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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, hi idle speed VIN: 1FMDU34X9T
Vehicle came to me with an idle problem & SES light on. The customer replaced a lot of parts and i checked to see if the parts were correct. I Tested and repalced DPFE sensor. Erased codes and no more SES light. The vehicle still has a very high idle speed and...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW076X3
This high mileage vehicle sets a lean code on bank 1 and fuel trims indicate it is lean but no vacuum leaks have been found. There was a misfire code on bank 2 cylinder #6 and the Cylinder contribution function on our Solus indicates that there are slight misf... Trouble codes: P0171, P0306
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP53275
Customer came in with complaints of stalling, misfires, and hesitation. Heater 02 codes were retrieved from the vehicle with saying the bank 1 sensor 1 and bank 2 sensor 1 were reading stuck lean and stuck rich codes. After doing a visual inspection, we notice...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater box VIN: 1FAFP53UX6
Hi Guys, I did not need help for a while and the flood door opens. This vehicle came in with major water leak in front passenger compartment with mould growing. Water test and found water coming from cowl area,sealed and tested ok. Car is back and we noticed w...
2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVFT82H76
Customer has been chasing miss fires for several months, changed spark plugs and one coil, alternator quit last week, we installe OE reman, next day miss fire got to point that engine would shake at idle and surge at cruise rpm Verified alternator a/c voltage ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0316
2007 Ford Edge SE 3.5L temperature control VIN: 2FMDK46C87
has proper operation on pass side. mode doors operate in all positions..hot to cold...cold to hot on pass side. has no temperature change on drivers side always cold... can see temp motor move back and forth but no change. do these have problems with door brak...
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMCU93128
I have this Escape that feels like it's binding up around tight turns.While turning in circles in a parking lot the SUV bogs downs like something is binding up and the rear tires want to break loose or hop.I have measured all 4 tires and they are with in a 1/4...
2009 Ford Expedition King Ranch 5.4L reset VIN: 1FMFU18579
having trouble to register a new tpms sensor. i have activated the relearn procedure in the truck but my otc model 3834 activation tool is not resetting the system, truck message stays at relearn left front sensor although the otc tool says found all the senso...
2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 5.0L gear engagement VIN: 1ZVBP8CU5C
Last weekend this car ran 202.7mph in the Texas Mile without and issue and drove [...] back home. Last night we took the car to the local 1/4mile track. The car ran 4 passes (best was 10.40 @143mph, spinning in 4th gear according to data logs). Track wasn't...

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1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Shift & early TCC VIN: 2FMDA5145V
Based on the fact that just about everyone that replied said the VSS is causing the problem, whether it was a bad sensor or wiring issue, either way, VSS was going away. Turns out this has a mechanical speedo, which explains why it was unaffected. The VSS ...
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Shift Linkage VIN: 1FALP66L2W
There is no other way of getting the shift tower out without pulling the transmission. Now back together the tranny is shifting fine. The Cust is in recovery from the shock of the bill. Thanks to all that replied.
2008 Lincoln MKX 3.5L Water pump VIN: 2LMDU88C58
Thank you once again to all who've helped me here. I discovered that my initial search for recalls or TSB's on this problem missed a "Customer Satisfaction Program" number 09M04 which Ford says is related to cooling system corrosion and consists of a heater sy...
2005 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L shift interlock VIN: 4M2YU57195
As of this point the vehicle seeems to be fixed. The customer took it to a shop near where he lives. They diagnosed it for him but did not repair. They told him it needed a new shift interlock selonoid and sent him away after taking 100 dollars from him. I tol...
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