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1976 Ford Mustang II Ghia 2.8L Engine VIN: T234567890
Performed major tune up on the 1976 Ford V6. Once running seems to make a lot of engine noise. Are these V6's loud from the valve train? Will need to adjust valve lash, however it seems to have a loud valve train. Maybe bad lifters? Using straight 10w30. Can w...
1994 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L smoking VIN: 1FTHX26KRK
checked glow glugs and hed a melted glow plug harness, replaced glow plug harness and relay, put amp clamp on each glow plug and had 23 amps at each one, but truck is startimg really rough and smoking really bad.
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRX17L6Y
I have a 42-44 mph bounce in this truck on any road surface. It became much more noticable after replacing the tires (BFG Long Trails). I have done everything I can imagine to remedy it. I reinstalled the old tires on the same wheels and it was almost gone. I ...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FAFP55292
HAVE NO PRIOR HISTORY CAME IN AS A DEALER ,ACUTION CAR. Initially the car had a water pump leak, so we changed the water pump. Car had virtually no heat. I did a coolant system flush with commercial chemicals. Also removed heater core hoses flushed out heater ...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP34P02
Hi there fellows! My problem is that i have an 02 focus with a single overhead cam engine that is doomed (knocking), but i can't find a replacement, all that i have found are DOHC. (it supposed to be backwards lol) Well, this engine looks like the one on the...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW20PX3
Truck towed in Dead batteries customer said would not start. Charged batteries and crank truck tries to start but will only struggle to idle and die after about 15-20 seconds Checked ICP voltage and will only hit .93 volts. Pulled valve covers and checked for ...
2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L Iac VIN: 2FMZA53493
Van has a moaning noise coming from air breather at an idle and on lite acceleration thanks for all your help
2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM86S12
Ok I need help cause this one is kicking my As.. for a while now. Ok, the idle jumps up and down between 1200 and 1500 rpm for the first 1 min. After the first minute it settles at 1200 and slowly comes down to 500rpm base idle…once the car warms up just a bit...

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1976 Ford Mustang II Ghia 2.8L Spindle VIN: 6F04Z12964
Thanks awesome tech guys! Well its fixed. Test drove today seems to drive OK. It still needs to be aligned better than the eye ball alignment that I gave it. Here is what I learned. I contacted the manufacture about the ball joints and they said that no one ev...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L brake pedal VIN: 1FTHX26G5N
got some very good advice, THANKS guys. we first swapped master cyl with an F350 unit, didn't help. Then checked the RABS valve, piston moved so it got replaced, didn't help. heard booster sucking air, replaced it too, didn't help. closed off fluid lines probl...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L no MIL VIN: 1FMZU62K33
got several replies. Most said cluster was probably bad, bad led for MIL. Reason for us checking was failed Texas emission insp for no MIL on KOEO and MIL commanded on. When told customer what our initial diagnosis was aiming at she did not want to spend the ...
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Charging VIN: 54534FG4DF
i put a vistion alternator which is a reman motocraft.but apparentlly they didnt put the right reg in it. i got one fro factory motor parts which carries dealer parts. i put a reman motocraft in ti and it fixed it.
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Tpms VIN: 5LMFU28R23
Thanks everyone for the help. The only code that would come was for a bad sensor but it doesn't say which one. The truck uses the valve stem sensors and it was replaced with an aftermarket sensor made by the same company that makes them for ford and was the ...
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