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1992 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Suspension VIN: 1FMCU24X8N
This 1992 Explorer has a loud clunk/pop from the front end when you apply the brakes then again when letting off the brakes. Have checked radius arm bushings (replaced with new poly bushings), ttb beam bushings, brake pad/calipers. Definitely coming from the f...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1FALP6531V
Please help Ford techs! Car came in with water pump leaking. Timing belt original. Installed Gates water pump with Gates timing belt kit. The problem is as soon as you start cranking the engine the timing belt runs to the outside edge of the pulleys. There are...
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRW07662
This truck came in last week for a CEL and misfire. Code was P0307. Replaced 8 plugs, 1 coil, and 7 coil boots. On test drive it was still misfiring under load. Mode 6 counters showed #2 misfiring. Replaced that coil and all was well. Two days later the truck... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl. 2 Misfire)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Courtesy Lights VIN: 1FTNX21S52
I'm stuck this thing has the door ajar light and the courtesy lights are on when the doors are closed and off when the doors are open. The dimmer switch on the dash works normaly. If the switches were normaly open instead of normaly closed (the revese of what ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Temperature Gage VIN: 2FAFP71W03
I have disconnected all the coils per a possible cause I saw on identifix, If I remove the temp sending unit from the intake, plug it in and set it in a bowl of hot water the gage reads normally. If I touch the temp sensor to the intake or coolant it instantly...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L rear air suspension VIN: 2MELM75W6T
air suspension sunk down, service suspension light on cant seem to get codes out? conected snap on scanner to trunk conector turned ign off cycled service switch off and on, ignition on, switched super star mode from hold to test and nothing. once with ignitio...

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1984 Ford Mustang L 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FABP2837E
well i did find that the distributor shaft was worn and causing the rotor to hit the cap. also found a bad EEC relay and plugged exhaust. Trouble codes: 42 (Ego rich bank 1).
1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Combination Valve VIN: 1FTCR15XXR
Thanks for all the help. We fixed the problem by depressing the brake pedal with the engine running and opening the front brake caliper. al
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP10P4X
First of all, Thanks to all that took their time to reply. The fix ended up being corrosion on connector 202 under dash beside gas feed. [...] did not list this by the number but a friend gave it to me off of Identifix. All the replies were good and valid a... Trouble codes: P0135.
2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTZR15U71
Turned out to be the clutches in the rear diff. We replace the transfer case with a low mileage used one(AGAIN). The transfer case was definitely bad due to the pump being broken in both of them. FYI the clutches from the dealer are about 200.00 list. You can ...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMYU03183
Various checks lead us to the brake booster, once replaced took care of problems
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07603
great job guys it was a vacuum hose leaking at back of engine going to the pcv valve Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2004 Ford Explorer XLT Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73E24
Well this one was turned out to be be a technician over site I decided to look at this myself after listening to the technician the first time and I couldn't beleive what I found the harmonic balancer broke and the pully was halfway into the crank sensor I see...
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L airspring inflation VIN: 1LNHM81W61
I don't know if it was just luck or what, but after removing the air line fron the dryer under the hood, I tried blowing up the air bag thru that line with the key on. It did not work. I rehooked up the air line and re-installed the relay with the key still o...
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