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1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L control switches VIN: F10967B2FM
Im realy thinking this is a vacum issue. has anybody found the leak that is hiding from me, I have looked all over for any type of leak, even with a vacume pump and gauge. vacum to the panel seemed normal... 18in to 20. but it was kind of slow getting there af...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L brake pedal VIN: 3FEKF38F4V
This vehicle was brought in originally for low brake pedal, It was found to have a bad brake line, replaced then another brake line blew out, at that point based on the generally rusty condition of the underside of the vehicle we replaced all the lines, still ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Low power VIN: 1FTNX21SXX
Vehicle have low power on heavy Acceleration. Checked fuel pressure 30-42 psi., MAF at idle is around 8gps and 180ish around 3500 rpm under full throttle. Can not get vehicle to tach out to get a full MAF #. Attached a vacuum gauge and under a power brake cond...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
This car had an overheating problem and was diagnosed with a blown head gasket. Took off both heads and sent them to a known reputable machinist. Both heads passed pressure test. Minor shaving of heads, refaced valves, and replaced gasket set. Replaced Water p...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L input bearing retainer VIN: 1FAFP40452
Customer just bought this mustang for his son, so no repair history. Clutch very hard to push and won't shift. Removed trans to inspect damage. Replaced clutch kit due to worn throwout bearing, machined flywheel. The input bearing retainer on transmission need...
2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L noise VIN: 2FMZA53422
Hi guys, Ive got a head scratcher here. I have this windstar thats killing me. Its got a whining noise coming from the evap purge solenoid on the firewall. it happens intermittenly. We replaced the purge and it didnt help. If i disconnect the vapor hose that g...
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Stall VIN: 2FMZA50664
This van will stall intermittently at just off or at idle. In addition it will act at highway speed as if the ignition was cycled off resulting in a hard jerk.It will also stall at low speed(20mph). Restart may require up to 10-15 seconds of cranking to restar... Trouble codes: P0401
2005 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S65
Don't know where to start but have a hunch that the computer took a lightening hit. This vehicle runs great which is real surprizing but all the warnings lights are "ON"in the cluster. The only gauge that appears to work is the fuel gauge. All other gauges are...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FTSX21Y05
First post, i need help from ford techs. Vehicle lacks power on accelaration. Pressures at 38 psi and drops down to 5 psi on accelaration. Checked fuel pressure with a inline gauge. Command fuel pressure duty cycle on snap on verus and pressure increases at ti... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure range performance)
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FAFT12T55
first sorry about the vin as I am home while posting. This truck was purchased at auction by a local dealer. When he brought it in he had his tech change plugs for slight misfire.After breaking 5 plugs and extracting them,it seemed slightly better,so he sold i...

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1994 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L Cuts out, engine skips when cr VIN: 1FDFE24H3R
I removed the PCM, open it and has blown capacitor inside that appears to go from ECP and injectors bank 1. I ordered a PCM and will be about a week to get here. This is the smoking gun I was looking for. Thanks all who replied. Trouble codes: 412 (replaced TPS IAC and EGR and solved this KOER code), 111 (no codes store and engine service light is out on KOEO).
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FBJS31HXT
replaced pcm run perfect thanks to all that replied, I'm not sure if fluid in transmission connector shorted computer but replaced solenoid pack and pcm.
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU73K45
the timely delay in responding i must apologize for, I have no good news, the vehicle did however not start one morning, it would crank but not start. there was no e85 in tank just gas, had customer hold pedal to floor and vehicle started. cleaned maf and thro... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171.
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1LNHM82WOY
Well we decidede to put a dealer blower motor in the car and it working a lot better but still not 100%I notice it mostly at the vents max a/c a little weak, fresh air a/c very weak,the out put is there just not quite hard enough.This one really gots me baffle...
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