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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...
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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18W6W
Getting ready to replace studs in exhaust manifolds for front pipe.access to manifolds looks tight . I'm tempted to remove the manifolds but need to know if the studs in the cylinder head usually break.this truck is pretty rusty underneath and i would like to ...
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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...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Bogs, won't rev up VIN: 1FTWW31P45
When cold, this Ford 6.0 diesel feels just like a gas truck with a plugged exhaust. Floor it from a stop and it struggles to rev up and pick up speed. Even at idle, with the throttle pedal to the floor, it takes 2-3 seconds to slowly fight its way up to 3500 R...
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU95H66
Hi Ford Techs, We have an 06 Ford Escape here that wont clear the the little wrench warning light and does not show the the little car ready icon for the electric drive. The vehicle initally came in with the little wrench on and service soon message on in di...
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1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Instrument Panel VIN: 1FMZU34EXW
You won't believe how stupid I feel. Thought I had checked all fused only to find another fuse block and sure enough IP fuse was out. New fuse and things began working again.
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L shifting VIN: 1FTNW21FOY
THE ONLY THING I CAN SEE THAT REALLY AFFECTS THE SHIFTING IS THE P0603 CODE, WHICH I CANNOT GET RID OF. I AM CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A USED PCM, IF I CANNOT FIND ONE I WILL GO NEW. EVERYTHING ELSE SEEMS NORMAL, IT JUST SEEMS LIKE THERE IS A PCM ISSUE. I AM HO...
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2000 Ford F-150 4.2L Oil sludge ? VIN: FORD200042
I always say you get what you pay for, Today my Matco tool guy comes by my shop and I knew he owns a repair shop near the place my customer took he car to get the oil changes from so I asked him have you hear about bad oil from the oil change near your shop he...
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2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24L6Y
Well first, thanks to all that took the time to respond.This van was a former Warner Cable van that my customer bought in an auction so I really don't have a good history. When he bought it he had me go over it and do whatever I thought it needed.(good custome...
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP363X2
Since the one occurance we experienced, have been unable to get vehicle to act up again. Customer as well has driven for several weeks and many miles and has not had the problem occur. I am leaning away from the output speed sensor since it happened at such lo...
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Brakes VIN: 1FAFP44442
WE RECEIVED 18 REPLIES, THANKS TO ALL THAT COMMENTED. REPLACED POWER STEER RACK ALONG WITH ALIGNMENT LED TO THE FIX OF THE VEHICLE, AFTER ALL THE OTHER WORK/PARTS THAT WERE REPLACED PREVIOUSLY.
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2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FAFP522X4
Thanks to all who took the time to reply, I guess this is a pretty common failure for these Taurus', judging by everybody's replies. The flex fuel mod had fixed it and kept it outta my bay now. Plus, it was the only thing left to replace. I just wished I ha...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P24
Well, sorry all that it has taken so long to close this. I haven't gotten back to doing this one until now. Being a warranty job, it costs me less when I am the one doing it after hours. It was a faulty, new/rebuilt injector. Sorry, went brain dead and just s... Trouble codes: P0272 (cyl 4 contribution/balance malfunction), P0401 (Insufficient EGR flow), P0673 (Cyl 3 glow plug circuit).
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L cam timing VIN: 1FTSW31S34
Thanks to everybody that took time to reply to my request. Neftali [...] made me think about my cam timing. What happenned is that I must have turn the crankshaft to time the right bank cam without checking the left side since I didn't take it apart, I assume...
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2004 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U4P
Well, the number 3 cylinder finally started to misfire long enough to pin this one down. The compression on this one fell to 100PSI from the 145PSI that we originally had. Removed the head and the valve seats had sunk into the head. The exhaust valve were tipp... Trouble codes: P0304, P0316.
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Drivetrain VIN: 1FBS531L46
First I would like to thank you all for the input. But unfortunately the vehicle has not been fixed. The customer did not want to spend the money, at least at this time, on the vehicle. If anything changes i will add to this. Thanks again.
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