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1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L fuel in coolent VIN: 1FDLF47F1S
fuel in coolent. replaced coppers a week ago and rad and hoses. now same thing again.
2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86SX2
car was brought in for chugging and miss fire had 121,000. replaced plugs and fuel filter cleared computor road tested returned. two days car returned with same chugging problem. replaced downstream o2 bank 2. this time a week later same problem. found vaccume... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (p1540- veicle control command), P1540 (veicle control command)
1998 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZV1114W
Well I have this van than is giving me a headache, It has been having a misfire intermediate from time to time maybe every 2 months for a couple of weeks, but now is pretty much all the time, specially after warm up, running really rich, I try 2 reman. distrib... Trouble codes: P0300 (Ramdom misfire), P0325 (Knock Sensor)

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1993 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L Surge, HIGH IDLE VIN: 1F4F234FN0
Thanks for all your replies, after rechecking prior repairs we pulled the throttle body off and cleaned the daylights out of it and reinstalled with a new gasket and the truck on fast idle was about 1100 rpm and came down to about 800 rpm and stayed , No more ...
1995 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
Pulled tranny back out & tore it apart. Air tested the direct clutch and center support on the bench & it was leaking. The seals were ok & the center support was new. Replaced the direct drum & piston. All seems ok now
1996 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1F1HX26F2T
First of all, I want to thank all of you who replied for your suggestions. I tested everything, replaced the cam sensor (even though it tested good), fuel filter, and part of the engine harness (burnt plastic connector) like the majority of you suggested, all...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L 4-low VIN: 1FMPU18LOW
I was checking this one out for another shop owner, and to the best of my knowledge he never replaced the GEM, which I believe to be the problem. I copied and pasted one reply here, "it is called NETWORK . circuit 914 915 and 70, module communication . aka net...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L broken plug VIN: 1FTRX18L11
This is not fixed in the traditional sense as if I repaired it. After reading all responders and looking very close at cylinder, I decided to punt. I recommended that it would take a engine R & R and a cylinder head repair or replacement for a proper and las...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L high pressure oil system VIN: 1FTSW31P23
it runs it runs. ok i walked into the stupid pole guys. sorry for taking up your time. what happened was the braided line from the stand pipe to the high pressure rail blow off at the stand pipe or more likely was not installed correctly with enough force to c...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L timing chain? VIN: 1FTRX14WX4
Unfortunately I was instructed to re-assemble engine and tow it to the Ford dealer as the customer has an extended warranty.His lack of knowing about the warranty cost him 850.00 in teardown and reassembly charges.Life goes on.I will let you all know what is f...
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Airbag light flashes / hard code VIN: 1ZVFT80N46
Thanks for all the help. As many people suggested this was really a configuration issue with the airbags. The new seats sourced for the car (junkyard seats) weren't the right ones. The vehicle wasn't equipped with seat side airbags. The way Ford handles th...
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