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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Wheel Bearing VIN: 1FTZR15X4T
Vehicle came in for a "whomp whomp" noise around the 35mph speed range. While on lift neither hub in the fron was loose... sounded like it was coming from the passenger side. put truck into 4wd on the rack and brought it to 35mph and indeed you could feel a no...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35L32
At the end of my rope! Hi, have a fleet box truck i have been running out of ideas on. Came in running rough, missfiring and just filling the garage with smoke(fuel). It had an exhaust leak due to the manifold so replaced that. Replaced spark plugs due to the ...
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L CD player VIN: 08ESCAPE08
My customers cd player in her Escape has a cd stuck in it and is making a sound that reminds you of a 8 track player eating the tape- who remebers those, or even knows what those are. I am guessing I will have to send the player in to get fixed. The question i...
1986 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2MEBP95F3G
This car is running pig rich at all times. The O2 sensors are reading .95 volts. Fuel pressure is well within spec at 37 psi.The system holds pressure. The vacuum hose at the regulator has been disconnected. The pcv valve has been removed from the block. The p...

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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L lights, trunk release, locks VIN: 1FAHP3831Y
Five of six replies nailed it! I split the harness loom at the trunk harness and found two wires broken, including latch power circuit and one wire nearly broken. The harness is ordered and I'm confident this one is fixed. In the end, the hatch switched po...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L no communication VIN: 1LNHM87A0Y
Thank you fellow techs again. After pulling modules, and begining to check the harness (again) we asked for a commitment from the customer and have yet to see the vehicle back in the shop for further testing. Thank you all again for your help I hope this post ... Trouble codes: B1676 (Wiper park sense circuit failure), B1446 (1 injector driver fault), U1041 (u1262-), U1262 (c3303-), C3303 (p0201-), P0201.
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28R21
Thank you to all that replied. We pulled the cylinder head and found an exhaust valve on #5 cylinder to be the culprit. Customer has decided to replace the engine instead of doing a valve job. A wise decision considering the mileage on the motor. Thanks ag... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire).
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