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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Oil Usage VIN: 1FTCR14X7T
Hi Everyone, This Ranger came in in January after another garage told him it needed head gaskets because there was coolant in the oil so they would not do a oil change. Although I was unable to find any coolant in the oil, the owner opted to still replace the ...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L gem VIN: 1FTRW08L21
the windshield leaked and destoyed the gem and the central fuse box assembly. will the gem i purchased from dealer need to be flash programmed? thanks in advance
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F42
Hello everyone and thanks in advance. I have this F250 giving me fits. The cust brought this thing in with a check engine lite and a stalling condition. I performed a scann and found code P1211 ICP uncontrolable and also some trans codes. I ran some diagncosti... Trouble codes: P1211
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Remote Start VIN: 1FTPX14594
Hey guys! Got this F150 w/ factory remote start. Worked fine, then an hour later did not work, according to customer. Everything lights up as normal, and relays in mudule are clicking as it attempts to start, but the engine does not crank. Vehicle starts and o...
2008 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L fire damage VIN: 1FMFU16508
This is a 2008 Ford Expedition that has been burned up in a car fire. I was wondering if anybody has seen this before? The origin of the fire can be tracked to the engine compartment but beyond that the damage is so severe little else can be determined. Thanks...
2000 Mercury Villager 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4M2XV11T8Y
Vehicle came to me after another mechanic had done timing belt and then replaced engine with used one. Engine runs like ignition timing is off, bucks and jerks during cranking and when started, won't idle on it's own but when run above 1000 RPM, smooths out bu... Trouble codes: P1320 (Man Controlled Ign. System or Misfire), P0325 (Knock Sensor Bank 1)

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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2ETCF15N6H
Thanks to every one for your suggestions. We found that the intake throttle body was badly carboned and cleaned it up which made the idle better but not good enough. After decarbonizing it there was a vacuum whistle which was found to be the throttle shaft. Mo...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA514XX
Thanks for all the helpful replies. Vehicle had previous flood damage and several connectors and wires were corroded. Customer decided he wasn't going to put any more money in it. Trouble codes: 1131 (Lack of HO2S-11 Switch Sensor Indicates Lean), 1137 (Lack of HO2S-21 Switch Sensor Indicates Lean), 1151 (Lack of HO2S-21 Switch Sensor Indicates Lean), 1157 (Lack of HO2S-22 Switch Sensor Indicates Lean).
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: EXPEDITION
Found left side intake gasket didn't go far enough around rear coolant passage and would leak as soon as coolant was put in. After r&r intake a few times removed tabs that held gasket in place so I could move it forward a touch and used rtv around coolant pass...
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L oil pan VIN: 1FDXE475F9
Many thanks to ALL who replied. Quite a varied response to this procedure. After seeing what everybody wrote , the next one I get , I will probably pull the trans, remove fan shroud & some stuff on top of engine to give clearance- lift the engine- remove the p...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FTPX14554
Yes this truck is fixed and gone.I found some burned wires under the drivers door on frame rail at connectors,that was probably caused by a shorted fuel pump driver module.(module burnt and caught on fire).THANKS FOR YOUR HELP IATN
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Starting VIN: 5LMFU28R44
Thanks for the help. I was concerned because of the customer telling me he had screwed with the vehicle electrical system. Ended up being totally unrelated. Ended up being a corroded connector and digital transmission range sensor (Glorified neutral safety swi...
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