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1988 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 5.0L Auto Loc hub VIN: 1FTEX14N0J
Hello, Our truck tech is on vacation and we are doing this without his expertise. We believe the assembly for the self locking hub is bad. We can turn the axle but the wheel does not lock. We took the cap and bearing out, removed the locking ring and spring, b...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 2FDLF47M3P
we have a 1993 F-350 with a 7.3 ltre that has a idle problem when cold. I have narrowed it down to the cold start timing advance solenoid, it has 11.6 volts when cold. If i unhook this sensor when cold it will idle fine, as soon as i hook it up it will stall. ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDX1726V
When this truck is started it runs rough for 20-30 seconds and them smooths out. Test drove and at idle it will run rough, has no loss of power and runs great under load. Come to a stop or idle and runs rough. Heads were removed and sent to machine shop to hav...
1997 Ford internationa .0L low performance VIN: 1HTSCAAL3W
truck came in,customer stated it dies,pulled codes found app sensor dtc and p0108 baro code,scoped app,found glitch in wave form,replaced it,cleared dtc's,p0108 came back.tested ground,5volt,and signal return at baro.ground good 5volt present,but no change on ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21S8X
Fuel injector pulse works for two seconds , then dims to nothing, we have rpm signal, we have spark, we have fuel pressure. You can see the fuel trim on the scanner go to nothing, we did try a used pcm with no luck. Oxygen sensors were not shorted
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
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDSE35P84
truck towed in for "no crank" which, in the country here, actually means cranks but does not run. They always kill me with "it won't crank". First test batteries, dead, replaced both with new Interstate. Cranks great, does not run. Of course, dead batteries le...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21555
Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. Vehicle came in, replaced engine due to timing chain guide came apart inside engine. Installed remaned long block new. The truck starts for approx 2 seconds and immediately dies. I am unable to find if the truck...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L engine VIN: 1FDWW35PB6
I have another POS here to figure out. I need a little help on this one. This truck came in with a complaint of smoking and cutting off. First test drive it happened. Found EGR valve sticking open. Came back to shop, pulled EGR and found all coked up. Cleaned ...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Ride control VIN: 5LMPU28A2X
Hello l have this navigator that likes to sit down in the back. Will sometimes work but it mostly stays down. I have power to all fuses and the compressor will come on if i jump the relay. Its like it is not getting a signal that it is sitting down in the back...
2007 Lincoln Navigator L Luxury 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFL28517
This vehicle came into the shop with the rear suspension slammed to the ground. The dash tell-tale says "air suspension off" Battery has been dis-connected as it was at the body shop. Compressor does not come on. I am trying to locate the feeds for the compres...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Oil Leaks VIN: 1FAFP46V0X
Thanks to everyone that took the time to respond to my help request. As it turns out we removed the compressor on the right side of the engine to get a better view of the head and timing cover. It was evident that the cylinder head gasket is indeed the sourc...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L OD light VIN: 2FMZA51472
First I would like to extend a big thank you to Brian [...] for his excellent help. Brian steered me in the right direction to fix this vehicle. After grounding pin 64 at the PCM and the fact that the codes were still present, it was determined that the PCM ...
2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP39523
i removed the belt and locked the 2 cams and turned the vct gear al the way and reinstall the belt so far lite is out thanks to all you guys are awsome Trouble codes: P1381.
2005 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S65
The electrified Taurus is out the door today! I'd like to thank everyone on their input specially the Snap-On rep Robert for showing me the self test for the instrument cluster. I probably would have gotten there eventually but he sped the process up. The f...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Starter VIN: 1FTSW21P26
Okay, so the problem ended up being with the reflash procedure. We were following the procedure as outlined on the Motorcraft Website (as we have done before) and it would not work. We contacted a local Ford Dealer we have a great relationship with and asked...
2009 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTPW14V39
hate to do this but close w/ no fix. Customer stated truck never acted up after last left shop, 438 miles later and nothing. Still going with 4x4 kicking in by its self. Customer stated if the problem comes back will just trade it in. Sorry fellow tecks, Wish ...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM53S4X
upon reading all the suggestions, i put a fuel pump in the vehicle and gave the customer back the vehicle. as of today no problem. thanks all for your help
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Power Seat, Power Windows, Power Mirrors VIN: 4M2XV14TXY
Hey, Thanks to every one who took the time to help out. The customer decided over the weekend to not spend any more money on this vehicle. So, Thanks again to everyone. Ron [...]
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