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1995 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Transfercase VIN: 1FTCR15U8S
Unable to get the truck to shift into 4WD. When you turn the control button on dash to 4wd the 4wd light will come on the dash but the shift motor never shifts. If I manually power the shift motor to shift to 4wd the gem modules will shift it back to 2wd even ...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3FELF47FXV
Truck came in with a power problem rev's up fine to 2200 then from 2200 to 2900 it smokes vary badly and hesitates then from 2900 on it rev's up fast. Has good hpop pressure 625 IDLE 2495 WOT. Tested exhaust back pressure tube had a little carbon but not clogg... Trouble codes: P1272 (Cyl 2 high to low side open), P1293 (High side open bank one right), P1294 (High side open bank two left), P0196 (Engine oil temp sensor circut)
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Power Steering VIN: 1FAFP55293
Vehicle came in with very loud power steeing pump, the rack was leaking. we replaced rack and pinion refilled pump. noise would not go away, replace power steering pump and flushed system using bg power steering flush kit. still noisy - flushed again with merc...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L speed control VIN: 1FBSS31L63
thanks in advance for any tips that might help, this van belongs to my church and i am a regular driver, it has an intermitant cruise control problem that works ok for me almost all of the time but almost never for other drivers, i cannot duplicate this proble...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21P34
No start condition. Have worked on this vehicle for one week. Six hundred hours! changing the icp sensor was the advice of a snap on tech and salesman. I have used a snap on scanner (verus) to assist in this repair (?) ficm volts are 47.5 and icp pressure whil...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM97V7X
I have just bought this lovely car for myself, i run 5W-20 synthetic in it as required. When i start it up in the morning it has that low end rattle for a 'split' second as the oil pump sucks up the oil; It IS only short but that sounds like worn 'mains' and '...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM50S8X
Hi folks, have fuel pressure issues with this sable dohc 3.0l. intermittently stalls after start-up, when this occurs, vehicle is difficult to restart. after 15 20 min. vehicle will restart. fuel pressure gauge shows 29-30psi koer, but will quickly and intermi...

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1992 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTJF35M1N
Per Pete, I got the Stanadyne fuel additive, did a 50/50 mix in the new fuel filter, added the rest to the fuel tank, stall cleared up in one road test. Many thanks.
1992 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L fluid VIN: 1FTCR14X1N
Thanks to all of you who responded. Sure enough this has fixed the problem. When the hose was removed the transmission fluid poured out. You were all very helpful, thanks.
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L control VIN: 1FTZR15V2Y
mornin techs,when dude told me that the wipers quit as well i went back to the gem wiring diagram.it shows fuse 25 for gem power.wrong.its fuse 26.i found #26 missing right after my update.installed a new fuse and all is well.the trans speed sensor codes are s...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU62X2Y
Well after tons of time trying to pinpoint the problem. We jumped in with both feet, as the only thing that showed up consistencly was that as the injector pulse width went below 4ms then the problem showed up, we pulled upper intake to get to injectors to run...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Knocking VIN: 1FDWF36F21
Thanks for all the help. It always helps to get support for your suspicions. I ended up pulling the engine and pulling the head on the right side. Rings broken and scored cylinder walls. Customer is getting a used engine sent top me from a salvage yard. Not ch...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX21P75
After reviewing the suggestions regarding the unison ring and center rotating housing issues with this VG turbo, we pulled the turbo back off and disassembled again. Sure enough, the unsion ring had a notch in it. After pricing the center housing and unison ri... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo underboost).
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L computer? VIN: 1FMCU49H08
Thanx for the help on this one We found the back inertia switch was an issue (car got rear ended) unplugged the battery and turned the hybrid battery off then reinstalled let car sit for 20 minutes then it reloaded the pc and now its good to go Thanx for t...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R03
Thanks for all the replies. We found the strut leaking not the airbag. Put oe stut with orignal air bag and no problems. Thank you once again.
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1M3F39G93S
Thanks for the help guys. I found the sending unit was bad. I removed the grommet where the power wire went through and spliced the wire together. Resealed the hole in the sending unit and now the pump only draws 5 amps.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L vibration VIN: 2MEM75W0YX
Many thanks to all who answered my problem!!!the carrier bearings looked Good as well as pinion.So had then changed because we were that far in. Took the car for a test drive and the vibration was 90% gone. Took the customer for a drive and he was happy. This ...
2008 Mercury Sable 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM42W08
Never did figure this one out.i changed the VCT solenoids service light still on intermittenly.from the replies looks like the phasers will have to be change also.customer decided to trade the vehicle in.thanks to those who replied. Trouble codes: P0018, P0021.
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