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1994 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTCR10U2S
Truck came to me with a normal feeling pedal but when you drive it and come to a stop you have to pump the clutch to make it release. After inspection I discovered the fluid to be contaminated so I replaced the Master Cylinder and it seem to get better for a f...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, white smoke VIN: 2FTJW36KXR
this truck is blowing excessive white smoke when first started and continues to blow lots of white smoke at all rpms. seems to thin out a bit when the truck gets warm. haven't changed the thermostat yet but the truck is only running at 170 degrees. if i crack ...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Crankshaft dampner pulley VIN: 1FMDU34X7S
Greetings Ford Wizards. I have a Plain Jane Explorer with a pushrod type 4.0L, OHV, that has a leaky timing chain cover gasket. No big deal there but we cannot get the front crank pulley to come off or even budge. This pulley has two threaded holes in which to...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15Y5T
This truck goes into a no-start condition after a hot soak or after it has cooled down for at least 4 hours.the truck fails to start sometimes for 30 seconds and then sometimes longer. I have a spark tester connected and the spark is extremely weak or missing ...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L right rear wheel VIN: 1FMDU74W02
Customer came in with right wheel locked and brakes burned, replace right rear caliper and pads and brake hose, bleed system. car was all right for about a week. Came back with same problem customer saying brakes hot with wheel spinning free. showing signs of ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L parking brake system VIN: 1FMZU72E32
Does anybody have any idea on what could possibly be the next step to d&a, or have any idea of what could be the possible cuase? Any help/info would be great! THANKS!
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMYU03193
Greetings, Customer's description of problem: While driving on the freeway she felt a jolt and the speedometer went down to zero, no power from the engine when stepping down on the gas. Engine stalled out. She pulled over, restarted engine and one minute later...
2005 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L timing chain VIN: AFAHP60A45
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L unknown VIN: 1FAFP53275
Hi everybody, i have a 2005 ford taurus in my bay. The customer states intermittently it will blow warm air when driving in low speed/high traffic situations on hot days, with high humidity. I instantly thought cooling fans. Low speed fan works fine. The high ...
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR45E56
This one is really starting to screw with us. Truck was brought in on flat bed. No start and no crank. Security light flashing rapidly. Checked all fuses--ok. Attempted to communicate with PCM using IDS and no communication. Checked powers and grounds to PCM--... Trouble codes: P1639 (vid block), B1602 (pats system), B1213 (pats system)
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L steering, suspension, ride control VIN: 4M2XV11T5X
There is a pretty harsh vibration when driving over 60mph. Stymptom is felt in the body of van and not necessarily in the steering wheel. This problem is really noticeable, yet hard find. I would hate to give it back to customer like this, any help will be muc...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM50U9A
Customer brought vehicle in complaining of vehicle misses are cuts out if you are trying to pass someone on the highway. Test dreove vehicle it acts like rev. limiter is coming in to affect when you go into passing gear. If anyone has seen this please heklp th...
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Surge VIN: 2MEFM75W64
Cruising at 50 mph this car surges after going into overdrive. Acts like downshifting or possibly in and out of overdrive. No codes. Fuel trims are normal. We replaced spark plugs and #7 & #8 coils because mode 6 data showed misfire counts on those cylinders. ...

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1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Low Power VIN: 1FTCR10T9J
Ok, I made this way more difficult than necessary. I was sure my low power problem was a lack of fuel or a plugged exhaust. As I wrote I ruled both of those out, so the next thought was echoed by many who replied that the ignition control or the PIP was at f...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L exhaust bolt plug VIN: 1FTWW33F12
sorry to take so long this is our shop truck and is on the back burner. we apparently have a previous repair and are in process to make up a plug with a local machine shop. we ruined our plug trying to get the bolt out of it. thanks for the info and lock and s...
2001 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4MEZV14T31
sorry for delay in closing,i was out of town for ten days,anyway the car was returned to customer with noise still there,the iac motor was determined to be the fix by way of iatn archives but it did not cure this one,replaced pcv also ,car runs really well so ...
2004 Mercury Monterey (Van) 4.2L mirrors, seat, pedals, backup sensors, VIN: 2MRDA20284
We found that all the circuits go to the drivers seat module. unplugged the module and plugged it back in and everything started working, customer did not want to go any further. Maybe its like windows ,you just need to reboot it. thanks to all!
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