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1996 Ford F-250 Eddie Bauer 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F5T
Thanks in advance to everyone. I have my 96 F-250 7.3 powerstroke. It cranks but does not start i had it plugged it and still no start. i scanned for a code and got P1280 ICP sensor open or short to ground. I replaced the sensor and still no start but the code... Trouble codes: P1280 (ICP sensor)
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Rear wheel bearings VIN: 1FAFP45X4W
The car has the typical growling noise from the back that bad wheel bearings make so we replaced both with SKF brand bearings, used Mobil 1 75W-140 fluid and a bottle of Motorcraft XL3 additive. Afterwards the same noise is still there. Could the axleshafts be...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L perfonmance VIN: 1FTSS34L22
the vehicle has a misfire under load, approximately at 60 miles per hour. check engine light does not come on. Misfire does not happen all the time. no codes are found. system does not pick up the misfire. when coils and plugs were replaced vehicle ran great, ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L engine VIN: 1FTWW33P84
Recieved the truck not to long ago with a shreaded water pump and broken belt. The customer said they heard a "pop" (guessing the belt breaking) didnt know what it was but kept driving untill the truck finally died on them about 2 miles later. We replaced the ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L forward drum VIN: 1FTPW14584
Hey guys : I have this 4r70w transmission that have a broken forward drum where the clutch snap ring seats. Truck came in with no reverse we replace the broken reverse band and it ran fine, 3days later it back with no forward disassembly tranny and found forwa...
2008 Ford Focus S 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAHP34N08
car came in with no start, checked power and ground to transceiver good, replace it still get 1600 most of time 1602 once in a while. got different cluster checked tx/rx wires from transceiver good same issue got a second transceiver, same. powers and grounds ... Trouble codes: B1600, B1602
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNLM81WXS
This car belongs to my Father-in law, and the issue is so random and intermittent that it's almost impossible to catch. Car dies, at any speed, accelerating, decellerating, cruising, coming to a stop, it can be cold, hot or warm (engine temp), any weather. It ...
2007 Mercury Montego Premier 3.0L Compressor VIN: 1MEHM42127
Intermittently this compressor makes a loud rattling noise for a second or two on engagement and it spits a small amount of refrigerant out of the pressure relief valve on the line assembly. Doesn't do it every time, does it more often after the car has sat fo...

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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
I'm Going To Close This For Now. Will Update When It's Finished. I Pulled The Right Valve Cover Because #1 Had No Compression And Found A Rocker Arm Off. I Was Able To Get It Back On Easily. Seems Like The Lifter Wasn't Pumped Up. Anyways, Got Rocker In Place... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire).
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L control head VIN: 1FAHP56S53
sorry about not posting all the tests and checks, this is a friends car and he is trying to fix this himself. he lost his job and doesn't have a lot of money,we changed the in car temp sensor late last night and now everything is working fine. thanks to everyo...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L hydro boost VIN: 1FTSW31P44
PATRICK YOU"VE WON!!! Thanks to all that played. No signs of any exhaust leaks, swapped bearing hubs and no more noise.Actually, havent fixed it. Customer said leave it like that ! He hasnt been back yet, but ill keep looking for him, because we all know he wi...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L no 4th gear
Put a new direct clutch drum in it. Put it together. I have a air test plate for this trans (highly recommend) the direct drum would not engauge. long story short, found someone had put in a restrictor in the case for the direct drum, the orfice size must have...
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