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1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FDEE14N8M
Engine Performance problem 1991 Ford E-Series Van V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 159000 miles Cranks fine, runs great, then reaches operating temperature and dies. Checked codes got an 87, swapped out fuel pump relay - no change, swapped out coil - no change, ...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR14A3V
Hi everybody. We have this ranger that the customers complaint is when you are pulling out and shifting up through the gears it hesitates but on top end it runs fine. We test drove to verify customer complaint and when the rpm's are less than 1500 it does surg...
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1827W
This truck has me stumped. I think I am looking at a short to power, but without tearing apart the wiring harness I can't prove it. As it sits I can start the vehicle and the O2 sensors will go into closed loop. Within a very short period of time they will go ... Trouble codes: P1132 (Lack of HO2S - 11 Switch Sensor Indicates Rich), P1152 (Lack of HO2S Switch - 21 Sensor Indicates Rich)
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L drivers airbag VIN: 3FAFP31343
Airbag light comes on intermittently, which has made it a huge pain to diagnose. Fault can only be retrieved when light is on. 1 fault (B1932) found for Drivers Airbag Circuit open or resistance too high. i replaced the clock spring just for giggles as it is m...
2007 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF12W27
Thanks for the help in advance, This vehicle came from another shop with po 340 cam sensor prob. they put a new cam sensor in it ,checking my scanner as soon as you crank the truck my solus shows cam sensor failure. I pulled the timing cover and sure enough th... Trouble codes: P0340
1988 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNBM82F2J
Hey everybody. I have an '88 Town Car that I bought about a month ago. The owner before me did very little to maintain the car, so I'm trying to get it back into acceptable form. This morning, I tried to replace the PCV valve, but ran into a problem: I can't f...
1997 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L Engine VIN: 4M2DV1118V
This van came into the shop lady says it dies on her after she drives for a bit i replace the module and check fuel preesure the only codes that are in the car are knock sensor and muti cyl missfire has anyone else had a problem with one of these

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1988 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Starting VIN: 1FABP524XJ
Finally found the problem. The tech who installed the trans plugged the wrong connector into another connector behind the battery. just found out he is color blind. thanks for all your help.
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTHF36F9V
Thanks for all that helped me on my bitter sweet 97 7.3L that had a miss,found out after extentive wire harness invesagation,we had two wires on the LH side of engine had wore thin and through the wire loom and exh back pressure tube was plugged,thanks again T...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: U04G128601
bad camshaft sensor. thanks for the info guys really help us out .
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX21575
Thanks to those of you who responded. I believe the issue with this truck is a lack of oil supply to the VCT cam solonoid. The truck has not had proper maintence and the inside of the engine is sludged up. The VCT system will return to it's normal position if ... Trouble codes: P0022.
2007 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14D47
The vehicle is fixed! A few of you got it right, the injectors were wrong!!! Apparently this low mile auction queen had an '04 engine installed and the valve cover from the '07 engine swapped to the '04 engine. The engine ID is on the valve cover and was corre... Trouble codes: P0171.
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L stabilitrac VIN: 1LNHM87A54
Vehicle has been gone for almost a month. Have not heard from the customer. No news is good news!!! I'm listing the technicians findings and "repair". As near as we can tell there was some interfirence on the data line due to close proximity to a major pow...
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