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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L temp gauge VIN: 1FTDF15N4L
This one came in temp gauge not working staying on cold. Replaced temp sensor,still nothing. Pulled cluster and grounded out the gauge went to full hot. So gauge is good. My biggest problem is I am an import guy, so I don't have a wiring diagram for the cluste...
1999 Ford F800 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FENF80Z0X
I am working on a Cummins 5.9 with a rotary injection pump and electric transfer pump. Truck came in with a surge at idle. It would surge about 14 times and then die. It had 4 PSI of fuel pressure at injection pump and fuel filter was full of metal. There was ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L master cyliner and control valve VIN: 1FTYR10C7Y
The control valve fitting on the side of the master cylinder is leaking. The new o-ring provided with the new master cylinder was installed, but it's still seeping brake fluid. The next size larger cross section o-ring is too large, but the o-ring seems to be ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L engine VIN: 2FTRF18W62
I received truck with a bad misfire on cylinder 7. The spark plugs had never been changed before so we decided to change those and change the coil on cylinder #7 with a new COP. We started the truck up and immediately there was a bad knocking noise almost soun...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMCU03155
ive got a 05 escape that can into shop with codes p0353,p0354.replaced coils and plugs on all cylinders and still had misfire.checked coil firing and they were firing.checked injectors with noid light and they showed i replaced injectors on those two c... Trouble codes: P0353, P0354
2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L AC Clutch engagement VIN: 2FABP7BV1A
The AC clutch will not engage after I charged AC system(it was not working defore). It was not very low. Check all fuses & relays. I can ground the ground terminal on #201 (owners manuel calls it a AC clutch relay) relay and the AC clutch with engage. I have a...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L pats/security system VIN: 1MELM53S3V
Car came in as a no start (engine cranks), and injectors clicking with KOEO. The check engine light blinks with the injectors clicking and the theft light is blinking fast.. Customer states that fuel pump was replaced and had 2 keys programed at ford dealershi...
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L engine VIN: 4M2DU86P5Y
Hello fellow grease monkeys, I have here a v8 mountaineer which overheats after several minutes of running. Upon initial inspection I found overflow jug chocked full and had obviously overflowed several times. After cooling off the contents of jug gets sucke...

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2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L fan assemblie VIN: 1FAHP60A22
This one in now fixed, As your replies suggested I did vacuum bleed the cooling system with no help. I also tried to clean reservoir to make sure the reservoir filter was not clogged. But after all failed we went ahead and tested the voltage to solenoid at ...
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FMPU16535
thank you for all your input, we confirmed we have a oil pressure issue by putting in 20/50w and test driving for 2 hours during which time we had no that time we had 80 -100 psi cold on acceleration-70 at idle. after 2 hrs we had 65 psi on accelerat...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L spark plugs VIN: 1FTNF21565
I used the carb cleaner method and let it sit overnight used a 3/8 impact and crossed my fingers all 8 came out without a hitch.Its unbeleivable that I got so many suggestions AWESOME
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L high pressure VIN: 1FTSW21P36
First of all thanks for the responses. The air flow thru the condensor and radiator is very clean. I recovered the freon and check the orfice. Found early signs of compressor failure [a few metal flakes and a few piston seals]. The fan clutch can be controlled...
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