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1963 Ford Falcon 2.8L ride control VIN: 3T22U11580
Trying to help my neighbor with this Falcon. Problem is that the front springs bow outwards making it impossible to drop the shocks in. If we straighten the springs until we can get the shocks in the spring will bind on the shock. Looked at and even tried inst...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15N9K
Hello fellow techs. I,M having a problem with this truck. The truck had a dead cylinder and it was sitting for a while. I finally got time to work on it and decided to replace the motor. Motor is use from a crown victoria that was running very good. The motor ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP53S8X
Customer had car towed in with a dead battery, The system has a drain of .4 amps, Disconnected #23 fuse , GEM and drain goes away, I believe i have a gem staying engaged . In resurching IATN and Identafix, several fixes were the GEM (body contral module). Call...
2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L fuel gauge, temp gauge, interior lights VIN: 3FAFP31342
It started as an intermittent clicking sound behind the instrument cluster. Then I noticed the fuel and temp gauge flickered with the click. The interior light flickered too. I checked the relays but the clicking sound seems to be right behind the instrument c...
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 1FMZU72K23
Need some help here. Truck came in from other shop needing a motor (locked up) purchased reman motor from lkq reman. During install we found problem with original engine, it broke a valve spring and put a hole in #4 piston. Installed reman motor - no problems ...
1988 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L cooling system VIN: 1LNBM9846J
Hello:I have this Lincoln here that came in needing head gaskets replaced coolant in #3&#4 cylinders.Sent heads to machine shop for resurface and pressure test,Installed new gaskets and new head bolts.Replaced thermostat as a precaution.The problem with it now...
2006 Mercury Mariner Convenience 2.3L Smart Junction Box VIN: 4M2YU57Z06
This vehicle came in for the shifter would not release, found the shift interlock solenoid was not getting power from the smart junction box, replaced the SMB and programed with as built data from Ford, after programing the shifter was working correctly. but t...

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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP6638Y
I made another video clip, displaying the testing performed, and a PDF describing the testing in detail. The short version, is the fuel pump connector, had poor terminal tension on the power, and ground pins. The customer was advised, that if the fault occurs ...
2010 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Ipc VIN: 1FTEX1EW2A
Well I have tested battery and passed load test and electronic test. cked water level and did a hydrometer test and all are good. I agree with unplugging modules one at a time till problem goes away but first the problem needs to be present. We had the vehic...
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