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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L blows cool VIN: 2FMDA5140T
Vehicle arrived with an intermittent heat problem. Heats while driving but quickly cools when sitting still. Engine fans are engaging as they should and the engine temperature does not fluctuate. Dash switch is operating as it should and will go cold if comman...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L P/s VIN: 1FTYR14C5W
Hello and thanx in advance This is a regular customer of mine the truck came in had no power steering checked belt ,and fluid level was full but dirty ,so i replaced the pump (after i checked for leaks) the truck is doing the same thing i racked it on the lift...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Security VIN: 1FAFP66L6X
I have this 1999 contour here that sat a long time with a dead battery and lost the key programming. It sets code b1213 for min number of keys not programmed. For this one you have to use a NGS. The Pats system is in the PCM on this one. When I access the secu...
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P97
Last month customer complained of long crank time. It was my first ficm reprogram. 2 of the ficm hardshells have broken retainers , i tie strapped them on. Connections look good at ficm. Used a mirror. No codes. When i watch data truck starts as soon as ficm s...
2008 Ford E-250 4.6L passing gear at WOT VIN: 1FTNE24W08
This vehicle is slipping between 30-35mph during kickdown only at wide open throttle. The trans had been replaced, and this problem occured shortly after. The trans was warrantied for the line pressure drop, but it still drops out. The line pressure is droppin...
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L cam phaser VIN: 5LMFU27575
I'm looking for everyone's opinion here. Originaly this Navigator came in with an engine noise/knock and no oil in it. sold the customer a reman engine. Everything went smoothly with the install. It started right up and ran great untill it was totally warmed u...

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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start VIN: UNKN0WNV1X
well thanks for all your help sorry this took so long to close. i found coolant temp sensor low resistance so it would be reading about 60 degrees to hot and no voltage out of the PCM. also the pcm was a 2000 and the motor is a 99 which confused my scan tool...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34Z83
Most suggest vacuum leak, which I concur, but customer did not want to go further with a tear down of the intake manifold to replace pcv valve and recheck. I compare with another focus that happen to come in and all sensors readings seems to match...Waiting fo... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean).
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Airbag Light On VIN: 1FBSS31L56
Local dealer reprogrammed the module and it still didn't work. They also found a corroded connection underneath the battery tray (supposedly). I don't know how the connection was corroded all our diagtnostics came back ok. Anyway, the light is off, the truc...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L broken VIN: 1FTPW14V46
we did get these plugs out. We bought the napa tool the pusher worked fine but the tool kept pulling out of the plug. We then got the mat-co tool this one did not have the pusher but the puller worked real well. we pulled the intake manifold off so we had more...
2008 Ford E-250 4.6L planetary assy VIN: 1FTNE24W98
No cause was found. Replaced planetary system again, told customer to make sure he comes to a complete stop befor shifting from drive to rev. It was a rebuilt planet assy I installed so it could of had a problem.
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Heater is not working VIN: 1FTSW21R18
I looked at the radiator, looks like it has been replaced by some shop, told the customer the truck needs to replace radiator & heater core, because I saw rust on frame rail and partial inside overflow even the coolant looks clean, customer wants to bring back...
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L oil pressure light comes on VIN: 1MEFM55S92
thanks for all the replies, I believe i had a pump issue, i pulled a cam cap and found no clearance issues, also tried a new oil pressure sending unit, with no luck. customer needed the car so she came and picked it up. will return when light comes on an...
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