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1998 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Pedal Function VIN: 1FTZR15U1W
Customer stated: While driving lost brake function. Got out to look around and notice fluid dripping from near Right Front wheel. Stated that he filled master cylinder with brake fluid and carefully drove the 17 miles to my shop. Upon visual Diag, determined t...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU34X7W
Have changed injectors and now white smoke comes out tail pipe. Have checked plug wiring ok. It has mis fire on 2 cylinders. Was running better before injectors were replaced. Have changed the 2 injectors that the cylinders were mifiring on and still no change...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Instrument Cluster VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
My question here today is, how do you program the anti-theft in this car with ONLY 1 KEY. There's a guy that come to my shop and can program the cluster with only only 1 key. The code that appears is "B1213 Less than 2 (or 3 if equipped w/Valet key) keys". Aft...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Transfer case VIN: 1FMDU73E92
I've got an Exploder here I'm pulling my hair out on. Customer complaint was seems to be stuck in four wheel drive. Verified complaint. Noticed when sitting still and going from Park to Drive or Drive to Reverse, or when sitting still in Reverse, the transfer ...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U23
Hi all i have this taurus that when first started the fuel pressure would be approx 35psi. After about two hours of continuous running pressure climbs to 68psi and fluctuates. I went through the step by step procedure from mitchell but seems to have a problem ... Trouble codes: P0191 (fuel rail pressure sensor circuit performance)
2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L oil pressure VIN: 2FMZA57654
This freestar owner was complaining about a soft ticking noise over a month ago, but the noise was intermittent and could not be duplicated at the shop. The only noise I ever heard sounded like normal engine noise to me. The van is now with me with a very loud...

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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF14Y3P
Vehicle sat over the weekend. Monday morning I removed the O2 sensor and test drove with no misfire felt, reinstalled O2 sensor but didn't plug in, still no misfire, plugged O2 sensor in, no misfire felt, test drove over 75 miles with no misfires. I have no i...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMZU32X7X
... well, it turned out to be an injector o-ring that was barely in the bore. why it didn't show up in smoke or gas tests unsure. replaced the spark plugs too, they looked like they are burning more oil than gas. thanks for the replies, helped me to focus on w...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L engine VIN: 2FTRF18W62
Okay for all you wondering... The dealership wouldnt say to much other than the truck needs a new motor and its gonna cost 5900 bucks. They say there pretty sure there was a foreign object dropped into the cylinder there just not sure what. I am positive there...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FTRX12W84
OK everyone thanks for the input. Everyone says not to try and use the engine out of the car. Even with everything I have found I am going to take your advise, and for my second part of this post it should be possible to change out the front spring mounts so I...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45P24
We installed a new FICM, as some suggested. No luck, FICM logic power was still .5 volts. The Technician re-tested all power circuits and found he actually did not have power on Pin #8, Circuit 814 - which is the power logic circuit and actually gets its pow... Trouble codes: P1378 (FICM Supply Voltage Circuit Low).
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