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1966 Ford Thunderbird 6.4L trunk lid VIN: 6Y85Q16065
Hi all any Tbird experts out there? I have a 1966 rag top that came into the shop with the top inoperative. I found a burnt connection on a relay fixed it and presto the trunk opens ,the little shelf opens, the top retracts into the trunk, the trunk lid shuts....
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 ...
1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Fluid VIN: 1FMDU34X8R
Hello this one has got me puzzeld, This transmission will loses all fuild in 1000km their is no visible leaks and no oil in coolant. Al seals are good. The oil in the transfer case is good.The customer say it is worse now because it is summer. This truck drive...
1998 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L Security System
Customer came in with a no crank complaint with security light flashing, pulled trouble codes and got B1600 PATS IGNITION KEY TRANSPONDER SIGNAL NOT RECEIVED. Checked all wiring between ECM and transponder, checked power and ground feeds. Everything check out ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L pump
Hi, I just replaced this PS pump and pressure line while I was doing headgaskets on this car. The original pump was leaking. Since the replacement, the pump makes noise. I nearly know this is from trapped air. I took a class last week from AC Delco that talked...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3FDXF46S1X
Any help with this would be great [...]
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L ABS Brakes VIN: 1FTNFF21LO
I just replaced the driverís side rear caliper, and overnight the master cylinder drained out completely. Now Iíve got everything back together and bled the system Ė RR, LR, RF, LF, and had a firm pedal with the vehicle off, but as soon as I start the truck th...
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WF0SD94L74
Hi Ford guys, this Focus is 1.6 L , customer complain the temp gauge after few mints moves from half ( 50%) to full and cooling fans keep runing at high speed at same time there is no pressure in cooling circuit evin you can open the coolant cap. KOEO test no ...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTSE34L95
I have two of these vans one is an 04 and the other 05, both have the 5.4 engines vin code L and the same mileage on them. We have used 5w20 Valvoline semi synthetic in them from brand new and serviced them every 3000 miles. Now what is happening is in 3000 mi...
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...
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Batttery VIN: 5LMFU28RX2
Good afternoon fellow techs. I have a Lincoln Navigator with a battery drain that will kill the battery overnight. I have my DVOM connect between the Negative battery post and the cable. I am seeing on the meter that there is a 320 mA draw at all times. I star...

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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53U3X
Thanks for the input. Suspect multi issues. Could not dupicate concern in order to read value while failed. Client to return with car when fail and in neighborhood.
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34Z33
Well the owner of this vehicle has been very understanding but has elected to hold off on going further at this point. After seeing an identical and clean pattern from cam sensor AT computer on a known good vehicle, I can only suspect PCM is bad. frequency a... Trouble codes: P0340.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P43
Thanks to all that replied. Yes FICM was programed. Brad led us in the right direction for final problem with vehicle, that car lot created. When upper fuel filter cap was removed to see fuel level, it was aprox. 1/3 down. Primed with cap loose to bleed air an...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1LM6789345
finally got customer to authorize more diag. time ,so i pulled the left coil cover and coils checked compression and all 4 had less than sixty psi. so i pulled the valve cover and the left cam was out of time ,I guess the tensioner was the root cause. thanks g...
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