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1990 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L shudders hard at VIN: 2FTJW35M2L
My ,question to all techs out there is,this i am quite certain that converter must have burned up when it ran out of fluid and customer continued to drive it with less than enough fluid, but would you all suggest complete overhaul or just basic converter and f...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L ABS Module VIN: 1FTCR15X2T
Truck came in to my neighbor's muffler shop, he ask me to check codes and I found several ABS codes; C1185 Main relay output curcuit failure, C1145 RF speed sensor CKT failure, C1148 RF sensor coherency fault; C1229 Rear Wheel sensor coherency fault. He though...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141W
did the rpm test in shop seems ok cannot feel the valves sticking please advise what i need to do to correct the problem thank you. Trouble codes: P1537, P1538, P1513
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L heater core VIN: 1FTZX18WXW
this vehicle came in on 6-1-9 with a major heater core leak. the coolant was filthy. flushed and replaced with core from 1-800-radiator. also repaired poor battery connections. 12-1-9 it is leaking again. the local owner of [...] had just been by tellin...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ABS module VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
Abs light was coming off/on but and we could not communicate with ABS module. No transmission or engine codes stored. Tested and found module was bad. Replaced with used unit (new is $1200.00 and car is probably not worth $2000.00). could communicate now but ...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L air bag VIN: 2FMDA5244Y
hi every one need help i am trying to change the clock spring on ford windstar 2000 but i cant get the steering wheel of i know it has that one bolt you turn but not sure if clock wise or counter clock wise but i turned it both ways it it wont come out i never...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cam sensor VIN: 1F2DT43E24
Vehicle came in with the classic chirp/squeel coming from camshaft sensor. Replaced sensor made all marks before I took sensor off. After replacement, customer drove 220 miles and check engine light came on with p1309 code. Brought vehicle back to shop. Follow...
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FM7A51481
misfires at idle and light to normal load have replaced plugs coil wires compression test good checked injectors checked egr holes in manifold this thing should run fine even changed isolator bolts from ford showes randon misfire 4 5 6 on computor help could c...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Front end rumble VIN: 1FMZU73EX4
I hoping someone can help me with this one before I start throwing money at it. I bought this 04 explorer for a screaming deal knowing it had issues. I have them all sorted except for one. Driving down the freeway there is a pretty loud rumble coming from wh...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNF21515
The vehicle came in for no power problem. It was misfiring bad. We replaced the coils & plugs on cyl. 1,2,& 3 along with the fuel filter. (It had water in one of the plug holes & moisture in the pcm connectors.) The misfire is gone but still runs poor-no power... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0302 (cyl. 2 missfire), P0303 (cy. 3 missfire), P0316 (misfire on start up), P0420 (cat. efficiency B1)
2007 Ford E-150 5.4L fuel smell VIN: 1FTPW14V47
This truck has a fuel smell while idling at a stop with air on. Upon acceleration the smell in the cab goes away. We replaced the injector orings and it didnt help. I have smoke tested the evap system and the exhaust. no leaks present. With the hood open you c...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L air suspension message VIN: 1LNFM82W6W
need some help to disable air suspension light in wire at module to cut,older lincolns it was wire 11 at black connector dark green light green wire.thanks in advance darrell

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1990 Ford Bronco XLT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, TACHOMETER GOES CRAZ VIN: 1FMZV72X4Y
After testing, and the fact that when we touched the coil connection vehicle died, we installed a new coil and rewired it. shipped vehicle. Owner has called since then to tell me it started doing it again. Vehicle will return someday. Will update with fix, or ...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14CXW
Well it doesn't look like this customer is going to bring this truck back in for us to pull the heads and check valve seats but that is what I think the problem was. Thanks for all of the help Trouble codes: P0303, P0304.
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5140X
well 93% of you guys were right on it was plugged egr on 5 cylinders cleaned and it runs great thank you everyone Trouble codes: 302 (cyc 2 misfire).
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FDW234PR5
Tow to dealer and he programmed 2 keys and called it an event. Trouble codes: 1260 (pats).
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L power locks VIN: 33R5TYYUI8
hi all, the owner came back and said that they were going through the paperwork that was in the glove box and low and behold there was the original card with the 5 number code on it. response was good some said go to dealer and kiss up a bit others said look f...
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L timing chain
went with oem parts,so far no problems.found the rebuilder used cheap aftermarket parts.the tensioner on the passengers side was warped enough that the seal blew out.
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L wipers VIN: 1FTSW21YX8
thanks to all the replies,will change the wiper motor assembly the next time the fleet customer is in town. thanks again. robert
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 4M2DU86W82
Next week I plan on removing the transmission. I will do a complete rebuild, repair servo bores, use new seperator plate that is missing one hole (buzzing noise concern), and will install a shift kit. I was hoping for a quick and easy repair and thought I coul...
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