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1995 Ford F-350 Eddie Bauer 7.3L vacum assist VIN: 1FTJW35F0S
need some brake experts help, this is one of our longtime customers, the symtom is that when you push the brake pedal 4-5 time with in 2 minutes, the pedal gets hard. we replaced the vacum pump, no help we replaced the booster, and the line(we eliminated the v...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
Car was driven in. On test drive, verified pinging, and bucking/jerking. Car had 1/8 tank of fuel, filled with premium and drove again, bucking/jerking seemed to go away. Pinging very evident from 2000 rpm up. Below 2000 rpm car seems to drive normal, no hesit... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L timing chain VIN: 1FMZU32E5W
This truck came in with a rattling noise in the right rear cylinder head. We diagnosed the problem as the chain tensioner gone bad. Customer approved engine removal and all chains & tensioners replaced. After the work we started it up and it was quiet at first...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Canister Vent Valve VIN: 1FAFP3435Y
Car came in with these two codes p0443 and p0455. So i made sure that the vapor management valve was working and with my scanner i can turn it on and off when i turn this valve on the car turns off, so im sure its working, when i did the smoke test the vent va...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35LXY
Vehicle will not start will just crank and sputter for a second it will run barely on starting fluid. I Thought maybe i had the timing wrong so i reset it and still same problem. Changed fuelpump and filter truck had been sitting for three years apart Trouble codes: P0320, P0340
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP34354
Hello everyone we had this one for a while about 3 month 1st time code p0171 , 2nd time it came back 1 month later p0171, 3rd 1 month later po171 , cust. Left it at first it was ok stft 4-6 ltft 1-3 let run for 1 hour drove it it was ok . Check it in the morni... Trouble codes: P2195 (Lean)
1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L Brake bleeding/hard pedal VIN: 1LNCM93E2M
We have a 1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC with a brake problem. The initial concern was a high/hard brake pedal, and no power assist. This vehicle has a electric brake booster, as opposed to a vacuum booster. The hydraulic pump for the booster was not coming on, and...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Oil Pressure Light VIN: 1LNFM81W5W
For all Ford techs, this lincoln came in with a concern of oil on the drive way, installed new aftermarket oil pressure switch. heres where it gets weird, the light turns on with pressure but with the vehicle off the light turns off as well. tried three differ...

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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE14HXT
been a week plus now, so caling it fixed. thanks all for the wiring info it was right on. heres one Reply 1Report Abuseok John from Utah May 8, 2013 6:17:09 PMalldata does have it, but just in case here you are; red is the power feed for the heater, red/whit...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.6L Transfer case,differential VIN: 1FMZU73W84
Thanks for all of your replies.After looking at the tire and talking to to the customer ,he didn't notice the problem until he put on the spare tire.I measured the tires and there was 2.50 difference in the rear tires.Put on a new set and its fixed.Thanks to a...
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA52294
Thanks for all the help. Replacing the sensor was the fix. Scoping the signal wire from the sensor itself showed the same spike in voltage as the PID showed in the data stream. A small glitch, but enough to set the code. Peace be with you! Trouble codes: P0193 (Fuel Rail Pressure A Circuit High Input).
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Degas tank & Radiator VIN: 1FDXE45P55
Thank all 20 of you that have replied to my help request. I guess this is the first one of these 6.0's that has ruptured its oil cooler and puked its guts into the engine coolant. What a freaking mess. We went with a BulletProof brand EGR cooler and a new OEM ...
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