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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L 4th speed overdrive VIN: 1FAFP6538W
My own personal vehicle with 194500 on the odometer and there is a remanufactured CD4E four-speed transmission with 28k miles on the trans since the October, 2012 installation. On my way to work this morning on the highway around 70 MPH - the transmission drop...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTSW31F82
This truck came into our shop with a charging problem. We checked alternator output (11.3v) at idle for 2 minutes and then we hear a stumble and alt. Output jumps to 13.2v also new batteries go dead in 2 days. We checked amp draw with key off and found 4.5amp ...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Pcm Program VIN: 1FTRW07663
4.6/4R70W swapped to 5.4/E40D...can anybody help with info on whether or not the pcm in the truck can just be reflashed to run the 5.4/E40D or do i need to get another pcm to start with,if so any ideas on a good part # for a pcm.truck runs now but i no the tra...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR45E93
truck came in cust thinking was not shifting right found that #3 cyl was missing under load and even feels like misses at idle slightly checked coil plugs wires cam sensor it has a steady 18 to 20 inch vacuum 62 pounds fuel pressure cleaned mass air flow senor... Trouble codes: P0303
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L hydraulic VIN: 1FTSX215X5
Vehicle was at another shop for the same problem .They did front Brakes [pads] and a brake fluid flush. Truck has poor brakes and low pedal.Creeps to floor only with engine running. Replaced front calipers [Seized pins] and Master cylinder.Serviced rear brakes...
2006 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Bearing
Need some help on this 06' Ford Freestar. It is just a front wheel drive. Replaced R/F axle and got a new retaining nut from dealer. My literature sources for axle nut torque is all over the place and has me wondering which is correct. One book says 259-350 ft...
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L cruise control VIN: 1MEFM55S61
Customer complaind of no cruise control Light flashes once on start up On board diag from shopkey will not work will not flash codes Tried a used tranducer with same result snapon solus pro does not offer an option to see if cruise is being requested any thoug...

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1986 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L TPS reading wrong VIN: 2FTJW35L0G
I obtained a "new" EEC-V box with the proper hardware code of ML1-441. I had similar problems flashing it in the vehicle. Did a bench flash of the original EEC and it runs fine. Recently (yesterday evening) heard back from the author of the software. After fla... Trouble codes: P0122 (Low TP), P0144 (Bank 1 Sensor 2 HEGO heater), P0385 (Crank sensor B), P0452 (Purge system pressure sensor).
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Blower motor VIN: 3FALP6533V
Well guys it was the I/P fuse box, although when I was checking the engine compartment fuse box I found that the big red wires going to the 80 amp fuse were melted down. Needs a wiring harness and 2 fuse boxs. Bottom line is car isn't worth fixing. I've seen t...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L lambda VIN: 2FMDA5149X
Customer took it to another shop. He was ok with it. understood that sometimes we (techs) can be stumped. he said he would let me know if he got it fixed and what fixed it... He said Lower intake manifold gaskets. still bummed on this one. I had checked the lo...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FTRW08L31
Thanks for all the help. The ecm isn't reading line pressure correctly. We load tested the power and grounds again and put a mechanical gauge on it and found the ecm reading and actual line pressure were off by 40 psi in gear give or take. koeo reading on line...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L Right side cataylic converter VIN: 1FTSE34LX3
I appreciate everyones input, you have sent me into the right direction. I had a overly rich condition caused by a dry rotten hose from the throttle body to the the Vapor canister purge valve. The 3/8 diameter hose was conneted to mainfold vacuum. I replaced...
2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty FX4 6.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31R79
This wonderful piece of engineering is repaired. I checked for the reflash option and found that it had the latest already installed. So I went ahead with the new pump and harness. The work was performed with the cab on, it appeared to be about the same pain e... Trouble codes: P0088.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W4Y
yes! the used pcm reprogramed with no problem..had a little trouble relearning the pats key...finally took... 2 keys required, cycle each key 5 times,ignition off to run 3 seconds in each position.. thank you for the replies..
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