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1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Braking VIN: 1FMEU15H3P
Don't have the test ability to run the diagnostics we would like to since this vehicle is to old and 4wd is inop but we are suspecting the rotors are the problem. Tone rings, but they look the same on both of them. Any one run into something like this before? ...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A6T
Dealer brought me this car, and as with all the 4 cylinder Rangers i've delt with, I find myself unable to repair this one too. When I start the truck, it idles perfectly until you press the accelerator for the first time, then all hell breaks loose! After th... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire - Cylinder 1)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Front Wheel Hubs VIN: 1FTNW2156X
This truck has vacuum hubs that have the manual/auto position. The four wheel drive engages fine and the hubs engage ok, but they don't unlock without some drive time. Transfer case is unlocking, checked that while on hoist. How are these hubs supposed to unlo...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L No Start, no crank VIN: 1FMZU67E41
Asking for help on this above ford pats system. No start no crank. Antitheft lamp blinks fast as soon as the key is turned on, then slows down. ran the trouble tree on it.found no ohm. on pin 3 going to PCM. I installed a jumper and it did not solve the issue.... Trouble codes: P1681
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L headlites and front and side marker VIN: 1FTPW14VX6
this truck came to us at first with radio and lites not shutting off then when it arrived for the appointment it has lites flashing on and off and the dash lites doing the same and the radio display going on and off after radio is shut off. There is clicking i...
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Surge VIN: 2FMDK39C07
Good afternoon. I have a 2007 ford edge brat here that does not want to cooperate. Customer came in a few months ago with a misfire issue code po300 po302 po304. Went through and found 2 bad coils, customer requested we replace them all as he drives vehicle al...
2005 Lincoln LS Ultimate 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87175
And we wonder why we have grey hair!!! Hello IATN, I have a Lincoln here that is killin me. Showed up here after sitting for 6 months. Car shut down and was towed to customer's house. While home the customer removed every fuse panel cover and trim, lost some... Trouble codes: P1235 (Fuel Pump Driver circuit out of range)

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1955 Ford Victoria 4.5L Battery goes dead VIN: U5NV126103
Wow had several replies on this one. it is fixed. I had to spacer out the water pump pulley so it would line up with the crank. Installed a new belt that was roughly 7/8 in shorter so now there is some play in the adjusting bracket. Still not sure why the pu...
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L harmonic ballancer VIN: FTDX1720WN
Thank you everybody for advise. I requisted crank pully illustration through ford dealer part dept, and I found missing washer. I order new washer and torqu to 75 ft.lb. customer not come back yet, I think problem solved. Thank you every body again.
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Steering Wheel VIN: 1FMZU77E93
Sorry for wasting your time here guys. Turns out the tires were out of balance. Tire balance did enter my mind, but it seemed different - just the way it vibrated only on a long turn, and there was no vibration until over 100kms/hr. Well the customer is happy ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21L34
After my original hunch was the CJB I installed it for the customer and all is well. This model doesnt have a driver module at the spare tire. Once i had originally moved the CJB i must of made a better contact and it only stalled once, one I installed the n... Trouble codes: P00, 231 (Fuel pump secondary circuit low).
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L starter relay VIN: 1FTNX21P44
I unplugged the cooling fan assy this morning and it did start and run great. When I plugged the fan back in while it was running the dtcs for all 8 injector circuit low codes came back. When checking pids the pcm will show the vehicle in park/neutral. If y...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTRF12295
Thanks again to everyone who replied; Brad from Tennessee wins the prize, the harmonic balancer/pulley assembly was cracked through the keyway. The keyway in the balancer was also wallowed out. This allowed the base timing to be retarded, even though crank/cam... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle Speed Lower Than Expected), P2106 (Throttle Actuator Control System- Forced limited power).
2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Brake Pedal VIN: 1FTZR15E68
First,Thanks to everyone for your help.What I end up doing(REPLAICED L/F CALIPER AND HOSE) In the past after returning car to the customer,the pedal was ok for a cupple of day before going to the floor; today is the fourth day and I decieded to call the custo...
2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP27WX8
Thanks to all the replies. The chain was a tooth off, but not because a incorrect install. The crankshaft gear index key was sheared of and spun the gear 1 tooth. It was amazing that it only spun 1 tooth and stayed. This one is fixed finally. Trouble codes: P052B, P052D, P0016, P0018.
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L cooling system
Well, the vehicle is fixed. The thermostat housing (the very front piece with a cap) was damaged from excessive heat I think and was not allowing the thermostat to open all the way. I went ahead and installed another motorcraft thermostat. There is a brass pie...
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