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1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L abs activation VIN: 1FMEU15H1S
Hi techs. This Bronco exhibits ABS activation just prior to completing a stop. The truck also pulls left when this happens. The sensor rings on the rotors are like new & not damaged. There are no codes. The ABS lite works & does NOT come on during symptom exhi...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FDAF56S6X
We have a v 10 here that had a spark plug insert installed and for what ever reason it now has no compression on Cylinder #4.Does any body know if I have to pull the engine to remove the cylinder head as Mitchell says labor is 22 hours and includes r & r engin...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDXF47F7X
Just lookling for a published spec for compression on this engine. It is actually a F-450. Company that owns it is decicding to keep it or not. It needs new injectors. Also has been consuming excessive amounts of oil. 1 qt. to 700 miles at least according to d...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF37F5Y
Hello all you Ford Diesel techs out there. I am just about to throw a grenade at this truck. The customer came in with a complaint stating the truck lost power alost at the same spot when ever he drives. It will run great and then just fall on itself about 1/4... Trouble codes: P0472 (p1280-), P1280 (p0263-), P0263 (p0266-), P0266 (p0269-), P0269 (p0284-), P0284 (testing and results)
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34P41
Reinstalled the head after an intake seat fell out. Replaced #4 piston/rod assembly. After repairs, there is a noise that sounds like a lifter, it went away after driving on the freeway for about 20 minutes. I delivered the car to the owner, who does only city...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L system leak VIN: 1FAFP36332
Car came in with NO A/C, system was completely empty. I put it under vacuum and pressure, slowly leaks down, but I cant find a leak? I guess I'm looking for tips. Ive been doing ac for a couple of years, but we don't get allot of it out this way. I usually put...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L radio, flicking on and off. brake light on dash VIN: 1FAFP34P23
I have a strange duck here. According to the customer the brake light came on and the radio start blinking on and off at the same time. The radio also flickers on and off with the screen on and off with the key out also. I have confirmed their is no grounded w...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX32P24
This Truck came in on a wrecker as a no start. I do not normally do any type of diesel repairs and would appreciate any help, Ideas , Suggestions in diagnosing this vehicle. I listed the troublecodes and am hoping this is perhaps a very common promblem with a ... Trouble codes: P0670 (Glow Plug module), P0683 (Glow Plug circuit), P2291 (ICP sensor)
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FM2U74W44
car came in for a missfire, and engine light on, scanned and found # 6 missfire code, we replaced all spark plugs, fuel filter, and # 6 ignition coil, car ran good for 2 days then came back for the same code, this time we swaped fuel injectors with # 5 and ign...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L instruments charging VIN: 1FTSF31L74
The truck was towed in. Battery was dead. We were able to start the car with a jumper box. Yet the alternator is not chaging. One thing we noticed was the instrument cluster did not work. Found blown fuse number 45 in main box under left side of dash. The batt...
1988 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L a/c system / climate control VIN: 1LNBM81F0Y
this vehicle is wearing us out. i can't say it's causing me to pull my hair out because i don't have any, although i have pulled both of my ear lobes off. please help me fix this so i can save the rest of my ears. this lincoln came in with compliant of no a/c ...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1LNLM97V6T
The engine still over heats. But when you pull over the temperature goes does go down eventually expecially when you put the heat on.The water pump seems to be pumping because the bleeder on the pipe were we are trying to purge the air out of is flowing nice. ...

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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L rough idle VIN: 1FALP6538T
thanx to all the replies!! the rebuilder put the wrong camshafts in the head. this engine is hydrualic cam, andd they put mechanical cams in it, for the record there are three different cams for this engine , vct, mechanical, and hydrualic. gotta love workin...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L valve train VIN: 1FTEF14Y7T
Thank you to everyone that took the time to help me. Many of you mentioned lifter problems and yes that was part of it. They were ( the new set) solid with oil. We removed them 1 at a time and unloaded the oil and then set each rocker to the spec.What we found...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L vacum hubs VIN: 1FTNT21F82
We have repaired this vehicle. All we needed was two inner seals and the 4 large o-rings. One lock assembly was bad on the left front causing thewheel to attempt to engage on turns. Replace all necessary parts that were bad not everything as she was told some...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L no power VIN: 1FTYR10D03
Thanks to all. 99% were right about cam timing. after beating the truth and process out of my tech i found out that 2 things happened-- #1 engine wasnt locked prior to harmonic balancer being removed... then #2 senior tech walks over and starts turning over en...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24WX6
First off, I wish to thank everyone for their suggestions. Many replies said vacuum leaks and broken intakes were common. I sprayed cleaner, I smoked it, never found a leak. Still, the noisy intake bothered me. Both Alldata and MOD had info on a tuning valve i... Trouble codes: P0106 (map circuit fault), P0109 (baro sensor circuit intermittent), P0171 (lean b1), P0174 (lean b2), P0175 (rich b2).
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LFMS33K33
I wanna thank everybody who responded to to my problem.Everybody who told me to look for a broken wire going from the pcm to the injector harness were right .Let me tell you that it wasnt an easy task but I found it.It was very time consuming.But it I fixed th... Trouble codes: P0303.
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