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1999 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L head gasket replacement VIN: 1FAFP68G9X
I am trying to decide whether to do head gaskets on this car (out of towner/traveler). It is the DOHC SVT engine and I am not seeing what I feel is the complete repair. It would appear the front cover has to come off to stabilize the timing chains- repair proc...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L parking lights VIN: 1FAFP4043Y
I have tried everything to fix this and Im at a loss. The car has no park lights,tail lights, or license plate lights but it has dash lights, head lights, turn signals and brake lights.The wiring diagram I have shows the brown wire coming out of the headlight ...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, red temp light VIN: 2FAFP74WX1
Issue: Once car warmed up either at idle or driving, car will drive normal them RED TEMP light comes on dash, CHECK ENGINE flickers and car shuts off or cuts out for second. Sometimes will restart right away or may need to sit for few minutes. Once intial stal... Trouble codes: U1262
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cam phaser VIN: 1FPTW14514
High everyone, replaced cam phasers on this vehicle because making the usual ticking noise, now engine will not idle when warm and makes a horrible rattling sound when is about to stall, below 500 rpm, also when it turns over to start it sounds funny like low ...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FTSS34SX6
Having I problem with van when idles over ten minutes it dies and has low idle,it dies but starts right back up .When driving and coming to stop idle is low.Throttle body was replaced about a year ago for similar problem and was getting check engine light at t...
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L Shudder VIN: 1FMEU53827
Hello fellow techs and thank you in advanse for any help givin. We have this sport trac 4X4 that has a shudder @ 42-44 mph. This happens while driving @ a steady speed and will also hapen SOMETIMES when you lightly press on the acc pedal. It feels like a dri...
2012 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.7L Aux SWitches VIN: 1FDUF5HT6C
Hi all. I just got a 2012 f550 service truck in the shop.It's going to be my new ride in the field and I need a little help locating a few wires.I need to install a strobe light and converter before they'll let me on the road.My question is where are the axill...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air bags VIN: 5LMFU27R83
having problems with the susspension airing up. Compressor, relay, and fueses are all good. the front well air up very slowly but the rear well air up after 3 to 4 hours later.We have checked wireing diagrams and they are not compatible with this vihicle. diag...

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1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18L4X
Thanks for the quick response. Unanimous opinion is that it needs the programming parameters reset, aftermarket scan tools don't do it, so this one is headed to the dealer. Some responses said a good locksmith can do it, in our case it's cheaper to tow it to t... Trouble codes: B1342 (Faulty Control Module), P1260 (Theft Detect Engine Disabled).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L overcharge/flicker VIN: 1FTNX21L9X
First, thank you all for your replies. Many of you pointed to wire connections or grounds. The problem ended up being the power wire to the regulator, terminal A O/LB wire. It had a poor connection where it spliced with the main power wire near the starter sol...
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