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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Gauges VIN: 2FMZA5149X
All 4 gauges are erattic very intermittently. Seems to be worse at first start up, then almost never acts up. I pulled the cluster last week, but by the time I got it out, it was working fine, so I couldn't test further. Today it acts up, but straightens out b...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L electric thermostat VIN: 1FTYR10D82
First thanks to all who reply to this post. This truck came in with the usual thermostat code w/ lost of coolant and evidence of boiling over at degras res. Replaced themostat. T sat would not open. No circulation present at By pass hose at T stat housing, hos...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L intermittent no spark VIN: 1FMYU04172
this vehicle was here a couple weeks ago for a lean condition and now has returned for hard starting. another shop had replaced all o2 sensors, converters, mass air flow sensor and pcm and condition was still there so then he took it to the dealer and they tol...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33P04
truck cam in would run and idle just low on power and had code 2285 icp sensor problem . replaced icp with good one. no code on a 10 mile test drive but duty cycle on ipr was over 85 percent so my understanding is that truck should never go over 70 percent wit... Trouble codes: P2285
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSX20579
Bad knocking type noise from engine area, mostly when cold. Pretty loud deep knock but is erratic and doesn’t act like a rod, crank or piston noise. Goes away as engine warms up. With a stethoscope it is loudest at exhaust manifolds. Sometimes after noise has ...
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L radio VIN: 5LMFU68H65
When vehicle is put in reverse, the radio shuts off and video screen display goes black. As soon as you put selector in park in drive, neutral, in park again, the display screen and radio come back to life..we realize there is reverse mute function for the bac...
2005 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55S85
This car has been to several shops for a no start condition at times has 2 codes in it which i listed.one is for fuel pump driver module and the other is for fuel rail pressure sensor.the previous shop changed the module with no luck and also the fuel inertia ... Trouble codes: P0191, P1223 (Fuel pump driver module off line)

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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L rear of truck VIN: 1FTRX17W13
truck not fixed,here is what has happened.driveshaft was rebuilt with a new tube,it is one piece,both u joints.also pinion seal and torque were set at diff yoke.then one of the rear tires was balanced on a roadforce machine at a tire discounter,wheel is slight...
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FTRW12859
we are going to close this issue as of today - witht he replacemente of the VCT solenoids the failure mode went away ... so far no more complaints
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