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1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Rear Brakes VIN: 1FAFP66L4W
Hi guys, have this contour that is giving me problems. Vehicle originally came in for brk inspection a few months ago. It needed frnt and rear brks, rotors ,drums. Performed all the repairs test drove all good. Vehicle comes back a couple off months later with...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F4Y
This vehicle exhibits a hard/harsh stall in drive or reverse. I suspect a bad torque converter but typically they are either bad or they are not. I have checked the transmission fluid and sent a sample off to be tested. I do not have access to AllData, etc. I ... Trouble codes: P0475 (Exhaust Pressure Control Valve fault KOEO), P0605 (Internal Control Module ROM error KOEO), P0476 (Exhaust Pressure Control Valve Performance KOER)
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32S51
This is a regular customer who owns a landscape company and has 4 other trucks,we towed in this truck last year 11/2011 they said it wouldnt run, it cranked over fine but wouldnt run,but by the time the tow truck showed up to the shop it cranked and ran fine, ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNF21F91
This 01 F250 powerstroke came in with a no start condition. We had replaced the idm about two months prior and it had the same code (faulty ef signal) as before, so i changed out the idm module again and the truck started, but ran bad (ef signal code cleared a... Trouble codes: P1293
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L dpfe VIN: 1FAFP55291
went to work had this 01 tarus at the front door.customer came and gave keys to me wants to know what happened??? fire dept put fire out... lift hood all i can seewhere the fire was cowl upper lower dpfe harness connecter and dpfe destroyed. along with egr egr...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FMRU15W83
severe rattling,i have remove cam cover from rear of right head and the orifice was open,i do notice oil flowing from cam cover when engine is running,don't know if cam cover is worn,can i exhchange cam cover with the one on the left head? engine has 80psi oil...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V06
Truck came in for engine rattle and stall code PO 345, replaced cam phasers, at idle when warm, in gear left phaser will go to 60 degrees advanced, truck dies, unplug the solenoid for the cam, it runs great, also, the bank 2 cam will advance and retard alot wh... Trouble codes: P00, 345 (Cam sensor not pick up)
2007 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMFU19557
No start condition after night, need to crank at least 2 or 3 times, once start, poor quality, raw gas smell ...
2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Water Pump VIN: 2FMDK38C58
We have ford edge that has a water pump leaking, i am hoping some of you ford techs can give me some advise . Mitchell gives approximatly 13 hrs and the service operation describes supporting the engine and taking off the upper and lower pieces but never says ...
2010 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Inside hard lid VIN: 6FPAAAJG56
Customer complaining about lots of dust geting into rear section. Customer has hard lid and dosent understand how it gets in. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L no power VIN: 5LMFU27545
Customer brought in with 307 code and running bad. Installed a set of plugs after extracting broken plugs from head. Still had code 307 checked injector on #7 bad, replaced injector now no codes but this thing has no power. You step on the gas engine revs but ...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S51
This one came to us with these lovely codes that no one else could fix and apparently not me either. I usually have pretty good luck with these on a Ford. Anyway the only problem is the lights, the car runs fine. Idle may be a bit on the high side cold (1400 a... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean Bank 1), P0174 (System lean Bank 2)

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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L master cyliner and control valve VIN: 1FTYR10C7Y
Thanks for all the replies. The o-ring supplied with the Fenco master cylinder is the wrong size. I have contacted Fenco, but they don't seem interested in correcting the problem, so I will use the Ford master cylinder. If you need to repair one of thes...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L all VIN: 1FTSX31F22
It was the rear u-joints they were dry and locked up.Thank for the help
2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP37303
Sorry for the delay closing this post,like I said went and set the timig as it should.the car ran normal againI want to thank for all the replies because a few days later another focus came intermitently running rough and that was the pcv hose like some of you... Trouble codes: P2195.
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation, lacks power high rpm VIN: 1FTPW14V56
Misfire in cyl #4. Misfire did not show up for over a week. I had the customer drive the truck for a week and bring it back. Afterward there was a #4 cyl misfire and could not pull a trailer. At idle and part throttle the truck ran great, at WOT there was no p...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14V07
thanks for all the input... weak collapsed exhaust spring turns out to be still had enough spring to close valve so compression & leakdown tests showed ok..replaced spring & now all is good...what a !***!!! of a miss to find + it had to be the rea... Trouble codes: P0304.
2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 3.0L a/c temp VIN: 1LNHM86S95
we flushed the a/c system and now the a/c is working well ,the pressures were ok and a/c working then the pressure would drop and a/c not working ,we replaced the expansion valve and flushed the system and it is now working well.
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4M2DV1111V
Thank you for all the replies it turned out to be a bad distributor evan though it had no play in it and we installed a new cam sensor.
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