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1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L All shifts VIN: 1FDEE14HXS
Thanks for any help on this I am sorry if I seem like a rookie on this but I know little about older Fords. So this thing jerks hard into all gears, O/D light is flashing and ABS light is illuminated. I want to start by reading the codes but after an exhaustiv...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L brake pedal VIN: 1FTPE2420X
ford technicians . need some help here please. this van had a broken abs wheel speed sensor ( drivers front) wire was torn.Replaced w/ new one. abs light went off automatically.Brake pedal very low and spongy so we replaced brake master cylinder- front brake p...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start
hey guys thanks in advance costomer s complaint is a no start when hot unless you depress feeder pedal to the end. no related codes. tried a known good iac thinking it was stuck closed. stft : +- 10%. ltft b1 : 2%. ltft b2 : 3% . fix database pionts toward a i...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTPW14526
Customer complained of low power scanned truck and found p0430 and misfire code for number 8 cylinder replaced number 8 coil and warranty spark plug since plugs were replaced not long ago also changed both converters and installed new fuel filter truck runs al... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSW21P27
The customer called me to Pull the heads and install new gaskets, head studs, oil cooler and egr bullet proof cooler. SO I performed the job. Started and ran the engine to operating temp. Test drove the vehicle and it broke the number 5 front exhaust valve. Al...
2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 4.6L Door Actuator VIN: 1XVHT85H58
Noisy blend or function door actuator, rapid clicking for three seconds when key turned on. This is a manual HVAC system, not auto climate control. Noise is consistent--happens every time key is turned on--when dial is turned to following positions, left sid...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L ignition VIN: 1MELM62W1V
This vehicle has several quirks. When turning the ignition on with a cold engine, the radiator cooling fan comes on, and the engine will not start until the fan turns off, which it will eventually, if one waits long enough. It will also occur with a warm engin...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Fuse #2 underhood VIN: 2MEFM74W6W
this vehicle blows fuse #2 in underhood electrical center approx every 2 months. vehicle comes in on the hook but starts once fuse is replaced. unable to duplicate problem and blow the fuse. a few months ago starter was "assumed" bad and replaced. alternator, ...

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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF14N5N
Yes I wasted a bunch of time on this one, I ended up buying the dorman fuel line repair kit and made a plastic line. It worked real slick and I am confident in the repair. Thank you everyone for your time.
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FALP62W4S
Thanks to everybody for taking the time to read and offer help. The problem ended up being a bad battery. Not enough amps in the battery. I was sitting in the vehicle and watching the dash when the A/C clutch would activate the dash lights & clock would go ver...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L oil pressure VIN: 1FTHX25F3V
so i went and replaced the main ecm with a new one and the truck started right up. and ofcourse now that the truck is fixed the customer wont even called or pick up the truck. well yeah the truck is running fine now
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L trans temp VIN: 2FMZA5340Y
Tranny shop installed an external cooler but trans continued to overheat. I asked them to check the flow to the cooler and they said it was fine. I took it for another test drive until the trans got up to 200 degrees. When I got out and put my hand on the ext...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP11311
Thanks so much to all your great responses. The PCV tube had a small hole on the bottom side. Replaced the PCV tube and valve and the customer drove it 200 miles with no problems. All symptoms gone, thanks again everyone! Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean HO2S11).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14584
A couple of things happened here all started by 1 issue. I never did understand why I had all injectors pulsing at once but the cause of the problem is a cracked piston creating so much blow by that the throttle body was completly saturated with oil. After we ...
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U17
This vehicle never did act up again, so the customer took it back. They have been driving it for over one week without any problems. There were many good replies, but it is hard to diagnose anything when everything on the car is working perfectly. The first... Trouble codes: U1900 (CAN communication bus fault - recieve error), U0002 (High speed CAN communication bus performance), B1318 (Battery Voltage Low).
2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L High speed on fan VIN: L1NHM87A45
thanks to all who took the time to reply. i fix the problem by replacing the cylinder head temp sensor located under the intake manifold. new sensor came in with a new wire connector. thanks again to all.
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