Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. THE PROBLEM WAS AN IGNITION COIL. WHICH HAD PLENTY OF VOLTAGE TO FIRE. IT SIMPLY WASN'T FIRING ON TIME. JUST A FLUKE, BEING THE PROBLEM WAS NOT THERE BEFORE CAM SENSOR REPLACEMENT.-
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2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Front diff VIN: 1FMZU84P4Y
Thanks to the tech's that took time to respond most said check tires if more than 1/4 inch different replace all tires the problem was wrong tire size, pass rear was a 225 all other 255. when I looked at it I checked for a different tire all were the same ...
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2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L rf windshield pillar VIN: 1FAFP52211
Seems like the dash is made up of a few layers (laminated ) at least near the a pillar. Stuffed a few small pieces of foam tape between the layers and it decreased the noise considerably. Thanks for the help.
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU01101
I'm so sorry that this took so long first my surfboard fly's off the car and hits my head. The Doc. loved that one, and on top of that catch this nasty flu bug. Totally spaced my post. Many wrote about a broken wire 5in from ECU, at the bend. And that's where ...
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 6.8L fan clutch VIN: 1FBSS31S31
This post has to be closed now. The storm in Houston disabled us from operating for the last 2 weeks, still no electrical power at the shop and just got power at home last night. I will add comments to this "fix" in the next month when I'll be able to resume w...
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2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33Z54
must have been a connection problem at pin 30 at pcm. cleared codes run drive cycle and all monitors set. thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0053 (b1s1 heater resistance high or low).
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2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L #4 Piston VIN: 1MEFM55S52
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and replies.Just for reference this = is what the piston looked like.These ...
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