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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Transmission/ Map sensor VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
Customer went to trans shop with codes P0236, P1728 and harsh shifts and they said there where no transmission issues and cleared codes. Customer came to me with same issue. After clearing codes trans shifts normal and no codes have returned. So Im sure this i...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L RPM & Speed VIN: 1FMZU63K45
Hey Ford Guys. I Got A Question. I Know We Need To Replace Customers Intrument Cluster. My Question Is On The Digital Odometer With Current Mile, Does It Read From BCM Or Inside Cluster? Customer Wants A Used Cluster But He Has A Warrenty With A Warrenty Compa...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Ignition VIN: 1LNLM81W1T
Hello everyone, This vehicle came into the shop (the customer just wanted to have the fuel gauge looked at due to it acting erratically, according to customer, after the fuel pump had been replaced while on their trip to Chicago). The customer left the vehi...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNFM83W9W
Need a little help from my old Ford techs;-) We have this garage kept 98 Cartier Town Car that will crank but not start in the mornings and after you let it set for an hour or so. After you crank several times it will eventually start, but it may take between ... Trouble codes: B1681 (PATS transceiver signal not received)
2006 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L Suspension VIN: 5LMFU28506
Morning everyone I have a real quick question I need to replace left rear lower control arm How do I release the air out of the air suspension Obviously you do not have the forge scan tool I have tried Leaving the front on the ground in lifting the rear with t...

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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Cuts out, Temp gauge VIN: 1FDXF46S0X
Well it came down to 2 things. The fan clutch was weak and the Jasper supplied thermaostat was bad. Now the vehicle runs 205-215 at all times.
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU7EK43
Havn't fixed this one yet. I suspect when the vehicle is re fueled and does a relearn of flex fuel percentage it is running lean (vacuum leak, skewed O2's or bad maf reading) it is learing the incorrect fuel percentage and then setting rich codes when the prob... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 rich), P0175 (Bank 2 rich).
2008 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rough idle VIN: 1FMFU17548
Thank you so much for the help guys! Turned out to be as easy as checking the oil. It was literally about half way up the stick, removed the drain plug and found about 12 quarts in the pan. Refilled with proper amount and it runs great. Special thanks to Sam f...
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L driveline VIN: 1FMCU93178
Only 3 replies on this one, check rear shaft, check spare tire, and check TC oil for contamination. Ended up being simple just hard to pinpoint. Apparently the new RH axle shaft that was installed a few months prior was defective. The male splines on the sh...
2009 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FTRX14W59
I did install new plugs and boots to no avail problem still there. I scoped the APP switches and the throttle body switches, had dirty sweep pattern on the throttle body sensor, watched the throttle plate as a helper slowly pushed accerlerator to floor and the...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L pats/security system VIN: 1MELM53S3V
thanks to all who responded. i found some sites on the web that helped me out a lot also . GNOSTIC-Service-Tips 02.pdf ...
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L engine VIN: 4M2DU86P5Y
Well, as much as I thought the flow through radiator was ok, apparently it wasn't enough. We happened to have a wrecked explorer in the backyard, which had a relatively new radiator, put it in and all is well. Thanks to those that replied with assistanc...
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