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1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L timing cover VIN: 2FMDA5148S
mitchell quotes 14.5 hours for a timeing cover. it gives time to re and re the engine. it looks like it can be done without engine removal anyone have experience with this job ? thanks in advance
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X5W
Can anyone tell me if I need to remove the upper intake, to replace the cam position sensor? Mitchell is really vague about this. Trouble codes: 340 (cmp sensor)
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L exhaust camshaft gear VIN: 1FAFP6636X
hello ford techs i am having a hard time getting this ford to run right . i have done the valve job and the contour now runs rough at idle but smooths out at higher rpms i believe that i have not installed the exhaust cam gear correctly . i have read mitchell'...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L 1st gear VIN: 2FMZA5148X
wiring looks fine the prndl switch is reading proper . my question is has anyone ever seen a trans slip bad to the piont of shuddering and not set a code .i believe the recall didnt cause a problem that wasnt already there. thanks in advance for any help on t...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTNX21FX2
Customer removed HEUI pump to replace leaking o'rings on pump. This is a ford but Navistart does supply a kit for this TSI-03-12-03 part# [...]. After reinstalling pump eng would not start. After 4 days they brought it to us. No codes observed but we work...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FAFP44473
hello fellow ford techs i'm not a great trans tech but i understand how everything works [hope so].well i'm trying to see if i can fix this trans it only act up low and sometimes high speed.you let it shift into 3rd gear 35mph slowly accelerate i acts like it ...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR44V93
vehicle towed in as a no start. fuel pressure = good injector pulse = good but no spark! replaced crankshaft sensor still no spark. checked voltage at crankshaft sensor correct ignition coil has correct voltage also but on vantage there is no firing signals to... Trouble codes: P0316 (misfire at first 10000 revolution), P0300 (random misfire)
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Loosing anti-freeze VIN: 1FMPU16W83
Customer came in and said he had to add 1 and 1/2 gallon anti-freeze and can see water and oil mixture under oil cap, and now tells us that is the reason for the replacment of the original engine. So this is the 3rd engine doing the same thing. I am doubting t...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTSX20Y95
Hello all and thanks for any help you can give. I have a 2005 f250 with the v-10 motor and a toolbox bed. When at very slow speeds 1-5mph it seems like something is popping or shuttering or binding and letting go. It only does it under load or turning, it seem...
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE45P46
Have in our shop an 06 E450, driver was driving and it just started cutting out on him, not stalling. When you hold the throttle above around 1500 it cuts in and out and you can watch the rpm jump up and down but it does not seem like the motor is changing rpm...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.4L driver VIN: 1FTWW31RX8
Ok Guys, Ford is no help on this one so need some great ideas! This customer is knowledgeable and very sharp on vehicles. She is not nuts. This truck will shock her and some others when exiting even after a short drive. I can HEAR the ARC from several feet awa...

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1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR15X8R
Thanks much for all the responses to my help request. Now having the vehicle here for an extended period I have been able to test some of the suggestions I received. All fuses tested fine including the keep alive memory fuse. Fuel pressure appears to be fin...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FMFU17L23
Thanks to everyone that responded to my request. It had two bad height sensors. So I took Paul's (from Ontario) advice and put in some resistors in place of the sensors and the light quit coming on.
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Steering rack VIN: 1FMCU93154
Thanks to all, Very quick with the replies. I checked both ujoints in the steering shaft and they were fine, I disconected both tie rods from spindles and the problem was still there. The fluid was pretty bad which is why I flushed it. Final Diag was the steer...
2005 Ford TRANSIT 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WFOLXXTTFL
Thank you to Denis , Matt and Avinash for your replies and help. We finally found the problem with Transit,after fitting new Turbocharger and exhaust manifold due to an exhaust manifold gasket being fitted incorrectly (done before owner purchased vehicle)and f...
2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L whistling noise VIN: 1FTPW14526
Thanks for all the replies, it seems kinda hard to get the truck back here to do any more testing on it. I did get an F-450 in a few days later with air sucking in the fuel cap at an idle. I commanded the purge solenoid on with scan tool and watched the fuel...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNLM97V4S
Sorry took so long. I came in on monday of last week and tried starting the car. It went to start and then died. got around to checking the compression and had only 40 to 80 lbs of compression. i have never had a timing chain jump timing when in shop.but i can...
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DU55P4V
Apparently on this vehicle, the CMP sensor aids in more accurate timing of fuel and spark, but it is not necessary to start or run. Also the CKP voltage of 1.5 to 1.7 volts is more than adequate. The PCM was the culprit. Thanks for the help Tom
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