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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.3L Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A3K
Vehicle arrived complaint is stalls at stop lights intermittently. Occurs fairly regular vehicle loses spark. Will restart immediately and only does it at idle. Scope test crank and cam shaft position sensor at module nice clean square wave with no drop outs. ...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15U4R
This truck was brought to my shop after a customer installed these new parts. He also brought along the old parts. The distributor did have a worn driven gear. It appears that he has installed all the correct parts. This truck currently is a no start. It does...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Po1728 VIN: 1FTHX26F5T
Hello all,i have just overhauled this e40d for blown convertor,trashed pump,and od snap ring popped out.now it has a reoccuring code 1728 that puts it into default.the solenoid pack was replaced a second time with no fix.the only thing i feel 'unusuall' is at ...
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L timing chain VIN: 1FMPU165X5
This vehicle came in with a serious rattle, which another shop had diagnosed as a bad right tensioner. I took the timing cover off, and did see that the chain was rubbing the cover. I replaced the chains, tensioners, and guides with aftermarket parts. When I s...
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L ABS/Brakes VIN: 2FMDK39CX7
I've read as many of the posts I can find for this car, and have yet to fix it. We replaced the master cylinder, due to a fading pedal. I also replaced the 1 way check valve on the booster. The issue is, when you start the engine, the brake pedal is fairly sof...
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L driveline VIN: 1FMCU93178
Customer complaint is that vehicle pops when u put it in gear or accelerate. If you are at idle and drop it into gear you don't hear it, if you then accelerate hard you get a clunk when you take off. If you hold at a fast idle and go from Rev to drive you also...
2009 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FTRX14W59
I've got 2009 F-150 after 10 mins of driving it starts a very faint surge right at 1250 1400 rpms it surges, I can duplicate this in the bay by brake torquing it, there are no codes, I check all through mode 6 the egr valve that i replaced 5600 miles ago is fi...
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1118V
I am in need of advice and assistance on this vehicle. Since the mitchel manual shows and I can find only 2 o2 sensors, one before and 1 after the cat., I figure sensor 2 is after the cat. With koer, I have battery voltage on the bl/yel wire, and good continui... Trouble codes: P0136, P0141, P0325

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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L power steering pump VIN: 1FTNE24L6W
Thanks to all that replied, by the way when I said high quality a-1 cardoone pump I was being sarcastic I know everything they make is junk and don't understand why we still by the stuff, anyways I did open up the return system and run the vehicle to check for...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FTRX18L2X
The truck finaly came back, customers other vehicle was down so he was driving it with just 2 wheel dr. I almost forgot everything I did to it but the fix ended up being the GEM MODULE, I put a new one on it programed it now it works fine,thanks for everybody ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L rt turn signal VIN: 1FDSF34L24
Thanks to all of you that replied to my help request. You guys got it right when you suggested it was the combo switch and it was. I tested the circuit and it was ok. I had already replaced the combo switch with one I found on the shelf but that one turned out...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31P96
thank you all very much for the help in the diag. of this truck. the fix was the egr valve stuck open aprox. 1/4 in. i did get to record the ipr to go to 75% duty cycle and replaced the hpop because i did a oil leak test(air press. in the high press system) an... Trouble codes: P0404.
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF36558
Finally found The problem with The pick up. One of the intake foulers has come apart and fell off. This is a 3 valve per cylinder system, (2 intake and 1 exhaust and 1 of the intakes has failed. I think it's raised more question for me instead of answers. The ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0316.
2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5L Temp too high VIN: 1FAHP28WX8
Thanks to all that repleied. The cause was a plugged radiator as most of you said. We cleaned previously through the fan opening and when I removed the radiator I could see where I sprayed not avery big area. I used engine degreaser 3 times and there were stil...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55S71
Sorry for the late post..had to find a locksmith that programed the anti-theft module. Thanks for all of your input. I scoped the cam and crank signals. found the crank signal weak/intermittent. replaced sensor and now the screen is black with signal must have...
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