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1992 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Brake Pedal VIN: 2FTJW35MXN
OK guys, got a good one here. Customer complains that the pedal sticks down, so much so that he has to pull it back with his foot. This is the third time he has left it with us for this problem. After numerous test drives, we have never duplicated the problem....
1993 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Parking brake VIN: 1FACP41MPF
Trying to help a good customer out with his new 'toy', but ultimately has been eating my lunch all week and tying up a work bay the same length of time. I'll be honest with ya up front and admit I'm not up to date on the Mustang performance market, but we do k...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E4W
98 Explorer with ohc 4.0. Sets p0171 and 174. Already replaced intake gaskets, MAF and downstream 02 sensors. Smoke tested and found no leaks. Monitored fuel trims both LT +25 both ST +3 to +6. With increase in RPM the LT drops to 0 immediatly and the ST climb... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L rear air bags VIN: 1FMPU18L8X
OK; This Expedition came in again, compressor shot (bench tested, open electrically). Installed new compressor, kicks on, then vents air back out. Adjusted rear height sensor and no change. Can command compressor with scan tool and it will stay up until we exi...
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L abs VIN: 3FAFP13P7Y
Might need some Ford backing on this one. Good customer had 5 ABS codes stored 2 years ago, cleared them and test drove with several ABS stops. Codes came back a couple of weeks ago, cleared and test drove with ABS stops again, didn't come back for me. Gave th...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L power windows and radio VIN: 1FTNW21F23
This is a fellow techs daily driver we are trying to solve. What happens is, on initial start up, the power windows and the radio won't work. Sometimes it only lasts 10 seconds and sometimes it lasts as much as 5 minutes. It is an intermittent condition so it ...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Alternator VIN: 1FMPU16L73
This is a City Fleet Vehicle. The primary battery had to be jumped several times. Yes it has a duel battery (Cole Hersee) isolator and both batteries are red top Optimas. Both batteries would not take a charge. Replaced the primary one only, to continue diagno...
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Surge, Races VIN: 1FAFP53224
Help! We have a college girls car here that the engine races on occasionally. She states even with the cruise off that it will sometimes accelerate on its own and even the brakes wont stop it completely. I checked for the usual vacuum leaks and replaced the IA...

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1993 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34X6P
Thanks to all who offered help, most felt it was a backpressure problem or fuel delivery. In my initial post I neglected to say that I had driven the car with a fuel pressure gauge taped to the windshield and not only would the pressure not drop when the event... Trouble codes: 171 (o2 not switching lean), 177 (o2 not switching rich).
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L compressor VIN: 1FAFP33P32
After much ssearching for excessive movement in motor mounts, missing brackets, or well..anything we found a small pin hole in the aluminum portion of a/c line. Why i have no clue..It is quite aggrevating due to the customer has been so good about the whole de...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX1455K
Thanks to all. replaced coil and truck ran great should stick to numbers verse letters this will make life easier Trouble codes: P0353 (Primary/secondary fault c).
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14556
After fighting a lean condition and high fuel trims I replaced the intake gaskets and installed the factory air cleaner assembly. This brought my fuel trims down to +2% and my baro reading to 160. All the scan tool data is normal but this truck still does not ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank one), P0174 (Lean bank two).
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