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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Sqeak in upper engine area VIN: 1FAFP53U02
I have a squeak noise that comes and goes. Sounded like noise that tensioner makes when bad. Had removed belt and run the eng. Noise sounds as it comes from under the intake on the right head. Oil and coolant levels good. No check eng light and no DTC active o...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSF31L04
truck came in a couple weeks ago with a brake fade coming down hill. we did a brake job about 3000 miles ago which with this truck was a year and a half ago. it's a salt truck and belongs to a resort. he has a lot of hills and figured that the rotors were glaz...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Coolant Loss VIN: 1FTNX21PX4
I need some guidance on ths one. I need to find the best way to isolate the issue down to a specific cylinder. Truck came in originally for fuel in coolant. Knowing the only place fuel and coolant come together is at the injector cups. I pulled all 8 cups 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...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSW21P66
this truck came into our shop with fuel in the cooling system.We replaced all 8 inj cups and flushed the cooling system.Now it has no power,real slow throttle responce.We didnt roadtest it at first so we dont know if the power issue was there before.55 psi fue...
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.2L head gasket VIN: 1FT7W2B6XB
this is a friends truck he just bought from an auction and he is replacing the head and gasket on the right side due to wreck and needs to know the head bolt torque. alldata doesn't show it and ford won't give it because they said they have been sued before. i...
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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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L timing chain help VIN: 1FMDU34E2V
Well YOU KNOW the old saying NO FREE LUNCH!! Kid bought exploder for $500 dad can fix it for next to nothing--WRONG must pull engine thanks fellow tech's I will be putting a new engine in when the monies arrive (Santa will bring them--LOL) Jim
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Stall, in drive or reverse VIN: 1FTRX18L7Y
i did not fix the vehcile but the customer reported that the vehicle seems fixed. He didnt want to pay us anymore diagnostics so he was refered to dealer. They did not know what was wrong with it either. They put a fuel pump and many other components in it (th...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF37S31
Thank you all for the mental kick start. It appears these outfits have terminal issues in general which made me think of a different approach. I went back to square one and restarted checking everything as if I had never seen this truck. While using the cylind...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Will Not Work VIN: 1FTYR14U72
Thanks to the one person that replied. I checked everything that was possible and all the imputs that were needed to make the cruise work were there but it still didn't work. Customer desided that he would take it to dealer and see if they can figure it out I ...
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