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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FTEF15N6N
replace engine from scrap yard. didn't have an injector pulse , found that wiring harness is diffrent , reeplaced with old harness and then it would start but missfired bad, runns not bad at higher rpm. but will not idle. if i keep running the engine the cat s...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW20P64
This truck has been in my possession since march of this year (2009). Customer finally decided to get it repaired. I had a help request for this one in march which I had to close with a no fix. I made a mistake in that post with the year. It is 2004 not 05 as ...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L park indicator VIN: 5LMEU88H04
park light indicator stays on with key off. light operates normally when shifting gears. is this light supposed to stay on with key off? i suspect not as we have a battery drain after several weeks of storage time. thank you in advance for your help.
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.0L no sparks VIN: 1MEFM6532X
ok folks im in bad need of some help,first off i am no electrical wizard by any means...customer brought in a 99 mercury mystique with trans slipping they supplied replacement trans which was from salvage yard.i have replaced the trans now when cranking fuse f...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Heater VIN: 1FMPU18L4W
Ok, I finally got this one. It ended up being the heater core(s). The vehicle was getting up to 190f on the scanner. Although the hoses didn't get above 100f and the thermostat housing didn't get above 135f. I think the ambient temp (15f) effected my Temp ...
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L engine vibration VIN: 1FTPW12598
Thanks all, this was no garden variety, run of the mill vibration. All the normal players had already been checked. I have seen this before in couple of 5.4s. I think we are in genesis stages of seeing a failure trend developing in the 5.4. With that being sai...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L camshaft VIN: 1MELM53S9V
The replies were as I suspected the cam gear is not known to turn on the camshaft. Vehicle was repaired with installation of replacement PCM Thank you for your time
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MELM53S9V
The replies varied from EGR and reflash to tuneup and fuel delivery. Like many of these the root cause could noit be tested except by swaptronics. After installing the newest flash and revisiting the timing issue a replacement computer was installed and th...
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