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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FAFP47V8W
this is a DOHC SVT cobra 4.6, apparently it only has 36,000 miles on it, came in no start. cranked it over and sounds like no compression. partial pulled valve covers off (if anyone knows how to get these valve covers off in the car let me know!) hand cranked ...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP44451
Been checking this hi idle when cold ,at start up it is 2500 rpm slowly comes back down at normal idle after approx a 2 min warm up, idles fine at operating temp..smoked air induction system looking for leaks when cold. Did notice smoke coming from egr on bott...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU03135
OK guys, got a good one here. This Escape got towed into the shop today--brand new customer. All my R.O. said is that he wanted the PCM flashed because it had been replaced and the car wouldn't start. So I go out to the car, and it starts right up. It runs wit... Trouble codes: P0354
2009 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1FMCU03739
Hi this new customer has brought this truck to me because occasionaly it will stall when parking or even when just idling in park. It did it to me it felt like it was running out of gas i cranked it over and it started but died right away.I went to get a fuel ...
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L head lights VIN: 1LNLM81WXP
Hello i have a 93 town car the headlights do not work. The tail lights and park lights come on when head switch is on, but no headlights. Headlights will work when u pull the dimmer switch in pass mode. This town car has digital dash and auto dimmer and auto d...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Heater core VIN: 2MEFM75W71
As you can see in repair history, I have done 2 too many cores on this vehicle. Had call yesterday that customer believes the core is leaking again. The car will be here Friday morning to recheck. Need some help with ideas as to any normal or unusual things to...

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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
Thanks for all the replies everyone. The vehicle is mostly fixed at this point. I say mostly fixed because the no start runs rough issue is taken care of. The fix ended up being a new ICM and PCM. I came to the conclusion that the PCM was failing after several...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1ZWFT61L9X
Seems I was chasing my tail afterall. The fuel pump was bad. Replaced pump, strainer, and like it should. Thanks for the assistance!
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