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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L clutch VIN: 1FASP15J7S
clutch engages as soon as peddle is is hard to get in and out of gear.engine has to be shut off to get into 1st gear or reverse,it is slightly better if you pump the clutch peddle several times but still engages at bottom of peddle.customer says this...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L rear brake lights VIN: 1FTRX17L7Y
no brake lights tested switch seems to be ok although no wiring diagram for this vehicle at this time. all other lights operating properly but no rear and third light when applying brake
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTWW33P93
Hoping for a little knowledge. Got a 2003 (early built) 6.0 powerstroke, well maintaineded truck. Extrmely low power cold, lots of whitish smoke. Came in with p0132b, VGT turbo stuck, p0401, EGR operation. Pulled EGR valve, kinda carboned up, not the worst I'v... Trouble codes: P132
2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L wheel speed inputs VIN: 1FAHP60A84
This vehicle will turn on the ABS and Trac light when you start the car before putting it in gear or even moving. The brake doesn't even have to be depressed for this to happen. The codes are C1145, C1234, C1236 (wheel speed inputs) and intermittently a P2106 ...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR44E64
This truck came in with a rough idle complaint that has been occuring for two weeks. I scanned for codes and none found. When I checked mode six I found misfires stored for cylinders four and five. I pulled all the plugs and they all looked acceptable. Went ah...
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L cooling system VIN: 1FTWX30P07
This truck drove into our shop sounding fine.Customer said he smelled fuel.Upon inspection we found the degas bottle overflowing with fuel also DTC p2290 low ICP,any ideas before we take a wrong turn?Thanks for any help--

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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FTHX26MXL
Hi and Thanks for all the replies, many of you mentioned air in the fuel lines and that is what's happening. We have not pulled the tank but we know the problem is in the rear tank, for that is when it has this problem, not on the front tank. The customer is l...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FDSE30F6X
Morning to all you techs out there,I appreciate all the info and some Really good hear the fix for the day the engine harnness sheld gnd And a few inj wires for the left bank had melted in to each other causing the Short to gnd...lessons learned.T...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L auto hubs VIN: 1FTSX31LX3
Well you guys did it again. Danny, Randy, Henry, and Richard where right on. I had vacuum tested both sides in the past and they passed. This time the left side failed. New seals in both sides did the trick. Many thanks to all. Brad
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Vent temperatures
Going to call this one fixed.Been on the road for over 2 weeks with several days obove 100 degrees and no complaints from the customer. Apparently when my tech replaced the compressor kit he didn't flush the evaporator very well or not at all.No longer works f...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Delayed Forward VIN: 1FTWF31P25
The main problem ended up being the manual valve and the shift cam assembly. The original manual valve was aluminum and the end cap was slightly bent. The shift cam assy. was also loose and worn. I replaced both and it's been gone for 10 days and works perfect...
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP34N65
She finally brought this car back today ( wed 25th ). Replaced PCV hose, and yes it was split, . You can not feel it - the split - fron any place you put your fingers because they put a rubber protection on the outside of it. This did fix it . Thanks to tho...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF34P06
Thanks to those that replied. Reading the replies made the guys think more about the actual circuit and wiring. Joe from Utah suggested switching the glow plug wiring in the connector at the module and see if the problem moved to another glow plug. Well; the g... Trouble codes: P0674.
2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Compressor VIN: 3FAFP07Z66
Sorry for the delay in closing this but the owner has been out of town and hasn't been able to return the vehicle to me for further examination. The good news is that the problem is becoming more frequent so I'm hopeful that the issue can be located (the last ...
2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L tpm VIN: 1ZVFT84N57
ok there was lots of great info in the posts especially leonardo. i managed to clear all the codes exept for the tpm one, the trunk lamp was out and important, according to mitchell, the top must be in full down before the test is done or the top codes will a...
1996 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L harsh shift VIN: 4M2DV11W9T
Like I said in my update, my manuals lied. The resistor was inside the left inner fender. I got a new one from Nissan and it works perfect. Thanks for the replies.
1997 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1MELM13P7V
I'd like to thank every one that contributed to my problem. I was told by one that I need to go back to the basic's with this one and I new this, and decided to put on a timing belt and when I took it apart I found peices of the belt on the bottom and felt goo...
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