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1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHF25H8P
This truck was brought in by a customer who has me do all his transmission work and the local dealer do his general repair. The dealer had worked on this truck about 6 months ago and this problem has occurred ever since, the original problem was a stall condit... Trouble codes: 211 (erratic pip signal)
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Drive belt VIN: 1FALP45X7V
This car came in with a shredded belt and worn out tensioner. After installing the new belt, belt tensioner assembly and idler pulley the belt wants to 'walk away' from the engine when the engine is revved. I suspect this is why the old belt shredded. There is...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L arching electrical VIN: 1FTDX1868V
I replaced the harmonic balancer because it was bent and the belt was making noise. Everything went smooth. The customer came back a few days later complaining of a "spark" noise under the hood. After inspection I found that there was a spark arching across fr...
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP6632W
vehicle came in with low charging alternator. replaced with rebuilt unit and when accel int and ext lights surge up and down at about 2500rpm. identical symptoms have occured with 2 other replacement units. original alt produces enough power to keep battery ch...
2001 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FCMU69K51
This truck came n for a transmission problem jumping into nuetral.R+R trans, truck still acting up. No cel active, bc of bulb failure. replaced bulb, cel p0705, found bad connection at PRND switch, code does not return. Truck running poor, stalls if idled too ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0705
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine/trans VIN: 1FAFP34392
customer complains of bad vibration and high rev at idle. even though the car has low mileage, the mounts all looked bad, changed motor and trans mounts, still has vibration, pcv valve was clogged and hose soft and collapsing, replaced those, it does idle bett...
2003 Ford NAVISTAR CID Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: IHVBBABP33
Hi guys, This one has us scratching our head. This is actually a Navistar school bus with a T444e engine. The vehicle will start and run perfect but when you get about a mile from the shop it starts losing power, smoking, and dead missing like a bad injector, ...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.4L Starting VIN: 1FTSX21R28
this truck was repaired had accident damage on right front,we istalled new clock spring in steering column to take care of air bag light,truck started fine when we were done,truck went back to body shop,they charged the a/c system then truck would not restart....

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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F2X
Thanks to everyone that replied, Bill in Massachusettes knows these trucks read his post, I assumed the cam sensor was ok because it had an rpm pid reading and a decent one. I checked the fuel pressure the lazy way, emptied the filter housing, cranked it over ... Trouble codes: P1670 (ef feedback signal not detected).
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF17262
Thanks to all that took time to help me. I was surprised that the majority was on target, most referred me to the egr system and after removing the intake to access the ports, I found that they were almost all clogged. (the owner let me know later that he very... Trouble codes: P1131, P1151.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Low power VIN: 1FTNX21P43
Well thanks to everyone for the help on this one. I did dig alittle furhter into the turbo even though it seemed that it was working properly.. I pulled the turbo and disassembled it and did find the ring that adjusts all the vanes was rusted. Not so bad that ...
2006 Ford Escape XLT 2.3L 4x4 VIN: 1FMCU93Z16
Good Friday everybody. Sorry for the delay=pig flu oink oink. Well Jerry,Dan and Thomas get the cookie. PTO is dead. Thanks Bob and Richard for your replies. The fault lies with me for not keeping it simple. I have never been into on of these before so I did d...
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