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1997 Ford F-350 Lariat 7.3L Turbo VIN: 1FTJW35FXV
Turbo is not boosting. I'm not a diesel tech. I have read and understand the theory and operation. Can anyone tell me how to check the turbo syst and its elect components. I don't want to replace a good turbo. Thanks for all your help. Great group of Techs on...
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 ...
1989 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L Alternator VIN: 1LNBM82F2K
This started out as another techs job. After 2 alts, Boss gives it to me. Ran all the tests alldata has and it keeps coming back to alt bad. I've done volt drops on the cables and the alt and everything checks out. If I full field the alt, it charges up to 15....
1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Timing Chain Tensioner VIN: 4M2ZU52E3W
Replaced head gaskets, sent heads to machine shop for valve job, reassembled using all proper tools for setting timing, installed all new timing chains, guides & tensioner, started engine, ran fine for about 2 minutes then primary timing chain began making noi...
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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1963 Ford Falcon 2.8L ride control VIN: 3T22U11580
Most replies stated probably an issue with the spring perches. I took the factory ones off and cleaned all the crud off. Found grease fittings underneath. The replacement ones were rock solid. Think Ford must have modified them sometime after 1963. the first r...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L 4wd light on VIN: 1FTPX14566
hello sorry for delay but I was waiting on customer to bring vehicle back in ,the vacum solenoid was the problem thanks for all the replies
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