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1965 Ford Thunderbird 6.4L Brakes VIN: 5Y83Z11649
Customer reports that the brakes engage themselves after coming to a stop, and will not allow the car to continue on, it is an intermittent issue, which we have not actually experienced, as our service tech drove the car home one night, and we move it in and o...
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1987 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Cuts out, backfire VIN: 1FABP45E2H
Heres a little history. I bought this Mustang with a bad trans. It seemed to run good but I couldn't drive it. I pulled the motor and trans, rebuilt the trans, did nothing with the motor other than clean it up, reseal and paint it. I put the whole assembly in ...
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Steering VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
I have a 2000 ford ranger with a severe steering shudder while sitting still or at very slow speeds. Steering gear or power steering pump? thanks in advance.
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2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FAFP48Y93
Vehicle has had motor replaced recently. Customer has done some performance tweaking himself with pulley/exhaust. Now experiencing noise similar to exhaust leak. -compression test OK -will perform leak down test -has anyone experienced any valve spring or valv...
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2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L Popping in Exhaust VIN: 1ZFT80N775
Ok i have popping in Exhaust only when cold. kinda like a back fire but not.the exhaust system is factory the v6 is also factory no modes have been do.i have smoke test the exhaust system and found no leaks in system or in egr system. You can rev to 2500 or so...
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2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L abs VIN: 2FMDK49CX7
Customer came in for brake inspection.I found that it needed front and rear brakes.Replaced all pads, rear rotors and machined front rotors.Also pedal was going to the floor so I replaced master cyl.Bleed the brakes numerous times.Now customer complains that i...
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1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDKE30GXJ
replaced pickup in distributor; same problem. We are going to access ecm to check for corrosion, ground resistance and voltages and then replace unit if all else tests ok. Thanks for all the info.
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Column VIN: 2FTHF36H2R
THANKS TO THE REAL DEAL TECH.S OUT THERE MAKING IT HAPPEN AND SHARING THEIR EXPERIENCE.THESE COLUMNS SWAPPED OUT WITH NO ISSUES..THEY DO FIT EACH OTHER,NO ISSUES.THANKS TO AL [...].
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
I NEVER COULD GET THIS VEHICKLE TO DIE,I REPLACED THE DPFE SENSOR AND CLEARED THE EGR CODE, CUSTOMER HAS TAKEN CAR TO TRY AND EDD IF SHE HAS ANY MORE TROUBLE.THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP Trouble codes: P0402.
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2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L door adjar VIN: 1FTRX18W93
Thanx for all the help, customer picked up vehicle the way it was. It is a work truck and they said they could live with it and did not want to spend money on diag time, even though they dropped it off for this problem, go figure! Thanx again.
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L poor power VIN: 1FTNX21P04
Everyone was right on with the egr cooler. Cool trick with the latex glove to see if it pressurizes the degas bottle. Thanks for all your help.
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2006 Ford f650 5.9L trans VIN: 3FRNF65F26
unable to pull codes called allison dealer as was told prior just bring it in (easier said then done no forward) tells me sounds like electrical problem have it towed in 5 days later tells me internal problem in unit repair is 4000.00 must replace unit. Knew ...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1LNHM86S43
We continued with testing and found that the system would go totally lean while the problem existed. We reinstalled the orginal throttle body and calibrated, car ran fine as of last week. We also noticed the the OEM throttle body tp1 and tp2 signals would sli... Trouble codes: P2106 (TAC sys- forced limit power), U1041 (invalid or missing data for speed sensor), U1262 (SCP datalink fault).
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air Suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R74
The owner wasn't aware of the kneeling function of this system, so he thought it was leaking. I checked for leaks, didn't find any. I suspect a software or signal malfunction but couldn't confirm anything. All sensor sweeps looked good. Since the system works ...
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