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1993 Ford Escort GT 1.8L Clutch VIN: 1FAPP1289P
This car came in with a bad clutch. Changed clutch with a NEW pressure plate, disc and throw out bearing from Auto Zone. The flywheel was flat and did not show signs of having hard spots. New clutch worked great for 2 weeks then the car comes back in with a lo...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, dies VIN: 1FTJW35FXS
We been dealing with this truck dying while driving and wont restart for a few months. Eventually we narrowed it down to restriction in inlet fuel pickup in both fuel tanks. The plastic pickup screen broke into many small pieces and would get sucked into the t...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14V4Y
This vehicle originally came in with a P0401: Insufficient EGR, code. Customer complained of "No Power", and "Unable to Accelerate". Checked DPFE(Exhaust Gas Pressure sensor), with scanner. Reading was .15 volts so replaced sensor. Vehicle still acted like it ... Trouble codes: U1262 (SCP Data fault for J1850 BUS)
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Low Beam Headlamps VIN: 1FTWW31R58
Customer complaint is of inoperative low beam headlamps. Vehicle is a plow truck & also has remote start system installed (appears to be a Ford system.) Found low beam headlamps WILL work, but after a short (less than 3 second) delay. Vehicle is not equipped w...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L Odor In Cab VIN: 1FDXX47R08
When you drive vehicle normal, stop and go traffic, every once in a while you get a very strong odor which smells like you are lighting up some charcol. The only pattern seems to be stop and go traffic and to be at a stop for several minutes.Then there is a li...
2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM97V52
Thank you all who take the time to read my rant, this car is on my last nerve. My post is probably more of a rant then a tech request ;) Customer was driving up from california to washington and noted the vehicle was harder to stop due to idle staying to high...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55S8Y
I'm ready to pull my hair out on this on..came in for no start..will fire for about one second but then i lose spark and injection pulse..have replaced cam and crank sensor..have ohmed wires for cam and crank sensor..replaced the ecm battery and started..if i ...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Surge, Stall VIN: 4M2DU86W83
have a buzzing noise and vibration thru the air intake, really bad if you lift up air cleaner, can't figure out why. also starts surging when this happens. have put on 2 iac's. what am i missing??? going bald over this one.
2007 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4M2CU871X7
The problem i am getting out of this truck is the #5 coil keeps shorting out. When it comes back with the misfire coil will not fire but i still have noid light. I can swap coils and it will follow coil. This will be the third time i have changed coil. Im thin...

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1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L idle VIN: 3FAFP15P3X
I end up replacing pcv valve and hose,hose was cracked in diferent areas, I reset ecm, I been waiting for customer to call me but hasn't call, so I belived problem is fix thank you everybody, most likely it was the pcv valve.
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L evaporator case
sorry for this delay the problem in this truck is clogged evaporator core tanks for the help
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Starting VIN: 1FTPW14505
New PATS Transceiver but still no crank. Customer stated had a clicking noise in relay box at time of no crank. Checked relays and found a/c clutch relay bad. Oddly that fixed the truck. Unable to explain looking at wiring diagram. Thanks for all the help...
2006 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA56246
Well we are getting a different engine for this van. #6 cylinder has cracked ring. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0300, P0306.
2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L shifting VIN: 1FMZK05156
thanks to all who sent info , it was all a big help , it was a control valve , but since i dont want to pay 1100 for a valve body we got a trans with a broken housing for free and just changed the metronic unit , and did a fluid and a flush
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hard Start/No Power
So after further investigation and advise from other members, I removed the upper fuel filter and turned key on briefly, air came in with fuel, I adapted my fuel pressure test kit to bleed fuel off with engine running, has lots of air in it, turned engine off ...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Fuse #2 underhood VIN: 2MEFM74W6W
unfortunately the customer was unwilling to spend any money on futher diagnosis and decided to pick up vehicle.
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Pcm VIN: 1MEFM58U02
The motorcraft people e-mailed me back along with a picture of what they got when they punched in the vin of my car. Theirs only showed axle ratio 3.77. Not the axle ratio 3.77 Final drive ratio like mine shows when I punch it in. They said it must have somet...
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