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1966 Ford Galaxie 500 6.4L exhaust VIN: 5N66Z16125
This is for old Ford gurus.I have a 66 Galaxie brought to me for exhaust leaks.Leaking between manifolds and head.Customer says he has had repaired several times in last couple of years.All bolts were tight.Had gaskets between manifold and head.First,did these...
1985 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14YXF
vehicle wouldnt pass smog, repaired emission leaks, went too set timing, cannot find timing marks with timing light disconnect single lead wire at distributor, ck out harmonic balancer with new one timing marks look to line up with original balancer what am i ...
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 1F1EF15Y8H
This customer came in a couple of weeks ago complaining of a no start. He had also mentioned that the vehicle had caught fire and died. I did not see any evidence of a fire but from what he was telling me it was in the area of the cat. The truck cranks fine, a...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Alternator VIN: 1FMCU93183
Hi and thanks everyone for your help. We have installed five alternators in this escape in the last 1.5 years, including a new one from dealer. They work fine for a few months, than battery light comes on and charging system does not work. Confirmed battery vo...
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXX47P25
Truck came in a week ago with no start hot. Air checked system. IPR Seemed to stick when hot. Explained to customer about all the common failures. Customer opted for high pressure pump and IPR. Along with new feed tubes to the high pressure rails. Ran fine del...
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FTSS34P97
i have a e350 that blows the 30 amp fuse under hood fuse box f212 witch powers up pcm key on ficm glow plug controller fuel pump relay cooling fan maf a/c clutch. vehicle was towed in last week for no start found 30a f21 fuse blown test found short to ground a...
2008 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Vct VIN: 1FTPX145X8
I have a 2008 F-150 5.4lt 3valve engine. Intermitently runs rough along w/ engine noise from VCT system. DTC P0022 retrieved. I have replaced the cam phasers as a repair attempt. I inspected and cleaned valve body for vct solenoids. I've tested for a failed so...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Cruise Control VIN: 5LMEU88H24
Techs i have a lincoln aviator where cruise control at times does not work.using ids i did a switch test and works well.the cruise light does not come on when you try the self test.i ohm tested the servo pins and they passed.checked the brake pressure switch a...

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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Engine VIN: 2FTZF1720W
Sorry, Forgot to close this. I could not find enought positive support to use this engine, Qouted a reman engine and waiting for new funding to replace it. Thank's for all the input.
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, bad spark knock VIN: 1FTRX18L93
We are pretty sure it was a combination of poor quality gas, and carbon. Truck runs better than it has in a long time after a thorough carbon and injector cleaning. We also installed some fresh gasoline. Sometimes the most basic problems are the ones that make...
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