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1976 Ford Mustang II Ghia 2.8L Carb VIN: T234567890
Ok Ford Guys this one is driving my crazy. Came in on flat bed. Simple 2.8L V6 high idle. Engine has very high idle 1200 rpm to 1500rpm can't adjust down. Customer replaced carb a while ago. Car sat for long time. Replaced plugs, Fuel Filter, Checked fuel, Oil...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 4.6L Heater VIN: 1FDEE1467V
Van came in no heat, Replace heater core,fittings and Tstat. Still one heater hose hot and one cold. Replaced water pump, Did not appear as impeller was an issue. Had heat fine for 3 days and returns with same symptom. One hose hot and one cold. Flushed system...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15X5X
This truck Shakes when your cruzing around 55mph and 1600rpm had a p0304 code untill i did a lower intake gasket now it wont throw the code but it still shakes and misses at an idle and under load now when i incress speed and rpm the shaking goes away or when ... Trouble codes: P0304
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L heating VIN: IFTZF1723X
low heat output. initially had no heat, replaced t-stat, now engine stay's between 198-205. heat output inside building is 125 degrees, has soon as you go down road it drops below 100. upper radiator hose is 185 lower is 80. both heater hoses are 130 and 135. ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FDWX36S71
This truck has the poweraid tb spacer, k&n intake system and a stereo system. thats it. under load and any acceleration over half throttle the whole truck bucks and bogs. customer says been doing this for about 2 weeks. checked fuel pressure ok at 41 psi.no ch...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTRW08L61
This 1 is driving me crazy all of the obvious or common problems have been addressed.I replaced all 8 plugs autolite double platinum,all 8 insulators (boots),induction service,1 coil after the fact.Set of intake gaskets also after the fact.Noticed only once wh... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTWX32P73
This is a truck that has a problem forever, been to the dealer they can't fix problem either. Basically you have to crank and crank holding your foot on the pedal. after about 30 minutes it will start. you have to keep pedal all the way down to then blow out w... Trouble codes: P2290, P2614, P2617
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L instument cluster VIN: 1FTNW21SO3
Hello fellow techs, Today I am reaching out for help. i have an F250 V10 automatic that came in blowing fuse f2-45. After inspecting the wiring harness for any damage and doing a wiggle test to try and blow the fuse .I could find no fault there. I checked the ...
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMFU20545
The vehicle acts up under the same circumstances. About 5 minutes after cold start the engine starts to misfire. On the ngs it shows cylinders 2, 5, 6 and 7 misfiring. I have checked cranking compression on 7 and 5 and both were about 200 psi. Did a cylinder l... Trouble codes: P0307 (Misfire - cylinder 7)
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTPWO45X6
Well, i am stumped on this one. This vehicle has a stumble on medium to hard acceleration when vehicle is warmed up. Another shop installed a torque converter thinking it was a lockup issue. Not sure what their reasoning was, but it did not fix the problem. I ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple misfire), P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean), P0330 (bnk 2 knock sensor)
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L alternator VIN: 1FTWW31PO6
A customer has brought us a 2006 f-350 and it originally had an alternator problem where it wouldnt charge. We changed the alternator and later changed the batteries. Over the course of the repair we have put four more alternators on it. We have checked the gr...
2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Cam Timing VIN: 1FMDK02136
Car came in barely running w/ loud noise in intake area - R&R plastic intake to check compression - pops back thru intake ports while cranking? Hmmmmm clogged convertor for front cylinders NO - did cam chain jump in front? is there marks short of pulling front...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L vehicle VIN: 5LMFU28R84
Customer complains of vehicle cutting out as he drives down the road. Vehicle comes right back on as if the ign switch is turned on and off. No codes are present and it's an intermittent problem. Any help would be appreciated!
2004 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.6L Starting VIN: 4M2ZU86K84
Hello. I have a 2004 Mountaineer that every 2-3 days to every 7-10 days the battery will go dead over night. I ve tested everything on the truck and I come up with nothing. Battery and alternator are fine under test. Every time I have the truck there is no b...

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1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W8X
Apparently the spark plugs, which had been in place for over 200K miles were backing out on cylinders 3, 7, & 8. Used a bit of blue loctite and put them back in (with the owner's approval, since they probably will NEVER come back out now!) and I haven't since...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP4047X
Well this car is fixed.originally we were testing this car in the parking lot across the street but we got it pushed in saturday for testing, sure enough the fuel pump was dead.We found pump control module in the trunk,as desrcibed, which tested good. so we di...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Stall VIN: 3FAKP1130Y
Thanks to all that responded especially Robert from Utah. At first when we checked crankshaft end play showed minimal movement and thought the crank was ok. so we remove the transmission thinking that something was binding and dragging the engine down. After r...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L data display VIN: 1FMFU7L53L
Well I fixed it. I couldnt pull the bulb because it was the display message. I could not shut off the switch because It would read on the display air suspension off. I purchased the kit from Strutmasters and was having a hard time getting the tech line to call...
2008 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP07Z88
the problem was the balancer was out of spec had to buy the crank locking pin for this car was not off much but it was off if they spent the 5 cents for a keyway this job would have gone alot smoother thanks ford thanks to all that replyed Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor), P0344 (cam sensor).
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