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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hard Steering VIN: 1FTSW31F51
Replaced upper and lower ball joints. Relpaced ball joints on left, a second time, after finding a binding lower ball joint. After that i changed the power steering pump. Changed steering gear. Steering is stiff going down the road. When turning, it feels like...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L surging while driving VIN: 1FTPX14555
truck has a surge between 45-55 mph but not at all times, most commonly when pulling a hill, cylinder contrubtion test isnt really throwing me a steady failure. with 90,00 and never had a tune-up thats the direction im leaning with new coils and plugs but just...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Bounce steer VIN: 1FTSW21P55
This 4WD F250 has exhausted me, I'm overlooking something and cannot pinpoint. The steering wheel will move anytime the smallest bump is hit in the road. Hit a bigger bump and it feels like it wants to change lanes. I have read other posts about increasing cas...
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2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Rattle Noise VIN: 2FMDK49C47
Thank You in advance for the help. This vehicle has a very brief rattle noise in engine on cold start up, after overnight cold soak it will last 1-2 sec. after 4 hours cold soak it may or may not make noise, if so 1/2 - 1 sec. It sounds like timing chain noise...
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2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Throttle body VIN: 1FMEU73E67
Hey guys, This Explorer has a high idle after start up. Especially when a/c is on. Of course the driver has the thing in rev before the starter is done spinning. I know this because he showed me. He says it really clunks into gear and takes off pretty fast. I ...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM81W0X
I've been fighting this car for a week now and still am at ground zero. The customer complaint is that the Check Trac light will come on and the coolant temp gauge drops to zero. I've noticed that when the problem occurs there is also a drop in the engine spee...
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1993 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP44E7P
AFTER SPENDING ABOUT 2 DAYS ON AND OFF TESTING EVERY WIRE ON THIS HEAP,WE CONTACTED OUR LOCAL ELECTRONICS REBUILDER AND HAD THE PCM REPAIRED. PLUGGED IT IN THIS MORNING AND IT FIRED RIGHT UP.A BIG THANKS TO ALL REPLIES.
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU62X3Y
Thanks for all the help. Seems the connector is the problem, now have to try and track one down.
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Pats VIN: 1FTRX17L61
Thanks to all applied. All were very excellent answers and pretty much said the same things. We fixed this truck! Vehicle started and ran great after programming the new PCM with Ford's "as bulit" tear tag numbers. Once the PCM was loaded and calibration file ...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Brakes VIN: 1FTPX14545
Thanks for all the replies. Some said to bleed brakes again. We did no change until we used a brake flush machine to bleed brakes. Worked great. Customer is on the road again. Thanks al
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2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L power steering pump VIN: 1FAFP56U76
Hello all, this Taurus is finally out of my hair. After walking away for a day I went back to the basics. The noise was coming from the belt tensioner, this is where it gets strange, another shop replaced this with a gates part to try to solve the problem, I r...
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2008 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Light on all the time VIN: 1FTRX12W18
Thanks for all the help from everyone. I ended up going with a used RCM (yes I know and its not my normal practice) but with the price of a new one and not being 100% sure if there was anything else wrong in the system that could have caused it to short out (m...
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