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1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L eng. VIN: 1FTHF26H5P
In advanced thanks to everyone for your help. This truck came to me severly overheated to the point it would not restart. filled cololing system and cranked eng. collant shot out of eng. rad. opening. Pulled eng. and sent it out to be rebuilt. As stated above ...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP44E7P
Vehicle was towed in, cut off while driving. Checked spark was good 0 psi fuel pressure. Tested power and ground at pump wiring-good. Replaced fuel pump and filter(burned up pump due to plugged fuel filter). Have good fuel pressure now and vehicle won't run-no...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FTCR14U4T
I received this vehicle into the shop and customer wanted to replace lifter, because another shop recommended them. We listened for the noise and an engine noise which appears to be a noise similar to a lifter is heard on the upper part of the engine. the nois...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Radio,Gauges VIN: 1FTWW33F73
I have a strange one here. Cust. complaint is radio and Gauges go off and on while driving vehicle. I verified the complaint the radio and gauges both quit as if key was shut off then cycled back on with no other obvious issues such as engine stall etc.. I tes...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAHP71W24
this vehicle is a police crown victoria. It has no fuel pump operation, no injector pulse, no reference voltage to sensors at sensors and at processor. I have loaded all power and grounds at processer and all have passed with headlamp load. grounded check engi...
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L noise VIN: 2FMZA50254
Part theory, part advice: 04 Freestar, a month or so ago, presented with various evap codes, which led to the replacement of the purge valve assembly due to a faulty solenoid. Customer returned with a moaning noise, which I have traced to the new valve. First...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW14545
Hey techs. Got a customer that drives this pickup and says that it bucks/surges at times usually first thing in the morning but she has also complained that it does it when towing. I have drove this truck several times and never had it act up. No codes stored ...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L heat VIN: 1LNHM87A83
Hello and thanks. I have this Lincoln LS (aka a rebodied Jaguar S type) whose heating system doesn't work properly. I repaired the leaking/empty A/C system, but the heater remains as it was before the A/C repair. The system blows basically cool/cold air until ...
2009 Lincoln MKS 3.7L Abs VIN: 1LNHM94R19
Driver claims that brakes locked up on there own with out touching brake pedal. Did this several times in past year. We cannot find anything wrong with this car and Dealer cannot find problem either. Has anyone ever hear of this and fixed the problem I am stum...
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DU55P0V
Ford techs help! where is the dpfe sensor on this 5.0? alldata says it has one ford sold me one per vin. But i sure cant find it. This is the old 5.0 with the huge plenum. The egr system consists of a egr valve egr valve position sensor and a sol valve. I dont... Trouble codes: P0401 (Egr flow insuficient detected)

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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA51441
thanks to all who replied. i have not gotten this vehicle back to try any ideas to see if problem can be fixed. i will reply when i get van back. thanks.
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Instrument cluster VIN: 1FMNU41L43
Hello there and thanks to all that helped. The fix is in: When you run into this problem, disconnect the battery and short the cables together for a few minutes. Immediately upon hooking the battery back up, the radio, cluster and windows came back to life....
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L High Motor Temp VIN: 1FMCU95H15
Hello there and thanks for the help. The problem was a defective hybrid system water pump. The electric water pump is mounted at the bottom of the radiator support under the radiator. Easy to replace. Turn on the ignition and the pump should be whirring aw...
2010 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAHP3FN5A
Hi there and thanks for the help on this one. The fix was a new throttle body. Put it on, clear the KAM and off you go. Alex gave me some great advice.. Make sure only a Motorcraft air filter is installed, clean the MAF sensor, clear the KAM and that does ...
2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L extended crank time VIN: 5LMFU285X7
I finally got car back needing fuel. I took wave forms of the pump before and after filling up. For some reason, I can't seem to copy those shots into this message but I found no difference between the wave forms. The only difference I saw was the pump running...
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