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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Refrigerant System VIN: 1FA234E567
After recovering only 10 ounces of R-134a (due to o-ring leak), customer requested conversion back to R-12 refrigerant. After recommended quanity of R-12 was installed the LOW side gauge reads 60-65 psi while the HIGH side gauge goes extremely high 400+ psi. I...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L transfer case VIN: 1FTDX18WOV
Customer came in with no 4x4 complaint. Tryed to check codes. Could not comunticate with gem. Replaced gem. After replacing gem, could comunitcate with gem, but shift motor would not shift. Replaced shift motor. Now transfer case will shift into 4 high, or 4 l...
2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP38371
This car came in last week as a no start. Replaced the battery. The next day the engine light came on with a continuous memory p0171 code. Ran koeo and koer tests and code did not show. Cleared code and car went bye bye. Two days later it came back with the sa... Trouble codes: P0171
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L codes in computer VIN: 1FTWW33P54
Thanks in advance everyone. Truck came in as a no start. found defective cam sensor. Replaced in and now truck runs, but when I drive it and check memory codes I get a p0401 insuffient flow detected, p0675 cyl. #5 glow plug circuit. When I do a koer test I get... Trouble codes: P0404, P1408, P0401, P0675
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Transmission VIN: 1FTPW145X4
This truck, when in drive, from a stop will accelerate like it is starting out in 2nd or 3rd gear, then after about 3-5 seconds, it will accelerate like you just hit the gas hard. All of this occurs without moving the throttle pedal any further. The truck had...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21P54
Here we have an 04 F-250 diesel. 10k miles ago we repaired blown headgaskets and replaced the heads due to warping. We also installed a new turbo and egr cooler when we did the cylinder heads. The oil was never contaiminated with water. The truck ran good for ... Trouble codes: P2284, P2288
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V9V
This car will set the p1151 (02S switch point lean) after a short drive all the time. The fuel trim data shows +15 to +20 numbers on light load (cruise). We replaced the o2 because it was old and needed replacement. The MAF was replaced because the baro pid re... Trouble codes: P1151 (o2 sensor b2 s1 switch point indicates lean)
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T4X
Vehicle came in rough running, had multiple misfire codes including random misfire and cylinder 3 misfire. Vehicle also stored a bad knock sensor code. Vehicle was checked for vacuum leaks via smoke and it was apparent the intake manifold gasket was no longer ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Guages/PCM VIN: 2MEFM75W7X
Hello I.A.T.N. nation we have a problem child here. The car came in with complaint of no a/c. Problem was thermostat causing overheat and computer shutting off a/c. Changed thermostat fixed that problem. Now for the reason the owner didn't notice the car runni...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Air Bag Light VIN: 1MEFM55S9Y
New cutomer to shop other than having oil changed here in the past so no service history. Has a code B1998 Passenger Side Air Bag CKT Open. No TSBs found in all data but done a quick google search and found a TSB numbered 14666 stating that B1998 is hard to di...

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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTDX1761V
I suspect that a valve in the VB was sticking. We told the guy to drive the thing. If you pull it down to manual low first thing the problem goes away. We haven't heard anything out of him in a couple of weeks so I assume that everything is working properly no...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45E34
thanks for everyones help it was the intake manifold and o2 sensor Trouble codes: P0152, P0153, P0300, P2197, P2198.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L blower fan/ ac engagement VIN: 1FTSX20J86
We found pinched wires under the battery which go to the a/c cycling switch. It looks as if the battery installer inadvertently got the loom in between the battery and the metal tray which cut into one of the wires. Somebody will run into this again somewhere ...
2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L alarm VIN: 1LNHM82W75
Could not duplicate the complaint, and could not communicate with security system with solus. Had car send to ford dealer, they found a last alarm set, drivers door switch. Had to replace door latch assembly because you cannot purchase just the door switch for...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
Sorry it took so long to close this repair. Ended up being the Heads After all. The valve guids were so worn that it was causing the valve not to seat at times.Keep in mind the engine only has 91,000 miles on it. Long story short we pulled the engine down (in ...
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