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1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
This vehicle came to us with no reverse. Pulled & diassembled trans. Everything was pretty clean & trans was a Ford re-man. All clutches looked good except for the direct clutches. They were burnt. I replaced direct clutches & installed new seals throughout. R...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR10V3X
truck towed in idles perfect no dtc's drive to apx 25 mph and feels like key is shut of for apx 3 seconds then engine takes off for about 5 seconds and feeles like key is shut off again this happens repeately. with mass air flow sensor disconnected truck does ...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRE1420Y
Thanks in advance, I have this van in here that stalls the moment it is put into drive. In reverse it will just bog down. The IAC was replaced due to it reading 33-35% at idle. It did not change after replacement. Checked the Dpfe and commanded EGR to open. Th...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
Truck will no start, then start, rev up after 30sec or 2 mins, and die. MASS numbers were 3.39, installed new, (aftermarket) lowest was 5.50. Put it outside for 2 hrs, same problem. Dont want to toss parts, I am a driveability rookie. No codes at all. Has new ...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
has anyone ran into this problem and found an answer. we have no problem replacing with a factory cat when we can get one. just dont want to replace with a $2600 cat and still not fix problem. cant believe its the cat since we have done several of same trucks ... Trouble codes: P0141
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P73
hey techs i have this problem truck that will not start,customer stated it was acting up,shaking on first start of the day,for about a month until it didn't start.then it was towed in.i did a list of checks as stated everything seems fine,icp sensor and ipr ha...
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Hard Shifts VIN: 2FMZA51674
This O4 Freestar with AX4N tranny came in with no drive. We had seen this before, so tore down and found typical stripped converter splines, stripped oil pump drive shaft, and broken oil pump pieces. Replaced all, checked for any other problems, and put back t...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FM7UO2Z95
HELP!! Hi Guys I have a 05 escape with a 2.3L Auto Trans and 66k miles this veh comes to us from another shop. where the tranny was overhauled. its been to at least 2 other shops the ISC Was replaced with Ford OE Valve, the throttle body is new Ford part with ... Trouble codes: P2195 (afr/o2 sensor excess lean sig b1/s1)
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P46
Morning guys, I'm working on this truck which was brought in no start, after inspection found 0 psi for the high pressure oil pump. No codes present, spins normal, was running fine when shut off, basic inspection, everything looked normal. Removed injector oil...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM97V6Y
test drove car surge, shift flares, lack of power. Found barro reading 90kpa. MAF sensor dirty, also air cleaner tube loose/falling off. Customer felt like transmission was faulty. After repairing MAF and reset adapts, cannot duplicate any further concerns. It... Trouble codes: P0102, P0743, P0750, P0755, P0760, P1760 (pcs a fault)
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Stall VIN: 1M2ZU66W92
Vehicle came in missing, and complaint of slow coolant leak, sold tune up, while doing tune up found coolant in left rear plug hole coming from leaking intake, sold intake job. Test drove, ran well, delivered vehicle. Next day got dreaded call. Says vehicle di...

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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 2-1 downshift VIN: 1FALP52U5R
Thank you for all of the timly replies. I am going to call this one fixed. 7 of the 8 replies indicated that this trans has a cracked forward clutch piston, which is very common. There is an updated part to correct this issue. Len [...] indicated that if t...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13P3V
Good morning everyone. Thanks for all your help. You guys confirmed my suspicions that this was probably not a leak. I am not sure which of the things I did fixed this but it's been over a week and no check engine light. I ended up replacing the solenoid e... Trouble codes: 1443 (canister purge flow).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Charging VIN: 1FTNX21SXY
i made a new wire with a fuse 2 dealers didnt know what fusable link i was talking about but the truck charges now. the orange wire had no power if i added power it would start charging. thanks to every one
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMZU63E6Y
Thanks to all who helped. I did the smoke test and examined the pcv hose very carefully. No leaks found. I cleaned the MAF sensor with no luck. This engine has a unique pcv hose. There is a large hose that gos under the intake to a oil baffle. So I decided to...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAP55U82G
awesome job thanks to all who answered it was the wiper drains in the cowling area needed to cleaned and sealed --- smells better in here already
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L steering VIN: 2FAFP71VX8
Im going to close this one for now. The police said they have never had a problem with my alignments before. The dealer says its an alignment problem. The police are going to let the dealer try to align the car and if it still pulls maybe they will dig deeper...
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hvac VIN: 5LMFU28A61
Good Job to everyone! AS one member mentioned, about NOT actually seeing the blend door, was right, I could not see, but assumed that at least the control head was commanding the proper voltages and the actuator pivot looked to be moving the temp blend door, a...
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1MEFM55S23
Thank You to all that replied. Suggestions were Ignition Switch wiggle test, did that, votage drop at battery cables, did that multiple times, & possible ground problem led us to checking ALL ground circuits eventually finding one suspicious. I am labeling thi... Trouble codes: B1318 (ABS battery voltage low), B1318 (ABS battery voltage low).
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