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1990 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L engine VIN: 1FTCR10A0L
Alright, I'm stuck, I need some ideas, busy working on other projects and don't have a lot of time to sit on this one. Just replaced the engine, misfire, and does not excelerate very well. Starts right up. I replaced one of the coil packs, IAC vavle, plugs, wi...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMDA5244X
replaced fuel pump and maf sensor also tuned wires and plugs found that will now start and stalland smokes very baddly no codes in any computers checked the egr valve not pluged cam sensor test good and when removed no problems found crank sensor test go...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21F0X
There has got too be a better way too diagnose these this is 2 in a row that show 3,8 on contribution test try too do a poor mans power bal when cold but wont miss i tie strapped the in harness uvc pigtail ohmed them out ok i have not replaced the cam sensor o... Trouble codes: 269 (Cyl contribution test 3), 284 (Cyl contribution test 8)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FTNW21FOY
I was having problems with my original trans, the shifting when cold was good, when hot it seemed like it would shift from 1st to 3rd instead of 1st to 2nd, but only under heavy accel. If you were to hold the throttle under 1/2 it would shift into 2nd, i was t...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Accessories VIN: 1FTSW31F8Y
so i had a customer come in for a problem with all his power windows. sometimes they work most of the time they do not. you can hear the relay working. if you push the up button the dome lights go out. at the same time the wipers will not work. when i check th...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L High Pressure Oil System VIN: 1FTSX20P95
Truck ran fine, but engine oil cooler was leaking. Disassembled and replaced oil cooler and seals, changed engine oil and filter at the same time. Insides of the engine look as-new. After reassembling everything, the engine started up and ran fine. Temperature...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Reverse VIN: 1FTPX14566
This truck takes 3-5 seconds to engage reverse when the truck is cold. When trans is hot, sometimes it won't engage at all unless you rev the engine. There is never any slipping once reverse is engaged, just delayed engagment. Just tyring to avoid pulling the ...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L Ac VIN: 1LNHM87AX4
Hello, we have a Lincoln LS that has a AC problem, It blows warm air on driver side and good cool air on passenger side, the car came in with the heater valve leaking coolant and blowing warm on driver side, we installed new motorcraft valve, car has codes b12...

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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Noise VIN: 1FMDU24E3X
It was the balance shaft assembly. We took the motor back out of the vehicle pulled both pans and looked close at the balance shaft. There were a couple of cracked teeth on the inside of the balance shaft assembly not on the drive gear but the internal two gea...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Pats VIN: 1FMRU156XY
Well this one is finally closed with a Fix. Thanks to everone for all the Great help. I could not have repaired it without your help and assistance.After going to the Locale locksmith as suggested and had the new lock and Keys checked for the right Transponder...
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRW08LX1
thanks to all who replied the fuel psi wasnt the issue and tried 2 new mass air sensors customer didnt want to spend anymore time or money my next step was going to be pcm Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (System lean bank 2), P1131 (Lack of heated o2 bank 1 sensor 1), P1151 (Heated o2 bank 2 sensor 1).
2002 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L No Start, Backfires VIN: 2FMZA55462
Thanks to all that replied, the prevailing theme was that the coil was bad so I spent some of her hard earned money and replaced it, and it fired right up. I did inspect the old coil for cracks and found none and measured the resistance between terminals and f... Trouble codes: P0353 (Coil problem), P0354.
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Suspension VIN: ILNHM82W43
We removed the sway bar to make sure the integral bushings were good, and they were. The vertical links were then removed and inspected. The left side joints were smooth when moving them up and down in the sockets, but the right side sockets would be hard to m...
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