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1989 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L nuetral safety switch VIN: 1FTHF36G1K
we have had this truck in 3 times in 5000 miles for the same repair. the neutral safety switch keeps failing and the truck doesent start. the switch keeps staying open so has no power to the starter relay. I am not seeing any reason that the switch would keep ...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.9L Hesitation VIN: 1FDEE14Y2R
Hesitation under acceleration and sometimes constant speed. Suspected problem with PSOM (but speedometer is steady). Disconnect speed sensor in differential and problem goes away but ABS light on and harsh shifts. Tried to get info on PSOM from local Ford deal...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Fuel Pump VIN: 1FTCR10A5R
hey guys, got this old ford ranger with the 8 plug 2.3. remember those? this no start is so infrequent that it's hard to pin this down. after replacing so many of these pumps over the years, this time it wasn't the pump. twice in the testing phase of this, i f...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L abs module VIN: 1FMPU18LXX
HI GUYS 99 expedition abs code c1095 and 4wd light flashing I have a code for pump motor failure c1095 which will return as soon as it is cleared.That seems to be the abs modulw The 4wd has a code p1874 hall effect front speed sensor located on the transfer ca...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53U3X
Intermittently engine will surge to 1500rpm, then service engine light and yellow low fuel will come on. Engine will drop to below idle speed then recover to idle. Mil lights will go out. This was in park with hot engine. Customer states while driving feels as...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L throttle sticks VIN: 1FTYR10C4X
Hey for guys got this ranger 2.5 stick shift when driving the throttle seems to stick or the idle stays higher than normal on deceleration we did clean the throttle body but this did not seem to fix it. we checked the throttle cable for freying but it feels cl...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L cooling system VIN: 1FDXF46P64
There are small bubbles in the de-gas bottle with turbo unplugged. Plugged back in and accelerated the bubbles increase dramatically. With the turbo unplugged the engine will never overheat. With the turbo plugged in the engine will overheat quickly and the de...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTPX14565
Basically this vehicle has been a nightmare for us. The customer came in wanting a T/U, we removed 3 plugs and all three broke, which was no surprise. However, on the 4th plug the extractor broke off in the plug. After calling the customer and explaining the s... Trouble codes: P0022 (Intake Camshaft Position Timing Over-Retard Bank 2), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank 1), P0345 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank 2), P0349 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank 2)
2007 Ford F-150 FX2 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW14V57
After reman engine install the engine (Less than 10% of the time) seems to idle a bit low & then begins to run on what seems to be 4-6 cylinders. If you raise the rpm it clears up right away & then usually will idle normal. The engine runs & sounds great. Clea...

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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Gem VIN: 1FTWX33F1X
My Ford parts dept was willing to warranty the first GEM so I tried another one with, unfortunately the same results. So I tested the parasitic drain on a few other vehicles in the shop and found they were all high but not having any issues with draining the b...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Drivetrain VIN: 1FMDU34E7X
Hey guys this one is done, it was the shift collar, fork, and rail the case was worn just like most of you said it would be, those units are weak, my customer looked at it( a Ex. Machinest) and told me the case is too thin to be repaired just JB weld it (LOLOL...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L #F8 30AMP maxi fuse VIN: 1FAFP3438Y
I have found the small positive cable to starter solenoid shorted to the egr pipe.
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA57234
Well, I had apretty good gameplan for this fix, but the customer decided to take it away as is without repair. I pulled the ECM and did find small amounts of moisture at the connector. Blow it dry and re-installed with dielectric grease - no change. I smoked t...
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