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1965 Ford Galaxie 500 4.7L paint VIN: 5N62G16756
just a simple question.rebuilding this 289 and its ready for paint.air cleaner and valve covers were what looks like old flathead bronze,i failed to clean block enough to see the paint underneath the 45 year old grime.now im wondering,was the whole motor bronz...
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L park brake VIN: H6SHB48455
hey guys ,this thing is driving me nuts.when i did the job he came back couple of days later rr draging.i put the c94488 cable in .had trouble installing it due to length,checked with adv parts they said only on they show ,went to a e350 for that year got c944...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3FASP13J7S
This escort came in for no idle, found that the timing belt was off about 6 teeth. Reset t/belt and car ran great. Noticed that the brake pedal was hard before t/belt repair, now I have a very low (as in halfway down) pedal, and it is still hard to stop. It ac...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L ign switch/lock rack VIN: 1FALPH404X
towed in no start/no crank, the lock cylinder moves a rack rod that inturn moves the switch, the cylinder and switch are both good-the rack appears broken, i have the wheel & ring off but rack will not slide out of top of coluum, can feel the lower part at bot...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L System Monitors VIN: 1FMZU24E7W
Truck came in for failed emissions service engine light on. Found codes p0174 and p1138. Found upper intake gaskets leaking and bad oxygen sensor. Replaced intake gaskets and one rear oxygen sensor and cleared codes. Customers drives car for 200 miles and take...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU84P1Y
First of all I would like to thank you in advance for your time. This explorer came in to me with the service engine soon light on which had been on for nearly a year. It is time for mass state inspection so it was time that he finally had to get it fixed. I s... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L rear brakes VIN: 1FAFP3836Y
The rear brakes on this Focus appear to be overadjusting on hard braking causing the rear brakes to drag and overheat. The problem does not seem to occur if the brakes only recieve mild to normal application. It is not being held on hydraulicaly, i.e. opening ...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU031X1
this engine will start with a unspecified misfire and SES light code P0355 - after approx. 60 seconds the misfire goes away. I can erase the code P0355 after misfire goes away and drive it and no codes will set. Let it sit for 30 minutes and it repeats this. Trouble codes: P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire), P0355 (coil E circuit)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21FX2
This truck runs great except when starting from a start, as soon as truck starts rolling foward it stalls. You can be sitting still and accelerate or in reverse it is fine. Is it possible for one of the transmission sensors to cause this? It does not act like ...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L vct phasers VIN: 1IDONTKNOW
Hello to all fellow techs. I have been avoiding getting to deeply involved in the Ford 3 valve 5.4l due lack of experience but I feel it is time we learned. I have a good customer who has the noise out of the right bank when hot. I have read the posts to verif...
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Interior lights VIN: 2FMZA52452
The interior lights stay on always. The door ajar light & chime continue also. The lights in the mirrors are flashing but not turn signals interior or exterior. all door switches show closed on scan tool, no codes. When doors are closed after a couple minutes ...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSW20576
I have 2 of these with similar problems!! First truck has had 3!! LOF in 100k. We changed oil, and found that the cam phasers would stick and rattle badly afterwards. On occasion this engine would show 0 PSI oil pressure @ times on factory guage. We removed th...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Heads-Rocker Bridge VIN: 1FTWW30P26
We are putting the heads back on the engine & a question was asked which way the slotted end of the rocker bridge should go. Looked for information but nothing is specified in Mitchell if it makes a difference which direction they attach. Does anyone have any ...
2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L slow accel VIN: IFAFP23106
Customer came in and said while driving with cruise on vehicle started feeling funny. After his next stop he noticed it was sluggish on take off. MIL is not on but codes P0701-trans control system performance, P0715-turbine speed sensor circuit fault and U0001...
2007 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L battery power VIN: 1FAFP2G5Y7
truck comes into the shop showing signs of a weak battery. checked battery barely passes load test. with charger on battery voltage climbs to 17.5 volts. this tells me that the battery is sulfated. replaced battery with an interstate. checked for drain on syst...
1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L battery VIN: 1LNBP96F5G
Hello everyone, We have inherited an 86 Lincoln towncar with a battery draw. A previous shop installed a new battery and alternator. When it first came to my shop the battery went dead over night but if we brought it in out of the cold battery would recover a...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Radio VIN: 1NLM81W0SY
This immaculate Lincoln radio has a push-button on-off switch broken, so the radio stays on all the time, depending on the ignition switch to be turned off to stop. Problem is, it stays on all the time intermittently when the ignition is shut off. The key chim...
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W42
This car came in with a no code misfire under load.The car has no codes, but in mode 6 the car shows no misfires at all , but it has 5 fails.tid 26 cid 00 ,tid 2a cid 00, tid 2b cid 00,tid 42 cid 12 & tid 56 tid 00 . The car sometimes will stall if you keep th...
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MEFM75W54
misfire at idle,cyl#6. Needed plugs, boots and fuel service(done). Still misfiring. Swapped all w/cyl#5, still misfire on 6. Compression on #5 and 6 good at about 115psi. Bank #2 sensor 1 lean, can be forced rich. Sprayed cleaner at intake, no change. Engine v...

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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L pats system VIN: 1FMPU18L8W
Well guys after hours of wire tracing, testing and hair loss I beleive I have come to cure. After reading post I first decided to have a new key made to no avail. When I got the first transponder I noticed slight difference from the removed but the dealer look...
1999 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTRX18L4X
Thanks to all that helped.after a lot of frustration we finally figured this one out.the truck had no engine miss but for some reason the #6 coil was shorting the coil drivers in the pcm causing it to stall until the key was cycled.a ford tech here in town led... Trouble codes: U1262 (buss communication fault).
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP34P81
Thanks for all your responses. It was indeed the exhaust valves and seats at the wrong angle. We also found a lifter that was almost dead. I don't know how the car ran before I got it but it was definitely the head. Thanks for all the ideas...I guess a glowing...
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FDWE35F23
The truck is fixed, thanks to all who replied. We clamped off the lines to the front and read calipers and still had a pedal drop. We then plugged off the master cylinder and the pedal was solid. Replacing the abs unit took care of the problem . thanks again...
2003 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, lean misfire VIN: 2FMZA57453
Well looks like the "nearly new" ignition coil was causing all the trouble . There was no codes , nothing showing on the data stream , yet , when trying a new one , every thing worked great .
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, will start briefly VIN: 1FMZU62K53
I appreciate all of the help. I didn't mention that it would start with carb cleaner-that's how we got it in the shop. Didn't think motorcraft pump would be bad out of box, but it was. Starts and runs now, but other problems that customer didn't mention to ...
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L cruise control VIN: 1FAHP34N97
Well, I had ohmed the clock spring and compaired it to a new one. But that didn't show it as bad. Replace clock spring and sys works fine. hanks for the help.
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