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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Pcm ? VIN: 1FTNX21LXY
Hi all i could use some directions on this ford! this ford is new to the owner there is no history on it.! he bought that truck used according to the customer the truck was running fine for a month or so! now the issue is first start up in the morning the engi...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L timing VIN: 1FTYR10D81
this one for the ford techs out there the vehicle came for a head job , head was removed now trying to put this thing together. I've got the cams aligned with a plate in the back of the cams,I also put the pin on the side of the block to put the crank in tdc ,...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA574X2
This vehicle came in with a serious miss and the cust concern was would it leave him stranded. With the scan tool we retrived two codes related to the missfire, 302 and 316. We replaced the spark plugs because they looked so bad and paying special attention to... Trouble codes: P0302 (2 missfire), P0316 (Missfire detected at start up)
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU72K23
Ok so this car originally had a rough idle. We found low compression in one cylinder (apprx 55 psi in one hole onle, the rest were 120). We took valve cover off and found the cam to have badly worn lobes. Removed and replaced cam aswell as the associated rocke...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF57P14
I hope this one can help someone else.This monster had an egr cooler that filled the motor full of antifreeze.Removed engine,Removed cylinder heads dump water out of cylinders and turbo and intake.upgrade oil tubes in oil manifollds and reoring all nessary ite...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14584
This vehicle died going down the road. I discovered the bank 2 cam phaser had come apart due to sludged up engine and loss of oil to the left head. The cylinder head has been replaced and it has a new camshaft, cam phaser, timing chain guides, tensioners, a ne... Trouble codes: P0022 (Int cam position timing over retarded - bank 2)
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Shift Interlock VIN: 1FMYU93195
Have an Escape here that the shift interlock will not operate cold.. It's -14C here today and vehicle sat outside all night and sure enough customer concern verified. Just curious if anyone has run into this before. Once vehicle warms up a bit it works fine. I...
2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L alternator VIN: 1ZVFT82H76
Hi, We have a 2006 Mustang gt 4.6 3v with an intermittent charging isssue. As we tested the vehicle, no loads at idle it charged at 14.2-14.4 volts. Customer concerned about intermittent battery light with battery being discharged on her way home. Of course Au...

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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L improper shifting VIN: 1FTNF20F51
Vehicle is fixed. Rechecked plug on trans okay, code kept coming up open circuit pressure solonoid A. Tested at connector below master cylinder and got reading of 6 ohms for solonoid A. Took a shot at replacing solonoid pack with a used one from another vehicl...
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMCU93104
Thanks everyone, You were all right on the money. Kind of what I suspected too but just needed some reassurance. excessive exhaust backpressure ahead of the rear bank cat. Customer declined repairs at this time and will probably trade the vehicle. Thanks again...
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAFP37N85
Replaced seal again with a factory seal also applying sealant around outer edge of seal. Appears good at this point, thanks for the help
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