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1986 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 5.0L Cuts out, Dies
Sorry for no VIN, only get this one on weekends as used as work truck, I have got this 3 weekends in a row and still no better. I overhauled motor and truck ran great for first 900 miles. What is happing now in the truck will just die going down the road. It m...
1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L engine braking VIN: 1FTJW36F1S
Immediately after trans replacement, customer first returned complaining of no engine braking in first. He lives atop a very long steep driveway, and since new has descended the driveway the same way, he pulls it down to first, and it holds an acceptable speed...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Timing belt VIN: 3FALP6535W
Going to put a timing belt in this engine. I have the tools for it. manule says to turn the crankshaft so that the keyway is straight up remove the plug from the side of the engine and install the blanking plug. When I do that I can still turn the crankshaft t...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F01
I have a no start conditon on a 2001 f350 7.3 diesel. The vehicle cut off while stopped in traffic and had no prior driveability problems. Towed to shop. The engine was 3 and 1/2 quarts low on oil... added oil. I can get the engine to start and run briefly wit...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU74E92
Hey guys, thanks in advance. Customer had this explorer towed in, and said bank one convertor was diagnosed as being clogged. This after spending over 1000 dollars on 4 oxygen sensors. The same shop wanted to put the covertor assembly on for another 1500 dolla... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire)
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Sensor VIN: 1FAFP33P92
Can anyone tell me the EXACT location of the front crash sensor. The car came in for radiator replacement and I found the sensor fastened to the rad. I have Shopkey and I looked in the component locator, it says on core support by hood latch, but I see no moun...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36F22
towed in no start, driver of truck killed batteries and starter trying, replaced batteries and starter, spins over normally,I have plenty of fuel pressure at filter, and has new filter. with NGS can see rpms, have over 1000 psi on ICP sensor. the temp sensors ...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24N86
Got one that I have some suspicions about, but would like some input. I had the van in two weeks ago, it had coded for B1S1 O2 fault, testing confirmed that it was indeed faulty, and I replaced it. Came back in today with an insufficient catalyst code on the ... Trouble codes: P0420
1976 Lincoln Mark IV 7.5L Charging VIN: F6Y89A8219
Hello techs, I am currently working on this old lincoln continental mark 4. The problem that I am having is anytime you turn the headlights on or any electrical load all the lights will start to flicker and voltage will go from 15 volt- 12volts continuously. W...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L charging VIN: DON'T HAV
Help I still think that it is a bad alt but what is the chance of two bad in a row.
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L abs module VIN: 1LNLM97V2V
1997 Lincoln Continental with 2 codes above. We sourced a few used units as the ABS module is unavalable anymore and with the units we tried we had no luck in fixing car. Part # of ABS module is [...] and we have had no luck in locating this exact part n...

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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTDF1721V
Thank you all for the help. This one was a MAF sensor. The Barometric Pressure(in. Hg.) was 20. That indicates that the vehicle is 10,000 ft above sea level. Here in CT were are about 70 ft. The truck runs very well now.
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P32
the only thing i did is tighten the intake air tube extremely tight and it fixed it so i pulled it off to make sure it had no small cracks and everything was fine so i put it back on and the more i drove it the better it got been gone for 2 weeks no come back Trouble codes: P0171.
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L abs light VIN: 1FAFP53464
Thanks for the replys I think Bian was correct. Cecked with local FORD dealer about programing they were not sure if they could do it. haven`t let them try yet.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P75
We're awfull sorry about not closing this sooner however we had vacation with hunting season here in CO and we all know what our reasons for living are! Cannot thank all the fellas for the abundance of replies we recieved enough! Edwin form Ohio hit it right o...
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1ZVFT80N65
Thank you to all that responded, the problem turned out to be the solenoid pack. I found a TSB regarding the reverse delay in a TSB for an Explorer of the same year and build date, so I went ahead, changed the solenoid pack and now it goes in reverse and shif...
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L RSC Warning VIN: 1FBNE311X7
I am sorry to say it but I got sick of this van and took it to out local ford dealer. They claim they found a bad ground and had it fixed in about an hour. i doubt that is that fact but what can i say? My guess is some sort of computer update was available tha...
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air Ride Solenoid VIN: 5LMFU28565
Thanks to all who replied. This was an awful lot easier than I thought. I guess I wasn't pressing hard enough on the orange ring. The hose pretty much popped right off as most described. I can see the taillights as it is leaving now. The procedure in really qu...
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