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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Late/brutal shifts VIN: 1FTJW36F2V
Truck came to me with the complaint of late/hard shifts under mid/part throttle. WOT shifts seem normal. Installed Sonnax goodies as I have done many times in the past with great success. No dice on this one. Hooking scanner up the shifts are being commanded l...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6538W
Seems to be a recurring problem now - some condition still is triggering the fault code. Here is the Ford description. 'The Variable Camshaft Timing (VTC) solenoid effects the inlet camshaft timing only. The actuator is a helical spline type, which is engine ... Trouble codes: P1381 (Variable Cam Timing Over Advance Bank 1)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F31
This truck will start to die out intermittently. loss of power and check engine light comes on. code P1209 injection control pressure peak delta fault, and P1211 Icp pressure lower/higher then desired. truck was towed in 3 weeks ago no start and says it was ru... Trouble codes: P1209, P1211
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L long crank VIN: 1FDXE45F93
This one got handed to me after much work done, but this is what I know. Original complaint was no start hot, but it didn't start easily cold either, long crank. New, from Ford HPOP, IPR, ICP sensor. Fresh oil, full, engine oil pressure is good and builds righ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L low brake pedal VIN: 1FTPW14584
I have a low brake pedal , the customer says brakes just don't seem to stop the vehicle . all brake components are in good shape . the pedal does seems a bit soft but to me not excessive . my concern is getting the pedal a bit harder and getting the vehicle to...
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L compressor VIN: 1FMZK021X5
Customer called and said she got out to check the mail and heard a ticking sound.She brought it back in to us to check.The ticking sound is coming from the compressor.Pressure today at 85 is high 200 and low 40.You can hang meat in this thing.We replaced the c...
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Timing VIN: 1FMYU02156
We took the admisión crankshafts out to check the valve controlers. Now we cant find the right timing. This is a 4 cranckshafts engine and Michell on demand just says what to do when assembling and disasembling but not what to do when you miss everything. Plea...
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall, Misfire, high idle VIN: 1FAFP53U67
This car came in running bad cold and had a code for misfire on start up for #3 cylinder and died after start up. Plugs were bad and replaced coil and wires because had 165000 miles on it. It came back later with a stall after start up and had no high idle wha...

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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Gauges VIN: 2FMZA5149X
The bottom line with this vehicle is that it acts up so infrequent, and then only momentarily, that testing was basically impossible. Clusters on these vehicles are apparently troublesome and frequently fail requiring replacement. I was willing to try to fix t...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15U41
Fixed! We couldn't get the right tube from the aftermarket, so Ford sent us another one. The second one actually had the restrictor!. Truck has been down the road with no MIL for a few days now. Thankyou all very much! Trouble codes: P0401 (Egr flow), P1408 (Koer test flow).
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73E42
Customer has declined any further diagnostics. My apologies for the LTFT number given. The actual numbers were -1, -2. The EGR was disconnected and the intake was smoked again, revealing no leaks through the EGR valve itself. The vehicle was ran with the EGR b...
2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L cruise control VIN: 2FTZF07302
This one is fixed. Most of the replys talked about the BPP switch on the end of the master cyl, and the recall associated with it. That was the first thing I checked, as well as the powers and grounds. A from Georgia set me on the right path about checking ...
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