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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L misc body function VIN: 1FTEX27L8V
Vehicle came to me about 5 weeks ago with a LOT of electrical problems. Battery discharging overnight, lights flashing,etc. with keys out of the ignition. With vehicle starting or running the starter would engage or try to engage randomly.(I did not record ori...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L interior lights VIN: 1FTYR14V8X
I need to identify the relays under the dash. I cannot find the identification of the relays anywhere.
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Speedo jumps to 120 VIN: 1FAFP44411
I have one i haven't seen before...The speedo goes up to 120 mph at approx speed of 30 mph...When it hits 120 mph car cut's out as if the chip is shutting down engine.I have ohmed out speed sensor and a new one was installed, to no avail!! Idea's please?
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31P33
When engine is hot, it runs absolutely fine, sounds good, lots of power, starts good, etc. But vehicle will barely start in the morning. I cycled glow plugs 3 times, then cranked engine for 15 seconds straight. It puffs white smoke from tail pipe as each cylin... Trouble codes: P0266 (Cylinder 2 contribution or balance malfunction)
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L unknown
Hello, sorry about not having the VIN number on this one. I forgot to write it down and am at home. I have this Explorer that will make a loud banging, clunking and a pretty heavy vibration while making a left turn. Turning to the right does not seem to have n...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTSW21RX8
Hey Ford diesel guys, need some input. I am quite familiar with 6.0 problems but still haven't had much experience with the 6.4. The customer can drive this vehicle normally day to day & have no problem but if he drives it hard or pulls a load with it the cool...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A24
This LS came in with constant misfires on cyl 1&2. It has been to several other shops to no avail. The PCM is not grounding the injectors. Swapped coils, injectors, plugs. Compression tested, checked coil and injector resistance. Checked Vacuum. Stress-tested ... Trouble codes: P035X

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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10U0V
I suspect that the timing chain slipped(wish I had the cam sync tool) or has a broken valve spring, asked the service writer to get the OK for engine teardown but he decided to just quote a new engine. The owner of the vehicle(local state college) decided they...
2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Torqe Convertor VIN: 1FMDU75WX5
After 24 years in this buisness i still can't figure customers out. I told him with what i found and your replies we were going through the valve body and replacing the convertor. He has me order a reman from the dealer to install. Installed and no slip, down ...
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