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1987 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Piston VIN: 1FDKF3715H
This engine keeps eating #5 piston it has been replaced once after rebuild.i think i'm chasing a detonation problem but what concerns me is twice on the same cylinder piston has come apart. What my question is if anyone knows what the total advance for a gang ...
1997 Ford F-250 XLT 5.8L Cylinder Heads VIN: 1FTHF26H5V
Hey engine guys. I would like some advice. I am building a Windsor stroker for my tired old truck. So far I have a machined block and a fully balanced rotating assy (balancer to pressure plate). I need help with cylinder head selection. I have no plans of maki...
1997 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDX18W8V
hello fellow techs my husband is on his way home from florida and his truck has aquired a problem truck run fine while under load. but while deceling or at idle truck is popping back through the intake. is there a quick for for him to do on the road. any help...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L spark plug
looking for tip on which tool would be best for tech to purchase to repair blown out or stripped sparkplug on 46 and 5.4s also tip on later triton tool to remove broken part of porcelin tip
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Fuel press. VIN: 1FTWF31545
So we got this as a tow in, another shop replaced fuel pump and filter from local Ford store still no start. So we replaced driver module and truck started for 10 seconds then stall w/no start?? After testing we had power and ground at pump connector when unpl...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P66
This 6.0 diesel was towed in for a no start. Not a diesel shop but know enough to be a little dangerous. ICP sensor reading showed oil pressure not high enough for fuel to be pushed out of injectors. Removed both valve covers and performed air pressure check a...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM81W03
car been to too many shops already. some did tune ups, other changed fuel pumps. customer complains about car cutting off when driving and won't start ( actually it starts for few seconds and cutsout asif the anti-theft system is activating but it's not). also...
1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 4M2DV11W1S
help i have a villager overheating after replacing radiator and thermostat.i run vehicle starts overhaeting within minutes of starting vehicle hose on front of engine is hot while the hose going to back of water pump is cold wondering if water pump has failed....

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1992 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L hydraulic shift VIN: 1FTCR10A7N
First let me say thanks to all of you who replied as all of you said the same thing..."FIX THE GOVERNOR DUMMY LOL" It turned out to be a small slither of metal stuck between the gov housing and primary valve preventing spring function and proper movement. we r...
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1727W
I pulled the upper intake off and found a vacuum hose at the rear of intake to have a hair line crack. Test drove no codes thanks to everyone who helped me on this. Trouble codes: P00, 171 (lean bank 1), P00, 174 (lean bank 2).
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU72X9Y
Well guys as I did stated on my update, Fuel Pump did fix my major problem on this Truck Ford Explorer fuel pressure should be around 65 psi with KOER, Customer hasn't comeback for engine stalling sometimes only when come to a stop but She call me the other da... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (fuel system lean B2).
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L p0731 VIN: 1FAP55291A
rebuilt the org tranny and no further issues with it thanks for you help every one i sure love doing work for free
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FDWE45F71
We ended up sending this one to ford. they stated the inner liner of the fuel tank is coming apart and caused debris throughout the fuel system. I took a fuel sample myself and did not see this. They recomended replacing the fuel tank, fuel pump, and perfor... Trouble codes: P0603 (Internal control module kam malfunction).
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L oil leaks
Here we go folks.First of all i would like to say thank you very,very much to all who responded ,there were so many ,but you guys know who you are,thanks again.Well the fix was actually very simple,i was just nervous because i know zip about diesel.I removed t...
2006 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L parking/license lights VIN: 1FMYU93136
thanks to all who responded. All very good responses. Gerry from new york nailed it. pulled liftgate panel down and sure enough right hand side extension harness to license melted and burned through connector. thanks again fellas iatn rocks hard.
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