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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Cooling VIN: 3FASP13J1S
Just wondering here since gas is 3.75 and this car runs,drives,shifts fine...The heater core is leaking and its a steering,dashboard,center console removal & 7 hrs shop time I think, I have no issue doing it,just wondering if anyone has ever short cutted it li...
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?
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTZR45E62
Hello Everyone, this Ranger has me stumped. The Customer Stated that when driving along in tyhe snow, when a plow would pass him the snow cloud from the plow would make it cut out for 1 to 2 seconds, it has progressivly gotten to the point of when there is a s...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L cam phazer/chain VIN: 1FTPW14544
Seeing this truck for the first time, came in running really poorly, had rich bank 1 and coil primary A codes present, scanner showed 56 degrees camshaft timing advance at idle on bank 1, normal bank 2, camshaft timing didnt change off idle bank 1, normal bank...
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX31P07
This truck came in for a hard start when cold. Was running good when hot. It had 3 cylinder contribution codes. I replaced 3 injectors ( I did try to talk the customer into all 8, but couldnt). After repair the truck would run good cold but did have a long cra...
2009 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Fuel Tank VIN: 1FMCU93G79
Customer is complaining that he cannot put gas in. It kicks back at him while filling. We have come across older escapes that ford recommended a re-route of vent hose because of freezing but this vehicle does not apply. It has an easy fill system (no gas cap)I...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28R64
Well I have this thorn in my side called a Lincoln.The mil is on for the ever so common p0171 and p0174.I smoked the intake to start with and found the EGR valve leaking smoke.Now I know that's common on fords but how much of a leak is too much?The fuel pressu... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2)

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1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Misfire, Hard Trans Shift VIN: 1FTHX26G4P
First off I would like to thank everybody for the help that they provided. It made me go back to basics and truly figure out the cause of this problem. the fix ended up being a new distributor. This vehicle had 2 distributors installed and i just naturally ass...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L 5-4 shift? VIN: 1FMZU75W72
Well after a lot of test driving and chekced missfire data we went with the tps. Drove it four days in a row and was unable to get it to act up. Customer has had vehicle now for 2 weeks and has had no issues. Thanks for all the input guys.
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMSU43P03
Well it is not fixed yet but we found the problem. Thanks to all who replied. I did a compression test to see if we had a low cylinder or at least see if I had a cylinder full of fuel. #1 HAD ZERO COMPRESSION. Looks like maybe that was the injector that didn't...
2007 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L Fuel gauge VIN: 1FTYR10D17
Ok going to close this befor time runs out. I am still working on this problem. I ohmed out ht wires today and got these results. All grounds are good, yel/vio wire for the sending unit to instrument cluster is 1.7 ohms, vio/wht wire from inertia switch to fue...
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