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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1FTEF14Y2P
I have a 93 Ford F150 with the 4.9L inline six. Customer came in approx a month ago and said the serpentine belt keeps shifting rearward on the pulleys and causing a "popping" noise. The belt gets misaligned on the power steering pump pulley. I noticed there w...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L D & 2 Ranges VIN: NAJU3VP227
Hi group. This Explorer came to our workshop with shut off engine when D or 2 ranges are seleted; but in reverse and 1 ranges works fine. Pressure test good, no codes. I interchange the control valve body, nothing; I interchange the TR sensor, nothing; I inter...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F61
This is dads truck..starts fine always, runs perfect most of the time..once or twice a day especially under heavy accel the truck will begin slowing down then starts to miss will continue to miss until you let up on the accel and coast for a moment then you ca... Trouble codes: P1211 (Injector control pressure higher - lower than expected), P0732 (incorrect gear ratio 2)
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Lighting VIN: 1FMRU17L8A
this one is a good one... the vehicle came in with the interior lights and running board lights on all the time. codes b1313, b1314, b1315 were in the gems memory. i used the NGS to diagnos the problem. per fords trouble tree it concluded that i replace the GE...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU73K64
hello guys this ford was brought to us by carmax to replace timing chains they said it had noise we did not here it run already tore down by them some what how much slack should be in rear chain and how do u get it out nothing on alldata or mitchell thanks for...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S74
Ok ford techs here is one for ya. Ford Taurus misfires under a load. You rev engine not loaded its fine, once you load the engine multiple misfires come and go. once this happens it sets p0355 ignition coil E primary/secondary circuit malfunction. replaced the... Trouble codes: P0355 (testing and results)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRF14564
We have a new fuel pump installed.Vehicle was towed in for no start.It would start after hitting the fuel tank but would not rev up and pump was verry noisy.After installing new pump truck would not start.Checked per alldata and the pump was not grounding.when...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14525
ok well i had the truck come in with a check engine light on. i pulled the codes of p0301 and p0308. so i cleared the codes and drove the truck and found while driving, close to the end of the test drive. i went to floor it and the revs kicked up but the truck... Trouble codes: P0301, P0308, P0303
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX12W65
Hello all, I've got this Ford here, and am having issues finding the solution-which is why I'm posting... Once the vehicle is hot, the idle quality is rough, and seems to be lower than one would expect (630-660rpms).I've been told by Ford the idle speed sho...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FDNS24L66
this engine has a consistant rattle or slight lifter noise on right bank above 1,000 rpm's - oil pressure checks good, removed valve cover and found excessive slack in timing chain - replaced timing chain guides and tensioner's - noise is still there, there ar...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L temperature VIN: 1LNLM83W1V
Have problem with controller head and temp output car came in no blower operation and tapping noise from hvac case, cust took to another shop they replaced blower motor controller and pigtail and eatc control head. i repaired their botched harness repair and g...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L shifter VIN: 51MFU27R43
I have a Lincoln Navigator here that is stuck in park. Checked brake lights, lights come on when depress brake pedal but will not come outof park. Took top PRNDL off to look inside cannot see any movement or hear anything when depress brake pedal. Not familiar...

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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L park VIN: 1FTEX14H4R
I phoned customer this morning, he tells me its fixed, someone with better eyes rechecked the fuses, changed the wrong one. There where some nice tips on how to get it out of park from the replies. I will save them in my memory bank, thats if I dont go senile ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Temp guage = cold VIN: 1FMZU35P7W
Hello and thanks for all the replies. The fix was 2 fold- I replaced the t-stat-- coolant guage still did not work-- I decided to change out the Standard Sender I put in with a Motorcraft sender and - TA DAH-- it now works.. BTW Standard parts are absolutely ... Trouble codes: P0125 (Insuff. ECT for closed loop).
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Headlamps VIN: 1FAFP34P9Y
I did eventually have intermittent high resistance in the ground circuitry. After cleaning & tightening appropriate grounds I allowed the headlights to stay on an additional hour to retest again since the headlights always continued to work for me. There was i...
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