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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU32EBW
Vehicle has hesitation & stalls, no check engine light. Found one problem w/ T-stat replaced it and now temp is fine, but vehicle still hesitates & stalls. I have looked for wire damage found none, looked for vac leaks and found none. All Fuel trims stuck at -...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Noise At Throw Out Bearing VIN: 1FAFP40453
this my first lookat the mustang, i want to fix it right this time , could it be crankshaft end play ???
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L autolamps VIN: 1FTSW31P63
i have this truck in the shop for inop autolamps the main light swicth and photocell were changed by another shop i checked all the fuses they were ok alldata was saying there is a gem module but of coarse its wrong i am not sure where the relays for the syste...
2004 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMCU02114
customer droped off car with a note saying his wife had a egr valve installed yesterday (old valve on the floor) started engine and heard hissing from engine opened hood and found egr valve has a hole in the side like there was an explosion big chunk of metal ...
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L95
This van came in with a misfire code and was skipping on cylinder 1. I replaced the coil and the plug. Came back after a few miles skipping again. The new coil had melted through the side and caused a misfire again. I replaced it again. Did the same thing and ... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition circuit malfunction cyl 1)
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L #4 coil driver VIN: 1FMCU931X5
Do I need to program a used ECM if it comes with the keys
2007 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V97
engine lite on computor check found po171 and po174 codes both banks lean checked wiring found no problems ---checked for vbacuum leaks installed smook machine foumnd no vacuum leaks. the only thing that i had a question about is that they installed an after m... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2007 Ford E-150 XLT 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPW14V87
Vehicle was brought into the shop with a ticking noise at the left rear of the engine. The noise starts as soon as there is a little temperature in the engine, within a couple of minutes from a cold start. We removed the left valve cover and inspected the foll...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ride control VIN: 5LMFU28R64
hi folks!i have this navigator that was "sitting" on the floor due to a bad pump.ordered a new one from ford and everything is fine except if go for a ride and sometimes it shows:check suspension on display messages.went back to the shop to scan it and shows u...

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1976 Ford Mustang II Ghia 2.8L Cooling VIN: F123456689
Thanks for all the tips and help. Turns out that the radiator is bad, like real bad. Never had one like this. Replaced the water pump with the newer impeller design. Replaced the Tstat with the correct 185 degree. Thanks for the tip on drilling the air hole in...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Block VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
Thanks for your feedback. All but 2 replies confirmed what I was already leaning towards: Chunk this one and start over with a rebuildable specimen. I took a crude cyl. wall measurement with a disc brake mic. thru one of the core plug holes and it was .180". S...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU02141
heloo, thanksmto all that replied. found damaged harness just below vac control sol. purple wire was broken down inside harness too. aybe they should have left a little slack in it? Trouble codes: P1409.
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73K54
Removed valve covers and found timing chain had jumped and resulted in bent exhaust valves. Replaced engine. Thanks to all who responded. Your replies were right on.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSF21P45
thanks to all who replied.this thing is fixed.I replaced the ficm module and had flashed.Fired up first crank like nothing was ever wrong.I guess my only resevation on replacing the ficm was according to the customer it was running before it was parked. Trouble codes: P0611.
2007 Mercury Montego Premier 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1MEHM42117
Well its finally fixed. Would like to thank everyone that replied, you all confirmed my suspicion. I am not sure which one fixed the problem but I replaced the compressor and the expansion valve and receiver dryer and flushed the system. Everything is ice cold...
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