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1969 Ford Mustang 5.8L charging system VIN: F10230E106
OK, here's what I have. 1969 Mustang, 351 Cleveland, T-5, lots of goodies like Currie rear and upgraded front suspension. Complaint is alternator is overcharging, and tests at both the charge pin on the alternator and at the battery reveal an output of about 1...
1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Transmission VIN: 2FDKF38M5M
The trans is now making a noise. The customer says that the noise occured all at once. The noise occurs only at low (1750) rpm. Ablove 1750 rpm the noise is gone. The noise is definitley happening in the first three gears and I think in the other two gears als...
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FALP53SXV
Hi everyone, I have this 97 ford taurus that is having idling/surging problems when the a/c is on. The car runs great until the a/c is turned on. When the a/c compressor cycles on, the idle will go up approx. 300 rpms more and slowly come back down to normal....
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP46VXX
Hey guys I have a problem with a 1999 Ford mustang cobra (manual trans, 4.6 8cyl) I hope you can give me some tips on this. The symptoms are: After running for over 12 minutes start jerking and bucking real hard when starts on first gear, the fuel pressure jum...
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTRW08L81
The number 3 plug came out of the hole, other than that has ran well for a long time. We removed the head and our machine shop repaired all 4 holes in the RH head with the lock n stitch inserts. Reinstalled the head and it runs terribly. The engine vacuum is l...
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Abs VIN: 1FMZU77EX3
Vehicle came in for having a problem stopping at low speeds. Test drove indicated abs would kick on from 5-0 miles per hour, vehicle sensing a wheel lock up while in motion Visually inspected vehicle and did related repair work listed above, it was due. Sympto...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Spark plugs VIN: 1FTNF20585
So we got this truck in for spark plugs and I've been dying to do one since I've read so much about them breaking tips off. I've been looking forward to finding out what it takes and boy I got a pickle here. Broke 6 of the 8 plugs off and I got the extraction ...
2007 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L tire pressure monitor VIN: 1FMEU65857
this explorer has two problems. one is tire pressure monitor code b2872. all tires read good. code on after a few miles driving. can't reset. but the biggest problem is oil loss. this customer takes unreal good care of this car. the engine is spotless. no leak...
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNLM91V2R
Ride compressor has a leak at the line outlet causing air ride not to inflate. I have tried everything possible to seal it up. Ford does not have a repair kit apparantly, any idea's please?? Thanks!

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2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTZX17271
First,thank you very much for your time and help offered.Sorry if I didnt make myself clear.As I mentioned before that the tranny was removed for repairs.I know about a couple of you guys asked or commented about tranny dtc's.(P0713,P01747,P1760).I pulled the ...
2007 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L condenser VIN: 1FMFU15554
thanks for all the help. i managed to remove the condenser from the top by removing the top torx bolts that hold the grille assembly in and then, after unclipping the plastic condenser frame from the radiator saddles, wrestled the condenser forwatd and down, t...
2007 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U57
First of all, to anyone dealing with late model ford fuel system problem, too rich or too lean seemingly without reason. Check the possiblity of it having an engine replaced. If so check injector part #. This one had 3.0 taurus injectors. 3.0 Ranger injectors... Trouble codes: P2196 (bank 1 sensor 1 not switching from rich), P2198.
2010 Ford F150 5.4L Accessories VIN: 1FTFW1EV8A
Thanks for all the help. The customer finally found his other key and I was able to reprogram it with that one. Didn't realize that the other key not programmed would be the master key until you guys explained that. Thanks a lot. I have now learned more and...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1LVLM97V2S
I'll call this a fix but I may still have another issue. I replaced the fuelpump and brought the pressure up to 32 psi regulate which in turn allowed for better fuel atomization through the injectors. This did bring my LTFT and STFT readings back in check alth... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean).
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5LMEU88H24
The vehicle just returned and checked for misfires in mode 6. Sure enough cylinder 3 has a misfire. Estimated a coil and tune-up and the customer has declined repairs at this time. When the work is done will confirm the vehicle is fixed. Seems that the fau... Trouble codes: B1601 (PATS Recieved incorrect key code), B1600 (PATS fault), P1246 (Generator fault), P0717 (Turbine speed sensor no signal).
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