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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L 1-2 and 2-3 shift VIN: 1FAFP55U03
Long sad story. We have done many of these taurus/windstar AX4Ns in the past with stripped pump shafts. Never had a problem, the miles were so low on this car I almost just put a converter in it, but wanted to make sure it was all Ok. I have a friend locally w...
2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12V17
This truck was brought to us two months ago with what appeared to be a misfire. We determined that it needed new plugs and boots. After repacement the truck ran better and smoother. Truck was again brought back to us about one month later with a faint gasoline... Trouble codes: P0420
2007 Ford E-250 4.6L Heater VIN: 1FTNE24W77
I have this e-250 van that will not change from defrost to heat(floor)mode.the vacuum switch on the dash control has resistance when you turn to different positions,as if it's still ok,but when you move it to different positions,you don't hear any doors moving...
2007 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3FAHP021X7
This is a new customer who is complaining about his car dropping from 27-29 mpg to 22.4 mpg. After asking him about driving habits, summer vs. winter mileage and other factors he is adamant that the nothing has changed except the mileage. I scanned for codes a...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Pcm VIN: 1MEFM58U02
One for you FOMOCO dealer guys. Got this 02 SABLE that had the PCM replaced to cure an intermittent no crank security with a B1601 code. I got called in because I have the IDS to program and diagnose the original no crank problem. Owner of the shop called me w...
2003 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1MEFM50U53
Well just about everyone in town has had their turn at this one so I figure with your help we can fix it. It will start and run good almost all the time and then die at cruise speed or at a stop sign, just when ever it feels like it. It died 4 times before I c... Trouble codes: P0320

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1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L clutch slips VIN: 1FALP6538V
We pulled the transmission out again and put the old parts next to the new parts to compare. The problem was obvious. The flywheel was clocked wrong when it was machined so it held constant pressure on it allowing the clutch to slip. Thank you for your suggest...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14XXW
thanks for the help , replaced the intake manifold gaskets&maf sensor, customer said would live with bad tack. Trouble codes: P0171, P0172.
2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L head VIN: 1FTPW12V26
Well thanks for all the input. I lifted the body up, easier than pulling the motor. The reason why is the way the plug broke. The metal pin in the center of the porcelin stayed in, but it broke just below the surfice, the pusher tool could not push it in far e...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTWW31P26
Well this 6.0 broke both rocker arms on #3 cylinder, Thinking we would finally have the issue (thumping sound out intake) fixed the customer agreed to replace both heads, Cab off/back on, new heads from Ford. Runs great now! THUMPING SOUND ONCE WARM OUT INTAKE... Trouble codes: P0275.
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSW21P27
After diliberating with several Engine Builders in the area and the results are in. Stuff happens. There is no way we caused this. Nor would the engine rebuilders have caght it if the heads were tested because who pulls valves apart if all tests good with dust...
2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 4.6L Door Actuator VIN: 1XVHT85H58
Thank you for your replies. All told me what I need to do, but what I was hoping for was to learn abut a common, pattern failure. Not the case this time. Customer lives far away, will not be back to shop for a couple of months, so I will tear down his interio...
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMCU93128
Well i have got a used transfer case for the escape that i plan to put in as soon as i get time and will let you guys know how it turns out.Sorry it took so long to close this but as most of you know used car guy can be a pain to deal with.Thanks for all the h...
2008 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L hyd. system VIN: 1FMCU02Z18
Well it turned out to be the Hyd control unit. I assume this doesn't happen very often because it had to come from the factory. I also had to take to the local dealer to have the unit programmed as my Solus wouldn't do the job. I am not happy with the pedal he...
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