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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26G4J
vehicle came in for stall at idle/low idle. was not able to start vehicle tested spark and fuel pressure. fuel pressure would drop found fuel pressure regulator leaking into vacuum line. replaced fuel pressure regulator. was able to start vehicle but would idl...
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1994 Ford Mustang 5.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FALP45TR2
Good Morning, This mustang came in customer complant over heating. Found low coolant do to timing cover leaking, Replaced. Run car drove car, 15 miles. All system go. Customer picked up car next morning. In 15 min came back over heating. We let car set. over n...
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1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Air Bag light is on VIN: 2FALP74VX2
We replaced Air Bag sensor, didn't make any difference! We checked the wiring, couldn't find any shorts. HELP!!!G-mail us at: [...]
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power
Customer complaint was lack of power compared to old engine. Checked with scan tool (no codes) O2 sensors cycling good. But noticed left bank (cam angle sensor side) fuel delivery was approx 2.5ms while the right bank was always approx 1 ms more, 3.5ms. Also w...
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Rotors VIN: 1FMPU17L13
Since pad and rotor replacement, like clockwork shudder reappears every 8000 miles. New low dusting pads were installed, unsure if rotors are new style. I do know that Ford tsb# 6-12-5 covers 2004 to 2006 trucks and calls for replacement calipers as well as ro...
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L engine rev VIN: 2FAHP71W05
Customer Complaint- The Deputy says that occasionally (3 times), when he is at a stop with the car in gear and the engine at operating temperature, "the engine revs up so high that it will actually smoke the tires and tries to surge forward" Deputy said he has...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A4R
Performed lab scope tests on crank sensor - ok. Engine would start & run, but rough! Disconnected prim. coil & engine smooths out! With prim. disconnected engine would start and run good. Reconnect & disconnect secondary coil would not start! Installed another... Trouble codes: P0335 (dpfe), P0116 (Engine temp sensor).
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L thumping noise VIN: 1FTSX31F81
Thanks to all of the replies! A few of you asked for a lot of info and that was appreciated and it backed up the path we were headed (made us think). Turned out to be the turbo pedestal and the valve. Pedestal was leaking oil around the rod and we were unab... Trouble codes: P0476, P0478, P1248.
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2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L battery VIN: 1FAHP60A33
WELL IM SORRY FOR THE LONG WAIT BUT THIS ONE SEEMS OKAY,WE CHECKED EVERYTHING,WE HAD CAR FOR ALMOST A WEEK CAR STARTS EVERY TIME. CUSTOMER TOOK CAR BACK AND LET IT SIT AND FOR A FEW DAY AND IT STARTED RIGHT UP AT THIS POINT WE FOUND NOTTING WRONG.THANK YOU FOR...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L transmission VIN: 2FAFP71WO4
Nemes from Romania was correct: my issue was a defective differential. The differential pinion shaft had dropped out and snapped in half because a previous tech failed to either install or tighten the lock pin. Both pinion shaft halves were found in the bott...
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