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1968 Ford Thunderbird 7.0L Surge
This car starts, idles and accelerates perfectly. Under cruise it starts to surge, put it under a little load and it runs properly. around town or during accel you would never know anything was wrong. Only when you hit speed and start to back off on the throt...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP13P5W
Car in question has low power(sag) during the first minute or so of running. Whether cold or sitting for a half hour or so. You try to accel and there is a holding back and then suddenly it takes off and is okay the rest of the drive. Sometimes you can just st... Trouble codes: P0455 (gross evap leak -which was traced to fuel cap)
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Will Not Work VIN: 1FTYR14U72
The cruise will not work at all we replaced tye switches on the steering wheel as they were broken off and we have changed the pressure switch on the master cylinder also and still nothing...thanks to all in advance
2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU64K53
Ok so we did a PDI on this Explorer, It ran fine, no problems at all. Car was driven for well over 30 miles. Car was sent to Detail and came back not running. So we checked everything we could. FP was in spec. Getting Spark and injector pulse. Checked data and...
2006 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L brakes VIN: 2FMZA52216
This van came in with a soft pedal and i found rear brakes very low and rotors rusted/pitted. found rr caliper piston seized(and yes i turned it counterclockwise) replaced pads rotors and caliper, bled the caliper. took apart front brakes and pistons slides et...
2008 Ford E-150 4.6L Calipers VIN: 1FTNE14W98
Greetings Techs. Thanks in advance for any help provided. This place is a godsend. Here is the situation. I replaced the upper and lower ball joints on this vehicle for state inspection purposes. Everything went fine. I drove the van about 3 miles away to the ...
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L Drivelne VIN: 1LNLM91V2T
Hello to all. We have this 1996 Mark VII with a serious driveline vibration, Starts in around 45mph and gets worse the faster you go, Have had on rack with tires off and still have vibration, have had driveshaft redone at specialty shop, replaced mounts and re...
2008 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Ignition power VIN: 5LMFU28548
My personal vehicle, with no previous problems. Got in this evening and turned key to start and nothing happened. Radio, climate control, wipers, power running boards, power windows, etc all work fine. Gauge cluster is dead other than security light flashing s...

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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Low Psi Oil VIN: 1FTJW35F5T
Patrick was right on it. There is a pipe plug that screws in the back of front cover. If it falls out the oil is pumped back in to the oil pan. It will not fall in to pan. The oil cooler can be removed and you can see the threaded hole, but not the plug. You m...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP40441
2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP42X51
Finally fixed the problem with the Mustang. After checking all parameters on vehicle, I had taken the car back to the Tuner who programmed and Dyno'ed the vehicle. It turns out it was indeed running too lean on the cold start / run settings in the tune program...
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L communication VIN: 1FAFP34N67
Thankyou for all your help .I have heard enough ,not much what i have in my mind. Except John from Utah . Yes John [...] expect that. Just like alot of dealer reprogram computor...they want more before they get it right.Thank god i didnt pay off and just get more ...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Brake Pedal VIN: 1LNFM97V1W
Suggestions included making sure rear calipers were on correct side, inspecting the tone rings for cracks or damage, re-replacing the master cylinder, and replacing the HCU. Pedal problem is very intermittent but not accompanied by ABS activation. Customer h...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T0X
thanks to Jarnal who gave me a better defination of code. He explaned that this was a ciccuit malfuction code. I believed this was lean condition code. he also spoke of broken wires near cross member. I did find broken wire at alternator bracket. Repaired wire... Trouble codes: P0130, P1148.
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Stall VIN: 1MEHM55S22
Thanks for all the help guys. We were getting some weird reverse voltage from the pump making us believe that it was getting hot after being run for a while. Got the car to idle poorly and eventually die on us as the fuel pump would not turn on. This occured a... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel Rail Pressure Range/Performance).
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