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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...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP55U11
This car came in with a complaint that the AC does not cool. initial pressure check revealed that freon charge was slightly low. After evacuating the system and recharging, it works no better. I can adjust the high side pressures from 150 to 350 with no differ...
2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L Engine noise VIN: 1FMDU75W25
Hi! I hope everyone is having a better day than me. This truck came in with coolant leaking out of intake gasket on driver side filling all spark plug holes with coolant. So, what I did was replaced intake gasket, spark plugs and coils. Started up just fine...
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L key fobs sbj VIN: 1FAHP53U87
Key Fobs worked fine before sbj replacement (or so states customer--I don't remember using key fob to lock and unlock car). Checked pinpoint tests K, I, and F listed in shopkey. Tried programming fobs using method A for a type 5 fob. Will not take. Fobs (there...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTWW33R88
Thanks in advance for any input. Customer complaint is excessive black smoke from tailpipe. No contribution issues and no drivability issues. Fuel trim data at idle cyl 1 10.0 cyl 2 15.0 cyl 3 5.0 cyl 4 -1.0 cyl 5 -1.0 cyl 6 -5.0 cyl 7 -16.0 cyl 8 -6.0. Off id... Trouble codes: P0703, P0528
2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Interior VIN: 2FABP7BV1A
local village police car came in with battery going dead. also odometer numbers going out when shut off but numbers going out and turning to dashes that stay lit. unplugged # 2 power fuse to dash and draw went away ordered and replaced inst, cluster . still sa...
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTFW1EV7A
Hey group the customer came in with the complain that the heater -a/c works only at the driver side the passenger side blows warm air always the temp doesn't change at all. I found code b1082-00 which i think has an. I like to know where to go from here!? is t...
2003 Mercury Marauder 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEHM75V33
When driving fuel pressure will deep as low as 15 psi under accel on the mechanical fuel gage hooked in line. Main question is while does fuel pressure change so drastically when hot even at idle? whats good fuel pressure for this car? Trouble codes: P0190 (Sets at random mostly under accel last freze frame shows fuel pressure at 27psi), P0171 (Freze frame showed long fuel trim at 28 and fuel pressure was 56psi at 17 mph. Sets at random), P0174

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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP3834Y
replaced maf with one out of another car this makes maf # 4 and problem seems to be fixed thanks to all who replied.
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