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1997 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Noise VIN: 1FMDU34X7V
Intermittently on start up hot or cold. More so when engine is warmed up you get loud howling noise from air cleaner. Take air cleaner housing apart at air filter noise is still there but louder. Give it gas still have noise then goes away. Noise will go away ...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L rack & pinion VIN: 2FMZA5146W
replaced rack & pinion and pump, returns leaking from end seals every 3-6 weeks
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L AM Radio VIN: 1FMZU74K13
Hello, and thank you to all that take the time to read this. I have this Explorer that when the engine is off the AM radio works perfect, as soon as you start the engine the radio turns to static like the antenna was removed, you can barely hear anything other...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L starter relay VIN: 1FTNX21P44
Ive got a 2004 F250 with the 6.0. While the customer was driving down the highway at 70mph it began to run poorly with some black smoke. The overdrive lamp starting flashing. So he pulled over and killed it and tried to restart it to see if it would help. The ...
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU15545
Hello guys, I'm hoping to get some help from anyone familiar with these engines and this particular problem. This vehicle came in with code P0011. We flushed engine oil and changed oil, twice, with no success. Code returned. The tech then changed both VCT sole... Trouble codes: P0022 (Intake cam timing overadvanced bank 2), P0011 (Intake cam timing overadvanced bank1)
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FBNE31L76
this van was in the shop in july for a stalls while making u turns. the other tech cleaned the t/b and sent it out. it now back with the same problem. i test drove to confirm an as i was making a u turn at the underpass the van stalled and died. i tried to sta...
2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP27WX8
Vehicle runs perfect no misfires no lack of power. Does have a longer than normal crank when starting. Trouble codes: P052B, P052D, P0016, P0018

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1991 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L Steering VIN: 1FDKE37G4M
Ok this one was easy most of you told me that the pump was good because the p/s/pump is not directional if the steering works one way it should work the other way too, some of you told me to disconnect the tide rods and check the kin pins and boll joints….but ...
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L95
Most who offered help were on the right track, but Joe from Texas hit it right on the head. On the drivers side of the vehicle, where the engine harness is routed by the egr pipe, the harness has melted and rubbed though. When the engine torqued due to drive... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition circuit malfunction cyl 1).
2008 Ford Expedition EL Limited 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMFK19528
I finally was able to talk the boss into droping the oil and filter to check it. Upon draining the oil it was found to have a lot of silver in it. we stopped right there and in the process of selling the customer a new engine. No since in taking engine apart t...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46R28
After several more inspecitons and engine tear downs, found the fuel tank had delaminated causing contamination in the fuel system and was neccessary to rebuild. Thanks to all the helpful input Trouble codes: P2291 (Icp low cranking).
2006 Mercury Milan Premier 3.0L front exhaust cam VIN: 3MEHM08106
hi, thanks for your replies, I replace both hydrollic tensioners. works fine for now, the engine was clean inside , no sludge build up, after I reinstalled the engine I decided to change the motor oil and it had only 1 quart in it at best, and it was like mud....
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