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1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Throttle body VIN: 1FTEF15NXS
Looking for a supplier for throttle body,the lower nipple for the cooling hose has rusted off this one. Only one i have been able to locate so far is from Jegs there has got to be somewhere else to get a new one other than from a high performance parts supplie...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on, lean VIN: 1FAFP36P3Y
please help. this 2000 focus single cam came in with a p0171 lean code and a p1233 fuel pump driver module off line code. my main concern for right now is the lean code, but maybe i should be more concerned with the communication code also. the following items... Trouble codes: P0171, P1233
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP33PX2
I have a Focus SPI 2.0L engine that idles horribly with no engine codes. It lobes at idle but revs up strong. If I induce just the most minor of vacuum leaks, it will die. If I barely put my hand over the snorkel it dies. It also does not seem to be pulling mu...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51453
Hey you Ford Guys got this windstar Vacuum leak at the INTAKE MANIFOLD RUNNER CONTROL (IMRC) shafts has any one pulled the butterflys off pulled the shafts off and installed any type of seal on the shaft ? kind of like shift shaft seals on a transmission vers...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Torque converter VIN: 2FMZA52463
Customer noticed rpms going up and down 200rpm at highway speeds for no apparent reason. Found TCC releases every time A/C clutch engages then reapplies. I verified this watching a scanner the PCM duty cycle for TCC goes to 0 when A/C commpressor is requested ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L high pressure oil system VIN: 1FTSW31P23
replaced head gaskets installed studs and egr delete kit. also installed updated turbo oil return tube. replaced screen under oil cooler and checked the edge filter on the ipr valve.i am unable to start this truck. i have ficm and crank/cam sync- ficmvrp is 12...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L timing chain? VIN: 1FTRX14WX4
The customer states that he started engine and proceeded to drive when engine noise started to occur.He added stp to the oil with no help.It sounds to me like a timing chain tensioner quit working.Originally I suspected lifter noise due to low oil pressure but...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L reverse VIN: 1FDWF36P64
Thanks for your help. No prior conditions or problems, shifting from park to reverse holding brake on speedo jumps to 50 to 90 kph, no accelerator function at all,no mil ,no codes, seat belt warning on, even buckled up Momentarily engaging brakes to release sh...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P15
customer stop at stop sign,stalled wouldnt startcranking icp 240 psi,des 1500 ficm snyc yes,com icpr 85%ive read unplug icp sensor should default and start?i think its hp oil leak,oil is clean and full..any help or data values would be appreciated,thanks in ad... Trouble codes: P2290 (low icp cranking)
1997 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Rear Suspension VIN: 1LNLM81W1V
I am trying to find what the voltage should be at the on / off switch for the rear suspension. I have only .85 volts at the switch and at the module. This seems low but I have not been able to find what the voltage should be. I have looked in shop-key and did ...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Ignition lock cylinder VIN: 1LNFM91V6W
This Lincoln was towed in due to customer unable to turn the ignition key. I have been unable to remove the lock cylinder. This Mark VIII has the ignition lock cylinder in the dash on the right side of the steering wheel. I have removed the trim panel and can ...
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28R92
Thanks everybody in advance for taking the time to stop by. Back in early September this vehicle came in with P0308 cyl. no. 8 misfire detected and because is getting close to 100K miles I've replace all spark plugs, with a new ignition coil on cyl. no. 8, and... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cyl. 8 misfire detected)
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L coolant
lack of heat and coolant boiling in system.

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2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU62E11
O.k its fixed now. Re-builder could not find smoking gun. I think several of you were right in calling the case. I purchased used unit from salvage yard and had it rebuilt using the hard parts from the other unit .The vehicle shifts great and no more codes or ...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L engine ,transmission VIN: 1FMDU73W74
Thanks to all who replied. Special thanks to John from Ohio who pointed us in the direction of exhaust leaks. We smoked the exhaust system and found that there was a small leak at the bottom right side exhaust manifold. The bolt had rusted out and was flush...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L serpentine belt VIN: 5LMPU28L9W
Thanks for your replies, almost an equal amount said check harmonic pulley damper & P/S pulley walking off of shaft. Several others suggested we try another brand belt. As it turns out no one hit it exactly on the head but you got us looking in the right direc...
1990 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Starting VIN: 2MEPM36X8L
Thanks to all that replied it was the ignition switch.We tried a starter solienoid, that did not work, but the ign. switch was broke when we took it out. Again thank's so much.
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