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1969 Ford Torino Cobra 7.0L Mechanical VIN: 9H46P15908
howdy folks. i've just done a bunch of work on this sweet machine and i'm running into a question. what transmission fluid does this c6 tranny require? i believe it's type f but i just want to make sure before i top it off. thanks
1993 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FTJW35F0S
Glow plug (element end) on drivers side is stuck in head any body got any omg i was so lucky stories about getting one out otherwise its head off time . Peace
1997 Ford F-250 XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTFX28L8V
First off I just joined, haven't had a chance to pay yet and check the history if this has happened before, but in the meantime thought I would call on some Ford experts for help.. I have this truck and its haunting me big time...Came in with a misfire #8 cyl... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cylinder 8 Misfire)
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Interior VIN: 1FMRU17L8X
Hey guys, having a problem with this vehicle is int. it will by itself without key being on turn on HVAC control panel. the blower will operate as if the key is on. The dash will be illuminated with bulb check lights on. Itr will start and run normal. Removed ...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L improper shift VIN: 1FMYU22X6X
When i put this trans in rev. or drive it will move alittle. Its not in gear 100 %, If i put it in manual low the trans will grab hard and then everything is fine for awhile.It will shift properly and pull great.I removed the pan and found fluid and filter gre...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTWW33F5X
I have a 7.3 that is killing me. Starts fine and runs fine going down the road. If you pull up to a red light and let it idle it will start to miss and pop thru intake, when it starts to miss white smoke starts coming out of exshust. If you put it in nutral or...
2002 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L overheats VIN: 2FMZA57462
this vehicle overheats at random it will not do it with temps above -5 deg celcius anything colder this vehicle will overheat at random when it happens ytou instantly loose heat in cab then temp gauge pins itself and blows a gallon of coolant out of cap on deg...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
I replaced the transfer case and 4x4 still inop. Have checked the switches(signal getting to 4x4 computer) tried new 4x4 module still does not work checked all fuses ok can not communicate with 4x4 module. I am wondering if either they unhooked something else ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 4 4 inop VIN: 1FTPX14584
The front hubs will not engauge ive replaced the switch behind the battery I have 20inch of vac at both front hubs if i apply vac to the big line on the hubs they will hold vac When in 4x4 the front axels turn but will not engauge im thinking i have some bad h...
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMDK02195
Customer called me and said that her car would not start. I went to her house to check it out and after a little coaching it started and ran fine, shut if off and started every time. I brought the car to the shop and scaned it. No codes. She said that it had c...
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L heater VIN: 1FAFP56U16
This car will only put out good heat intermittently. When its hot its hot, sometimes its only slightly warm. Ihave checked the engine temp with guage and scanner, found temp coming up to 180 within 10 min.or so and stays around there. Heater core hoses are hot...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Ride Control VIN: 1LNHM97V31
Car came in for sagging rear suspension ck and found code C1798 in current. Ck for resistance on the rt rear air bag solenoid and found to be low (10 ohms) out spec. replace rt rear solenoid now it resistance is in specs (15 ohms) code will not clear compresso...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MELM53S9V
Hello and thanks for reading, I have a low miles Sable with the 24 VALVE 3.0 that will miss at cruise. As soon as the EGR is turned on in 4th gear there will be multiple cylinder misfires with the fuel trims between 2-3% plus or minus. Long term trim is 4% ne...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L No Comm VIN: 4M2ZU86E32
Hello, This is the second Mountianeer in as many months with no scan tool communication. With this one if we disconnect the two instrument cluster connectors we get communication back. We assumed that the cluster was taking down the bus so we replaced it with ...
2005 Mercury Montego 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM421X5
Vehicle came in with engine light on, customer stating engine chuggles under load. Code (P0354 - ignition coil D circiut primary/secondary) found in memory. Tested coil with vantage pro and found windings weak. Replaced all plugs & coils with after market part... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition coil circuit primary/secondary problem)

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1991 Ford F-250 XLT Lariat 5.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTHF26H2M
Thanks to all who replied, I wish I could report on exactly what the fix was, but it just kinda went away the more I worked on it. I wouldn't say that it is 100% repaired, but this problem was so bad that you didn't dare try to pull out into traffic, now there... Trouble codes: 22 (KOEO on demand Baro/MAP), 24 (KOEO on demand intake air temperature sensor), 26 (KOEO on demand canister purge), 31 (KOEO keep alive ECM or EGR), 12 (KOER RPM or idle speed), 65 (KOER no closed loop).
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L filter VIN: 1FALP52U5T
after talking to A1 cardone tech line we replaced the pump and psi came down to 30. still seems hi. since the rack was pretty much the only thing original and does have variable assist we recomanded but cust declined and is going to trade in. i installed a met...
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L compressor VIN: 1FTZF1725W
thanks everyone who said door.special thanks to jim who offered diagram.i did a temp check with digital therm and the temp was cooler with ac compressor on.door worked so well i though how as it burned on heat and cold on ac on all other pos.the customer jus...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: 1FTNF21F3X
well folks here it is. i did compression check in the shop at room temperature. i was talking with a few different ford master techs (local and online) and they all suggested i should expect at least 400 psi for a good engine, 425 is considered nominal. 4 cyli... Trouble codes: P0476, P0284.
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L power seat VIN: 2FMDA5348Y
Thanks to Matt,Bradley and Tom you were all right.The switch was bad and the wire was chaffed but not all the way through and the ground was rusty.Thanks so much.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF37F92
replaced pigtail for icp sensor noticed twice on scanner it would drop to 0 psi now runs fine so far we will see what happens Trouble codes: P1211.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FTSW31P43
sent it back to ford and the pick up fell apart in the oil pan so ford ended up warranty it
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L abs VIN: 1FTNF20L24
Well it's fixed. Found the fix in the IATN Database. After trying a few of the fixes others had luck with, ended up replacing a couple of ign. coils, which took care of my problem. Even though i could never see a misfire in mode 06. Just started changing out...
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L slave cylinder VIN: 1ZVFT80NX6
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L wipers VIN: 2MEFM75W43
replaced motor again. no symptoms yet. (who would of thought you get a new part w/ the same problem as the old one) I won't mention any names. Thank you to all who helped.
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