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1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 9F02H21101
This is accually a 69 mustang mach1. It is supposed to have 4 wheel drum brakes the customer put disc brakes up front. now the brakes do not work the pedal goes to the floor and will not stop. has had a new master cylinder, booster, proporsioner valve. the bra...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Sever pinging under load VIN: 1FBHE31H8R
Open loop fuel system goes completely lean under load and engine pings badly, fine in closed loop. O2 sensor goes flat line during that time, but works fine other times. Customer claims it started after replacing PCM the first time. No internal vacuum leaks. ...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L clutch VIN: 2FTHF26G3T
Hello All. Customer brought this pickup in for brake repairs and "by the way, if you have time" can you take a look at the clutch for me??? Owner said clutch was replaced a while back with no details about the repair at all. As of now, the clutch pedal is quit...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L C V joint VIN: 1FTDF18W3V
what I need to know is dose this joint come apart or is it like some asian joint,s that don,t . have tryed On demand but they dont have or i could not find anything on CV shaft,s or haft shave,s . any help will be great
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FTRX18L2X
the truck came in with inop, 4 wheel drive, had a p1838 shift motor circit failure, ck the motor found it to be bad replace it cleared codes still inop, still had p1838,so pulled the drvers seat to ck the wiring and found floor wet, so i pulled the GEM module ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX17L7Y
Came in here and it had a very rough idle. We did the items I listed and it idled much better, however it is not as smooth as it should be. It ran the best after we replaced the intake manifold gasket. The short term fuel trim is at 0 and the long term fuel tr...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FMZU77E81
This vehicle was running fine prior to repair, the complaint was a CEL. I found P0171 and confirmed that the intake manifold gasket was leaking. Now, after manifold gasket replacement, the truck now has NO power at all. It idles smoothly, and never feels like ...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10D91
Help Ford Techs! This is a second post on this truck- we have since learned a local Ford dealer gave up on diagnosing this issue. the truck will surge and have a slight misfire at about 1200- 1500 rpm at about 30 mph in 3rd gear- no codes and all data looks go...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1FMZU73K23
Vehicle presented with misfire and noise - removed valve covers found broken valve spring on intake valve, cylinder #1. Removed head and replaced broken valve spring, all other valves and springs checked. Reinstalled head, retimed cams, started and found anoth...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L steering has no assist VIN: 1FTPW14536
Hello everyone ,I have an 06 F150 thats making a fool out of me . Customer shows up here first time with no steering assist at all . Was told elsewhere that his tire pressure was causing his problem . Fluid looked clear and was not burnt . I installed a reman...
2008 Ford Taurus X Limited 3.5L compressor VIN: 1FMDK06W48
I need some help with this one guys. A/C compressor will cut off interm. at idle or while driving. Pressures are fine.(40-45 low. 275 high) it's 90+ degrees here right now but it does it whether it is hot out or not. Radiator fans running and it has no codes. ...
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5L throttle control VIN: 3FADP0L33A
Customer came in with a wrench light illuminated on left side of instrument panel,light will come on intermittently,there are no drivability concerns,had read where some problems with relays for the cooling pump could affect this,replaced relays # 42 and # 44 ...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 5LMEU27A0Y
When accelerating up an incline the vehicle hesitates and and bucks. When you let off the accelerator and the tranmission down shifts, the bucking and hesitation stops and it runs fine until the next time you reach an incline. Checked for codes and find none. ...

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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Power steering VIN: 1FTSF31S21
Thanks for all the replies. We ended up removing the tie rod and turning each wheel by hand. The Left wheel would not move at all. Started to remove the knuckle assuming the ball joints were the issue. Once we removed the axle shaft we found that the U-joi...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Alternator VIN: 1FMCU93183
First, thanks for all the suggestions and ideas and support. Did not certainly repair vehicle, but here is what we did: Confirmed no high output aftermarket accessories, volt dropped alt. case and drop is good @ .003; cables/connections in pristine condition....
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L no turn signals VIN: 3FAFP31343
Thanks to everyone who replied. In the end I still couldn't fix the vehical. We called someone else in who specialized in diagnostics to look at it and even he was stumped. I have buttoned the car up and we are giving it back to the customer and advicing them ...
2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L fail safe VIN: 1FAHP60A23
well after learning that a previous tech has been in the wiring, i started over, i ended up repairing every wire from pcm to app, previous tech did a hack job, nut all fixed, thank your for all the help everyone, i hope i end up help someone in the future
2008 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L auto up VIN: 5LMFU28518
Replaced the window regulator with another unit and the auto up and down now works correctly. I assume there was some minor drag on the initial replacement regulator, which was preventing the auto up from properly working. Thanks to those that replied.
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