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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L pump
I cant view the topics because I am not a paid member. I had this vehicle just today and I replaced the pump because it was noisy. I didn't see any visible leaks anywhere. I got the pump all in and I bled the system by turning back and forth a bunch of times a...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L warning light VIN: 1FMYU04161
Recently this vehicle was out of town and needed repairs, they replaced left lower ball joint,front pads and rotors, l/f wheel bearing and air filter. After repairs the brake warning light on dash illuminates after about two min of normal driving. If vehicle i...
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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)
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2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Rear A/C VIN: 2FMZA522X4
Front a/c works fine but no cold air from rear i have rear expansion valve and compressor with same pressures and circumstances it almost seems like it is low of refrigerant tried adding 1 lb with no effect
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1968 Lincoln Continental 7.5L Power Steering VIN: 8Y82A84030
No power steering assist at idle, works well at higher RPM. This is a crankshaft-driven pump mounted to front of timing cover, behind harmonic balancer, so no belt to fuss with. PS pressure also operates hydraulic windshield wipers. They function normally at...
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2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W4Y
I was posting this help request to ask if anyone has been successful at reprograming a used pcm in this kind of vehicle. the original pcm has a problem that keeps the cooling fan running all the time and a 2 hard codes for cyl. head temp, hi and lo. Of course ...
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1966 Ford Mustang 4.7L choke operation VIN: 9F07C38153
I wasn't able to find an electric coil that didn't interfere with the pulloff mechanism, so I adjusted it to the best of my ability, and sent it off, realizing that the thing is unlikely to be driven when its cold out anyway. I tell lots of people their old c...
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Brake Booster VIN: 1FTSS34F1X
So this one isn't out the door yet, but it's all buttoned up and fixed. Another reman vacuum pump solved it. Many thanks to everyone who replied so quickly. No one hit the nail on the head, but Alex from Georgia and Bill from Florida got me thinking along the...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L PCM lockout VIN: 1FTRX18L21
I replaced the Cluster with a used part same miles, put everything back together. I then bought 2 new PATS keys, towed truck to dealer and had PATS programmed and all is well. Tossed both old keys. I was trying to cover all the bases by the time I sent it to t...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L PCM lockout VIN: 1FTRX18L21
I replaced the Cluster with a used part same miles, put everything back together. I then bought 2 new PATS keys, towed truck to dealer and had PATS programmed and all is well. Tossed both old keys. I was trying to cover all the bases by the time I sent it to t...
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2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP60A03
Thanks to each and everyone of the 17 of you that took time out of your busy schedule to assist me with my problem child, the T-Bird with an overheating issue. While I can't say it is fixed, I can report that I've made enough headway, that the car can be drive...
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2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L MIL Lamp on, limp-mode VIN: 5LMEU27A8Y
The wires on the right side of the transmission bell housing were found bare without insulation. Received lots of replies that were spot on. The customer apparently could not afford to fix the car and took it back. Thanks to those who took time to help.
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