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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Interior VIN: 1FTNX21L3X
This is a strange one. Customer first brought vehicle in for inop 4wd. Power windows, wipers and interior lights suddenly stopped working. No com with gem. I noticed when pwr door lock switch was held in either position, gem came online and everything started ...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU15L6Y
This vehicle is turning into a nightmare! It misfires under constant throttle while going uphill, more noticed with TCC engaged. I inspected #8 plug and found no issues, moved plug to #6 cyl. and misfire stayed on #8. Checked for vacuum leaks, none found. Fuel... Trouble codes: P0308
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20F42
Need some help on this one. Last fall we replaced #8 injector and V/C harness/gaskets. Had smoke and dead miss. Now has smoke-whiteish blueish and real heavy on start up. Quits after it warms up. Was 2.5 qts low on oil. Customer had drove for a while i think w... Trouble codes: P1249, P1210, P1211, P0308, P0284
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTNF20L73
Hey guys. Another prob child in shop. Came from another shop after fuel pump replacement. Cust states prob occurs cruising. dies, he pulls over, shuts key off and truck restarts. I have never been able to duplicate prob. He has stopped by after occurs several ... Trouble codes: P0231 (Fuel pump secondary circuit low)
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14544
Hi all, needing some help from all Ford experts out there, This truck came with abs, brake, 4x4, and check engine lights on dash, along with the engine in failsafe mode massage. We found codes p2106 and p0451 in pcm. as soon as you put it in any foward gear an... Trouble codes: P2106, P0451
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Shifter VIN: 5LMPU28L7W
This vehicle was towed in with key stuck in the ignition and the shift handle flopping around. Found broken and bent shit tube / shaft assembly in steering column. After replacing bad parts all shift components work ok in column. Now discovered when cable is a...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L turn signals, dash lights, cruise control, VIN: 1LNHM81W73
Customer complained: Cruise control will turn off the cruise light will stay on. Takes about 10 minutes trying to turn off cruise light then turn cruise on and will fuction properly. This is very intermittent. When turning on turn signals, dash lights, brake a...

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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4x4 inop VIN: 1FTSW31F41
Thanks guys who replied. I did some more checking just to cover my tracks. I replaced the transfercase motor. It works great. I took the old motor apart and found that the gear was broken inside. Thanks again. Rob.
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Long crank VIN: 1FMYU04152
Thanks everyone for the information.I replaced the DPFE sensor thinking it was intermittantly killing the reference voltage like the older Fords use to do and that took care of it. I have contacted the customer several times since the fix and they have had no ... Trouble codes: P1406.
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L charge indicator VIN: K25ZA67828
OK,I was overcomplicating this issue.The owner had convinced me that PCMs were a very common failure on these vehicles.Luckily I took some good advice and put on a quality alternator,thanks for the help.
2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: 1FAHP34N26
I left for a medical leave before finishing this vehicle,the dealer sent another reman pump and looked for inline filters to no avail. Decided to remove all lines cleaned out return lines but did order a new pressure line,...which was on a nationwide backorder...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air bag system VIN: 5LMFU27R84
after i replaced the strut seals, the bags(bags come with new soleniod) and aired up bags and dunked the bags to check for leaks(which none were found). the front bags would deflate only in the exstreem cold. don't know why? we got ride of the air bags. no...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 5LMEU88H34
Well thankls for all the advice I recieved . I started out by removing the intake which was a big mistake since water doesnt even go through it. then I removed the radiator ,I then noticed a small coolant leak at the water pump so I replaced it and then I cut ...
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