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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L oil,clatter VIN: 1FAFP46V4X
first time i have seen one of these big engines,wanted some advice before i get in over my head. when started has short clatter noise for a second than quiet.smokes a lot!! runs good.customer just bought this at auction and swears it never smoked or made noise...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FAHP3631Y
Hi, this problem child came to me after a few have tried to get it running. The owner actually replaced the ignition coil after having the car die and the car ran for a few minutes and died again. I got the car because they could not diagnose the problem and t...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Power steering VIN: 1FTSF31S21
Hope someone can help with this problem. I have a truck that has an intermittent hard steering problem when coming out of turns. It doesn't feel like you loose power steering completely, its just harder to turn the wheel. The steering wheel also does not self ...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34Z53
Hi guys i have this 2003 ford focus 2.3 . Code p2004 intake runner control stuck open . I change both valve under the throttle body .both solenoid check hoses. Same code replace ecm . Code comes back . Need some help guy.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L brake/turn sinals VIN: 1FTWW33PX4
sorry guys its so intermittent im pulling out my hair
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Battery Drain VIN: 1FTYR14U66
ATTN FORD GUYS! I could really use your help with this one. Vehicle came in with a complaint of a dead battery after 3 days of sitting. Installed new battery and checked for parasitic draw. I followed the parasitic draw test procedures as per Identifix (put a...
2007 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Shift Solenoid E VIN: 3FAHP07Z07
We installed a rebuilt tranny from a local builder and have been getting a code P0771(sol.E stuck off). This solenoid is new. After getting this code I pulled the pan and swapped sol.E & D to see if the new solenoid was acting up. The code was the same. The va...
1984 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2MEBP95F3E
This vehicle has a very mild surge while driving, idle is perfect and steady. It is definitely not a buck, nor is it a smooth surge, almost like individual misfires. I have not figured out a way to put a gas analyzer on it while driving, of course, but we cann...
1996 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L driver side front caliper VIN: 4M2DV11W0T
what could cause the front driver side caliper to lock up?

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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP33P31
thanks for all the help it had code b 1600 stored turned out customer lost the keys and had none transponder keys i told them that from the begening to , they said that key worked three days ago they got a new key from ford and it started.
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L ignition key VIN: 3FAFP31331
Great responses most of which said just get a Ford cylinder and code to the key. I paid ford to code the key as measurements i took where very spotty. Results turned out good. Thanks for the advise. It made the process a lot easier!
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Temp gauge goes in the red, sets a p1285 code VIN: 1FAFP44422
Ok this car is gone. After checking everything, I came down to the need to pull the heads. At this time the custamer has declined pulling the heads, so it is NOT repaired. I am still having a hard time believing that the head gasket is blown. But after testi...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21P03
Misfires on these trucks are most commonly caused by injector problems (both mechanical or electrical), and occasionally a wiring harness problem (injector harness). In this case, the check valve in the high pressure oil manifold atop the injectors had a piec... Trouble codes: P0284 (Cyl 8 Contribution Fault).
2007 Ford Expedition EL XLT 5.4L Charging VIN: 1FMFK16517
Replies suggested possible battery or alternator problem. I called the customer and he only had one more instance briefly of a problem and now the problem has ceased by itself. So no, I didnt really didnt fix it but it seems to have repaired itself. Customer w...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNFM82W4W
Thanks guys! all replies were good, but 4 of you hit the nail on the head. Found a used cluster and installed. towed to Ford for reflash and she cranked! BUT...that was the start of the fix. towed back to shop, unhooked, and I've got abs, battery and brake lig... Trouble codes: U1352 (Ignition switch/key), B1620 (Pats).
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