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1965 Ford Thunderbird 6.4L No Rev Blown servo VIN: 5Y83914583
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this medium case cruise o matic in for a freshening up rebuild. The seals were tired. The trans drove but slipped a little during the 1 to 2 shift. We installed a kit and convertor and started it up to...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FTRF18W7X
Customer recently purchased this vehicle and was told there was a weak coil. Replaced coil idles fine but will misfire when going uphill, if accelerator is increased misfire goes away. Checked spark plugs for 4 & 7 and found them to be fine and barely used. Ve... Trouble codes: P0100, P0153 (O2 Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 1 slow response), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4), P0307 (Misfire cyl 7)
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Excessive Emissions, sluggish VIN: 1FMNU43S82
This Excursion was towed in after shutting down while driving. No power but ran upon arrival. Tests showed right bank not working and compression test showed none on that bank. After teardown, we found the right cam journals damaged and timing had jumped enoug...
2003 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L no communication VIN: IFMYU02183
this escape came in for obd2 emissions will not communicate with my esp machine. It will communicate with my modis in ford and global also 2 other scan tools. has no codes in pcm the only code was in the dash b1352 somthing to do with the key circuit, cleared ... Trouble codes: B1352
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L horn VIN: 1FAFP55273
good mornig, have a 2003 taurus. horn will only work with remotes and panic button. fuses are good. any info wood be greatly appreciated. thank you
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE45P84
customer had truck at ford dealer and was told it needs 8 injectors and a turbo for a price of $4000. Problem is truck runs ok until the water in fuel lite come on for 3-5 seconds and then it runs bad and starts missing and smoking then the lite goes off and i... Trouble codes: P0275, P0299, P2262, P2614, P2617
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Power mirrors, Driver power seat, adjustable pedal VIN: 1FTPX12525
Power driver seat, power mirrors and adjustable brake and accelerator pedals do not work. checked all fuses and relays, still do not work.The noted fuse for the three items was checked with a test light and has power.
2007 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14D47
I have a ranger bought from auction, supposedly a repo with 1 previous owner. Alldatas flow chart is practically useless. I have a ltft of 25% and stft around 24%. This truck went to the dealer, they charged him 400. to reflash pcm and replace both o2s then th... Trouble codes: P0171
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNF20578
The vehicle came into our shop as a no start. Very low compression on all cylinders. Both cam phasers had worked loose from the cams and caused the cam timing to be way off. We replaced both cams and phasers, changed the oil and filter. The cats are burned out...
2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Charging VIN: 1ZWHT613X5
This car came in with Alternator not charging. Installed new alternator from Ford. Customer returned three weeks later saying that when she starts vehicle, lights pulsate until car warms up. We found TSB concerning sense wire and performed the work which entai...

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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Ignition VIN: 1FAFP4040W
Listen I spoke to the owner of this mustang and work out a deal with him and gave him 600 bucks for the car it will cost me 400 bucks to fix it but my 17 year old son will have some wheels for his senior year… But he has to get his hand dirty and do the job hi...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDLF47F2V
i was able to go get the truck last night. the truck was cold,i took my scanner,and first thing i did was the "buzz test" which i totally did not think of before my help from lee,fred,monty,steve,and charles. ihave done this test in the past, but not this time... Trouble codes: P0476.
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX07L5W
I would like to thank everyone for there assistance. The hesitation was due to 2 more coils that were going bad. I replaced the coils and the hesitation went away, but not the other problems. I worked down the list of advice everyone was giving me and started ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L anti theft VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
drivers door switch bad. wear on switch and latch would eventually make a ground connection from time or minor vibrations causing alarm to go off. thank you to everyone for all your help on this, it was pretty frustrating.
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Stripped Custom 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Lack of Power VIN: 1FDXE45F11
Thanks for the replies. Many hit it right on. The hanger in the tank was the problem. Two screens in the hanger were stopped up. I only wish I knew about those screens when I took the tank out for replacement. Trouble codes: P1211.
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45P95
Found no high pressure oil leaks and we had normal supply pressure, icp regulator tested ok, so we replaced hpop and everything works normal. Truck runs good. It's been on the road for a week. Thanks for your replies! Trouble codes: P2290 (Low icp pressure).
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