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1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP42X8T
Hi Thanks for your time We have a mustang that was damaged when it was stolen. The car has some of the theft system wireing gone and PATS module missing and the PCM damaged. I think there is some of the 96 mustangs non cal 4.6L did not have pats systems progra...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL HD 5.4L MIL Lamp on, No power VIN: 1FDWE37L5W
Hello I have this e-350 I am digging into it was brought to me with exhaust cut off and a new cat on it with a lack of power. It had a code of p0171 and a rough idle the long term fuel trim bank 2 is low and the Maf sensor is a little out of range I am not pic... Trouble codes: P0171 (testing and results)
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTRX17212
Vehicle was towed in, had to reprogram key to start truck, Trans was replaced wih used unit, speedo runs wild, setting code(P01270), Disconnect speedo sensor @ trans and Road test, Performance and drivability is restored, Swapped speedo sensor with O/E trans a... Trouble codes: P1270
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Vibration VIN: 1FAFP36322
Vibration in car appears to match engine speed road test car,raised on hoist and inspected vibration can feel some vibration in oil pan engine torgue strap,and air cond. Compressor but not excessive,vibration seems worse when cold, and seem to get better as ca...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53UX3
Hello all. I have had this 2003 ford taurus with this mil light haunting me since before halloween. The vehicle originally came in with the fuel pump howling and no power, fuel pressure was originally low at 29-32 psi and the mil light was on with a po191. So ... Trouble codes: P0191
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L left hub area VIN: 1FTSW31P43
While fixing glow plug system issue a few months ago, test drove and went through vehicle systems. Noted that while 4wd was active, there was a low roaring noise in front left. It would go away after disengaging but not until hub/axle disengaged. Noted issue i...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L MIL Lamp on, Reduced power VIN: 1FTWW31R18
This truck came to us after having recall for pcm re-program performed at dealer. Check engine light and wrench light come on and pcm reduces engine power. Checked codes and found P00B7 for engine coolant flow performance. Not a code we had seen before, but fo... Trouble codes: P00B7
2008 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Smell VIN: 1FMCU92Z58
This Escape has a very strong fuel odor when left to sit overnight. This odor is only inside the car. There is no smell under the hood at the fuel pump access panel or under the car. No fuel is smelled through the vents either. You can run the car with the win...
2010 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Pcm VIN: 1FMJU1G59A
the above vehicle is used as an emergency response unit. the fire company reported to me that the vehicle was parked in the fire station, and twice the vehicle would not crank, dash cluster was dead, and had to be towed to a Ford dealer to have the PCM replace...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1LNHM87A5Y
after all coils were replaced car was fine was driven 240 miles came back in with surging idle and fueltrim -25 both banks. noticed that bank 1 will not switch unless we disconnected two injectors on bank 1. if we feels like another bad injector but I was wond... Trouble codes: P1138
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Drivers side Head
We looked at this truck awhile ago and the head was back ordered so my test results are not fresh in my head. I'm posting this from home so sorry for the lack of info, I will update when I get to work. This head has loss of compression and there is a TSB fro...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Right rear brakes VIN: 1FTJS34H8R
This one was so simple, it is difficult to understand how we made it out to be so complex! Right e-brake cable was not releasing, overheated the brakes, drum and hardware. New brakes, hardware and one drum, new cable AND added e-brake release helper spring m...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15U0W
Lesson Learned. Customer was adamant that he had not changed injectors. Well... he did not tell us that he had a used motor rebuilt. He installed the injectors that came with the USED engine not the ones he pulled out of his truck. You guessed it, FLEX FUE... Trouble codes: P0172 ( [...] bank 1), P0174 ( [...] bank 2).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21L4X
This vehicle has not been repaired tet but I believe that the fuel pump resistor id shorted. Waiting on the customer to deciede how he wants to proceed. I recommended fuel pump, resistor and relay. Thanks to those who helped.
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMYU93174
As most everyone suggested,it has a drum problem. I went through the tests that were layed out as far as range selector,ect and all of that checked out. I was hoping that it was a sensor problem as I am the only one at this shop. I have been working in Battle ...
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L RF Knuckle VIN: 1FDWE35P99
This one got shipped out. We checked the ball joints, radius arm bushings, shocks, stabilizer links. All seemed to be good. Boss said we had wasted enough time on it, and shipped it out. Thanks for the replies, sorry I can't give a fix.
2008 Mercury Sable 3.5L steering VIN: 1MEHM40W98
sorry,i had to let this one go,i did not fix it.it was costing me time and money.we cut our losses and did not charge the costumer a penny.i told the costumer to take it straight to the dealer,again thank you to everyone for the valuable input,it was greatly a...
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