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1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FACP52U1N
When car is cold (overnite)and when started you have to warm it up completely before you can drive it. otherwise it will fall on its face also has no power and if it stalls you will have to let it sit for a good half hour before you can start it again. problem...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU32E7W
truck came with a loud noise coming from engine, check oil pressure 58 psi good leak detection test good, diassemble front of engine found the tensioner at balance timing chain broken the one at the camhaft is good, proceed to install camshaft holder and it wa...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10U51
Vehicle came in after sitting for a year, running very rough, no codes. Found coil not firing strongly on one of the coils, plugs wiped out, wires arching, did find number one plug saturated with fuel. Replaced all of the above, great spark, ran great for a sh...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L steering pump VIN: 1FAFP55253
Thanks in advance for your help, this Ford taurus make a terible squealing noise when at full turn position in both direction. At first it would do it just turning the wheel and increase when reaching full stop and with ac on it really magnifies the noise inte...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FTNX20L73
We are at wits end. Engine will stall aat stops in or out of gear, like you turn off the key. Always restarts. Can kill engine by pumping the brake booster. Seems robbing vacuum will cause it to stall. Other wise runs fairly smooth. Did notice erratic compress...
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L transfercase VIN: 1FTZR45E35
finishing test drive after replacing the rear pinion seal. I switched it to high @ 50mph and very quiet, a little later going 20 or so thru town on my way home, i switched it to 4 wheel low . First i hear the slipping of the engagement gears and then a loud ba...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P76
the truck started wright up and was running out side for about two hrs and we test drove the truck for about 20mile it was running good and had good oil pressures when we are comming to a stop the truck die and would not start up at all the truck had over 996l...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Compressor VIN: 2MELM75W3S
Same as in related repair history
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L temp guage VIN: 1ZWFT61L5X
this is a used car lot car and the temp guage does not work it had a temp sensor replaced before we got it the temp and fuel guage does not do the sweep when first started although it appears the fuel guage is pretty accurate. have power on the orange and viol...

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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L water pump VIN: 1FTDF1724V
Thank you all so much for the help,and some excellent tips! We suspect it was an air pocket that didnt...burp...until after a long drive.But some of the tips I received,I can use forever! Thanks again!
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.3L Compressor VIN: 1FAFP33Z03
FIGURED OUT IT WAS NOT THE TPS SENSOR, unplugged tps and drove it and it still did the same thing. STARTED CHECKING LOW PRESSURE CYCLING SWITCH VOLTAGE AND FOUND the power side was DROPPING DOWN TO 7 VOLTS AT TIMES (thats when clutch wouuld cut out SHOULD BE 1...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Pressure, temperature VIN: 1FDAF56P14
Thanks for all the replies. This truck finally returned and I had a few days to work on it. I found the A/C working well but would start to fade after an extended drive and heat soak. I checked pressures. Low side hovering around 40 and occasionally lower,...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX12504
the fix for the truck was new timing chains and tensioners along with new phasers. please remember this truck came to us not running and had major valvetrain damage with 184k on the odometer putting the engine back together the way it came in was a mistake we ... Trouble codes: P0340.
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FCKE39L77
Okay it has been a couple of weeks now and I talked to the customer this morning he said the truck has not stalled since so I am going to say this one is fixed with replacing #5 coil. When we drove the truck we could never feel it miss fire but with the snap o... Trouble codes: P2105 (TAC system forced engine shut down), U0300 (Internal control module software incompatibility).
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Fuel VIN: 1FDWF37P47
Thanks to all the help! Reprogram and wire chafing so most everyone was right. Wire chafing was under the air cleaner tube on the main harness.
2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L ac VIN: 1FTDS3EL2A
thanks to all for your input. i was unable to make this van cool any better than when it came in. I replaced the rear expansion valve, verified proper operation of rear shut off solenoid. Recovered and charge system 2 more times. Tried subtracting and addi...
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