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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 6.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTHF251XG
This ford has been following me around and haunting my every breath. i worked on it befor, it had an air in the fuel problemb, and long story short we sorted that nightmare out and now the ford comes back to me with the problemb of stalling at stop signs, it s...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L brakes VIN: 1FMDU34E2V
The new owner of this Explorer bought new pads, calipers and rotors from me. He figured with the low brake pedal that the brakes were shot, they were. Still has a really low brake pedal. It goes to about an inch from the floor. He found out it had been like th...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L #4 rocker arm VIN: 1FTYR10C5W
drained gas & replaced fuel. head shop said possible bad gas. why would bad gas effect one cylinder #4 & not any others? we checked timing it was good. If any one has a suggestion please reply. thanks for help...
2001 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L steering VIN: 2FMDA58471
After driving this van down the road for a short distance and making a gradual left hand turn,there will be a noise that sounds like a power steering pump groan. The noise will only happen once and will not last long. It never makes a noise when turning right,...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F81
January 31st we replaced all glow plugs and glow plug relay with Ford parts. Today the truck is back in with a complaint of hard starting cold, which I verified. I tested for voltage drop at the relay, it is ok. I unplugged the connectors at the valve covers a...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU67EX1
we have one that is giving us a little trouble. we have checked for vacuum leaks, watched the tps and maf signals, from what we see everything looks normal when this code comes up. we cannot seem to put a finger on what is causing this code to come up, has any... Trouble codes: 1121 (TPS does not match MAF)
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51431
hi all, thanks in advance for your help. customer came in looking to buy this vehicle, we checked it out, and told him what it needed. check engine light was on with p0420 in memory, and no pending codes. weeks later he bought it and we did cats, o2 sensors, m... Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire monitor disabled)
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP404X2
This vehicle has a tip in miss and a miss, as well as slight popping sound under light and heavy load. While cruising along we also feel a slight miss. Not consistant but irregularly. No trouble codes present. The only indications I can see are the mode 6 test...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34P52
hey guys, have this focus with a vibe at idle. the whole car shakes and has loud boom noise inside. when came in, looked it over and saw nothing obvious. jacked the engine up and vibration seem to go away. replaced the front engine and rear trans mount and ret...
2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP60A14
Cannot duplicate problem, with it being so intermittent. Customer brings vehicle in with light on & codes, but nothing current ever found. Vehicle is brought in about every 2 weeks with same codes & one lean code once, we replaced both O2 sensors related to co... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 sensor slow response 1/1), P0153 (O2 sensor slow response 2/1)
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Engine Oil Pressure VIN: 1FDWE35P14
Pulled the oil pressure switch and tested manual oil pressure. Found 3 psi hot idle and 77 psi highway speed. Owners state this was never a concern untill the exhaust started smoking alot. For this we found coolant leaking into the exhaust from the egr cooler....
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14554
hello again its me rick from martins in forney texas. i have a 04 f150 that came in for lifter noise intermittantly, customer opted to replace lifters, while doing this i replaced the timing chain guides due to excessive wear, and the spark plugs, that was a c... Trouble codes: P0307
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L radio - icp VIN: 1FAFP53U15
customer brought this vehicle in wtih the radio not working and has also stated that he has tried 5 different radios in this car. started checking this thing out and found that the radio doesn't light up at all. it seems to have power in the right places and t...
2005 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L blower VIN: 1FAFP56UX5
Help-- Ford tech's with experience on repeated blower failures on late model Taurus's---what are we missing. In spite of installing water deflector(as per bulletin), this blower motor(3rd) still seems rusted and quits running in heavy rain. As soon as the weat...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FTPX14596
This one is making me scratch my head... Battery goes dead after several hours. Instrument cluster inop. Tach, Speedo, Fuel Gauge do not function. Check engine light on, ABS light on as well as red Brake light. Yellow wrench(service req.) light on. Airbag ligh...
2008 Ford F F750 7.2L Fuel system VIN: 3FRXX75T38
Metal found in the fuel tank's of several vehicle's but only the vehicles with this engine, Appears to be from a failing engine componet (Fuel pump etc). Anyone seeing this from the new already discontinued CAT engines

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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L power steering VIN: 2FAFP7W8X1
My thanmks to all that replied. Final outcome is that I GOT THREE BAD PUMPS. Very unlikely and my parts guy is at a loss to explain it. Put the 4th one on and it was right from the git go. Amazed all my cohorts here!
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTN524L6Y
Well, the misfire was a dead hole on cylinder 1 not 3 like the scanner identified. (Snappy Solus) I came in the next day and decided that I would pull all the spark plugs for inspection. Number 1 plug showed signs of arcing across the porcelain tip by the elec... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylindrer 3 misfire).
2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP38322
sorry it took so long i forgot that i posted this. car was fouling all plugs out. after further checking on the fuel system the manual pressure guage showed pressure spiking out to about 60lbs, while scanner reading the rail pressure showed only about 20 - ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Electronic VIN: IFMZU73K93
Well I checked for proper idle, was good. I done some of more reserch on and solenoid pack, and it seems like its not gauranteed to fix the problem. gave customer estimate, and then he said said he could live with the problem for now. I gained knoweledge about...
2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L power steering
well it turns out that the p/s pump is bad, but the customer declined repairs and declined fluid lush and upgrade. also the p/s rack does have a very small leak on the left side that can be seen when you pull the boot back. thanks again for everyones help.
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L all shifts VIN: 1FMZU63W84
Thanks to all who replied. Customer wanted to go with a remann trans with a warranty.
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L radio / charge indicator VIN: 1FAP33Z44W
Thank you everybody for your help. I foud, after checking with the dealer, that this car has the option to listen to the radio with no key for one hour. When you turn the radio on it displays: "1hr", and shuts off by itself after an hour. As for the battery li...
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