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2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Timing VIN: 1FMZU63KX3
Vehicle came in with broken components in the timing chain system. Vehicle was thought to have a valve damage and we sent the head off to the machine shop just for the purpose of confirming our suspicion. Here is the issue. -The cylinder head was good, but th...

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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU32X0T
Hello Techs, I'm glad to announce this vehicle is fixed. Just about everyone stated going back to the basics. I will add that one basic fundamental is never totally trust someone else's diagnostics do your own and then compare. Another shop checked the plugs ... Trouble codes: P0303.
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L anti theft VIN: 1FAFP343X1
Hello all and Thanks for the help. not sure what the no communication trouble was. I came into work this morning and tried plugging the focus in one more time and it told me all I wanted to know. This one will be going to the dealer this week for a key cylinde...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 2-3 flare up VIN: 1FAFP36P71
Thanks for the help. Never saw any signs of wear or such. Changed the pistons and install a seal kit. Concern is gone.
2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Camshafts VIN: 1LNHM87A05
This one's going down the road for a new engine. I checked the cam timing, and verified there was no problem there, checked compression and found one cylinder was at 130 PSI with all the rest hovering around 160-175 psi.
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