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1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26FXR
This vehicle came in for a long crank. It is...about 12 seconds before ICP will build to the necessary 500 psi to start. Block off oil to both banks and the gauge shows near 5000 psi within 1-1/2 seconds. This indicates HPOP and IPR function are ok. Block ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Spark plug VIN: 1FTRX17W4Y
The truck came in with the spark plug blown out of cylinder #6. This is/was my first attempt at using the timesert repair kit. It seems while doing the last step, using the Insert Driver, I ran it too far into the insert, so that the threads of the driver are ...
2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L cruise control VIN: 2FTZF07302
This truck came to me with the cruise inop. I tried to run the cruse self test, and it will not enter the test. There are no codes in pcm. The strange part is the green cruise light on the instrument cluster will flash every 7 seconds when the key is on. It wi...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP34Z63
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this Focus with 141,000 miles on it. The vehicle came in for complaint that the vehicle lacks power when accelerating intermittently. The check engine light is also on with a code P1235 stored in the PCM memory, i... Trouble codes: P1235 (Fuel pump driver module out of range)
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP56U96
car came in for idle issues tested exhaust fuel pressure,smoke tested blocked egr have tried maf sensor everything seems to be in spec dpfe, cam sync, tps voltage. Short Fuel trims intermittently go to +45 and lg stay at 0 percent raising the idle does bring t... Trouble codes: P2197
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L no 4x4 low range no overdrive VIN: 1FTPW14V86
I would like to thank you guys ahead of time this truck has caused a lot of restless nights vehicle was bought at the auction so we have no history of former problems or any former history of repairs we do know that the manual position lever has been replaced ...
2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVFT80N47
Replaced harmonic balancer 6 months ago, it was coming apart but no codes. Vehicle came back with codes P061b, P1336, customer claiming vehicle bucking, surging and stalling. No real problem found but customer was willing to take a gamble at typical issues. Cl... Trouble codes: P061B, P1336 (Cam/Crank correlation)
2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L No throttle response VIN: 1LNHM82W65
I am a quite confused by this car. Customer said that the alternator was overcharging and he replaced it himself. As soon as he reconnected the battery, the car wouldn't accelerate past idle. It had the 3 codes listed above when it got to the shop and the litt... Trouble codes: P2104 (TAC system forced idle), P2110 (TAC system forced limited RPM), P2112 (TAC system stuck closed)
2006 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Power steering pressure hose VIN: 1LNFM87AX6
The customer complaint of a "pop" then lost power steering.We found "O" ring blown out of fitting at pump. We replaced the hose with aftermarket hose that we had to wait a week for. Ford had no pressure hose available in North America. The new hose leaked be...

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2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Valve Train VIN: 1FTPX12585
Thanks, guys, for the input. I would have LOVED to just install a reman and be done with the whole damn thing, but... one within the customer's price range was not available, and we were MORE than fair with him on the previous parts and labor (yum yum). The ...
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Key In Warning VIN: 1FMCU03188
As stated in the update, the issue appears to have been a somehow shortened acutating rod in the column lock module between the lock cylinder and the ignition switch. A perfectly satisfactory repair has been found by taking a trim fastener and sizing it to fi...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L engine VIN: 1LNHM87A91
The customer declined to do any further diagnostics on the vehicle. The next course of action would have probably been to unbolt the torque converter. It felt more like that kind of vibration but I will never know. Thanks for the replies.
2005 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55S85
this one is fixed.while the car was running I happened to lean on the under hood fuse box and the car sputtered and shut off.i unclipped the fuse box and tried to start car and sure enough it started,i then wiggled several wires and car shut off.what I found w... Trouble codes: P0191, P1223 (Fuel pump driver module off line).
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L wiper motor VIN: 2MHFM75V26
I fixed it! I removed the new motor & inspected it closly. I found 1 of the small pins in the center had bent over & was touching the pin next to it. I straightened the pin & reinstalled the new motor. Problem fixed. Strange that it involved the same circuit t...
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