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1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L head gasket
We got one of these in with the common oil leak from the right head gasket and the blown out cooling passage in the intake manifold. I have it running now, but I would like to know what you all use to clean the corrosion off the block face when replacing the h...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L temp. VIN: 1FTNW21L4Y
this truck has had every peice of ac sys. replaced some twice .pressures are low side about 40 to 45 high side about 175 to 225 depending on amb. temp.vent temp is only about 60 degrees blend door mtr. is ok, please help if anyone can thank you.
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L fan switch VIN: 1FAHP3838Y
This 2000 Focus a/c compressor won't activate when the fan switch is on the 3 4 setting but the fan still blows. The light on the fan switch will go off when set on the 3 4 speed setting as well. The light comes on and the compressor operates with the 1 2 sett...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F81
Owner drove this diesel about 3 hours, turned it off, no problems evident during entire drive. Next morning it cranks but won't start. No codes in KOEO or memory, passes injector buzz test. Fuel pressure is a little high, spec. says 60 psi, has 80 psi KOEO and...
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF47P83
Hello eveyone. We have a powerstroke giving us fits! It will intermittently have a "dead" accelerator pedal while accelerating. Vehicle will not stall, just go back to idle. If you coast for a bit, it will regain its throttle and run normal again. While this o... Trouble codes: P2614 (CMP output / open), P2617, P0278 (Cylinder 6 contribution)
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21PO4
I have this 6.0L causing some problems. It will not start at all. The fuel filters have been replaced. Fuel pressure is 60-65. ICP pressure is only 550psi MAX! I know this is low but spec is min of 500. It seems as if it almost wants to start after cranking fo... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo Underboost), P0470 (Exhaust Backpressure Sensor Ckt), P2290 (ICP Low), P2614 (CMP Output Ckt Open), P2617 (CKP Output Ckt Open)
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW12565
Hello all, Vehicle towed in as a no-crank. Testing shows battery power at starter relay pin 30, starter will crank if jumper wire is installed from pin 30 to pin 87. Battery power at pin 86 when key is turned to crank. Pin 85 has high resistance to ground.....
2006 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Surge, flutter VIN: 2FTZA54686
hey guys i got a brain teaser here. this freestar is a fleet acount we have. they brought it in for what the customer calls a flutter about every fourty five seconds when driving above fourty five miles an hour. i felt this "flutter" at every speed pretty much...

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1987 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Starter Solenoid VIN: 2FTEF15H1H
Thanks to all of you that responded. As with our suspicion the general consenses was to replace the starter. The only thing that made us second guess ourselves was that the battery cables had been installed backwards and there was not a solenoid on the start...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP40441
Thank to all that helped. Upon further diagnosis as per your information, I started to get wird info on our scan tool that kept changing and giving me different trouble codes. I found that the computer was the problem and replace it. The car runs beautifly.... Trouble codes: P0340.
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA51695
We were unable tocompletely fix this reig. We susected it was the ECM due to water intrusion, and the owner declined to spend the money on something that caused no driveability problems. I think he took it to trade off. Trouble codes: P0180.
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNF1V2WY6
Thanks to all for the help, the customer decided not to replace the harness. Instead he traded the car in. It was great to be able to show him that others said it was the same as we said. Sometimes people need a second opion. so agin thank you very much Trouble codes: P0307 (misfire cyl 7), P0357 (ing. coil cyl 7), P0411.
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