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1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L flywheel to starter mesh
Customer says that about a year ago the starter failed. He replaced it and about 5 months later, it was grinding on start up. Customer states that he has replaced the starter several times. The last time this problem occurred, he took it to someone and they re...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTPE2425X
The idle surge up and down and sometime stall. Runs good under a load. No trouble codes. I did a smoke test, it didn't show any vacuum leak. Clean the throttle body, test idle air control valve. TPS .97v. O2S readings are lean. I still think its a vacuum leak,...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L severe thud sound VIN: 1FMRU1666Y
This one has gone through my shop, now a transmission shop, and now asking for some help. Read all that we did so far. Transfer case has Auto 4wheel drive, 4hi,4low. When power braking and beginning to creep foward, a hard continous thud is felt throughout the...
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Hard start /flooding VIN: 1FTYR10D86
When started engine wants to flood . Sometimes will start and run rough. Other times will completely flood and not start unless you floor the accelerator , and then will start and run rough for a little bit untill it clears out . Have checked the intake air te...

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1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU24X7V
I put in new intake upper and lower intake gasket (the ford gasket under fuel rail). I installed #1 and 4 Injectors and engine still misfired.!@@##$%%%^ I thought lets go back to basics and tried another spark plug even though customer said they just put in ... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 cylinder missfire), P0304.
2007 Ford Edge SE 3.5L Ptu VIN: 2FMDK46C57
I ended up refilling the PTU (power transfer unit a.k.a. transfer case) with new fluid and turning it by had until I had worked out the binding problem. My theory is that while draining the fluid through the fill hole, there is no drain hole (thanks FORD), som...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Abs VIN: 1LNHM87A82
I did a voltage drop test, even went so far as to run new temporary wires to the LF WSS. So, basically, everything to the LF WSS was new and we still had the same problem (shows eratic 1 to 6 or 10 mph when vehicle is at rest). Swapped wires at the ABS module ...
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L no workee VIN: 2MHFM75V96
I did get some helpful suggestions from my considerate virtual friends but no clear cut answer.Some cars may infer the speed sensor signal from the wheel speed and output shaft speed sensors, but its all way to fuzzy for me to sell.The PCM may send a signal fo...
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