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1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FALP74W8P
Hi, this car has a problem with the idle control. It idles fine until the ac compressor kicks on and then the rpm drops to the piont that the compressor kicks back off. As soon as the rpm rises enough it will try the compressor again. It will usually take two ...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDKF38G8R
This truck is low milege purchased from highway department on surplus sale. Truck runs fine no codes and data stream looks normal. After truck gets hot it will stumble and sometimes die, check engine light comes on and it will run but is very rich. Scan tool w...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU35P9T
Good day all!this vehicle came in for coolant loss found oil way over full with coolant.diagnosis pointed to prable intake or head gasket failure.pulled intake didn't see anything definitive.so figured it had to be head gasket issue.had heads resufaced and che...
1997 Ford Taurus G 3.0L Cooling System VIN: 1FALP51U8V
this litteraly is one of my top customers!!! vehicle is driven around the block about 1.5 miles. Pull back into shop. Resivoir looks like a tea kettle spewing steam , and then lots of coolant boils over as the resivoir fills. Remove and inspect waterpump: imp...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTSW31P04
This is a 04 6.0 with a torque shift auto. when cold truck does not command 2-3 shift untell you back way off the throttle then it will shift. After getting back into throttle it will hunt between what feels like 2nd & 3rd (possibly 3rd & 4th) briefly then beg...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L low power VIN: 1FSTW31P34
attention 6.0l experts, i need help. the symptom, is that at 60 mph, and above, this truck lacks power. this is a truck that was being diagnosed by a coworker, then dumped in my lap two weeks later. he found a code in the computer, that when he searched in id...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L temperature VIN: 1LNHM86S13
this vehicle came in for not cooling enough, it was cool at drivin speeds warm at idle. pressures high at 100, low at 50 temperature at 65. installed a expantion valve pressure are at high 100, low at 40 temperature at 57.

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1985 Ford Ranger 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTBR10C5F
Thanks Everyone for the help using the prybar technique worked for me i knew there was someway to do it but Old Age has taken it's toll on me.Have a great day!
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FM7U73K23
The transfer case control module was the culprit. I unplugged it and problem went away. After talking to several other shops each one has had there fair share of issues with the same problem. replaced module and no further issues.
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSX205X8
i finally gave up and called rick layton (diagnostic on wheels). ricks snap on would talk to all the systems and found out that the only problem that i had was that i had not plugged in the inertia switch (somehow i wish it had been more but oh well). his ids ...
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