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1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FACP44E5M
Repalaced leaking heater core, straight forward job no problems with repair until roadtest. Speedo reds between 80-140mph at 20. Removed cluster and reinspect, all seems normal. Reaasm and roadtest without trim, speedo normal.Finish installing dash trim and sp...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5145X
This windstar has a hesitation when accel from a stop. If engine is under load it will sometimes stall. Engine also idles rough in p/n. It seems to smooth out some in gear. If you snap throttle with a load on it will stall almost every time. There is also a sl...
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Brake Booster VIN: 1FTSS34F1X
Many thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer us on this one! This E-350 originally came in from out of town with a hard braking complaint. FYI, this is a diesel engine with a belt driven vacuum pump, which supplies the brake booster. The brakes feel...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
Truck came in with the 2 individual cylinder misfires, but misfire counter showed all to be misfiring. When driving it feels like the fuel pump was cutting out, it is not. The running issue (misfire)only happens on acceleration or just holding rpm's up to 3000... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (p0303-), P0303 (P0316- Misfire within 1st 1000 rpm), P0316 (Misfire within 1st 1000 rpm)
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...
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.8L Fade VIN: 1FTSW21Y79
Inspected brakes for mechanical condition and looked good. Test strip fluid for moisture and test good. Bled and flushed brake fluid. Still had a pedal fade. Found brakes where done somewhere else with oe equivalent pads. This is used as a police vehicle. Inst...
2011 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L dash illumination VIN: 1FTFW1EF6B
traced electrical to s.j.b. as cause for instrument daylight illumination constantly on. ford had it in stock, we thought oh yah why would they stock fuse panels for 2 year old trucks. installed and light went out, truck would not start and had to be programed...
2010 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Pump damaged VIN: 4M2CN9HG6A
Owner came in 2 wks ago for a fuel gauge that was not working correctly. He asked to set an appointment to have it fixed. The next day, car was towed in for a crank no start---Test and found no fuel pressure. Removed the fuel tank unit and found physical damag... Trouble codes: P0456 (Small EVAP Leak detected)

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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1FAFP55U11
Ok. Thank you fellows for the helpful replies. I removed the orifice tube - no compressor debris. I did replace the tube, recharged the system an went after the blend door area again. What I found was a secondary door below the heater core that wasa disconnect...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Speedometer VIN: 2FMZA52483
I finally was able to get the speedometer not to work while I was driving it. When this happened I noticed that the odometer still worked. Also, I still had speed signal at the instrument cluster. Replaced cluster and the problem is solved.
2005 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L cyl. head VIN: 1FTZRT5E35
This customer has never returned the vehicle. I found the belt noise recommendation very interesting. These vehicles are not getting any easier to fix are they? Thanks to all who took the time to help.
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21Y47
There are 2 different types of coils available. 1 has gray boots the other has black boots. The resistance of the coils are different. Dont mix coils. Thanks Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire).
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