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1985 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FABP2739F
This car is my daughters best friend. She received it from her grandfather, it had been sitting 5 years. The engine had rods knocking. I replaced the engine with a used unit. After starting the idle will go to 2800-3000 rpm in 15-20 seconds and stay there. If ...
2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Rt Convertible weather strip VIN: 1ZVFT85H86
Rt. Window won't rolled up all the way and rolls down .It works fine long as rt. doors is open but,when you closed the door and raised window it will raised to top and glass hits weather strip at convertible top and thats when window rolls down. I made a justm...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Lack of Power VIN: 1FTSW31P64
Need some help from those familiar with Ford Power Stroke 6.0. I have had this vehicle in recently for loss of power complaint and white smoke from the exhaust. As I was running tests on the truck, it hydrolocked. I began to pull glow plugs and found cylinder ...
2005 Ford E-150 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14W05
This has been a tough one. The van misfires at idle and back fires during acceleration. We have 5 pcodes that returned after clearing and retest drive. We replaced ignition coil number 1 and plug. We also replaced the module on the frame rail for the fuel pump... Trouble codes: 0171 (lean code), 0174 (lean code), 0301 (misfire cylinder 1), 0303 (misfire cylinder 3), 2195 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 O2 sensor)
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air ride VIN: 5LMFU28R73
This navigator came in because the air ride doesn't work. Basically the truck is sitting on the ground. The air bags will not fill. The compressor does run. No codes for suspension. The compressor makes air. I checked for pressure with a gauge that reads to 30...
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L readiness VIN: 2MEFM74WX4
Battery went dead on seldom driven vehicle. Now due for inspection. 1300 miles and EGR and Cat monitors still not ready. Re-flashed by Ford, new thermostat, no pending codes. Drive cycles performed with no luck. Any ideas? Thank you for your time.

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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F91
Okay first I want to thank all who replied! I tend to over think things when i have no definite answer. I did replace the injector o-rings on all of the injectors. It was hard to start and took a while to get it to start right. Must have had lots of air due to... Trouble codes: P1211, P1212.
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L air bag VIN: 1FAHP34P92
I found that the driver side pretensioner was bad replaced that the code 13 was stored in the computer had a guy fix the module for 40 dollers now it is fixed and sold thanks for the help
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW30L14
Ok all fixed. Burnt left o2 harness onto exhaust manifold. Blown ac clutch fuse, not sure how or why? Replace fuse(20A) and left o2 sensor with factory OE part. Clear all codes. A/C is back up and she shifts fine, all codes are gone. Its been a week and a half...
2009 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L brake controller VIN: 1FTPX14V99
I have not got vehicle back yet, but most replies stated that reprogramming must be done for Instrument panel to recognize the new trailer brake controller, Thanks.
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU68H04
Well, sorry about the length of time getting back on this. The truck never came back. I did scope the coils and found 2 bad. The customer told us that firestone had removed termo-stat. I estimated repairs, customer said would bring back the following week and ... Trouble codes: P0128, P0174, P0300, P0302, P0303, P0305.
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