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1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFE242XV
speedo works and computer is seeing vehicle speed. takes about 4 miles and resets light Trouble codes: P0500 (vss malfunction speedo works and scan tool shows MPH)
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High idle VIN: 1FTYR11U5W
Brothers in arms, this truck will idle as high as 3000rpm when driving, coming to a light and depress the clutch and idle can range from 2000 to 3000 rpm. changed tps, iac, cleaned throttle body, no vacum leaks and calibrated computer. Scanner shows all is wor...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1722W
Originally other tech had two plug wires crossed and dpfe not seated all the way in. Fixed those concerns, now it still has p0155 and p0135. Cleared codes, they come right back. Inspected wiring, no pinched or questionalbe wiring, unplugged both sensors,codes ... Trouble codes: P0155, P0135
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Lighting VIN: 2FMDA52215
The van was hit hard down the left side,from fender to rear panel. Costumer complained the interior lights would come on out of the blue. Also the cluster odomoter stopped lighting. He said it came back on twice then stopped altogether. We checked for loose co...

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1990 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 2FDLF47M6L
Thanks to all diesel experts for your help. I replaced the injection pump and fuel filter. After two days of test driving, the truck was returned to the customer. Thanks again, Steve
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Power Door Locks VIN: 1FTSS34F4Y
Hi Everyone, Thank You for all your help. What we found was the Keyless entry module was not getting power from the yellow/black wire. This was a constant power from the #35 fuse in the fuse block. Thank you for all your help.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Bounce steer VIN: 1FTSW21P55
Thanks to all who took the time to respond, it helped me find the problem. The pitman arm had a 2 inch drop, the stock one was straight. I still cannot believe how bad it drove with the 2 inch drop pitman. An easy way to indentify the problem is to make sure t...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L oil on glow plug VIN: 1FTSX20P86
Thank you for everyone's response. The consensus is that Oil on the glow plug is normal. I have reinstalled all components, including replacement parts, oil cooler and EGR cooler. Truck is running well. It no longer blows white smoke. Thank you again for the i...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No overdrive VIN: 1FTPW14537
I would like to thank all the techs who replied to my help request] Everyone was right on the common problems that they suggested, but unfortunately my transmission required full rebuild. The 3rd gear drum splines were stripped. Did remove the valve body mysel...
2007 Ford E-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation
I guess the back two spark plugs fowled out some how, maybe from the anti seize I put on the lower part of the plugs to keep them from sticking and breaking. I guess I will not use any anti seize on these plugs again.
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 5LMPU28LXW
The Ford Techs win. Will take 3 days to get the part and I still did not get an answer about the float problem.
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