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1991 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24Y5M
customer brings van to shop with a miss upon diagnosis ableto determine n02 cyl. not firing did a cylinder leak test exh valve not seating remove valve cover find collapsed lifter replace lifters and springs and reassemble.now we have intermitent spark on 6,5,... Trouble codes: P0332, P0116
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Electronic VIN: 1FTEF15H9R
Speedometer intermittently acts up over 60 mph. Mainly acts up on hot engine(or driving at least 8-10 miles). Speedo always moves 1-2 mph over these speeds(which we saw tsb for) BUT really starts moving back & forth & at times stays at 0(***NOTE - Only acts up...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L vacuum VIN: 1FTWW33FX1
Has code p1832-1837 vacuum solenoid is stuck on to where it is releasing vacuum at all times. Can not seem to be able to clear codes. Leaning towards a module. We do have a foctory ford scanner but when we command solenoid on or off it still leaks off. Any sug...
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Reverse, 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMNU43S81
Putting a call out to you tranny guys, have this 2001 Excursion, all the sudden customer was driving around town and lost everything but first gear, has no reverse, no 1-2 up shift, no 3rd gear upshift, no engine braking in drive but has it in low, P0781 store...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Heater hose tube at intake manifold VIN: 2FMDA51401
Vehicle came in for coolant leak. Pressure tested and found leak at the Heater Hose Tube that comes out of the manifold near the Thermostat Housing. I contacted the local Ford Dealer and their parts illustrations are fuzzy, but are ordering what they think is ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Low Power VIN: 1FTNW21F52
I need some help. This is my brother in laws truck and has driven me crazy. This truck came in with an oil leak at the crank seal front and a low power complaint. I proceded to take care of the oil leak and inspect the gerotor. All went well. Proceded to diagn... Trouble codes: P1211, P1249
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34364
No communications with OTC Genesis scan tool vehicle specific or generic-has latest update done yesterday. I called OTC, they have one other complaint of no scan tool communication from lat 2010, is at engineering but no fix yet. Seems to be specific to 2004 F...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP36394
THis car belongs to a friend/customer. Have been trying to figure out for a while. After car gets to operating temperature and the idle comes down to normal with ac on and when cooling fan kicks on the belt will chirp and bad vibration while in gear. runs fine...
1973 Lincoln Mark IV 7.5L Turn Signals VIN: F3Y89A9130
I need your help.this 1973 lincoln has an issue with no turn signals,the emergency lights blink,what i noticed is that when i enable the right or left turn signal i only see that in the front they light steady,but no blinks,on contrary on the rear non of them ...

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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 2FTZX1729X
Thanks all for the help. Bill [...] led me to the solution. Truck had labored crank when it came off the hook. Attributed it to excessive cranking by customer prior to giving up and calling for help. Put charger on during diagnostics but neve... Trouble codes: B1450 (Wiper delay switch failure).
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP56U96
Pulled the engine out, tore it down, and found that when the foreign object got into the cylinder, it pinched the top ring land. The top ring stuck out just one side of the piston and tipped the piston every time it went up and down the cylinder causing the t...
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