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1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Contamination VIN: 1FMCU14T2J
Last year we flushed the cooling system because it was contaminated and sludgy. We put new antifreeze in after the flush and sent the car out. It has come back now with the same contamination in the cooling system. We have run a block check on the system and ...
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 3-2 Downshift VIN: 1FMDU34X0N
Customer seldoms drive vehicle but says that if you let it shift up to 3rd, come off throttle and reapply, it downshifts to 2nd and stays there for some time. Replaced valve body, modulator, vac hoses, grind down pin 60 thousands and then installed c-3 modulat...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L air box
Hi Everyone. I have this explorer that intermittently has a very loud vibration of the air filter box. It does it at idle and driving along. The vibration will come and last about 10-15 seconds and go away. Once it does go away the idle drops and fluctuates fo...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Timing chains VIN: 1FTRF12W74
Iím about to replace the timing chains and related components including the cam sprockets on this 4.6L engine. The factory manual says to first remove the camshaft roller followers, I assume to prevent the valves from hitting the pistons while doing the job. I...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX12504
vehicle came in not running had broken rocker arm lifter and bent valve. remove pass head machined the head and replaced cam full valve job piston had light shallow scratches dare to say gouges on top but very light. replaced all guides and reused chains and t... Trouble codes: P0340
2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Limp Mode VIN: 1FMZK02176
This cvt transmission will randomly drop into limp mode. cycle the key, and it will drive fine. has codes p0641, u0001, u0101, and u0401. seems like the tcm (inside the mechatronic unit in transmission)? or could it be in the harness to the pcm? this car has 1...
2008 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L rear wheels VIN: 2FAFP71V98
This car has me stumped, under hard braking the rear wheels lock up. You can hear the pump turn on when the wheels lock up but it doesnt release the rear wheels. The car goes into a slide untill you let off the brake. Scan tool shows good wheel speeds, fronts ...
2009 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V19
This vehicle came in for a check engine light. Ran codes and found that it was running rich, checked fuel trims and long term both banks was at -25% short term fuel trim was at -5-8%. While looking through data I found the PID for alcohol was at 77.1% alcohol.... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L fill up VIN: 4M2ZU86K24
HELP!!! boss needs this one fixed asap Vehicle has already been sold. will not accept gas from gas pump. have replaced charcol cannister and vent valve. checked fill tube and found restriction(debris of some sort) freed up restriction and still no fix. any ide...

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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L 2 ,3 shift and up VIN: 1FTEF14N1M
thanks for every one . i had good fun with this truck. remove trans send to trans shop came back after 7 days reinstalled back together. no change in shifting. call trans shop said remove valve body send to tans shop they send another used valve body reins...
2000 Ford F650 7.2L charging VIN: 3FDNF65A6Y
Well, I havent "Fixxed this one yet. It is a Fleet Vehicle, and has not returned to me yet. On a Brighter note... it is STILL Running! Thank you for all of your help! IATN Is Awesome! Fred
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10D91
Thanks to all that attempted to help- all ideas you sent were followed up on plus a bunch of our ownwith no positive outcome. The customer will live with this slight surge untill it gets worse and hopefully at that time we will see a change in data that will p...
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L shift solenoid a VIN: 1FDXF46P55
Thanks to those who replied and got me back on the right track with this one.Randy nailed it with it being a hard part failure,it was a break at the laser weld in the coast cluth drum below the piston.Hydraulic pressure could not apply clutch piston due to maj...
2005 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMSU45P85
This truck has not acted up since I opened this request. Thanks for all the help and I will post further when it does act up. Trouble codes: P0269 (Cyl 3 contribution/ balance fault).
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L steering has no assist VIN: 1FTPW14536
Thanks to everyone for the advice. I ended up installing another Cardone rack. It's been a week and so far no complaints.
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, VIN: 1FMCU02Z96
Hey guys thank you for your input. While I was working on the vehicle I had been suspecting that the ignition timing was incorrect but I couldn't find the info I needed to verify it. So I checked the mechanical timing and it checked out ok. I smoked the intake...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L bangs into reverse VIN: 1LNHM86S63
thanks to all for the great info this one is fixed we sent pcm to a local rebuilder got it back i istalled it same problem.very fustrated i called my local ford dealer and orderd a oe one put it in programed and that fixed it thank you all neal [...]
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