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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L fluid VIN: 1FTNW21F9Y
Hello technicians. I have a simple question for the transmission experts. This truck is in great condition and has a lot of miles. He has owned it since 20000 miles and has never changed the transmission fluid. He is on the fence about doing is and I am. So I ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Engine mechanical VIN: 1FTWW33F7Y
7.3L powerstroke. I work on lots of Ford diesels and have an IDS and have checked the usual stuff. Truck came in with a loud knocking noise that goes away above 1000 RPM. The noise is so loud and heavy it feels like someone banging on the floor pan with a hamm...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTNX21F1Y
This truck will run fine for a few days then it acts up and will barely run. Mil will only come on when it acts up. The only code that is there is p1316. If you wait awhile and try it the truck will run fine. It is very intermintent. I have checked grounds and...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Steering effort VIN: 1FAFP53283
Hi there everyone, I have this 03 taurus, pushrod 3.0L, it intermittently is hard to turn the steering wheel at idle speed, if I rev the engine a bit then it works fine, I unfortunately do not have a power steering pressure test kit so I am just looking for an...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L battery goes dead VIN: 1FTPX14VX6
Customer took to dealer, they said battery was defective and replaced, then told customer when he took it back that the remote start was the problem, I disconnected it, removed the 3 30 amp fuses. Problem even before the battery was replaced the truck goes dea...
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L front suspension VIN: 1ZVFT80N76
I have this mustang that can figure out a knocking, rattle noise from front end over bumps, potholes, or washboard roads. We replace both front lower control arm assembles from ford because the bushings were bad. we replace struts and strut mounts, lubed all p...

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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L power steering VIN: 2FTHF25H2N
Well we can call it fixed.The combination of a good rebuilt part always helps. The third p/s pump(atsco) seems to have fixed it. I will never use any cardone parts again, which is why napa is dropping them. When i installed this pump i hooked lines up first, f...
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