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1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L Differential VIN: 1FAFP4444X
This mustang needs a differential assy. I can only find one locally that does not have abs which my car does. My question is, can one change the axles and caliper-backing plate and have it work. The used rear im looking at is the same gear ratio & ring gear si...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21L81
This 5.4 has a strange problem, It runs great but intermittently it will at idle began to lose cyl #1 through #4, Cylinder contribution will show 25-35% loss and will idle very poorly, Then will clear up and run great, idle in shop for 10 minutes and all the s... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172, P1131, P1132
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2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMSU43P03
I need some advice on a 6.0 PowerStroker. We work on them a little so I am fairly familiar with them. I own a 7.3 which I prefer, but anyway...This Excursion came in on the hook. They drove to Utah from the east coast after replacing 7 injectors. (Sounded like...
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2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55SX4
Can't figure this thing out, hope one of you ford guys can help me. Checked codes and found codes for ignition coils on cylinders 1, 2, 4. Switched coils, from known good cylinders to bad, no change. Replaced plugs. Noid light flashes at coil connectors. Compr... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil a primary circuit), P0352 (Ignition coil b primary ciruit), P0354 (Ignition coil d primary circuit)
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2006 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L timing VIN: 1FTYR10D36
We inherited this job. Original problem was engine used 2 quarts between fuel fills. When we received the truck it would hardly idle. If driven down the road it will pull OK in 2 gear, high RPM's. If attempting to drive in any higher gear it won't pull. An...
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2007 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Fuel gauge VIN: 1FTYR10D17
Hello again everyone. I have this ranger in here that we have been trying to get it to act up enough to fix a no start at times. Never will not start long enough to find the problem. Anyway the fuel gauge is working backwards(Full=empty and empty=full). Figure...
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2012 Ford F-150 XL 3.5L Steering VIN: 1FTFX1ET4C
We just purchased 3 new 2012 f-150 4x4 trucks and was told these trucks cannot have snowplows installed. We are being told that with the electronic steering that the plows will not operate correctly. Is this true...if so there will be alot of really upset f-15...
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1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMRU27L2W
Vehicle brought to shop for a misfire, performed scan diagnostics and no codes found, performed cyl contribution test and found a 2-two second miss fire on every cylinder in order of the firing order. When it completes all cylinders it recycles again and has a...
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2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L steering box VIN: 1LNHM82W6Y
Not sure if this is an actual problem or a customer issue. Customer reports that he used to be able to release the steering wheel after making a turn, and the steering wheel would return to the neutral position if he simply let go of the steering wheel. It no ...
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1993 Mercury Capri 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 6MPCT01Z2P
This car belongs to a customer that has moved to Temecula California, it has failed the emissions test there, looking for a shop in Temecula area to repair problem. Car passed its emissions test in Arizona.
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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L dumping fuel VIN: 1FMCU24X0P
After all injectors , plugs, wires , fuel pressure regulator were all replaced it was the PCM that finally solved the last of the problems . The plugs were burned and two of the injectors were bad and leaking . Thanks for all of the help but f.y.i. When a vehi...
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2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Charging VIN: 1FMYU92183
After two aftermarket new alternators and one dealer reman the vehicle still didn't charge. One of the replies that I received was two get a "new" Bosch,which was OE for that vehicle. Worked fine!. There were a few other good replies but most of them repeated ...
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2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FMFU18L44
I RECOMMENDED THE CUSTOMER GO BACK TO DEALER FOR A POSSIBLE REPROGRAM IF I HEAR FROM THEM I WILL REPOST.
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTWW31P76
THANK YOU FOR ALL UR REPLIES IT ENDED UP BEING THE TURBO WAS SIEZED ON THE DISK IN THE CENTER
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2MEFM74W2W
We did get this vehicle repaired with replacement of the intake gaskets. Had suspected intake from the start but after checking for leakage more than once and not finding a solid leak I turned to iATN. Several of you had the same feelings about the intake. The...
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