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1985 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 7.5L Cuts out VIN: 1FKDE330L1
Replace fuel pump in front tank .overhauled carb .check electrical system for tank switching.
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FDSF57F5Y
Vehicle came in with a stalling complaint, replaced cam sensor and replaced ecm because of several erroneous codes, after replacement the only code remaining was the intake code, possible open wire have not taken the time to finish checking out the system as t...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L brakes VIN: 1FTNX21S93
customer says brake pedal drifts to the floot after holding it down. test drive found brake pedal will push down easy at first and brakes will start to slow truck down but pedal gets real hard and no matter how hard you push down there is no increase in the st...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Radio/ cd changer VIN: 2FMZA52264
Hello we disconnected battery for reapirs to a/c compressor and when customer picked up van he called back to say cd changer is just clicking. No problems before repairs were made. I highly trust this customer he is a very good friend and would not make this u...
2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L compressor VIN: 2FM2A52264
Hey fellas, been awhile since I ran into this problem, and I guess I probably just need a bit of a refresher course. Van originally came in to me with a broken A/C manifold hose. Took me awhile to find one since they are kind of scarce so the customer drove ...
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Front Rotors VIN: 1FBHE21M3L
Hello again 'Giant Electric Brain' This vehicle has warped every set of front rotors we put on it. Calipers are free and clean. Pads are new. Fluid is new. Dot4. Both rotors warp at the same time. I haven't done pressure test on the lines, but we have check t...
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L trailer plug VIN: 1FMYU03176
Trailer harness worked fine for about a month then quit working.Originally came in for inop trailer lighting.Previous shop tied into left rear tailight assembly to wire in trailer lighting.Wiring module quit .Thats when it was brought ot me.I disconnected prev...
2011 Ford F250 6.7L ride control VIN: 1FT7W2BT9B
customer complains a rough ride on smooth roads, a shaking / vibration or a "Binding" sensation in the drive-line. Will be more prominent at times, not always as bad. Seems to happen more after warm. Test drove and immediately could feel a vibration. Driving ...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LMHN84W81
Hey all. This barge came in with the back end all the way down. Compressor pump is not working and no power to it. All relays and fuses are good. I tried power up the compressor but alldata doesn't give me enough info to be sure which wire powers it. I know it...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Interior VIN: 1LNM15D4NR
ok so this demon came in a couple of days ago b/c the lift gate would open on its own. then close on its own. check the power liftgate module and got code p2703. i ran through the diag trouble tree and it led me to the lift gate module. i just replaced the lif...

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1993 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X1P
Thanks for your help. The canister purge valve was missing, however the wiring and connector were there. Installed a new valve and this took care of the 565 code. Replaced 02 sensor for bank 2 after testing. This took care of the 176 and 136 codes. I also chan... Trouble codes: 565 (Canister purge circuit fault), 136 (No ego ho2s1 switch lean exhaust bank 2), 176 (Ego not switching lean exhaust bank 2).
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP42T4S
Thanks to everyone for there help. One thing I forgot to mention was that the car had performance work done to it and had a booster fuel pump set up. That pump was burnt out causing the factory pump to try and push through it causing the factory ones to go bad...
1997 Ford F700 7.0L starting VIN: 1FDNF70J8V
Will never got back to truck, owner came this morning and said he bought a new truck and was just going to put this one in the grove and not fix , so thanks for all the help , better luck next time.
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18W72
This one is fixed. Sorry I didnt post this sooner, shop was very busy then I was on vacation. I recieved 7 replies on this one. A few said faulty O2 sensors usually set this code. Mike [...] and Stephen nailed it when they suggested to take a closer look ... Trouble codes: P0136 (HO2S sensor circuit malfunction).
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP55S44
Sorry it to so long to close this request. But we tried something and I wanted to be sure it worked before I closed the request. Replacing the battery took care of the problem. We kept testing the battery and finally got a bad load test along with the no start...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L p1285 VIN: 1FTWW31556
We installed the updated thermostat and crossover pipe and the truck runs fine now. The high temp would only occur after driving several minutes the driving around town at 40-50 km/h. On the highway it would run fine. I also noticed that the computer doesn't u... Trouble codes: P1285.
2005 Ford E-150 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTPW14556
Found camshaft on passengers side to have a bad lobe and follower causing timing to retard and cam phasers not to work correctly installed cam and followers problem fixed
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46R48
Well gentlemen, sorry this took so long but I just finished with this one at the end of last week. I ended up going back over the fuel system 2 more times from front to back. Replaced all o-rings and crush washers in the sytem. Bled system several more times. ... Trouble codes: P0087.
1984 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L Starting VIN: 1MEBP95F0E
Thanks for the great tips. Turns out compression on all cylinders were about 75psi. Customer did not want to spend any money for teardown, so decided to junk the car. Thanks guys for the great help.
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