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1992 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Ignition VIN: 1FACP40M2N
The car has injector pulse and spark coming off the coil ( although it seems weak). It won't start with the key but when I turn the key to run and jump it from the starter solenoid on the fender it starts right up. Something is loosing power when the key is in...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMZU73E92
hi i have a 2002 explorer 4x4 that i just bought. the car drives fine but it shifts late at times and the trans oil is leaking from the vent hose i thought it was my pump seal so i changed that, i had drained the torque converter and transmission and put nine ...
2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L 3 &4 shift VIN: 1FAHP60A73
this t-bird is jumping when shift from second to third and jerking at four when it come to five driving normal,replace a remain transmission it is same problem ,no code at all in ecm please help
2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP36323
Welcome to my nightmare. My customer has found this gem on Craig's list, so we have no history to look at. The vehicle was brought in for a A/C service, a used car inspection and to diagnose an intermittent stalling when hot. I hate to characterize people, bu... Trouble codes: P1000 (Custromer replaced the battery before bringing it in but it passed the state emissions test my state will not pass it unless the flags are set and there are no codes.), B1499 (Left turn signal fault), B1503 (Right turn signal fault), B1318 (Low battery - Air bag memory.)
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Output Speed Sensor
This Focus came into the shop a few weeks ago with no third gear, and no 4th gear. We pulled and rebuilt the trans. Full overhaul, converter, clutches, pistons, band and some valve body work. Installed it and took it for a ride. Not long we realized that the d...
2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L compressor clutch VIN: 1FMCU0D79A
Hello all I have a 2009 ford escape with a repeat ac compressor clutch issue. Vehicle came in 3 may be 4 weeks ago with non functioning ac clutch other than the initial activation, then it would not come on again unless the vehicle was restarted. Has power and...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Overheating VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Vehicle has long history of multiple cooling system issues. Over past few months vehicle has been intermittently overheating at idle and with air conditioning on. First couple visits we could never duplicate overheat condition. Now that weather is hot again ve...
2008 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L No scan tool communication VIN: 4M2EU37E08
Car starts and runs fine. Customer took car to dealership about transmission shifting issue, and they were seeking to charge upwards of $4,000. So car was towed to us, and we test drove to check issue. Vehicle is shifting late, so we attempted to connect the c...

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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5145X
All the basics were covered in the replies and I performed all of these before I posted for help. The replies mainly went in a direction of check for vacuum leaks cloged egr ports, leaking isolator bolts, fuel psi, ignition system,maf and iac.
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14U62
A great thank you for all who replied. Well this Ranger is fixed. Repair history is such a valuable tool. Turns out this truck had a used engine installed long ago. When the engine was installed the person who did the work failed to reuse the customers fuel in... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Rich).
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