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1967 Ford Bronco 4.7L Fuel Guage VIN: U15NLA5730
Hopefully some of you that have been around for awhile will remember this one. The fuel gauge on this Bronco is inop. When I checked my voltage to the gauge it is flashing like a turn signal flasher would. According to the diagram it is feed from the constant ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L radiator VIN: 2FMZA5144W
i have a 1998 ford windstar with a 3.8 engine found engine oil in the coolant overflow and in the radiator. Intake manifold lower portion was covered in oil with old original plastic gaskets,replaced with new updated metal gaskets, flushed cooling system twice...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP5321Y
Hi everybody. I hope all of you are doing OK. Then I need to ask you for your help. It;s about a 2000 Ford Taurus with 3.0L engine with 12 v. and flex fuel that keeps killing the alternators; In the last 2 months we have put 3 new alternators and 3 new battery...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FAFP53U02
We have this 2002 Taurus in the shop with very low miles. The coolant in this thing is like mud. Customer was told by lube shop it was oil but we can not tell if it oil or not. Does Fords coolant degrade that bad with such low miles? One owner with no work don...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L no nocommunication whit airbag,abs,&4x4module VIN: 1FMDU73E92
halo im here loking for some help.I have this ford exploter here and is kicking my ass; Have no commiunication whit the 4x4 module so i check all powers and grounds to the module everything looks god so we get new madule from ford, but i never check air bag co...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Right Bank VIN: 1FMZU73E72
Hi everyone, we've had this vehicle in for a misfire only on start up and at idle. As soon as the RPM's come up the misfire gos away and the vehicle runs great. It will set: P0300, P0301, P0302 and P0303. The vehicle also has a left front timing chain noise. I...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Passive Anti-Theft System VIN: 2FTRF18W63
Engine turns over, but won't start. The theft light is flashing fast and the odometer reads ---. Used Snap-on Modis scanner and found no codes in the PATS system. Checked all relays and fuses and were fine. Tried reset instructions for the PATS system using th...
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L Suspension VIN: 1FMSU43P63
we have a excursion that seems to have mind of its own. you are always correcting the steering wheel. truck wonders /drifts one way or the other. we had put some ball jionts in truck awhile back. after another inspection we decided to install another set off b...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L radio VIN: 1FMYU93153
this truck came a month ago because the battery was always dead after a night .i try the truck and it goes fine no battery drain after 45 min so at the end of the day i try the truck again and i find that the radio stay on even if you're out of the truck whit ...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FDSE35L56
Hello all:I have this vehicle that came in 6 months ago with no charging system and istrument cluster not working.Found fuse #14 blown replaced it and gauges started working after testing alternator was bad and replaced it.Since then it has been back 3 times w...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Reverse lights VIN: 1FTNF21566
I got a 2006 f 250 4x4 came to the shop with reverse lights on in all gears even in park lights on.First i looked on transmission to find the neutral switch to run some checks but on this model is inside the tranny.I am also getting a code P0446 for the canist...

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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Timing Cover VIN: 1FTZR15X8X
Thanks to all who replied. General consensus was the pan does not have to be removed. Your Right..pan does not need to come off. In fact, this was one of the easier covers I've done...piece of cake. Customer was given a worst case and a best case price...He go...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Noise VIN: 1FMZU73W73
Well we found metal in the oil so we are not sure where the customer wants to go next. Thank you for your help.
2007 Ford Focus S 2.0L air distribution VIN: 1FAHP37N27
Found broken 'mode cable' and replaced. All air positions now working. Part was approximately $45.
2007 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Pcm VIN: 3FAHP08107
Ok. Customer opted for new PCM. Tried a used on just to see and it will not work unless programed like most of you said. VIN must match. Thank you for all of your help.
2009 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Stall VIN: 2FAHP71V79
We replaced the MAF sensor, PNDL switch and reflashed the computer. Also inspected all wiring, power and grounds. Inspected engine mounts and bushings. We are still having the same problem, very intermintant on wet days only. Trouble codes: P061B.
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